Best Albums of 2015
by Svetoslav Todorov of Indioteque

A-moral <BR>“Again and Again”

“Again and Again”

A-moral are a rock quintet hailing from Varna’s punk and hardcore scene.

But with their latest record, “Again and Again”, they’ve showed a wider range of influences.

♪♫ Listen: “Again and Again” + album stream

A-moral on Bandcamp, Facebook, www.

Comasummer <BR>“Out of The Sun” EP

“Out of The Sun” EP

Comasummer made their live debut just a year ago. Their music is a rare case for Sofia’s scene: they’re marked by psychelic rock and their visual aesthetics rely on the 60’s/early 70’s.

Already making some noise outside of Bulgaria, their first EP “Out of The Sun” has been released by the US label Custom Made Music.

♪♫ Listen: “Hurricane Love” + album stream

Comasummer on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud.

Doesn’t Frogs <BR>“Egotripping” EP

Doesn’t Frogs
“Egotripping” EP

Like some other bands on this list, Doesn’t Frogs also are into recreating creatively the past, but in the noise rock/shoegaze section, which makes them quite a rarity for the local music in terms of influences.

While you should check out their new EP, “Egotripping”, be sure to catch them live if they’re ever near your town.

♪♫ Listen: “A Is Enough” + album stream

Doesn’t Frogs on Bandcamp, Facebook, YouTube.

Hayes & Y <BR>“The Only Thing Worse Than an Overpriced Bottle of Water” EP

Hayes & Y
“The Only Thing Worse Than an Overpriced Bottle of Water” EP

Hayes & Y present indie pop clearly influenced by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian (with whom they played at Spirit of Burgas’ main stage) and Kings of Leon.

Currently based in London, they released their debut EP, followed up in September with “The Only Thing Worse Than an Overpriced Bottle of Water”.

♪♫ Listen: “Special” + album stream

Hayes & Y on Soundcloud, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, www.

Koka Mass Jazz <BR>“Groovy Jam Shoes”

Koka Mass Jazz
“Groovy Jam Shoes”

Koka Mass Jazz is a side funk project by Konstantin Katzarski, part of Bluba Lu – one of the first Bulgarian avant-garde/experimental bands of the 90’s.

Having released a great new album “Groovy Jam Shoes” last year, it is probably the very first local project that got a play at BBC 6.

♪♫ Listen: “Keep The Groove” + album stream

Koka Mass Jazz on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter.

Nasekomix <BR>“Giants and Dwarves”

“Giants and Dwarves”

It won’t be an understatement to say that Nasekomix are quite a unique case: they take it from jazz to trip hop and folktronica.

Almost 15 years after they started playing together, last year they released their long-awaited second LP, “Giants and Dwarves”.

♪♫ Listen: “Middle Finger Class” + “New Time Comes

Nasekomix on Soundcloud, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter.

The Black Swells <Br>“Dead Lovers Club” EP

The Black Swells
“Dead Lovers Club” EP

Another newly formed band from Sofia, The Black Swells mixes noise with psychedelic and garage twist.

Apart from releasing a great EP last year, “Dead Lovers Club”, in November they also supported NYC noise rock heroes A Place To Bury Strangers.

♪♫ Listen: “Murder Ballad” + album stream

The Black Swells on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Facebook.