The Awesomelies
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"The Awesomelies"

Sometimes, writing a blog can pay absolute dividends. On occasion, you get something to review that's so bloody good you spend a week listening to it in sheer wonder of the lovable swoon-sass of the songs.

Formed in Athens, GA, The Awesomelies offer a bleepy, plink-plop pop that's never short of charm or sass. The boy and girl doing the boy-girl vocals are Becky and Ian, and with a brand of fizzy surfy pop EVEN I can dance to, you know they are on to a winner.

Their download album 'Make Way' is full of short, snappy little statements of intent.
The stand out track is the bratty, hook laden 'I object to your room'. Its clappy beats and organ strokes (ooh er missus) that seem to be machine made for swinging hips too. Marvelous.
Elsewhere, the prouder than proud 'We do all the best stuff' is as sneery and arrogant as cardigan wearing indiepop gets (ie not very). Imagine a one of those hip-hop bragging battles in library and you re half way there.
The relatively epic 'The Check deposit' is chanty ode to making tapes off the radio that somehow turns into an almost dance rap song that would sound simply brilliant on a long car journey.
'Grids of California' is probably that straightest pop song here, with lots of subtle hooks and a drop off ending that leaves you wanting more.

They seem to be have been sent purely to cheer us all up. WE ARE AWESOME they state on the prickly 'Like Youre Awesome'. And its really hard not to agree. - brill dream (

"Make Way for The Awesomelies"

I'm not sure if they waited for The Besties to break up before revealing their true magnificence, but the Awesomelies are awesome, as they say in that there America.

They're from Athens, Georgia, and are Becky Lovell and Ian Rickert, who, between them have been in Bands That I've Never Heard Of like Folklore, Fairmount Fair and New Socks (which is actually a really nice name for a band, isn't it?)

The reason I'm telling you all this is that the Awesomelies have a free album to download called Make Way, and it's full of bouncy, primitive, hypnotic synth-pop songs that you can download for no money at all. Well, what you should do, of course, is donate at their band camp website, but I bet you don't.

"We'll definitely have more new music later this year after I move back to Athens," Becky told me. Cant wait. - A Layer of Chips (


MAKE WAY (2009)



Athens & Geneseo were having a fight. The Awesomelies came and made everything right.