To be fair, it was a genuine struggle to come up with stuff to include. And other than Mercury Girls, there doesn’t seem to be anything that exciting around at the minute… Even Anorak Forums, my usual source for indie pop, has been particularly dead this year.
Mercury Girls said that they were still working on their album at the end of January and that’s the last they mentioned it. Hopefully something will appear soon.
A few more additions:
Japanese indie pop that popped up on my bandcamp feed: https://jigsawrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pzl124-cattle-slow-sailor-ep (released on the always reliable jigsaw records).
Scrappy british indie pop released on odd box: https://suggestedfriends.bandcamp.com/track/chicken
Pop punk/indie pop in the vein of joyride! https://deadbrokerekerds.bandcamp.com/album/mopeless
Laid back indie pop: https://thanksforcoming.bandcamp.com/album/sspplliitt-e-p
Lo-fi Spanish indie pop/pop punk: https://okimoki.bandcamp.com/track/picnic-on-my-bed
Also, can’t believe I forgot about the Sacred Paws’ album. it’s good, although nothing is as good as ‘everyday’:
(has a better song been released in the past year?)