Founded in Colchester by brothers George and Johnny Marriott, PET NEEDS are the band Britain needs right now. With a clutch of anti-anthems inspired by the disastrous job interviews, self-destruction and river journeys on inflatable kayaks that have defined their lives, their idiosyncratic lyrics and an effusive spirit have seen […]
Fort Worth, TX based, heavy rock / metal band LOCKJAW is back with the official music video for their newest single, “Living in My Head”. Produced by Chris Collier (Korn, KMX) and the video directed by Jeremy Peterson, “Living in My Head” premiered on popular, taste-making YouTube channel Space Untravel! […]
Reminiscent of hazy nightlife and the romance that can spark from it, Let’s Go Out is the ferocious new offering from Southampton rockers REGENT. Beginning with thundering drums and powerful guitar riffs, the track doesn’t hold back in its velocity, making for a release that grabs you instantly, and kicks […]
Tony Bucci, the singer and guitarist behind Broken Field Runner, has spent the past three years working on a musical self-portrait. Instead of one full album, though, Bucci has sought to capture the different sides of his songwriting in three distinct EPs. On 2020’s BROKEN, Bucci worked closely with Jo-Jo […]
Sage are a difficult-to-define indie band from Orlando, FL. They take influence from artists like Steely Dan, D’Angelo, and Cosmo Pyke — forming a deep and soulful sound that shines through in Dom Gabasan’s raw vocals and swanky guitar, Adam Sage’s fat bass licks, and Ian Matheson’s too-funky rhythms. Watch […]
BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Strike Me.” ‘Strike Me’ was recorded in our sessions for our self-titled album (released in 2021) at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and we had the privilege to add the background singing of the world famous McCrary Sisters […]
Chicagoland-based indie blues/rock band Mudflower announce their single, “Another Way,” from their forthcoming EP Flore, to be released 2/25/22. “Hitting all of the right spots about alienation, just like grunge rock did 30 years ago, “Another Way” was born of frustration, of feeling disassociated, and the dream of a world […]
Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released their debut single, “Far.” Featuring heavy, classic rock guitar riffs, funk basslines, and soaring vocals, “Far” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming, Kevin Elson (JOURNEY, MR. BIG) produced, debut LP, Close to the Sun, due out in early […]
London-based label Happy Robots Records has announced the forthcoming release of the sophomore album ‘Music for Underwater Supermarkets’ by Brooklyn-based electronic artist Roman Angelos. This ten-track collection paints a sonic dreamscape where the mundane act of grocery shopping meets the future. A dreamy aquatic meditation that is an ode to […]
ASTRID are a Scottish guitar pop band formed by songwriters and childhood friends, Willie Campbell & Charlie Clark. Relocating from the Scottish Hebrides to the mainland, they quickly became a prominent fixture of the Glasgow indie scene in the 1990s, playing shows with peers like Belle & Sebastian and Edwyn […]
Last year, Tachys released the two singles ‘When The World Wakes Up’ & ‘Signify’, with BBC 6 Music calling ‘When The World Wakes Up’ – “absolutely brilliant” and Under The Radar “an anthem for our times”. Now Tachys return with their third single “Magenta”. ‘Magenta’ is a sludgy, mumbly song […]
Renowned Japanese producer Lycoriscoris has released a remix of KARMACODA’s single, ‘Make Me The One’ on the 17th of December via Sola Musa Music. The remix will also be featured on KARMACODA’s upcoming Remixes EP which will be released on the 11th of February 2022 and will also feature remixes […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Tom Tikka, Eternal Frequency, Telefís w/ Jah Wobble, Sick Century & Rabid Hood.
In a year that saw much of the music industry in lockdown, Tom Tikka took advantage of the downtime by releasing no less than 2 EPs and a Christmas single as Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps, in addition to 2 more singles with his pop duo, The Impersonators. One […]
Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released a dark, cinematic, sci-fi imbued official music video for their newest single, “Step Up.” Produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio, the music video for “Step Up” was directed and edited by Tom Flynn. “’Step Up’ is […]
The third single from the debut Telefís album ‘a hAon’ sees members Jacknife Lee and Cathal Coughlan collaborate with legendary post-punk bass maestro Jah Wobble (Public Image Limited, Invaders Of The Heart). Telefís (the Irish Gaelic word for Television, pronounced Tele-feesh) unites two acclaimed Irish iconoclasts – producer Garret “Jacknife” […]
Pennsylvania based rock band SICK CENTURY has released the official music video for their 6th release, a gritty cover of the iconic 1995 WHITE ZOMBIE hit single, “More Human than Human.” Produced by Paint The Light Productions, “More Human than Human” is the band’s sixth release. “We didn’t really plan […]
Rabid Hood is a melodious Hard Rock band from Vestland/Norway. The band has extensive experience in the Metal and Rock n Roll stage with members from Helheim, ex-Taake, Trelldom, Nattverd, Aventyr and Spitfire ++. Spiteful is produced by Beau Hill Music Production ( Alice Cooper, Europe, Ratt , etc. Watch […]
British dance-pop duo Spray present their clever and concept-packed single ‘The Big Idea’ from their new 12-track album ‘Ambiguous Poems About Death’, newly released via Manchester’s Analogue Trash label. Packed full of acerbic wit with tongue firmly in cheek when needed for maximum effect, this album will delight fans new […]
Executed with a mesh-like precision, it’s a clash of stuttering electronics, coruscating beats and razored riffs and serves as an adrenaline-pulsing first peek into their forthcoming second LP. Spasming with a feverish unpredictability and shadowed with an overarching sense of solitude, “Fog” was written during an extended period of isolation […]
Austin, TX based Hip Hop / Rap duo SSB has released the official music video for their C-Lance produced single, “Insane,” with Miami Florida based, ¡MAYDAY! co-founder BERNZ. Shot in Austin, Texas at Gnar Bar, Flamingo Cantina, Spitshine Studios, and various locations around 6th St., “Insane” is off of the […]
Multi instrumentalist Mark Remmington returns following his much applauded debut solo release “12 Weeks” | In his second album project Mark shifts up a gear from singer-songwriter mode to full electronic prog-pop virtual band under the working title “SOFANAUTS” Mark’s debut saw him performing all the instruments in addition to […]
Stefano is a singer, songwriter and piano virtuoso who fuses soul, pop and classical for an enthralling musical journey. The talented songwriter’s music is marked by hope, love and connection in the aim to heal. Born in Soveria Mannelli, Italy, Stefano took to music at an early age and began […]
Energetic folk songs mix perfectly in with story driven melodies and intricate harmonies. They are passionate con men who have survived through music by busking on the streets and gigging since the band’s inception. This has led to them playing all across Canada in most major cities including Victoria, Vancouver, […]
Toronto-based, avant- garde artist Wrené aims to defy the constraints of conventional music and adopts a dark, ethereal, and surreal aesthetic with the release of her video, “Hideous” from her EP, Dark Matter. ““Hideous” explores a world of contradictions. Wrené’s celestial alt pop vocals meet grinding electronics, while the lyrics […]
Austin-based, Adult alternative bi-sexual artist, Adrian Conner announces the new track/video “Victoria.” “The song is a little more melodic, smooth, and bluesy than the rowdy, bombastic rock n’ roll you’ve come to expect from Conner over the last two decades since she made her glorious debut. That typical punk rock […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Mark Remmington, Stefano May, Walker and Wylde, Wrené & Adrian Conner.
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. PPS The Writah, pMad, MYKA, Blacklite District & Last Train to Tokyo.
He was born and raised in Senegal (West Africa). PPS is as it were in work in progress, it never stops in its musical quest, it loves live and Senegalese percussions hence the name and color of its last project «MADE IN GALSEN» released in early 2019, a live project […]
Paul Dillon is a solo artist named pMad. He started out with writing and playing with The Suicidal Dufflecoats. Now a member of The Greeting & his solo project pMad.Covid-19 strikes and Paul sets up ‘The Best of Irish Indie’ on Facebook running a series of ‘Best of Irish’ polls […]
There is an unmistakable feeling of vulnerability when hearing MYKA’s dynamic vocals and self-reflective lyrics. Defined by his experiences in his late teens and early twenties, his tender demeanor is colored through his obvious soul searching, both musically and personally. MYKA’s use of innovative angles and unpredictable direction prove that […]
South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known as BLACKLITE DISTRICT, has released the official music video for his newest single, “Clear Skies.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC with additional production assistance by Red Stop Productions, “Clear Skies” is the second single off of the […]
Originally started in 2015 with two brothers, Aki, Tat, and drummer, Wes, they went from covering Japanese pop-punk songs for fun to producing original music. Over the course of 5 years, our music has evolved to incorporate variety of different genres and sounds (Neo Soul, Jazz, Indie, Electronic, Pop, Rock). […]
Award-winning pop trio KARMACODA have shared the hand-animated video for their mellow track, ‘Lo-Fi Girl’. The video was animated by Shubhranshu and Shephali at the Entangled Studio in India. The song is taken from their latest album, Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire released on the 2nd July via Sola […]
Trail-blazing producer Matilde Davoli has shared the video for her captivating single, ‘Glitch At Dark’, lifted from her latest album, Home released on the 5th of November via Loyal To Your Dreams. The monochromatic artistic video was created by David Chambriard. The album marks Matilde Davoli’s return to the industry […]
The fourth North Atlantic Explorers’ album, ‘Night Owls,’ touts an undercurrent of sadness, beauty, and atmospherics. The songs are diverse and sophisticated, encompassing elements of classic pop, orchestral, ’60s psychedelia, and a mid ’70s understated groove. The meshing of grandiose choral harmonies, a horn section, and extended improvisational jams alongside […]
The latest work from the alias of Scottish solo songwriter and producer Joshua Mackenzie is an understated, melancholy pop masterclass. Written and recorded at his home studio deep in the Highlands of Scotland and loosely inspired by the peerless score of the 2010 film Drive, “Somebody New” is a spacious […]
Well-known music producer and composer Jacob Olofsson has wrapped up 2021 by releasing his latest single, ‘Epilogue’ on the 3rd of December, the fourth release under his Olovson alias. The single is taken from his upcoming album, slated for release in early 2022 via his own imprint 1136 Diamond. The […]
UK-based progressive metal trio LestWeForget rejuvenates the band’s status with the forceful new single – “Sleepwalking”! Representing the group’s approach to creating complex, musically elevated progressive compositions in a cohesive manner, “Sleepwalking” represents the tale of Icarus through its hard-driven, elevating concept, energy and performance that clearly showcase the already […]
London artist Alice SK’s new single “Run Away” is a striking vintage-noir track about being trapped in our minds and how this can lead to us being our own worst enemy. Alice’s haunting, soulful voice sounds classic yet modern through the influence of cultural icons, such as Ella Fitzgerald & […]
LE CYGNE NOIR returns with an alternative to the traditional seasonal cheer – and instead offers ‘Last Christmas’, a reflective take on the festive season. Inspired by the iconic Julianne Regan from ‘All About Eve’ fame, as well as the social and personal concerns we have all faced, the ballad […]
Swedish-Australian indie pop outfit Tiny Fighter presents their new album ‘Rewind’, following the release of the lead single ‘Rewind’ with its relaxed sun-brazing video, was created by filmmaker Christian Rutegård, together with frontwoman Therese Karlsson. For this album, Tiny Fighter worked with multi-Grammy award winning producer Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Opeth, […]
Dmitry Wild presents his new single ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ after a brief pandemic-inspired pause since releasing three singles in 2020. Here we find him immersed in his trademark blend of 70’s vintage rock, mixed with garage rock and punk ethos. Together with the B-side ‘Summer of 2021’, it will be […]
Carr Jam – 21 is a project to celebrate the legacy of the late Eric Carr (KISS 1980-1991). Eric tragically passed away 30 years ago, and we wanted to do something special. Together with some of the most well-known and KISS inspired musicians, we have recorded 2 songs written by […]
Renowned producer and DJ Joris Delacroix has released his latest single, ‘Homie’ on the 30th of November via SmallFishBigSea. Well-known for his deep house sound, the producer is constantly evolving and currently exploring the world of techno. Joris Delacroix has performed live at Cercle’s Rooftop Performance series and earned over […]
Drug Couple is Miles and Becca Robinson. They used to be a “Brooklyn band”, until they moved to the Vermont countryside. They got married, grow marijuana, like country and American indie rock, and don’t particularly miss the city. They left NYC on Friday, March 13th, 2020 for a wedding planning […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Elektro Guzzi, The Gulps, Abji George, Jessica Wilde & Insolace.
Astonishing live techno trio Elektro Guzzi have released their latest single, ‘Prototyp’ on the 26th of November. The single is taken from their upcoming LP, Triangle, slated for release on the 18th of March 2022 via their own imprint, Palazzo. The trio have received written support from renowned publications Resident […]
Mirroring the breathless post/punk score of “Stuck In The City” with visuals of a heart-stopping intensity and searing performance footage, it offers further credence to McGee’s claim that The Gulps are “the best band I’ve signed since Oasis”. Speaking about the video and the decision to film in Soho, The […]
Abji George, is a multifaceted self taught soul Singer- songwriter from Pune, he has been performing from the age of 16 and over the years has performed in various venues in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Mysore. He was featured on couple of Sofar Sessions in Pune which was streamed Live […]
London’s Jessica Wilde is proving one of the UK’s hottest new talents right now, with a string of sizzling singles that have lit up BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and gained serious press praise from the likes of Complex, Clash, The Independent and many more. Her eager Instagram following […]
Providing immersive, magnetic and captivating atmosphere through its enthralling essence, “Maybe It’s Just Me” is the latest installment (following the expressive “Calm”) of Insolace’s notable creativity, which continues to establish the formation’s undeniable talent to present emotionally-charged and engaging compositions. Embracing musical influences outside any specific immediate genre, this single […]
Rising electronic producer dj poolboi has released his latest single, ‘la nuit n’en finit plus’ featuring the award-winning singer Clio on the 26th of November. The song is a cover of the hit French single, originally by Petula Clark and earned millions of plays since it was first released in […]
British synth-based dance-pop electro duo Spray present their new album ‘Ambiguous Poems About Death’, released via Manchester’s Analogue Trash label on November 26, having previewed three tracks from this clever and catchy 12-track collection – ‘Hammered In An Airport’, ‘Félicette (Space Cat)’ and ‘Blurred In The Background’. Spray is music-addict […]
Bristol-based Avant indie pop outfit Modesty Blaise are ending 2021 in a blaze of Christmas delight with their new single ‘I’ll Be Home For Xmas’, out on November 26. They present their festival message in a buoyant poptastic festive video, produced by Dorothy Collins with support from cinematographer M.M. Van […]
Hello Cosmos are a Manchester-based band and collective of creatives. A four piece at their core, the band are led by songwriter and bass player Ben Robinson, the founder of the celebrated bluedot & Kendal Calling festivals. Also featuring the talents of mainstay members Angela Chan on viola/synths/vocals (notably a […]
The message of the lead single is fixing our mistakes and essentially freeing us with that one thing that brings us all together, is Love. (only with hard rock guitars, and a bad ass “bring it on baby” attitude! Frank Palangi is an indie rock recording artist homegrown from Upstate […]
Releasing their forthcoming self-titled debut album, Manchester’s most uplifting cacophonous craftsmen Chew Magna, are serving up their own alt-rock antidote to lifelessness in the modern age with the ironically titled new single ‘Listless’ – complete with an unsettling self-made Lynchian-meets-Bo Burnham inspired video. “Listless is mostly about wasting an abundance […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Dar.Ra, Fischer King, Lani Renaldo, NHOAH f. Komi T. & Dario Margeli.
This is the brand new track from Dar.Ra. The new EP should be out in mid December, 2021. Watch our latest “Fastracks” video podcast to discover more new indie tracks. SUBMIT A TRACK PODCAST ARCHIVES
Los Angeles based producer and composer Fischer King creates pitch-black alternative pop, with influences that range from James Blake and Nine Inch Nails to Claude Debussy and Herbie Hancock. As a child he forged an early love for tense, bombastic classical music before diving headfirst into the punk rock and […]
Los Angeles based artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Lani Renaldo artfully fuses a diverse mix of grunge rock, bedroom pop and experimental sounds for a wildly eclectic and progressive swirl of cathartic ecstasy. Inspired by artists such as Tame Impala, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Hayley Williams, and SZA, as well as producers […]
When I composed ‘Wonderland‘ I knew it was going to be a really powerful track, so I needed a really powerful artist to make it perfect. Immediately I thought of Komi T. a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. In an inspired studio session we recorded the track. His performance blew […]
Through the years, Dario’s music has morphed into music that serves the purpose of promoting spiritual teachings and life lessons. His music doesn’t reflect anger, because it’s best not to add more anger to this already sick world. During the day, he works in the office but finds time in […]
Kashmira Khot, 21, is a singer-songwriter from Pune, India(Born and brought up in Mumbai for the first 13 years). Started training for Indian light+Classical music as a child, however, inspired by Western music for most years. Started performing in open mics etc from 2017, in Pune itself. I’ve been writing […]
Rock solo artist The Kut (PhD) has announced a US distribution deal with Amplified (Alliance / AMPED / MNRK), for her hotly anticipated second album and released a brand new video single ANIMO. Premiered on Johnny Doom’s show on Kerrang! Radio, ANIMO means ‘courage’ or ‘spirit. The single and accompanying […]
Indie-pop duo JUNG shared the video for their latest single, ‘Somebody Like You’, shot in Spain. The single is taken from their latest EP, She which was released on 29th October via Universal Music Sweden. ‘Somebody Like You’ has previously received support from CLASH Magazine and already earned hundreds of […]
Post-punk swamp-goth rockers Inca Babies have released their new single ‘Crawling Garage Gasoline’, the title itself reflecting the imaginative gritty sound that the Manchester-based death rock / post punk outfit have become known for in the decades since forming in 1983. This single comes with b-side ‘Grunt Cadillac Hotel’. The […]
Pop phenomenon Agnes shares the energetic track, ‘Love And Appreciation’, taken from her recently released highly anticipated album Magic Still Exists on 22nd October via Universal Music Sweden. On the LP, listeners will find the previously released single ‘Here Comes The Night’ as well as several other phenomenal hits. After […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Michael Wilford “Rattle My Bones” (f. Sail Cassady), Telefís, Vini Vicious, Laszlo Jones & Jenn Vix.
Michael Wilford is an exciting new face in the Canadian music scene. Michael grew up in Smithers, British Columbia, a little mountain town filled with folk music and protest songs. He credits his exposure to world-class artists in a small-town setting as one of his major inspirations to pick up […]
London-based Dimple Discs will release the debut album from Telefís (the Irish Gaelic word for Television, pronounced Tele-feesh), a collaboration between producer/ mixer/ composer Garret “Jacknife” Lee (U2, R.E.M., Modest Mouse, The Cars, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Crystal Castles, Editors, Taylor Swift) and singer-songwriter Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, The Fatima Mansions […]
After performing and recording as a trio for two years, guitarist Gil Meza joined in 2020, a move that catapulted the band into a very fruitful period, writing a new album which was recently recorded in Tel Aviv, due to come out in December 2021. Following substantial airplay on FM […]
Freedom seems to be the word that best describes Laszlo’s music and himself as an artist. He released his first record called “Banana Nation” in France in 2011, with Universal Music, achieving a fair critical and commercial success locally, and topping a million views with his video “Download Me I’m […]
Iconic alternative pop artist Jenn Vix is back with an impactful new single for our times, titled ‘PTSD’. On this single, which offers a glimpse into her personal experience with the diagnosis and life with this disorder, she worked with Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, […]
Boston-based Alt rock project My Silent Bravery announces his poppy, radio-friendly track “The Reason,” a follow up to the sizzling summer release, “Spark Up the Fire”, which charted in the top 20 of the Germany Alternative Charts. Receiving praise from Wonderland, Tweety High, PopWrapped, V13.net, Music Addict, and more, central […]
Bern, Switzerland based Alternative Rock band Epicentrum was formed in Spring 2019. Epicentrum had their first release One Fine Day in 2021. One Fine Day is a single off their debut LP Discrepancy. Dynamic structures, dramatic songwriting and emotional vocals. That’s what the four Bernese do. Their sound is characterized […]
Growing up in the outskirts of New York City, Rachel Grae dissected music like an archeologist — digging into lyrics, and turning over melodies. When she started writing her own music she set her intention with clarity, embracing imperfection as a means to investigate vulnerability in all its forms. Rachel […]
Youngstown based band Highland Rose consists of Tyler Lisko, Danny Zoltani, Marky Spat, and Jesse Delorenzo. Formed in 2014, they have paved an impressive path before them. With opening spots for Puddle of Mudd, Mr Big, Red Sun Rising, and so many more they are ready to make an impact […]
UK-based producer Aiden Francis released his latest single, ‘Elegy’ on the 5th of November via Houseum Records. The single is taken from his upcoming EP, Mezzanine which is slated for release on the 26th of November and will also be available on vinyl. Aiden Francis has already been supported by […]
Cinematic singer-songwriter Hannah Schneider has released her latest single, ‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ on the 5th of November. The single is the first to be shared from her upcoming album Ocean Letters which will be released in September 2022 via Midnight Confessions. The singer is one […]
From Los Angeles collaborations with Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Wilson Phillips to gigs in English seaside towns and Melbourne grunge clubs, “Gotta Get Out” draws on Fagan’s unique musical journey. Written over one surreal, trippy day, its three-part harmony and Tame Impala-inspired drums evoke Fagan’s striving to “get out […]
Bristol-based indie-pop duo Firewoodisland released their latest single, ‘Snow (Dripping Woollen Jumpers)’ on the 29th of October via Warner Music UK. The end of 2020 saw Firewoodisland release a delicate cover of Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’ which was featured in an Airbnb advert in both the US and Canada. The duo […]
“This song holds a special place in my heart,” says Ian. “While tracking guitars at Splendor 2 in Los Angeles, one of the legendary producers there lent us a vintage Gibson SG to use for the leads and rhythm. I could tell when I played it that there was magic […]
Gary Hector is a singer-songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago in The Caribbean. The former leader and frontman for seminal rock n roll bands ODDFELLOWS LOCAL and JOINTPOP, Hector is now on a solo career and will simply be known as, GARY HECTOR. Trinidad and Tobago is home to the music […]
Swedish synthwave maestro Waveshaper has premiered the video for ‘The Phantom Machine (Film Edit)’ via NewRetroWave. The single was released on the 22nd of October via Waveshaper Music Production. The track is an extended version for the upcoming short film The Phantom Machine directed by Jendo Shabo, while the original […]
With a twisting narrative cast in neon and shadow, Gathering of Strangers’ latest unfurls a tale of primal passions and romantic power-struggles, as a couple find themselves locked in a love-game where nobody wins. As the band’s front man Conor Rabone says: “”Cherry Red” is a tale of your love/hate […]
Taking inspiration from the seminal songbooks of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and the masterful melodies of their many Britpop acolytes, REGENT revel in the works of those past masters and carry their mantle on to a new generation. The Southampton based four-piece have been hailed as the rockers […]
Indie-folk artist Aisha Badru builds atmospheric soundscapes deeply rooted in nature, spirituality, family and homecoming. Her dynamic new The Way Back Home EP is due out December 3 via Nettwerk Records. The new single “Rooted,” a spacious sound bath of atmospheric synths and meditative vocals, honors the transformation she had […]
Toronto’s premiere buzz band, Wine Lips, have just released their latest full-length LP Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party on Montreal’s Stomp Records. Fans of psych, punk and garage rock will be salivating over this 11 track platter which delivers ferocious performances showcasing the band’s knack for tight beats, slick harmonies, […]
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Aisha Badru, Wine Lips, Camielle, Jack Wakeman & The Dreamstriders and Ivory Blue.
Camielle was born in Los Angeles, so it should come as no surprise that she gravitated towards the Entertainment Business. At age eighteen, she had landed a role in her first movie. Over the next decade, Camielle was Featured in more than a dozen films, and TV shows, including NBC’s […]
Described by Wakeman as “a song of apocalyptic optimism”, his latest single was written about an intense fear of space he developed in the grip of a mental breakdown; a strange two weeks in which he couldn’t physically open the curtains for fear of being overwhelmed by the sky. As […]
Kansas City, MO singer / songwriter IVORY BLUE has released their newest single, a guitar driven gem with yearning melodies and a challenge to face growth titled “Good Changes.” Exuding both an optimistic hope and hard-won satisfaction, “Good Changes” is the newest revelation from the stunning artist’s upcoming, debut LP, […]
Charged with an electrostatic frisson and fired with an incisive sense of urgency, The Gulps deliver an opening gambit that commands your attention. A visceral punk/rock track for our times, “Stuck In The City” is a song about the slow death of a society which crumbles before our very eyes. […]
Indie-pop duo JUNG released their latest EP She on 29th October via Universal Music Sweden. On the EP, listeners will also find the laid-back song, ‘Sweet October’. This follows their single ‘Somebody Like You’ which received support from CLASH Magazine and also features on the upcoming EP. Since their debut […]
Renowned synthwave producer Highway Superstar has released his latest single, ‘Pangea’ on the 29th of October. The single is taken from his upcoming album, Contraband which will be released on the 19th of November via Dive Into Music. The producer has provided official remixes for both Samantha Fox and St. […]
Indie synth-pop project Tee Dee Dees has released his sophomore single, ‘Slim Bears’ on the 22nd of October via Alaska Music. The single follows the release of ‘War’ which premiered via CLASH Magazine and is taken from his upcoming album, 1^2=1 which was produced by Ben Shopen and is scheduled […]
Atlanta, GA based rock band THE RELICS has released the official music video for “Standing Tall.” Directed by Fernando Flores, “Standing Tall” is the inspiring new single from the band and was produced by John Briglevich (Fozzy, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’). “Standing Tall is a rock anthem! It’s the kind of […]
British avant pop artist Nick Hudson, presents his new single ‘The Florist’ from his new 8-track ‘K69996ROMA:EP’. Co-written with Kianna Blue (The Academy of Sun), this song proposes a kind of metaphysical tabula rasa as the protagonist self-immolates in a flower shop, and then ascends. Hudson is on synths, programming, […]
Preview 5 new indie tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Andrea Ev, Cuffed Up, Inca Babies, Martin Callingham & The Neverlutionaries.
Indie/Bedroom Pop songwriter based out of Italy for lovers of: decadent lo-fi alt-Pop. Former singer & guitarist of experimental psychedelic band 1997EV gone solo. This is his second single. Watch our latest “Fastracks” video podcast to discover more new indie tracks. SUBMIT A TRACK PODCAST ARCHIVES
On the track, vocalist Ralph Torrefranca explains, ““Terminal” is the most personal song I’ve ever written. I suffer from serious health OCD that is borderline crippling at times. I wanted to write a song that projects the anxiety & irrational thoughts that my body & mind go through during my […]
Post-punk swamp-goth rockers Inca Babies are back with a new collection of tunes, drawn from their irresistibly favourite areas of sonic imagination. In November, the Manchester trio will release their eighth studio album ‘Swamp Street Soul’. Ahead of this, they present lead track ‘Walk In The Park’. With a walking […]
Martin Callingham is a writer and musician from Bristol, UK. He has been melting audiences into a puddle with his intimate delivery and beautifully crafted songs since 2016’s ‘Tonight We All Swim Free’. The album found admirers around the world and gained acclaim from major press and radio like BBC […]
The Neverlutionaries’ self-titled LP and moves through trippy, heavy and textural sound with thought invoking lyrical delivery that nods to rock and soul. Being a huge lover of the shoegaze genre for years, the distinctive alternative musical style eventually and inevitably crept into Wells’ sound. Pulling together a veritable who’s […]
It’s no accident that the name Timothy Eerie is so close to Timothy Leary; this Orlando, Florida-based project is the aural equivalent of two tabs and a trip down the rabbit hole. This day-glo rock ‘n’ roller has been kicking around the underground since his first release in 2017, and […]
Leezy released her newest single today, “Girls Like You” — her first track since “Crybaby” in 2020. This song is another of many that Leezy has written recounting her real life experiences as a latinx, bisexual, teenage drug addict (though she celebrated two years of sobriety this week). Leezy is […]
Kristin Allen-Farmer, aka Dream Tonic, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, singer, arranger and producer. As a classically trained pianist with an appetite for dance music, Dream Tonic’s style of approaching composition is an eclectic blend of two seemingly diverse worlds. Dream Tonic’s musical work is both dreamy and gritty. With […]
With several albums, eps and singles published by different labels from around the world, Ivan Muñoz (also known as Vigilante) is one of the most important electronic music artists and DJs from Chile. His mix of electronic music and rock has already achieved worldwide recognition and gave him the opportunity […]
Bloom Twins are featured on Purple Disco Machine’s track ‘Opposite Of Crazy’ from his latest album Exotica, released on 15 October via Sweat It Out. The twins have worked with several major names in the industry including Diplo, Zhu, Elderbrook, Ben Bohmer, Laura Pergolizzi, Duran Duran, Seal, Nile Rodgers and […]
Mesmerizing melodic deep house producer Lycoriscoris is sharing the title track of his most recent album, Chiyu, released on the 27th of March via Anjunadeep. With his captivating sound, Lycoriscoris has been recognized as a rising name by the likes of Nick Warren, Joris Voorn, Hernan Cattaneo, Michael Mayer, and […]
Their debut single, if you want to call it that, is a laid-back, love-lorn, little peach of a song. Or lemon even. Think J Mascis and Hope Sandoval sharing a spliff on a dusky night, waxing lyrical about their shared love of ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’. Or something like that. […]
Late TV continue their grooving exploration of the human condition and it’s complexities that they artfully established on their previous single ‘Night Tennis’. This time, the band shift up the gears from that louche cruise through the greasy night, and roar towards a rendezvous at a neon lit cocktail bar, […]
It’s been eighteen years in the making but The Spitfires have finally managed to release “Live at the Pic,” recorded by producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, New Pornographers) on his mobile recording studio at Vancouver’s infamous Piccadilly Pub in 2003. The album celebrates their 25th anniversary and […]
Glasgow-based psychedelic rock’n’roll collective The Kundalini Genie has revealed the video for their new single ‘Half In, Half Out’, the title track from their fifth studio album ‘Half In, Half Out’, which was filmed and edited by the band’s guitarist Louis Martin. Mixed by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project, Frankie […]
Recording artist and Grammy® nominee Seth Glier has just released a new music video for “Somebody Break My Heart” from his new album The Coronation via MPress Records . Written about the healing powers of water through his own experience with the waters of Key West, Florida, the song captures […]
Ivy, 24, belongs to a new generation of female singers and artists who take the control (and controller) into their hands, and other than just singing the song she also wrote and produced it. In her new single, Ivy introduces a kicking and honest song wrapped in alt-pop production influenced […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Late TV, The Spitfires, The Kundalini Genie, Seth Glier & Ivy Zorr.
Transmasculine Latinx pop artist Jakk Fynn has zig-zagged from lyrical jokes to hardcore with different bands and iterations of his musical career as Baughleon and the front-man for BoiGirl. Now pursuing his own path as an artist, Jakk releases emotive and moody pop songs with catchy hooks and brings high […]
Based in London, Shrinari is a leading duo on the British spiritual music scene, who tour internationally. Formed by Lucidia Omamori and Rafael Marchante Angulo, they incorporate harp, guitar and vocals into their music, which has a strong spiritual component and carries a message of hope, unity and connection. Shrinari […]
This is the original “Goodbye Hello” video from 5 years ago, but with a newer music mix, which includes a different solo than the original. It of course spotlights the late great Woofie Katt, and those hot background singers at the end. Goodbye Hello aka Say Goodbye . by David […]
Musician-turned-filmmaker THOMAS CRANE is jumping back into music, releasing his new single “Monsters Walk Among Us” with an epic new video along with it. Best known as a music video director, and the head of killDevil Films, he has directed videos for TODD LA TORRE of QUEENSRYCHE, SALIVA, KAMELOT, ONCE […]
Originally premiered on New Noise Magazine, “Nothing to Lose” was recorded at the legendary East Iris Studios (formally House Of Blues Studios) in Nashville, “Nothing to Lose” was produced / mixed by Kile Odell (FOZZY, THROUGH FIRE, AWAKE AT LAST) and co-written by Zach Williams (lead singer of DEAD EYES). […]
Newly formed electronic London-based quartet Jet-G have released their sophomore single, ‘Give Me Air’ on the 7th of October via Future London. Jet-G is the acronym & collaboration between electronic producers Jolliffe, female vocalist ECKOES, Modestep’s founding member Tony Terror and GENTRY. Global chart-topping electronic bass duo from London, Modestep […]
As Within, So Without is a 4 piece Metalcore band hailing from Westchester County, NY. Their recent single/video release “My Revelation” is now available. The band started as four friends with a dream, who love music. AWSW is very passionate about music and this new single along with their upcoming […]
Electronica duo BYLJA have recently released their debut EP Sojourn on the 24th of September via Springstoff. On the EP, listeners will find the progressive track, ‘Nord’. The duo have made themselves at home on stage, appearing at several of Denmark’s biggest festivals including Spot Festival, Uhørt Festival, Smukfest, and […]
Tom Tikka picked up the guitar at the tender age of six after hearing Paul Anka’s “Lonely Boy” in his father’s old Chevrolet. Soon afterwards, he began writing songs. Tom’s infatuation with music only deepened after his aunt’s husband introduced him to the concept of lead guitar and even more […]
Well-known music producer Jacob Olofsson has released ‘Paloma Blanca’, his third neo-classical release under the Olovson alias on the 8th of October. The single is taken from his upcoming album, slated for release later this year via his own imprint 1136 Diamond. The video for his previous single, ‘Gyroscope’ has […]
Indie psych/pop/rock artist, Cate Von Csoke announces her new single, “Heart of Darkness” (Ramble Records), a collaboration with CRIMEN, an Italian psych band based in Rome who had their first album released on Fuzz Club Records and are regulars on the psych live music/ festival scene. A follow up to […]
London-born, LA-based dreamy, alt/rock act Fox Violet blends ambient, ethereal vibes with dark pop rock hooks and soulful vocals that pack a dissonant punch on her new soulful video “Torn,” from the forthcoming album, Prisms, due out this Fall. Central songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Thea Juliette, reveals, “The record is […]
Multi-talented electronic artist Axel Thesleff has released his latest single ‘Pouring Down’ on the 8th of October via Axu Arts. The single will also be accompanied by a video of the musician longboarding in Lapland. Axel Thesleff gained notoriety when he released the irresistible single, ‘Bad Karma’ which racked up […]
Validated’, the third single to be taken from Ewan MacFarlane’s debut solo album is a soul-stirring epic song about standing up for who you are and being comfortable with the life choices you have made. “It’s about putting your 2 fingers up to the ones judging you, as they are […]
Hailing from Manchester, The Speed Of Sound’s music is optimistic, but with lyrical bite, a punk-inspired DIY ethos and lust for experimentation rooted in psychedelia. Formed in 1989 with a pre-history dating back to the day Andy Warhol died in 1987, The Speed of Sound lies deep below the ‘music […]
Dublin indie pop artist Cat Dowling presents her new single ‘Animals’ with accompanied by a brilliant animated video by Marc Corrigan. This is a song of movement, sensuality, wildness, love and freedom. A song about that beautiful part inside the human make-up that can’t ever and should never be tamed. […]
After a 2 1/2 year hiatus, London-based synthpop artist Rodney Cromwell will be releasing a new single via Happy Robots Records with distribution by Cargo Records. ‘Memory Box’ is a song about perceptions of reality and the certainty of our memories. How do we believe anything in a world where […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Axel Thesleff, Ewan MacFarlane, The Speed Of Sound, Cat Dowling & Rodney Cromwell.
“The Met” is the second single from Brooklyn trio Colatura’s upcoming debut LP, which was produced by Charles Mueller (Miss Grit) and is due in early 2022. “The Met,” like the rest of the upcoming album, was written collaboratively during the COVID quarantine by passing demos back and forth, and […]
Opening with a minimal, radio-friendly arrangement of deep bass, thumping kicks and melodic voice, the inventive number soon snaps into an electronic passage, pierced by varied vocal tones and riotous riffs to create an ingenious hybrid hit. “I never said, it was a while ago, I thought out loud, I […]
Influenced by greats such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Van Morrison, ’Life Goes On’ is a song about grief. One person is helpless to do anything while the other is saying there’s nothing else to do other than accept the inevitability of death. It’s the end for one but […]
Avant-pop songstress Josephine Philip has released her latest single, ‘The Clue’ on the 8th of October via Midnight Confessions. The single is taken from her upcoming debut solo album which will be released in the spring of 2022. The singer crosses genres, having worked with several renowned producers including co-writing […]
‘Down To Earth’ is South London singer/spoken word/rap artist Jessica Wilde’s 6th single from her raw, confessional concept album, a truly unique project, with each song a diary entry taking us on a journey through addiction and toxic relationships to self- empowerment and living sober. ‘Down to Earth’ comes as […]
British synthpop electro duo Spray have announced they will be releasing their new album ‘Ambiguous Poems About Death’ on November 26 via Manchester’s Analogue Trash label. Ahead of this, they present the first track from the record – ‘Hammered In An Airport’, which kicks off these twelve tracks by encouraging […]
Anthemic dance-pop sensation Agnes has released her latest single, ‘Here Comes The Night’ on the 1st of October. The single is the third to be taken from her upcoming LP, Magic Still Exists which is slated for release on the 22nd of October via Universal Music. The singer-songwriter is known […]
Mark C. Daniel shares that 2021 has been a wild ride so far and it kicked off with a phone call from one of Mark’s long-time heroes Dean Deleo of Stone Temple Pilots. This excitement for music Mark continues to embody in the work he produces. His sound is a […]
Being Italian and hugely inspired by British trip hop artists like Portishead and Massive Attack it’s clear to see how this passionate, cinematic soundscape has made its way to being released ahead of many more gems Angelina worked on during the recent lockdowns. A fully creative artiste who not only […]
Stunningly psychedelic artist ANIQO has released her latest single, ‘Fear’ on the 1st of October via SPRINGSTOFF. The single was produced by Guy Sternberg (Keane, Feist, Yoko Ono, Kings of Convenience) and will be accompanied by a captivating video made by the director and videographer Matthias Pfeiffer. ANIQO has previously […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Sanz Mantra, KEANA, phntms, The Daily Spreadsheets & Arielle Bryant.
Sanz Mantra is the project name for Mark Hughes, a songwriter and producer based in Melbourne’s inner north. Hughes honed his musicianship over many years gigging around Victoria as a singer and guitarist. During that time Hughes learned how to produce and arrange music in commercial studios, and now works […]
Los Angeles based KEANA is a multi-talented pop meets electronic music producer, audio engineer, vocalist, and sound designer who envisions a dream world constructed out of melancholic vocals, lush synth landscapes and hard-hitting beats. Having studied jazz music as a teen, KEANA’s vocals reflect a soft and airy, yet sultry […]
Sitting somewhere between arena rock and the classic sound of 1960’s soul singers, Philadelphia based band PHNTMS creates music bursting with vast soundscapes and colliding instrumentation. Together, Alyssa Gambino, Adam Jessamine, and Mikal Smith are bringing back rock music while simultaneously putting their own unique stamp on it. Inspired by […]
This is a re-release of the song, mixed and mastered with tape machine by engineer Manuel Mata (Mesa, AZ, USA). “Keep” is the first single from The Daily Spreadsheets’ first album “A Thing Again”, to be released next January 2022. Written, produced and recorded by Henrique Neves. Drums by Guille […]
Though traditionally known for her solo-acoustic style, for the last handful of years she has dedicated her time and passion to learning the ins-and-outs of self production in her humble home studio. The fruit of her labors is made abundantly apparent with the kaleidoscopic release of “Thought Form” – a […]
In “Material Things,” Stimson explores how it felt being alone over the pandemic. He confides, “I wrote material things as a satire to point out and notice how easy it can be to seek joy in the things around us. I got a Tamagotchi over quarantine and it almost felt […]
Hailing from Toronto, and having spent the last several years proudly cutting their teeth in the best live music venues north of the border, The Reed Effect have been warping minds with their lyrics, shaking hips with their riffs, and assaulting all five senses with an onslaught of progressively addictive […]
A solo artist and producer based in London, Jamie Perrett has rock’n’roll coursing through heart, mind, body and soul. Initially earning his stripes as a guitarist in the original line-up of Peter Doherty’s Babyshambles; Jamie is also notably the son of The Only Ones icon Peter Perrett with whom he […]
San Francisco Bay Area born and raised, Natalie Dean is defining her own place in the modern music industry. Mixing pop elements with indie influence and honest singer-songwriter vulnerability, Natalie hopes to be a voice for her generation. She embraces addressing tough topics and bringing light to mental health, growing […]
Legendary duo SOFI TUKKER’s remix of Jan Blomqvist and Bloom Twins’ latest single, ‘High On Beat’, has been released on the 24th of September via Armada Music. The single was originally written by an astonishing team including Jan Blomqvist (a legend in the house and techno scene), Guy Gerber and […]
London-based rockers Insolace express their unique style with their immersive music video for “Calm”! Despite the release’s name, the respective visual presentation is anything but that, with the band’s energy being present in full force, as it perfectly showcases the nature of the accompanying song. “Calm” is sure to entice […]
Unique indie rocker Ro Bergman has released his latest EP Hi-Lo on the 17th of September via Bergman Music. The Hi-Lo EP was produced by Niko Stössl (who previously worked with Dave Gahan, IamX, NIHILS, Motoboy) and Zebo Adam (Bilderbuch) and written and composed by Ro Bergman himself. Ro Bergman […]
Rising female music producer DJ G-String has released her latest single, ‘Your Love’ on the 24th of September via GString Records. The song, which will be followed by a unique remix, is written and composed by DJ G-String and follows her captivating single, ‘No One Ever Said (with Honey B […]
Dead Soul Revival is a hard rock/post grunge band formed by vocalist/guitarist Matt Clark and drummer Scott Freak (both formerly of Freakhouse) and bassist Kendall Clark. Dead Soul Revival released ‘Let it Ride’ lyric video on Tuesday, September 28th “Being the gambler that I am, this song is like my […]
This is the solo project of British multi-instrumentalist songwriter and lyricist Alan Brown, well known as frontman of Manchester agit-postpunk icons BIG FLAME. His legacy as an underground artist dates back to 1983. Featured on the influential C86 NME cassette with BIG FLAME, Brown also recorded nine John Peel sessions […]
“Mexican Road Trip” is just one of 12 rollicking, vintage rock’n’roll nuggets to discover on their new album: ‘THE FORGOTTEN MEMORY OF THE BEACHES’. It’s a nonstop surf-rock album that sees the band take the sounds of 1960s Southern California and give them a rejuvenating new purpose from their base […]
Vocal house producer Prince Paris has released his latest single, ‘Speak Your Mind’ featuring rising singer Wilder, on the 24th of September via Physical Presents. The single follows the release of ‘Slow Down’, which features Willa, earlier this year. Prince Paris has toured with David Guetta, appeared at major festivals […]
Born in the Year of the Love, Peace and Hotdogs era, under the name John H. Chadwick Jr. (A U.S. Army Bratt, born in the Old School of his dad in Europe). Johnny, moved to the States with his family in 1975 and then back to Germany (Stuttgart) in 1986. […]
Electronica duo BYLJA have released their debut EP Sojourn on the 24th of September via Springstoff. The duo have made themselves at home on stage, appearing at several of Denmark’s biggest festivals including Spot Festival, Uhørt Festival, Smukfest, and Stella Polaris, as well as sharing a stage with well-known acts […]
Redefining what it means to be a “solo” artist in the 21st Century, Clarke has been creating a buzz around her native LA with performances that see her taking the reins on guitars, drums and vocal duties, simultaneously. With a passively fierce DIY spirit, Clarke’s inherent cool reverberates through every […]
Engage My Nervous When Noise Blossom released their debut album, Engage My Nervous, in 2018, few would have guessed that apart from the drums, all instruments and vocals were written and performed by singer/guitarist Michael Mullens. True to Michael’s vision, the self-funded album was recorded and mixed on two inch […]
Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll […]
From the highs of three #1 hits, multiple award nominations and critical acclaim to the lows of shattering his leg in the middle of a show and starting over again after the demise of the band and record deal, Jesse Butterworth has learned to embrace all that makes up his […]
There’s this band from Australia called Sticky Fingers, right…? They haven’t released a new song in years BUT somehow have racked up a BILLION streams across Spotify and Apple Music. How, you ask? Honestly, no one knows….don’t ask them. It’s a miracle really. They don’t have a label, don’t have […]
Growing up in New Jersey, Ryan came upon music by way of his father’s vast record collection and after school jam sessions with friends. A handful of bands and albums later, Ryan relocated to New York City and began releasing music under his own name with the release of his […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Noise Blossom, Micky James, Jesse Butterworth, Sticky Fingers & Ryan Egan.
American-Swedish indie pop outfit I Am a Rocketship have announced that they will release their new album ‘Lies and Legends’ in November, ahead of which they present the lead track ‘Fever Dream’. Based in Atlanta, I Am a Rocketship is a duo comprised of Eric Weissinger and L E Kippner, […]
Melodic deep house duo Jaffna released their latest song, ‘You Got Together’ on the 22nd of September. The song has been taken from their upcoming debut LP, Odyssey which will be released on the 22nd of October via Enchanté Records. On the album, fans will also find the previously released […]
Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. The LA-based New Orleans native is also President of Schecter Guitar Research. Until launching BIC, Ciravolo was guitarist in Human Drama for 30 years and had also played live and recorded with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998. “Musically, […]
Mario Rossi is a Brazilian guitarist and singer based on São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo State/Brazil). He has been moving forward in music since 2004, when he was 18 years old and made his live debut. Nowadays, as a confident player, he treats riffs, licks and melodies with respect […]
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Ryan Fischer went into Little Red Sounds Recording Studio this past winter with a bunch of bare bones acoustic arrangements of his folk songs, and came out with the 10 track genre-sweeping album “Commercials For Heaven”. Ryan initially approached producer Felix Fung and asked if he’d listen to […]
It’s no secret that the world is currently stuck in some sort of crazy bad dream. Bad moods, confusion and frustration are everywhere. Some choose to lay down and give in. Hellz Abyss thrives on the twisted, sick game of life. Choosing to accept the challenge by damning the negative […]
“Illuminate’ is the song that kick started Revolution Above Disorder. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I’d just come off a European tour with Magic Shoppe and I found myself having to cancel scheduled plans with The Orange Kyte. In my downtime I began to reevaluate where I was headed musically […]
“My last album kicked off with a song where the sentiment was that the idea of having to start over was a curse,” says NYC solo artist and showman Nick Vivid about his new single, “Trainers,” from his upcoming LP No More Secrets (release date: November 12, 2021 via MegaPlatinum […]
Fronted by ex-Bribes man Gaz Wilcox, the Dogs’ vocalist and axeman has been playing guitar of a fine pedigree since the age of 9. Cutting his teeth at live shows only a year later (including a Beatles charity show at the Empire Theatre), the singer has honed his talent at […]
After a seven-year hiatus, LA-based, Indie Rock/Electronic project friend slash lover announces his fresh new single, “2 Unaware, ” off his new concept EP, Mugged on Memory Lane slated for release September 24, 2021.”The song is a vulnerable, indie rock track with an intimate vocal performance and eerie sound/dreamscapes, with […]
Anaté “Nonsense (Remix)” by German DJ (Phillip Wolf) Germany/Italy-based Alt/Pop duo Anaté and announces “Nonsense (Remix)” by German DJ (Phillip Wolf) due out 9/17/21. Composed of singer-songwriter Ana and central producer Andrea Del Miglio, Ana states: “Nonsense talks about the absurdity of life. More than that, about the absurdity of […]
Walking Dolls is a new band/project from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackson Greer. Walking Dolls EP was released September 3rd, 2021 and can be found anywhere you listen to music!
Moxi, a husband – wife indie pop duo from Los Angeles, is built on the dreamy, introspective vocals of Anna Toy set in a cinematic musical landscape composed by Andy Toy. Drawing on elements of modern pop and 80’s cinema, Moxi presents Anna’s distinct vocals against a backdrop of dark […]
The acclaimed King of Synthwave, rep Zac has made his mark in the underground synthwave industry with his most popular releases, “Torture”, “Miami Love”, and “Misery”.
Arieliza is a 21-year-old Singer/Songwriter who has been performing since she was 4. Her songs are laced with traces of Pop, Folk and a touch of Punk, creating a unique Indie sound that continues to develop as she grows. Her insightful lyrics connect to deep-cutting human emotions that she shares […]
Toronto’s premiere buzz band, Wine Lips, have just announced their latest full-length release Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party due out this Fall on Montreal’s Stomp Records. The announcement comes with the premiere of the album’s first single and video for the song Eyes. The video, which was filmed and directed […]
baseball hat is the brainchild of musician, producer, multi instrumentalist duo Harrison Smith and John Sygar. The sound draws inspiration from everything from Tame Impala to Drake to Radiohead to Stephen Sondheim. It has been described as “psychedelic bubblegum indie music to dance and cry to”. Their debut album “send […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Moxi, rep Zac, Arieliza, Wine Lips & baseball hat.
Glasgow-born, Toronto-based synthwave producer Michael Oakley has recently shared the eclectic song ‘Real Life’, lifted from his latest album Odyssey which was released on the 14th of May via NewRetroWave Records. Featured on the album, listeners will find well-known artists Ollie Wride and Dana Jean Phoenix. Odyssey has already reached […]
“’57’ is a song about whether or not we have any control over our fate. Inspired by COVID keeping the band stuck in their homes for about a year, it comes from a feeling of slowly losing our grips and becoming somewhat numb. For about 6 months prior to writing […]
When Ewan MacFarlane, the charismatic former Grim Northern Social frontman and long-time member of electro maestros Apollo 440, states “Its high time I stepped out and made the music I always needed to make,” then you’d better believe it, as he boldly embraces a whole new sound. Following debut solo […]
Well-known synth-pop duo At 1980 have recently shared their atmospheric song, ‘Still On Your Side’, lifted from their sophomore album Late Night Calls which was released on the 6th of August via NewRetroWave. The LP is currently available on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and Minidisc as well as all major streaming […]
Nashville-based Rock/Alternative and self-proclaimed “Sad Southern Rock” group Red River Hymn announce their latest video/single “L’Anguille,” ahead of their upcoming EP, Oakview, due out this September. “‘L’Anguille’ opens on driving guitars pumping out infectious gritty energy flowing into a potent rhythm riding tight, crunching percussion as a braying organ infuses […]
Acclaimed LA-based, songwriter and producer Eric Dash announces his newest single, “Try.” In the beginning of 2019, Dash had his debut release as an artist/producer to critical acclaim. In 2020, Dash released “I Just Need To Get Away”, via American Songwriter a rock anthem in the vain of Nirvana and […]
What is music and where would we be if the music was not in a constant state of reinvention? What GEARS continues to bring to their listeners is what the pulse of music needs to keep the machine in a progressive beat. “Wasteland” encapsulates the pushing forward and reawakening that […]
R&B/ Lo-Fi/ Chill hop duo Cravism x Maya Diegel have announced two new singles – ‘Ladies’ Night’ and ‘Caryatid’ – to be released via UK-French label Komplex Recordings on September 10. Heavily inspired by D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, these tracks preview their sophomore project ‘Caryatid EP’, which entails a series […]
Celebrated Swedish singer-songwriter Clara Mae has released her latest single, ‘Crash’ on the 10th of September via Universal Music Sweden. Clara Mae has firmly established herself in the industry by co-writing with big names such as David Guetta, Tiesto and Martin Jensen as well as featuring in songs by the […]
Perhaps best known as the frontman of South London indie pop / power pop outfit Bromide, Simon Bromide (aka Simon Berridge) has announced he will be releasing a solo album ‘Following The Moon’ in late autumn via Scratchy Records with distribution by Cargo Records. Ahead of this, he presents the […]
“This song is about people in your life trying to force you to be whom they think you should be because they think they know better for you than you do for yourself. Throughout my life, I’ve had to deal with a lot of bullshit people telling me who and […]
Mark Twain famously said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said for St. Louis rock band, Cavo. Rumors always fly in the music world about bands breaking up, reforming, and then breaking up again. And in some cases, those rumors are true, but most […]
Discover & preview 5 new tracks in less than 5 minutes f. Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps, Mike Walsh, Guyville, Boon & Sitrekin.
Tom Tikka picked up the guitar at the tender age of six after hearing Paul Anka’s “Lonely Boy” in his father’s old Chevrolet. Soon afterwards, he began writing songs. Tom’s infatuation with music only deepened after his aunt’s husband Timo “Oippa” Oinonen introduced him to the concept of lead guitar […]
A singer, songwriter and poet from London via Madrid, MIKE WALSH attributes his raw and observational writing style to influences in philosophy, literature, and music; infatuated by the works and words from the minds of Seneca to Jim Morrison. Launching his debut project with lead-off single ‘PICKINGFIGHTS’, the single joined […]
Guyville is a Los Angeles based duo comprised of its founding members, Kat Hamilton and Emily Hulslander. The pair craft songs that combine elements of 90s rock, pop and country. As their name suggests, the legacy of Liz Phair brought these two powerful women together in songwriting bliss. The duo […]
Nashville’s very own, Boon, the 18-year old writer, singer, mixer, producer, and master of all his own music- not to mention shoots and directs all of his videos- has immersed himself into the music industry at a young age with his father as Carrie Underwood’s lead guitarist since the start […]
Danish artist Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg is off to an historic start as she launches a new project under artist name Sitrekin. She is the voice behind US Grammy nominated Twilight Saga soundtrack hit song ‘Eyes on Fire’, which has racked up close to 100m streams, and now releases her debut […]
Born and raised on the island of Kaua’i, singer-songwriter Sierra Blax is an artist that brings a fresh taste of soul, chill-pop & R&B to her music. Being raised on the islands, you’ll find from time to time, Sierra uses her landscape of palm trees and ocean breezes as inspiration […]
Indie/Bedroom Pop songwriter based out of Italy for lovers of: decadent lo-fi altPop. Former singer & guitarist of experimental psychedelic band 1997EV gone solo.
“Maggie is based around the notion that just because someone loves you, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own happiness to spare their heart. It’s a song about new horizons; taking control of your situation and not looking back.” If you weren’t aware of Seafoam Green yet, now […]
Poetica is a creatively ambitious musical spoken word project distilling a poetic spirit through text, voice and music in the spirit of Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson. What began as a remote duo collaboration between Rachael Sage and Dave Eggar eventually evolved into a full-blown spoken word concept […]
Evan Effres is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from the Los Angeles area whose intimate lyrics and melodic compositions have captured the hearts of listeners throughout the world. Having first picked up a guitar at the age of 10, Evan quickly joined his first band and started performing […]
Rosa Mystica calls her music: “dreamy, melancholic rock n’ roll.” The LA based singer-songwriter envisioned a musical and aesthetic world of 70’s psychedelic rock, mixed with 90’s shoe-gaze and brit-pop/post brit-pop sensibilities. The twenty-six-year old Connecticut native, has been honing her craft as a singer, lyricist, and pianist since she […]
Alicia Stockman is a Utah-based folk-meets-Americana singer-songwriter whose music pulls back the veil to reveal everyday vulnerability. Her songs are written like intimate moments, drawing listeners into a relatable emotional journey. At a young age, Alicia Stockman began her deep love for music, compelled by the vivid storytelling of powerhouse […]
Alligator Orange is a indie/alternative rock artist out of Wisconsin. His first EP, “Stick Figure Songs,” was released in late July 2021.
Chicago based, Progressive Instrumental Rock band COYOTE MAN has released a psychedelic inspired visualizer for their new single, “Reaches of the Universe.” Created by Chuck Clybourne from Sacred Ape Designs utilizing the EP cover art by Craig Horky, “Reaches of the Universe” is the trio’s savage, guitar driven first track […]
Like the distillation of The Velvet Underground, Blondie and Mazzy Star at their untameable best, Lucigenic own a compelling sound both classic and dynamic. Directly following previous 2021 single “Hope”, but a world away from its dreamy stratospheres; the five-piece return this Summer with an altogether darker, grittier, and feverish […]
White Beaches, the new single from anglo-Scottish duo Blue Violet, is a rare beast: a gorgeous, hypnotic gem of deceptively wistful pop delivering a universal rallying cry for perhaps the most important issue we all face – the protection of our planet from our own worst impulses. Produced by the […]
Combining radiant, synth-pop soundscapes with lyrical themes that bask in the warmth of those long summer days; “Summer Skies” offers poignant metaphor and evocative imagery as the band dwell on “treading the fine line between despair and hope”. Recorded at the height of the pandemic, the tracks saw the band […]
Maygen Lacey is an accomplished, Midwest CMA nominated singer/songwriter with millions of streams on Spotify from listeners around the world. Noah Neumann is a wicked talented guitar virtuoso with a taste for Delta Blues. The combination of the two is Maygen & The Birdwatcher, an indie-folk duo turned genre-bending Americana-Newgrass […]
Dreamy melancholic shoegaze meets alt-pop singer/songwriter Catbells engages her listeners with soft hypnotic vocals, lush soundscapes, and moody melodies that capture her deep, heartfelt emotions in the most intimate of ways. Gifted with a voice like an angel, Catbells gently immerses her listeners into a world of sweet nostalgia and […]
It’s Karma It’s Cool are a four-piece indie rock/pop band from Lincoln, UK and have delivered urgent new single ‘Coffee Cup Circles’ ahead of their sophomore album set to cause fireworks as it releases this November 5th, with its thought-provoking title ‘Homesick For Our Future Destinations’ which is filled with […]
IVORY BLUE lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City MO and becoming part of the local musical community. After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017 Ivory Blue started having success with some national and international radio play which continues today. As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their […]
Gal Musette is the nom de plum of Grace Freeman, a musical prodigy who began writing piano based lyrical compositions and performing at open mics in her home city of San Clemente, CA at the age of 10. Her graceful approach to melody-driven indie-folk and French chansons has captured audiences […]
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After his two singles “Mountain” and “Morning Sun”, M. Byrd now releases his first EP titled Orion – four songs full of vastness and warmth, carried by the feeling of passing trees outside a backseat car window and the melancholic homesickness that sometimes goes along with. Just one year ago, […]
ABIAN, Swedish dj & producer, also known as Fabian Liss Svedlund was born and raised in Rättvik / Dalarna in the heart of Sweden. Surrounded by the woods, lakes, the sound of piano and jazz he began to play his way into electronic music. ABOUT THE SONG “DREAMING AWAKE: “The […]
Columbus, OH based Alternative Rock band TO KILL A MONSTER has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Barely Breathing.” Created by Mike Colletti of MC Lyric Videos with single art by Dan Smotz of Goulash Media, “Barely Breathing” layers a heavy, rolling rock beat and crunchy guitar […]
NYC collective Star Rover has announced they will release their self-titled album ‘Star Rover’ this autumn, a coalescence of the ideas they had been investigating over the years into a cohesive yet eclectic statement. Here they meld the improvisational energy of their live sets with the depth and fidelity of […]
With a bolt of sonic lightning and a glittery punch, She’s A-OK is a portrait painted of the love between a mother & her daughter. During Beck Black’s childhood, her parents divorced, resulting in her mom becoming a single parent. She’s A-OK is an anthem for women to be strong […]
Tommy Newport has just dropped another vibey single and I’m super stoked to hear your thoughts! “Bubblegum” is a rosy pink love song using the metaphor of candy to get the sweet message across. Giving off a Glass Animals aura with restrained, prowling production alongside falsetto vocals and grooving basslines, […]
Future-pop producer, writer, singer and former model Maria Domark has announced the release of her debut EP, Flawless on the 3rd September via P.O.F CORP. Maria Domark’s EP is accompanied by hyper-modern 3D art from artists like Razorade and Sevi Domochevsky who have worked with the likes of Grimes, Charli […]
“We are extremely grateful to be playing music together and sharing our passion with the world. Heavy music has pushed all of us through our lives, as a soundtrack and we are so honored to share our vision with our fans, families and friends. As we release Silence the Fear […]
Well-known music producer Jacob Olofsson has released ‘Gyroscope’, his sophomore solo neo-classical single operating under the alias Olovson on the 13th of August. The single is taken from his upcoming album, slated for release in late October via his own imprint 1136 Diamond and has already been supported by CLASH […]
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NYC-based indie pop artist Andrew Smith creates bright and nostalgic piano-driven songs that are undeniably catchy. His unabashedly honest lyrics are both humorous and melancholy, and aim to better understand complex feelings about life and purpose. The songwriter confides, “Many of my songs are born of reflections I have about […]
It’s been a long and winding road full of stops and starts for Boston’s Kitner but after 6 years they’ve finally reached their destination with a debut full length record in hand. Forming out of new friendships and a pair of romantic partnerships in 2015, the 5 piece quickly gained […]
Italian indie label Seahorse Recordings has announced their latest signing, as well as the impending release of the debut album by singer-songwriter JATA (aka Gaetano Russo) on October 1. Ahead of this, JATA will release the title track ‘Crazy Game of Phobias’, a statement about people’s fears about social contact […]
Enigmatic UK indie-rocker Jon Doe has shared the video for his latest single, ‘In My Dreams’ via Odd Grove Records. The video was directed by Mike Musanu. For his previous release, the multi-instrumentalist crafted a 4 part story, in which he cleverly set the scene for his own universe of […]
Soaked in the bright psychedelia of the 1960’s and dipped in the indie rock explosion of the new millennium, The Velveteins are best described as a bridge between the two. Inspired after living out of a camper van on the beaches of Australia for a year, frontman Spencer Morphy returned […]
Soaring vocals, dramatic drum beats and uplifting energy – ‘Orbit’ is the latest single from Australian artist Kel Ray. After the success of her first release ‘Closer,’ Kel delves deep into an electro-pop soundscape with the spellbinding power of ‘Orbit’ available on all platforms now. “Orbit is an expression of […]
Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official video for “When I’m Gone,” off of their debut album, Dirty Damn Tricks. “In 2015 a close friend of […]
While the indie pop duo Sarko Montaug may be new to the music realm, their name is not. Paying tribute to twin pillars of the 80s NYC art/nightlife scene – DJ Anita Sarko and Doorman Haoui Montaug – the group’s focus is on creativity. Haoui and Anita were instrumental in […]
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Ryan Fischer went into Little Red Sounds Recording Studio this past winter with a bunch of bare bones acoustic arrangements of his folk songs, and came out with the 10 track genre-sweeping album “Commercials For Heaven”. Ryan initially approached producer Felix Fung and asked if he’d listen to […]
Based in Toronto, TRAITRS was formed in 2015 by Sean-Patrick Nolan and Shawn Tucker. With a cinematic blend of post-punk, goth, alternative and post-rock, their emotive melodies, propulsive rhythms, angular guitars and dark cinematic electronics quickly led to the duo becoming one of the dark music scene’s fastest rising independent […]
“The lyrics to ‘Countryside’ were inspired by a former girlfriend of mine that moved away from Nashville back home to the low country in South Carolina,” Hellmann says. “It is a glimpse into her world and what ultimately led her to leaving me and Nashville.” “At the end of 2019 […]
Iconic post-punk band Pink Turns Blue has unveiled the video for ‘You Still Mean Too Much To Me’, a beautiful film to their new single. Portraying figures who are utterly alone, introspective, and seeking an elusive connection, this video echoes themes of isolation felt during the process or working through […]
Rising female music producer DJ G-String is releasing her latest single, ‘No One Ever Said (feat. Honey B Sweet)’ on the 27th of August via GString Records. The single, which will be accompanied by an endearing video created by Jaxzander, is written and composed by DJ G-String and follows the […]
“In “Anyone Else” I consider the unexpected feeling of self shame that ensues once you have been broken up with. It is a retrospective comparison of the sentiment felt by both parties in the aftermath, with a focus on the bitterness and resentment that I had to deal with. This […]
Well-known synth-pop duo At 1980 has released their sophomore album, Late Night Calls on the 6th of August via NewRetroWave alongside the video for ‘California Night’ (shot live at Brighton Electric Studios). The LP will be available on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and Minidisc. The pair are well-ingrained in the wave […]
Ireland’s Emperor of Ice Cream has released their new ‘Weather Vane’ single via FIFA Records. Moods, motives and expectations can sometimes make us feel like we are caught up in a tornado of emotions when a relationship hits a rocky patch. This song about the hope that remains even when […]
Few words about the band: Desert Rock from the frozen depths of Russian Forests. Our sound could be described as Stoner Metal spiced with DEFTONES emotions, grungy ALICE IN CHAINS tones and progressive vibes of TOOL. We had a few years-long hiatus. Now we reborn with the new lineup and […]
Listen Here: http://smarturl.it/sundance An irresistibly upbeat new track, the MULTI-PLATINUM selling international pop sensations return with their first music in over three-years. The single also sees the band enlist UK-based Ghanaian vocalist K.O.G. (fresh from his appearance on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland), to sprinkle a little of his […]
Karras is a Midwestern alternative rapper whose singular style channels the grit of classic hip-hop through the lens of his aberrant, surreal consciousness. Akin to ‘80s sci-fi depictions of dystopian futures, his off-kilter lyricism is unprecedented and hypnagogic, yet so starkly tangible, that he lures the listener into his lucid […]
I’m super delighted to introduce you to Californian-born, London-based Medium Love. Now, Medium Love has dropped the lyric video for his latest single! “Unibummer” is a dazy tune, with dreamy guitar riffs, tight-bright beats, romantic harmonies, and an energized chorus. The alt-indie track is a soundscape of colour and taste, showing […]
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Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver. He works his magic across vintage synths, groovy guitars and drum machines during late-night recording sessions to create soulful and cosmic pop tunes. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feels close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting.
Award-winning pop trio KARMACODA are sharing the video for ‘Traps’, a single featured on their upcoming album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire which will be released on the 2nd July via Sola Must Music.
BINNY is a bedroom pop artist born and bred in Maryland. Having sung before he could even talk, BINNY’s musicality runs deep in his veins. Growing up in a family of musicians, he learned piano from the early age of six, before self-teaching the guitar and eventually onto songwriting and producing.
The debut album from Soda Blonde may be called Small Talk, but if there’s one thing the Dubliners do not do, it’s mince words. Out July 9th via Velveteen Records, the entirely self-produced album sees the group reflecting on their twenty-something experiences with refreshingly honest transparency.
Rising future bass duo HOFFEY are sharing their latest single, ‘Coffee’ on the 28th of May via Physical Presents. The single is produced by pluko (aka Sam Martinsen), who is a 20-year old innovative genre-bending producer that has toured with Odesza, Elderbrook and Flight Facilities.
After years of working together on each other’s personal musical projects, long-time Philly stalwarts Fried Monk (Lucas Kozinski) and beautiful-fortune (Jameel Farruk) are now combining their electronic hip-hop and indie sounds for the groove-laden EP Here As One, out May 7, 2021. In anticipation of the EP’s release, the two are premiered their first single “Planet B” as well as releasing Here As One.
Siena Bjorn is a singer/songwriter whose music dances between pop, alt R&B and Jazz. Capturing the attention of listeners across the globe, Siena uses her distinct, powerful vocals and captivating melodies to express her feelings and experiences as a woman, while touching on self-discovery and self-love.
Brooklyn based artist Elliot Lee fuses dark pop melodies with edgy vocals and innovative Electronic rock soundscapes to create an unpredictable sound, acting as a voice for the voiceless. Elliot Lee holds an awareness of what music that is unhindered by norms can do for the underrepresented. This bravado oozes through the cracks of her homemade music, with tracks that are laced with late night slumber party confessions and existential cognizance. Inspired by the feeling of loneliness, Elliot’s music acts as a reminder that you are never alone.
Meshae is a veteran recording artist which is quite a statement considering the fact that she is only 19 years old. Her recording career started when she was 9, hanging in the studio with her recording artist father and constantly looking for opportunities to slip on the headphones, stand in front of a microphone and sing her heart out.
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SaintAhmad is a Brooklyn-based rapper, singer, dancer, and songwriter who creates soulful, innovative R&B songs mixed with throwback hip-hop aesthetics. Being somewhat of a hopeless romantic, his music has undertone themes of love and sex, where he explores the fantasies that ruminate in his head.
Presenting music’s most innovative area with a retro-futurism twist to it, rep Zac has taken the sub-genre synthwave to the next level. With his punching baselines, catchy melodies and haunting harmonies, rep Zac is surely on the road to being the King of Synthwave.
Bay Area band In-Sides craft a sound steeped in shoegaze and psych-pop, drawing on themes of introspection, isolation, and self-searching. The band’s music was born out of a reaction, rather than a conscious effort, when songwriter Stephen Fong — who worked mostly as a producer assisting other artists find their visions — began to pile up songs, pushing him to explore his own.
This is a debut single that stops you in your tracks to find out who it is you are hearing. As you reach for Shazam on your phone or wait in hope that the DJ gives you some clue to help you locate this essential piece of audio candy you can hardly breathe or wait another moment.
Dar.Ra has released 59 tracks in the last year. This is his latest. He has a brand new EP coming out August 2021. He directed this video.
MK Electrica is a bedroom and bubblegum pop artist based out of California. Although she’s best known for her work as a horror scream queen and indie filmmaker with her partner at Creepypizza films, she hopes this little foray into indie pop music brings you as many smiles as it brings her. Ransom is her debut single.
Crashing Wayward is an exciting new alternative active rock band that hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, but its roots stretch out farther than that. The band has a very interesting back story.
Nine years ago, three six-graders ignored all the other trappings of ascendant teenagers and dedicated themselves fully and feverishly to making music.
Growing up in the serene town of Vernon, BC, daysormay not only mastered their songwriting and playing skills, but they also became production wunderkinds with the release of their EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf.
Said Sara is a genuine extension of Benson’s essence. As a child of the
70’s, he grew up on the singer-songwriters of that era of emergence:
Baez, Stevens, Croce, Taylor, Buckingham, Mitchell.
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Over the course of a year, the band has had a handful of gigs thanks to a home demo, started collaboration with the booking company UNDERGROUND. The band received the Drivkraft scholarship from SV Vuxenskolan 2019, 2020, 2021.
Russian born, Los Angeles based pop soul artist Cooper Phillip succeeds in capturing the undivided attention of listeners across the globe. With her intense drive, soaring vocals and passionate songwriting, Phillip is elevating herself to the top of her genre.
With a prior career as guitarist for hire, playing on chart topping records and an established studio and touring musician; now returning from a break with music of more than a decade.
Textures’ is the second single of the second album, which is anticipated in July 2021. This track has a classic house feel with a deep and sexy bass groove and that beloved organ sound. ‘I learned chess as a kid from my dad and even was in the local chess club for a short time.
“I wrote ‘Save Yourself ‘ about a dear friend of mine who had serious substance abuse issues that eventually claimed his life. Though he had a crazier existence than mine, he always tried to give me advice about getting myself together,” explains Christopher Harold Wells, brainchild of Nashville-based psychedelic alternative rock band The Neverlutionaries, who are releasing the track from their debut self-titled LP to digital music outlets today via Polychromatic Records. He adds, “At the time I didn’t get it and he was really just trying to save me, but I didn’t understand.”
Camille Alvey, aka Camielle, (“Cami-“L”) was born in Los Angeles, so it should come as no surprise that she gravitated towards the Entertainment Business. At age eighteen, she had landed a role in her first movie.
Brother Valiant was founded by singer-songwriter Alex Amsterdam in the spring of 2013. During that time, he and his friends would track demos huddled inside a small suburban basement in northern New Jersey. What started with simple folk songs paying homage to artists like Paul Simon and Conor Oberst, the project began to take a shape all its own.
For as long as he can remember, Ryan Montbleau’s been a seeker. From the jungles of Peru to the volcanoes of Hawaii, from the beaches of Costa Rica to the streets of Brooklyn, from the backseat of a 16-passenger van to backstage at Carnegie Hall, the acclaimed singer/songwriter has spent much of his life crisscrossing the globe on a perpetual search for meaning, purpose, and understanding. It’s a quest that’s guided him both personally and professionally over the years, one that’s come to define not only his music, but his very sense of self. And yet, listening to Montbleau’s ambitious new multi-part album, Wood, Fire, Water, and Air, there is a profound sense of satisfaction in sitting still, a recognition that perhaps all those spiritual treasures he’s been chasing for so long were closer than he thought.
Von Boyáge is a Los Angeles based music duo, consisting of frontman and founder, Christopher Hocker and drummer Stevie Noah. The name “Von Boyáge” translates to mean “a boy’s journey through life” and was spelt in reverse for two reasons – to help SEO searches and because Christopher seems to do a lot of things backwards.
Check out these new tracks from Diamonds & Guns, Cooper Phillip, Mark Remmington, Schlindwein, The Neverlutionaries, Camielle, Brother Valiant, Ryan Montbleau & Von Boyáge.
Her immediately recognizable, finely-grained timbre – a voice at once you-and-me intimate and headily escapist – magnetizes effervescent material and sometimes uncomfortably frank messages. “I’m attracted to songs that admit fault and work through emotions in real time rather than presenting the conclusion wrapped up with a bow,” mulled Skofee (pronounced “Skoh-fee”).
Being an independent 20- year-old Artist/Producer and releasing my first two singles has taught me so much. I write and produce everything myself. My style seems to fit as alternative pop mixed with eletro-pop glitch elements. I just released my second single ‘Vulnerable’ which can be expected to bring out that “uneasy comfort” vibe while making you nod your head along with it.
Total Brutal is the new indie pop solo project from Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Moore. Moore is known as a professional touring musician, having shared the stage with the likes of Grammy award-winning artists including Taylor Swift, FUN, Dua Lipa, X Ambassadors and many more. With the goal of spreading positivity and self-empowerment, Total Brutal has an ethos of standing up for yourself in order to be heard and seen, facing fears head on and being comfortable in your own skin.
Melbourne sister duo, Charm of Finches, sing haunted folk tunes about love, grief and whispering trees with their signature tight sibling harmonies and chamber folk sound. Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes emerge from an eclectic musical childhood of Celtic strings and busking old-time tunes. Their debut album “Staring at the Starry Ceiling”, produced by Nick Huggins of Little Lake Records and featuring the duo’s signature angelic vocal harmonies and captivating chamber folk sound, was praised for its candour and originality and named one of the best releases of 2016 by ABC Radio National. Their sophomore album “Your Company” in November 2019 on their independent label Conversations With Trees, they toured Australia widely.
Tom and Don first formed a jazz-fusion band in the 1970s called ‘Each’. Next, was a rock band called ‘Full Nelson’ in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, a short-lived studio band was formed called ‘Spyderhuff ’. This is where Jim Pauli comes in, providing tasteful and insightful drumming. The Spyderhuff name was then used for a graphic design business by Tom for nearly 30 years. After decades of stockpiling tune ideas, Spyderhuff was reformed in 2020 with the EP release of Tired Wrangler. Jim has since rejoined the band and is featured on the new EP entitled, Think About Me.
Selkie is the latest single from conceptual singer-songwriter Ebony Buckle’s upcoming album, Disco Lasers. Inspired by Norse, Celtic and Arctic Inuit folklore, the song tells a story of a Selkie; a mythical sea spirit who sheds its skin under the moonlight to dance on the shore.
This is the fourth chapter in Buckle’s album which is a collection of audio-visual stories that celebrate the wonders of our universe and how we as human beings make sense of our existence through folklore legends, science and our imagination.
The music of Jay Neal breathes, evolves, grows and changes alongside the life of this Jacksonville, FL native.
The mission of Jay’s music is to offer an audio – visual reminder to live in full effect. He said “ I want my songs to stand as a reflection of our own culture, the relationships and thoughts as a whole, and my visuals to mirror the great poetry, Artists, and innovators that shape the world we know in a creative way all while being subtly self – referencing.”
RAGS AND RICHES are an adrenalized, American pop-rock band hailing from Lexington, Kentucky. Formed in 2017, the band features brothers Tanner & Peyton Whitt. Over the last four years, the band has discovered their unique sound, identity and aesthetic.
KIND VILLAIN, founded by award-winning artist and performer Ev V Frederick (F19 BAND) have released the official music video for their a cover of the KHALID track “8TEEN,” off of the R&B / Pop artist’s 2017 EP, American Teen. The track was produced and mixed by Paul Trust (Morgan Wallen / Starset), with the video directed by Linda Lopez of Cover Nation, and features the band performing at at a local arcade where some of the band played games as kids.
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Recorded entirely at home in lockdown, the Seattle dream pop duo’s adventurous new EP is a testament to the difficulties and unexpected silver linings of a world placed on pause.
Award-winning French DJ and producer The Toxic Avenger has announced the release of his latest EP, Shifted on the 30th of April via Enchanté Records. On the EP, listeners will find the synth-washed track ‘Sorcery’.
The electro producer has previously worked with several big names including touring with Skrillex, collaborating with Chromeo, OrelSan and Look Mum no Computer, and has done official remixes for Magic Sword amongst others. The Toxic Avenger has been supported by the likes of i-D Mag, Tsugi, Dancing Astronaut, Trax Magazine, Loudwire, XLR8R and Magnetic Magazine. In total, the French producer has collected over 60 million plays across platforms with support from Ultra Music Youtube channel.
Someone / Anyone are a group from Hastings, East Sussex (UK). They mix art-pop with jazz and rock flavours. Honing their skills in a self-built studio in Hastings, they are focusing on releasing new music. They’ve established a thrilling live set, supporting the likes of Ratboy, Kid Kapichi.
Atomic Bronco have released their first new music of 2021, dropping new single Cruel today. The punchy, lo-fi indie rock tune is the first song off the upcoming Spectrum EP, due out June 1st. Both the single and EP are available on all streaming services, as well as at atomicbronco.com.
Ebanie, SlamStreet Records artist is a seasoned recording artist, producer and engineer who creates music profoundly infused with experiences which highlights his craft as a true musician.
As a painter uses color to evoke feelings and emotions in his paintings, Ebanie uses sound and his enormous range to create songs that would carry you through into a thoughtful journey.
A true adherent to the DIY ethos, Owen Duff creates everything related to his music, from artwork to videos, as well as playing or programming nearly all of the instruments on his songs. He began learning piano at the age of four, picking up drums, guitar and a few other instruments along the way, eventually writing songs that blend influences from folk, 60s chamber pop, electronica, film, TV scores and jazz.
Shiloh Mae is a Bay Area singer-songwriter with a deep love for words. Lyric driven, she seeks to give language to human experiences we all share. Anyone with a penchant for melodrama but a bent toward hope might find themselves somewhere in her songs.
Shiloh Mae began sharing her repertoire songs and performing as a solo artist in 2018. She’s a 90s throwback, Mazzy Star fading into Sheryl Crow, with the vocal charisma of Dolores O’Riordan. Shiloh cites influences from 70’s folk classics, to 90s soft rock, to the indie pop of today. Her first single, Smoke Signals, debuted on March 12, 2021, an introduction to her nuanced, emotive lyricism.
Renowned producer Gui Boratto has remixed Douran’s single, ‘Inertia’, released on the 16th of April. The remix precedes Douran’s upcoming EP, Avalanche, which will be released in spring 2021 via Allo Floride Records. This follows the release of the EP title-track, its exclusive remix by Parisian producer Joachim Pastor and Douran’s latest single, ‘Intertia’.
London-based Fifi Rong, a multi-talented avant-pop songstress, is sharing the breathtaking video for her latest single, ‘Only Man’. The singer has collaborated with the likes of Skepta (on his hugely successful UK No. 2, Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa) as well as Tricky, Yello, and Phaeleh, and Emika. ‘Only Man’ is taken from her upcoming self-produced solo album, There Is A Funeral In My Heart For Every Man I Loved and the single was featured on the launch show of the Yi Jing 意境 Live Music Series. The series is designed to bring the worlds of online concerts, short films, and performance/sonic/visual art all into one reality with the aim to build a community of loyal aesthetes and avid music/art lovers.
Check out these new tracks from Coral Grief, The Toxic Avenger, Someone Anyone, Atomic Bronco, Ebanie, Owen Duff, Shiloh Mae, Douran (w/ Gui Boratto) & Fifi Rong.
Chicago based, Progressive Instrumental Rock band COYOTE MAN has released a fresh visualizer for their new /single, “Time Crystals.” Directed and edited by Chuck Clybourne (Sacred Ape Designs), “Time Crystals” features enigmatic, “dark age comic” art, reflecting the mystifying theme of the stunning single, designed by Craig Horky and is the band’s 4th single.
If By Whiskey is a project made up of a small town kid from Niceville, Florida and his friends. Aaron Overton, the lead singer/songwriter, now living in LA, writes songs that unfold in highs and lows, truth and abstraction, love and divorce, and the bittersweet feelings in between.
The guitars had been sitting in their cases collecting dust for several years, but there are some things that have a way of coming back around. Just ask John Treanor, guitarist and songwriter of the Los Angeles based gloomy alt-rock outfit Tombstones In Their Eyes.
Indie-pop artist Wolf Saga has released the noteworthy song, ‘Fall Out’, taken from his authentic self-titled album (18 November, 2020). On the album, listeners will find eight songs, one to honour each year of Wolf Saga’s career. The musician is known for his vibrant stage presence, appearing at the WayHome Festival (Neil Young, Sam Smith, Alt-J) as well as Wake The Giant Festival (Metric, July Talk). The talented artist was a JUNO Masterclass Finalist in 2018 and was named RBC’s Canada’s Emerging Artist. Wolf Saga has received radio play from Sirius XM and CBC and has reached over 3.3 million plays across streaming platforms.
Garrison Hawk (a.k.a. Hawkman) is back with his latest single ‘Pretty Pussycat’, bringing his special brand of high energy-infused dancehall to video with the help of director Nevaris A.C. and videographer Jacques Lang.
With anxiety, frustration and confusion etched into their very name, Furrowed Brow don’t know the meaning of fitting in. Since forming in Manchester in 2019, they’ve become well known (some might say notorious) across the North West of England for their fiercely unconventional sound and unruly, irreverent shows – droll, playful, subversive, sexy and intelligent – before the pandemic said goodbye to all that.
VINOK is not just another indie-rock band, it’s a statement of authenticity and social change to create a new culture of justice in a land of unknown. Giving a voice for the marginalized and bluntly bringing to attention crucial problems of a global society is what the band is all about.
Magic Bronson continues to spearhead music trends, tackling social issues and the anxiety of what’s going on in the world, coupling it with sensational and experimental melodies. Self-described as “profoundly uneasy,” Magic Bronson takes unnerving and anxious energy and channels it into songs that ultimately lift you from a place of uneasiness. Bandmates, Michael Nicastro (vocals, synths, drum programming, production) and Matthew Lieberman (lyrics, bass, synths), are a powerful blend of musicians that know how to create the music that fans can’t get enough of. No one can accuse the multi-talented duo of colouring within the lines when it comes to making music. They write without boundaries, with lyrics sprung from whatever miscarriage of justice they perceive in the world.
New pop sensation Asta Diankha is speaking to anyone who feels tired and neglected by his or her life partner with her tantalizing new single ‘Don’t Break Me Down’. Mixed by Jaycen, who’s known for working with Nicky Minaj, Jessie J, Kehlani and more, the instantly infectious track is about remembering that the deeper a relationship gets, the more the love grows.
Looking for great new music from amazing indie artists? Check out these 9 tracks from Coyote Man, If By Whiskey, Tombstones In Their Eyes, Wolf Saga, Garrison Hawk, Furrowed Brow, VINOK, Magic Bronson & Asta Diankha.
Time flies! And yet I can remember it all like yesterday. I was on my couch in Helsinki, looking out the window, down in the dumps, freshly divorced and also recovering from the break-up of Carmen Gray, a band whose entire catalog I had written with my brother Lappe Holopainen. Gone was the support of Sony/BMG and Warner. I was flat on my ass and clueless. I thought about hanging up my six-string. Maybe it was time. A tear rolled down my cheek. Just then my phone beeped. It was a text from a friend of mine, one Antti Autio.
Combining classic emo themes with a distinctive 80’s synth beat, Cannon Beach have concocted a signature sound in an unexpected way. Coming from the creative minds of producer Daniel Jeffery (Inherit The Stars), and singer Beth Connelly (Crimson Tide), Cannon Beach is an exploration into new territory for the pair, who have worked together in the past on previous projects, but never as a joint venture such as this.
Jessica Wilde is proving to be a songwriter of true grit. Able to chart the state of her own self-worth, experience, and growth through her inimitable UK R’n’B style, on new single ‘Body’ Jess is done with hiding, playing nice and getting suckered in time after time by ‘F*ckboys’ and ‘Wasteman’, having to conform to peer pressure and the role a dominant masculine society expects of her.
Yndling is the dream-pop project of Norwegian artist Silje Espevik. This musical endeavour is the result of wanting to take complete creative control over her music. Through delicate soundscapes and oscillating synths, Yndling invites listeners into her own world, offering a place of escapism and resonance through her lyricism.
For the last 2 years, NHOAH has mostly been releasing long mixes which resemble intense journeys.
So requests for shorter versions of his music have been coming in; versions which can be played on the radio. In January of this year,
NHOAH took time to rework 8 tracks. To get the same feeling that the original mixes convey, he retreated to his studio, which is crammed with music technology.
In this isolation, tracks were revised that, like a miracle distillate of a magic potion, evoke a much greater feeling in their brevity.
This hard-hitting, good-times rock’n’roll song is an arresting statement on where the band are going, ahead of their eagerly anticipated album, due for release later this year.
Seafoam Green’s upcoming long player – ‘Martin’s Garden’ – is the band’s second studio record. Their debut was a collaboration with Rich Robinson, of the Black Crowes. Once again, Seafoam Green are collaborating with the artists residing in their own record collections – inspirations steeped in the culture of the Southern States.
London-based alt-rockers Giant Sky have shared their latest captivating single ‘Snow’ on the 29th of January via Bloody Sunset Records. Forming in 2019, the band had to quickly evolve their methods of creation as they’ve spent most of their time apart due to lockdown. However, a common love of Jimmy Eat World, Pixies, Biffy Clyro and Tegan and Sarah would bring them together and influence their creative style. Even with these old school inspirations, ‘Snow’ can be compared to the likes of Wolf Alice, Cranberries and Soccer Mommy. The quartet has been supported by National UK station Planet Rock/ Kerrang!’s Wyatt.
Conceptual dream-pop singer-songwriter Ebony Buckle is set to release her debut album Disco Lasers, a collection of audio-visual stories that celebrate the wonders of our universe and how we as human beings make sense of our existence through folklore legends, science and our imagination. The album will be released as separate songs each month, allowing the listener to join the journey and immerse themselves in a different story every time.
Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Julian Shah-Tayler (formerly of the band Whitey)’s childlike fascination with science, space and the big questions that trouble the human condition has fueled the creative output of The Singularity’s electronic rock and roll since the band’s inception in 2012. “Everything burst out of the center of a supermassive black hole,” remarks Julian, “and we are going back there one day, so let’s just enjoy it.” As for the video, Shah-Tayler explained that he is “huge fan of films such as Linklater’s Waking Life, David Lynch and the styles of Scanner Darkly and Sin City.
Looking for great new music from amazing indie artists? Check out these 9 tracks from The Impersonators, Cannon Beach, Jessica Wilde, Yndling, NHOAH, Seafoam Green, Giant Sky, Ebony Buckle & Julian Shah-Tayler.
It’s a long and weird story but after many years with his first band, Nix Dadry went solo. A big U-turn in life resulted in a burst of creativity & determination. So far he has independently released a debut album, an EP & a collaboration single.
New ideas are constantly brewing and remaining eclectic is the mission. Nix has a lot of respect for fellow artists under the radar and would like to reclaim music for those who actually have something to say.
Coumarin was founded in the fall of 2018 on the groundworks set by the solo project of frontman André Kretschmar. Two years after it was originally conceived, the project under a different name had already bore fruit in the shape of a concept demo album and an extended play which eventually lead to the formation of the band as it exists today.
Rising singer-songwriter Cujo Moon has released his latest single, ‘Watch You Shine’ on the 26th of February. The single is taken from his upcoming EP, Bridges II, which will be released on the 26th March via Cujo Moon and Tone Tree Music. The two EPs mark the musician embarking on his solo adventure following his work with the band Dream the Electric Sleep, The Wild Jays, and one half of the duo Neon Rain. During this time, the musician was featured on Coldplay’s website for the song ‘To The Moon’ and shared a stage with the Mild High Club band. As a solo artist, Cujo Moon has already received over 1 million plays across streaming platforms with support from CLASH Magazine and features on the Spotify playlists Winter Acoustic, Morning Acoustic and Infinite Indie Folk as well as Apple Music’s Acoustic Chill Playlist to boot.
Coral Palms are a four-piece indie pop band conceived and created in Torquay, Devon. Now, currently based in London, band members Ollie, Will, Adriano and Callum deliver an infectious, breezy sound, planting palm trees and warm summer memories in your head. Lining every open road with a feeling that the sun’s still shining and driving you and your soul to somewhere light, bright and boozy, Coral Palms create a sound which is truly addictive.
Walter Longscott is a Belgian musician that has been playing music for more than 30 years, mostly in various cover bands. As due to covid-19 all live music was cancelled, he decided to give online collaboration with musicians a try, which turned out to be an extraordinary adventure that resulted in the album “Writing on the Wall”.
Brother. is an indie alternative band based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Bringing together an eclectic sound of energetic bass lines, catchy soundscapes and heavy-laden harmonies, band members Chuck Emery, Nathan Standage, Erika Goodwin, Scott Knutson and Elias Pratt deliver an infectiously charismatic, laid-back sound.
Italy based, alternative rock quartet A CRIME CALLED has released the official music video for “Drown,” off of their newly released album, A New Path.
“’Drown’ is the result of an intercontinental travel; tthe video is shot in a former asylum, and the images give a feeling of abandonment and claustrophobia, which works against the meaning of the song. The concept is to resist, to try not to drown, maybe finding someone who is a salvation and a hope for you.” – A CRIME CALLED
When you hear Julian Skiboat you stop and listen. Hailing from San Antonio, the 24 year-old multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter evokes emotions out of each and every lyric and guitar strum. What’s astonishing is that up until recently, he has made all of his music on his iPhone 5.
Hailing from Belem in the north of Brazil, Pentral is made up of Victor Lima (vocals, guitars, songwriter, lyrics), Vagner Lima (drummer) and Joe Ferri (bass guitar). Their unique take on alternative rock can be described as progressive, heavy, groovy and melodic, while the band also deliver a strong political message about what is going on in Brazil and all over the world.
Check out these 9 tracks from Nix Dadry, Coumarin, Cujo Moon, Coral Palms, Walter Longscott, Brother., A Crime Called, Julian Skiboat & Pentral.
Lalalow is a Finnish electronic pop duo formed in 2018 by two musicians, Nina Jackson (vocals and keyboard) and Tommi Laivamaa (guitar/bass).
Their latest single “Sensory Deprivation” is a hypnotic experience, narrating the feeling of isolation and not being able to use your senses to know what’s real and what’s not. These emotions instead lead you to develop feelings, thoughts, illusions and images swirling around inside your head, making it hard to decipher what’s reality. Jackson shares, “The story behind the single is that I felt isolated from the rest of the world because of covid, but it was not only that. I often have this lonely and isolated feeling even without covid. I guess it’s just my introspective mind playing games”.
Based in London, Distant Voices is the solo project of Valdis Stekelis, who wrote and began writing these tracks in 2019, finally finishing a year later due to the delayed realities of the UK lockdown. The band name itself was chosen during that period to reflect these unusual times, where live music (as we have previously experienced it) is a scarce occurrence and where we consume music with a less personal connection to the people making it.
“Earthquakes” is a paean to the earthquaker, the lifechanger, the Love of my life.
When you find the ONE who makes you shake, who makes you glow, who floods your brain and body with complete ecstasy, the world turns into a tectonic, organic lava flow. The mention of her name, the sight of her face inspires explosions and delight. Thank you, darkling delight.
Song Written, Performed, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Julian Shah-Tayler with inspiration from Eva Wolfe.
Los Angeles’ indie psych rock outfit Tombstones in Their Eyes present their new single ‘FEAR’ from their ‘Collection’ anthology-like double album, released via Somewherecold Records. This timely collection of 19 sonorous and hazy tracks is available in various formats.
With a penchant for also taking music lovers on a visual trip, the band has also shared videos for ‘Silhouhette’ and ‘I Can’t See The Light’.
NISER MUSIC IS A LABEL CREATED BY STÉPHANE IN JULY 2019 STÉPHANE STARTED AT 15 YEARS IN 1999 BY REMIXING THE FRENCH SINGER MYLENE FARMER AS AN AMATEUR.
HE HAD SEVERAL PSEDONYMS, WHICH ARE DJ AFTER DARK, BENJAMIN KARMER & SELFIE. SELFIE IS A VIRTUAL FEMALE VOICE. IT WILL RELEASE VARIOUS ALBUMS BETWEEN 2004 & 2020.
Hard Rock, Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING storms into 2021 with a visually stunning music video for their newest single, “Kill This Love.” Originally premiered on Metal Injection the video was created by Rich Juzwick and is the follow up to “Wake The Dead” in preparation for the band’s upcoming full length release, Volume IV; “Kill This Love” is their second single partnered with Legend Recordings & INgrooves.
Brother Valiant was founded by singer-songwriter Alex Amsterdam in the spring of 2013. During that time, he and his friends would track demos huddled inside a small suburban basement in northern New Jersey. What started with simple folk songs paying homage to artists like Paul Simon and Conor Oberst, the project began to take a shape all its own. It wasn’t long before Brother Valiant began playing around the New York Tri-state area, brandishing a unique sound to create a jubilant display of musicianship. Themes of navigating feelings of anxiety, love, and fear through an adventerous spirit remain a hallmark of Brother Valiant’s writing, which bleed through the compositions with an authentic wit. A byproduct of growing up in a small town immersed in cultivating local artists, the music casts a truly distinct reflection of suburban life on the East Coast. Complete with big sing-along choruses, visceral lyricism, rambunctious brass melodies, Brother Valiant creates an atmosphere that both celebrates and distorts the sounds of Americana and folk rock, where all are invited to sing out.
Safety is most comfortable on the fringes of the mainstream. Through their notoriously energetic live performances and uncompromising releases, the band has been able to maintain and grow an avid fanbase. Armed with the East coast DIY tenets they first picked up in the early 2000’s Florida underground scene, Safety trust themselves with their work. Safety’s primary songwriter is Safety. Their most trusted producer? Safety. Their manager? You guessed it.
FightJazz is some sort of rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re a trio of punks incorporating a plethora of musical influences into whatever the hell it is we’re doing.
“Song Spotlight” video podcast features this week’s top 9 indie music tracks in pop, rock, alternative, EDM, hard rock & singer-songwriter from Distant Voices, Julian Shah-Tayler, Tombstones In Their Eyes, Niser, September Mourning, Brother Valiant, Safety and FightJazz.
In a year that saw much of the music industry in lockdown, Tom Tikka took advantage of the downtime by releasing no less than 2 EPs and a Christmas single as Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps, in addition to 2 more singles with his pop duo, The Impersonators. One of those singles, “Rodeo” reached all the way to #1 on the international iTunes sales charts. Tikka also managed to rack up a combined 250K+ Spotify streams. Couple that with appearances on Fox TV, several film industry awards for his music videos, and endless critical praise, and one would agree that 2020 wasn’t all bad for the prolific singer-songwriter.
Born in Manchester, England, Tommy Newport relocated to the United States with his family at six years old where he bounced around from Dallas to Seattle before settling down in Wichita, Kansas. After picking up the guitar as a teenager to ease the boredom that comes with the idyllic, but monotonous life in the Midwest, Newport submerged himself into music and hasn’t looked back since.
Bristol-based avant indiepop outfit Modesty Blaise has announced that the impending release of a new album via German label From Lo-Fi to Disco! A baroque pop collection titled ‘The Modesty Blaise’, this is the band’s third studio album and their first LP in 20 years since releasing their head-turning ‘Melancholia’ LP (2001), featuring hit single ‘Carol Mountain’.
Irish indie music legend Cathal Coughlan presents ‘Owl In The Parlour’, the second track from his forthcoming album ‘Song of Co-Aklan’, his first new music in ten years, to be released via London label Dimple Discs. The accompanying video was created by Andy Golding (The Wolfhounds, Dragon Welding), presenting Co-Aklan in an infomercial of the most hallucinatory and lurid kind, which is nonetheless friendly and persuasive in tone.
Stunningly unconventional trans artist Russell Louder has released their latest electro-pop single, ‘HOME’ (3rd of February). The captivating single is taken from their upcoming album, HUMOR which will be released on the 26th of February via Lisbon Lux Records.The singer was a finalist in CBC Music’s 2019 Searchlight competition, highlighting Canada’s best undiscovered musical talent and appeared at the Liverpool Sound City 2019. Russell Louder has also been featured on CBC Radio 1, 3 and Q, shortlisted for the 2019 CBC Music SEARCHLIGHT competition (which showcases undiscovered Canadian musicians) and has collected over 300k plays across streaming platforms with their single, ‘Light of the Moon’.
I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m alive. Have we all been unknowingly transported into some cruel alternate universe where what was once confined to imagination has become reality? As I write this, California is burning and a pandemic is ravaging the globe. Police are murdering innocent people of color at-will, domestic terrorism is being thinly veiled as patriotism, facts and logic are ignored, a cartoonish, malevolent blob is nearing totalitarian control, and love is lost. This can’t be real.
Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter, originally from her tropical seaside home of Townsville, Australia. Writing and performing with her husband, musician Nick Burns, who also produces her music, Buckle uses captivating stories to hold a mirror up to herself and the world. Reflected in these songs is our humanity – our wants and needs, our struggles to fit in or break out. Throughout all of this is the hope that we can connect, that we can see the magnificent beauty of our universe and that we can grow and learn and evolve without fear.
“Cancel culture is a powerful weapon that when used appropriately, has the power to take down disgusting human-beings in less than 140 characters; something most court systems can’t manage to do in 140 days. But like a vigilante with no moral code or restraint, it can easily tip toward the dark-side. This song talks about the inappropriate usage of cancel culture. Metaphorically, a virus in the system; that searches through a person’s past and finds the one thing that may be able to bring them down as a petty response or knee jerk reaction to a human occasion. What cancel culture in this instance fails to take into account is the fallibility of humanity.
“The seed of ‘I Saw Love’ started from a memory of a bassline of an Arthur Russell song. As I constructed the song, it became a story of moods, rather than words, like passing through a haunted funhouse of mirrors, traveling from optimism to triumph, despair, and ecstasy,” explains NYC-based indie electro pop artist Michael Tapper of Practice to American Songwriter (who yesterday premiered the single/video). “I Saw Love” is the second single off his debut album Not A Game (out in early 2021).
“Song Spotlight” video podcast features this week’s top 9 indie music tracks in rock, pop, alternative, metal & electro from Tom Tikka, Tommy Newport, Modesty Blaise, Cathal Coughlan, Russell Louder, Hanalei, Ebony Buckle, Fused By Defiance & Practice.
Andrew Patterson has been releasing music and gigging regularly across Dublin and Belfast for the last five years. Known for anthemic yet intimate songs of love and hope, his 2019 EP “Out of Babylon” was met with critical acclaim. 2020 saw Andrew writing new songs and ideas that would speak into the current worldview, and sharing these pieces to a growing audience. As a recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme funding, Andrew has been thankful for the opportunity to bring these songs to life.
Since 2018, Ishani’s music drops have each successively rained her raw heartfelt vocals and atmospheric, future thinking beats on us.“Insomnia” made her a BBC Introducing Artist and in 2019 she performed at Reading and Leeds Festival, where her much lauded single “Nothing’s Changed” stormed the festival crowd. Ishani’s songs take the surfaces, reflections and tribulations of modern life and cast them through the prism of Ishani’s introspective voices. Not shy of big topics, Ishani engages with things our culture still finds difficult to talk about. ‘Don’t Stop The Fight’ tackles violence against women, while ‘Dark Angel’ reflects on the loss of two of her close friends to suicide. It was described by CLASH as “a highly personal plea for mental health awareness.” Ishani has performed at Hungary’s Sziget, one of Europe’s largest music and cultural festivals, and she’s also opened for Icelandic electro group Gus-Gus at Be My Lake Festival. Her work is a synthesis of influences, inspired by her cosmopolitan upbringing and travels through Bangalore, Cornwall and Singapore. She is currently based in London.
Belgian indie rockers TEEN CREEPS have released their second album ‘FOREVER’, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut ‘BIRTHMARKS’. The band sounds less angry, more mature and melodic on the new record. But ‘FOREVER’ is just as intense and heavily influenced by nineties indie rock as their previous work.
Since making his debut as “HeIsTheArtist” in early 2020, the prolific singer-songwriter and performer formerly known as Leemann Bassey has been enjoying unprecedented success. Inspired by the sermons of Bishop T.D. Jakes, HITA is a neo-soul, r&b artist with a Christian message. His single, “Boom (Remastered)” hit #1 on the Christian iTunes charts in South Africa, followed by a #1 Jazz iTunes single, “Sometimes/I Want You Around.” In addition to the #1 sales chart positions, HITA is fast approaching 200K Spotify streams across his catalog…a pretty impressive feat to pull off in less than one year.
Los Angeles born and raised Heather Rivas is known for her genre-blending music inspired by the eclectic music scene that thrives in her hometown. The queer artist is passionate about writing from her personal experiences and doesn’t hold back when it comes to the dynamics of relationships and how often so much can be left unspoken, whether that is tied to poor judgement, mental health, or discomfort with a situation.
Beauty in Chaos presents ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’ (Rapid Reiteration Mix)’ ft. Cinthya Hussey, whose beautiful painting also graces the album cover. Her gorgeous rendition of ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’ is the fourth video-single from their new album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’, released via Los Angeles’ 33.3 Music Collective.
This is the fourth single from this album, following up a smashing video for ‘Stranger (Holy Wars – Cruel World Mix)’ featuring Kat Leon (of Holy Wars).
Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for their debut single, “Mr. Danger,” originally showcased on Metal Insider. Directed by Ridge Beck, “Mr. Danger” is the band’s first single off of their upcoming, freshman album, Dirty Damn Tricks, due out March 26, 2021.
Figuratively set to the rhythmic pace of its infamous, steady-grinding automobile factories, while its streets are legendary and well-known the world over for the hyper-creative and musically fertile atmosphere that gave birth to Motown, Detroit continues to be a music capital of feel-good, contemporary music that ultimately proves timeless. The list of iconic names that have catapulted and captivated from the Motor City seems infinite…more than a few simply known by one name. Typifying the old saying “something in the water,” singer/songwriter J. BROWN – though generationally removed from the Gordy company’s then revolutionary melding of contemporary R&B and pop – has paid his dues and persevered in bringing those time proven musical values into the new music era with his recently released and, long-in-the-making solo debut EP.
Austin-based indie rockers Arrows To Fire have announced their new single ‘A Million Miles Away’, a guitar-driven track that was inspired by struggles experienced during the current pandemic, with a sound in keeping with a tradition of ’90s-rooted alternative rock with a current twist.
This single was mixed by legendary producer Tim Palmer (David Bowie’s Tin Machine, The Mission, HIM, U2, Robert Plant, Tears For Fears, Ozzy Osbourne, Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam).
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If By Whiskey is a project made up of a small town kid from Niceville, Florida and his friends. Aaron Overton, the lead singer/songwriter, now living in LA, writes songs that unfold in highs and lows, truth and abstraction, love and divorce, and the bittersweet feelings in between.
Magnetic Ghost, the project of Minneapolis musician Andrew Larson, is an ever-evolving amorphous beast, which constantly changes size, form and sound from release to release. From barrages of post-rock noise to lo-fi loner psych and ethereal space folk, Larson’s Magnetic Ghost possesses a vast and vibrant sonic spectrum.
Sid is a singer, songwriter and producer based in London. Originally from Mumbai, he started producing music back in grade school and has since been creating beautifully introspective songs, each of them varied, intense and full of emotion.
Dj and production duo Ancient Astronauts have released their groundbreaking Afro-European album ZIK ZAK on the 22nd of January via Switchstance Recordings. On the album, listeners will find the stylish trip-hop ‘Pagliacci´s Reprise feat. Joyce Olong’ track and a variety of rising African musicians, including Bantu, MoRoots and Blessed San.
London-based indie pop collective Daniel Takes A Train have released ‘Last Ticket To Tango’, the band’s first studio album after a hiatus of over 30 years, having all the makings of a classic album. They also present a romantic video for title track ‘Last Ticket To Tango’, directed by Pavol Korec, where passengers experience a special and spontaneous moment with the appearance of a tango flash mob at the Bratislava railway terminus.
NYC-based producer indie music veteran Charlie Nieland presents his new single ‘Tightrope’, an exciting new offering that brings him one step closer to the release of his new ‘Divisions’ LP. The brilliant accompanying video was directed by visionary B.A Miale.
No stranger to the spotlight, Lucy Spraggan is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented young, female singer songwriters today. Despite shooting to fame after only a short time on the primetime TV show The X Factor, she found herself hitting the headlines and becoming a household name as a feisty, female champion for the LGBTQ community. However, Lucy has successfully retained respect from fans and critics alike as so much more than another reality celebrity. An accomplished musician, Lucy’s songs ooze with her personality and jaunty lyrics full of humor.
Liverpool’s rejuvenated songsmiths Candy Opera present their new single ‘Tell Me When The Lights Turn Green’. A carefully crafted, country-esque ballad that perfectly expresses Candy Opera’s new sound for 2021, reflecting on all our yearnings with openness and candour, this song has all the sensibilities of a classic ballad.
Piper Shaw, an inspiring singer-songwriter from Florissant went viral on the popular social media app “Tiktok” after visiting the local Five Below. Piper went to Five Below on Saturday, November 21st in hopes of finding a birthday gift for her nephew. However, she found her way to over 1.8 million views after posting about the “Ms. Monopoly” she found in the store. The video shows Piper walking into the store, picking up the game, and reading the slogan… “ The first game where women make more than men.“ Piper then calls for tiktok to take action to have the game removed from the stores shelves.
Here are this week’s top 9 indie music tracks featuring If By Whiskey, Magnetic Ghost, Sid, Ancient Astronauts f. Joyce Olong, Daniel Takes A Train, Charlie Nieland, Lucy Spraggan, Candy Opera and Piper Shaw. #Alternative #IndieRock #SynthPop #Hip-Hop #IndiePop #Singer #Songwriter #Country
THE DIRECTOR’S CUTS IS AN INDEPENDENT CINEMATIC ROCK PROJECT WHERE I CAN FREELY EXPRESS MY CREATIVITY THROUGH MUSIC FILMS.
IN THE DIRECTOR’S CUTS WORK I EXPLORE TOPICS RELATED TO HUMANS IN THE CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY SUCH AS VOID, TRAUMA AND SHADOW.
Rare Monk is a Portland, OR based indie rock band. They are releasing their sophomore effort, Never Really Over in early 2021.
In 2015, Rare Monk released their apocalyptic-tinged self-titled EP, produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Singles “Warning Pulse” and “California (Will Burn)” received considerable attention form the blogosphere, college radio, and streaming services such as Spotify. This was the follow-up to 2014’s widely lauded 7-inch “Splice/Sleep Attack”. The boutique record label, B3SCI Records, released both EPs.
Sabriel (pronounced shä brē el), is a Las Vegas based singer, songwriter and producer whose goal is to explore vulnerability through her music. Her seductive neo-soul soaked sounds and unique, whimsical image are like nothing you’ve seen or heard before.
Her latest single “Love Again” was written, produced and recorded entirely by Sabriel. As a self-proclaimed introvert, the experience of recording alone in a makeshift closet studio in her bedroom, allowed the artist to flourish, playing around with new ideas and following her true path.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ruth Blake presents her new single ‘Brave Ships’, inspired by the warm, rich tones and strong rhythmic grooves of the 1970s. The accompanying video was filmed by Paul Blakemore on Sand Bay.
Originally from the Midlands, Blake now resides in the mists and vales of Somerset, where she creates multi-faceted folk music that stirs the soul, rich with symbol and storytelling. ‘Using ‘music as medicine’, this is poignant, lyrical, poetic and even sacred.
London based Ukrainian producer and songwriter, Sleepwoka, returns with another poignant single enthused with uplifting electro-pop soundscapes. Since he burst on the scene just last year, Sleepwoka, has released a string of successful singles gaining the attention of BBC Music Introducing London, Earmilk, Variance and Atwood Magazine.
Hallam London is a musical commuter between his homecity of Dresden in Germany, and Sheffield in Northern England. Not only has the latter produced some magnificent bands that are amongst Hallam’s most important influences, but it’s also the home of lyricist Ian Badcoe, and respected music producer Dave Sanderson (Reverend and the Makers, 65daysofstatic).
Rising Footwork and experimental producer, HomeSick has shared the live audio-visual clip of his EP, ISOLATION TAPE. The unique EP was released on the 11th of December via BSTS while the audio-visual masterpiece was premiered via Magnetic Magazine. Aside from his visual masterpieces, the producer is best known for his distinctive stage presence, travelling across China, Europe and North America and appearing at well-known festivals such as Sonar Music Festival and Future Forest amongst others. HomeSick has seen support from the likes of VICE, DJ Mag, CBC, Boiler Room, MUTEK and Red Bull Music Academy with a guest mix for Rinse FM.
VINOK is not just another indie-rock band, it’s a statement of authenticity and social change to create a new culture of justice in a land of unknown. Giving a voice for the marginalized and bluntly bringing to attention crucial problems of a global society is what the band is all about. Their topics range from disability rights to feminism, politics and religion. Yes, the Ukraine-based band’s indieness is a sound you haven’t heard before – it’s an unusual mix of experimental rock and indie art-pop spiced with notes of garage punk, pulp grunge and even hip-hop.
Julian Shah-Tayler a.k.a. ‘The Singularity’ presents ‘All Good Soldiers’, the first track on his new EP ‘The Torment Suite’, a collection of five new invigorating tracks with contributors including notable members of alternative rock royalty, including David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) and MGT (Peter Murphy, Tricky, The Wonder Stuff).
Here are this week’s top 9 indie music tracks featuring The Director’s Cuts, Rare Monk, Sabriel, Ruth Blake, Sleepwoka, Hallam London, HomeSick, VINOK and Julian Shah-Tayler.
Though not from a musical family, Chnam (pronounced “Cha Nam”) developed an interest in music at a young age, listening to various genres ranging from heavy metal to electronic music.
By age twelve, he started watching tutorial videos on music production along with discovering other producers through YouTube later on, inspiring him to create his own music using free music production sites and the software “Garageband” on his laptop, then later progressed onto another software called “FL Studio”.
This holiday season, rising Irish artists Craig Cooney & Rowlette are spreading the festive spirit with their new track “December,” released on November 25, 2020. The track is a heartfelt, uplifting fusion of hip-hop and pop, that reflects on the past year and the ups and downs it’s brought. Rowlette’s smooth, melodic vocals compliment Craig’s honest rap verses.
Rowlette says, “This might sound a bit odd but I wanted a less optimistic Christmas song! Every year, there’s so much pressure for everyone to have the best time ever at Christmas, but the reality is Christmas can be really hard for people. Whether it’s financial difficulties, an empty space at the table, or just the trials and tribulations of life, we wanted to write a Christmas song that’s a bit more real.”
Indie rock band Eau Rouge will be sharing their latest single, ‘I Know That You Know’ accompanied by its official video on the 27th of November via Riptide Records. The trio has travelled the globe, appearing in major festivals such as Lollapalooza Berlin, SXSW and The Great Escape as well as tours in Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Austria. Eau Rouge has been picked up by several major brands over the years, including Red Bull, Germany’s Next Top Model, Citröen as well as several Netflix and TV shows. The trio has collected over 7 million streams across platforms, with appearances in tastemaker publications such as Wonderland Magazine amongst others.
“This was the 1st video we filmed for Revolver, and it was a blast! In a lot of ways, filming this video was a dream come true. We spend a lot of time dreaming about what it would’ve been like to have a band in the MTV days, so it only made sense to set the video in that vision. The song itself was heavily influenced by the sounds of the 80’s & we’re so excited to have a video that matches that vibe. We did our absolute best to pay homage to Slash & Guns n’ Roses by recreating (to the best of our ability) the November Rain solo. It was so great to be able to pay homage to those who paved the way for us, & throw ourselves into their image. We really hope you dig it! Keep the Faith.” – FAITH & SCARS
‘”Lead On” is a song about questioning the path we are all being led down. There’s too much at stake in this world to just blindly accept what happens next. It’s a song about looking for the right path to the light.”‘ – Casey Walker of Cavo
Mark Twain famously said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said for St. Louis rock band, Cavo.
Formed in 2010 the Lehighton, PA based band Another Day Dawns was one of the most talked about up and coming rock acts in the U.S. due to their recent success at radio as an unsigned artist. Led by Lead Singer and front man Dakota Sean, Guitarist Tyler Ritter, Bass Player Jerome Betz, and Drummer Nick McGeehan, the band released their EP Stranger in January 2020 with a massive buzz on a national level. The band landed two Top 40 hits on Mediabase and Billboard independently with their songs “Taste of Heaven” and “Forget Me Not” which solidified their foundation in the active rock market.
James Burt has been writing songs all his life. This winter marks a steady ascent from passionate fan to musician and songwriter to music college student to reaching the precipice of a huge career in pop.
James was selected from dozens of extremely talented peers to be fully supported by all the means available at Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, who drafted in producer Al Groves (Bring Me The Horizon, Cast) and an array of other experienced music industry expertise to aid the release of his brilliant debut single ‘Dance In The Rain’.
Rising electronic producer Jack Trades and stunning vocalist Kayrae have released their latest single, ‘Phantoms’ on the 27th of November via Physical Presents. The producer has previously been featured in publications such as Your EDM, Dancing Astronaut and EDM Sauce as well as tastemaker Youtube channels such as The Vibe Guide, MrRevillz, SuicideSheep, Sensual Musique and Nightblue Music which has contributed towards his impressive play count of over 3.6 million across streaming platforms. Jack Trades has received airplay from SiriusXM’s Liquid Todd’s #Betabpm show, iHeartRadio’s Evolution and Pitbull’s Globalization Radio. The producer has remixed songs for the likes of Feenixpawl, Late Night Alumni, Shaun Frank and Adam K & Soha.
BINNY is a bedroom pop artist born and bred in Maryland. Having sung before he could even talk, BINNY’s musicality runs deep in his veins. Growing up in a family of musicians, he learned piano from the early age of six, before self-teaching the guitar and eventually onto songwriting and producing.
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We’re starting this week’s show with one of the most talented pop artists we’ve heard. ANDYVA is a super talented singer, writer and producer from the Netherlands. It was a talent that he didn’t really consider pursuing at first. It took a nudge (or more of a shove) from friends & colleagues who heard something special in his voice. They recognized that he had special talents that couldn’t go ignored. Friends aren’t the only ones who agree.
Kamrun, also known as “Kamrun Aura-Don”, is an American recording artist of Trinidadian and St. Lucian descent. Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida, he spent spent summers in the Caribbean with his grandfather, Calypsonian Gene Lawrence, as well as his cousins in St. Lucia, all of which culminated in a passion for reggae and dancehall music. Siting influences from reggae great like Sizzla Kaloji, Dennis Brown, and Bob Marley to Sean Paul, Damian Marley, and Collie Buddz, as well as hip hop staples like T.I., Jeezy, and 50 Cent, Kamrun describes of himself, “I believe my sound was influenced and created by the sounds and diversity of culture and music that surrounded me growing up”.
Kelsey Kindall is a fresh and dynamic pop singer/songwriter currently based in San Francisco. After she released her first single Couldn’t Be Bothered, she received over 1k organic streams in three days. She is releasing her debut album on Friday, Nov. 20. Kelsey writes for the people who don’t take life too seriously. She quite literally wrote her way around the world before the pandemic visiting over 20 countries and since quarantine devoted her time to producing an EP fully encompassing her journey. Couldn’t Be Bothered is a tribute to the explorations of dating in your 20s while trying to find the greater purpose to life.
New four-piece OMONOKO are fast becoming one of Ireland’s most exciting new exports with a rare timeless quality to their music that eschews genre and categorisation.
Their new single ‘Weight In Gold’ incorporates an addictive bass line, simple but effective electronic sounds, hooky guitar lines and falsetto vocals that deliver a chilled, yet uplifting track. Lyrically the song focuses on an individual’s need to have a break from the outside world, to re-establish a connection with themselves, and to focus on what their next move in life will be.
California-based singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer Marya Stark has revealed her latest work of art, Sapphire via Rose Bard Arts. On the album, listeners will find the awe-inspiring single, ‘Stargazer Ft. Elijah Ray’, accompanied by a conceptual video. The artist has already seen airplay from NPR and has been picked as one of the Top 25 Featured Artists for October on Echos.
Rising DJs and production duo, Snowk will be releasing their latest single, ‘Under The Moon ft. J.Lamotta Suzume’ on the 11th of November. The single is part of a series of releases taken from their upcoming album, Powder which will be available on 22nd of January 2021. The duo have had various releases via the renowned label Kitsune and can be considered “Kitsuné protégé”. Since the start of the project in 2019, Snowk has collaborated with several major artists including the celebrated single, ‘This Is Good ft. Miraa May’ which was selected for Kitsuné Musique Best Tracks 2019 while ‘Not Yours’ (created with French producer Nude and Malaysian singer Froya) was featured in the Spotify New Music Friday playlist in 16 different countries.
Rachel Norman released her debut EP Resist in 2019 to critical acclaim. She is well known for her talents as a vocalist, described by Thinking Lyrically as having “a tone that strikes you from the moment you hear it. [She] is clearly a born singer. A chocolatey tone, smooth to the ear, Norman makes songs that really accentuate her incredible voice.” Rachel Norman is also an actor who has been seen on NYC stages and beyond.
Shonali Bhowmik is a musician, actress, comedienne, filmmaker and writer. She currently co-hosts her own live variety show podcast series called We Don’t Even Know. She is the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys for which she is the songwriter, singer, and guitar player. She is a member of the popular comedy collective Variety Shac, with Chelsea Peretti, Heather Lawless and Andrea Rosen.
Here are this week’s top 9 indie music tracks featuring ANDYVA, Kamrun Auradon, Kelsey Kindall, OMONOKO, Marya Stark, Snowk, Rachel Norman, Shonali Bhowmik & Gears
Hard/Active Rock band Gears have released their cover of the Deftones single/video “Bored” along with The Label Group/INgrooves. From the opening riff, the drive of the guitar signifies a harder/active rock edge; as the vocals of Trip Six take hold the crux of the melody immediately fixes itself into a richer deeper tone of urgency. From there, drummer Jimmy Wooten and bassist Josh Routt round out this edgier rising surge – as “Bored” can be experienced in driving waves. Gears have taken an alternative metal sound from ‘95 and brought it to reflect an unconventional hard/active rock that resonates to the year 2020. “Bored” is Gears’ perfect song chosen to round out their music releases for this year. A track to seal those Deftones influences but brand it solidly to Gears.
Toronto, ON based Dark Alternative Rock Band A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION, fronted by The Birthday Massacre bassist Brett Carruthers, has released the official music video for “Ghost,” off of the band’s latest album, Becoming. Directed by Terra Joy McNerthney and produced by long time collaborator and friend Bailey Northcott, “Ghost” was originally premiered on tastemaker site mxdwn.
Prins Olof is a multi-instrumentalist from Stockholm Sweden, ready to take over the throne.
You ´ve heard him in the Psychonaut disco quartet “NATTEN” before, and now he’s here with his first Solo Album “Le Libération”.
Unsigned alt-rock/indie artist based in East London.
This is hands down the BEST thing that I have ever created. This is also the first music release that I mixed, mastered and produced entirely by myself in my bedroom and I’m pretty fucking proud of it if I do say so myself. I even sewed the cape together from scratch for this video (it was a painful process). I wanna give a huge thanks to Josh for his brilliant camera work and my good friend Bonnie for standing in as the vampire – I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Considering there were only three of us working on this project, I think we pulled it off better than I could’ve imagined. We all froze our asses off putting this together but it was totally worth it x
Platinum hit producer Taelor Deitcher aka Felix Cartal will be sharing the video for his latest single, ‘Harmony’. The video, directed by Kasey Lum, features the jaw-dropping movements of dancers Maxine Chadburn and Tyler Olson. Working behind the scenes alongside the director was colourist Sam Gilling (Royce da 5’9 and Rocky Mountain Bikes).
Fresh off three music award nominations and a Hallmark movie theme song placement, Sheila Eden continues to be focused on her passion – music for film and television. She is constantly seeking to help create the ‘perfect’ cinematic moment, where the audience can tap into potential emotion that has been suppressed for years, even decades through music and visuals/video.
Death Pop what is that? What if you Mixed- Husker Du, Pixies, Rem, Bob Segar and Foo Fighters with NYC Hardcore and 90’s Death metal Vocals. DEATH POP!!!! Now you get it. This Duo from Bay Area of Florida and Phoenix AZ have created music in such Projects at Space King, Cosmic Punch (TMG/ Knife Fight), As All Die (Crowd Control Activities/ Fracture Spaces), Long Winters Stare ( Dark Symphonies) Black Depths Grey Waves ( Aesthetic Death) and Until the Sky Dies ( Cimmerian Shade).
Innovative Wave music producer Juche has remixed ‘Ocean Blues’, the latest single from Saint Mars. ‘Ocean Blues’ Juche Remix is out on the 6th of November via Grá Mór Phonic Records and is the second of a trilogy of ‘Ocean Blues’ remixes to be released separately, following the funky synthwave reimagining by Droid Bishop. Juche occupies his own lane in the Wave scene with support from YouTube tastemakers such as FOMH, Trap Nation, the_accidental_poet, and Spotify playlists such as Trap Nation, Car Music – Bass Boosted, and Gaming Music 2020 and has previously collaborated with well-known artist, Skeler. As a result, the producer is currently sitting at over 8 million plays across streaming platforms.
DEAD ORIGINAL the heavy trio of new grunge who carry the emotional vibe of heavy rock is causing quite the stir in the windy city and beyond. Dead Original continues to sell their sound with their new single/video “Bought and Sold” (from their debut EP by the same name), as they continue to carve out their place. Dead Original incorporates their own motto of: “#Make America Grunge Again”, “#Make Grunge Great Again” and even “#Grunge is Back” as they define collectively what Dead Original fans expect – the true feel of rock.
LA-based indie rock duo The Roogs present their self-titled debut album, a collection of tracks that is honest and hopeful, combining the ethereal and the aggressive, the electronic and the acoustic, and the personal with the universal.
The Roogs are Courtney Davies and Steve Gerdes. Together, they represent one-half of the seminal goth / tribal / industrial band Fourwaycross, who were active from 1984 to 1991 and again from 2015 to 2018. Fourwaycross released four albums, five EPs and one compilation album, as well as touring the USA three times.
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Kralingen produces ‘Symphonic Surf’: a uniquely gripping, moody, sensual, at times epic and above all original indie sound. Their songs are warm, mysterious, sensory experiences that draw you towards the edges of love and lovemaking, never shying away from our inner darkness and natural desires, yet always connecting deeper with the listener.
Helena Hallberg is a Swiss/Swedish composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and actor based in New York City.
Artistically, Hallberg has been described as a chameleon.
“Portals” takes you on a journey of transformation, regeneration and affirmation. Modern Mimes offers soaring vocals, double neck guitar shredding acrobatics, and soul hitting percussive drums. A forewarning is told with new wisdom, perspective and urgency.
Nuit Oceān, the sobriquet of Steve Mesmin, was born and is currently based in Bordeaux, France. However, travel has always been a vital part of his life, as he’s lived and worked in London, travelled to India and returned to his father’s home of Zaire, or more commonly known as DRC. His mother, originally from Algeria, infused their home with music as she played the saxophone and ultimately these factors lead to the deep rooted urge to create beauty and express himself.
Austrian indie-pop duo Leyya return with the release of their latest single and video, ‘The Paper’ on the 21st of October via Minor Changes. The single is their first release as a duo since their album Sauna (2018). Over the last two years, Sophie Lindinger and Marco Kleebauer have been operating independently with Marco receiving another Amadeus Award for his studio work and Sophie putting together the alternative band, My Ugly Clementine, which also won awards and was featured in Spotify’s worldwide “Radar” campaign.
Brooklyn-based hip-hop and R&B recording artist Jovian is merging sounds in a way truly only he can, born with the rare disorder, synesthesia. Able to smell, taste, hear, feel and see colours in his head that he’s never seen before, he treats the sounds he creates with similar otherworldliness, as evidenced on his recently released single, 2 Young.
Blue Statue is an Alt-Indie/Post-Punk band based in North London. Consisting of brothers Hayden and Aaron Brown (songwriters, guitars and lead vocals), João Cardoso (drums) and Ben Jasper (bass), Blue Statue is amongst the most exciting new bands on the London rock scene today.
Danish-born artist Jakob Kupferberg has released ‘It’s (Never) Too Late for Love’, a soaring folk-pop ballad that he wrote in the summer of 2016 after experiencing a personal and political awakening in the city of Melbourne. The song is seamlessly guided by Jakob’s signature acoustic guitar tunings and his partner-in-crime Marius Ungureanu’s majestic string arrangements. It provides a message of hope and love at a time when the world does indeed seem like “a bomb, ready to explode,” to quote the song’s lyrics.
Following the successful release of her singles “I Wanna Belong”, “Burning Parachute”, and “You Don’t Get to Choose”, Dani Kristina has established her sound as an up and coming pop artist. Her newest release, “Aura”, was created alongside Trevor James Anderson and features five tracks that fuse various genres in order to create a unique, cinematic sound. From dancy pop anthems to moody, emotional ballads, “Aura” has a little bit of everything for every listener.
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Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Hailing from Austin, Tx, My Neighbor Kellan gives you the elements of decades past that we have all been longing to visit again. With his reminiscences of such artists like, Pavement, Elliott Smith, and […]
Tropical Boyfriend Catalogue are a UK based Indie Pop Band, consisting of members Kami Ivanova (vocals, guitar), Zak Lyons (guitar, keys), Adam Thomas (bass), and Craig Medlin (guitar). The London band are moving into a new era named the Something I Can Feel Alive In Anthology. The era will see […]
Blackbird Morning is an American rock band that formed in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The band is composed of vocalist Danielle DeCosmo and guitarist Anthony Goodwin, with Vincent DeCosmo on drums and bassist Richard Jimenez.
TĀBÖŌ is an LA based duo that produces and writes all of their music. They have been releasing music since 2018.
Sometimes it takes a while to realise what you’ve got. So it goes with pop craftsmen Candy Opera, who emerged during Liverpool’s 1980s musical golden age and whose new album ‘The Patron Saint of Heartache’ sees them release their first collection of new material in nearly three decades.
Welcome to Borito’s time machine, music that sends you back your summer vacation. Music that is all about bringing back innocence, the freedom of loving, living and creating without the obligations and disappointments of adulthood.
Award-winning indie band, Catastrophe & Cure have shared their latest single, ‘Another Wave’, taken from their album Somewhere Down the Line’ which was released via töchtersöhne records. The band made their mark when they won the Amadeus Austrian Music Award for their debut album. As recognition for their talent grew, […]
Recording artist and songwriter, born and Raised in the Westwood area of South Memphis, TN. is today’s contemporary urban/R&B “It Girl”. PORCELAN couldn’t help but ultimately pursue her musical aspirations, having immediately absorbed her historic musical surroundings from a young age while growing up in a family of instinctively musical […]
Munich-based indie/electropop duo Flor and the Sea was originally founded in 2015 as a five-piece project. With the release of debut singles ‘Hold Your Breath’ and ‘Shed No Tear’, as well as bigger live gigs at Digital/Analog Festival and the Muffat Winterfest among others, the band generated a lot of […]
CANNXN is about capturing lightning in a bottle. Based out of Seattle, WA, CANNXN is the homegrown musical project of singer & songwriter Megan Cannon. She has been writing and performing locally for the past five years, and has garnered a reputation for interweaving conversational lyrics with soundscapes that are […]
Following the critical success of her 2019 released Reflection LP, Denver, CO based, dark rock artist SHARONE has revealed the official music video for her new single, “Can We Pretend.” Mixed and mastered by Nick Nodurft at Rusty Sun Audio and the video directed and produced by Kyle Lamar at […]
‘Our House’ is a 10:40 long track which starts as a house track and transforms over its whole length into a techno song. Female vocalist Ina Viola sings with joy and intensity for a classless community. The chorus line: ‘This House is Our House – This House Is Love’ completes […]
Cristóvam is a singer/songwriter from Portugal. Born amongst the deep blue of the Atlantic and the lush green of the beautiful Azores islands, Cristóvam’s music shines with a warmth that you won’t find anywhere else. Growing up, Cristóvam was surrounded by music everywhere he’d turn – his grandfather was a […]
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, TARA is an independent singer, songwriter, and rapper with a sound reminiscent of alternative hip-hop with her own unique spin. In the summer of 2018, she started writing her own music and performed featuring vocals on tracks for a fellow artist.
U.K. transplant and Los Angeles based recording artist, Sammi Doll, is best known as the stage right, femme-fatale synth player/backing vocalist for the alternative, synthpop band, IAMX. Upon joining the then German-based band in 2013; Sammi relocated to Berlin while touring extensively through Europe and North America, amassing almost 200k […]
Tiny Deaths is a Los Angeles, CA based project making moody, dreamy pop. Listening to tiny deaths is like taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminiscing on those hazy memories of warm summer evenings. Like etchings in an old scrapbook, unfiltered hues and muted tones exude a fondness and […]
London based singer/songwriter Fox Jackson has been enamoured by music from as young as he can remember. Inspired by the likes of artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang and George Benson, his music blends funk-fuelled melodies, sexy vocals and dance-worthy beats, creating a vibrant and […]
TONYB. is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. Heavily influenced by 90’s and early 2000’s R&B, he credits his range of musical and vocal dynamics to the likes of Aaliyah, D’Angelo and Usher. His latest single “You Knew What This Was”, is a chill, up-tempo ode to the modern ‘situationship’. Written […]
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While we as a world speed forward on an uncharted flight to an unknowable destination, predictions and heresay is all you hear in the backseats on this excursion into a strange new Paradigm.
Marcelo Deiss is a Brazilian born, London based artist whose music dances between indie, blues, folk and rock. His music details themes about social alienation and human condition in subjects like greed, hypocrisy, absurdity and despair. The South American artist feeds off irony, satire and a dose of dark humor […]
BARBUDO deliver pop-funk with polished musicianship and pizzazz from their studio in the south of England. Brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth have taken inspiration from the pioneers of funk, soul and disco to give their contemporary sound a classic and stylish vibe that oozes charm and millennial zeitgeist. Their songs […]
Gibberish is the experimental-psych duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley. Formed in their spare bedroom in Arkansas before moving to Los Angeles, they started out with looping live drums through effects, with Lorie playing bass and keys and Derek rounding things out with a melody and guitar after looping some […]
Alternative Hard Rock/Metal Band – In The A.M. out of Indiana lead in with their latest single “Back Seat”. Having signed on recently to work with The Label Group and release their music via INgrooves, In The A. M. are bringing their high energy brand of rock with their track […]
Matriarchs is an American hybrid metallic hardcore band formed in Los Angeles CA in 2014. It started out as strictly a studio project by founding guitarist Ben Levi.
Exciting French DIYer Kaky drops his second single and video today which is starting to organically take off as he continues to unveil a universe rich in surreal and innovative production techniques through his BTS series KakySounds.
LZYBY is smashing his way through the contemporary space with his new synth-pop banger ‘Frustration’. Released on the 25th September, this track cements the singers name deep, and it is clear to see why it is already sending a shockwave far and wide.
HARD ROCK BAND UNVEIL THE STRENGTH has released their cover of Killswitch Engage’s “The End of Heartache”. The power produced in this version by Unveil The Strength lends itself to an overwhelming emotion that demands you stop whatever it is you are doing and listen.
Here are this week’s top 9 indie music tracks: Alternative rock, pop-funk, experimental-psych, hard rock and synth-pop. #SupportIndieArtists #SupportTheMusic #NewMusicDiscovery
KiNG MALA is the moniker of El Paso born, Los Angeles based alternative soul artist Areli Castro. Touching on themes such as lust, recklessness and badass femininity, KiNG MALA isn’t afraid to spill her guts. Setting out with the intention to create brave and unapologetic music, the bold and brazen […]
Bristol-based collective Bearcraft led by artist/producer Dicky Moore release their brand new single ‘Where The Sun Sets’ today.
Bo and the Locomotive is the musical project of Bo Bulawsky – a songwriter, producer, and performer based in St. Louis, MO, USA. The son of Larry and Lisa, two respected artists in their own right, Bo is currently preparing to release his third full-length record, titled Everything Was Wild, […]
London-based singer-songwriter Imogen Mahdavi is known for her unique and rich vocals, which tell a thousand stories. With a slew of wistful indie-pop releases under her belt, the musician has forged her own path, carving her name with her beautifully introspective creations. Radiating with sincerity and grace, Imogen is unlike […]
Formed in early 2017 by Jonno Smyth (Drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (Guitar), Black Tree Vultures set out to combine their classic metal influences with a modern edge, to play to an audience ranging from seasoned metal veterans to new rock lovers. After recruiting Celyn Beynon (Vocals) to front the […]
“I was born a couple thousand years early,” bemoans Lomon, sitting in his Seattle apartment turned home music studio. He dreams of exploring the universe and uncovering deep mysteries of reality- but given the infeasibility of such dreams in this era, he turns to the lyrics of his indie-electronic music […]
Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released their cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain,” off of the 2001 released LP The Darker Side of Nonsense. “Pain” was tracked by RIG TIME! at the studio located inside the legendary Warehouse concert venue in La Crosse, WI. Mixing and mastering […]
Soaring vocals… stellar musicianship… abundant energy… crowd resonance… Diamonds and Whiskey is a combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell raiser alike, and the award winning country rock act out of Charlotte, North Carolina, brings it all to the table. Founding member, Jennifer Lauren, leads the […]
London-based singer-songwriter Margot will be releasing her new single ‘Slow Down’ on the 25th of September via Pink Bikini Records. Premiered via Girls Are Awesome, the single is taken from her debut EP, Make It Last which will be released on the 9th of October.
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Formed in Montreal as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist Marc Zolla , Pink Cocoon is a one-man rock machine that follows in the impeccable footsteps of his idols. After the release of his debut EP Alienation in 2017, Zolla – a dedicated student of guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and […]
Trash-wave trailblazers, Me Nd Adam, is the depraved result of a relationship between a self-loathing egotist and a boisterous, red-headed emotional wreck. After meeting in New Orleans and hating each other, Adam & Vince parted ways. Unfortunately, there can be no despair without hope, no discord without union, no darkness […]
September 18, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV based rock band WICKED GARDEN has released the official music video for their new single, “Home, Too Far.” Written and directed by Dominick Muzio and Shawn Trojahn, the video for “Home, Too Far” was filmed by Stephy Hayward of Livewire Photography and edited […]
Deanna Devore is a Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. Her music beautifully blends downtempo electronic beats with organic instrumentation, creating emotionally captivating music that has been resonating with audiences across the globe. Devore’s polished musicianship, modern production techniques and compelling songwriting emanates a maturity and […]