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Explore music from indie artists featured in our “Short Cuts” series.

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Francesca Louise “The Sea”

Francesca Louise is an indie/folk singer-songwriter, who’s soulful Carole King/Laura Marling inspired vocals paired with songwriting influences from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Lucy Rose and The Staves, makes this artist one to watch. Before appearing as a contestant for two episodes of The Voice UK 2022, Louise has performed

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ANDYVA “Misconduct In Love”

After my debut album I went to London last November, to record a new series of songs written by me. I recorded and am producing this with Johnny Douglas  (producer of Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Tom Jones, John Legend and others). With this new

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The Alarm “Next”

“Are you ready for what’s next,” asks Mike Peters, frontman of  THE ALARM, “the second greatest rock and roll band in the world” (Bono, U2) in his brand-new song “Next,” the video for which premieres today via BrooklynVegan. “Words cannot express the joy of leaving the hospital after a long stay on

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Withered Hand “Waking Up”

UK indie rock troubadour Withered Hand presents his uplifting new single ‘Waking Up’, released on February 14 via Reveal Records, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The accompanying video was filmed on location in Portobello, Edinburgh by Juliana Capes. Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson,

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Yio “My Chosen One”

Yio is the stage name or pseudonym of Sergio Schnitzler, a singer-songwriter, guitar player, keyboardist and audio engineer from Rosario, Argentina. There is a blend of guitars, synths and vocals in his songs. Genres covered: downtempo, trip hop, chill wave, electro house, synthpop, techno, vocal trance, breakbeat, electronica, new age

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Magna Zero “Eat You Up”

Los Angeles Psych Rock trio Magna Zero’s raw sound combines elements of progressive rock, desert rock, and post-punk into a swirling cauldron of guitar and groove-driven sonic energy. The band’s songs explore what it means to be human in today’s uncertain and turbulent world. After the critical success of their

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PET NEEDS “Ibiza in Winter”

ilmed when the band took a recent out-of-season trip to Ibiza, the new video unfurls as a somewhat desolate tour of the usually buzzing party island. A track about frontman Johnny “trying to remain creative, positive and to look after himself after a downward spiral”, “Ibiza In Winter” sees Pet

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The Mystery Plan “what a day(disco)”

Indie pop outfit The Mystery Plan are back with their ‘What A Day’ EP, a scrumptious dose of bliss-pop released via American boutique label 10mm Omega Recordings. This boisterous three-track offering highlights the lead track from the band’s forthcoming ‘Haunted Organic Machines’ record – their seventh full length album and 13th

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DB Jones “Too Bad Baby”

DB Jones are a 4 piece indie-rock band from Lincoln, UK. Growing up on a diet of indie legends, the band draw inspiration from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Blossoms, Vistas & The Snuts. Specializing in creating anthemic indie floor-fillers, accompanied by an emotionally significant, high

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Benji Tranter “Speed Camera”

After a hiatus of over five years, Welsh songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Benji Tranter has returned with his debut solo album ‘Songs to Make You Happy’, out now via Pear O’ Legs Records. With a lo-fi, home-recorded approach, Benji builds the album around stark acoustic guitars and his idiosyncratic voice, with

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pMad “Down”

Paul Dillon, known by the name pMad, is a talented solo artist hailing from Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland. With a musical career that spans over several years, Paul has been a part of several successful bands including The Suicidal Dufflecoats, Starve the Barber, and currently, The Greeting, as well as

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Elias Bendix “Pedal To The Metal”

On February 10, the Copenhagen-based alt pop artist Elias Bendix releases his new single ‘Pedal To The Metal’. The song is presented with a beautiful music video, where an animalistic ferocity is unleashed. With a musical backdrop that sends references to colleagues such as Jungle and Danish Saveus, Elias sings

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ON “Break You”

Indie rock / power trio ON present ‘Break You’, a potent prism of the 90s-flavoured indie rock vibes offered on their latest eponymous ‘ON’ album, recently released via Toronto-based indie imprint Indiestructable Records. The band will be embarking on a West Coast tour that will bring them to dozens of U.S. cities on

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Mint “Radiator”

Mint are a loud and energetic cocktail made from parts of Iggy Pop and The Hives. Hailing from Grimsby Town, Mint can be described as the erratic and gut-busting Rock’n’Roll that your father smokes cigars to. Championed by Radio 1, Kerrang!, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Channel 4

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