Be Still, Act Natural AND Warmth // Chief Springs

So, unusually, I am doing a second post on a band. But hey, Chief Springs have got a couple of new awesome tracks! Ok, so we are doing this in date order so first up is the warm, feel good but also slightly unsettled Be Still, Act Natural. The ideal song for when you are... Continue Reading →

Digital Depression // MY-HI

Have you ever wanted to take a trip back to the 90s? The massive vocal styles of Incubus and Soundgarden, the huge basslines and odd quirky but completely fitting riffs? The massive fills and singalong choruses. MY-HI have smashed it with this single. It's like a perfect storm of elements and that guitar is stuck... Continue Reading →

Veil // Holsky

A fine blend of the Maccabees, Gary Numan and White Lies. Holsky has created an incredible, slow dancing, atmospheric, 80s tinged masterpiece. The visuals used set the scene, but the track really sends you back, this track could be the soundtrack to an emotional part of an 80s movie. The slow beat with the reverb... Continue Reading →

Melancholy Boy // LOUD HOUND

This is a song of many sides. There are elements of electronic dance, indie pop, and a loud rock drum beat. It's mixed awesomly, the keys in the breakdown and the drums could be in an Ibiza summer hit. The whole package feels like it should be relaxing but it has a frenzy to it.... Continue Reading →

Interview // Edge of Desire

Massive guitar fuzz with a pounding bassline, just what you need for a Friday night right? Edge of Desire hail from Guildford and create huge atmospheric sounds, they bring to mind newer Muse, Radiohead and in vocal style a bit of Wild Beasts - so all round a really tight mix of well thought out... Continue Reading →

Innocents // Safe Lander

Dreamy, disco, funk, pop. Bit of a random set of words but there you have it. There's a 70s funk bassline, 80s muted guitar hook, synth and new wave type whispered vocals. It's a confusingly amazing track. Think Tame Impala, elements of Melody's Echo Chamber, some Pulp and maybe even some Psychedelic Furs and you'll... Continue Reading →

Inver // FRMR

FRMR is creating what seems like new-school folk music taking inspiration from traditional folk and newer electro sampling tracks. Inver is multilayered and is incredibly well textured. Everything seems to be a quite obscure choice but really does work. The pulsing bassline, the haunting children singing, the strings and almost random drum fills. Like nothing... Continue Reading →

Get Ready with Me // Lucky Iris

There is a good way and a bad way to create soft atmosphere without making a mainstream pop tune and Lucky Iris pull it off really well. It seems that they have been crafting the perfect summer indie pop beach party EP - Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home. Get Ready With Me... Continue Reading →

Tupelo // Chief Springs

I'm going to be entirely honest here, I absolutely love this song. This feels like it should take pride of place on all the indie playlists, it's absolutely dripping with The National, (early, and therefore good) Elbow and to an extent, Band of Horses. There is a great mix of just enough acoustic and slight... Continue Reading →

The Endless Wave // Gushh

Also, Cheers Old Chappo - Out 20th May Loops, samples and surfing. All good things. So I was pretty happy when I heard Gushh - a new act from one of my favourite musical hotbeds Bristol. There was a big looping scene a couple of years ago, it seems Math-Rock never truly goes away. It's... Continue Reading →

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