Shimmering shores of indie-pop glory For fans of: Little Comets; Bombay Bicycle Club Maybe it’s because it’s been a while since I heard any worth listening to. Maybe it’s because it’s officially summer now. Whatever the reason is, KAPTAN’s debut single ‘Anywhere We Go’ is sun-kissed indie-pop that is addictively enjoyable. The guitars are pristine and intensely reverberated, giving that typical breezy indie vibe that so many bands try to obtain. The vocals are in a relatively high register and […]
Punk meets Irish Folk, with powerful results For fans of: Sham 69; Social Distortion Putting a punk rock spin on an Irish folk song might not strike people as being the most obvious way to spend your time, but Suburban Radio’s newest single ‘Fields Of Athenry’ does just that. But of course, referring to Suburban Radio’s rendition as being punk rock is only half truthful. As the track opens it feels very Sham 69, but soon enough searing guitars spin […]
A hazy mist of pop enveloping primal noise For fans of: Depeche Mode; Nine Inch Nails Ahead of their newest album ‘DEATH MAGIC’, HEALTH are back with ‘STONEFIST’. Slightly less noisy than you might have been expecting, but just as raw and piercing as you’d pray that it would be. Pummelling forwards with the primal power that would bring a tear to the eye of Trent Reznor, ‘STONEFIST’ is every bit as intense as you want it to be. But […]
Earthquakes and tremors of artistic tension Stray Echo is something a little bit different, and ‘Ground’ is the perfect example of that. Creeping with late-night seduction, it’s a cool electronic landscape that pulsates as tectonic plates of sound glide and grind over each other.
A safari of Indie-Pop sounds For fans of: Noah & The Whale High Safari’s ‘Find Your Way Back’ is a look at the hallmarks of indie pop, all conveniently compiled into one three minute track for you to enjoy.
So not long ago we reviewed Frances’ beautiful growing balladry in ‘Grow’. Now, the track has got a remix from The Jane Doze that is just as enjoyable. While it might lack the growing beauty of the original track itself, this free download remix modernises the timeless balladry for a spur of the moment track that fits into the comedown of a night out. It keeps the sombre tone of the track intact, while adding a new tone to the […]
Ambient melody meets raw intensity with great results For fans of: Incubus; Wolf Alice Layers of melody underpinned by an alt-rock rawness and purity that furiously erupts with intensity; Looking For Liam’s ‘Take What You Need’ is a single that spins elements of alternative around to create a coherent sound.
The Constant State of shoegaze continues. For fans of: ‘Leisure’-era Blur; The Horrors Modern Indie music seems to be stuck in a constant unshifting state of wide-eyed shoegaze awe. Fitting, then, that Malka’s debut EP ‘The Constant State’ fits the typical mould of a shoegaze indie band.
A haunting folk dream For fans of: Broken Anchor; Fragics; Foo Fighters (their gentle stuff); Dear Lara Adam Scott Glasspool’s debut EP is an example of haunting acoustofolk, with just the right splattering of other instrumentation to stop the release becoming a monotonous and dreary release. As it stands, ‘On Dreams’ is actually mesmerisingly crafted – offering a sound that actually sticks in your head, unlike many other modern folk releases.
Fufanu have shared the video for their latest single ‘Will We Last’, the opening track from their upcoming EP ‘Adjust To The Light’. The video sees the band performing the track in a few filtered high-exposure shots, with a brightness and lightness that contrasts the brooding and semi-apocalyptic indie sounds of the song itself. ‘Adjust To The Light’ is released on June 29.