Category: indie

Teleman – Skeleton Dance

Thomas Saunders specialises in zippy indie numbers, the type that normally don’t require several plays before you’re in raptures. The danger in this kind of tuneage of course is that when you get to half a dozen listens it is […] 

Lord Huron – Last Night You Were A Dream

Not that he was ever close to irrelevant but 2014 has seen Beck Hanson’s reinvention and may yet prove to be his best year yet. He’s already bagged a winning ‘traditional’ album called ‘Morning Phase’ but it could be his […] 

Cults – Always Forever

You could lump this in with the Wannadies best song but then you’d have to factor in the knowledge that while Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion (!) were recording the album it comes from, ‘Static’, they were irredeemably pulling apart […] 

The Pickled Onions – Please Please

This is so reminiscent of the Clientele, or at least how I remembered how the Clientele sounded, that I actually went back to several tracks from ‘Strange Geometry’ to make sure it wasn’t too much of a leap. And you […] 

Lapland – Metal Lungs

If you’re thinking there is no way of escaping this damned season then be assured that Lapland has nothing snow related going on. Not that you’d expect anything of the sort from a Brooklyn artist who is originally from dusty […] 

Kingston – Weird Dreams

Well enough of this crushed bauble underfootness (numbers vastly depleted owing to 18 month old Godzilla with a penchant for the shiny, new and reachable) it’s time to start the new year with something exciting and local. Kilkenny as it […] 

Eastern Hollows – Summer’s Dead

This immediately clicked and with quoted influences like the Stone Roses and Ride Eastern Hollows could quite easily have been a band that I created in my own head. The Brooklyn 5-piece have a debut LP in the works and […] 

Potty Mouth – Black and Studs

Thought for all the world that this would be an English band, the name and their sound (Elastica, Lush, Sleeper) just seemed like a fit but Potty Mouth are a U.S. proposition. And they’re not just another female fronted band […] 

Air Review – Young

We wrote a post a few years back about indie music songs that contained whistling and it has been far and away the most popular page on this website (8 years old this week btw). Anyway if I had been […] 

Gondola – We Are The Map

I love the instrumentation on this one from Brooklyn quartet Gondola. Reminds me of the best bits from Code Pie’s ‘Love Meets Rage’ where the brass bits engender a sense of quiet euphoria. Gondola appear to be a band unafraid […] 

The Dodos – The Current

Can’t believe the just released ‘Carrier’ is the Dodos 5th album, they seem mere infants in band years. If I’m honest I left soon after they arrived, failed to hear the hook in much of the stuff that followed their […] 

Junip – Line of Fire

If like me you were wondering what he was up to post that memorable cover of the Knife’s ‘Heartbeats’ then you need not wonder further as José González and his band Junip have just released their self-titled sophomore. Not a […] 

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