Friday, July 11, 2014
vance joy - mess is mine
with the mega smash riptide still making it's way around the world, james keogh (aka vance joy) is prepping for the worldwide release of his debut album 'dream your life away' with this new gem! throw in this awesome video and james' got another indie hit on his hands. nice one.
Friday, June 20, 2014
alt-j - hunger of the pine
going for a more introspective sound for the highly anticipated return of the now trio alt-j, this new song also features a sample from miley cyrus' '4x4' track. soak it up, cause it'll linger in your head for a bit. nice one!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
kind of my fave song of these guys (only cause i'm usually lukewarm to them), but this song is really special. just beautiful.
the national - i need my girl
just really love these classy guys and their storytelling lyrics!
elbow - new york morning
elbow - my sad captains
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
jagwar ma - uncertainty
THIS totally reminds me of my obsession for all things manchester back in the 90's! with its psychedelic dance vibe that hail from australia, these guys are single handedly bringing back my baggy pants/hoodie yoof obsession!
Monday, February 24, 2014
little dragon - klapp klapp
there's something both motown and electronic at the same time going on in the 1st single off of swedish indie band little dragon's upcoming 'nabuma rubberband' album. since the quartet enjoy throwing various influences into the mix, i can only imagine what surprises are in store for the long player!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
check out two gems from james blake's current album 'overgrown' that is hitting the airwaves. one is gorgeous and hypnotic, while the other is a hot remixed version featuring chance the rapper that is crossing over to the mainstream but equally brilliant. we love james blake if you haven't figured that out by now!
james blake - to the last
james blake feat chance the rapper - life round here (remix)
Saturday, February 22, 2014
bombay bicycle club - luna
with their album 'so long, see you tomorrow' just out, the BBC have once again gifted us a collection of catchy complex indie pop songs that allow you to discover new things with each listen. 'luna' has been doing exceptionally well on indie radio and easily plays as a crowd pleaser when you check them out at a venue near you. love these guys!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
half moon run - full circle
once again we officially bring you a song that has been blasting for a good few months on our spotify carmix (which is what happened last time). so i guess we just enjoy hoarding this canadian indie band to ourselves until we just can't hide it anymore!
Friday, November 29, 2013
bombay bicycle club - carry me
taking a total departure from their folk leanings on their last album, the BBC seem to have found joy in experimenting with drums, song structure and guitars. the final result is a surprising and exciting affair that hopefully will be the running thread on their upcoming new album. love this!
[UPDATE] wanna hear this track in a more indie dance setting? check out this awesome remix by the cool ass push music folks! turn it up!
bombay bicycle club - carry me (push music discontruction)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
vance joy - riptide
not only am i obsessed with this cute ditty by aussie singer/songwriter james keogh (aka vance joy) but i'm also fascinated by the confident visuals of the music video by model/director laura gorun (she's also plays various roles in the video). already certified two times platinum in his home country, vance joy is definitely gaining buzz in the UK (playlisted on xfm) and in the US (touring with the amazing tom odell). it's on repeat and should be the same for you too!!!
Friday, September 20, 2013
born ruffians - needle
i have been adoring this wonderfully loopy track for quite some time on my spotify car mix and am so happy that this gem finally gets a video that i can gift to you guys. hailing from canada, i tipped this four piece back in 2010 and it's so nice to re-discover them with this song. press play, feel great, repeat til you're singing along in no time!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
arcade fire - reflektor
whoa! this is a brilliantly different sound for the arcade fire! i'm totally digging this james murphy produced track (disco rock with a bit of world music thrown in yo!) plus if you listen carefully, you can hear david bowie in the background vocals! if you want to see a cooler video for this wonderful song, check out an interactive experience over at justareflektor.com.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
editors - formaldehyde
there's something so wonderfully indie retro about this track! referencing so many styles, somehow the mix totally works, turning it all into an amazing song that deserves repeat listens (did i mention tom's soaring vocals)! with a trippy video directed by the awesome ben wheatley (sightseers, kill list), it's a fan boy explosion really!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
half moon run - call me in the afternoon
i've actually been loving this song for a few weeks as it's been on my spotify playlist since i first read about this canadian trio. with their gorgeous harmonies and quirky yet confident songwriting skills, they are slowly gaining fans all over. love this song!
swim deep - king city
looking for your indie summer anthem? birmingham quartet offer up a solid submission for the season. actually self released last year, the band re-record this gem in anticipation of their upcoming debut album 'where the heaven are we'. your summer suntan soundtrack begins here!
Monday, July 15, 2013
foals - bad habit
what a great song! the song just keeps on adding new layers throughout making it both complex and beautiful at the same time. though the buzz around their album 'holy fire' has been exceptional, i have to admit this is the first song that's made an impact to me from their long player.
Monday, July 08, 2013
cold war kids - lost that easy
OMG i LOVE lead singer nathan willet's voice! full of soul and yet rocking through this funk influenced guitar stormer, i am obsessed!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
yeah yeah yeahs - despair
with just a glimmer of hope, this indie anthem turns into one of the best songs i've heard in awhile! definitely a highlight from yeah yeah yeahs current album 'mosquito' with a wonderful video by patrick daughter to boot, this is definitely on repeat!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
the xx - fiction
my fave song from what turned out to be an underwhelming album by the xx, but months later, this track is still a beautiful reminder of how great this band can be when they get all the ingredients alined.