Celebrating the intimacy and thoughtfulness of songwriting with purpose, the simple joy and melancholy united that emerge during contemplation, when playing music in a relaxed, fearless state, with someone you know well.
Cinematic, intense, dark yet uplifting and somehow also light – Davey Harris blends genres effortlessly throughout the catchy and beautifully unique Predictable.
Heavy distortion and grit unite with hauntingly delicate vocals and shoegaze overtones, throughout the catchy and provocative rock force that is MIRROR.
This is good – really good. CITY OF ME leads with an already vastly streamed single that’s quick to connect and impress, and consistently furthers that reach in a number of brilliantly creative, passionately devoted ways.
Introducing a personal favourite track from the month so far, Boston’s Electric Standard raise the bar in a subtle yet striking way.
Gifting listeners the perfect indie ambiances to escape into, and a series of contemplative moments of depth should they choose to listen a little more closely, One City One-Love makes for a sublime collection.
Dreamy and colourful production sets a mellow vibe and stylishly contrasts the up-front, breathy and indie-rock style vocals of this uniquely contemplative, ambient new single rom Benjamin Kitay.
Brilliant, beautiful, poignant, often relatable. You can’t help but like it, lose yourself to the groove, and soon find yourself contemplating greater depths.
The unique Darla Jade vocal is warm when layered but also has an icy edge when solo, in the vein of, say, London Grammar. The one-note melody on the chorus is remarkably catchy and sung with a precision that such simplicity requires. It develops into warm synth pads that cuddle you through to a counterpoint question-and-answer conclusion that’s a truly satisfying end to an epic chorus.
Big rock and roll vibes continue to strike – that raw, amplified sound works beautifully in transporting listeners to the purity and volume of a live show.
The simple strum of an acoustic guitar, the equally raw capture of live drums and a subtle electric lead, followed by long-form melodic structuring that tips its hat to the indie legends of yesteryear…
I Imagined A Window is a bit of a rollercoaster. It feels organic and authentic and thrilling, with a dusting of electronics, and, best of all, autotune has been given the day off. Good shout. Where the paint has peeled, it’s only added character and gravity to the ride and I, for one, want to go round again. It’s blown the cobwebs away!