Author: Max Burt

NEW MUSIC: Calm Canopy – Always Around

Calm Canopy has released his second track ‘Always Around’ – a playful, danceable bedroom indie banger, tinged with a math rock finesse. Mike Papaloni – the Canadian brain behind Calm Canopy – has been creating music for ten years; and it shows! ‘Always Around’ is a masterfully crafted track, with some of the tastiest math-rock style refrains I’ve …

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NEW MUSIC: Warahenege – Cosmic Mess

‘Cosmic Mess’ is the debut release from Manchester artist Warahenege – a deeply atmospheric, sophisticated dream-pop track that’ll leave you staring at nothing (try it for yourself). Warahenege is the project of Praveen Somarathne, who chose to use his Sri Lankan birth surname as his moniker to purvey the unapologetically personal nature of his songwriting. …

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NEW MUSIC: nicha – little bird

Ireland native nicha has delivered her second release ‘little bird’. An ominous, atmospheric, though ultimately freeing track that bespeaks the fortitude of those trapped in toxic relationships. ‘Stop reading lies / Know when a feeling’s right’ – these two lines of ‘little bird’ encapsulate nicha’s message to any individual who feels they’re under the thumb of …

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NEW MUSIC: Neon Gru – Hot Wine

London-based six-piece Neon Gru are delivering something un-genre-able with their new single ‘Hot Wine’ – a groovy fascination awaits you. I could list off myriad different genres that Neon Gru brew like alchemy into their tracks – but if I did so, you’d have very far to scroll to reach their social links. That’s all the …

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NEW MUSIC: Valley Onda – Gold

Perpetually-rising alternative indie sensations Valley Onda have returned with their latest single ‘Gold’ – a mysterious, charismatic track tinged with psychedelia. Somewhere in Sydney, alternative indie four-piece Valley Onda play this somewhat ominous track with its pervasive sense of cool. There is a palpable air of confidence in ‘Gold’ that many other new indie bands lack; the same …

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NEW MUSIC: Nadia Phillips – On Reflection

From Castlemaine, Australia, singer-songwriter Nadia Phillips releases her debut single ‘On Reflection’ – a brooding, though resolved, alternative indie track. Bedroom pop meets grunge – now that’s a genre crossover I’ve never written about before! Nadia Phillips’ ‘On Reflection’ is the quintessential bedroom grunge track, despite the fact that I’ve just made that term up. Give …

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NEW MUSIC: Gramofone – My Self

Romanian alternative-indie soul band Gramofone have returned with their latest track ‘My Self’ – and it’s time to let them funk up your day. This Bucharest-based four-piece outfit isn’t getting nearly enough recognition for the amount of funk they’re producing. I recommend you experience this track via its 360° music video here, to really feel their infectious …

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NEW MUSIC: Donnie Wilde – Ammo

The debut release from Welsh singer-songwriter Donnie Wilde, ‘Ammo’ is a vulnerable, tender track in support of Black Lives Matter. A brand new face on the scene, Donnie Wilde is already showing potential as a voice of protest and reason. ‘Ammo’ is a poignant commentary on the police brutality of black people worldwide, though particularly inspired by …

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NEW MUSIC: Rujen – Tarot

Atlanta-based indie and psych rock five-piece Rujen return with their latest single ‘Tarot’ – a vibrant, textured, danceable track infused with a taste of jazz-funk. It’s always a good day when you find a band that clearly puts every amount of effort they have into their tracks, fuelled with a confidence and ability that showcases their …

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