Author: Max Burt

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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NEW MUSIC: Champagne Girl – Liquidation Sale

The lead single off their brand new EP, ‘Liquidation Sale’ is Champagne Girl’s post-punk-indie flagship; a ruthless, rowdy and invigorating commentary on how everything – even you – is for sale. ‘The shareholders have spoken / And it’s in our best interests to leave town’ – vocalist Adam’s incensed growl of these lines breaks the composure of …

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NEW MUSIC: Raffles – Saigon

Mellow, dreamy and warming to the core – ‘Saigon’ is the latest release from Brighton lo-fi indie collective Raffles. If you’re a Brighton native, maybe you might recognise Eddie and his crew. Raffles is a collective of sorts, spearheaded by Eddie, involving a wide circle of “talented and enthusiastic friends” who appear from track to track, …

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NEW MUSIC: Murad – Laser Love

The debut release from Armenian-American singer-songwriter Murad, ‘Laser Love’ is a visceral, entrancing indie-pop/hip-hop/soul fusion. Having graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering Design and Production, Murad already has years of know-how under her belt – she’s taken the time in contemplation of her sound, and such preparedness is exhibited on this first release ‘Laser Love’. The track …

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NEW MUSIC: Chantel Van T – Petrichor

Diamond Thug vocalist Chantel Van T has branched out into her solo project. A ghostly, ominous alt-folk track, ‘Petrichor’ is the third single from her upcoming album. The name for the distinctive smell of rain after it has fallen onto the earth, ‘Petrichor’ is Chantel Van T’s expression of longing for some comfort after a downpour. …

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NEW MUSIC: MILA – Queen of the Hive

MILA has returned with his brand-new bouncing track ‘Queen of the Hive’ – a playful indie/hip-hop banger that’ll be energising crowds in 2021. On the 28th August 2016, you could find me in the crowd at the Radio 1 Stage at Reading Festival, ricocheting between various people. Everyone belted lyrics in an Essex accent, the tent …

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NEW MUSIC: Low Key Crush – Been Waiting

Australian duo Low Key Crush have released their fourth single ‘Been Waiting’ – a happily wistful, emotively touching, lo-fi lovestruck indie-pop track. It’s that time of year again – universities are starting their terms, workplaces are gradually opening up again, and in some areas it seems that restrictions on social interaction may stay in place …

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NEW MUSIC: Great Square – Lvl Me

Great Square’s debut release is a triumph for experimental folk music, and a triumph for emotional vulnerability. It’s a good thing to feel vulnerable sometimes – that’s what ‘Lvl Me’ brings to mind. From John Wilhelm’s (the sole individual behind Great Square) emotively high, stylistically trembling vocals to the near-inaudible chit-chat of crickets that backdrop …

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