Self Portrait is the aptly named debut album from Mr Yolk. The record is songwriter Samuel Jones looking inward, searching his vulnerabilities, humour and views. And the result is a record that is both personal and open.
‘Tell Me What You See’ opens us up to a whole new era of innovative, unconventional and pleasurably odd psychedelic rock. It’s evident through the band’s 13-track debut album that 31hours have established their position between afro-pop, space rock and the accompanying electronic and folk-like genres.
New Zealand quartet Yumi Zouma return with their enchanting second album Willowbank. The record is the follow-up to 2016’s debut Yoncalla, and it promises to further raise the band’s profile. The members of the band are spread out across the globe, but, during the Christmas holidays, Yumi Zouma returned to their native Christchurch to graft …
It felt like Oh Wonder made us wait for a lifetime for Ultralife since releasing their self-titled debut album two years ago, the release date was even pushed back an extra month! How dare they!
Jule Vera isn’t your usual Alabama band. There’s no slide guitar or bluesy riffs here. Instead, the quintet has looked out into the world for inspiration, settling on a sound that is unmistakably pop. Imagine if Taylor Swift and Paramore teamed up, then Jule Vera would be the result.
I actually only discovered Minnesota-based Hippo Campus through finding out Marsicans were heading on a tour with them earlier this year, and wow I’m pretty glad that the mighty Yorkshire foursome did. The brand new 13-track album ‘landmark’ is a celebration of complete summer-pop goodness from start to finish.
Yes yes yes, we know we’re an independent/alternative music discovery website but extraordinary talent needs to be recognised when it’s there and plain for everyone to see like Ed Sheeran is.
Every year, the indie genre brings us one band (typically a quartet of young lads who all visit the same barber for a trim every two years). This band shatter expectations and soon everybody is talking about “the road ahead”. Ladies and gents, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you ‘Youth Is Only Ever …
Ever since Nottinghamshire four-piece Dog is Dead released their infectious debut album ‘All Our Favourite Stories’ in 2012, they’ve managed to maintain a modest grip on the indie scene, whilst at the same time having their music featured in about every British television programme from Made In Chelsea to Skins.
Oxford-based indie-rock band Glass Animals released their debut album Zaba in 2014 which was an immediate success, gaining the band just over 7 million listeners on Spotify and counting.