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.
What if we told you a person woke up in a hospital with absolutely no recollection of his arrival there is on his way to becoming a sensation?
Tokyo Police Club, a four-man Canadian band, have been around since they first teamed up in 2005. Their previous music always seemed to give you the sense of a much bigger metaphorical meaning, and they always managed to integrate so many types of sources of sound that their music was characterised by an eerily enjoyable rhythm.
The best album of the year. I’m putting it out there right now. I first saw Eliza and the Bear in Canterbury in the early months of 2014, I was among an audience of around fifty people, and since my obsession with their infectiously incredible music started back then, I have been waiting for months and months for …