‘Pink December’ is the latest offering from Slow Riot. The track kicks off as it means to go on, with a big wall of sound. with big shoegaze guitars and post-punk vocals, this Irish trio are set to make big moves this year…
For fans of: Ride, Eagulls & My bloody valentine
I stumbled across this brilliant track over on Soundcloud. Imagine King Gizzard meets Courtney Barnett. It starts off neatly quickly into a lovely guitar run. Vocal melodies feel very Courtney Barnett, with layered, reverb-soaked Vocals through the chorus. The drums rattle the same beat throughout, with small rolls here and there. Hoping for more soon…
For fans of: King Gizzard, Courtney Barnett & Night Beats
Rocket Ship TV is the side project of two members from Velvet Morning. ‘Always On Your Side’ has a fantastic melancholy feel, with tender slide guitar and warm vocals. The lazy drum beat coupled with these, bring about mental images of warm summer evenings. This is the first track from Rocket Ship TV’s forthcoming album, all recorded in lead singer Samuel Jones’ garden. Look forward to hearing more..
For fans of: By The Sea, Kurt Vile & First Aid Kit
MUX have unveiled debut single ‘MDMA’. ‘MDMA’ is a distorted, electro-indie smash with near indecipherable lyrics. The track starts off minimal, gradually adding layers until it finishes and you’re left trying to figure out what you’d just listened to. Intrigued to see what they come out with next…
For fans of: Sleaford Mods, Cabbage and The Moonandingz
Having recently caught Hot Dreams support Gengahr, at the newly reopened Sebright Arms, I haven’t taken their Debut single ‘Plunge Pool’ off repeat. Wonderful melodies, tight drums and an ever present bass grumble set a perfect foundation for the intimate vocals. The Harmonies in the chorus set this apart, with the song keeping a strong tension throughout. Worth checking out live when they next play in London town..
For fans of: Foals, Palace & Coasts
Low Totem sound like Tom Odell, If he’d grown up a Goth. Dark and deep vocals sit perfectly over a brooding and minimal backdrop. The song builds up, finally ending in a perfectly orchestrated crescendo. With a headline show at London’s Bush Hall fast approaching, and a new EP imminent, be sure to catch Low Totem soon.
For fans of: Tom Odell & Editors
Welcome Gutxi Bibang. ‘System of a Gun’ is a two and a half minute tear up, that sounds like it would sit perfectly in Apples next advert. Great guitar riffs teamed up with solid basslines, provided by girlfriend Tabatha Beau, and an impecable image. Gutxi could go on to make big waves in 2017..
For fans of: Jet& Jimi Hendrix
He’s followed by Grimes royalty, but Bakar’s debut could just be this years Indie hit. With a delivery similar to Kele Okereke, and guitars sounding like the best 2008 had to offer. No doubt we’ll be seeing Bakar at a host of festivals across the summer, with a set full of bangers just like this.
For fans of: Bloc Party & Jamie T