Monday, December 28, 2015
Little Indie's Top Tracks Of 2015 Part 2 May - Aug
In no particular order, here is the second part of the tracks that rocked Little Indie's blog in the last 12 months.
Part Two: May - August
YUNG - Blanket
The Danes take waves of fuzz and distortion, add 20-year-old frontman Mikkel Holm Silkjær's gravelly vocals, and tear into reverb-tinged, jangling guitars, whilst sliced in between the lyrics is a manic deliverance of chunky punk noise breakdown pieces.
THE WATCHMAKERS - Kiss The Sun
The Manchester psych outfit waft on a hazy, blissed-out 60s psychedelia trip of synth overlaid rhythms, lush harmonies and neon lit riffs.
GIRLS NAMES - Reticence
The Northern Irish outfit deliver coldly metallic angular guitars, shimmering electronics and Cathal Cully knocking the gloom out for stylish swagger. It sounds unlike anything they’ve ever done before. Quite brilliant.
CITY CALM DOWN - Rabbit Run
The Melbourne quartet's Jack Bourke goes deep down into his boots on the vocal on this lead single taken from their debut LP 'In A Restless House', released September 11. One of Australia's 2015 break-out bands.
NIEVES - Black Tie
Weighty offering from the Scottish four-piece, with Herre de Leur's sombre piano and Brendan Dafters' broad dialect vocal delivers an honest grit to sincere lyrics.
LUSTS - Waves
Leicester brothers Andy and James Stone set off their 80s influenced sound and reverb-filled guitars with shimmery synths and new wave pop sensibilities.
KEEP BREATHING - Weather Warning
Newcastle indie-rock five-piece delivered enough to set their name on tastemakers' lips.
SAFIA - Embracing Me
This follow-up to 'Counting Sheep' blends the Canberra band's Ben Woolner-Kirkham's gorgeously rich and warming vocals, with a smooth wave of synth and vibrant beats with soulful ambience.
AFFAIRS - Brothers
The Manchester band are crisp and sweet in both production as in synth flow and chiming guitar riffs. James Robinson just nails the vocal element.
SMALL BLACK - BOYS LIFE
Based around a rediscovered early demo track, a lush five-minute work of shining synth-pop, where glistening keyboard notes play around Josh Kolenik’s tenor vocal.
CHAIN OF FLOWERS - Crisis
Cardiff sextet, fuelled with unflinching rawness and a fierce sense of primal energy, skirting between sludgy atmospherics and a hardcore post-punk edge that makes for three-and-a-half minutes of depth and excitement.
JESUITS - Carpet Floors
Bristol four-piece arrived with a snappy, 60s-sounding psychedelia merged with a sonic fuzz of grunge and jangle, as their August debyt. A perfect little pop piece.
STEALING - Last Call
Former Drive By Night frontman goes solo with this debut of deft electronic touches to Jake's own vocals and live guitars.
GREEN BUZZARD - Slow It Down Now
The Sydney psych five gave us one of our favourite tracks of the year with this garage-gaze, psych flavoured delicious piece.
ART OF SLEEPING - Bleeding Out
The Brisbane outfit's Caleb Hodges delivers emotive tenderness over crashing cymbals, searing riffs and driving percussive lines that add weight without going the whole rock hog.
SKIES - Too Young
Adelaide synthpop trio layer striking synth melodies, harmonic vocals and mixed tempo beats, with the incorporation of live drums, percussion and analog synths. Lovely stuff.