Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs and hot cross buns are all over the place right now, but here at Little Indie we are feasting our ears on the latest tunes around. Some of what we have been loving over the last weeks we now unveil for you.
THE WILD THINGS - TELL ME WHY
Out April 28, the West London alt-rockers from West London (championed by Pete Townshend and Dave Stewart) follow 'I Think You Can Do Better’ with this new track produced by the band's Cameron White and engineered/ mixed by Adrian Hall (Ray Davies, Honeyblood) in their home studio.
JON MAGNUSSON - ODE TO A FRIEND
Swedish alt-folk songwriter/ producer releases this strikingly self-arranged and produced single cut - a musical tribute to a friend who "was taken away too young" - lifted from his April dropping EP.
COLOUR OF SPRING - FRAIL
The Leeds-based quartet return with another blast of swirling shoegaze (out now via Clue Records) of fuzzy guitars, throbbing bass, and big on drums. Debut EP released on June 23 through House Of Love.
MODERN PLEASURE - BLISS UP
Another Leeds band, formerly Goodbye Chanel, have recorded this newie with Grammy-nominee Bryan Wilson (Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys) in charge of production. The track - which the band call their ‘anthem for the anxious generation’ - finds them moving more into the electronic sphere. From their debut album'Messina' due May 16 through AWAL.
SEEING HANDS - LOVE YOU STILL
Third single from the Newcastle band, taking encompassing big drum patterns and swelling synths in a melodic dreampop refrain.
THE REAL COOL - WAY BACK!
Sounding way too cool for Brum, this debut EP title track from the Birmingham trio is effortlessly laid back with lush guitars and smooth synths.
PASSPORT TO STOCKHOLM - SHINE ON
Following last summer's debut EP ‘All At Once' and November’s ‘Shooting Stars’ which saw the London-based band return with a new sound and line up, they released this shimmering electronic single last month.
THE SLEEPYHEADS - CORONATION PARK
Australian melodic alt-punk-grunge from the 'Cold Hands Hold It Together' EP released in March by the Tasmanian quartet.
H.GRIMACE - LIPSYNCER
Off-kilter pop from the London-based, Anglo-Australian post-punk band, taken from their just released debut album 'Self Architect'. "'Lipsyncer' is about the pressures on young women or men to fit in or replicate something they aspired to be," says vocalist/guitarist Hannah Gledhill.
BROOCH - BROKEN GLASS
Lo-fi indie from Ben Stidworthy of Ought and Mikkel Holm Silkjær of Danish band Yung, released at end of March via Tough Love Records.
WILL JOSEPH COOK - PLASTIC
Steel drums punctuate the euphoric tropical-tinged dancefloor pop of new track from album 'Sweet Dreamer' out April 14. “I wanted the whole track to feel like it was constantly bubbling over with emotion and movement,” says WJ.
WEIRDS - PHANTOM
Yet another Leeds band, this time psych/grunge rockers who share their newest three minutes of raucous guitars and shattering percussion from their upcoming May release 'Swarm Culture' album.
BEL ESPRIT - CRUCIBLE
Released last month by the Southampton alt-rockers, they hit the high notes on this soaring single of layered textures.
WEST OF THE SUN - COMPROMISE
London psych rockers share new single released at end of March from their debut album due later this year, melding a psychedelic edge with rocky undertones. Catch live at Nambucca, London on April 22.
BIG TOOTH - ANNIE GIRL
We introduced London five-piece here all of two years ago when they were just a duo. Following on from their debut release at the end of last year, ‘Skin and Bones’, they return with this latest single which crafts dreamy, melodic alt-pop with rich, textured vocals and harmonies.