Saturday, June 09, 2018
10 Little Indie Hot Picks
Ten of the latest hot picks that have been rockin the player at Little Indie HQ over the last weeks.
SUNS UP - STAY
The Sussex-based indie-pop four-piece make their debut this single on June 1. Nicely arranged bright summer-feel vibes, engaging vocals, infectious guitar hooks and earworm chorus. Catch live at The Monarch, London on June 22.
BEACHWOOD COYOTES - I AM JUST A STAND IN
Follow-up to the recent 'Discipline' for the Los Angeles alt-rock four-piece. Pulsing bass, driving beats, coupled with jangly guitars and synths, make this an enjoyable piece of vibrant indie pop.
CHRIS ROCKWELL - CHAMPAGNE SWANG
Also from LA, is this producer, engineer, and songwriter, making his debut here. Lo-fi, alt-pop, with lush, washed out vocals swimming in reverb. Whets the appetite for more from Mr. R.
INNING - FRASH BRAD
"I bake a lot of bread during the summer which inspired me to write a song about leisure, love, and baking." Don't let that dissuade you if you don't happen to be a Bake-Off fan from listening to this dreamy, lo-fi, DIY number from Evan Frolov of Charlottesville, Virginia.
WILD NOTHING - LETTING GO
Virginian Jack Tatum returns with first track from his upcoming fourth album, 'Indigo', out August 31 via Captured Tracks - his first LP since 2016’s ‘Life of Pause’. Sharp, intricate melodies engage with chiming guitars anda swathe of synths, alongside Tatum’s pining vocals.
LUNA WAVES - MYSTERY LOVES CO.
Bedford-based singer-songwriter Rob Muir shares this new dark and atmospheric track, taken from the forthcoming 'Seafoam Dream (Part 1)' debut album, out July 27.
THE REGRETS - HOUNDSTOOTH
Self-released single from the Seattle indie rockers. Energetic, jangly indie garage-rock with infectious hooks and a touch Britpop in the vocals.
SAUNAS - PARADISE
Following last year's 'My Body' debut, the Nashville trio return with a four-minute slice of sun-kissed alt-pop. Synths mix with guitar ripples and a baritone vocal, interwoven in a smooth-flowing melody with layered harmonies.
SWINE TAX - TORY WATER
The Newcastle trio dropped this new fiery socio/political first single from their upcoming EP, 'This Is Not a Band', last week. Gritty punk rock, with driving energy, abrasive guitar lines and sharp, incisive lyrics.
SORRY - TWINKLE
B-side to the South London-based band's latest single ‘Showgirl’, out on June 22. Taut beats work with Asha Lorenz's off-kilter vocals and their trademark power riffs. Catch live at London's Courtyard Theatre on June 26.