Little Indie's 10 hot picks that have been on the player over the last weeks. Try one, or try all!
VOODOO BEACH - OZEAN
Dark, mesmerising psych rock, the title track of the upcoming debut 'Ozean' EP by the German Berlin-based quartet, to be released on October 26. 00s psych-rock mixed with classic 70s rock - sung in German by eerily vocalled singer/guitarist Verita Vi.
JOHNNY KILLS - SEEMS
Released last month, the latest single from the trio is "about when you get some really great news and some really shit news all at once and your mind and emotions get a bit muddled."
Following on from ‘Who’s Counting?’, 'Seems' stays in the scuzzy, fuzzy sonic realm, with infectiously wonky vocal hooks that edge towards glam meets skate-punk.
OSKAR BRAVES - 16 ROADS
The Dunfermline five-piece follow 'Discover' from earlier in the year, with this just released latest single. A scorching four-minute anthemic alt-rock number where you can hear the bands influences such as War On Drugs, The Cure and The National. Catch next live on November 9 at Kitties in Kirkcaldy.
ISADORA EDEN - WITHOUT YOU
New Orleans-based alt-folk singer-songwriter with a stripped back melancholy sound, shares this first single cut off her new EP 'Quick To Burn', released October 5. Aoustic guitar and Eden's engaging vocals, combine for simplicity and honesty.
NEON COAST - STALE HEART
Following last year's '2 Avenue' EP, this new self-produced track by New York-based artist Travis Crawford's solo project is a brooding, sparse composition with layered guitars that exudes a dreamy space for the personal lyrics to shine in. "The fact that the inspiration for this track is hugely personal for me, and sharing something that intimate about yourself can be intimidating. I was just working through some stuff from a breakup from several years back. As someone who isn’t particularly emotional, it was like this therapeutic exercise to put it all down and have it come out sounding exactly how I hoped it would.”
QUELLE ROX - DREAM DAISIES
Brooklyn DIY bedroom producer Raquelle Luberta delivers a dreampop ambience on this psychedelic-infused mellow jam that Is the first cut from her debut EP. The vocal effects are hazily evocative as they glide over the lo-fi electronic arrangement.
MAC MURRAY - THAT LOOK
Recorded in Barrow-in-Furness and released last month on the ‘Civil War’ EP, shortly after the birth of his son, a foot-tapping upbeat number whose catchy indie hooks and lyrics which expound on feelings of leaving a band and going solo, are helmed by a soaring vocal line.
GRDNS - VENUS
Out now through Dance To The Radio, latest from the Bradford quartet, produced by James Kenosha, is a trippy sub four-minute rocker of fuzzy guitars and cascading percussion. "'Venus' is a sci-fi rom-com inspired by the Roman goddess Venus and loosely plays with the idea that the goddess and the planet are one in the same, but put together fairly light hearted," says vocalist Jacob Lyons.
BEVERLY KILLS - MELODRAMA
The Gothenburg quartet follow their 'Fourteen' debut single with this latest number. Chiming, jangly guitars and synths provide a dreamgaze base under throbbing bass and singer Alma Westerlund’s vocals which glaze the hypnotic elements.
INNING - D.C. PARTY MACHINE
The solo project of Evan Frolov from Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken from his self-produced debut EP, 'The D.C. Party Machine EP', released earlier this year. The song was inspired by his experience interning in Washington D.C. "This was a time where I felt proud of my accomplishments and confident in myself, which at the time was a departure from the indie rock, awkward, slightly self-deprecating persona I had somehow acquired. But while in D.C. I felt respected, I was making money doing something I loved, and I was going to fancy parties. This song is an ode to adulthood and a love song for D.C. and myself."