Each week Little Indie sits one person in the guest reviewer's chair with a pair of headphones and five new tracks to swirl through their ears to give their opinion on each.
In the chair this week, Sam Geary.
Job: Little Indie contributor.
Musical hates: Artists who try too hard to be relevant.
Musical loves: Plenty of fuzz.
On my personal player:
Pom Pom Squad - Honeysuckle (sweet fuzzy vibes from the New Yorkers)
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Love Forever (Welsh garage pop fuzz)
HANA VU - AT THE PARTY
The LA-based alt-garage rock artist follows last year's debut EP, 'How Many Times Have You Driven By', with this two and a half minute lead track from her forthcoming self-produced double EP, 'Nicole Kidman / Anne Hathaway', arriving on October 25.
This wasn't what I was expecting at all. Not really my kind of thing, unfortunately, this type of dance jam, though Haha is probably going to become a buzz artist.
Star rating: ★★☆☆☆
GLOSSII - WATCHING ME
Fusing a cross-genre post-punk, alt-rock, disco punk, garage approach, South London four-piece Glossii drop this raucous new single, drenched in hard-hitting riffs, and pulsating drum beats.
Fierce groove they have going on here. Sofia Zanghirella’s raw vocal delivery packs a punch.
Star rating: ★★★☆☆
DUTCH MUSTARD - DRIVE
Credit: Scott Duncan
London alt-rock-grungegaze outfit share the title track of their forthcoming debut EP, out September 12. Catch live at London's Sebright Arms on August 14.
Love the trippy, psychedelic start and the vocal before it goes into more rock territory. Another feisty frontwoman in Sarah-Jayne.
Star rating: ★★★★☆
AVERAGE SEX - EROTOMANIA
Credit: Luis Kramer
Title track of their upcoming EP, out September 5 on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings, the London-based band drop this single cut which they describe as "a form of paranoid delusion in which a person believes that another person is in love with them, despite contrary evidence. The theme was strongly inspired by Garbage’s song #1 'Crush'. It is an LGBTQ+ song about the pains of love."
On tour now, catch tonight (August 12) at Manchester's Castle Hotel, tomorrow at Leeds' Lending Room, and The Hope & Ruin, Brighton on 14th.
This is pretty well ace. Give me more!
Star rating: ★★★★★
CASSIA - MOVERS & SHAPERS
New single ‘Movers & Shapers,’ the latest to be lifted from the trio's debut album ‘Replica’, released earlier in the year. The Macclesfield band describe the track as the “song that made everything come full circle. 'Movers & Shapers' helped switch our mindset. It aided us to get thinking positively about life again.”
This scores 4* on the interesting instrumentation alone, which adds flavour to their bouncy, tropical sound. Good track with a polished production.
Star rating: ★★★★☆