Tags : 2015

EP Review: Vintage Furniture // Spacepony

Spacepony, Italian psychedelic dream pop band, released their five track EP Vintage Furniture to Soundcloud and with it came an interesting delve into another world. ‘I’ll Find You’ opens the E.P and as its quiet and steady haze fades in, the pairing of the lyrics and melody cast an ominous atmosphere over the track. The […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite Albums of 2015

2015 was a music filled year, with fond favourites stunning us with brand new material, alongside brand new artists taking the music scene by storm. But which albums did we like best? Sound and Color // Alabama Shakes After their highly successful debut album Boys & Girls it would have been easy for the Alabama Shakes […]Read More

The Year in Review: 2015

2015 was not all doom and gloom. I’m not normally one for excessive optimism but every element of positivity (or is it naivety?) in me would like to believe that. I must admit, it’s a tall order: every week, the headlines inspired little more than sadness, despair and an overwhelming desire to roll over, go […]Read More

Interview: JAWS

Birmingham has seen a number of break out bands in recent years including NME buzzbands Peace and Swim Deep. Along with JAWS, the three made up the foundations of the ‘B-Town’ music scene. Dreamy rockers JAWS have since edged themselves away from the scene but they’ll be forever grateful for the exposure the label got them. Drummer […]Read More

EP Review: What For // Tennyson

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the work of Tennyson since early last year, when a link to their song ‘Lay By’ was posted by fellow electronic musician Ryan Hemsworth on Twitter. When I saw that they’d released a new EP I was ecstatic. ‘Like What’, the 4th EP from the Canadian brother-sister electronic […]Read More

Track Review: Royal Jelly // Deap Vally

California’s hard-hitting fuzz-rock duo Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, aka Deap Vally, are back on the wagon. Their return comes piping-hot, detailed by scorching new single ‘Royal Jelly’ – which is all set to head-up 2016’s follow-up to debut full-length Sistrionix . Deap Vally are as their Twitter bio rightfully states, ‘Bad. Ass.’ That description has never been more true to their […]Read More

Mercury Prize 2015 Shortlist: Which One to Win?

It’s that time of year again. The daylight hours lessen, the weather grows colder, but most importantly; the Mercury Prize nominations for Album of the Year are announced. This year’s closely selected panel of judges including the likes of Nick Mulvey and MistaJam have narrowed down over 250 British albums released in the past twelve months to a shortlist of just twelve […]Read More

5 New Tracks You HAVE To Hear This Week #6

We’ve all been there – everyone’s experienced the trials and tribulations of finding something new to get your teeth – or rather, ears – stuck into. Maybe your favourite album of the year has just dropped and you’ve played it to death and want something fresh. Maybe you’ve been that busy with Uni, college, work […]Read More

Track Review: Junk Food // Findlay

Findlay doesn’t hold back on shit she doesn’t agree with, so it should come as no surprise that her latest installment of grit-pop ‘Junkfood’ voices gripes on a few things. In fact the only gripe it doesn’t seem to have is with having a good time (see the fantastic video below) there’s food all over the place, an […]Read More

5 New Tracks You HAVE To Hear This Week #5

We’ve all been there – everyone’s experienced the trials and tribulations of finding something new to get your teeth – or rather, ears – stuck into. Maybe your favourite album of the year has just dropped and you’ve played it to death and want something fresh. Maybe you’ve been that busy with Uni, college, work […]Read More

EP Review: Charlemagne // Blossoms

Arguably the buzz band of 2015, Stockport five-piece Blossoms just go from strength to strength. Debut EP Blown Rose came out in July and stirred up quite a buzz ahead of their autumn tour. They then went on to sell-out dates all around the UK. The next move of the ever evolving band promised to be the […]Read More

5 New Tracks You HAVE To Hear This Week #4

We’ve all been there – everyone’s experienced the trials and tribulations of finding something new to get your teeth – or rather, ears – stuck into. Maybe your favourite album of the year has just dropped and you’ve played it to death and want something fresh. Maybe you’ve been that busy with Uni, college, work […]Read More

5 New Tracks You HAVE To Hear This Week #3

We’ve all been there – everyone’s experienced the trials and tribulations of finding something new to get your teeth – or rather, ears – stuck into. Maybe your favourite album of the year has just dropped and you’ve played it to death and want something fresh. Maybe you’ve been that busy with Uni, college, work […]Read More

Track Review: Give Me Love // Izzy Bizu

Singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu has had quite the musical journey thus far, enjoying an organic rise ever since being found at an open mic night. Brought up on jazz greats, she’s now following in their footsteps swooning thousands at headline shows. Bizu has come in for high praise ever since her Coolbeanz EP dropped in 2013, latest release ‘Give Me Love’ […]Read More

Live Review: The ‘NEU’ Tour – The Big Moon, Vant

Ever since DIY Magazine announced this years ‘Neu’ Tour line-up, it’s been a must-see. So when London’s hottest crop of new bands rolled into Liverpool for the latest date, it’d be silly not to go and join the buzz wouldn’t it? The tour operating on a rotating headline was kicked off in Liverpool by Strokes […]Read More