Tags : indie pop

Track Review: Sidewalk // South Of France

Remember the thrill of spotting a gorgeous stranger from across the room at a house party? For all of us hopeless romantics stuck indoors, the feeling of crushing on someone from afar probably feels like a distant memory now. But with their single ‘Sidewalk’, indie artist South of France reminds us of what there is […]Read More

Album Review: Shifting Distance // Kinbote

Decades after the internet first threatened the music industry, the digital production process has transformed into a democracy of increased affordability and open sharing. As anyone with a social media account can attest, it can be an overwhelming experience to be inundated with this new breed of creative- the MacBook musician. However, this enlarged access […]Read More

Track Review: Baby It’s You // London Grammar

In 2017 the indie-pop trio London Grammar delivered their second studio album Truth Is a Beautiful Thing, which carried that true British indie-pop style throughout, with similar sounds to Wolf Alice and Florence + the Machine. However, they followed up Truth Is a Beautiful Thing with, well, radio silence. The trio had fallen off the […]Read More

Single Review: All My Friends // Get Inuit

Earlier last month, Get Inuit uploaded a black and white image onto Facebook, depicting a gravestone with the band’s name etched onto it. Fans immediately worried the band had come to the end of its journey…thankfully any rumours of a split were cleared up within days, when a second image was uploaded, featuring a cartoon hand […]Read More

Track Review: Mona // Indigo Velvet

Edinburgh indie-pop quartet Indigo Velvet know how to get you in the summer mood. Their “tropical pop” sound is rife with upbeat, sun-kissed melodies and infectious rhythms, and with their new single ‘Mona’ the group have solidified their status as one of Scotland’s most promising new bands. Speaking to The Skinny on the inspiration behind the track, […]Read More

Track Review: Live By Design // Ivy Nations

With only three tracks to their name, Ivy Nations are one of Dublin’s most promising new rock bands. Their most recent single is ‘Live By Design’, a soaring indie-pop anthem whose music video (their first ever) takes inspiration from Richard Ayoade’s film The Double: “[Director Benn Veasey and producer Rufus Pinkerton] wrote a story focusing on the ideas of determinism, design, choice & freedom… in a […]Read More

Track Review: Sleep // Kermode Spirit

Cambridge indie-rockers Kermode Spirit formed in 2014. Influenced by Lower Than Atlantis, Bombay Bicycle Club, and The Black Keys, they increased their reputation through reaching the finals of the 2015 Cambridge Band Competition and playing the O2 Islington Academy. They released their debut EP House Party last September, a fun slice of indie pop recalling […]Read More

Track Review: Surf // Carnival Youth

Latvian four-piece Carnival Youth have already gained a huge following in their home country, following the release of an EP and an LP and extensive European touring since their formation in 2012. Self-described as creating “lyrical songs and indie hits [that] embody [our] enthusiasm and love for music”, Roberts Vanags, Aleksis Lurins, Edgars Kaupers and […]Read More

Track Review: Be A Woman // Lacura

‘Be a Woman’ is the latest single from up and coming vague-pop four piece Lacura. The track opens with a guitar led instrumental followed by a first verse of soft vocals. With the build up to a powerful, shoegaze-like chorus, the heavy use of effects pedals and strong vocals is what makes the track so […]Read More

Track Review: Only Dating // Ded Rabbit

Upbeat indie-pop is exactly what the doctor ordered for these gloomy April showers, and Ded Rabbit have certainly delivered with their new single ‘Only Dating.’ This energetic little piece of indie magic gets straight to the point in two minutes and twenty one seconds of catchy hooks and no-nonsense guitar work. Lyrically, this track is […]Read More