Tags : indie rock

Single Review: Ideal Girl // The Cradles

Exalted recently as “everyone’s favourite Cardiff indie band” by BBC Radio Wales, The Cradles indubitably have their sights set well beyond the valleys with the 25th March release of ‘Ideal Girl’. Channelling the ’60s meets the 21st century’ sound that The Last Shadow Puppets mastered back in 2008, the track melds (with much success) the […]Read More

Introducing: PEACH

Name: PEACH Hometown: London Listen to: My Love Makes You Ugly, Fanny Fright Frank A two-piece who describe themselves as “indie punk rock and other things”, PEACH are undoubtedly a band set to make great waves in 2016. Consisting of Josh Truscott on guitar/vocals and Ben Elliott on drums, the band’s sound is characterised by infectious riffs, wry […]Read More

Interview: Bloc Party

2016 is a year that promises much for Bloc Party. With the addition of two new members and a new album, there is much anticipation regarding the direction in which the pioneers of indie music plan to go down. The Indiependent were fortunate enough to be able to talk to the band members, Russell Lissack […]Read More

Live Review: VANT // The Lexington, 02.02.16

VANT at The Lexington on a Tuesday night, because everybody deserves those mid-week guitar enthused, boy band treats once in a while right? And VANT certainly are a treat to watch. Clearly so, with a sold out gig in one of London’s finest indie music venues in the busy inner city business hub that is […]Read More

Live Review: Cheatahs // XOYO, London 19.01.16

Cheatahs musical output over the last four years is impressive.  The London based quartet have released two albums and four EP’s during this time, with earlier efforts of 2012’s SANS EP and 2014’s self titled debut album perfectly showcasing their brand of shoegaze infused rock.  These releases culminated in the band being labelled as one […]Read More

Single Review: You // Coasts

Their first debut album may be one of the biggest albums to hit our music collection this 2016 but till then we feast our ears on ‘You’, one of the newest releases by Coasts. Short but effective, the 3 minute tune reflects on the past five years that Coasts have been providing music. With a […]Read More

Track Review: Glow // High Tyde

High Tyde are a band on a lot of people’s lips at the moment after the December release of their EP Glow, which rounded off 2015 perfectly for the Brighton quartet. Being influenced by bands like Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and Two Door Cinema Club has helped the guys shape their addicting indie sound, which is […]Read More

Song of the Week: Bad Habits // The Last Shadow

After 8 years of teasing, Alex Turner and Miles Kane have finally decided to have another crack of the whip, and in doing so have served up a new The Last Shadow Puppets track in the form of the infectious ‘Bad Habits’. The first single from the Puppeteers’ second LP hints a new musical venture from the duo and […]Read More

Album Review: Leave Me Alone // Hinds

 This Spanish four-piece are known for their motto “Our Sh**, Our Rules”, one which they’ve really taken under their belts to fulfil with their debut Leave Me Alone. The album features 12 tracks which are a mix of new material (such as ‘Garden’), and some older singles such as ‘Bamboo’ and ‘Castigadas en el granero’ (roughly […]Read More

Track Review: It’s Up To Me Now // Fronteers

Fronteers deliver catchy, feel-good vibes courtesy of recent single ‘It’s Up To Me Now’. Having recently joined indie veterans Courteeners on their recent tour, buzz is beginning to build around the Hull-hailing indie rock outfit and rightly so. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224857495″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] ‘It’s Up To Me Now’ possesses instant familiarity and warmth. […]Read More

EP Review: Hooves of Doubt // Dry The River

Melancholic, smooth vocals drive Dry The River’s latest, and final, EP Hooves of Doubt, in a melodic indie-folk-rock compilation. An EP that sounds like winter – cosy and soothing like flannel shirts and patterned jumpers – it has an interesting vibe that’s a mash-up of Bombay Bicycle Club, Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons at […]Read More

EP Review: Only Just Holding On // Forty Four Hours

Forty Four Hours are an up and coming indie-rock band from Manchester who are signed to Domino PR. They are due to release their debut EP Only Just Holding On in January 2016. The opening track, ‘Hold Out’ is similar to The 1975 in its chilled out vibe, while the guitars are upbeat. The chorus of “No way out […]Read More