Tags : indie rock

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

Single Review: To My Surprise // James

The return of Manchester legends James came last month with the announcement of a new album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’, to be released 18th March 2016 and a UK tour throughout May 2016. Following the release of  2014’s ‘La Petite Mort’ came ‘To My Surprise’. With the repetitive back beat keeping time […]Read More

Live Review: alt-J // The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 07.12.15

After a triumphant summer of having their festival performances being talked up by just about every major music publication, alt-J have embarked upon their biggest tour yet and opted to try their hand at tackling the UK’s arena circuit. Monday night saw them make their debut in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, a decision which came as somewhat of a surprise upon […]Read More

Track Review: I Want to Know What Love Is (Cover)

When referring to the infamous hit number from ballad-rockers Foreigner, the first thing that comes to mind is often a sea of long-haired, denim-clad dads. But, with the recent emergence of painfully cool cover aficionados Pink Milk, it seems that the middle-aged rocker stereotype of this particular work could be transformed forever. As with any […]Read More

Single Review: Seems Like a Good Time // Racing Glaciers

Racing Glaciers’ latest single is a grandiose rock song with heavy undertones; a change to some of their previous output, showing a band that is versatile and exciting. The North-west five-piece has steadily built up a roster of musically impressive and anthemic indie-rock tracks over the last couple of years which definitely places them on […]Read More

Track Review: Robots // October Drift

Not much is known about October Drift due to their surprising lack of an online presence (one they say is down to wanting their music to “spread organically” as opposed to “spoon feeding people”), however this bewildering mysteriousness only further fuels their overall intrigue. They’ve somehow managed to sell out half the shows on their debut tour on word […]Read More

Single Review: The Way Up // BRNS

Four-piece Belgian multi-instrumentalist project, BRNS recently dropped their latest contribution to the alternative music scene. ‘The Way Up’ is a brooding, genre-blending track which seems to perfectly epitomise the group’s musical dynamic as a whole.  Centred on the idea of growing up and old, the track seems to waddle, off-kilter, into the light. An undulating […]Read More

Interview: Pleasure House

Pleasure House hail from Birmingham, and specialise in creating a catchy style of indie pop with addictive, memorable hooks. Last week, they headlined The Good Ship in Camden for the launch of their new single ‘Like a Drug’. It captures the essence of Pleasure House’s live shows and showcases the type of melodies that suck […]Read More

Track Review: Solar // Haize

As the summer weather is rapidly disappearing, songs which bring back memories of sunnier times are tremendously comforting. ‘Solar’ is a light and tranquil track from Reading-based band Haize. The song is led by beautiful guitar melodies which explode into life as the chorus is reached, reminiscent of some of Two Door Cinema Club’s more […]Read More

Track Review: In Flux // Grace Beneath The Pines

Describing their style as “ambient intergalactic indie rock”, Polish group Grace Beneath The Pines perfectly sum up the vibe of their self-titled debut album with ‘In Flux’, a highly atmospheric, instrumental-heavy track heightened by low, gravely vocals that will have you basking in an aura of 90s soft rock. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213502463″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” […]Read More

Single Review: Thrill // Loose Buttons

Four-piece indie-rock band Loose Buttons, hailing from New York City, has granted the world a gift by releasing their newest single ‘Thrill’. Within the very first chords of the track, listeners are hit with the sounds of an infectious and melodic guitar, driving moody bass, and energetic percussion, setting the stage for what can only turn […]Read More

Track Review: Daggers // Blush

One of the most exciting tracks to be released over the past month is ‘Daggers’ by indie rock four-piece Blush. With its honest lyrics, a marching but danceable beat and an almost synthetic guitar riff, it’s a song that flows together so perfectly it’s somewhat hard to believe that this is only the band’s first demo. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220509384″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”150″ iframe=”true” /] Opening with the […]Read More

Single Review: Believe Me // The Traveling Zoo

Possessing a name that sounds like the best children’s book never written, self-declared “pre-autotune pop-rock” outfit The Traveling Zoo seem to be a veritable bundle of surprises. Having six members and already being onto their third album in three years may be the very least of them, however. The first single from their upcoming Science and […]Read More

Track Review: Not Enough // Spares

Packing a punch from the very first bar, four-piece Spares are set to be the next band to dominant the vibrant Liverpool music scene and progress onto a hot indie circuit. Being together for about a year in their latest line up, the band have already gathered a fair following on social media and look set to […]Read More

Track Review: I Don’t Know What You Think About Love

Newly surfaced from the depths of the indie-rock scene are Colchester-based quartet, Surge. Forming in April of this year, Surge have justifiably already built up a high presence within their local community and  future expectations of where the band may broaden their influence next are high. Their new B-side ‘I Don’t Know What You Think […]Read More