Indie

On Friday British indie outfit The Hannah Barberas returned with their brand new EP Dial H for Hannah Barberas. The band has been a rather steady source of catchy songs for a while now and kept their winning streak going strong with their latest release.

Take the charming lead single “It’s Not Over For The Heartache,” a track that captures a bit of a 90s sound that is familiar but one that the band delivers in such a warm and undeniably charming fashion that the result goes over so swimmingly.

Enjoy ta listen to “It’s Not Over For The Heartache” below and find the EP available to buy at their Bandcamp.
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Mando Diao – “One Last Fire”

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Longstanding Swedish rockers Mando Diao will return with their 9th studio album BANG on October 18th, with all the firey rock and roll riffs that you come to expect.

“One Last Fire” is the first single from the album and sees the band finding that groove with ease, with a fired-up feeling that’s led by the passionate vocals of Björn Dixgård and some of those ever-familiar slick guitar riffs.

Stay tuned for more news on the album coming soon but for now, enjoy a stream of “One Last Fire” below.
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Mercvrial – “Pink Frost” (The Chills cover)

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Hailing from Mexico, California, Wisconsin, and Virginia, Mercvrial is an group that has mixed the elements of shoegaze, dream-pop, and early-’80s quasi-psychedelic tendencies to create something very much of their own.

They’re back with their new EP, The Stars, Like Dust, which includes a cover of The Chills’ “Pink Frost.” The band tap into the melancholic feeling of the original and bring their own new take on the track while also staying very true to the heart and soul of its DNA. It has a lush and dreamy feeling to it, one that hits home perfectly.

Enjoy a stream of the cover below.
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Iguana Death Cult – “Liquify”

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Photo by Tom van Huisstede

Dutch rockers Iguana Death Cult will return with their new album Nude Casino, on October 25 on via Innovative Leisure.

They’re recently let go of the album’s summery single “Liquify,” a track with a post-punk guitar riff that paves the way for the very 80s groovy rocker that hits hard with angular riffs and aspects of dance that are hard-hitting and irressistable.

Enjoy a listen to “Liquify” below.
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Bonniesongs – “Coo Coo”

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Bonnie Stewart is prepared to release the first Bonniesongs’ album Energetic Mind next week via Small Pond Records. We’ve shared a handful of album cuts already and today we return with “Coo Coo,” the final single to be released ahead of its release.

Built around some loops simply of “coo coo,” the song expands and manages to warp into something of a hypnotic folk force that sticks with you in a haunting fashion. There is just something so raw and passionate and real about her latest offering, the perfect lead-in before the album’s release this Friday.

Enjoy a stream of “Coo Coo” below.
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Ethos – “Pretty Penny”

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Ethos has been a staple in the Cleveland music scene for nearly two decades as a drummer, guitarist, and bassist. Recently he made the switch to hip-hop and based on his new single “Pretty Penny,” it was the right decision.

The track is off his upcoming new album Pluto and immediately stands out. Well produced with some ultra chill late-night beats and a 90s vibe when hip hop was more about the words and the way they were delivered, the track reminds of some classic groups like A Tribe Called Quest and some earlier Lupe Fiasco.

A lot of hip-hop has gone into a direction that doesn’t hit home with me anymore but every so often you find a track like “Pretty Penny” that brings the heart and soul of hip hop back to the fold and gives you hope about the future.

Enjoy a listen to “Pretty Penny” with the music video which we’ve shared below.
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Caoilfhionn Rose – “Being Human”

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Photo by Dan Wiebe

Caoilfhionn Rose is a singer-songwriter based out of Manchester who caught our attention with many of her singles off her debut album Awaken, which was released via Gondwana Records.

The album was released last year but Rose has released a brand new video for its current single “Being Human.” The decision to release it as the next single and make a music video was one that came easy to Rose, as it’s her favorite song off the album and a song that she called an “honest reflection on my life” and “about appreciating the people that I’m surrounded by and feeling peaceful and happy.”

The video was filmed in Fletcher Moss Park where she grew up and can be enjoyed below. You can also find the entire album to stream and purchase and her Bandcamp.
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Dave Monks – “Love Fades”

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2019

Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks will release his debut solo album On A Wave, which will be released on October 18th via Dine Alone Records.

The album is a personal one of reflection for Monks, which is very much evident on the pretty second single from the album, “Love Fades.” The track captures a raw and personal side for Monks, who pours it all into this offering that captures the many new phases of that time period of his life.

Enjoy a listen to “Love Fades” below and see Monks when he comes to play here in New York at Berlin NYC on November 14th (along with Said The Whale)
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