Music Video

Marlin’s Dreaming – “Sink or Swim”

By Will Oliver, February 24th 2020

New Zealand indie outfit Marlin’s Dreaming has released the first single, “Sink or Swim,” taken from their new album, Quotidian.

The track has a shoegaze influenced beach rock sound, like a combination of the dreamy and hazy elements of DIIV and some more of the melodic polish of Real Estate. All the elements come together with the lush vocals showcased in the chorus that slowly but surely reveals it’s sneaky and smart pop hooks that soon reel you in.

Below find a description about the song from the band.

“It’s a song about detachment, the feeling of struggling to be present and feeling like I was at the whim of something outside of myself,” said frontman Semisi Maiai about the inspiration for the new song. “I wrote it over the last year where I felt like I was going through motions of living without much pre-consideration or afterthought, just simply doing things as they happened.”

Enjoy the official “Sink or Swim” music video below.

[new]: High Waisted – “Boys Can’t Dance”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Photo by Micahael Todaro

NYC garage-surf rockers High Waisted, the duo of Jessica Louise Dye and Jono Bernstein, have announced their sophomore album Sick of Saying Sorry, which will be released on May 22nd.

Along with the album announcement comes, it’s first single, “Boys Can’t Dance.” The track has some big guitar work and surf rock energy felt in the pummeling drum hits and guitar licks, with Louise Dye’s vocals giving it all a powerful punch.
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[music video]: Sea Girls – “Ready For More”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

British rockers Sea Girls will release their new EP Under Exit Lights on March 6th via Polydor Records.

We shared the EP’s current single “Ready For More” last month and today we are back to share the official video for the song.

The lively video which captures the urgent and youthful energy of both the song and the band was directed by Sophia & Robert and can be found available to watch below.
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Photo by Will Oliver

Christine and the Queens has returned with new single “People, I’ve been sad,” released via Because Music.

The track a soulful and thoughtful electronic atmosphere that showcases Chris’ ability to mix smart pop navigation with some addictive production elements. It’s a soothing listen, one that mixes both English and French lyrics and does so flawlessly.

Find the video for “People, I’ve been sad” available to watch below.
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Ose – “The Spirit Axis”

By Will Oliver, February 12th 2020

Ose is the ambient/experimental project of Liverpool-based multi-alias artist, Ewan Fisher.

Last September saw him release his debut album Ellipses and today we are sharing the hypnotic single “The Spirit Axis,” and it’s newly released music video. The track has a dreamy 80s vibe that would fit in perfectly well in next Strange Things soundtrack, but with a gloomy and nostalgic leaning ambient edge that gets the emotions going.
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Photo by Peter Ryle

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are back, returning today with the music video for their brand new single “Cars In Space.” The track is the first taste of new music single last year’s “In The Capital” / “Read My Mind” 7” single and hopefully points towards a new album announcement soon enough.

“Cars In Space” has that now-signature Rolling Blackouts chugging wide-spanning guitar attack that absolutely soars and sounds as triumphant as their best songs always do. The band’s Fran Keaney describes the song as “the swirling words and thoughts before a breakup.”
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The Undercover Dream Lovers – “Chardonnay”

By Will Oliver, February 7th 2020

Photo by Rivka Rose

The Undercover Dream Lovers, the project of Pittsburgh native, Matt Koenig, has returned with his new single “Chardonnay.” It’s off of his upcoming debut full-length album It’s All in Your Head which will be out on February 28th.

The track mixes some sultry psych-rock elements with some funk and r&b elements woven in-between to give it all a super chill vibe. The track has gotten an ever-appropriate music video treatment, which was directed by filmmaker OTIUM.

You can find the music video for “”Chardonnay” available to watch below.
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Photo by Janell Shirtcliff

Hazel English has announced that he new album is entitled Wake UP! and it will be released via Polyvinyl Records/Marathon Artists on April 24th.

Along with the album announcement comes new single “Off My Mind.” English has warmed our hearts from the very beginning of her career with lovely and thoughtful indie-pop gems and this one is no different.

It’s another song about longing for a love and not being sure what to do. As she described, it’s “about feeling stuck in a situation but too afraid to make a move. It’s about the limbo state between where you are and where you want to be.”

Enjoy the music video for “Off My Mind” below