Tummyache – “Commonplace”

By Will Oliver, October 7th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Tummyache, the indie rock project of Nashville’s Soren Bryce, are preparing to release their debut EP Humpday, on October 29th. We previously shared with you last single “Median,” and today we give you the final preview of the EP with 3rd single “Commonplace.”

The track hits a personal note in a beautiful and truthful wistful manner that has a warm radiant touch that grips you fondly like a warm hug. It gradually expands further as it goes along, finding a new way to stand tall from start to finish.

Enjoy a listen to “Commonplace” below and keep an eye out for the EP’s release later this month.

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Resurrection Fern – “Coffee”

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2019 — with 1 comment Other

Resurrection Fern is a Nashville-based folk singer who has helped build her platform and audience using Twitch. She is preparing for the release of her brand new full-length album. She has recently shared her lovely new single “Coffee,” following the release of the previous album single “Savanna.”

“Coffee” has a familiar 90s-esque folk/pop quality to it that is a part of its warmth and charm. Her lovely vocals and guitar playing aren’t breaking the mold of the genre but they are genuinely performed and captured sharply with appropriate production that captures the quality of the track in a confident fashion that seems lost on a lot of songs of a similar ilk released on mainstream platforms these days.

London’s Sea Girls is a hot-rising rock band who have just announced their first-ever set of U.S. tour dates, which will bring them to New York on December 10th for a performance at Mercury Lounge. The band has also released their brand new single “Violet.”

The track has a larger-than-life expansive power with a vintage charm to it that builds and builds to new heights as it goes along, with an infectious chorus that is propelled forward with some high-energy riffs that never let up for even a second. It doesn’t take long to see why the band has been causing such a stir overseas.

Enjoy the official music video for “Violet” below and find the dates for their U.S. tour later this year posted after the video.

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Photos by Dutch Doscher

K.Flay returned this year with her new album Solutions via Interscope Records and is currently on the road touring in support of it. She brought the tour to Brooklyn Steel on September 24th, where she performed alongside openers Houses.

K.Flay performed two different sets, with the first being a normal set, and the other a stripped down acoustic one. Both sets saw her run through mostly songs from Solutions, as well as some older favorites, along with a cover of Liz Phair’s “Fuck & Run.”

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be found in the gallery below along with K.Flay’s setlist.

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Article + Photos by Joe Saturday

Norwegian pop singer Sigrid, who released her debut LP Sucker Punch earlier this year (via Island Records), is no stranger to playing New York; she has previously headlined shows at Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, and Brooklyn Steel. A few weeks back, Sigrid and her band returned to the area for two sold out headlining performances at the East Village venue Webster Hall. We were fortunate enough to be in attendance for the second sold out night on September 20th.

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Photos by Dutch Doscher

On September 16th Marina (formerly Marina and the Diamonds) returned to New York for a performance at Summerstage in Central Park, with an opening set from LPX, Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR.

Marina is touring in support of her two-part album Love + Fear, which was released via Atlantic Records this April. She broke the set up in a similar format with songs that fit into both the Love and Fear section of her set.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below.
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Stray Fossa – “Laridae”

By Will Oliver, October 2nd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Stray Fossa released their new EP Laridae on September 27th, and we’ve already shared a handful of lovely cuts from it before it’s release.

We have one last offering to share with you and that is the title track “Laridae.” The track continues the band’s nostalgic pull towards a dreamy feeling of melancholy and longer for those pasts dreams and romances that once were so close but have drifted so far away. It’s a lovingly delivered track, even more, impressive considering that they entirely self-produced and recorded the entire EP in an attic in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Enjoy a stream of “Laridae” below and find the entire EP available to stream in its entirety and purchase at their Bandcamp.

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Oliver Spalding – “Bow Creek”

By Will Oliver, October 2nd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Oliver Spalding is an artist hailing from the UK who has announced the release of his debut album Novemberism, which will be appropriately released on November 15th.

“Bow Creek” is the second single shared from the album, that showcases the dynamic range of sounds that the artist can seemingly explore in a given moment. Spalding plays around with the possibilities of both the electronic genre as well as folk and pop in a similar vein as artists like Bon Iver but with a different sort of wide-spanning cinematic scope to it.

Spalding described the track as “a homage to hazy late-night London” and that the “mood of the song was inspired by the twilight light show of Canary Wharf’s towering buildings and the gentle twisting of the DLR…”

Find “Bow Creek” available to stream below.

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Junodream – “Limiter”

By Will Oliver, October 2nd 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Junodream are a rising outfit from London who has caught our attention this year with a number of great releases.

The band are preparing to release their new EP and have unleashed the first single from it, the expansive “Limiter.” The track does have some elements of (good) old Coldplay with a more untamed side that pushes the limits of this sound into a more experimental nature that deviates more towards Radiohead territory with some juxtaposition between the elegant piano work and the untamed guitar work. It’s another winner from Junodream who is a band building something pretty special and need to be known by a much wider audience than they are now – especially here stateside.

Find the music video for “Limiter” posted below, which was directed by Ned Botwood.

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Alexander Biggs – “Miserable”

By Will Oliver, October 2nd 2019 Folk Indie Listen Stream

25-year-old Australian songwriter Alexander Biggs who has returned with his brand new single “Miserable.”

The track hits a warm and welcoming note that has a hushed quality that calls to mind the work of acts like Andy Shauf and Conor Oberst, with some devastatingly pretty atmospherics behind it that are produced in a pitch-perfect manner.

Here’s a little background about the track from Biggs himself:

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