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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Pelicat – “So Is It True?”

By Will Oliver, October 1st 2019 — with 1 comment Indie Listen Stream

Pelicat are a Norweigian indie quartet who released their self-titled debut album in January this year and have stayed plenty busy, following it up this October with their new EP Tension Street which will be released via Sellout! Music. Today we share their new single “So Is It True?”

The track radiates with a natural swag and cool that calls to mind some Strokes like elements with the shine of some of the polished sound of acts like Phoenix. It’s smooth as all hell and a perfect listen to hold onto those days of summer that are starting to fade into the past.

Enjoy a listen to “So Is It True?” below.

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Belgium/France-based outfit Namdose have returned with their super chill new single “Shelter,” which features both Ropoporose & BRNS.

The track instantly finds a steady groove in its groovy bassline that is paired every so nicely with some well-paired electronics. The effortlessly cool vocal performance carries it all home, radiating cool at all times with a summer-like feeling that it never deviates from even for a second.

Find the music video for the track, which was directed by Thibaut Charlut posted below.

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California rockers Starcrawler are preparing for the release of their sophomore album Devour You on October 11th via Rough Trade Records.

The band have returned with the rather mature and classic rock inspired new offering “No More Pennies,” which show sa step-forward for the young rockers. Enjoy the music video for the track below, which was directed by the band’s own Arrow de Wilde, as well as Jonathan King.

Words + Photo by Qbertplaya

As someone who has witnessed Nick Cave in person upfront and center at a number of his concerts, I can attest that it is a most intense experience, nearly religious for some. Not only does his music move me lyrically and dramatically, but the way he prowls on the edge of the audience, extends his hand to grasp those reaching out to him, and stares back into those eyes meeting his gaze – all these interactive elements combine to make him one of the best live performers that I’ve seen. But he is not content to let the performance speak for itself. Since the spring of last year, Cave has sought to deepen that connection with his fans by conducting a series of events billed as conversations with him.

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Jacob Wright – “Lay Me Down”

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2019 Indie Listen New Stream

Jacob Wright is a singer-songwriter hailing from Boise who is preparing the release of his debut album via Rock Hand Records. The release date isn’t set yet but Wright was kind enough to share with us the stunning expansive first single “Lay Me Down.”

Instantly the track catches your attention with its warm and friendly melody, welcoming you into this world that he has created. There are aspects that are familiar but he lays out the groundwork in his own way at the very same time, with a convincing and soulful vocal delivery that you can’t help but become swept up with. The texture and tone of his guitar work pull you in further, with some sun-soaked tones that radiate with some cool summer feels that are more than welcome as falls start to really hit.

Stay tuned for more on Wirght’ debut album and find the song posted avialable to stream below.

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Musicians Erik Paparozzi, Adeline Jason and Alianna Kalaba took their respective places on the stage in the dimly lit Grand Ballroom of Webster Hall and began playing their instruments. Eventually, the enigmatic singer Chan Marshall, perhaps better known by her stage name Cat Power, emerged from the shadows and joined them at center stage. Clad in a long black dress, she clutched a stick of burning incense that left a skinny trail of smoke as she made her way around the stage before she settled in at the mic stand and started singing.

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