Ok, so I know this isn’t strictly rock music.. However, a) Polly Scattergood is definitely a rock chick at heart and b) its indie Wednesday anyway (yes, I did just make that up). Go on, let’s pretend we’re in Skins, since this track wouldn’t feel out of place there, (in the older, better series’ of course) and have a little disco wherever you might be. Unless you’re in public, in which case, maybe wait a bit.
Anyway, I highly recommend you have a listen to this lovely little gem of an electro-pop track ‘Subsequently Lost’, which I’m sure will be featuring on your teen drama of choice sometime soon..
Polly’s new album, ‘Arrows‘, featuring the single is out now.
Step right up.. I’ve got some very catchy pop-rock for you! Essex quartet New City Kings might have only settled on their current name a short year ago (they were previously The Suburbians), but they’ve already recorded and released their debut EP ‘Change‘, as well as releasing two singles ‘Swords and Cannonballs‘ and the title track of their EP. Oh, am apparently Fall Out Boy are fans. Need I say more?
Have a listen below..
Its Friday, what are you still doing online eh? Well if you’re getting ready for the weekend, here’s a tune that will definitely start it off in the right frame of mind, ‘Tilting Against Windmills’ from Ontario rockers Protest The Hero. Filmed across two tours, this video lets you marvel at the band’s co-ordinated guitar moves and er, fully appreciate the level of beardiness going on there in some lovely close-ups.
Watch it now..
I’m going to ignore the fact that its not technically winter anymore, solely because, regardless of the season, this is a really beautiful piece of music. Fightstar frontman Charlie Simpson has just released the audio for ‘Winter Hymns‘, the first single from his upcoming second album, due out later this year.
Make sure there’s a box of tissues handy, and have a listen to this..
Here’s one for all you indie kids out there – Salem’s own Night Windows, the solo project of Ben Hughes. A real ‘bedroom artist’, Hughes self-engineered and produced his upcoming debut album ‘Musicassette / Magnetic Memory‘, which is out on April 15.
For fans of: Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, Eels
Have a listen here:
Hey, its (just about) the weekend! Get ready to switch off that computer, but first, check out Orange County metallers Of Mice & Men taking their new single’s name quite literally in their new video for ‘Bones Exposed‘. And remember kids, no matter how bad your week has been, its nothing compared to what the guy in this clip is going through..
‘Bones Exposed‘ is taken from the band’s new album, ‘Restoring Force‘, which is out now.
Enjoying the nice summery weather? (No, I haven’t either, but its been nice to look at through the window all the way across the office, eh?). If you’re stuck indoors like me, this new track, ‘Foreva’ from Leed’s own Goodbye Channel might be just what you need. Turn it up, close your eyes and pretend you’re lying in a field at Bestival (or your summer festival of choice). Instant bliss.
It’s probably not the time to start thinking about sharks, what with summer coming and everything (I joke, summer is months away..), but this was too funny to miss out. Atlanta metalcore quintet Norma Jean have released their brand new video for ‘Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes‘, taken from the band’s sixth studio album ‘Wrongdoers‘, released last year.
Remember folks, sharks need love too..
So, how about a bit of chilling electro-rock to brighten up your day? Swedish experimentalists The Skull Defekts seem to have this sound done perfectly in their atmospheric new single, ‘It Started With The Light’.
The first single from their upcoming second album, ‘Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown‘, the track features vocals from Lungfish frontman, Daniel Higgs.
Have a listen..
Looking for a bit of country-tinged indie rock? Look no further than Peasant’s King (named after the members were inspired from watching Robin Hood). The Welsh five-piece have just signed to Visible Noise, having already had great support from Radio 1 for their single ‘Antidotes‘.
The band have been playing in various incarnations since their teens, but Peasant’s King as we know them formed back in 2012. Performances at Reading and Leeds followed, plus a support slot with songstress Gabrielle Aplin. With a record deal now under their belts, it looks like 2014 will be the year these guys finally gain some national recognition.
Have a listen below..