Looking to discover some Hot New Indie this Friday? We’ve got you covered! From indie-pop to indie-Americana, alt-pop to synth-pop – we’re got everything going on here. Let us know your favourite!
ELEKTRIC ANIMALS – RECKLESS
Reckless, the latest single from Denver’s Elektric Animals is full of swagger and nostalgic-rock, making for a raw alt-rock frenzy, ready to hit big venues soon. There’s a slick guitar solo in there, captivating hooks and gritty vocals, which cements Elektric Animals as a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene on a global scale.
ESTEBAN – SUBURBAN PARADISE
Describing themselves as “desert-funk”, Esteban, from Derby, play catchy melodies drizzled over sweet guitar riffs, guaranteed to lift anyone’s mood that little bit higher. It’s infectious and fun in equal measures. The Line of Best Fit have tipped them, and it’s easy to see why – Suburban Paradise is an ascent into the summer we all hoped we had this year, inspired by the world around us.
MONTRELL – FRIENDS
Friends is a cute, lo-fi song that is very cleverly arranged by being so simple, that it’s nothing but cheery to listen to. There’s a real nostalgic feel to this one but it has some serious indie-pop vibes that’s breaking the likes of Alfie Templeman and Gus Dapperton at the moment. Friends is the first single from their new EP, coming soon, and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next from the Winchester/London/Leicester quartet.
PETTER CARLSEN – CONTRADICTIONS
Any song inspired by David Attenborough’s Our Planet is going to have us interested, and Norway’s Petter Carlsen delivers a melodic indie-pop hit in the form of Contradictions. Seemingly effortless, Contradictions is a dreamy tale about how the commercial world contradicts our natural way of life. Contradictions is the third single from Petter’s upcoming album, The Sum of Every Shade.
PIPIN – CAN’T BE FRIENDS
Australia’s newest synth-wave sensation Pipin has dropped her latest pop banger Can’t Be Friends – a song about just getting on with it and finding some new friends. The bridge to the final chorus is particularly inspiring, certainly cementing Pipin as one of pop music’s new hopes.
SACROPOLIS – THE SINNER
Frankfurt newcomers Sacropolis return with just their second single, The Sinner, an indie-rock love song tackling confession and forgiveness. It’s anthemic, guitar-driven and worthy of any indie fan’s playlist. There’s definitely some Frightened Rabbit-esque vibes in this one – creating an overall powerful, euphoric indie-rock masterpiece.
SWEET TOOTH – SWEET SICK LOVE
Anthemic American indie trio Sweet Tooth’s latest single Sweet Sick Love is their first dive into the world of alt-pop, but there’s definitely some Maccabees sounds going on in there, and we’re all for it! It’s a beautiful piece of music, one you can imagine being blasted out in the car over summer with the windows wide open. We’re looking forward to seeing what these guys do next!
THE GREYHOUND FACTORY – SOMEDAY
Americana-infused, rock anthem Someday, from Cambridge’s The Greyhound Factory, is a whiskey-driven, pulsating tale of loss told from the perspective of the owner of the last Blockbuster store. It seems a random subject, but it makes for a rapid ride through The Greyhound Factory’s indie-rock world, while drawing in influences from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. English rock and it’s Americana best.
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