7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days
16 August 2022
Band: HONEST MEN
Who: Indie rockers with
lots of gusto from Austin/Nashville.
Song: YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED
“A breakup song, an angry song, a hopeful song, a song for venting,
a song for now, a song for later, and a song for looking forward.”
TUTV: These robust rockers get under your skin without asking from the charged-up kickoff. This cracker is actually a swirling melody embedded in a concrete wall-of-kingsize guitar sound. And the magisterial chorus vocals make your heartbeat go into overdrive.
A flabbergasting accomplisment.
HONEST MEN: Facebook
Band: MOTHER CULTURE
Who: Flamboyant duo from
South-East Melbourne, AUS
Song: PRINCESS DIE
TUTV: Power pop at its exciting best. Rad tune, rad orchestrations,
rad vocals, rad chorus with flashing guitars as the cast iron backbone
of this Herculian stroke. Sticks as first-class glue.
Princess died killing time
Wasting life at peace tonight
MOTHER CULTURE: Facebook
Who: In a world full of injustice, inequality and ignorance,
VOIID endeavour to lend a voice to those in need of it and as
a band strive to their larger ambition of reinventing the role
of female. They’re from Central Coast of Queensland, AUS.
“Lexapro’ is a huge rant about coming to terms with the realisation of what
place women hold in the world, struggling with the intricacies of your mental
health and the frustration that comes with wanting to open up but fearing if
people will listen,”
TUTV: Expect glam and glitter Riot grrl agitation. This stout mid-tempo
cry out explodes every time the dynamite chorus pops up. It makes you
want to kick macho asses. Right now and on repeat. Don’t mess with
VOIID and all women on this still male-dominated planet.
Roll the tape…
Artist: KING MAGNUS
Who: Australian experimental poetry
and storytelling over original compositions.
Song: HAPPY DAYS
TUTV: It’s not that the world is a happy place lately as we know it.
Therefore sunlit and devil-may-care tunes like this one are welcome
to my eager ears. After all, all we can do is enjoy the fullest the happy
days that do come around while listening to joyful pick-me-up jingles.
Don’t worry, be happy.
KING MAGNUS: Facebook
Band: THUS LOVE
Who: Guitar pop electrciity
from Battleborough, Vermont
“Written in 12 hours of digestion of emotional turmoil, “In Tandem”
is a sonic promise to hold awareness of a fundamental truth: we are
nothing but star-dust.”
TUTV: Sparkling guitars and foot-tapping bass vibrations energize this
uptempo upper through and through, while reflective vocals complete
the adrenergic buzz at play here. Open your windows and doors and
share this swell snorter with your neighborhood.
THUS LOVE: Instagram
Band: MEET ARTHUR
Who: 4 indies from London, UK
Song: BEACH BALL
TUTV: I love instant guitar-glowing stimulants like this.
They boost my reality-worrying state of mind on the spot.
Excitatory and invigorating.
Highly efficient as a breakdown healer. Buoyant buzz!
And is that Johnny Marr on guitar?
Meet Arthur here!
MEET ARTHUR: Link Tree
Band: THE TRUSTED (Southend-on-Sea, UK)
Who: Formed in 2016, making music with strong melodies and catchy hooks. Being inspired by the new age Brit-rock bands like The 1975 and Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Trusted have made their own unique sound by the fusion of post-punk and punk energy with a little hint of modern rock.
“A song about being abandoned by the good guys.”
It was composed during lockdown. The band couldn’t write together
face to face. The creative collaboration went through computers.
TUTV: Smooth synths, and gently weeping guitar lines take you immediately
on a dreamy head-in-the-clouds trip that moves slowly, heading midway to an
epic climax. Stylishly composed, greatly arranged. A bittersweet symphony.
Capture the romantic mood here.
THE TRUSTED: Facebook
All 7 together on Soundcloud
See/hear you next week music junkies