Weekly indie fuel
16 January 2023
Artist: PRETTY ADDDICTED
Who: Utterly cool British spooky
New single: HEATER
TUTV: Heather sounds like Courtney Love, pretty addicted on Nina Hagen
while banging her head to a wall and thinking she’s Fever Ray in the end.
Crazily awesome, right? you bloody betcha.
Artists: LONG TWINS
Who: KV Hopper – a musician and product designer living in Portland, OR – and Elizabeth LoPiccolo is a musician, film photographer, and performer living in Brooklyn, New York.
TUTV: Trippy, dancey, vibey and dreamy. This contagious pop tune is
so refreshing and stimulating, brightened by LoPiccolo‘ uplifting vocality
that it puts a big smile on your face.
LONG TWINS: Instagram
Who: Italian post-punk act.
“Musically, it’s a nervous mid-tempo post-punk-ska orchestral tune, sort of Talking Heads-esque. Lyrically, it is quite representative of our approach, both as people and as a band. An approach that can be summed up by the famous Winston Churchill’s quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. We learnt, as musicians and young adults, that things tend not to work properly way more often than they do. But it’s not a big deal, It’s actually what makes life, love and art so special”.
TUTV: Mid-tempo razzle-dazzle groove you can show your best ska moves to.
Band: SWAN HILL
Who: A fuzzy alt rock band from Wales.
The Pixies, Weezer and Pavement think
they’ve died and gone to Jazzmaster heaven.
TUTV: Unlucky has a slow-mo Dinsosaur Jr slacker vibe fueled with glowing
guitars. It has a slowly but surely addictive impact after a couple of spins.
Feel lucky here.
SWAN HILL: Facebook
Artist: CHRISTIAN TURNER
Who: Canadian singer-songwriter.
New single: NOBODY BUT YOU
“Have you ever been so helplessly in love with something that you know is without a doubt, so bad for you? For me, that love isn’t for a person but a twisted state of mind. For ‘Nobody But You,’ I wanted to create a dark dreamy atmosphere with a lot of room for vocals. I wrote this song on piano, in a tiny closet on a cassette player, with the hope that it would sound a lot bigger than reality.’
TUTV: Nothing But You is an electrically-charged reverie, a guitar-and-vocal powered stroke with an insidiously hypnotic effect. Top stuff!
CHRISTIAN TURNER: Instagram