SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 37

7 new rad indie injections to charge your batteries for the coming 7 days

12 September 2022

Artist: LUKE SWEENEY
Who: Singer-songwriter from San Francisco.

Track: PRINCESS OF THE PEARL PALACE

Princess of the Pearl Pace comes from Sweeney’s forthcoming album – his 4th – Rishi. Inspired by the traumatic birth and unexpected death of his infant daughter in 2018.
The LP’s ‘humble temple of songs’ was mostly written in India, where Sweeney’s family made a return trip to deliver Rishi’s ashes to the Ganges.

The song is a smooth and soothing feel-good reverie about
a feel-very bad experience. Romantic, melancholic and moony.

Princess of the Pearl Palace
All the folks will turn to see
The Princess of the Pearl Palace
Dancing like a wave upon the sea

Princess
when she’s out on the street,
The ground never meets her feet
She couldn’t care less
About your sarcastic mouth
She’s got another face to greet


.
LUKE SWEENEY: Facebook
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: THE VELVET HANDS
Who: A firm London-via-Cornwall four-piece.

Track: I WANNA BE THERE

“Blending their signature raucous choruses with soaring guitar hooks, the track was
born out of the foursome’s desire to make music that inspires youngsters to form bands.
An uplifting anthem for anyone feeling a bit lost in life, the new cut is punctured
by catchy riffs and melodic build-ups.”

This is indie pop at its indie best. Uplifting, sinewy, and high on life. Jangly guitars, a steadfast rhythm section, yearning vocals, and a club-filling jump-for-joy chorus. Top!

THE VELVET HANDS: Instagram
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: THE JAILBIRDS
Who: Rockers from Toronto,
dripping with nostalgia, yet fresh.

Track: SLUDGE

We’ve all been there – stuck in a toxic relationship and wondering
how we got ourselves into this mess. Finally, we realize that we’re being
treated like complete crap and we don’t deserve that
.”

Sludge is a slow-burning blues rock torch. Screeching guitars,
wham bam drums, febrile vocals, and an overall fiery plangency.

Turn up the heat

THE JAILBIRDS: Instagram
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: ZACHARY ROSS AND THE DIVINE
Who: Indie rock team from Philly

Track: PUSH START (EVERYONE KNOWS)
From their new intensive 5-track EP Rebuilding Heaven.

Zac Eisenstein (singer): “I have been at home for over four years without a musical outlet. I needed to be here for my family but also my band Man Overboard for the life of us could not get on the same page schedule-wise the past couple of years. This culminated in my starting my own band. This isn’t a side project, this isn’t a little creative endeavor. This is my band now. This is the main band. This is the main project. The show must go on.”

Push Start is a flammable and high-powered pop firecracker bouncing
like a yo-yo with pithy panache, exuberant chants and Fall Out Boy echoes.

Press play

ZACHARY ROSS: Instagram
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: AUGUST GONZALEZ
Who: Drawing from an array of influences ranging from hip-hop, indie-pop,
to pop-punk, Gonzalez is an artist that refuses to be put into a box.

Track LXXKN 4 THE L!TE
From her upcoming debut solo EP

Gonzalez: “The world is pretty ugly these days and it’s easy to get lost in it and feel down. I wrote this song for anyone struggling to get through the day – that don’t feel like they’re enough or don’t want to get out of bed. For anyone walking with a heavy weight on their shoulders, just wanting to give up – I want to let them know they’re not alone. I want to tell them not to give up because they are enough and worth fighting for.”

Gonzalez serves an effervescent cocktail of hip-hop-pop-rock sparks
inviting you to jump out of your lazy couch for a hip-swaying two-step.

Make your move here…

August Gonzalez: Instagram
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: KODAE
Who: A musical collective from Albert, CA ombining their mutual love of modern groove with their connection to nature and mysticism. They are a group of intergenerational musicians with unique backgrounds

Track: FRACTALS

“The last couple of years reminded us of the importance of presence and community and as things have opened back up, many of us have fallen into the busy trap of trying to make up for lost time. This song is meant to remind us to savour the moment and regain connection to the world around us.”

This feels good, really good, for your mind, your soul, your heart and also for your itchy hips. The vivid vibe at play here is sensuous, sultry, and simply irresistible. Chic Le Freak guitar snippets, nightclub bass riffs and wonderful vocals. Think of soul star Sade. Cool, right? Absolutely.

Start shadow-dancing here…


.
KODAE: Instagram

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: CROW FOLLOW
Who: Risen from the vibe of a diverse and energetic music scene in Boston MA, Crow Follow celebrates and transcends it. They bring glowing brightness to the darkest tunes

Track: IRON BOTTOM SOUND
From their upcoming debut album, out at the end of this month.

“It’s about the music scene, going out, playing out; the underneath places where
local music tends to be. It’s about seeking out the scene. Looking for those badass women playing amazing rock. We have role models amongst them too numerous to name.”

Imagine a sweaty bar with sweaty people movin’ and groovin’ to the heated beats
in the early hours of a long night out. There’s a big chance you’ll see/hear Crow Follow taking care of the vibrant vibes.

Feel it here…


.
CROW FOLLOW: Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________

See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 36

7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days

6 September 2022

Band: BAUDELAIRE
Who: British collective from a black country
producing gloomy ambience and abrasive noise.

Single: LETHE
Tackles the dangerous collation between alcohol and violence.

Holy smoke. When this monumental juggernaut blasts out of your
trembling stereo your body immediately reacts with nervous movements.
Manic drums, schizo guitars/synths, a sky-scraping chorus and heated vocals.

All the right ingredients for a standout stunner.

Press play here.

.
BAUDELAIRE: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: BURN THE LOUVRE
Who: Indie tandem – Jordan Speare and Sean Cooper – from Canada

Single: ACHILLES’ HEEL

Jordan: “I wrote “Achilles’ Heel” for my college sweetheart. I had the chords
and the music already finished months ago, but for whatever reason I was
struggling with the lyrics. I finished it the day after we had first gotten together.
I thought Achilles’ Heel was a beautiful way to describe our relationship. I think
everybody has their own Achilles’ Heel and mine was Maya.”

It’s the duo’s 7th single from their forthcoming debut album Silhouettes.
An upbeat folksy tune with a both bluesy and feel good vibe. Sticks instantly.

Whistle along.


.
BURN THE LOUVRE: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: TMCF
Who: British pop/rock trio that blends ambience
with indie hooks to create a psychedelic experience.

Single: RULE OF THE RECKLESS
Piece from their upcoming, third, EP The Space In Between Part 2,
self-produced on an iPhone using Garageband IOS.

What an intriguing and compelling ballad this is. Interwoven angelic vocals,
whispering vocals and harmonious vocals create a sort of dreaming in slow
motion atmosphere, while sparkling guitars accentuate this mixed emotions
reverie even more.

Affecting!

.
TMCF: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: ALL THE MACHINES
Who: indie quartet from London

Single: EVANGELINE

As long as indie rock is impassioned, heart-and-soul touching, intense and
electrifying it will always move people around the globe. Evangeline has all
those qualities. It’s a familiar sounding guitar-driven earworm with avid
vocality.

Bingo!


.
ALL THE MACHINES: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: AYU
Who: German singer-songwriter-producer

Single: LILY

A soulful and romantic mid-tempo pop pearl. A punchy bass beat,
trippy synths and amorous vocals. I don’t need more to walk on
cloud nine while humming along. Sweet little beauty.

Tune in.

AYU: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: FEMEGADES
Who: London-based feminist alt.rock outfit producing a diversity, both lyrically
and sonically, as they experiment with a lo-fi, punk-infused spirit reminiscent of
artists such X-Ray Spex and The Slits.

Single: BIG PLANS
Taken from their new rad EP Not All Men

This steaming ripper rushes full tilt from the kick-off with sick guitar fever,
hitting drum/bass vehemence and front Amazon Emily cranking up the
fervency with her gee-whiz voice.

Bullseye!

.
FEMEGADES: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: MAUGER
Who: Indie daydreamers from Belgium

Single: A MINDLESS MOVE

“That one moment where everything ended.”

“A Mindless Move” is written right after such a
delicate moment. Where you just brace yourself
and try to push replay. But that doesn’t matter.
The moment is gone and you move on as well.

Fragile vocals, subtle marimba notes and a shaky guitar, is all the band
needs to embark on a trip that holds you in its grip until the captivating outro.

This self-introspective musing has a soothing and calming
resonance and is a perfect humdinger for midnight hours.

Enjoy.

MAUGER: Facebook

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 35

7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days

29 August 2022



Band: EASTBOUND BUZZ

Who: From Melbourne

Single: EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING

This is what over-the-moon pop is all about. The irresistible combination of epic polyphony, euphoric elation, and a sky-scraping chorus. This heart-stopping The Killers-like stunner is exactly what we need in these turbulent times. Open your windows and doors and invite your neighbors to enjoy the enchantment too.
Right here, right now…

.
EASTBOUND BUZZ: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: KIWI JR.
Who: 4 highly captivating indies from Toronto

Single: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

From their third album Chopper. Stream here

This intensive quartet’s sound of music has a grandiose richness and
a lyrical swagger that gets under your skin without asking. Stellar stroke!

.
KIWI JR. Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artists: GOODNIGHT SUNRISE
Who: High-energy tandem from Toronto, CA

Single: FRIENDS LIKE YOU

This bluesy grunge hammer blasts with exuberance and vivacity.
Manic layers of guitar pyrotechnics, sky-high vocals, and a dynamite
chorus to scream your lungs out to. Top-hole!

.
Go nuts here…

GOODNIGHT SUNRISE: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: FAIYAZ AND THE WASTED CHANCES
Who: Toronto Joe strummer on jazz
and Hendrix with lots of delay.

Single: FLUTTER

“Flutter is inspired by teenage heartbreak, the yearning when a relationship ends. It feels awkward, romantic, sad yet uplifting. The bare bones I wrote as a teenager, at the time when I didn’t really understand how to let out these emotions. Soothing and breezy, this song taught me to accept rejection.”

Music is a powerful medium for all kinds of emotions. Happiness, sadness, catharsis, and so on. Here this one-man band uses it to channel the end of a relationship. Flutter is a fully charged-guitar jam that grows in riveting tenseness along the way while enlivening vocals complete the sonic picture.

Tune in…


.
FAIYAZ AND THE WASTED CHANCES: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: GOOD GOOD BLOOD
Who: Singer-songwriter from Mirfield, England

Song: THE MIDNIGHT HEAT

From his upcoming 18-track album Celebrate.
Out on 16 September. More info here.

The Midnight Heat is a greatly orchestrated, mixed emotions reflection
with a psychedelic guitar radiance and a mantra-like finale. Splendid piece!

Feel the vibe…


.
GOOD GOOD BLOOD: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: MUNA ILLEIWAT (New Jersey, US)
Who: Growing up in disparate cultures and spaces, Muna Ileiwat writes songs
about the experiences that have shaped her. Her music is uncomplicated, just
classic indie pop rooted in nostalgia.

Song: TWENTY-SEVEN

The title track from her brand new 4-track EP. Buy/stream it here.

Illeiwat: “My main inspiration throughout this process was exercising and
accepting a lack of control. Creatively, writing and recording this EP felt new
in many ways. It felt like I reclaimed my innovation by just creating for myself.
It’s a profound way to experience a sense of community and being able to share
that with others is wonderful in many ways. It made me realise that’s the real
reason I wanted to make art in the first place.”

Twenty-Seven is a sweet little pearl. Sepia-colored, romantic,
and pensive with tender vocals. A heart-and-soul humdinger
for the midnight hours.

MUNA IIEIWAT: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: CONOR O’DONOGHUE
Who: Blues songsmith from Australia.

Single: LONESOME

With this sultry Chicago-blues stomper from down under, on your stereo,
you’ll never feel alone. A slow-burning shuffle brings smoky bars to mind
where the blues is king and the audience is tapping their toes and nodding
their heads to the beat. O’Donoghue‘s brokenhearted voice and
glowing harmonica flashes are spot-on. Oh yeay!

Check-in, folks…

CONOR O’DONOGHUE: Facebook
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

All 7 together on Soundcloud

.
TURN UP THE VOLUME: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – Blog

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 34

7 new indie injections to load
your batteries for the next 7 days


(photo by Sandra Ebert)

Band: MODERN WOMAN
Who: London-based act that began as the songwriting project of Sophie Harris.
The band’s music, still based around Harris’ songwriting, explores a diverse range
of sounds drawing from their melting pot of influences.

New single: FORD

Following their splendid 2021 debut EP Dogs Fight In My Dream these up-and-coming gunslingers score again with their new sassy bass/drums motorized and guitar-spiced stunner, extra energized with Sophie Harris‘s clear-cut vocals and a schizo finish. They should get the same attention as Liverpool‘s sensation The Mysterines. NOW!

MODERN WOMAN: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: SLIM WRIST
Who: Edinburgh (Scotland) duo that
makes leftfield electronic pop music.

Single: DETAILS
From forthcoming album, Closer For Comforting, out September 9th.

An ongoing vocal echo haunts you from the start to the end,
floating over a mid-tempo rotating electro riff and a bouncy bass
hook. Intriguing and affecting. Vibrant vibe with a kooky twist.

Stream/buy ‘Details’ here.


.
SLIM WRIST: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: ORANJ SON
Who: Passionate British pop/rock 4-piece.

Single: RADIO WIRES
From their tremendous new album
Prison and Palace and Reverberation

Expect electrical fireworks and high-intensity vocals from the get-go. If you would hear this solid-gold belter blasting out of a passing car’s stereo you would jump in your own vehicle and follow that car full speed, beg him to stop, and beg him to play Radio Wires again and again, but louder.

Here’s why…

ORANJ SON: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: DAZY
Who: The musical moniker of Richmond, VA
singer-songwriter James Goodson.

Single: ROLLERCOASTER RIDE

Think the Beach Boys after a rejuvenation cure contributing their summer score
with a harmonies-flavored and 6-strings-fueled pop stomper. Summer is only
over when this ride is over.

Check the good vibrations below.

DAZY: Twitter
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: TWIN RITUAL
Who: Outfit from San Diego, CA which formed in 2016. They expertly mix
elements of post-punk and synth-pop with catchy hooks, thick bass lines
and dreamy female vocals

Single: MERCY

Room-filling pop splendor with sky-reaching vocals on the catchy chorus
and trippy guitar vivacity. A fizzy bliss that triggers you irresistibly to push
the repeat button.

Right here, right now.


.
RITUAL TWIN: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: DUMMY
Who: Trio from Flemington, US that captures the nostalgia
of 80’s and 90’s underground with a unique alternative sound.

Single: FRAGILE

Despite the track’s title, there’s nothing fragile about the high-rise vocal
explosiveness, the jangly guitar electricity, and the non-stop pushing
drum-bass tandem that overwhelms you here on the spot. Don’t miss the sonic tension.

DUMMY: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: MODERN EYES
Who: Indie rock team from Los Angeles.

Single: I DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE

Waves of blistering guitars infiltrate your greedy ears all the way, while a persistent drum/bass beat activates your feet’s movements and makes your head spin. And when
the flamboyant chorus pops up with a fervent flair and a full emo-driven vocal you know
you will not want to say goodbye to this banging booster.

.
MODERN EYES: Instagram
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

All 7 strokes together on Soundcloud

.
See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 33

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.

Grandiose!

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.

Touchdown!

Princess died killing time
Wasting life at peace tonight


.
MOTHER CULTURE: Facebook
_________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photo by Seamus platt

Band: VOIID
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.

Song: LEXAPRO

“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…

VOIID: Facebook – Instagram
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Song: IN TANDEM
From the trio’s ebut album landing in October
via Captured Tracks

“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.

Starry-eyed ardency!

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

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 32

7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days

8 August 2022

Band: THE CROWLEYS
Who: Guitar pop team from Hamilton, ON, Canada
Track: SEWER DRAIN

Funky drum-driven groove with an immediate, vitalizing impact on the movements of your limbs. Shiny synths here and there, lively guitar lines, and in the middle the wonderful voice of Giuliana Frontini (who also wrote the lyrics) growing in fervor in the middle and near the end.


.
THE CROWLEYS: Facebook

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: BIZARREFAE
Who: 𝔖𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯, 𝔰𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔴𝔯𝔦𝔱𝔢𝔯, 𝔟𝔩𝔬𝔬𝔡𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔯𝔰𝔱𝔶 𝔣𝔞𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔢
from London
Track: HAPPY

“Happy is a song about how the world can appear when medication such as Mirtazapine provides the much needed rose tinted glasses that allow me to participate in the ever grinding cogs of a crumbling capitalist society.”

This is dope stuff to wake up to for a HAPPY day. This is a rap-turous-pop firecracker
to turn your depressive state of mind upside down. This is sonic medication that helps
to survive all the shit going on right now on our chaotic planet.


.
BIZARREFAE: Instagram
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: LUCKY DAY (Newcastle, NSW)
Who: Two guys who love
to jam out to a crowd!
Track: IRRESPONSIBLE

The infectious lividity from the kick-off made me immediately smile from left to right and back. It’s sickly sticky, jangly and jaunty, vivid and vibrant with exuberant guitars all over the place, exultant vocals, and a dynamic chorus. These 2 lucky days deserve tons of fresh air.

Track from their excellent A Good Mother’s Hell EP.


.
LUCKY DAY: Facebook

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


(photo via Velvet Blues Music)

Band: FINE CHINA
Who: Indie guitar pop trio from Phoenix, Arizona
Track: TREES AT NIGHT

This is a splendid dream-pop tune that sticks on the spot. Sparkling guitars,
an infective cadence, shiny synths here and there, and warm-hearted vocals.
The War On Drugs are not far away.

Top!


.
FINE CHINA: Discography

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: DUMB
Who: Swinging 4-piece from Toronto, CA
Track: DROPOUT

When you mix sassy ska fueled with zestful trumpets, guitar electricity à la Television‘s
Tom Verlaine
and your song is shorter than a Ramones one my ears are all ears. So should be yours.


.
DUMB: Spotify

_________________________________________________________________________________________________


(Photo by Dan Wiebe)

Band: BIG SOCIETY
Who: Power pop team from Manchester UK
Track: BULL (On Wheels Pulls Thread)

“Bull is written from the perspective of someone who feels
a change within themselves. From denial, to acceptance.”

This is a greatly orchestrated pop symphony moving like a rollercoaster. Fizzing synths, robust drum/bass, scintillating 4-strings, passionate vocals, and a heartfelt chorus. Score!


.
BIG SOCIETY: Website
_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: THE HIGH LOVES
Who: Daydreamers from Toronto Canada
Track: NOWHERE

Sonic dreaming at its finest with a tantalizing tune that
gets under your skin, slowly but surely. Relaxing, uplifting
and airy-fairy. Just what you need on a lazy day in the sun.

As the band says themselves: ‘Our music is the sonic equivalent
of waking up in a good mood, a tight blend of dancea’.


.
THE HIGH LOVES: Instagram

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

All 7 together


.
See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX – 7 New Indie Injections – Week 31

7 new rad indie injections to load up your batteries every 7 days

2 August 2022


(Press via FB Stone)

Band: STONE
Who: Boiling post-punk force
from Liverpool

Track: WASTE

Like Yard Act, if they turned up the decibels.
A stream of in-your-face spits and sneers.
On their way to major exploits. Fact!


.
Instagram
________________________________________________________________________________________________


(Press shot – via FB)

Band: BEALBY POINT
Who: Passionate rock 4-piece from Vancouver, Canada
The name Bealby Point derives from the boys’ favorite
beachside vacation spot in the British Columbian interior.

Track: WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Steamed-up energy and passion with a monumental chorus.
Think NYC darlings The Strokes on a roll. Don’t miss this
flaming unit. They’re top-flight.


.
Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: MIKE EDEL
Who: Singer-songwriter from Victoria, Canada

Track: LOVE THE SAME
From his new album Casserole & Flowers

This is what greatly orchestrated pop splendor is about.
Mixed emotions wrapped in a sickly sticky melody.

Sublime.


.
Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________


(press photo via Libertino Records)

Band: SISTER WIVES
Who: 4 pithy Amazons from Wales

Track: GREATER PLACE
First single from their upcoming debut full-length
Y GAWRES. Out 28 October. More info here

Amplified pop pushed by a glowing 60s organ. Elevating flow.
An electryfing ode to joy. Most welcome in these grim times.

Get fueled…


.
Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: VAN GOOSE
Who: Singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY

Track: WHERE IS CLAIRE
From his 2nd longplayer, named Post-Truth and Bird Feeders that lands on 2 September. The product of Lavie’s year-long dive into the strangest pockets of the digital world in an effort to understand the effects of modern technology and social media on our minds and spirits. “Who the fuck did we get here? Pre-order here.

“Where is Claire” is about watching a loved one as they tumble
down the post-truth rabbit hole and fall victim to an online cult.”

Trippy, chilling, ambient, jazzy-like freewheeling.
Glorious guitar play. Both gentle and spellbinding.
Getting better and better with every spin.

Touchdown.


.
Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: RAINN BYRNS
Who: Up and coming British singer-songwriter.

Single: BIG

Want references? Jake Bugg, Vampire Weekend, Ed Sheeran. Cool right? Absolutely.
Big is a tickling tune with a country feel, You can sing along, hum along, whistle along.
Getting better and better with every spin.

Hit quality.


.
Facebook
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Band: KIDS IN AMERICA
I wonder if these are the kids Kim Wilde was singing about back then.
Anyway, this tandem produce contagious pop pizzazz.
Single: MY YOUTH IS WASTED feat.

Their youth may be wasted, but this humdinger isn’t.
These grown-up kids cause a harmonious thrill here,
that gets under your skin without asking. And having
Kryz Reid of Third Eye Blind for an energizing-electric
guitar solo is super-duper.

.
Website

________________________________________________________________________________________________

All together

.
See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 32…

A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven striking strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven towering tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!


.
1/ ‘Getaway’ by ALCABEAN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Frisky Danish guitar popsters strike again. ‘Getaway‘ roars terrifically from start to finish.
Copious electricity, booming rhythm section and a striking chorus to go nuts to. Bingo!

ALCABEAN: Facebook

2/ ‘High Above’ by SEASIDE HEIGHTS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Most notable track from their new 4-track EP ‘Made Up Minds And Bad News‘. Stirring swagger, anthemic spirit and expressive vocals. Top-quality songwriting. Stream EP here.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook

3/ ‘Too Fast’ by HEY HARRIETT (Adelaide, Australia)
Sunlit pop injection to sing, hum or whistle along. Playful, vivid and sparkling. Invigorating!

HEY HARRIETT: Facebook

4/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic‘ aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Top!

SUMMER MAGIC: Facebook

5/ ‘Pants Off’ by THE CREACHIES (Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Highly catchy pop stroke transferring you to state of careless ecstasy. Elevating and frolic!

THE CREACHIES: Facebook

6/ ‘Omador’ by NORPHLET (Waco, TX, United States)
Multi guitars fueled roller coaster going fast/slow/fast. What you get is tons of electrical energy. Infectious, intense and powerful. From the duo’s self-titled EP. Stream it here.

NORPHLET: Facebook

7/ ‘Nothing Is Enough’ by DELTA WILL (Toronto, Canada)
This relaxing bass driven groove, smoothly colored with twinkling guitars and impassioned vocals all over it, will make you dream away. From their new EP ‘Multitudes I‘ – stream here.

DELTA WILL: Facebook

See/hear you next week, music junkies