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
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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.


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SLIM WRIST: Facebook
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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
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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
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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.


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RITUAL TWIN: Facebook
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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
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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.

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MODERN EYES: Instagram
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All 7 strokes together on Soundcloud

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See/hear you next week, music junkies

PORTISHEAD Released Innovative Debut Album ‘DUMMY’ 25 Years Ago…

22 August 2019

Bristol’s PORTISHEAD, one of the pioneers of trip-hop, released their innovative debut album DUMMY on 22 Augustus 1994, 25 years ago. An experimental piece of work where blues, soul and jazz were drenched into a sort of ambient sci-fi soundscapes transferring you to an otherworldly sonic universe.

NME Magazine wrote at the time “This is, without question, a sublime debut album. But
so very, very sad. From one angle, its languid slowbeat blues clearly occupy similar terrain to soulmates ‘Massive Attack’ and all of Bristol hip-hop’s extended family. But from another these are avant-garde ambient moonscapes of a ferociously experimental nature.”

Here are the three singles…

– NUMB –

– SOUR TIMES –

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– GLORY BOX –

Album in full…

PORTISHEAD: Facebook – All Albums