Indie music isn’t just about labels; it’s a realm of sonic experimentation and creative freedom that challenges conventional norms. This week’s roundup showcases the diversity and innovation within the indie scene, featuring fresh releases from established acts and promising newcomers alike.
Katy Kirby – Blue Raspberry Katy Kirby’s Blue Raspberry is a testament to her nuanced songwriting and understated musicality. From the delicate finger-picking of “Party Of The Century” to the lush orchestral arrangements of “Salt Crystal,” Kirby crafts a captivating journey through introspection and emotion.
The Smile – Wall Of Eyes Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner, collectively known as The Smile, deliver an enthralling sonic experience with Wall Of Eyes. From the atmospheric ambience of “Teleharmonic” to the raw energy of “Read The Room,” the band proves themselves as more than just a side project, establishing their own unique identity in the art-rock landscape.
Joe Wong – “What Have You Done” Joe Wong’s latest single, “What Have You Done,” offers a kaleidoscopic blend of orchestral flourishes and psychedelic production. With its swelling strings and dreamy vocals, the track is a mesmerizing sonic journey that showcases Wong’s musical prowess.
Fanclubwallet – “Band Like That” Fanclubwallet’s evolution from a bedroom-pop project to a full-fledged band is evident in their latest single, “Band Like That.” The song brims with infectious energy and vibrant instrumentation, signaling a new chapter in the band’s musical trajectory.
Shannon & The Clams – “The Moon Is In The Wrong Place” “The Moon Is In The Wrong Place” by Shannon & The Clams is a poignant exploration of loss and grief. With Dan Auerbach’s production adding depth and texture to the track, the band navigates themes of tragedy with sincerity and resilience.
Liquid Mike – “American Caveman” Liquid Mike’s power-pop-punk anthem, “American Caveman,” is a catchy and energetic offering that exemplifies the band’s signature sound. With its jangly melodies and infectious hooks, the song is a testament to the band’s knack for crafting irresistibly catchy tunes.
Future Islands – People Who Aren’t There Anymore Future Islands’ latest release, People Who Aren’t There Anymore, captures the band’s trademark energy and charisma. From the danceable rhythms of “Say Goodbye” to the emotive balladry of “The Fight,” the album is a compelling showcase of the band’s evolution and staying power.
Militarie Gun – Life Under The Sun Militarie Gun’s EP, Life Under The Sun, offers a fresh perspective on hardcore music. With reinterpretations of songs from their previous album, the EP features contemplative vocals and peaceful instrumentation, demonstrating the band’s versatility and creative range.
Hurray For The Riff Raff – “Colossus Of Roads” “Colossus Of Roads” by Hurray For The Riff Raff is a poignant reflection on tragedy and resilience. Alynda Segarra’s emotive vocals and heartfelt lyrics underscore the urgency of the song’s message, making it a standout track in the band’s discography.
Finnoguns Wake – Stay Young Stay Young by Finnoguns Wake is a testament to the enduring power of friendship and collaboration. With its blend of Britpop-inspired melodies and punk sensibilities, the EP showcases the chemistry and camaraderie between its creators, resulting in a dynamic and infectious collection of songs.