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Indie Electro

Take a nostalgic ride with Autoleisureland’s brooding ode to 80s electro-pop, Infiniti Drive

With scratchy Covenant-Esque synths and atmospheric beats that build a portal of 80s nostalgia, Autoleisureland’s seminal electro-pop single, Infiniti Drive, is a ride you will want to take time and time again. While the crooned vocals bring the stylistic indie soul, the brooding groove-deep beats take the steering wheel with your rhythmic pulses.

Autoleisureland may be new on the retro-modern synth-pop scene, but the Sunderland, UK-based founding members Paul Woods and David Brewis earned their electro stripes in the critically-acclaimed indie-soul band, The Kane Gang before launching the title single from their upcoming debut album, which is due for release on November 25th.

Infiniti Drive was officially released on October 14th. Check it out for yourselves on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Saint Josie speaks for ‘The Lost’ in her indie electro-clash anthem

After her 2020 debut, the independent electronica artist and producer Saint Josie has picked up ample traction with her rock-licked feats of alt-electro. Their latest single, The Lost, is a bass-drenched remedy for the outliers, for anyone that doesn’t fit in with the constrictive constraints of normalcy and finds themselves astray by their authenticity.

Saint Josie’s music and content as a social media influencer focus on her experience as a trans woman, documenting her daily life and transcribing her journey, healing and growth. The Lost, despite its emotionally balanced depth, is an awakening electro-clash anthem which will show you just how sweet it can be when you truly embody your own autonomy. Fans of Fischerspooner will easily make The Lost a playlist staple.

The Lost was officially released on October 1st. Hear it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The gloves are off in Sarah Shafey’s latest indie-electro hit, Competitor

Fans of Shiny Toy Guns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and She Wants Revenge will find just as many reasons to get addicted to the heavy production in the Toronto-based singer-songwriter, producer and mixing engineer Sarah Shafey’s latest single, Competitor.

The gloves are officially off in the stylishly fierce indie-electro hit, which is a harbinger of even more visceral things to come from her upcoming fourth album, Blackbox Universe, which is due for release in September 2022. With her tendency to meld genres outside of the electronica spectrum, there’s an immersive tapestry of original layers to her sound, which not only lends itself to the originality, but also to the synapses that will fire upon registering the unadulterated expression that knows very little, if anything of assimilation.

Competitor released in May 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gard Read pops the perfectionist bubble in his anthemic indie pop debut, All We Can Do

Indie electro-pop artist Gard Read joined the swathes of artists making their debut in 2021 and scarcely left any commercial potential for the rest with ‘All We Can Do’.

While every faction of the media convinces you that you deserve nothing less than perfection while implanting unrealistic romantic ideals, Gard Read popped that naïve bubble with the reminder that Nobody is perfect. The stunning Slowdive-reminiscent guitars cushion the blow while the fiery production mimics the torrid state of mind  we enter when we contend with our insecurities and question if we’re worthy of affection.

Gard Read is right up there with Empathy Test for the way he can turn raw emotion into an anthemic hit that unifies through the resonance. If any track is going to convince you to embrace your imperfect autonomy, it’s All We Can Do.

All We Can Do is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Dogjoy takes ‘Control’ in their autonomy embodying feat of alt-electro.

Floridian alt electro-pop duo, Dogjoy, have released their most entrancing single to date with the bit-crushing seminal track, Control. The dance-worthy  hit combines the duo’s love of 808s against distorted synths and lush vocal melodies; it’s a bitter-sweet aural pill that fans of Chemical Brothers, Caribou and Crystal Castles will want on prescription.

With the hypnotically layered vocals emanating empowered autonomy, it’s an intoxicating inhibition-stripping track like no other – imagine Peaches’ sultrier sonic cousin.

Control was officially released on November 11th. It is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The future of indietronica is here with Krane Alis’ latest single ‘3 GODS WE KNOW’

Indietronica fans will want to pay serious attention to the rhythmically commanding latest release, ‘3 GODS WE KNOW’ from up and coming artist, Krane Alis.

By dipping into a myriad of genre pools with their subversive synth-driven, 80s-inclined sound, Krane Alis brought individuality to the airwaves, seemingly with ease. The major distinction radiates from her warmly enigmatic vocals which pay ode to retro-style dance pop while projecting you far into the future of indie dance pop.

The Bay Area solo artist takes inspiration from everyone from The Talking Heads to Blondie to Hot Chip and Daft Punk. Her eclectic aural affinities ensured that the debut album which is set to follow 3 GODS WE KNOW will be one that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

3 GODS WE KNOW is now available to stream via SoundCloud and Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The journey to a fresh start: Los Angeles singer-songwriter Huney gets out of negative energy forces on ‘Another Day’ (ft. NiSPLASH)

LA musician Huney is on a music and film-making mission in 2020 and she returns with her latest indie-electronic track with Hip Hop flavor called ‘Another Day’.

After learning to play the piano when she was just 9 years old, Huney has since turned her attention to her visual arts training and making meaningful videos. This is a self-motivated creative who has used this horrible pandemic to learn new skills and build her name up as much as possible. When it gets tough, the tough get going.

With an EP on the way in 2021, she has a long-term plan and is building step by step to make sure that her vision is portrayed in the best possible light without any shortcuts.

You feel the opening intro deeply as we are teased with a haunting piano start that draws you in quickly. The tiptoe in the door is such a salivating beginning and you wonder what is next. Her vocals make your back shiver and his raps mesh the two together like ice in water, keeping the vibe cool but chilly real. You feel the energy and remember those times when you just wanted to get out of a place and never return.

This is all about wanting to start the day again as you haven’t had a fun night out and just want to be back at home, safe and away from this negative energy. You are trusting your gut and if you could teleport home now you would.

Another Day’ (ft. NiSPLASH) from the the incredible LA singer-songwriter Huney is an excellent indie-electro journey that gives you the feeling that these are two artists that truly get it. Being somewhere that is unnatural is bad for the soul and the sooner you get away, the better. Being with your tribe is the only way forward.

Support these classy artists on Spotify and see Huney’s vision via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Barely Trev: ‘No Way’ (feat. Dylan Reese) is the start of a new journey

Barely Trev: ‘No Way‘ (feat. Dylan Reese) is the start of a new journey that is fresh and easy on the ear.

You trip sometimes, that is just the way it goes. You care about things that people say but are slowly brushing yourself off from that. You keep close the true crew, the real friends who get you inside and support you.

After changing his name, this is the start of something special from this fine artist with a groovy indie-electro flow and vibe to the sky. This is the sunglasses and summer music, good times to all that positive in this wild world.

This is the superhero story, the rise of a new journey and Barely Trev shows us his music style with Dylan Reese and this animated video is excellent. With the glossy new school vibe and the striking lyrics, this is one of the best songs of the year so far. This is the kind of positive energy we all need.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Summertime Love’ is a heat-filled passionate new single from Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York City and he returns with his new single ‘Summertime Love‘.

The City that never seems to sleep, New York. Michael is always thinking and dreaming in sound, melody, and lyrics. He had his first violin lesson at the age of six and got into the music scene from there. The bug bit and has never let go. After learning the guitar, and was involved in orchestra, jazz ensemble, several rock bands, and song writing. From there it was piano, drums, ukeleke, and he learned to sing. With such a passion to learn all these incredible instruments, you can tell that he wants to be the best he can be.

With a pure voice that captures your attention like a new crisp camera lens, Michael Vincent is in top form with the summer classic that we have been blessed with. There are clicking of the fingers here, the vocals are smooth and the beat reminds you of the beach, being with good friends and enjoying ‘Summertime Love‘. This is a house-covered tasty treat for our hungry ears who will consume this with a smile on your face. This is the type of song that gets you in a mood with dancing and be happy, forgetting all your worries.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Producer/Songwriter Chris Punk saunters in with indie-electronic ‘Crazy’ (feat. George)

Chris Punk is back with his signature style on new song ‘Crazy‘ (feat. George).

Over many years in the music game, Chris Punk has been producing music for a myriad of other artists and has done work for most of the big labels around the world. Recently, he finally came to a big decision: “It’s time to start releasing songs with my own name on the cover”. This is the attitude of this experiences singer who riffs in with his passionate style to help us all kick-start the day.

This is his first release as an independent artist-producer with collaborations and releases coming up. The song ‘Crazy‘ is a new style of music, a mix between RnB & House and a touch of early 90’s Electronic music. This radio version will shortly be followed up with remixes in various genres for the dance floor.

Stream this fine song here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen