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Vida Moxy – Nowhere to Go: The Indie Rock Track Your Lockdown Playlists Have Been Waiting For

With their latest single “Nowhere to Go”, up and coming LA Indie fourpiece Vida Moxy put their own authentically hypnotic spin on Indie.

With Jangle Pop and Post Punk nuances found in the exuberantly sweet soundscape, the melodies in Nowhere to Go are as absorbing as they come. And it’s safe to say that plenty of people will be able to relate to the lyrics which poetically allude to stagnation. Despite the melancholic inspiration behind the single, Vida Moxy kept the tone soulfully uplifting. Do I really need to tell you to add Nowhere to Go to your lockdown playlists?

You can check out Vida Moxy’s single Nowhere to Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Micky Blouse – Brother: Energetically Infectious Indie Power Pop

Power Pop, Jangle Pop, and Surf Rock all converge in the energetically infectious latest single “Brother” from up and coming Sheffield-based Indie artist Micky Blouse.

The high-pitched vocals may invoke nostalgia for the time when Hanson dominated the airwaves but make no mistake when you hit play on Brother, you’ll meet soulfully bold aural distinction.

The punchy Alt Rock instrumentals carve out ensnaring melodies which find the perfect balance between momentum and euphorically arrestive vibrant rhythm. Brother is the ultimate Indie Power Pop earworm which you’ll be desperate to share with others once it wriggles in, which should be just about when the chorus hits.

Brother is just one of the tracks to feature on Micky Blouse’s debut self-titled EP which you’ll definitely want to delve into if you’re as sick of assimilative Indie acts as we are.

You can check out Micky Blouse’s latest single Brother for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Couch $urf have released their latest sonically-charged feat of Alt Rock “White Lies. Green Eyes”

White Lies. Green Eyes (You Break My Heart)” is the sonically-charged latest Alt Rock single from up and coming LA artist Couch $urf. The anthemically visceral energy paired with the infectiously catchy Indie Rock chorus is exactly what you want to hear when delving into a single from a new artist.

The raucously magnetic vocals move through just as many evolutions as the tight instrumentals, ensuring each is as adrenalizing as the last.

The punchy vitriolic hit explores Jangle Pop, Psych Rock, Synth-Pop, and even throws in some blazingly bouncy Ska offbeat rhythms to get you well and truly psyched as the accessible yet authentic track unravels.

Any fans of the Vaccines, The Strokes, The Wombats, The Cribs, and The Libertines definitely won’t want to miss this Indie Rock earworm of a release.

You can check out White Lies. Green Eyes for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Shop Window have released their ensnaring epiphany-driven Jangle Pop debut “Mannequin Lies”

Now that listening to the Smiths is a bitter-sweet experience, there’s no better time to check out up and coming Indie Jangle Pop acts such as The Shop Window.

The dreamy melodic layers in their debut single “Mannequin Lies” offers the same timelessly enamouring euphoria which has had Indie fans hooked since the glory days of the Stone Roses. But there’s more than just aural nostalgia on offer. There’s a brand-new contemporary resonance in Mannequin Lies.

Lyrically, it is is a metaphorical masterpiece. The debut single was inspired by the concept of facades and how we showcase the most attractive parts of ourselves whilst keeping the dark thoughts, anxiety, and perceived weaknesses in the back. The poetic parallels are one thing, the way the track compels you to let people in is quite another.

It’s one of those tragically rare singles which gets better with each hit.

You can check out Mannequin Lies for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dunes Day – Vertigo: Chorally Concordant Indie Jangle Pop

Many up and coming Indie artists struggle to set themselves apart with distinction. But Dunes Day executed it with discernible ease in their second single “Vertigo”.

It’s impossible not to warm to their softly progressive style which constantly switches up the instrumental style while keeping the tone of the guitar-led arrangement beguilingly concordant.

Their indulgently sweet mix of Jangle Pop and Psych offers an instantaneous hook. From there out, you’re gently left to drink in the choral guitar notes which find the perfect synergy with the vocal harmonies.

Vertigo is a stunningly produced single which puts a modern spin on Psych Pop bands we’ve fawned over for decades. We might have a lot to thank the Beatles for, but it’s about time we started giving bands such as Dunes Day recognition for their contributions to the airwaves.

You can check out Vertigo yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Them Damn Dogs – Memories: Hazily Oceanic Psych Indie Pop

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Oceanic Psych Pop waves sweep across the hazy sun-kissed Indie jam “Memories”  which is the latest track to be released from up and coming artist Them Damn Dogs.

You’ll have a smorgasbord of nostalgia to feast upon as the high-vibe track unravels to the tune of punchy Jangle Pop guitar melodies and chorally sweet vocals. But that’s not to say that Memories was an assimilative track in the slightest. With curve-ball retro synth riffs and distorted guitar licks thrown into the mix, Them Damn Dogs were able to create a track which offered accessibility with a significant serving of authenticity.

If you could imagine what the Beach Boys would have sounded like if they incorporated a nuanced Punk bite into their music, you’ll get an idea of what’s on offer from Memories.

You can check out the latest track from Them Damn Dogs for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Grant G Foster – Netflix and Chill: Nostalgically Striking New Wave Indie

“Netflix & Chill” invitations may not be the most romantic of proposals. But with their standout Alt Indie Pop single Grant G Foster was able to pull plenty of amorous passion out of the subject.

“Netflix & Chill is just one of the tracks you will find in the up and coming artist’s debut album “Everybody Hates Me”. The outstanding debut will throw you back to the era when The Smiths, Suede, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Cure were king.

With Johnny Marr-style sweet riffs which are tinged with nostalgia and leagues above the two-dimensional Jangle Pop commonly offered, each note was as transfixing as the last. Grant G Foster’s Indie Post-Punk style vocals also add plenty to the mix by infusing the soundscape with an enamouring amount of soul. And if you’re as aurally delicate as me, don’t be surprised if it feels like your heart has hit your throat.

I definitely never expected to say that about a song titled Netflix & Chill.

You can check out Netflix & Chill along with the rest of Grant G Foster’s debut album for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Britt Marie – Mind Games: A Pensively Optimistic Indie Pop Playlist Essential

Whether it was the pensively optimistic Indie Folk Pop melody, Britt Marie’s evocatively piercing vocals or the stark lyrical resonance which meant every note in her latest single “Mind Games” was arrestive as the last, I can’t be sure.

But what I can be sure of, is that her personable approach to her sound resounds in the succinctly sweet tonality of the single enabling her to set herself leagues apart from other up and coming artists experimenting with the trending Jangle Indie Pop sound.

Fans of Florence and the Machine, The Wombats, Vaccines, and Marina and the Diamonds, the 1975, and Bad Suns will definitely want to check out the punchily melodic hit. Her music is much more than simply radio-ready. It boasts a rarely found high-energy anthemic vibe which will make you wish it was festival season already.

You can check out Mind Games along with Britt Marie’s previously released four singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Williamson – Internet Girl: Explosively Euphoric Indie Pop Rock

There aren’t many up and coming Indie Pop artists who can put out tracks which match the veracity found in Paul Williamson’s latest single “Internet Girl”. The track makes the 1975 sound like a melancholic Post Punk band. Yes, it packs that much of a euphoric punch.

As a result, the chances are pretty slim that you’ll be getting Internet Girl out of your head once you hear the high-octane instrumental hooks. Not only is Paul Williamson discernibly talented when it comes to cooking up infectiously riotous Pop tracks, but the energy which they bring to the performance is unparalleled.

Their instrumental ability also becomes strikingly clear through the jangly guitar progressions which feed into a synergetic, polished arrangement. Internet Girl stands as a testament to Paul Williamson’s talent. And you’ll hear far less talent in many mainstream hits on the radio.

You can check out Internet Girl for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ben Burke – Leaving Tomorrow: Infectiously Enamouring Acoustic Indie Folk Pop

Morrissey may be making it impossible for us to love him at the moment, but Ben Burke makes it all too easy to fall enamoured with their jangly acoustic approach to Indie Pop.

Their debut single “Leaving Tomorrow” is packed with quintessential Pop Folk charm. With reminiscences to Billy Bragg, The Fratellis, and the Smiths, the upbeat melodic Pop track comes with plenty of catchy hooks and an all too resonant sentiment. There may be some slightly vintage tones in Leaving Tomorrow, but the single perfectly captures the frustrations of trying to survive in a modern world. For anyone looking for escapism for themselves, you’ll find plenty of aural escapism within Ben Burke’s debut single.

You can check out Ben Burke’s single Leaving Tomorrow for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast