Today I am back to share with you my April indie playlist, here are all the songs I have been loving over the last month, most of these songs were submitted to me either via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or my submit hub: lucymccourt/submithub
Longy-Promise to my people
If you love raspy vocals then Longy is ya man, Promise to my people is a somewhat minimalistic organic track that flawlessly fuses brass elements with an acoustic guitar to create a beautifully smooth base that makes the way for the rich vocals to well and truly steal the show. One of those tracks that makes you wanna close your eyes and just bop. soulful, textured and all round bloody brilliant.
Pilot Run-Ghost of me/To a spark
After a long formation dating all the way back to 2004, these Essex rockers have just put out their debut duel release of the tracks ‘Ghost of me’ and ‘To a spark’ both of which demonstrate a slightly different edge to their sound. Ghost of me is soaked in classic pop-punk charm with clean energetic riffs and overall pure feelgood catchiness, think All Time Low with slightly heavier vocals. While To a spark packs a bit more punch with the heavier drum arrangement and grittier riffs while really making use of frontman Bruce’s massive vocal capability. Such interesting stuff coming from these guys and with an EP set for release later in the year Pilot Run are a band you should all be adding to your playlists.
Carnival club- Sin City
Sin City is the lead single from Carnival Club’s sophomore EP ‘Nomads & Crooks’. These guys are destined for greatness closing 2017 the way any up and coming rockstar could only dream of, supporting The Courteeners’ Liam Fray on his sell-out tour. These guys have already well established themselves despite their small discography thanks to their silky polished indie sound, It gives me kind of an early Arctic Monkeys vibes. Once you have heard it once you will have it on loop for hours…I did.
Ed The Dog- Funny Turns
Funny Tuns is the debut release from Ed Wetenhall better known under alias Ed the dog following the breakup of his band. This is one of those rare tracks that I loved from the second I pressed play. The pure charisma and personality of Ed just shine through his strikingly prominent British accent alongside the infectious rough around the edges guitar licks makes for a refreshingly authentic DIY sound. Upon hearing this you wouldn’t even think it was his first track, the sound is so established and his confidence is glowing.
Dive Exit- Colours collide
Released to commemorate founding member John after his sudden passing ‘Colours Collide’ is a track that features striking guitar driven hooks, manic drumming and not to mention catchy pop-punk sensibilities scattered throughout.It’s very apparent where this London formed band get their influence with essences of both Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro featuring heavily. However, they are a band that aren’t defined by these influences, like a breath of fresh are they are showcasing a whole new dynamic to the scene
The Magic Lotus-Feel Your Love
Heavily inspired by 60’s pop this London based garage rock duo have just released their debut single ‘Feel your love’ is a truly funky bop! With it’s it’s downright gritty sound, from the second the track opens you are hit with the impact of the momentous drums letting you know you’re in for a good time, a shift to a calmer sound takes place once the very fresh vocals kick in with the catchy chorus. These guys just have a really cool edge to them and I honestly don’t think you could do better with a debut and I can’t wait to hopefully get out to a live show.
So that’s it for my May Indie Playlist, hope you enjoyed it!
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