Today I am back to share with you my end of year December 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 submithub: lucymccourt/submithub
Indoor Pets- Being Strange
Kicking off this playlist with a band that I’ve been a fan of for a while but one that I don’t think I’ve spoken about here before, Indoor pets and thier latest single ‘Being Strange’. Taken from thier long-awaited upcoming debut studio album ‘Be content’ set for release March 8th. ‘Being Strange’ features frontman’s Jamies trademark high pitched harmonies over thier bold distortion-soaked anthemic instrumentals. Lyrically based on the ‘concept revolving around the celebration of being weird’ a feel-good quirky number that I have had on repeat since it was released. If you get a chance to check out the video I recommend you do, it well and truly carries over the strange theme: youtube.com/BeingStrange
Picture this- Everything or Nothing
‘Everything or nothing’ comes courtesy of the biggest selling Irish act of the past two years ‘Picture this’. With a bit of a modern One Republic esque sound, ‘Everything or nothing’ is pop music done right with it’s warmed tone polished shine and catchy yet bittersweet lyricism. These guys are dropping their sophomore studio album MDRN LV on February 15th, produced by the legendary Jayson Dezuzio this is going to be one you don’t want to sleep on.
Night Season- Wear The Treads Off
Written exclusively via email without even meeting Night season’s debut EP ‘Coasts’ features dreamy alt-rock masterpiece ‘Wear The Treads Off’. A track that features an alluring moody emptiness soaked soundscape that holds immense depth also pulling in some ambient pop kicks to brighten it up. The whole EP is packed with back to back gems, definitely one to check out.
Michael Jablonka- Paper Mache
Bringing alt-blues into the 21st century with London based one-man philharmonic Michael Jablonka with his latest single ‘Paper Mache’ which in his own words is ‘a metaphor for an intangible idea, a thought that flounders on uncertainty’. A passion fueled track that towards the end of the track showcases the real magic courtesy of a blistering guitar solo that can only be described as fucking mental. A massive built up powerhouse journey of a track that showcases Jablonkas exquisite talent as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.
Al Moses- I Want More
Introducing to you Welsh four piece Al Moses with their debut banger ‘I Want More’ serving up real The Libertines and The Blinders vibes. A massively gritty and energetic number that literally hooks you on the opening riff letting you know you’re in for a good time. Talking of the tracks meaning and sound Frontman Jack said ‘It’s a head-on, hands-up anthem for people like us, the disillusioned youth. We just want more than what’s laid out for us. And this song aims to capture that spirit and determination of how we feel right now and I couldn’t agree more. An enormous track that’s well and truly marked them as one to watch.
Polar States- Lana
If you want the ultimate throwback to summer hit then I’ve got it here for you in the form of Liverpudlian indie rockers Polar states absolute banger ‘Lana’ a track that I originally heard at BBC introducing live being played as part of Steve Lamacq’s demo bag. Slick production, explosive riffs and a catchy hook serves up all that feel good factor, a track that I have found myself sticking on loop more than once.
That wraps up my December indie picks, I just wanted to add a little note here at the bottom, in case you didn’t know that I have been nominated for two UK blog awards,I am up for arts & culture blog as well as social influencer, if you vote in one of them you actually do the other at the same time, all votes are much appreciated and you can do that here: https://blogawardsuk.co.uk/blog_award_category/arts-and-culture/