I’m back today with my June indie playlist! Most of these songs were submitted to me via submithub: lucymccourt/submithub so if you’re a band or artist that would like to be considered for my future posts then that’s how you can get your music over to me. If I don’t approve your track over there you get at least 10 words of personal feedback from me, my emails just got too overrun with requests so unfortunately I have stopped taking submissions from there, I hope you can understand.
Flawes- Here to stay
Kicking off today’s post with the latest release from Yorkshire formed Flawes, a band I have been keeping an eye on for a while! ‘Here to stay’ is the ultimate summer pop tune of the moment sporting a synth soaked soundscape complemented perfectly by front man Josh’s slightly raspy delivery that’s irresistibly re-playable.Lyrically Josh describes it as “ An open letter to myself about the feeling of doubt that creeps in after you haven’t quite achieved what you set out to achieve just yet.”The track is also accompanies by a vertical video compiling clips taken by the band over the course of last summer.
HAWXX- THE LIE
Up next all female heavy alt rock outfit HAWXX with their sophomore single ‘The Lie’ a refreshing response to the current political climate here in the UK with the turmoil created as a result of the dreaded Brexit. A ferociously passionate number featuring earth shattering riffs fierce drumming and gutsy heavy vocals that get all that pent up anger out in the best way possible. I love the attitude, I love the energy these women mean BUSINESS and despite having only released two tracks their strikingly unique sound reigns through. Big big things coming.
Floodhounds- Leave it alone
If you have kept up to date with my previous indie playlists you will know that I am a massive supporter of Sheffield rockers Floodhounds, they are back with their latest full length EP ‘Always in sight’ and I have had it on loop! The standout track for me has to the lead single ‘Leave it alone’ a gritty riff heavy cut layered up with thick distortion for a classic psych energy. If you live around the Portsmouth area make sure you grab a ticket to catch them playing next month, tickets are only a fiver and you get to catch 4 sick bands, pick up a ticket HERE
Cover of the month – Wonderwall- How To Make People Like You
Finishing off with my favourite part of any indie playlist, cover of the month. Today I am sharing with you an orchestral rendition of the 90’s mega hit ‘Wonderwall’ of course originally released by Oasis.How to make people like you are a Canadian based collective who have carefully crafted more conventional symphonic instrumentals with more urban busker style tones through the use of garbage cans and chairs. A truly stunning masterpiece, take a listen below.: