2019 Best Indie Fashion

July Indie Songs Playlist, Vol. II – Damen, Whalers, LUTE, Marty, Night Lights, The Mayan Factor, Movie Club – Indie Rock Cafe

We’re overflowing with nice indie songs! We expect you’ll agree there are some strong DIY indie songs on this latest playlist that you simply in all probability gained’t hear anyplace else.

As summer time heats up, these are simply in time for July listening, and we’ve been listening and having fun with them immensely from the next indie artists and bands:

Damen – Gothenburg, Sweden
Whalers – Austin, Texas
LUTE – Manchester, England
Marty – Nottingham, England
Night time Lights – Los Angeles, California
The Mayan Issue – Baltimore, Maryland
Film Membership – Venice, California

The complete playlist is on the finish of this publish for many who choose to stream whereas doing different issues.


Damen – “Sagrada Familia”

The indie band Damen (which suggests ‘woman’ in Swedish) hails from the previous delivery port of Gothenburg, Sweden. They’re recent off an look on the Nice Escape Pageant in Brighton and the discharge of a scorching new single titled, “Sagrada Familia.”

This track is among the greatest shock indie tracks we’ve heard to date this month. It’s unattainable to overlook – maybe irresistible for some – because of its closely melodic indie pop vibe flowing from fuzzy, shimmering guitars, upbeat drums and bass strains, and spectacular vocals.

Vocalist and guitarist Danial Bin Ismail wrote: “It’s about coming to grips with the thought of beginning a household; all the doubts, but in addition the wishes.”

Damen additionally options Adrian Gejrot on drums, David Nordell on bass and Gustav Bondesson on lead guitar.

The only is the primary single from the forthcoming 10-track debut LP set to drop this coming October. We’ll be wanting ahead to the discharge.

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Whalers – “Hold It Quiet”

In preparation for his or her first new set of songs since 2015’s Dying Drive EP, Austin’s Whalers have launched a brand new single, “Maintain It Quiet.” It looks like a superb follow-up to the Damen monitor.

The indie pop rock monitor “Maintain It Quiet” drifts on prime of a wavy, synthesized guitar hook, fats drum rolls, driving bass strains and the decided vocals of Gus Smalley.

The monitor is brief and candy clocking in at three:11 minutes of uncooked power. In line with Smalley the musical elements of the monitor have been written amidst a flurry of listening to post-punk/new waves acts like Wire, The Buzzcocks, and Speaking Heads. (Nice decisions!)

Smalley says the track is “loosely” based mostly on an “fascinating night” by which he was invited right into a home celebration solely to be threatened with bodily violence. Fortunately, nothing occurred.

Accompanying this single is the official music lyric video animated of a special type created by guitarist Kyle Rother on an iPad. The video itself is a loopy and unusual journey with browsing brains, man-eating whales and a defaced Mona Lisa.

Like hundreds of different DIY bands we’ve featured since 2007, the Whalers have discovered their area of interest and constructed a following within the aggressive ecosystem of Austin. They’ve carried out on a few of the metropolis’s best-known levels, which is not any small achievement in a spot like Austin the place artists are all the time vying for any stage time.

The band members embrace guitarists Dan Martin and Kyle Rother; vocalist Gus Smalley; drummer Milos Bertram and bassist Todd Horner. The complete album WxW can be out Fall 2019.

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LUTE – “Fears”

Loads of individuals, even these a few years later, speak concerning the “demise of rock music.” We’ve been listening to that for many years. This subsequent monitor may simply restore some people religion that rock music can nonetheless be shocking, recent and onerous core.

Take the raging new single, “Fears,” from the Manchester prog metallic rock band LUTE. From begin to end it drives ahead like a buzzsaw with fast-switching guitar chords and signatures that create cinematic soundscapes amid the crunching rock backdrop.

The band is clearly not simply your common band. They sound superb and the general manufacturing high quality of the track is best than most we obtain. We’ve performed it no less than half a dozen occasions within the cafe.

South Manchester songwriter/producer Ed Truscott, the founding member of LUTE, works tirelessly in his musical man cave experimenting with guitar chords, ever-changing time signatures and hovering vocal harmonies to supply cinematic soundscapes alongside the strains of artists like TOOL, Opeth, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Metallica

LUTE’s lyrics discover the every day routine of a 9 to five life and the anxieties it brings and to spotlight “the continued wishes of faceless staff in faceless workplaces to interrupt out of infinite cycles of repetition” and to “discover…solace in LUTE’s musical dystopia.”

The monitor can also be making the rounds on blogs and radio within the U.Okay. It’s time now to get these guys some U.S. love.

LUTE’s self-produced debut album is Studying Via Development.

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Marty – “Worst Case State of affairs”

Hailed by the BBC and different retailers for his or her debut single, “Fame,” the all-female Nottingham band Marty have adopted that up with an emotionally charged pop music.

That is evidenced by their packed exhibits, radio play and now their glittering follow-up single, “Worst Case State of affairs.”

The sophomore single, “Worst Case State of affairs,” drives ahead with conviction and thru rounds of insightful verses and glam-rock type harmonies and choruses.

In comparison with their debut single, the trio’s latest single sounds extra musically and lyrically mature whereas sustaining an accessible danceable, glimmering pop track.

“Fame” acquired enthusiastic evaluations from radio hosts just like the BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson who stated the track “actually did set the e-mail system a blaze; individuals love this monitor!”

The BBC has additionally been enjoying and hailing “Worst Case State of affairs,” just lately exclaiming that it’s “a glittering journey of indie rock goodness.”

Vocalist and guitarist Aimée Stones fronts the trio with Rhianne Mee on keys and vocals and Krista Ford on drums and vocals.

The three met whereas attending Nottingham Trent College and bonded by way of a collective love of music. Earlier to that, that they had all been solo artists.

Since first assembly and rehearsing collectively, the three younger ladies have labored on a bunch of fabric, they are saying, most of which can seem on their debut EP set to drop later this yr.

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Night time Lights – “Speak to Me”

The subsequent monitor is from the L.A. indie band Night time Lights. Based mostly in Los Angeles, the indie-pop trio’s newest monitor is the summertime-feeling, sticky-sweet pop dance quantity “Speak to Me.”

Bursting with power, quick rhythms, and shiny colours, this monitor may be a exercise track.

Apparently, the band members are all initially from different nations: Mauricio Jimenez (Mexico), Yusuke Sato (Japan) and Dag Hanken (Norway).

Many people have an previous good friend from our highschool or school days that we have been interested in, however the friendship was so nice we simply didn’t need to wreck it with one thing extra.

In hindsight, because the track explores, issues might have labored out as one wished if that they had overcome their fears. The voice that retains saying: “what if?”


The Mayan Issue – “Hope”

Based mostly in Baltimore, Maryland, the five-piece band The Mayan Issue has carved out their very own area of interest within the space’s music scene through the years and have gone nationwide and worldwide with fan bases within the U.S. and Mexico.

That’s not shocking on the inspiration new single, “Hope,” accompanied by a stunning animated music video.

The only is a strong recording throughout and exhausting to not play once more. It’s filled with conviction and wonderful instrumental and vocal work.

There are a selection of rigorously composed elements to it delivering gentle, brilliant, acoustics that quickly construct right into a full-on roaring crescendo marked by the versatile vocals of Lenny Cerzosie Jr. and the highly effective chords and beats of guitarist and backup vocalist Brian Scott; bassist Kevin Baker; drummer Dan Angermaier and percussionist and back-up vocalist Jason Sage.

The band, which first shaped again in 2002, skilled preliminary success with the discharge of their debut album, In Lake in addition to their follow-up 2005 album launch, 44.

Each albums, the band says, are massive fan favorites at their exhibits. Sadly, in 2011, tragedy struck the band with the sudden lack of their unique vocalist, Ray Schuler.

Inspired by household, buddies, and followers, the band regrouped and introduced Cerzosie Jr. aboard. The next yr, in 2012, they launched their third album, Yesterday’s Son.

Within the time since Cerzosie’s induction into the tight-knit band, TMF has launched three singles – “Ascension,” “Whispers” and now “Hope.” They’re presently engaged on a brand new EP to be launched later this yr.

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Film Membership – “Navy Seal”

Shaped in October 2018 with Jessamyn Violet on drums and Vince Cuneo on guitar, the Venice, California-based indie duo, Film Membership, initially got here collectively to carry out a present at Fonogenic Studios on the identical stage as legendary guitarist Robbie Krieger of The Doorways.

Solely three months after that, the band dropped their eponymous EP, Kraken, with producer Matt Wignall (Chilly Warfare Youngsters, Wargirl) and bassist Erick Coomes (Dr. Dre, Snoop).

Quick ahead just some months to June 2019: Film Membership simply dropped their instrumental sophomore EP, Hammerhead, which options the fast-moving single, “Navy Seal,” a tribute to the late surf guitar legend Dick Dale.

The monitor harkens again to a time when surf rock turned a nationwide craze for a number of years again within the early 1960s after Dale launched his 1961 monitor “Let’s Go Trippin.”

Unusually sufficient, the identical day that the band recorded the only they heard of Dale’s demise. That’s freaky, huh?

The darker “Whirlpool” mixes digital parts wealthy with textures and boosted by the heavy surf rock tones whereas the extra intense “Rogue Wave” hums together with undulating tripped out guitars.

Psych surf rocker “Triland” has a demonic bass line and flowing guitars with hints of jazz-infusions and is likely one of the extra accessible songs on the album.

Should you’re a fan of lo-fi, retro surf rock, this could be your ticket.


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