Little Indie blog

A little blog about indie stuff



  1. Words: Sam Geary

    After giving us 'Lucky' last month - the title track from their EP, which is out now on Frux Tapes - Glasgow quartet Life Model return with '4ever'.

    Their melodically crafted dreampop ambience and fuzzy guitars are augmented by the melancholic vocal of Sophie Evans who lyrically conveys those relationship woes.



    Live dates

    July
    27 King Tuts, Glasgow

    August
    12 Vegan Connections 2017, Glasgow
    18 Doune the Rabbit Hole, Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire
    31 Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh w/ Tigercats



  2. Words: Leah Raymond

    Bristol-based duo The Desert offer a lush first single in 'Just Get High'. The atmospheric debut is the first track from their EP ‘Playing Dead’.

    The two - vocalist Gina Leonard and guitarist/producer Tom Fryer - combine to provide a three-minute layering of part folk-esque, part bluesy guitar in an electro-tinged soundscape, with Gina's dreamy, melancholic vocals topping it off.






  3. Little Indie casts its ears and eyes over more of the latest sounds to emerge recently from Down Under.


    DESERT MOONS - ROUGH TRADE

    NSW Central Coast-based indie-electronic duo, Desert Moons (brothers Jake and Simon Dobson), have just revealed this self-produced debut single, recorded at their home studio. Combining organic and experimental electronic instrumentation, ‘Rough Trade’ melds themes of dark dream-pop, indie-rock and hip-hop.




    CHINESE NEW YEAR - LAND AND SEA

    Influenced by King Gizzard, Adelaide indie alt-rock four-piece Chinese New Year's new single is a laid-back easy, jazz-esque melodic stroll.




    THE BEAMISH BOYS - FALLING BACKWARDS

    After releasing their debut EP 'Sparks' last year, acoustic indie pop brothers from South Queensland, Jeremy (18) and Ben (20) Beamish, show off their vocal harmonies, fingerstyle guitar and catchy original melodies.




    KATANKIN - HEY LITTLE SPIDER

    June released debut single from Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Helen Catanchin. Formally trained as a jazz singer, here she explores electronic and indie pop arrangements, while maintaining the same emphasis on poetic, heartfelt lyrics accompanied by powerfully expressive vocals.




    BILLYMAREE - BLUE

    First track uploaded online from 17-year-old Samoan Billymaree Duffy. Raised in Sydney and now Brisbane-based, the young songstress masters rich, soulful vocals in an electronic RnB setting.




    THE HARPOONS - DO YOU WANT MY LOVE

    New single from the Melbourne quartet, driving a funky rhythm and thumping bassline. RnB pop futurism melds with Bec Rigby's dominant vocal.







  4. Melbourne duo Slum Sociable - Miller Upchurch (vocals, percussion) and Ed Quinn (production/keys/guitar)  - share the Jem Rankin-directed video to new single 'Don't Come Back Another 100 Times'.

    Taken from their debut album due for release later this year, ‘Don’t Come back Another 100 Times’ was recorded in the duo’s hometown with local producer Russell Fawcus and mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Gnarls Barkley).

    In the band’s own words, "‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times' is about trying not to be shallow. It touches on elements of regret, of losing someone because of it and accepting the responsibility of your actions. It's introspective, but written for anyone to be able to relate to and hopefully help come to terms with their own similar situation."



  5. Words: Sam Geary

    Released last Friday (July 21), ‘Demento’ is the new single from Sheffield’s RALE.

    The now London-based post-punk/electro trio follow our previous Track Of The Day ‘Glisten’ with this equally catchy and vibrant toe-tapper of a number.

    RALE play London's Sebright Arms on July 27 w/ The Wholls + Bang Bang Romeo.