Little Indie blog

A little blog about indie stuff

  1. Credit: Dave Morley

    Words: Sam Geary

    Released last Friday (December 7) via Doing To Death Records, following its premiere on Radio X by John Kennedy,
    Manchester three-piece Hey Bulldog arw back on fine form with 'No Future (Part II)'.

    The five-minute-plus psych-influenced garage rock track - and live fan favourite - is driven by its motorik rhythm and layered with instrumental sections.

    “With ’No Future (Part II)’ I think we’ve created a unique piece of music, that’s opened a door to a new sound the band is capable of, it came about completely naturally as a jam," says vocalist and guitarist Rob Manton.

    Listen here.

  2. Words: Sam Geary

    Following the recent 'Blue', Leeds trio Far Caspian have unveiled an new video for new track ‘Finding My Way Home’.

    The clip features the band at home, hanging out, and on the road.

    “We shot a load of footage on an old camcorder over the last few months when we were doing support shows and I cut it all together for the music video," reveals frontman Joel Johnston. "It's a sweet sentiment to have as it shows how much fun we've had together travelling around and playing these songs. We've all had some pretty rough times this year in different ways but being able to get through it together and forget about what's going on has helped us all a serious amount."

  3. The BBC Sound Of 2019 longlist has been announced. Following last year's winner Sigrid, this year's nominees are:

    Grace Carter
    Dermot Kennedy
    King Princess
    Mahalia Casual
    Ella Mai
    Sea Girls

    Now in its 17th year, the list showcases 2019's hottest new artists, with the focus this year on solo acts, with only Sea Girls making the top 10. Nominees were chosen by 136 critics, DJs and broadcasters, including former nominees Ellie Goulding and Stormzy.

    The top five will be revealed in January on Radio 1, with one artist announced each day from Monday January 7. The winner will be revealed on Friday January 11.

  4. Words: Sam Geary

    With new single 'Hideout', released November 23, just the second sound we have heard from Melbourne-based electronic producer London Topaz, he has already garnered enough attention to warrant over a million Spotify streams.

    This new track opens on a subdued note as Leonie Kingdom lends her hypnotic vocal tones to the brooding, melancholic synths, before it ups pace and builds on a soulful dynamic.

    Listen in.

  5. Words: Sam Geary

    Emo pop punks First And Forever, formed in Scottsdale, Arizona, now share their first single to the world.

    Released last month, the trio bring an infectious zeal to 'Chicago', with a searing chorus as the lyrics recount "I've been counting cigarettes / I've been counting down the seconds / since you walked out that god damn door". Creating a lively, impacting atmosphere with pounding drums and sharp guitars, it straddles the emo-alt rock border with enough to make it a track to belt along to.

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