Little Indie blog

A little blog about indie stuff




  1. Words: Sam Geary 

    After recently announcing their second album and autumn tour, The Sherlocks now share the video for their new single ‘NYC (Sing It Loud)’, the album’s lead cut - which was premiered by Annie Mac on Radio 1

    The band's ‘Under Your Sky’, the follow up to their 2017 debut album ‘Live For The Moment’, will be released on October 4 via  Infectious Music.

    The video clip, below, features actor Thomas Turgoose (This Is England / Game Of Thrones), a friend of the band.






  2. Words: Sam Geary 

    Skating Polly, the pop-punk sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, plus Kelli Mayo on drums, have shared a new video for single 'Play House'.

    The neon clip waa directed by Pancake Mountain's Scott Stuckey and features a cameo from David Yow, frontman of Chicago noise-rock greats, The Jesus Lizard.

    "From the day we wrote the song we knew we had to have an equally trippy, colourful video," say the band. "We also knew right away that we wanted to work with Scott Stuckey again because he always makes really creative big picture ideas come to life.

    "We filmed at Pancake Mountain Headquarters in Los Angeles with an incredibly gifted team under the madcap direction of Scott. Sunday’s Best Thrift in Echo Park and Scorpio Rising in Tacoma supplied us with the best outfits & we had the coolest, craziest group of kids to work with. David Yow became a fan of ours a couple weeks before we recorded the song and he’s known Scott for a long time so he was happy to play the chaos facilitating butler."



    EU/UK live dates(co-headline with She Makes War)

    OCTOBER
    03 Glocksee, HANNOVER (DE)
    04 Stallwerk, HAMBURG (DE)
    06 Kantine, NUREMBERG (DE)
    08 Kohi, KARLSRUHE (DE)
    09 Le Trokson, LYON (FR)
    10 Disorder Club, ST. ETIENNE (FR)
    11 Supersonic, PARIS (FR)
    12 L'Atelier des Moles, MONTBELIARD (FR)
    14 Gullivers MANCHESTER (UK)
    15 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE (UK)
    16 Broadcast, GLASGOW (UK)
    17 Beta, NOTTINGHAM (UK)
    18 The Lexington, LONDON (UK)
    19 Swn Festival, CARDIFF (UK)
    20 Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM (UK)




  3. Words: Izzy Butler

    Barnsley's Pax Romana come flying out of the traps with this mighty blaster that takes up all of one minute and 54 seconds to bang it home.

    The "dance punk thriller" from the Yorkshire four, 'Psycho', out on July 5, is a visceral onslaught from the in-your-face vocal, to the barrage of flailing guitars and drum thumping, mosh-out rhythm.

    A 'Psycho' killer for sure.



    Live dates

    JULY
    19 Record Junkee Sheffield (Tramlines Fringe)

    SEPTEMBER
    11 The Prince Albert Brighton
    12 Bar 42 Worthing
    13 229 Venue London
    14 Off The Road Hull
    20 Opium No 10 Barnsley
    27 Cafe Totem Sheffield

    OCTOBER
    10 The Castle Hotel Manchester




  4. With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.



    TELESCREEN - IN MIND


    Melbourne pop-rock five-piece share the first taste of their forthcoming debut EP. The vibrant track contains a nostalgic feel, within its layers of guitars and melodic percussion. "'In Mind' follows the story of someone feeling under-valued and taken for granted in a relationship. It’s about falling into that deadly trap of knowing you’re being mistreated and under-appreciated but being unsure of how to pull yourself out," says frontman Nic Schwarz.
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    SPIT CHEWY- AFTERPARTY

    Credit: Laura Daniels 

    After featuring them late last year with 'Jimmy', the Wollongong alt-rock four-piece now offer up a new delight. Three and a half minutes of twanging riffs, helmed Annabelle Scobie's engaging vocal. “The song is meant to question what we are really doing wasting our youth, or in a way giving us a reason to see sense in it. I do like the idea of ending a school term with streamers but it also makes me sad in a way I can’t explain,” she says.
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    RENWICK - AS I AM


    Latest release from the 21-year-old dance-pop artist who once again has popped his head around the production console of his bedroom in Sydney. Following his recent 'That's How It Goes', this just under three minute track has a dreamy, yet reverbed vibrancy to it, fusing indie pop with electronic elements and falsetto vocal.
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    FEVERMIND - CLOUDSTREET


    Lead cut from the Perth grunge/alt-rock five-piece's self-titled debut EP, released June 18. Thumping bass lines, around hooky riffs and grunge vocal that pack a punch.
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    GREEN BUZZARD - I DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE


    Released on June 19 via I OH YOU, the Sydney-based outfit drop their first new single in two years. Produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer) in LA, the upbeat ballad marks a new chapter for the project of singer and guitarist Paddy Harrowsmith. "Essentially the track is about breaking up with someone and weighing up whether or not it's worth trying to fix things - knowing deep down it's ultimately better to move on but selfishly not wanting to be alone," he says.
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    DIVE BELL - LUPINE


    The combination of alt-rock, electronica and trip-hop on this third single from the Sydney electronic rock quartet, is both hauntingly atmospheric and experimental. “I wrote 'Lupine' in a quick frenzy a few years ago in Melbourne,” reveals singer/keyboardist Aleesha Dibbs. "I was inspired by a doco I watched which delved deep into the territorial nature of wolves. It raised themes around belonging and entrapment, freedom and repression - which I explore lyrically in the track.”
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  5. Words: Sam Geary 

    Bleached have shared another track from their forthcoming album. 'Rebound City' is the fourth to be revealed from 'Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough', out on July 12 on Dead Oceans.

    “This song is a brief history of the mistakes I’ve made…except there really are no mistakes, they’re all lessons in the end. No regrets! Listen loud," is the advice of Jennifer Clavin.

    Turn up the volume.