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Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision is an indie rock band from Toronto in Canada. A five piece made up of brothers Sepp (Vocal / Guitar), Sohl (Bass) with Joel Lightman (Keys / Vocal), Ben Riley (Drums) and not to forget  Mike Bongertman (Guitar / Vocal). Well, I am in the fortunate position of having had the opportunity to take a listen to […]

Utah Raptors

Utah Raptors is a rock band from Essen in Germany, which formed in 2011 *** *** An update posted 9th August 2012 – Joe Sick is no longer with the band, which is now a duo. Once the out-fit has settled with the new line-up I will get an updated review written – time for […]

Shonen Knife!

After just over thirty years it is about time I took a look at the Osaka, Japan, based Essential indie band trio – Naoko Yamano – since formation (Vocal / Guitar), Ritsuko Taneda – since 2006 (Bass / Vocal) and Emi Morimoto since 2010 (Drums /Vocal) better known as Shonen Knife!. While others were wondering about inventing indie pop Shonen Knife! […]

Band of the week 17th to 23rd June 2012

The Band of the week chart for 17th to 23rd June 2012 is dominated by bands from the USA and England. 1. Bottle Cap Rockets (USA) 2. Doctrines (England) 3. Redwire (England) Live Today Die Tomorrow is available on * 4. Magic Trick (USA) Ruler of the Night is available on * 5. The Struts […]


Candidate consists of Cedric Sparkman (Vocals), Laurence Adams (Guitar), Jason Matuskiewicz (Bass) and Chris Infusino (Drums); based in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s sound is laden with a heavy fuzz effect, reminiscent of early Muse. But don’t let this trick you into believing there is no substance to the music! I am delighted that it […]

Max and The Wild Things

Max and the Wild Things from Nashville in the USA is a folk-a-Billy alternative folk band made up of Aidan Traynor (Lead Vocals / Electric Guitar / Banjo), Cole Traynor (Bass), Andy Wilmoth (Drums), Willie Guy Arnot (Tenor Ukulele / Acoustic Guitar), Jessica French (Vocals) and Kat Smo (Vocals) There must be something about this particular Monday as for the second […]

Competition time thanks to HiFi Tower – win a Sigmatek SDV-310 Camcorder

The indie bands blog is delighted to be able to offer a prize competition sponsored by Hifi Tower and in particular their Digital Camcorder Department. The competition prize is one Sigmatek SDV-310 Camcorder, which will be awarded randomly to one  person who sends an eligible and correct answer to a question which will be sent to readers […]


Rug, from Orlando in the USA is a four-piece indie rock band comprising Jon Messeroff (vocals/guitar), Hogan Birney (bass/vocals), Andrew Brooks (guitar) and C.L. Freeman (drums). There is a feeling of Americana Rock that inescapably slips out of the speakers and swaggers around the room before filling the room with a powerfully delivered and constructed lyrical and instrumental confidence. The […]

Sindrome Moscow

Sindrome Moscow an indie rock band from Valencia in Spain centres around the duo of guitarist Miguel and the vocalist and bassist Aleks, that is not to denigrate the skills of the session musicians. I oft ponder on broken English introductions and my paucity of shattered other languages I vaguely know and absolutely refuse to use the […]

The Struts

Thanks again Nathan , you will get to know the style – Nathan Sturgeon writes reviews comparing current bands and actually gets to the point. Luke Spiller (Vocals), Addo Slack (Guitar), Jed Elliott (Bass) and Gethin Davies (Drums) make up Derbyshire, England based indie band The Struts. I coincidently know Gethin, who joined the band earlier this year.  […]

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