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The Lost Patrol

From Piermont in the USA we find the alternative indie band The Lost Patrol who started life over a decade ago with an effervescent line-up, we now find Mollie Israel, Stephen Masucci and Michael Williams delivering a Lynchian sound. Precision and surreal imagery waft out of the speakers in a perfect cloud formation. Deserving of far […]

Pitch Feather

Pitch Feather from Singapore is an indie folk-rock trio comprising Alberta (Vocals / Keyboards / Melodica), Chuan (Bass / Guitar /Backing Vocals) and Hongliang (Drums / Percussion). There is an enticing lilting timorous vocal that snares the ears and before you know it you are captivated by the delicacy of the sounds which reminisce of the light orchard fruits […]

Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle

Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle from Newcastle in England is currently a septet of indie rock-a-billy jazz ska artists R.J.Humphries (vocals, vibe guitar and harmonica), Roger James (electric guitar), Jacob Svennson (bass), Eddie ‘Bandicoot’ Banda (drums), Aidan Shepard (accordion), Darren Berry (fiddle) and Pete Yard-Martin (trumpet) and yes you may well recognize some of these names elsewhere. This is a fluid collective […]

Visitors

Visitors from North London in England is the trio of  Ben Gold (vocals / keys), Ricky Whybrow (guitar) and Alfie Tammaro (drums) who produce an electro indie-pop sound. This is probably as near to mainstream I can manage to drive. There is a direct line back to the new romantics of the early ’80s with the […]

Let’s Go Safari

Let’s Go Safari is from Poole in England and is made of Ryan Wood (Vocals), Clive Robert Coats (Guitar / programming / vocals), Oli Crisp (Bass) and James Mosley (Drums) producing a bounding alternative indie pop sound that grips the ears, hips and feet. The delight to hear this emanating from Poole, Dorset in the UK will be lost […]

The Trap

The Trap is an indie rock band from Nevada in the USA. Kevin Click (Guitar, Vocals), Erin Melugin Davis (Vocals, Percussion), Jason Graham (Bass, Synthesizers, Percussion),  Jonathan Hansard (Guitar) and Jacob Hansard (Drums, Percussion) combine to generate a sound with a slightly Celtic lilt. An ensemble of influences gather in the heads of the members of The Trap and […]

Band of the week 22nd to to 28th July 2012

Indie Bands Blog Band of the week  top five chart for 22nd to to 28th July 2012. 1. Bottle Cap Rockets (USA) 2. Magic Trick (USA) The Glad Birth of Love is available on * 3. Wideboy Generation (England) No Time to Be Shy is available on * 4. Nolita View (England) 5. Gordon Duthie (Scotland) […]

Promute

In 2007 Shane Sandor moved to Chapel Hill in the USA and thus spawned Promute an experimental sound-scape, which would find an equally comfortable space nearer to my own footsteps in Cambridge in England. Stretching beyond the horizon, settle down to listen to a Promute track and not only are you assured of an intriguing electronics journey, but also […]

The Fallows

The Fallows is an indie folk rock band from Coventry in England who play a foot stomping UK blues-grass. Ross Darby (Guitar, Vocals), Pete Rutherford (Piano, Vocals, Guitar), Sam Stokes (bass) and Neal Pointon (Violin, Mandolin) have a new single coming out on the 26th August 2012 Front Row. This is a sound which just demands audience […]

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot a collective of women indie agit-rockers from Moscow in Russia bear the wrath of Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church and all the State can throw at them. On the 20th July 2012, finally after months of delay Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina  and Yekaterina Samutsevich faced a court, only for it to be held back another […]

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