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In loving memory of Julie Norbury

A year ago today the co-founder of the Indie Bands Blog died after fighting illness for many years. July 22nd 1972 to 30th September 2011 – With love.

Mashrou’ Leila

From Beirut in Lebanon we find the alternative indie collective of  Mashrou’ Leila with a seven piece line-up Hamed Sinno, Ibrahim Badr, Carl Gerges, Haig Papazian, Omaya Malaeb, Andre Chedid and Firas Abou Fakher using a mixture of microphone, a violin, a bass, two guitars, drums and keyboards they challenge the established order. Having started life back in 2008 they rose to greater prominence as […]

The Vliets – God’s Drug – EP review

The Vliets has just released a new four track EP – God’s Drug (yesterday infact – the 28th September 2012). It has been just over a year since I last reviewed The Vliets and that time has been well spent by the band. With band members relocating across the USA this release has taken a while […]

Neonfaith – Mercury – audio only

Neonfaith from New York in the USA is one of those bands that this section – audio and video only – was specifically set up for, little music to get my ears round so I can’t yet write a full review, but a delightful sound that needs to get to a wider audience. website Join the Indie […]


Cupla is an alternative rock band from Vancouver in Canada. Originally a duo of twins – hence the name – now comprises Bob McAloney (Guitar), Andrew Venning (Guitar), Tricia McAloney (Vocal), Bill McAloney (Drums) and Brando Donovan (Bass). Traces of folk are subsumed in the bluesy rock the band delivers. A highly engaging vocal sits as the frontispiece to an infectious mellowness […]

Ugly Kids Club – Magical

Ugly Kids Club from Tennessee in the USA who were reviewed in August 2012 has released a video for Magical as part of their six part series of deluxe singles. Magical is available on * Join our free newsletter for the chance to win band merchandise. *Purchases made through the link will result in the indie bands blog earning a […]

Chico Mann – Dilo Como Yo (Te Están Llamand)

Combining musical influences from Africa, Cuba, Miami and New York -The solo creative, Chico Mann, based in New York in the USA is set for a new EP - Manifest Tone - to be released through Soundway Records on 29th November 2012, from which Dilo Como Yo (Te Están Llamand) is taken.     For more of the best […]

Park Planet

Park Planet an indie rock band from Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland is Gordon (Bass / Vocal), Graham (Guitar / Vocal) and Leon (Drums / Vocal). I started the player and had to hit pause to get out the polish and shine the speakers to match clean lines of the material soaring their way in to […]

Sink Swim

Sink Swim is an indie pop band from Newbury Park in the USA. The quartet of Dane Petersen (Vocals / Guitar), Jake Lopez (guitar) , Blake Waller (Bass) and Corey Backer (Drums) released their debut EP – Elements – early 2012. In addition to the expected bubble-wrap Sink Swim is able to turn a hand to slower and more melancholic sounds […]

So Low Suicide

So Low Suicide is an avant-garde indie performance collective from Berlin in Germany made up of  Sasha Matteucci (vocals / harmonium / piano), Bartholomew Sammut (low –fi effects), Rosanna Lovell (clarinet) and Vanessa Kreutz (violin). You can tell this isn’t a rock ‘n’ roll outfit as the acoustic layers of symphonic instruments are laid out on […]

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