You have in your hands, a brand new indie rock playlist that’s so good you’ll go crazy. Yes, this is the sweetest and most delicious slice of music discovered by our awesome team of music reviewers.
So, if you’re like me, and consider yourself a massive fan of popular rock music, then go ahead and hear for yourself the best of what indie rock has to offer for this week.
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1) KALEIGH – Situationship
Situationship is an indie pop/alt-rock song by KALEIGH, an American singer-songwriter and producer. Kaleigh opens up on the themes of her new single. “Have you ever been in less than a relationship, but more than a friendship with someone? Well, me too.
As explained by the artist: A “situationship” is about being frustrated as you are stuck in the in-between with someone you’ve come to care about. Too often these days, people are quick to trade a good thing for a good time. Others are so damaged by their traumatic pasts that they keep themselves from truly moving forward or falling in love once again.
The amazing single Situationship is a therapeutic, anger release of all that pent-up emotion that we hold back to keep from scaring someone off. The message is something like “Let’s let it go together!”.
Overall the song is fantastic, full of content, is very well produced and the vocals are perfect for this kind of rock music, definitely worth checking it out. I really love how well this is put together. I hope to see more from Kaleigh. Check it out, visit their website, and follow the artist on Spotify!
2) LORD SONNY THE UNIFIER – Howl
If you’re looking for something new, and you’re tired of what’s out there, check out Lord Sonny The Unifier.
The artist is based in Brooklyn, NY, and his latest single, “Howl,” is a rock anthem that will get your blood pumping and make you feel empowered to be yourself. It’s got some psych-rock elements, but it’s definitely more punk than anything else.
The song I imagined Bowie would have made right after Scary Monsters if he hadn’t gone the Nile Rogers route and snatched up Iggy Pop instead, cranked the guitars and reached into his closet for some of the old synthesizers that he had still hidden somewhere.
It’s amazing, it’s powerful, and I’d like to listen to it whenever I want, the vibes are amazing, and it brings a brand new dimension to my life that I haven’t experienced before. Playing it over and over, took me to a whole new state of mind as I replayed it several times.
3) FIVESIDEDDICE – F R A C T U R E
A multigenre EP entitled “Fracture” is a recording that will surely appeal to those who enjoy dark lyricism and catchy melodies as much as I do. Don’t be afraid to give it a try and see if it resonates with you as well!
It’s curious when I finished playing the songs, I probably went back a few times to see what I left behind because I’m sure that I left behind a lot of things. The most notable aspect of Fivesideddice’s music is its dark tone, which is a little bit obscured but very pleasant to listen to.
Seems like the lyrics often deal with themes like death and depression, but there’s always hope at the end of every song even if it’s only a glimmer. The songs are also full of experimentation with different genres such as glam rock or punk rock.
I find it to be an interesting genre rollercoaster, it is so different in so many ways, that it keeps you focused on what it is going to do next, it is extremely well-produced and very enjoyable to listen to. Check it out, visit their website, and follow the artist on Spotify!
4) ELECTRIC HIGH – Cyclone
I am excited to tell you about this band from Norway, Bergen. They’re called Electric High, and they make alternative rock music that’s not only incredible to listen to, but also has a very unique style.
Their single “Cyclone” is just one example of their raw talent and ability to create great songs.
Is there a time in your life when you feel like you are being chased around the ring, trying to escape the infamous whip of the Ringmaster, like you are an animal in the circus?
Suddenly, a huge storm feels as if it is about to break loose with full force around and inside you… but this song isn’t about that. This is about being the Ringmaster, and swinging the whip on others. A leader who whips up a storm and commands everyone to follow him.
5) DYNASTY FOUR – Revivals
DYNASTY FOUR is a Canadian-based rock band that has been bringing the heat with their new EP, Revivals. Their sound is a mix of classic rock, garage rock, and punk—a perfect combination for any music lover who wants something new and exciting to listen to.
Dynasty Four is a recently-reformed garage rock band from Toronto, Canada that has been around for some years, experienced a connection with different audiences and is delivering great music in 2023.
Even though they have been together for such a long time, they have not spent a great deal of time together. It was only after the pandemic hit that they were reunited after being separated by relocation and doomed to stay apart forever.
As they return to the stage this summer with a new lineup and renewed energy, Revivals set out to prove what is dead may never die with their new set of members. As well as releasing their first music since 2015, they have three songs that have brought their band back together.
6) BRASS CAMEL – Brass
The Canadian-based rock band, Brass Camel, has released their first album, Brass. This album is a must-listen for any fan of classic rock and art rock music.
As much as Brass Camel is resolute in their reference to the tremendous rock, soul, and blues acts of the 1970s, they are not stuck in the past, even if they are resolute in its references.
This is one of those bands that is shrewdly innovative, straddling the sometimes unreachable borders between technical dexterity, virtuosic musicianship, and magnetism and entrancing performance in a captivating manner.
It’s no secret that Brass Camel is on the verge of making the band one of the most prominent luminaries in the vanguard of modern rock and rolls with their visionary debut Brass. Check it out, visit their website, and follow the artist on Spotify!
7) BROKEN EMPIRE – Before The Fall
The U.K. is known for being a seedbed of musical talent, with musicians from all over the world flocking to its shores to live out their dreams. The country’s rich heritage of folk, rock and metal has produced some of the most influential names in music history.
The UK’s hottest new metal band Broken Empire released their debut album ‘Before The Fall’ on October 14th.
Having announced their debut offering early in January 2022, UK metallers have been anticipating it eagerly. The band have once again generated electrifying excitement for UK metal after a string of sell-out shows, including a support slot at the O2 Academy with headliners Evil Scarecrow, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, and The Fallen State!
Several of the songs caught my ear and I immediately added them to my workout playlist! The production, the guitar riffs, it’s just perfect melodic metal.
When I heard the single ‘Before The Fall’, I had to wonder where I heard it, and then I imagined Slipknot and Deftones getting together for one song, seriously, my two favourite metal bands together. Take a look at their website and follow them on Spotify, you won’t regret it!
8) BIRDEATSBABY – Illuminate
If you’re looking for some new music to add to your collection this year, look no further than the single “Illuminate” by Brighton-based indie rock band Birdeatbaby.
‘Illuminate’ is the second single from Birdeatsbaby’s occult album, ‘HEX’, which has been released just in time for Halloween last year. It is the band’s first single from the album.
The song Illuminate combines ethereal vocals with cellos, guitars, and complex but subtle drum patterns. The song builds with lyrical mantras screamed by singer Mishkin before bursting into heavy instrumentals and ending with a chorus.
A video of Mishkin and cellist Hana dancing menacingly to the track accompanies it. Despite the fact that it’s not my style of music, I really like this, and you can say whatever you like, but BIRDEATSBABY really put effort into it.
It is just right how heavy it is for the kind of instruments used, but in perfect harmony, and how genial it is that cellos are played in this song. Seriously, this is an incredible piece of work, creativity flows freely!
As for the video, it’s really creepy, but you can’t expect anything else from a post-Metal band. In addition to that, it is extremely well produced. This band has tremendous potential and I am looking forward to seeing them on the charts in the near future. Check it out, visit their website, and follow the artist on Spotify!
9) TIRED COSSACK – Lilac Pain
Tired Cossack is a Canadian indie rock band based in Winnipeg, Canada. “Lilac pain” is Tired Cossack’s most recent single, with a hooky bass line and shoegaze guitar, as well as thoughtful vocals that are both happy and melancholy at the same time.
It has an unconventional structure, but it works really well in terms of functionality. There is nothing better than daydreaming about love while listening to this.
There was a moment right before the song reached the ten-second mark when I knew this song was going to take me to a new dimension, and it certainly did.
This song is just beautiful, and I cannot describe the feeling I got from listening to it. I just love it, and I’m sure you will love it as well. As much as it is recognizable, it is also quite different at the same time.
10) ADRIAN PAUL SAXTON – Manuka
If you’re looking for a break from the norm, Adrian Paul Saxton is just what you need, well in this case his whole band.
Bella Disastro is a Los Angeles-based three-piece rock band. The band, however, is not a native of LA.
Originally from London Greenwich by the Thames, Adrian Saxton is the band’s guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Drummer Chris Kirshbaum is originally from Dayton, Ohio, while Mike Minori comes from Queens, New York.
They recently released something quite amazing, a song called Manuka that is now stuck in my head, and I do not regret it. It’s such a great song, the rhythm, and the forums are different and Adrian’s voice on this sounds unreal!
Manuka is a bluesy old-school classic rock song with vocals, instruments, and song dynamics influenced by Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, and 70’s British rock blues.
The single was written by Adrian Saxton while he was waiting for his coffee to brew and strumming his acoustic guitar. He enjoys adding manuka honey to his coffee, so he wrote a song that combines Manuka honey with a quirky romance. The Manuka love bees!