Are you searching for some new music to play as a soundtrack to your weekend? If so, you are in luck. Indie artists and bands release fresh music weekly.
I took my time, listened to a lot of music, and came up with a selection of new songs that would get the party started — from rock to pop, indie to the alternative scenes.
If you love indie music, this is the list for you. While most people will listen to mainstream music, there’s something special about listening to independent artists.
There’s a certain attitude that comes with it; a kind of edginess that attracts some listeners. These songs are great for anyone who loves music and want to discover new stuff!
I am sure you will find something interesting according to your music taste. From the drive of indie rock to the bluesy rhythms and groovy bass, we need to listen to more of these.
You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artists’ music, and know more about their work by scrolling down the page.
1) GAS STATION PIZZA – Outside Of The Box
GAS STATION PIZZA‘s new album, Outside Of The Box, is an anthem for a generation. Ten hardcore punk tracks will make you want to start a riot at your local gas station.
The album opens with “Space Coast” which is a fast-paced song that will get your blood pumping. This track is just one example of the band’s ability to craft catchy and energetic songs. This song has just voice effects, but the album has, generally, impressive vocals which are raw and powerful and really make the tracks stand out.
“Gas Station Pizza” is another great track on this album, our favourite, especially for metal music fans. The guitar work on this song is phenomenal and features some of the best riffs I’ve heard in a while. The drums also have an incredible sound and complement the guitar perfectly. This track has an awesome beat that makes it impossible not to dance along with!
Overall, this album is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something new and fresh in rock music today! It features all different kinds of sounds from punk rock to noise rock and even some metal influences are thrown in there! If you’re into hardcore punk or just like listening to some good music then definitely check out GAS STATION PIZZA. Visit the band’s BandCamp and follow it on Spotify.
2) SOL ETHER – Golden Head
SOL ETHER is a heavy metal band from Boston, MA. Their latest album “Golden Head” is an 8-track masterwork that combines black metal, death metal, and melodic metal with cinematic elements to create a truly unique listening experience.
The album starts off with “Spire of Fate” which is a kind of ritual track that sets the mood for the rest of the album. It’s a slow song that uses synthesizers and guitar riffs as sounds only in the end, instead of a screaming voice, it represents simple lyrics to build up tension before launching into the next track. You should listen to the album in sequence as it’s a proper story with different characters as a whole.
The second track, “Morrigan” has a very different vibe than the first one—it’s faster paced, more aggressive and angry sounding, but still maintains a consistent theme throughout each verse line.
The third track on this album begins with ominous bass notes before launching into screaming vocals over heavy instrumentals. This song has become one of my favourites because it explores the chaotic horrific death metal sounds and characteristics in a consistent way.
If you want an immersive listening experience, then this album is definitely worth checking out! Also, visit the artist’s website and follow them on Spotify.
3) RUIZ! – One Rule
RUIZ! is a post-punk, psychedelic singer-songwriter from Sheffield, UK. His new single “One Rule” is a great example of his style: melodic guitar riffs, catchy hooks, and a sound that’s influenced by the 80s UK hard rock scene.
The track opens with his own voice alone, then an electric guitar riff that sounds like it could have been lifted right out of a classic rock song by Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
The vocals are laid over this foundation with a modern twist: a smooth delivery that doesn’t sound forced or like he’s trying too hard to be cool or edgy. It’s just him—his voice and his guitar—and it feels natural.
I would like to point out that this artist was a member of many bands before he released his solo project, so the experience is what he has enough to do a great job, especially if you consider his previous experience.
The music video for this song was produced with some footage from black & white on an old-fashioned camera with some post-processing effects added to give it an authentic retro feel. It features images of what we can call a proper protest, you should watch it to understand the contrast.
The song itself has an infectious hook that will get stuck in your head for days after listening—I’m talking about the chorus here (which repeats throughout), but also think that the lyrics have content. Check it out, watch his music video, visit the artist’s website and follow him on Spotify.
4) CARDBOARD BOXER – Current Youth
For those of you who are looking for a fresh new sound and want to dive into the world of US rock music, I have the perfect album for you. The artist is called CARDBOARD BOXER and their new album is called Current Youth.
CARDBOARD BOXER is an independent band from San Diego, California. They are a mix between alternative rock, garage rock, indie melodic pop rock and everything rock. The album contains 10 tracks which can be listened to on Spotify or streamed online in high-quality audio.
I really enjoyed listening to the album because it has a classic sound but still has some modern elements. The singer’s voice reminds me of 90’s grunge bands like Nirvana or Pearl Jam which makes me think about my youth when I listen to their music. My youth is not current, as the album title, but still fresh in my memory.
Current Youth is great, and has some anthemic bangers that will have you singing along in no time! Growing Older is one of my favourites on this album because it reminds me of some of my favourite punk bands like Green Day or Blink 182 which makes me feel nostalgic and this is a very positive point. Check it out, visit the artist’s website and follow on Spotify.
5) CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS – Rapture
Calling All Astronauts are a great rock band from London, UK. They have been making music for some years, and their latest single “Rapture” is out for all glam rock lovers.
Their sound is a throwback to the 80s and 90s, with elements of glam rock, prog rock, punk and post-punk. The song itself is incredibly catchy; it’s got a beat reminiscent of an early Talking Heads song, but with a modern twist that gives it a darker edge.
The vocals are strong and powerful, with just enough grit to appeal to fans of punk rock while also maintaining the integrity of their other influences from prog rock and glam rock.
The lyrics are very well-thought-out and cleverly written—there’s not one wasted word in this track. The whole thing comes together beautifully into something that has that timeless quality we all love about the best songs ever written by our favourite artists from the 70s and 80s (think Bowie or Queen).
If you’re interested in checking out more from this amazing group of British musicians, watch their music video, visit the artist’s YouTube and follow them on Spotify.
6) NASMORE – When Will I Learn
The 90s are back! With the rise of grunge, classic rock, and pop-rock, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing more bands and artists like Nasmore. For our happiness!
Their single “When Will I Learn” is a perfect example of the kind of music you’d hear on a classic rock station in the 90s: guitar riffs that make you want to boogie down and sing along, bass lines that make you want to move your shoulders and hips, drums that make you want to get up out of your seat and dance.
It’s got everything you need from an awesome rock song—it’s catchy without being too repetitive or boring, and it’s got a great beat (and lyrics) that will have everyone bobbing their head along with it… it’s just one of those songs that really makes for an awesome time listening!
This song is a result of collaboration with Cris Hodges and Neil Taylor (A former member of ‘Tears for Fears’, Robbie Williams band and a long-term collaborator with stars like Tina Turner, Metallica, and Natalie Imbruglia)
If you haven’t heard them yet… what are waiting for? Watch their music video, check it out, visit the artist’s website and follow them on Spotify.
7) GRIFFEN HANDSHAKE – All My Friends Wanna Be Doctors
The US punk rock scene is thriving, and Pittsburgh-based GRIFFEN HANDSHAKE is proving to be one of its most exciting new artists.
GRIFFEN HANDSHAKE’s song “All My Friends Wanna Be Doctors” is a banger of a track with an edge that’s sure to appeal to fans of garage rock and hard rock alike. The band’s talent is evident and their sound must be on worldwide radio.
The song is driven by a solid bass line and steady drumbeat, with guitar riffs that are reminiscent of early punk music from the ’80s and ’90s. The vocals are melodic but also have an edginess that keeps them from being too smooth: They’re both nostalgic and super edgy at the same time.
It’s the kind of song you can imagine blasting in your car on the way home from work or school with the windows down, singing along at full volume (or even just quietly).
Use your imagination as this song is a protest to give a voice to those who don’t want to be a fucking doctor, but want to become a successful crazy punk rock band member (I hear you, bro!). Why not?
If you like what you hear, be sure to explore the rest of GRIFFEN HANDSHAKE’s work on music streaming services! Check it out, visit the band’s website and follow it on Spotify.
8) FANTØMEX – Terraformed
Fantømex‘s Terraformed EP is a 4-track blast of alternative rock, hard rock, math rock, post-punk and pure rock n roll.
The band is from Asheville, North Carolina and features female vocals. The band is influenced by several different genres including noise rock, prog rock and punk rock.
The EP kicks off with a banger entitled “Fantomcatz” which starts with a catchy drumbeat and distorted guitar sound which reminds me of a classic punk song. It has that raw energy that makes you want to jump rocking like no one’s watching!
The second track “White Hole” starts out with a very strong bass line and some ambient sounds that make it feel like the song is building up to something big, it’s noisy and has a LoFi effect.
Then the song explodes into an anthemic chorus that will have you singing along at the top of your lungs! The instrumentation on this track is amazing! You can hear influences from math rock, post-hardcore and even post-punk throughout this explosive sound.
There is more to explore on the EP, which means that you’ll have to listen to it in its entirety if you intend to appreciate the whole project as a whole. Check it out, visit the artist’s website and follow on Spotify.
9) BRADLEY GRAYBEARD & THE AWESOMESAUCE BAND – Kids Songs That Rock!
Bradley Graybeard & The Awesomesauce Band is an independent rock band that covers songs from the 90s, and they have just released their new EP Kids Songs That Rock! It’s a fun collection of songs that are perfect for kids who wanna be rockers. Now prepare yourself as they are releasing volume 2.
The EP features three tracks: “Alphabet Song”, “Ants Go Marching” and “BINGO”. All three of these songs have been given a new twist by Bradley Graybeard, who manages to keep the original tune while still putting his own spin on it.
It’s basically a collection of fun covers of children’s classic songs that will definitely get you dancing around the room with your kids. The original version was released years ago but kids will know the lyrics for sure. Bradley Graybaugh’s covers will take you right back to those days!
If you’re looking for some new music for your kids (and yourself), check out Bradley Graybeard & The Awesomesauce Band’s website for more information about how to order your own copy of “Kids Songs That Rock!” volumes 1 and 2. Check it out and follow it on Spotify.
10) ATTIC THEORY – Narrow Lines
ATTIC THEORY is a band from Liverpool, England, who have been making waves in the rock scene with their alternative grunge-rock sound. Their most recent single, “Narrow Lines,” is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in.
It’s social action in reality as this track generated a donation for a charity supporting campaigns for awareness about suicide. Frontman Lewis Wright said:
“Our aim with the ‘Narrow Lines’ song and video is to raise more awareness for all those going through difficult times in their lives. The lyrics talk about how you can feel like you’re trapped in a never-ending loop when going through troubling issues and hopefully the song will encourage the listener to reach out to CALM, who offer help, support and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis.” Lewis adds “We are asking people to download the single from our webpage and unite against suicide. We know that the donations will not only help to change lives, it will also help save lives.”
The song starts off with a soft guitar riff and then explodes into a hard-hitting chorus that’s sure to get you singing along. The lyrics are about how it feels to be on the outside looking in. There is something about the lead singer’s voice that makes me feel like he is speaking directly to us.
The song reminds us of the grunge bands that were popular in the 1990s—think Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains—and we love it!
ATTIC THEORY has been getting some buzz lately because they’re such a great British rock band and they’re creating some amazing music right now. Check them out if you haven’t already! Watch their videos on YouTube, visit the artist’s website and follow them on Spotify. Click here and pre-order Narrow Lines, which will be released next week.