Unfortunatley the iNDIE-STRY Featured Bands Blog will have to be discontinued, until I manage to fix some technical issues I seem to be having with the page, or find a new blog website that's a lot more "user friendly" - apologies! The podcast will however continue as usual :) x Mica x
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Here is the latest indie-stry session podcast & blog featuring delightful sounds and moving pictures from the likes of Cloud Control, Thee Dang Dangs, Nadine Shah, Jacob Gann, Chastity Belt, Kishi Bashi and many more to earworm to... Free Download for a limited time. Enjoy!
The fabulous Cloud Control released their new album "Dream Cave" September 16th in the UK via infectious.
The single "Scar" is out now on iTunes. Here's the video.
Thee Dang Dangs are a 4 piece psychedelic surf rock band from Denver, Colorado fronted by guitarist / vocalist Rebecca Williams.
Their debut full length album "For The People" was released on bandcamp August 10th, and the opening track "She Moves" was released as a single during July.
You can buy their album for just $5 at the link below, comes highly recommended! Get it!
Beautiful Songstress Nadine Shah first came to my attention 2 years ago, via a word of mouth recommendation. I meant to feature her on my podcast back then... but among all the bands and music I sifted through each day, I kinda forgot.
Now she has released a stonker of a debut album "Love Your Dum and Mad" which is out now via iTunes, Rough Trade and all the other usual outlets.
She is currently touring the UK through September and October before heading over to France, Germany, Brussels, Belgium and the Netherlands in November.
Single "Runaway" is out now...
Milktooth are based in Nashville TN. Their latest EP "Wild Before Our Eyes" is out now on Bandcamp.
The track I played "Your Arrows" is taken from the 2009 Milktooth EP release.
You can pick up a free download of their beautiful cover of Beck's "Eyes That Say I Love You" via their website
allusondrugs are a 5 piece fuzz outfit from west Yorkshire who formed during 2012. currently signed to clue records, they released their debut AA single "Plasters / Chemical On" during August. Available to purchase via the link below.
Jacob Gann is an indie singer songwriter originally from Oklahoma now based in Nashville Tennessee.
New single "Polaroids" with Sam Pinkerton is out now and his latest EP "When Will We Know What Is Now" is available via iTunes / Bandcamp.
Spark Alaska is acoustic indie pop singer songwriter Lorenzo Cook, from Brussels, Belgium. He says "I write sad songs for happy people" His latest album "Everything you know is changing, but it'll pass" was released during August and is available on a pay what you wish basis on his bandcamp. Here's his video for "Scar So Easily"
Glass Gang are a 3 piece from Brooklyn New York. They have been releasing a new single each month "Awake" being their fourth and latest single.Hear more at their soundcloud
HAUS are Leicester Duo, Adam Pickering & Gavin Thorpe. The single "Flowers For" is due for release November 5th via the Robot Needs Home label. EP to be released soon! watch their facebook page for updates at
Chastity Belt are a vagina rock 4 piece based in Seattle, signed to "Help Yourself Records" Their album "No Regerts" is out now via their bandcamp.
Photo by Joel Van Haren
Sat.Nite Duets is an American rock band from Milwaukee who formed back in 2009.
Signed to uninhabitable mansions they are due to release their album "Electric Manland" October 22nd.
NARCS are a 4 piece alternative band based in Leeds. Signed to Clue Records they released their debut album "Two Birds, One Stone Later" at the start of September. The Track 19 was released as a single back in July. Find out more at their facebook page
electric alice were a 4 piece garage punk band based in Scotland who split up earlier this year.
Their record label however have, with the bands blessings, released their latest album anyway, which you can hear on their soundcloud.
Here's a video of Electric Alice playing Johnny Cash is Jesus live in the studio.
Photo by Mac Kroki
Kishi Bashi is currently based in Athens Georgia. Singer, Violinist and composer who embarked on an epic orchestral solo project.
His debut full length album "151a" is out now which he played and produced entirely himself.
After a half decent break during August, indie-stry session is back to erode your eardrums with some more musical nonsense. This session features brand new tracks from Placebo and Anna Calvi, and a final tune from The Chapman Family who parted ways earlier last month. You will also hear wonderful stuff from HighKicks, PINS, Cheatahs, Icarus Himself and Bright Young Nights. Free Download for a limited time!
Placebo are back! They release their brand new album "Loud Like Love" September 16th. You can buy the opening track "Loud Like Love" on iTunes and pre-order the album HERE
Cheatahs are based in East London with members from the UK, Germany, Canada and the US. Recently signed to Wichita Recordings, they are busy working on their first full length debut album, which is expected to be released early 2014.
The track "The Swan" originally from their second 2012 EP "Sans" also features on the 2013 EP compilation "Extended Plays"
New double single "Cut The Grass / Kenworth" is out now digitally via iTunes, with a 7" Vinyl release for October 13th available to pre-order.
Icarus Himself are a 4 piece "music band" who formed during 2007 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Signed to the label "Science Of Sound" They released their latest album "Career Culture" back in October 2011.
They are currently working on brand new material.
Here's the video for their single "Anywhere You Go" which came out June 2012
Anna is due to release "One Breath" the follow up album to her 2011 self titled debut which is due for release October 7th through Domino Records.
Eliza is the first single and is expected to be released at the end of the month on September 30th. You can watch it right now...
The brilliant Turbo Fruits released their third album "Butter" via Serpents and Snakes last year in September, with the blissfully titled single "Sweet Thang" released earlier during March. They recently re-made the video for the single, so as a big fan of the tune I thought I'd play it on this weeks session. Enjoy!
Canadian Stoner Blues Rock Duo Danny Vacon and Matt Doherty, are bringing the noise with their debut self titled album that they released back in May. Available on Bandcamp. Such a huge sound from 2 people?! outstanding!
GoodLife is the Opening track, here it is:
STRNGRS are a 3 piece rock n roll band from New York City.
The last track from STRNGRS that I played "Subtle Reminder" was recently championed by AMAZING Radio here in the UK. This session I play an equally awesome track from their most recent EP called "Don't" You can download this and more for free via their Facebook Page
Jacob Gann is a singer songwriter originally from Oklahoma now based in Nashville Tennessee. He released the featured track "A Love Lost, Wasn't Love" last year during March, a beautifully crafted acoustic ditty.
New single "Polaroids" with Sam Pinkerton is due out this month of September and his latest EP "When Will We Know What Is Now" is available via iTunes and all other digitally brilliant outlets.
Eastern Midwestern are what they describe as "four friends from Brooklyn New York who practice in a walk in closet" Their brilliant self titled debut EP is available digitally for free on bandcamp. I still can't quite believe that they only have 121 Facebook Likes on their page!? what's wrong with the music world today! Get buying and Get Liking at
pins are 4 fabulous ladies named Faith, Anna, Lois and Sophie from Manchester, signed to Bella Union. You can pick up the featured track "Lost, Lost, Lost" via the Bella Union Soundcloud.
Double A Side single "Stay True / Get With Me" is out now and their forthcoming debut album "Girls Like Us" is set for release September 30th. They Play the Huw Stephens Night at the Social in London this coming 10th of September.
Here they are performing "Get With Me" via Gigwise Sessions
Italian post punk shoegazers The Whip Hand released their debut EP "Mist" earlier this year in February.
You can stream and download individual tracks on a name what you like basis at their bandcamp.
New Desert Blues are a relatively new band from Hampshire who formed during 2012. They play the BBC Introducing Stage tomorrow 8th September at this years Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park Day Festival. They are currently recording their debut EP.
Single "Adam" is out now on iTunes, heres the video:
Bright Young Nights are an indie alternative pop outfit from Glasgow. Their single "When It Started" is out now, and was recently featured on Jim Gellatly's 10 emerging acts podcast. You can hear more at their facebook page
The Final single from the amazing The Chapman Family "We Stick Together" is out now, and is sadly an ironic ending to this very underated talented band. I play "The Party's Over" as a final tribute on this indie-stry session. They left this final word on their facebook page. You will be missed x
Here is the full video of their last ever gig at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton on July 26th 2013 - filmed by Paul Standing.
This weeks indie-stry session features such ear gravy from Bipolar sunshine, Deap Vally, DIIV, The knievel dead, Radkey and more indie lovely-ness. Get some! Enjoy! Free download for a limited time.
Rivers is the opening track to Bipolar Sunshine's 4 track debut ep "Aesthetics" which was released during June and is out now on iTunes.
You can pick up another free download "Blossom" via his facebook page.
photo credit: Kim Alkrich
Coming soon are a 5 piece indie pop band based in Paris, France. Marc Riley played their cover of Rihanna's Diamonds on his BBC6Music show last week, as he personally loved it, but was afraid of a listener backlash, due to the track being a Rhiannah pop cover. He was surprised by the positive feedback. I heard it for the first time on his show too, and loved it.
You can pick this track up for free at their bandcamp at the link below. The very sexy Guillaume Gouix stars in the video, see below...
The track "Follow" features on DIIV's fantastic lo-fi garage rock debut album "Oshin" out now on iTunes. I feature the Memory Tapes Remix, but here's the original video. Enjoy.
The awesome Radkey are made up of teenage brothers Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke, who are a punk band from Missouri.
I play their single "Spirals" which was released back in April on Replay Records.
You can pick up their 5 track debut EP "Cat and Mouse" which was released June 4th on iTunes. Go Get it!
Photo Credit: Backwaters Photography
Alternative Garage Rock Band Wobbly Lamps are from Southend On Sea, Essex and are signed to Polyvinyl Craftsmen Records.
Their second EP "Drella" is out now.
You can also follow them on twitter @WobblyLamps
Here's Gretchen Fetchin...
The Wytches are a 3 piece self proclaimed "Surf Doom" Band from Brighton.
They are signed to Hate Hate Hate Records, and you can pick up a free download of Digsaw via their facebook page.
Here's the video...
London Gloom-sters The Knievel Dead are currently working on a new 4 track EP titled "Dark Matter". They describe themselves thus: "The Knievel Dead are a gloomy haunted malaise of harmonious sound waves created by a darkly dressed quartet from the depths of Old London Town"
Their debut EP "And We Sleep" is out now. I play the fantastically brooding "Something Of The Night" Here's the video...
Made In Japan are a dream pop alternative band from Sydney Australia.
Their debut album "Sights and Sounds" was released during 2012.
The follow up single "Follow The Fool" isn't so much as a standard single, it's an epic eight and a half minute long breeze-fest of indie loving!
Get it now on their bandcamp
The Whip Hand are an Italian trio who formed during 2012 and released their debut EP "Mist" during February 2013. Hear More at their soundcloud.
Speedy Ortiz are an alternative indie band from Northampton Massachusetts fronted by the sultry Sadie Dupuis. Their sound draws comparisons with Dinosaur Jnr and the The Breeders, which is always a good thing! The debut album "Major Arcana" is out now. Here's the video for the single "Indoor Soccer"
Black Books are a 5 piece alternative band from Austin Texas. They recently released their self titled new album during May 2013 which is available on iTunes. The track I featured is called "Green Screen" and was released as a single back in 2011, so its waaaay old ;) but great nonetheless here's the video...
Photo Credit: Aaron Stern
The amazing Deap Vally finish this weeks indie-stry session with a live performance of their cracking tune "Gonna Make My Own Money" The debut album "Sistrionix" is out now on iTunes.
Welcome to another indie-stry featured bands blog. In this session you will hear brand new pixies, Daughter, Of Rust & Bone, Dads, Glass Gang, Vienna Ditto and much more to wet your indie ears. Free Download for a limited time, you can also subscribe on iTunes. Enjoy the show! - Mica
Pixies have blessed us with a brand new single, just weeks after bassist Kim Deal announced she is leaving the band. You can pick up "BagBoy" for free via the pixies website. It is their first single release since 2004's "Bam Thwoak". Now for that new album?
Of Rust & Bone are a really really new band. With literally only 3 months under their belt after forming during April 2013 in London.
They are currently working on their debut ep in the studio and I hopefully assume that the stunning track "Next To You" will be or is the debut single and hopefully assume that it will be featured on the forthcoming ep.
The pariis opera house remix of "Next to You" features on indie-stry session this week, and you can pick it up as a free download for a limited time via their facebook page. The original track features on the video below, be prepared for its gorgeous-ness.
Photo Credit: Sophie Hall
London based daughter recently played their forthcoming single "Youth" at Glastonbury, and it was a very personal highlight for me. The debut album "if you leave" is out now via 4AD/Glassnote on iTunes.
The track "Youth" has been re-recorded and is due for release August 5th with brand new track "smoke" gracing the B-Side. I feature the original version of Youth on this indie-stry session, that you can find on the 2011 EP "The Wild Youth"
Heres the brand new official video
Hello June are an unsigned 3 piece based in Morgantown, West Virginia, fronted by the very lovely Sarah Rudy
They released their debut 3 track EP just last month during June (of course!) which is available to purchase via bandcamp.
London based The Breaches formed during November 2012, and the debut album "every day life is getting better" is available to purchase in CD form, prior to the albums digital release.
Be aware that CD stocks are very limited. Please see their website for details. Here are the breaches performing "a picture of true love" they're all pretty adorable!
STRNGRS (minus the vowels obviously & pronounced Strangers) are a 3 piece rock n roll band from New York City.
The track "Subtle Reminder" features on their new EP "5 Dynamic New Tunes" which was released in May and is available to buy on bandcamp on a name your price basis or free via their FB page
Photo by Ryan Russell
New Jersey duo Dads track "Bakefast at piffanys" features on their latest album, "American Radass (This is important)" which came out last year. The new Dads EP "Pretty Good" is due for release via 6131 Records on the 6th August
Photo by Dru Maasepp
singer songwriter & producer Tim Fitz exploded onto the Sydney, Australian music scene in 2011. The single "Hospital" is currently available as a free download via his bandcamp and will feature on his forthcoming new EP.
The Starkins are an unsigned South Yorkshire based indie pop band. Their next gig is 30th July at the Buffalo Bar, Islington, London. Here's a video of their single "Sunset Valley"
Gallant is a 21 year old LA based Alternative R&B artist. The swoon-worthy track "if it hurts" is on the indie-stry session playlist this week, and features on his EP "Zebra" Check it oot below...
Vienna Ditto formed in 2009 and were quickly picked up by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, which led to them playing their second ever gig at Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing stage.
Their new EP "Liar Liar" is out now on a name your price basis on Bandcamp, which features the sombre track "Whatever Comes My Way" that is on this weeks indie-stry session playlist.
They describe themselves as a Voodoo Sci- Fi Blues duo. I love the EP! Hear the title track below...
Blisseyes are a new post punk / art pop quartet from Cambridge. Their double single "Manson / Hold" is out now. Hear more at their soundcloud
photo: barrett sweger
Glass Gang are a brand new Brookyn based alternative, shoegaze band. They formed only 2 months ago and released their debut single "waves" to a throng of popular music blogs who were quickly turned on by Glass Gang and their wave of sound (pun intended), hence the singles soundcloud download quota quickly being eaten up by eager ears of this new found sound. Not much is known about Glass Gang at all, so let the music speak for itself, and lets wait on that album...
sweet jonny are a 4 piece garage punk rock band from Brighton.
They launched their debut EP "JSA" at The Hare & Hounds in Brighton tonight (6th July) and gave lucky punters who attended the gig a free EP.
You can hear more at sweet jonny's soundcloud
Hello You! Welcome to the 5th indie-stry session podcast and blog of 2013! In this session you will hear musical tinglings from the likes of Deap Vally, Splashh, Hello Ocho, Decibels, Haus, The Apache Relay, To The Bones, and much much more. Free Download for a limited time, so grab it. You can also subscribe on iTunes. I hope you enjoy the show! - Mica
Deap Vally are bad-ass female duo Lindsey Troy & Julie Edwards. They release their debut album "Sistrionix" June 24th. They recently played on Jools Holland, and I watched in awe from my sofa, half drunk, thinking the female half of abba had come back from the dead, having been touched by the hand of satan himself.... inspiring stuff indeed!
Here's a video of them on Jools Holland!
Please Note: I know that the female half of abba are alive and well. All hate mail will be blatently ignored :P
Splashh released their debut album "Comfort" June 3rd via Luv Luv Luv Records. Their New single "Feels Like You" is out now. You can pick up a free download of "Sun Kissed Bliss" which features on indie-stry session via their facebook page.
Hello Ocho are an alternative band based in Atlanta. They released a self titled album back in January which is available to buy on a "Pay what you like" basis on Bandcamp. The album is very much a stonker, so go get it!
Here's a video of them, that I found which features them in varying states of nakedness! ooh matron, cover your eyes!
The tune "Taksim" features on this weeks indie-stry session, and is available as a free download via Decibel's Soundcloud. The latest single "Ruza" was released during April via Nein Records, the video features below...
HAUS are UK electronic alternative duo Adam Pickering and Gavin Thorpe. They have very kindly allowed indie-stry session exclusive first airplay of the track "Violet Berlin" which is due to feature on their forthcoming album currently in the process of being finalised. Release Date TBC. You can hear more at their bandcamp
Miracles of modern science AKA moms are a 5 piece unsigned band based in Brooklyn New York. They are a band that rebel against "alternative indie" band instrument ethics, such as pesky guitars, bass, pedals and keyboards. Opting instead for a more simple orchestral approach, using mandolin, violin, cello, stand up bass and of course drums.
You can pick up the 6 track album "Meems" on a name your price basis from their bandcamp http://miraclesofmodernscience.bandcamp.com/
© 2012 Rachel Moore Photography www.rachelmoorephoto.com
indie roots six piece from Nashville TN. The Apache Relay formed during 2009. The tune that features on indie-stry session "American Nomad" features on their 2011 album release of the same name, available on iTunes.
Heres a live performance of American Nomad via ON-AIRSTREAMING
Holley Maher is an indie pop songstress from Nashville TN. The track "Any Time Soon" features on indie-stry session and is taken from her current 5 track EP "February" out now on iTunes. Her brand new EP "Euphorics" is due for release June 18th.
Find out more at her website http://www.holleymaher.com/
Leaves Of Green are a Lo-Fi indie folk band from New York. They have released a beautifully crafted 4 track album "End Of The Actor" on Bandcamp which is available to download on a name your price basis. The mellow "Stanford" is featured on indie-stry session - Hear more at bandcamp
Tokyo Corner are an unsigned indie rock n roll 5 piece from Huddersfield. The song "Feel it Drop" features on their 2012 ep release "Don't Throw Gold In Pirates' Houses" which is available to download for free at bandcamp
Train Robbers released the single "Suns" during October 2012.
Indie pop lovely-ness from Sydney Australia. You can download the single for free via http://www.triplejunearthed.com/trainrobbers
To The Bones released their new single "Emperors Ride" during April via Martian Pop Records, which I played on the last indie-stry session. This time I'm playing the B Side, a meaty chunk fest called "Magazine" which nicely finishes off the show. Follow To The Bones on Twitter @TOTHEBONESBAND
ScotDrakula are a three piece lo-fi garage rock band based in Melbourne, Australia. Both of their albums are available on Bandcamp. The stonking tune "Shake Ya Bones!" features on the 2011 album "Crack strength"
Heres the VideoOoOo I wanna see ya shake them bones!
The Fourth indie-stry session of 2013 is here! Featuring such musical delights as Splashh, Holy Coves, The Get Togethers, Eastern Midwestern, The Microdance, Big Deal, High/Low, Letters To Fiesta and much more ear candy to suck on. Free Download for a limited time - You can also subscribe on iTunes. I hope you enjoy the show! - Mica
Photo Credit: Amber Stokosa
The brilliant Oxford 4 piece A Silent Film released the opening track on this weeks indie-stry session, "You Will Leave A Mark" way back in 2008.
I first came across them while working with my indie-stry Unsigned page (then called Pulse Promotions) on MySpace and featured them as a Top40 band on the indie-stry Bands chart.
A Silent Film are currently in the middle of a US Tour and are starting work on new material for their third album.
Splashh formed during early 2012, made up of members from Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The debut album "Comfort" is available to pre order via Luv Luv Luv Records and is due for release June 3rd. They are currently on a UK tour and their next London date is at Cargo on June 4th. Get your ticket!
Holy Coves from Holyhead, Wales released their debut album "Peruvian Mistake" July 2012 - available on iTunes. The track "Droner" which features on this weeks session is the closing track. Droner was originally released as a 4 track EP during 2011. Heres the track
Chomp are devised by members of Cloud Nothings and Total Babes. They released their debut album "Buddha Jabba Momma" via Exit Stencil Recordings last year.
You can pick up some free downloads via their Bandcamp
The Get Togethers are a Nashville, TN 4 piece indie outfit, fronted by the beautiful Bethany Frazier. They Released their debut album "Home as in Houston" February 2013, it is available to listen to and purchase via the website http://www.thegettogethers.com/
Love Darling are based in Los Angeles. Their first full length debut album "The Occupant Theory" is out now. Here's an acoustic performance of their lush tune "Let Go"
Manchester based Letters to Fiesta came back during 2013 with a new line up and a new electronic sound. The next single, due to be released sometime soon, is the ambiently divine "Vampires" You can listen now at their soundcloud. Here is a live performance of Vampires live at the Castle - Manchester
To The Bones are formed of members from Bolton, Manchester and Salford.
recently described by NME as "White hot slasher grunge" I agree, but feel the need to translate into normal review terms as "Fucking awesome"
I played the new single "Emperors Ride" which came out via martian pop records in April. its rather good. Enjoy it in all its marvellous glory below...
Follow To The Bones on Twitter @TOTHEBONESBAND
Eastern Midwestern are a 4 piece from Brooklyn New York. They released their self titled 5 track album last June and it is available to download on Bandcamp
Gun Lake is fronted by the velvet tones of Mark Fain. The latest single "You Are" is like warm butter in your ears, feels good. Not that I've ever put warm butter in my ears. That would be weird. Listen to the warmness and let it tickle you below...
Dark Tropical indie rock from London. Crash Island released their debut single "Let it Rain" in April. They release the ep "Strange Shores" in June. Find out more at their Bandcamp
Essex Boys Steve Weston & Lee Yates formed High/Low during December 2011. The track "Soda" is taken from the ep "Raygun" out now via INstereo Records. They are currently busy putting together a debut album, which will bless your ears very soon. Here's the video for Soda.
London based The Microdance released their brand new single "Yo Yo at 26" via In At The Eye Records on May 6th. Out now on iTunes and has been receiving raving reviews from far and wide. Follow them on Twitter @TheMicrodance
After the april hiatus indie-stry session is pleased to be back and chugging at your earholes! The third episode of indie-stry session features alternative tuneage from bands such as The Chapman Family, Civilians, Wobbly Lamps, ScotDrakula, Kill For Company, Eastern Midwestern and Billy Bones among others. Enjoy! Free Download for a limited time!
The Chapman Family release their brand new single "This One's For Love" via No More Records on June 3rd. Its a romantic anthem! A classic in the making! The B Side "Into The Breach" is a brutal onslaught of fury and venomous anger that spits in your ears, and closes the show in all its fucking cuss worthy glory!
Here is the video for This Ones For Love. Enjoy.
The Brilliant Civilians came together mid 2012 to create something new out of Manchester. So far they have supported Coves and To Kill A King. They are currently working on putting out their first single. Hear More at their soundcloud
Cornwall's finest indie export Dead Wolf Club released the single "Strange Letters" as a free download on their soundcloud , go get it. Here's the Video... ( and yes I know I've played them 3 sessions in a row...and what? its because they're AWESOME. )
Wobbly Lamps are from the sunny isle of Southend in Essex.
Their second EP "Drella" is out now through Polyvinyl Craftsmen Records.
They Play The Railway Hotel in Southend on May 15th. Not to be missed!
Follow them on twitter @WobblyLamps
ScotDrakula are a three piece lo-fi garage rock band based in Melbourne, Australia. Both albums are available on Bandcamp. I chose the opening track to their 2011 debut "Crackstrength" here it is...
Duo Kill For Company hail from Manchester and are signed to Longevity Records who recently released their second EP "Alternative to Living" Its Out Now, you must go buy it!
Here's a Video of Kill For Company performing their last song of the set "Money Now" @ School Of Sound Recording, supporting Twisted Wheel in Conjunction with BeatWolf Radio. The event was hosted by Bez (Happy Mondays) and featured a DJ set by Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and was the last ever BeatWolf Radio event.
Manchester based Turrentine Jones formed during 2010, their bluesy 60's-esque vibe gets them frequent comparisons to both The Animals and The Doors, to which they hold no complaint.
The new single "Della May" was released February 22nd and is out now on iTunes. I have, although picked the debut single "Slam The Door" to play on this edition of indie-stry session, as its a fan favourite. (and mine)
They play at the London Water Rats Venue on May 24th, tickets available via Ticketweb
Billy Bones came together in 2010 in London, with the talented Rod Hughes fronting alongside his anarchic collection of musicians.
Rod is also an artist who designs one off pieces of jewellery made with the skulls of birds.
His collection "Once Upon a Time" can be found at Spitalfields Market, London.
Eastern Midwestern are a 4 piece from Brooklyn New York. They released their self titled 5 track album last June and it is available to buy on Bandcamp on a pay what you like basis. It's brilliant, so go get it!
Photo: Kate Loehrer
Foreign Fields are a Nashville based folk group, originally from Wisconsin, who came together New Years Day 2011 to begin work on their first full length album "Anywhere But Where I Am" which they released a year later on Bandcamp. The EP "Names and Races" was released October 2012 and is available on iTunes.
Hudson Taylor consist of Dublin brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor.
You can pick up a free download of the tune "Drop In The Ocean" via their website
Belfast noise punks ABandCalledBoy will melt your ears with their most recent album "Dead Academics" which is out now on BandCamp. Here's the video to the single "Seize The Chair"
Falsetto lovers Leaves Of Green are a Lo-Fi indie folk band from New York. They have released a beautifully crafted 4 track album "End Of The Actor" on Bandcamp which is available to download on a name your price basis.
The second indie-stry session features delights from the likes of Holy Coves, Cat Power, Dead Wolf Club, To Kill A King, Jackamo Brown, Chanel Samson and much more ear tinglings. Enjoy it!
Holy Coves are an alternative rock psychedelic 4 piece from Holyhead, Wales.
Their debut album "Peruvian Mistake" is out now on iTunes. Get involved!
Photo: Tom Barnes
Cat Power released her new album "Sun" last september, available on iTunes, the single "Cherokee" is out now. Video Below... it has zombies!!? Oh Cool...
Andrew Lin AKA "Aylen" teamed up with Justin Phillips of Crywolf, an electronic music producer and multi instrumentalist based in Denver, Colorado and vocalist Charity Lane to produce this beautifully crafted piece of dubstep, or luvstep as it has been affectionally nicknamed.
The track was released the 4th of March via "Always Never Records" and you can pick this track up for free at the Crywolf Souncloud
Dead Wolf Club recently released their second album RAR via Scene Not Herd on february 11th.
Their current double A side single "Strange Letters / A Versus E" is out now!
Cable35 is an alternative rock fungus outfit based on sheffield, their new single "Rental Sunshine" is out Now and you would do very well to go visit their website and grab it for free.
Better Fly Honey Bee are a Northamptonshire Based Twee-Folk-Esque Band, or maybe solo singer. I dont know. Unfortunatley due to my rubbish soundcloud inbox, I only just got around to listening and the message was dated 2011. My Bad. They no longer have a FB page or website, just a youTube channel which you can peruse at your leisure below. enjoy...
To Kill A King are causing quite a stir with their debut full length album "Cannibals With Cutlery" out now on iTunes. Their new single "Funeral" has been added to the Radio1 Playlist and has an awesome Video, which you can watch below. I played "Funeral" on an indie-stry session last year, and wouldnt wish to seem repetitive so I played their amazing cover of Feist's Let it Die from their Word Of Mouth EP.
L.A Based trio Love Darling are Shay Magro, Mike Wolpe and Daniel Elias.
They Released their first full length debut album "The Occupant Theory" in late 2012, and are currently putting the finishing touches to a follow up double CD which, and I quote "Will contain unreleased songs, remixes, melodic mind control mantras, zombie limbs and muppet parts"
See more Love Darling at their website! http://www.lovedarlingmusic.com/
My Misspent Youth are based in Norway and are signed to Indieco Records. I played the single "Six Point Eight" which was originally released on the EP of the same name waaaay back in May 2007 in China.
They started to record a full length album in 2008, but due to 5 births, 5 marriages and 1 funeral the album wasn't finished until the end of 2011! "Colours Gone Cold" was released during 2012. Well worth a listen!
Heres another song that I am particulary partial to "My Misery" check it ooot
Paradigms is a 2 man project started up during 2011 by Steve Beck a musician and producer from Bournemouth and Lee Ditcher a singer songwriter from Poole, Dorset. They were signed to "Red Dragon Records Ltd" in January 2013 and soon after came the release of "The Long Way" EP You can Download the D7 Urban Mix of The Long way single at their soundcloud
The Hood Internet are a well established mash up crew who formed back in 2007 in Chicago.
They specialise in mixing different genres of music such as hip hop and indie.
This mash up of Bon Iver Vs Friendly Fires Vs Aeroplane "Lump Sum Of Paris" caught my attention on Indieshuffle. Im playing it purely because I can ;)
Their latest album of mash up lovliness is out now on iTunes
Photo by Ebru Yildiz
Jackamo Brown released his debut album "Oh No. The Drift of the World" last year on Scroobius Pips label "Speech Development Records" available now at scroobiuspip.co.uk/store & iTunes.
The single "Prayer for slow death" is the second single from the debut, heres the video. Enjoy!
Photo Lisa Roe
August and After are London Based duo Ned Mortimer and Vedantha Kumar.
They are currently putting the finishing touches to their album which is due for release in a couple of months. You can download the single "The Orchard" at their website for free.
Heres a video "From our concert at the St. Pancras Old Church. Thanks to Davide Marchesi, Melis Malatani and Sergei from 316 Queens for doing such a wonderful job of filming the performance."
Chanel is an unsigned singer songwriter originally from California but currently residing in Liverpool. She released her debut single "Dried Fruit" on the 15th of march following a unique promotional kissing campaign, where she took to the streets and kissed a stranger each day, video blogging the results. You can download her single for free at her Bandcamp
Welcome to a new year of indie-stry musical shenanigans. Here is the first indie-stry session of 2013 and features some meaty goodness from the likes of The Microdance, Dead Wolf Club, Beach Fossils, The Sirens, Wobbly Lamps and much more eargasmic tunes. enjoy it.
London based 5 piece The Microdance recently signed to In The Eye Records and have re-released their stonker "We Are Made Of Evil Things" during february on iTunes.
I last played this 2 years ago on the 2nd ever indie-stry session via XRP Radio. still sounds as great now, as it did back then!
The Joy Formidable are fans and they are also currently being played on Kerrang! Radio.
On Tour Now! See their website for details
Here they are performing at the macbeth in london
Dead Wolf Club are John Othello, Martha Supajirawatananon, Alwin Fernandez & Serra Petale and they are Based in Tintagel, Cornwall. They recently released their second album RAR via Scene Not Herd on february 11th.
Their current double A side single "Strange Letters / A Versus E" is out now, and I will be giving it a spin next session.
I decided to play their single "Wave" from their debut album of last year, to give you a taster. Heres the video...
New Yorkers Beach Fossils released their new album "Clash The Truth" via Captured Tracks in February. The single "Careless" is out now.
The awesome letters to fiesta are based in manchester and release their first single "Mesosphere" on the 9th of march.
the single launch night is at The Castle Hotel, Manchester.
Heres the videoOo for said single.
ummagma are canadian ukrainian duo Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon. They stated writing together during 2003 in Moscow and released TWO debut 12 track albums "Antigravity" and "Ummagma" during July 2012. Both of which are available to purchase via their bandcamp on a "pay what you like" basis (link below). See the awesome furry car in the video below for their stunning track "Rotation" its hairmazing... *groan*
Kill for company were recently signed to longevity records uk and release their 5 track EP "Alternative To Living" April 20th with an EP launch gig on the 26th of april at The Deaf Institute, Manchester
They describe themselves thus "London Based The Knievel Dead produces a blend of haunted malaise and harmonious alternative sound waves"
Their 9 track album "And We Sleep" is out now on their bandcamp.
They Play the waterrats 28th march on at 7.30pm like the photo tells you so.
check out the scarefest in the video for their single "They Live" below...
Wobbly Lamps are my new favourite band. Fact!
born out of boredom in southend, essex. These guys got drunk and made music.
This Lo-Fi Fuzz outfit released their debut EP on Polyvinyl Craftsmen Records, an independent DIY label put together by the guys behind the Polyvinyl Craftsmen Podcast.
They have supported the likes of Sic Alps and The Black Belles, and have recently been played on BBC Radio 6 Music by Gideon Coe.
Follow on Twitter @WobblyLamps
The Sirens are a 3 piece who formed in camden during the summer of 2012. Fronted by blonde bombshell Josh Newton, they are heavily influenced by the likes of QOTSA, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. Basically bringing sexy back.
ExDetectives, although "plural" is singular musician and L.A artist Faris McReynolds.
His latest album "Farthest Star" was released through his label Post Planetary.
The single "Chase it away" is available as a free download. Get it.
"Stay" is the first single taken from her highly anticipated debut full length album "I'd Like To Remain a Mystery" Both the single and Album were released during February. Her Bio reads like its fresh from a movie, I was quite in awe of her after reading! The Glass Child is Charlotte Eriksson, who at the tender age of just 18, took off to London all by herself and spent two years travelling with nothing but her guitar and a worn out bag. Practically homeless, she slept on the sofa's of new friends she made along the way. Soon her travels became a UK tour, building herself a dedicated fanbase and creating such an online buzz that resulted in 19,000+ twitter followers and growing, through sheer determination and hard work. She also started up her very own record label called "Broken Glass Records" and produced 3 critically acclaimed EP's. She is also self publishing her first book this coming spring entitled "Empty Roads and Broken Bottles" an autobiographical take on her journey. She says "”I wanted to turn my life into my art. My very existence into a poem. This is my story - it’s been a beautiful fight. It still is.”
New Yorkers Beat The Grid released their latest single "Her Cosmic Lines" during December of 2012. You can pick up their debut EP "Singulars" for free at their bandcamp (link below) They will be releasing their debut full length album this march! Keep your ears peeled.
Photo Credit: Kenneth Fahlman
4 piece indie pop from London fronted by the sulty Francesca Corradini. They released their debut album "Staring at the World" during December, produced by Dave Allen who has also worked with The Cure, The Charlatans and The Human League. Find out more at their website
Words from their website: Preacherz of the Savage Truth is a duo of French independent musicians and producers, consisting of Patrick Bezian and Matthieu Mullet. "All is Full of Love" cover of Björk's hit single, is a totally rearranged & emotional Electro-Rock song. This is the third of the 26 Singles's « Project "AZ", mixed & mastered by Mute Records's Head Engineer Kevin Paul, known for his talented work with Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Moby and many more.
LA Band Ballerina Black describe themselves as mope rock, grave wave, gloom pop. They say it can be sometimes fun to dance at funerals. Their new single "Birth of a Felony" is out now!
The Iggy Pop cover of I wanna be your dog is Calling all Astronauts new single. They are an unsigned 3 piece from Fulham, London. Their album "Post Modern Conspiracy" is out now. I couldn't find a video, so heres some classic iggy pop...