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MONOWHALES – New Threads

Artist: MONOWHALES Song: New Threads Genres: #indierock #altpop Location: Canada Release date: April, 2022 Comment:  MONOWHALES were featured here more than one year ago and now they’re back with a new single that, while sounding different and fresh, is also very good. This time they delight us with a bedroom pop tune centered about coming of age as an …

Rose-Erin Stokes – The Same Way

Artist: Rose-Erin Stokes Song: The Same Way Genres: #indiefolk #singersongwriter Location: Ontario, Canada Release date: April, 2022 Comment:  This sweet and gorgeous song goes hand in hand with its quirky music video, which is basically a short film directed by Andrew Sowka. The song, part of Rose-Erin’s upcoming LP, When The Sun Goes Away, is a guitar-based indie-folk tune …

Rosehip – Twilight

Artist: Rosehip Song: Twilight Genres: #chillout #lofi Location: London, United Kingdom Release date: February, 2022. Comment: Inspired by the eponymous 1850 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (sampled at 1:16), Twilight is a relaxing and melancholic lo-fi single from London-based producer Rosehip. The poem describes the ocean though the eyes of a child who’s looking at it, in the middle …

Sigrid – It Gets Dark

Artist: Sigrid Song: It Gets Dark Genres: #indiepop #altpop Location: Norway Release date: March, 2022 Comment: Norwegian singer Sigrid got an international pop hit with Sucker Punch, from her eponymous debut album. That song was catchy and I did like it, but the young artist still managed to surprise me when I listened to It Gets Dark, a …

Ian Moloney – Polaroid

Artist: Ian Moloney Song: Polaroid Genres: #indierock #punkrock Location: Doonbeg, Ireland Influences: The 1975, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance Release date: December, 2021 Comment:  If you live in Ireland, you might have seen Ian Moloney busking on the streets, playing at a gig or participating at a music competition. He’s involved with the local Irish gig scene like that. …

Sasha Alex Sloan – WTF

Artist: Sasha Alex Sloan Song: WTF Genres: #indiepop #altpop Location: Los Angeles, United States Release date: March, 2022 Comment: WTF got some rather depressing lyrics but I fell in love with it anyway. As soon as Alexandra Artourovna Yatchenko, aka Sasha Alex Sloan (and formerly: Sasha Sloan), started singing: “Same shit, different year”, I was spellbound. One of the …

Sacropolis – Venice

Artist: Sacropolis Song: Venice Genres: #alternativerock #indierock Location: Frankfurt, Germany Release date: March, 2022 Comment:  A little over a year after they were first featured here with their delightful single The Sinner, French and German four-piece indie band Sacropolis are back with another banger in Venice, after experimenting with synths, amongst other sounds. Emotionally, the band describe this …

Lost Like Lions – Back To Life

Artist: Lost Like Lions Song: Back To Life Genres: #alternativerock #punkrock Location: Buffalo, NY, United States Influences: Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab For Cutie, Sugarcult Release date: February, 2022 Comment:  Derrik Schiersing (Vocals/Guitar) started Lost Like Lions in 2014, when he even recorded a debut EP in Los Angeles that featured guest vocals from A.J. Perdomo (The Dangerous …

Skinny Dippers – Wedding Ring

Artist: Skinny Dippers Song: Wedding Ring Genres: #indiefolk Location: Brooklyn, United States Release date: February, 2022 Comment: When most people hear the words: indie music, they think of songs similar to Wedding Ring, such as New Slang by The Shins (which was also part of the famous Garden State Soundtrack discussed recently here), so when you hear the second single …

Diarmuid J Kennedy – Maud’s Melody

Artist: Diarmuid J Kennedy Song: Maud’s Melody Genres: #Instrumental, #Neoclassical, #Piano Location: Dublin, Ireland Release date: February, 2022 Comment: Diarmuid J Kennedy, who has been featured here a couple of times already (here and here), is back with another beautiful piano composition called Maud’s Melody. which he dedicated to his youngest daughter, Maud. The story goes that Diarmuid came up …

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