Introducing EMMA-nominated Finnish band, The Holy.
With a heavy focus on the live setting, their music is led by atmospheric piano chords and layered alt-rock, to create an equally inspiring set of tracks in their utopian themed album, ‘Mono Freedom’, released on 17 April via Playground Music.
Speaking further, frontman Eetu Henrik Iivari explains,
“The record and the lyrical themes are inspired by Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us; a classic science book that explores a bunch of scenarios of what would happen to Mother Earth if humans were to disappear today.”
Sounds like: Ten Fé, The National, Bruce Springsteen, NEU!, The Twilight Sad, U2, The Slow Show
Touring drummer for MØ and Major Lazer, Copenhagen-based Rasmus Littauer spends the majority of his time on the road. When he does get some rare downtime, he spends it writing and producing tracks for his solo project, School Of X.
His evocative synth single, ‘Write My Name’ is the final single release before his ‘Destiny’ EP, which takes us on a journey of leaving doubts behind and looking forward.
Indie music often alludes to themes of adolescence, but what happens when indie bands grow up? Should their songwriting not follow suit? Stranger Girl are the perfect example of that, they retain all the trademark sonic tropes but their songwriting addresses navigating love in their twenties, hoping to ‘Find The Humour’ post-breakup.
Listen below and check out the warm fuzzy guitars set the perfect backdrop for frontwoman Melissa’s Blondie-inspired pop-rock vocal melodies.
The bosses are back in town; romantic indie rock duo, Ten Fé.
Their latest release, ‘Elodie’ is a beautiful and modern love song. As the name suggests, ‘Elodie’ is lyrical and melodious.
Ben and Leo’s vocals play off one another’s throughout the track. As on ‘In The Air’, Ben is on lead vocal once more, narrating in a rich Springsteen baritone a conversation between two lovers.
Written the night before the band left London for Berlin to record with producer Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), it is the first track to be recorded featuring the complete Ten Fé live line-up – with Rob Shipley on bass and Luca Romano on drums.
‘Elodie’ will be released by Bad Life.
Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, The Rapture, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure
Aqualung (aka Matt Hales) has announced ‘Be Beautiful’ featuring the vocal talent, Luke Sital-Singh. The single is accompanied with an flawless, partly animated video directed by Scott Peters.
No longer strange, but just beautiful, ‘Be Beautiful’ originally intended as a “let’s get back together” kind of song took a philosophical turn in the verses and became more a rallying cry.
The track has been taken from the critically acclaimed ’10 Futures’ album (which features ten innovative songs that pursue an adventurous path with no precedent), and will be released on 4 September on BMG.
Sounds like: Coldplay, U2 (when they were good), Foals, Joel Compass, Snow Patrol, Bombay Bicycle Club