New Music: Resolve EP – velettes

Back in June, I interviewed velettes after the release of their awesome EP “Colour Studies”. They have now released their second EP, “Resolve”. The new EP features 5 brilliant tracks: Revive (I’m Drifting) Out of Phase Study No. 2 101 Nights Resolve These songs have an uplifting vibe. “Revive” is quite dancey, calling to mind Read More …

Featured Artist – JIANT

  JIANT are Stephen Murray and Matthew Vickery. They are creating some very original instrumental music. Their brilliant debut EP, “Sanctuary”, was released in August. It contains four ambient/chill-out tracks. You can stream/buy the EP on Bandcamp: https://jiant.bandcamp.com/releases Stream on Spotify. You can also find the EP, along with more of their music on iTunes, Read More …

Spotlight on MOBJACK TRIBE – Diverse, Captivating Indie Rock

A lot of indie bands defy genre labels, but Mobjack Tribe is by far the most stubbornly resistant to any generic descriptors. I don’t mean that as a complaint. In fact, I love their diversity. I am convinced these guys can play anything they want, and sound fantastic doing so. This past March, Mobjack Tribe Read More …

Band Spotlight – THE COLLISIONEERS – Indie Rock

The indie band The Collisioneers has released a beautiful new single called Angel, and along with the song they’ve released a really cool music video. But before we get the video, I want to share a little of the story behind the song and the band’s journey. The Collisioneers are four guys living in Kumamoto, Japan. Back in Read More …

Album Spotlight: PALOMINO by Treetop Flyers

Back in March, the Treetop Flyers released an album called Palomino that is part groove and swagger, and part somber ache. They move from a funky melody with great harmonies to the kind of quiet vocal that can crush me. This band is able to put words and music to the kind of sorrow that is difficult to express, giving Read More …

Chatting with Gavin van den Berg of Folk-Rock Band Lunatic Wolf

I’m excited to share an interview with Gavin van den Berg, vocalist for the contemporary folk-rock band Lunatic Wolf. In late 2014, the band released their debut album, To the Adventure, which has been a favorite in my collection since I first heard it back around the time of its release. Lyrically and musically this Read More …

Musical and Lyrical Brilliance! ‘Heavy’ by Birdtalker

Birdtalker has released Heavy, a single off their upcoming EP Just This, and I might be a little obsessed with this song. That opening drumbeat immediately hooks me. The vibe is contemporary folk and Americana, with a cool hook and fantastic harmonies. While I love the whole musical aspect, the lyrics are what have me Read More …

Contagious New Single – ‘By The Water’ – The Motherland

The Motherland has released a contagious, cool, funky new tune called By The Water. This is a perfect summer song, because it feels like sunshine and energy. Crank the volume and get ready to dance.     The Motherland is an indie band from Johannesburg, South Africa. According to their Soundcloud page: The vision of Read More …

Preview of a Killer New Album! ‘Better Off’ by Of Clocks and Clouds

My latest obsession is the band Of Clocks and Clouds. And I am truly obsessed. I had the amazing good fortune of receiving a pre-release copy of their new album, ‘Better Off’, which I have listened to a half-dozen times as of this writing. I can’t stop myself. In our world of instant music, with Read More …

Band Spotlight – CIVIL TWILIGHT – Indie Alternative

What is it about a band that captures a person’s interest? Their vibe? The mood? The music or the vocals or the lyrics? Usually it’s a combination of all those things. The magic happens when the right people connect creatively, and suddenly the air is filled with beautiful sounds. Civil Twilight has that creative magic. Read More …