Indie Music

There is no secret: Composer Amit Trivedi talks about balancing commercial work and his independent music

For their fourth anniversary celebrations, Red Bull Tour Bus returned to where it all began - Mumbai. The gig, that celebrated music, featured metal …

Bollywood

Alvvays

After garnering a lot of buzz and building a devoted fan base, Canadian indie pop band Alvvays really hit their stride on their sophomore album. …

Music

[LISTEN] Catalina - After All

This track hooked me in, and I was having a lovely old melancholic time for the first minute or so. Then, at the 1:14 mark a nice upbeat combination …

[LISTEN] Steve Lacy - Looks

Steve Lacy's single, "Looks" is short and oh so sweet.<p>In just a minute and a half, Steve Lacy has the ability to draw you in with his hypnotic …

[LISTEN] John Thumb - Footsteps

This qualifies as bluegrass, right? Or... banjo folk? Clearly a bit of both...<p>Doesn't matter really. What's important here is that John Thumb has …

[LISTEN] Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (Avis Dancer cover)

Avid Dancer's cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up" is a gutsy but impressive feat to accomplish.<p>To take on a legend such as Curtis Mayfield takes …

Curtis Mayfield

New Songs

What's the difference between this feed and the homepage, you might be asking? There are lots of new songs out there these days, and in an effort to …

[LISTEN] The Careful Ones - Wild Horses

This band's name feels really fitting. With a heedful approach, anything can turn to beauty. Take hardships for instance, navigate them with enough …

Bon Iver

[LISTEN] Modern Nomad - Story Stays Untold

Modern Nomad's single, "Story Stays Untold," is a captivatingly lustrous dive into modern day indie pop.<p>With its twinkling composition, the …

[LISTEN] Cosmo Pyke - Chronic Sunshine

Cosmo Pyke's single, "Chronic Sunshine" is bright and shiny with a taste of jazz sprinkled about.<p>The vocals glide atop a classically experimental …

Win tickets to Turning Vampire featuring Lisa Hannigan, Wyvern Lingo, Saint Sister & more

The Turning Pirate crew’s annual New Year’s eve gig is a bacchanalia of celebration and collaboration has been running in Vicar Street since 2006. It …

Metropolis Festival after-party lineups revealed

Metropolis Festival is only over a weekend away now and so the organisers have announced their afterparty late-night lineups for what’s going on …

Festivals

Future Islands are next for Donnybrook Stadium gig

Future Islands are the next band following The National to be announced for a gig at the Donnybrook stadium, Dublin. It’ll take place next June 17th …

[LISTEN] Foreign Air - Lying

Foreign Air have become regulars on Indie Shuffle, so when their latest single "Lying" cropped up in my feed I figured hey, we should probably share …

Bad Suns - This Was a Home Once

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>CRUISR, Colony House, Sir Sly</i><b>What's so good?</b>Earlier this month, Bad Suns released a new song amid the second round of their US tour …

[LISTEN] Trudy And The Romance - Twist It, Shake It. Rock & Roll

Last week I made a promise and fell short on it. As a result Jason -- you all know Jason -- gave me the very hectic punishment of putting up a review …

Rock & Roll

Landings - Everybody Wants

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Two Door Cinema Club, Last Dinosaurs, courtship.</i>Song: Landings - Everybody Wants <b>What's so good?</b>Oh man, this takes me back to the heyday …

Indie Pop

Catching Up With A. Savage :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Andrew Savage is in a pretty good mood. When the Parquet Courts co-frontman answers his phone, it’s Thursday night in New York, and he’s just …

SOPHIE - IT’S OKAY TO CRY

SOPHIE doesn’t stop surprising us - she debuted with mind-bending pop that gave future pop chills to...

Apprenticeships

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme.<p>Ten talented young people will get the chance to kick-start their careers in the music industry thanks to a new …

Employment

SOPHIE makes a revelatory return with It's Okay to Cry

SOPHIE returns with something unexpected with this self-directed video for new single "<b>It's Okay to Cry</b>".Continue reading…

Music

Bearcubs - Do You Feel

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Bipolar Sunshine, James Blake, T.E.E.D</i>Song: Bearcubs - Do You Feel <b>What's so good?</b>Some songs are just right. There's no reasoning why it's …

Johnny Kills - Not So Bad

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Wavves, Fidler, Surfer Blood</i>Song: Johnny Kills - Not So Bad <b>What's so good?</b>"Not So Bad" is the final of four summer singles released by UK …

Jinka - Flesh To White To Black To Flesh

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Grimes, Bishop Briggs, Zola Jesus</i>Song: Jinka - Flesh To White To Black To Flesh <b>What's so good?</b>Transylvanian songwriter and producer Jinka …

[LISTEN] Masego - Tadow (Ft. FKJ)

"Tadow" is that track everyone will ask you about every time it's on. And you'll be lost in the rhythm no matter how many times you've listened. …

Eddie The Wheel :: Leave Behind

We posted Eddie the Wheel’s “Nearsayerfive” from the He’s A Scream EP back in the spring of 2011. That summer, Eddie Whelan founded Grass Giraffes, …

video premiere: Geneva Jacuzzi – Macho Island

Geneva Jacuzzi shares the glorious new video for her <i>Technophelia</i> highlight "<b>Macho Island</b>", directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford (who also did John …

Music

Ducktails, Alexander Calder & Ariel Pink Exposed

Has a giant bubble of sexual abuse just popped? It's as though a bunch of water has been poured into the globe and all the oily buggers who don't mix …

[VIDEO] B Wise - Feel Something

Sydney MC B Wise's debut EP, <i>Semi Pro</i>, was one of the surprise packets of last year. The five track EP was a mature and nuanced release from Wise and …

Vic Mensa

MGMT - Little Dark Age

<b>Sounds like:</b> <i>Depeche Mode, Vampire Weekend, Pond</i><b>What's so good?</b>In Buddhism it is said we are in an age called The Age of Dregs. It's a degenerate age …