Posts tagged as "indie"
  • The Old Border


    Having given their latest EP Rehearsed in the Mirror the once over, The Old Border, I get the impression these chaps really know how to nail a good, hyper indie track. The softer stuff may be a bit too much on the bed-wetting side of indie for me, but tracks ‘All Over’ (video below) and ‘Past Caring’ are crackers. Fingers crossed forthcoming stuff steers towards spunky.

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  • FAMY – Ava

    It’s been 18 months since I covered French-but-London-based Famy, but here they are with a soaring new single.  Out on 21 July through Transgressive, Ava hails from a forthcoming debut out later in the year.  The fourpiece are headlining the Lexington on 30 July.  The also-excellent Febueder are among the support.

  • Movie – Ads

    This is as perky as it’s excellent: an effervescent, jangly indie-pop debut by South London trio Movie that screams talent.  Ads is officially released at the Old Blue Last (free entry) on Wednesday, and you can impress everyone there by reeling off the following facts:

    - Movie have a Korean frontman called Theo Spark
    - They have been mates since the age of 10
    - They are each 22 years old
    - Their various former occupations include male escorting and being a private tutor.
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  • Winters Island – Fire

    I ran into Winters Island a few months back at Shoreditch Radio.  I said I’d check out their music; I didn’t expect it to be very good because, well, you don’t, do you?  Turns out it’s ace, though, especially in the form of Fire - a lustrous, giddy electro-indie soarer; an exercise in pop-tinged ecstasy.

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  • Teleman – 23 Floors Up

    The best compliment I can pay Teleman is that they already sound like a classic band; like one of the greats.  A glorious, giddy stomp of euphoria – all chant-along verses and soaring choruses – this is the song of the year so far.

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    23 Floors Up is the flag-waving lead single for Teleman’s debut album – produced by Bernard Butler, called Breakfast and due on 2 June via Moshi Moshi (pre-order here).  It features former singles CristinaSteam Train Girl and In Your Fur, the latter of which featured in SOIWT’s Top 30 Songs of 2013 chart.  Catch the quartet at Islington Assembly Hall on 20 May.