Posts tagged as "indie"
  • 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.

  • Oscar – Open Up

    The odd cocktail of cheery jangles and an oh-so-solemn voice exemplifies this ace new tune by Oscar.  A buzzsaw-edged chorus adds still more surprise punch to what’s otherwise a breezy affair; all in all, it adds up to a novel and intriguing arrival.  The summer will apparently bring a full EP; until then, catch Oscar at his own guitar-music night, Damaged Goods, which next takes place at Mascara Bar tomorrow, and includes fellow SOIWT faves Lady Neptune on the bill.  (via Dummy)