Last year Swedish indie rock outfit Hater released not only their great debut album You Tried (which made my best albums of the year list) but also an EP with Red Blinders.

The band recently stopped into Danish studio Tapetown to record a Live At Tapetown session, giving us a heavenly version of Red Blinders track “Blushing.” Fans of Alvvays should look no further, these guys will be your new favorite band.

Enjoy their live performance at Tapetown below.

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Dan Lyons – “Big Moon”

By Will Oliver, March 6th 2018 Indie Listen Stream

Dan Lyons was previously better known as drummer for South London post-punkers Phobophobes. He has now stepped out on his own as a solo artist, releasing his debut single “Big Moon.”

“Big Moon” has a bit of a a classic 80’s songwriter sound but amps things up with a distinct sound and atmosphere heightened by sharp guitar work, haunting backing vocals and some wonderfully placed violin. There’s a bit of The Cure heard throughout this track and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.

The song is out now via Shaker Records and can be bought over at his Bandcamp, along with b-side “22nd Century Boy”.” Lyons will also be making the trip to SXSW in a few weeks and has a

PledgeMusic for it, which he has reached, but every little bit surely still helps) as well as some of his SXSW dates, which you can find below, along with the song.

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Montreal electro-pop group Young Galaxy will return with new album Down Time on April 6. It’s their very first fully independent album release.

“Catch Your Breathe” is the first single from the album and offers a dreamy and ethereal atmosphere that moves your feet just as much as your emotions.

You can stream “Catch Your Breath” below and find the album available to pre-order now from their Bandcamp. You can pick up a limited edition vinyl that is limited to just 300 copies.

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Alpaca Sports – “Summer Days”

By Will Oliver, March 6th 2018 Indie Listen Stream

Summer Days seem like a pipe dream at the moment but with Alpaca Sports newest single “Summer Days,” they seem within arm’s reach. The sugary indie-pop single is taken from their upcoming album From Paris With Love, which will be released via Elefant Records.

This is a song that channels the likes of modern acts such as Belle & Sebastian or say The Paints At Being Pure At Heart. Just pure smart and imaginative indie rock with some incredibly pleasant and summery imaginative sounds that will put a smile on your face.

Enjoy the track via it’s official video (directed by Carl Jirestedt) posted below and go ahead and buy it on iTunes if you like what you hear.

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Great News – “You’re Mine”

By Will Oliver, March 6th 2018 Indie Listen Stream

Norweigan indie rockers Great News are a trio that makes some trippy indie rock that reminds me a bit of Tame Impala. They released their debut album Wonderfault earlier this year and we previously shared the title track and single late last year.

Today we are hitting back with another glorious trip of psych-pop with “You’re Mine.” This song indulges in all the best aspects of synth-rock with some sugary vocals to send it all home in a wonderful little package.

Enjoy a stream of “You’re Mine” below and find the whole album available to buy over from iTunes.

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Melbourne garage rock trio Yes Yes Whatever¬†is the Melbourne garage rock trio consisting of Oscar Galt, Rory Walker, and Michael Hood. Today the band have unleashed an energetic romper of a track with new single “Mushrooms.”

This morning we have the pleasure of premiering this little gem of a garage rock stomp with an addictive chorus that should someday be used alongside a fast-paced moment in a film or commercial. These guys are a relentless ball of energy that offers a rocker that just chugs along at breakneck speed and by the time you recover the only thing left to do is hit that replay button.

We are happy to premiere this bad boy for all of you and hope that you dig “Mushrooms” and Yes, Yes, Whatever as much as I do. Enjoy the track below and if you like what you hear LINK
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Samia – “Django”

By Will Oliver, March 5th 2018 Indie Listen Stream

New York Samia is just 21-years-old but has already signed to Grand Jury. The label has released her stunning debut single “Django,” a lovely and haunting piano ballad that puts her emotive vocals on full display.

This is only her introduction but based solely on this, we can see a very promising career on the way for her, especially being backed by Grand Jury.

Stream “Django” below and if you enjoyed it, go give it a purchase on iTunes.

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Linn Koch-Emmery – “Wires”

By Will Oliver, March 5th 2018 — with 2 comments Listen Stream

You may remember Swedish indie rocker Linn Koch-Emmery for her irresistible single “Forever Sounds,” released last year as a part of her debut EP Boys.

Thankfully she is wasting no time and will release her second EP sometime this month via Welfare Sound & Records. Based on first single “Wires” we are watching the growth of a future great artist who is only starting to realize her full potential. There’s something about Koch-Emmery’s vocal delivery and this hopeful and uplifting sound that captures an indie spirit with some pop smarts that are hidden underneath the surface.

I’m really excited for more people to fall in love her well-crafted sound that is leagues above the rest and she is only just¬†emerging. The future is looking pretty damn bright for her, don’t miss out.

Stream “Wires” below and if you like what you hear go ahead and buy that bad boy over on iTunes. Stay tuned as she is also booked to play her first shows in the States this Spring. We cant wait.

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Rebounder – “Japanese Posters”

By Will Oliver, March 2nd 2018 Indie Listen Stream

The release cycle of new music can be a bit routine and predictable these days, so it’s nice to be surprised by an act that has a bit of mystery to them. This happened today when I just happened to stumble across “Japanese Posters,” a very Strokes-y guitar track from an act known as Rebounder.

Scourging the interwebs, not much is known about this Rebounder except that the project comes from the brain of someone who resides in the East Village of New York City and that all of their songs are self-performed/produced.

The DNA of New York can definitely be felt throughout this track with some old school rock vibes that are ever presented and given a nice little modern spin.

Enjoy “Japanese Posters” below and if you dig, it’s available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify. You can try to find more on the band on their Facebook and Twitter.

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All photos by Adam Heller

Rising Irish quartet The Academic released their debut album Tales from the Backseat this January via Downtown Records / Interscope Records.

On February 15 they played one of their very first headlining shows in America with a performance at Mercury Lounge along with local openers Friends At The Falls.

Our photographer Adam Heller was there to capture all the action from both performances and caught up with the band to grab some portraits with The Academic.

Find all the photos posted in the gallery below.

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