added: 4 Nov 2013 // by: Matt Hamm
Welcome to our BRAND SPANKING NEW feature covering our favourite indie tracks of the moment. Whether it be rock, electro, new wave or oozes more wannabe cool than a moustached Hoxton corduroy salesman, we've got you covered.
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Southern: 'Shout It'
This Irish blues-folk duo pack a brilliantly mean punch with all the likeable toe-tappery of a certain other brother/sister band of the 'Stripes' variety. If you were to Imagine the Black Keys, early Oasis and a sprinkling of Irish bite thrust forcibly together in a musical Hadron Collider; you'd have their sound to a tee. Keep those eyes on a self-titled EP released on December 9th.
Gossling: 'Never Expire'
You know when a much loved girlfriend is bunged up and she couldn't sound sweeter? Well that's how Gossling's Helen Croome sounds. It's a soothing nasal tune, riding on a wave of keyboards, synth and crashing mini drums that leaves you wanting more. Be sure to download 'Wild Love' when it's out on November 19th: gosslingmusic.com.
We know that we're preaching to the God damn converted featuring the Editors.but have you heard their Spotify Session? Tom & the team took to Spain to record 5 stripped back tracks for some lucky Spanish ears. The T man's vocals are a particular delight; really showing the heart wrenching emotion behind all the pomp and strings of the album version. Just enjoy.
Bat And Ball: 'We Prefer It In The Dark'
It's a fact that you can't not have fun armed with a bat and ball. This Devonshire fivesome aren't quite as joyfully gleeful as that, but when your sound resembles a concoction of Chvrches, the xx and the currently much-loved London Grammar, who needs giddy glee?! Most definitely ones to watch.
Apes & Horses: 'Seas'
When your name is a strong as A&H's, the music needs to bloody well back it up. Lucky for this Parisian quartet, it most definitely does. Carrying the indie-epic wall of sound baton from Wu Lyf (they're managed by the same guy), Aurélien Hamm's vocals rest somewhere between Band of Horses & Paul Thomas Saunders; tied beautifully to a swirl of guitars and cymbals that swish you off to another place. Check out EP 'Bleu nuit' on Spotify: HERE.
Words: Matt Hamm
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