Best New Indie Pop
Up-and-coming electronic producer Prince Fox released a single primed and ready for commercial take-off. In Space, the production speaks for itself instantaneously, plain and simple. Prince Fox creates an effortless and infectious beat, melody, hook -- the works. Vocals are provided by Quinn XCII.
Summer romances aside, there is a bountiful amount of break-up tunes that have landed at my feet. If you are ready to patch up those wounds from failed love before the turn of the season, I present you a pop-friendly, easy-listening song by SIBA named Clean Break.
Fireproof is one of the most convincing indie rock/synth hybrids we’ve heard, here at We Are The Guard. 10 years on, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are coming into their own. Let other ‘80s-indebted indie musicians take note.
Tucked within the fine print of numerous music festival posters in the last couple months is the moniker of a particularly enchanting UK artist. SHELLS’ pop songs often sound quiet and contained at their start, but the sound blossoms on its own. Take Jailbird, for instance, an organic and intricate tune that sounds like a fitting end-of-summer anthem.
Portland songstress Liyv describes herself as That Weird Girl in High School Who Was Too Into Music. Her newest song entitled Like You Mean It is anything but typical. Though I am not quite sure what exactly is Pastel Pop, she might be the originator of this very interesting genre.