Best New Indie

If LPX’s vocals sound a tad bit familiar, that’s because Lizzy Plapinger is half of the indie pop duo MS MR. But now that MS MR are currently on a hiatus to explore other musical projects, she’s working on her solo debut, and her breakout single, Tightrope, is a high-energy indie rock track that demands your full attention from start to finish.
If not universally considered the wordsmith of our generation, Father John Misty will definitely go down as our biggest son of a bitch. He doesn’t pull any punches, opting instead for a couple of sucker shots to balls when you’re down on the ground just for the fun of it.
If you recently caught the T2 soundtrack, you may've noticed that injected alongside the nostalgic likes of Underworld and Iggy Pop was a far less familiar name: that of Scottish hip hop outfit Young Fathers. The Mercy Prize winners feature not once, not twice, but six (!) times in Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel to his 1996 cult hit Trainspotting, with one of those tracks, Only God Knows, today being crowned a Best New Song.
It's not often that a song renders me speechless – it, after all, is my job to wax lyrical about music – but George Cosby's Glamour came at me with such unexpected force, I actually had to take a moment to gather my thoughts. Featured on the London troubadour's EP A Savage Kiss, Glamour is a positively earth-shattering piece of music.
If there's one thing that we can safely rely on to be there for us in these times of strife, it's music. After all, it's been there for us before, and it'll be there for us again. So without further ado, let's get through this Trump presidency together starting with the latest tracks from Spooky Black, Sjwogren, Isaac Lee, POWERS, Lyves and more.
Festival season is fast approaching! That means that you can expect a whole lot of new indie music to be coming your way over the next few months, starting with the following playlist as compiled by yours truly. So what are you waiting for? Grab your flower crowns and get festival ready this Monday with the latest tracks from London Grammar, The xx, Saint Raymond, Katuchat, Jarina De Marco and more.
6 minutes and 13 seconds is a long time to maintain someone's attention span in this fast-paced world, but trust me when I say that you'll want to stop and consume every moment of DYAN's breakthrough single, Looking For Knives.
While his younger brother (and housemate!) Dot Major is busy making his much-anticipated comeback with his band London Grammar, Bruno Major continues to pave the way to his own success this January with his latest offering, Home.