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Hot new indie bands #14

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Check out our weekly collection of hot new indie bands & artists for your playlist. This week’s featuring: Good Lekker, Marrius, Majak Door, No Middle Name, Felicity Groom and Stirr. Want to be featured in this list? Send us your music via Submithub.



01. No Middle Name – Meet The Folks Part 1

Genre: lo-fi / indie pop, From: UK, for fans of: The Title Seqeunce, Anteros, Fickle Friends

No Middle Name is the solo project by David Bailey, frontman and songwriter of The Title Sequence. Meet The Folks is a standalone single arriving in two parts. In part 1, a girl introduces her loser boyfriend to her disapproving parents and the two make plans to run away. Bailey is joined by LA-based singer Lucy Martin, delivering an upbeat boy/girl duet.

02. Marrius – Back To Strangers

Genre: indie pop, from: UK, for fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Chet Faker, Dennis Lloyd

Taken from Marrius’ seophomore EP, new single Back To Strangers centres around the destructive process in relationships and their ultimate end. Co-written by producer Livingstone Brown (Ed Sheeran, Shakira, Kylie Minogue) and produced by Vincent Choquet, the track is a mix of modern pop and electronica.

03. Majak Door – Shotgun

Genre: indie rock, from: Australia, for fans of: DMA’s, Planet, British India

Started in 2014, Majak Door combine surf-rock, 60’s psychedelia and dream pop. Having recently supported fellow Aussie rockers Planet on some of their dates, Shotgun strikes a somewhat darker tone than their previous material. Vocalist Frank comments:

We felt like we needed to do something in a minor key, something we could add a bit of drive to, something you might want to head-bang to, and we’re stoked with the result!

04. Felicity Groom – Dance For None

Genre: Indie pop, from: Australia, for fans of: Jack River, Cub Sport, Middle Kids

On her new single Dance For None, Aussie singer songwriter Felicity Groom tells her two daughters not to dance for anyone but themselves. The track is taken from her forthcoming third album, Magnetic Resonance Centre, set for release in 2020. Recorded at her home, the song mixes synths, beats and a catchy melody.

05. STIIR – Heartstrings

Genre: Indie pop, from: UK, for fans of: Easy Life, Rex Orange County, Tame Impala

Influenced by their all time favourites Jamiroquai and The Beach Boys, Heartstrings is the latest single from London. The song follows on from previous single Pressure which has received support from BBC1’s Jack Saunders. Ruben from the band comments on the lyrics for Heartstrings:

‘Waiting on your front dreams’, is like you holding back on the things you want the most in life, but you’re being held back because they’re pulling on your ‘hearstrings’ and holding you down. It’s basically a feeling of getting roped in because you feel a certain way towards that person.



06. Good Lekker – Pipe Dreams

Genre: shoegaze / indie rock, From: Australia, for fans of: Planet, Gang of Youths, Beach House

Pipe Dreams is the first taster for Good Lekker’s hotly anticipated debut EP Samara (release TBA). On the back of their first few singles, the band has appeared at Sweaty Palms, Yours and Owls and Party in the Paddock and have packed sweaty rooms along the Australian east coast.

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Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

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