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Hot new indie bands #5

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Check out these brand new indie bands and artists from around the web. Discover new songs for your playlist ranging from indie rock to psychedelia. Want to be featured in this list? Send us your music via Submithub.



01. Pelicandy – You and Me Baby

Genre: Indie rock / pop, from: UK, for fans of: Bloc Party, Klaxons, Friendly Fires

You And Me Baby is the latest single taken from Pelicandy’s debut EP Underlove which drops on September 10th. The hook and synths laden track draws inspiration from bands such as Bloc Party, Klaxons and Foals. Speaking of the song, the London duo commented:

It’s about meeting someone with such intensity that they shake up reality as you know it. The Bonnie to your Clyde. It was never going to end well.

02. Shiva and the Hazards – Angkor Wat

Genre: Brit pop, from: Australia, for fans of: DMA’s, Planet, Oasis

It is no surprise that Aussie rockers Shiva and the Hazards were invited on tour by shoe-gaze legends Ride as well as Brit Pop hit-makers Cast. New single Angkor Wat has such a string Brit Pop vibe to it that puts them next to fellow Australian bands DMA’s and Planet.


03. Black Cats & Magpies – Everybody’s Talking

Genre: indie pop, from: UK, for fans of: Sea Girls, Marsicans, The Night Café

Nottingham band Black Cats & Magpies have made themselves a name in the north with their infectious live shows. New single Everybody’s Talking is a jangly indie pop song about past relationships. The sincere and slightly melancholic lyrics are wrapped in an upbeat melody and soaring guitars.

04. Sarpa Salpa – Before It Goes Dark

Genre: Indie rock, From: UK, for fans of: Foals, Tame Impala, Friendly Fires

With Before It Goes Dark, Northampton four piece Sarpa Salpa have probably released their darkest track to date. The song is about the frustration of not being able to stop the inevitable and successfully combines catchy guitar riffs with soaring synths. It is also the first glimpse of the band’s debut EP set for release later this year.

05. Glass Peaks – Asbestos

Genre: post punk, From: UK, for fans of: White Lies, Another Sky, Blaenavon

Asbestos is Glass Peaks’ third single of 2019 and the first since signing to These Bloody Thieves Records. After a series of festival slots and a sold out show at London’s Camden Assembly, the band have announced a hometown headline show for 31st January 2020 at St Pancras Old Church.

Commenting on Asbestos, vocalist Alfie Jefferies:

Asbestos is about second guessing yourself in love. It’s about realizing that things aren’t always as perfect as you might be pretending they are for the sake of being ‘happy’. It’s essentially a song about strained and frayed relationships…

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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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