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Hot new indie bands #6

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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. Cloning – Epilogues

Genre: Indie rock, From: Australia, for fans of: Foals, Radiohead, Massive Attack

Aussie quartet Cloning blend rock, pop, shoe gaze and trip hop on their latest single Epilogue. The anthemic track is the latest to be revealed from the forthcoming debut EP Pillars of Salt (out September 4th). On Epilogue, Cloning’s lead singer Felix said:

I was making some big decisions in my life while writing ‘Epilogues’, like committing to pursuing music full-time. Realising why you are in a certain predicament is like reading your own epilogue, and I think that can be a really positive thing.

02. Cafolla – 1985

Genre: Indie pop, from: UK, for fans of: Prince, Talking Heads, Jamiroquai

1985 is the debut single from Scottish artist Cafolla. The former frontman of the award-winning group Federation of the Disco Pimp is set to release his debut solo album Cowboys and Africans later this year. As the name suggests, 1985 is an ode to all things 80s.

03. Dylan Perkons – Black and Blue

Genre: singer-songwriter, from: Canada, for fans of: Evening Hymns, Dan Mangan, Said The Whale

Victoria-based singer-songwriter Dylan Perkons has honed his craft in several bands and projects before launching his solo career. New single Black and Blue is taken from the forthcoming debut album The Healing Day which was produced by Jonas Bonnetta of Ontario folk-outfit Evening Hymns.

I often feel like I’m in two places at once – this song is about that.

04. Mortimer Jackson – Revolution

Genre: indie rock, from: UK, for fans of: DIIV, Stone Roses, Bloc Party

Singer-songwriter Mortimer Jackson grew up in Glastonbury. It is not unlikely that he developed his love for brit pop there. His latest single Revolution presents us with a gritty lead guitar and is about “being repressed by the people at the top… and that a revolution is brewing”.

05. Jaguar Jonze – Beijing Baby

Genre: indie rock, From: Australia, for fans of: Black Honey, Garbage, Hole

Jaguar Jonze is the moniker of Deeny Lynch, a Brisbane-via Yokohama visual artist. New single Beijing Baby combines the swagger of Garbage with the Americana of Black Honey. Her other projects are Spectator Jonze, is a narrative illustration on mental health, as well as Dusky Jonze, a gender-subverting photography project.

06. Simon D James – Over & Over

Genre: singer-songwriter, From: UK, for fans of: Sam Fender, Low, The Flaming Lips

Over and Over is the Ben Hampson-produced (Bloc Party, Noisettes, Noel Gallagher) new single by Hampshire singer-songwriter Simon D James. Simon, who played in a punk band as a teenager, had long dreamed of working with Ben. In a way, the song is an ode to Simon’s birthplace Andover.

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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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