NEW MUSIC

BEAT POET TENESHA THE WORDSMITH DECONSTRUCTS THE LAYERS OF ANGLO-AMERICAN RACISM WITH DEFIANT AUTHORITY

Taken from “Why White Folks Can’t Call Me N*gg*” by Tenesha The Wordsmith. Full lyrics here. “Why White Folks Can’t Call Me N*gg* Because you ain’t my comrade you have not felt the rage of seeing your people beaten raped hung your outrage shouted down by oppressors claiming victimhood and having no recourse except silence” […]

COUCH PRINTS DELIVER SOFTLY STIRRING DEBUT

The softly stirring ‘Tell U’ is the debut track from Queens electronic pop trio Couch Prints. A deliberative beat establishes a timeless tempo as a magic blend of guitar melodies and treated synth sounds establish a hazy yet focused feel. They set the stage for an unassuming yet deeply affective delivery of heartfelt sentiments inspired […]

IZZIE WALSH UNVEILS DYNAMIC NEW SINGLE

This week saw Manchester singer-songwriter Izzie Walsh release her bright, upbeat and determinedly insistent new single, ‘Clouded Mind’. Taking its cues in particular from bluegrass and country, it also contains some rock tinged edges that take it into Americana territory particularly within the dynamics at work in the verses. The inventive songwriting and composition is […]

NEW HOUSE UPDATE – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30 ON SPOTIFY

There’s some stellar new House around the traps at present. We’ve updated our House playlist on Spotify with some new boundary pushing track across the range of House genres. While a few bigger independent names are included, we also like to keep a a special focus on smaller labels and underground releases from left field […]

RECORD REVIEW: BIBLO (TUR) – LEKE EP

After a long hiatus, late last month Istanbul experimental electronic artist Pınar Üzeltüzenci aka biblo, marked her return to music with the release of her new four track EP, Leke (stain). It’s her first standalone solo release since her breakthrough 2014 album Absence and sees her move thematically inward using her considerable sonic palette to […]

DRY CLEANING CALL OUT MISOGYNISTIC & RACIST ENGLISH ESTABLISHMENT ON DEBUT SINGLE

Last week saw London post punk quartet Dry Cleaning share their (hopefully) ironic debut single ‘Magic Of Meghan’, a (hopefully) wry broadside aimed the odious English establishment and the gutter press in Fleet Street for the misogyny and racism they’ve directed at American woman Meghan Markle. Apparently, because she is not English, not totally white […]

NEW TECHNO UPDATE – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30 ON SPOTIFY

FEATURING NEW MUSIC RELEASED YESTERDAY TO STREAMING PLATFORMS BY KAREN GWYER • EXOS • REBEKAH • KASTIL  KACZMAREK • MARKUS SUCKET • MOTEKA Even though restricted by a well founded artist aversion to corporate streaming platforms or through special deals and exclusives with online retailers, the super prolific techno world still keeps offering up a […]

RECORD REVIEW: KOKOKO! (DRC/FRA) – FONGOLA (ALBUM OF THE WEEK)

Fongola (The Key) is the debut album from DIY electronic and experimental quintet KOKOKO!. Made up of four Congolese artists, Makara Bianko, Dido Oweke, Boms Bomolo and Love Lokombe and veteran French artist/producer Xavier Thomas aka Débruit, they form just part of a wider 70 member DIY arts collective from the Ngwaka and Lingwala neighbourhoods […]

NEW EXPERIMENTAL & ELECTRONIC – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST UPDATE BY INDIE30

For the those with an inquisitive and adventurous musical mind and in possession of the necessary patience to be rewarded by experimental and left field electronic music, following our New Experimental and Electronic Playlist on Spotify and what it has to offer should be mandatory. An exhilarating array of unexpected musical delights from places far […]

NEW POST PUNK / WAVE / SHOEGAZE / POST ROCK UPDATE – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30

We’ve turned over just under half of our New Post Punk/ Wave/ Shoegaze/ Post Rock Playlist on Spotify over the last few days. The 14 new tracks come from a diverse array of artists and bands, all of whom more than make their mark in the genre or genres they primarily choose to trade in. […]

NEW & NOTABLE: INTERNATIONAL ANYTHING (GER) – RUNNING IN THE UNDERWOOD

Markus Nikolai and Ole Schulte’s International Anything have released their new three track EP Running In The Underwood on Cocoon Recordings. Boasting two stunning originals and a remix of the title track by Michael Mayer, it follows up their debut EP from earlier this year Like The Girl released on Nikolai’s Perlon imprint.. The beguiling […]

BDRMM PROVIDES “QUESTION MARK” FOR SONIC CATHEDRAL SINGLES CLUB

Originally the bedroom pop project of vocalist/guitarist Ryan Smith, Hull lo-fi/shoegaze outfit bdrmm have released a double A sided 7″ single sporting the new track ‘Question Mark’ . It’s the sixth release and half way point in 2019’s Sonic Cathedral Singles Club series. Gently insistent, lo-fi filtered vocals appropriately match the track’s measured pace and […]

NEW & NOTABLE: JAMES BONG (UKR) – KONDUKTOR

Kiev left field techno producer James Bong released his exceptional four track EP Konduktor last week on Berlin based imprint Mind Trip and the repeat button has been getting a workout here ever since. The owner of the Raw Raw label is known for his meticulous ear for detail and the resonant sounds he produces […]

FÖLLAKZOID SET TO DELIVER THE IMMENSE “I”

It’s been four years since their third long player so its great news to hear that Santiago experimental and electronic outfit Föllakzoid have announced the release date for their third long player I, which follows up album’s II (2013) and III (2105). To mark the occasion they’ve shared ‘IIII’, an immersive bang on thirteen minute […]

NEW & NOTABLE: GHUM (ESP/ENG/BRA) – THE COLDEST FIRE EP

London based post punk outfit Ghum have released their new EP, the aptly named The Coldest Fire. Cloaked in dark overtones, across each of the four tracks spirals of fiery delay and reverb combine with menacing angularity to portray the twin forces of resignation and melancholy doing battle with defiance and rebellion. The latter comes […]

NEW ELECTRONIC POP – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30 ON SPOTIFY

We’ve been a little subdued when it has come to the world of independent electronic pop recently as things have been a little underwhelming. So glad to say then that the current edition of our New Electronic Pop Playlist on Spotify has well and truly smashed us out of our topor. This is probably our best […]