NEW MUSIC

NEW VIDEO: SWIM TEAM (AUS) – NEW YEAR

Photo: Kalindy Williams Over the weekend, we added ‘New Year’, the new single from Melbourne pop/rock trio Swim Team to our New Pop/Rock Playlist on Spotify. Today they released a video for it as part of the lead in to the release their debut album Home Time next month. Musically and lyrically tinged with a […]

NEW POP ROCK – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST UPDATE

FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM; TWEN, THE LAURELS, GREAT NEWS, COOL SOUNDS, THE NIGHT CAFE, FRANKIE COSMOS, EMMA RUSSACK, TWIN OAKS, JULIA SHAPIRO, RAMONDA HAMMER & GENERATIONALS To all those who peddle the line that guitar based pop and rock music has lost its relevance or that it has nothing original to add, here’s another 30 quality […]

NEW & NOTABLE – UPSAMMY (NET) – BRANCHES ON ICE EP

Berlin based Dutch electronic producer Thessa Torsing aka upsammy has wasted little time in following up the late April release of her debut EP Wild Chamber with the release a new sub-aquatic four tracker, Branches On Ice. While its title is suggestive of a musical environment sparse and cold and that is partly true, its […]

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

FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM LEIF, AFRIQUA, WATA IGARASHI, AGRIPPA, JUNG AN TAGEN, SEAMUS O’MUINEACHAIN & ORPHAN SWORDS. There were a first class stack of new experimental and electronic music releases this week and we’ve just added a whole heap of them to our New Experimental & Electronic Playlist on Spotify. Taking in a broad range […]

AFRIQUA RETURNS WITH & FOR JUMPTEENTH

Berlin based American experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Longman Parker aka Afriqua has released ‘Jumpteenth’, a new track to coincide with Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day. Much overlooked compared with other national days, it marks 19th June 1865, when the odious practice of slavery was abolished in the United States after decades of […]

PARK JIHA COMPLETES THE RELEASE OF THE MESMERISING PHILOS

Photo: Nah Seungyall Late last year Seoul composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Park Jiha digitally released her elementally experimental second album Philos on sub label Tac:Til. We’re pleased to see that last week, the album scored an international release through that label’s parent Glitterbeat. It’s also been made available on vinyl to streaming services for the […]

NEW POST PUNK, WAVE, SHOEGAZE & POST ROCK – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30

We begin this update with Melbourne post-rock+ outfit Laedj.  A great rework of an old track ‘Heard From Space’ comes off their new four track release Monitor. Irish artist Sinead O’Brien‘s cerebrally angular new single is called ‘Taken On Time’. Read about that here. The super catchy ’80s Men’ is from New Orleans  Bummers from […]

LISTEN TO SINEAD O’BRIEN’S ANGULAR & LITERARY NEW SINGLE

London based Irish multi-disciplinary artist Sinead O’Brien has digitally dropped her artistically focused and idiosyncratically delivered new single ‘Taking On Time’, a thrilling piece of motorik driven post punk that more than packs an intellectual punch. The Limerick raised O’Brien uses spoken word to take us through a wide array of observational musings on the […]

NEW FOLK, COUNTRY & SINGER-SONGWRITER – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST UPDATE

We kick off the update to our slightly renamed New Folk, Country & Singer-Songwriter Spotify Playlist with the sparse and haunting ‘Wolfman’ from Georgian poet and musician Claire Cronin. It’s from her deeply profound new album Big Dread Moon out on Orindal Records. Two Canadian artists, the latter based in Australia folllow. The stirring ‘Less […]

COEO REWORK JAPANESE CITY POP FOR TONIC EDITS SERIES

Munich based House duo Florian Vietz & Andreas Höpfl aka Coeo have just released the latest edition of Toy Tonic’s Tonic Edits series. For volume six they chose to explore their passion for city pop, Japan’s unique and urban interpretation of American disco during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Rekindling their love of the […]

NEW TECHNO – UNDERGROUND / LEFT FIELD / INDEPENDENT: AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST UPDATE

Since Wednesday we’ve virtually obliterated our New Techno Spotify Playlist with no fewer than 26 new tracks being added. You can find those removed here. Wide as much in their musical scope as their creator’s ambitions, we begin with the kaleidoscopic patterns of ‘Faces On Ankles’ from London based American left field producer Karen Gwyer who we […]

NEW & NOTABLE: LINN ELISABET (SWE) – ARTS GALLERY III

Linn Elisabet, Swedish techno DJ/Producer and member of the Stockholm based Drömfakulteten collective has fully unveiled the transcendental third instalment for Rotterdam’s ARTS offshoot Arts Gallery. III sees her reach yet another zenith in a brief but already impressive recording career. The EP’s roll out began three weeks ago and today saw its release for […]

KAREN GWYER SET TO RETURN WITH MAN ON MOUNTAIN EP

London based American left field techno producer Karen Gwyer is set to follow up on her thrilling and critically acclaimed long player from 2017 Rembo with the imminent release a new four track EP. Titled Man On Mountain, it will arrive mid July on Fade To Mind and again showcases Gwyer’s original and innovative approach […]

HONEY HARPER RELEASES NEW SINGLE & SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “STRAWBERRY LITE”

Atlanta born and London based left field alt-country artist William Fussell aka Honey Harper has hit the Northern Hemisphere running, not only releasing his super sweet new single ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’ but also sharing a Catherine Hyland directed video made for the earnest and dreamy ‘Strawberry Lite’, the A side to his two track EP […]

ALBUM OF THE WEEK 28/5/19: CATE LE BON (WAL) – REWARD

“The more you feel, The more you lose.” — Sad Nudes “You must die a little, you must hate yourself.” — The Light. Written in solitude in England’s Lake District and recorded in Los Angeles with a richly talented supporting cast, Reward is the fifth long player by Welsh artist Cate Le Bon, a work […]

NEW & NOTABLE: FRENCH POLICE (USA) – PEDALEO NOCTURNO

Hot on the heels of their self titled debut long player released in January this year, Chicago post punk quartet French Police return with a compelling new EP Pedaleo Nocturno. Clocking in at just under 15 minutes, the brevity comes with a new wave urgency and a more minimal and angular approach to sound and […]