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Kathleen Edwards Returns With New Album; Shares “Options Open”

“I’m an excellent barista”  Kathleen Edwards to The Toronto Star, November 2014. It’s fair to say that since delivering her powerfully wry debut album Failer in 2002 Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards built quite a reputation for marching to the beat of her own drum, embracing imperfection, defying expectation. Ten years on from that debut and […]

Go Get Mum Find Beauty & Charm Amidst The Mundane In Adelaide

While perusing the pages of Texan independent music blog Austin Town Hall this afternoon we learnt that Adelaide, our hometown and incidentally Austin’s sister city in Australia, is the focus of the charming and sprightly new single from Melbourne jangle pop quartet Go Get Mum. Simply titled ‘Adelaide’, the ‘funny city just over the border’ […]

The Critical Grooves of Catholic Action

Glasgow art pop/rock outfit Catholic Action have shared the angular and eminently danceable ‘Another Name For Loneliness’, the third single from their upcoming second album Celebrated By Strangers, slated for release late March. It joins the two excellent singles, ‘One of Us’ and ‘People Don’t Protest Enough’ released in October and November last year. All three […]

Patrick Doyle’s Final Album as Basic Plumbing Is Released

Yesterday marked the long overdue release of Keeping Up Appearances, the debut album by Basic Plumbing, the project belonging to the late Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and photographer Patrick Doyle who passed away in March 2018 at the age of 32. Originally recorded three years ago next month in Los Angeles where he spent his last […]

NEW POP/ROCK – AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC PLAYLIST BY INDIE30 ON SPOTIFY

FEATURING NEW TRACKS FROM  BELLS RAPIDS ⇔ THE RAILS ⇔ SHIKOSWE ⇔ MEDEJIN ⇔ SUMMER FLAKE ⇔ FRANKIE COSMOS ⇔ SIMEN MITLID ⇔ SUN COLONY ⇔  LLOVERS ⇔ SPACEY JANE ⇔ SEAZOO ⇔ BEHAVIOR ⇔ SLEEPER ⇔  AMY O UPDATE: The dreamy melodic grunge of ‘You Call Me’ by Perth quartet Bells Rapids from their […]

NEW INDEPENDENT POP/ROCK – AN INDIE30 PLAYLIST UPDATE

Our New Independent Pop/Rock Spotify playlist has just been updated. It contains superb new music from Montreal pop outfit Bodywash, San Bernadino’s Manuel Joseph Walker’s Foliage, Melbourne via Adelaide’s Stephanie Crase aka Summer Flake, Chicago math rock/art pop quartet Spirits Having Fun, Brooklyn sludge popsters Haybaby, Stavanger pop trio Sløtface, idiosyncratic Californian artist Mauri Tapia […]

GOLDEN NEW SINGLE FROM FOLIAGE

Foliage, the guitar pop project belonging to San Bernadino artist Manuel Joseph Walker, has released an illuminatingly compact new single ‘In Reference To’. The golden hued slice of honest advice follows up the busy restraint of first single ‘Pattern and both will appear on Walker’s as yet unnamed fourth album due later this year. Both […]

SUMMER FLAKE SHARES FIRST SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM

Adelaide born and Melbourne based guitarist/vocalist Stephanie Crase aka Summer Flake has shared the infectious and reflective first single ‘In The Dark’ from her forthcoming third album Seasons Change. It follows up her superb 2016 effort Hello Friends which featured in our Top 30 albums of that year. The first taste of the album keeps […]

GRAND NEW SINGLE FROM SOFT BLUE SHIMMER

Los Angeles via Boston dream pop quartet Soft Blue Shimmer are set to release their debut EP Nothing Happens Here next month and last week they shared the superlative second single to come from it, ‘Fruitcake’. Bright, bold and intricate guitars deliver perfectly blended and toned melodies strongly backed by a tough and tight rhythm […]