Indie-Rock

  • The Silver Bayonets: “Inside The Jar” – a towering masterpiece

    One song drawing a considerable amount of attention to The Silver Bayonets’ recently released album “BraveFace”, is the epic track “Inside The Jar”.  The song is based on the Sylvia Plath semi-autobiographical novel “The Bell Jar”, and her daughter Frieda Hughes’ scathing poem “My Mother”. “The Bell Jar” is...
  • Nulberry: “Vegan Chicken” – Its luxuriant grace is transcendent!

    Nulberry was formed in 2017 as a duo with founding members Cory Lott (Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting) and Cameron Miller (Percussion). They were later joined by Joe Boxell (Synthesizer) and Cory Tanner (Bass). The indie-pop quartet who mix complex melodies and dreamy textures, released their official debut single “Vegan Chicken”...
  • Anji: “Dark” is a cathartic, strikingly personal diary set to music

    Anji is a female-fronted alternative rock band lead by award-winning songwriter Angela Hutchins. The project’s latest EP “Dark” premiered at The Masquerade in Atlanta on June 7th. Angela who wrote all the songs, performed the vocals and played rhythm guitar on the recording has won awards as a solo...
  • Victims of the New Math: “New Victorians” – a lo-fi retro treasure!

    Long after several generations of contemporaries have folded or flopped, the brothers Thomas Young (Phoenix, AZ); Joseph “Joe” Young (Charlotte, NC) are still writing the story of their careers in a project called Victims of the New Math, adding some essential and entertaining chapters on their latest 10 track...
  • Fox & Coyote: “Scattered Shadows on a Double Bed” – an articulate sprawl!

    In classic alt-folk and indie-rock style, Fox & Coyote weave intricate stories with alternately haunting and catchy melodies. The songwriting is excellent. But what sets this latest album apart for me is the band’s forward thinking, their ability to keep the listener glued to their seat all throughout the...
  • Blue Painted Flag: “Basically Everything Is Just a Play” – heavenly!

    Blue Painted Flag is an underground indie act from Stockholm city, Sweden. The idea of Blue Painted Flag was born at the stands during the local Stockholm football team, the Blue Stripes’, home games, as well as on the trains across Sweden while following the Blue Stripes during away...
  • Major Tom: “2.0” – Its impact transcends any trend or genre

    Major Tom is a Danish indie rock/pop collective founded in 2017. The four-piece band plays alternative rock mixed with indie elements. Lead singer Karl Hermansson is supported by Simon Lerskov Andersen on drums, Morten Engeset on bass and Malthe Scheel on guitar. Almost by its very definition, indie rock...
  • Deronda: “Perfect Chair” – ear-catching aesthetic

    Being a dinosaur of the seventies and eighties, I am naturally resistant and extremely critical of most music released after that period. But honestly, I have not heard a lot of music since that meets up to the artistry and craft of those released way back when. Recently I...
  • Dead Harvest: “Wasted Love” – the sound of indie rock taking on a new form!

    “Wasted Love”, an EP so full of intensity and emotion that every indication of what it offers — the melodramatic title, the suggestive song names — barely scratches the surface of what lays within. Clocking in at just four songs, and yet it feels like the most complete, the...