indie

  • Spectacle: “My Medication” is beautifully atmospheric

    Spectacle is a new band from Los Angeles on CSG Music, consisting of independent filmmaker, Spencer Grant Brod (vocals), Murv Douglas (bass) of “PowerMan 5000”, “Lords of Acid” and “Voodoo Kung Fu”, Kenny Pierce (drums) formerly of “Soul” and world-class guitarist, Dario Comuzzi. The music was recorded as the...
  • Doug MacDonald Band: “Drawbridge Troll” – garage rock and indie motifs

    Doug MacDonald embarked on his musical in 2005, equipped with an acoustic guitar he performed his own songs on the Boston club circuit. After a 3-year stint doing the local rounds Doug decided to take his act to another level by adding a drummer. Fate would have it that...
  • MacPherson’s Pocketwatch: “Shenandoah” – an indie fiddle-folk sound

    Fiddler Brandon Kennedy and guitarist Sean Piland make up MacPherson’s Pocketwatch, a fiddle-folk power duo that blends Celtic traditional music with an acoustic American singer-songwriter style.  Their voices are more down-home than polished or pretty, and it fits the music perfectly. They sing with conviction and emotion, adding lush...
  • Danny Baxley: ‘Love Sex Alcohol’ – uncompromising music

    Danny Baxley’s art balances punk primitivism and smart alternative rock craft, and avant-gardists will frequently be drawn to his unique fervor. You really need to listen to his soon to be released ‘Love Sex Alcohol’ as a whole to get the full, wringing, emotional impact of the album. Danny...
  • Shannon K is making a bold statement with “Perpetual”

    Shannon K debuted with her first solo single in 2014 at the tender age of 12 with a song written by her younger sister, Annabel K.  In 2016 she dropped another critically acclaimed single entitled “Sapphire”. And now, at the tender old age of 16, Shannon K, uncovers her latest...
  • Mudphlaps: “Laid Back Guys” offers real escapism!

    Mudphlaps are a group of friends from Toronto, Canada. They have just released their second single, entitled “Laid Back Guys”. The track, produced, recorded and mixed in Chronic Beat’s basement, features Uncle Huel on the first verse, followed by Chronic Beats on the hook. Then verse 2 is executed...
  • GSlide: “Survive A Girl’s Mind” – tight, well-layered, and high-caliber indie music

    GSlide is Bruce Carter (Guitars/Drums/Vocals), Dara Bradley (Vocals/Piano), Eimear Bradley (Vocals/Guitar) and David Sheehan (Bass). American-born Bruce Carter, the chief writer and producer started recording material in Cork, Ireland. In Cork, Carter became friends with local renown songwriting sister duo Dara and Eimear Bradley and began crafting music with...
  • Shutterwax: ‘Disappointment’ – sheer artistic dynamism

    I first encountered the music  of Shutterwax during 2014 with their album ‘Dig Me A Well’, and then had the pleasure of reviewing their EP “Hurricane in 2016. On both occasions I was blown away, especially when considering this band’s modus operandi. The brainchild of Jeffrey Brayne (Guitars, Vocals,...
  • Dru Cutler: “Hometown” – Heart-on-sleeve rock n’ roll!

    Bushwick, Brooklyn singer songwriter, Dru Cutler completed his degree in Music Composition at the University of South Florida before studying songwriting at the Berklee College of Music. Dru has performed at an impressive range of venues and has also scored a film soundtrack in his growing career. Quite recently...