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Django Django – High Moon

12 months agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Django Django’s new album ‘Born Under Saturn’ is a heavy hitter, spoiling us with endless thrills and spills that are mostly redolent of the great synth pop songs that emerged in the 1980’s. Production has improved since back then and this album really fills the space that is blood soaked between the left and right earbuds. Show More Summary

Braids – Getting Tired

I was breezing through Braids newbie LP ‘Deep In The Iris’ in a way that one does in 2015 with scant regard for song development beyond the 90-second mark. Such was my scorched earth approach to the Montreal band’s creation that I was about to abandon the journey owing to my naive nothing-startlingness swagger. Show More Summary

Rebel Kites – Atlas Sky

If the music paints a grand, expansive prairie vista it just takes the rich vocals to usher in the majestic herd of bison (and all this from a London band!). Yes, ‘Atlas Sky’ is that kind of song, a cinematic experience that reveals its greatness over several acts. Show More Summary

Fort Romeau – Insides

Michael Greene as Fort Romeau offers a nice blend of house and experimental electronic on his new album ‘Insides’. Each track has something to offer though they do tend to blend into each other by track 5 or 6. Picking a highlight is therefore a little difficult but the title track is the one I kept on coming back to. Show More Summary

Evan Tyler and Topless Literati – You’re Hysterical

It doesn’t take too much noise to make a cult dance record and by that I mean it doesn’t need to thump thump you into dancefloor submission. All that is generally required is something just above the quietness of a mouse. You can goShow More Summary

Only Real – Can’t Get Happy

It was in the year of our lord 2013 that we first genuflected at the altar of Niall Galvin. He being the whirlwind behind what is becoming an unstoppable force known as Only Real. Back then the impossibly young Londoner had focused his...Show More Summary

Echo Lake – Sun

There’s a point on Echo Lake’s new album ‘Era’ where everything just drops into place, a gilded moment when Linda Jarvis’s voice soars in that graceful way of hers above a din of magnificent shoegaze delivered in part by Thom Hills trembling and ever so distorted guitars. Show More Summary

Rozi Plain – Actually

They (the mp3s) may not be flowing forth as frequently from mp3hugger these days but it is a mere temporary turtling I can assure you. In the meantime activities can be best observed via a spotify and fluence profile. Now and then however...Show More Summary

Remi Miles – Riviera Girl

Brighton’s Remi Miles has managed to take the 80’s into the new century in so much that he has recorded a song that could have come from back then but has somehow had the wherewithal to not sound positively ancient at this stage. ‘Riviera Girl’ offers so much, a chirpy guitar jangle, a soft and inviting vocal and then there is the real deal chorus. Show More Summary

Gemma Hayes – Iona

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Personally I don’t think Gemma Hayes has ever stepped beyond the shadow of her beguiling turn on ‘Lay Lady Lay’ with Magnet way back in 2005. There’s no denying the Tipperary chanteuse talent but until this year’s ‘Bones + Longing’ came along she was just one of a hatful of ethereal voices. Show More Summary

Top 35 Indie Songs From 2014

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

This is how our 2014 sounded (playing in reverse order) 35) Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener 34) Jimi Goodwin – Terracotta Warrior 33) Manic Street Preachers feat. Cate Le Bon – 4 Lonely Roads 32) Tilbury – Great Expectations...Show More Summary

Bell Gardens – Take Us Away

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Bell Gardens (comprised of Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride of Stars of the Lid fame) and the sound they make is not at all what you’d expect to arrive from the sultry streets of LA. This is sound to spirit you away to rockyShow More Summary

Minnie Birch – Snowman

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

With a long stretch of holiday time still to come and the temperatures turning every scene into something from a Christmas card it is hard not to be joyful. And with little Hugger number 3 settling in well after her arrival on Christmas Eve these are certainly special times. Show More Summary

Aurora – Under Stars

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

With the not so small matter of another small person that looks like us entering our lives I have had to put off writing here for a bit. Building up quite a stock of tunes mind you for the eventual return. In the meantime I just couldn’t stop myself from posting this one from Bergen’s Aurora Aksnes. Show More Summary

Gengahr – Powder

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

For most bands it is a lottery, throwing your hat (and crucially your talent) into the ring with all the other like-minded souls with nothing more than the dream of riches (or at the very least a modicum of attention) in mind. The very...Show More Summary

Myriam Gendron – Solace

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

While it sometimes feels as frustrating as the quest to discover life beyond our solar system there is an unquenchable joy in arriving at artists such as Montreal’s Myriam Gendron. It’s still early days but it seems the girl has it all. Show More Summary

Flower Jacket – Everybody Knows

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Presenting a band in its first flush of youth so it is hardly surprising that their debut single is a loose collection of rolling brightness. Made up of a New Yorker and 3 others from Los Angeles Flower Jacket prove what they are about with a gorgeous sense of spontaneity called ‘Everybody Knows’. Show More Summary

Pinkshinyultrablast – Holy Forest

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Shoegaze, although it hit its peak over 2 decades ago, still contrives to accord us gems. Who’d have thought that a sound that is severely narrow in its approach could find the wherewithal to still induce shivers. St. Petersburg band...Show More Summary

Your Headlights Are On – We Real Cool, We

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

In 2011 a quartet of graduates from the improvised music programme at Trondheim University got together and recorded an album together under the name of Your Headlights Are On. Then they promptly disappeared without trace which is aShow More Summary

Cowbell – She’s All Over You

2 years agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Truth be told I can’t tell my Farfisa from my Korg but the signature sound that emanates from Cowbell’s ‘She’s All Over You’ always has me in raptures. The Doors remain its finest purveyor and along the way the Inspiral Carpets consistently floored me with the flights of organ-driven mayhem. Show More Summary

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