We’re back with another instalment of our New Music Sunday. Apparently today is national relaxation day! Although maybe an international relaxation day would work out better? Nonetheless, make sure to take it easy today no matter where you’re from.
This week we have a little something for everyone. Whatever your tastes are, there is no denying the talent these artists have. Enough from me however, here is this week’s New Music Sunday!
Chavis Chance » Three Still Listening
The tenderness of ‘Three Still Listening’ was refreshing and beautiful.INDIE TOP 39
‘Three Still Listening’ is the lead single off Chavis Chance’s upcoming EP, ‘3,2,1’. It was performed on a guitar given to Chance when he was only 13 years old by his father, an ex rock n ‘ roller. Everything has an aged beauty to it, bordering on classic rock at points. The openness of the chords on the piano and strings allows emotion in Chance’s voice to cut through like a knife. Poetic lyrics match the energy and delivery. Throughout the entirety, the warm lyrics kept ‘Three Still Listening’ sounding comfortable. It was incredibly easy and nice to listen to.
Addezine » Stairs
Although they’re new on the scene, Addezine sound cool and cohesive on ‘Stairs’INDIE TOP 39
Light melodies dance on top of repetitive guitar riffs to kick off UK artist Addezine’s debut single ‘Stairs’. Breakneck drums quickly enter, allowing the song to settle and push forward seemingly at the same time. Cool synths hum behind it all proving support. The deep vocals through the verses seem to drift along besides the almost lofi sounding groove. Everytime the song worked its way back to the chorus, I found myself moving along (I won’t flatter myself by calling it dancing). Between the catchy chorus and verses that will leave you in a trance – Addezine have done a killer job establishing their sound.
Cam Maclean » See How I Miss You
Sounding talented and mature, Cam Maclean’s new single ‘See How I Miss You’ is unlike anything else out right nowINDIE TOP 39
Dreamy rock meets light pop vocals on Cam Maclean’s new single “See How I Miss You”. Unforgettable guitar lines accent the melodic lines. Cam Maclean’s delicate voice seems to float on top of everything going on around him. These vocal lines provide a minimalistic melody that compliments what’s going on behind them. Despite the fact that they’re so deep into Cam’s falsetto, they feel effortless. In fact everytime I found myself impressed by the range, it seemed to get higher. The whole song feels ethereal and totally unique, it was great.
Drew Tachine » There’s a Flower Growing out of my Telephone
A beautiful debut, and one of the coolest uses of strings I’ve heard in a while.INDIE TOP 39
‘There’s A Flower Growing Out Of My Telephone’ is the debut single of LA-based singer songwriter Drew Tachine. I loved the way his voice sounded over the almost drunken strings. The song uses both traditional elements and modern engineering to give it a unique sheen. The song draws influences from folk as well as rock, pop, indie and everything in between. Poetic delivery matches the lyricism and showcases Drew Tachine’s songwriting. Everything works together to create a lovely soundscape while remaining easy, and fun to listen to.
Jaz Kutassy » Feel Something
From jazzy brass lines to heavy rock drums, there’s a little something for everyone on ‘Feel Something’.INDIE TOP 39
Jaz Kutassy’s elegant vocals sound incredible over the versatile instrumental on ‘Feel Something’. The song captured a dozen different moods and transitioned seamlessly between one to the next. Throughout the three and a half minutes, the powerful vocals commanded attention. They pushed through its different energies and sounded catchy and fun during the entirety. Whenever a new voice would enter it would support Jaz Kutassy, without drawing attention away from her. I loved how easily the band would adapt to the different feelings. At points, leaning into the heavy rock atmosphere, at others into modern pop. In the end, it all works together to create something unique and awesome.
Jump & Turner » Steppin
The modern yet nostalgic sound was awesome and unforgettable on ‘Steppin’INDIE TOP 39
Ethereal vibes hit you right off the bat on Welsh artist Jump & Turner’s new single ‘Steppin’. Vocals seem to drift over top of the intricate instrumental. The recurring guitar line feels psychedelic at points and suits the song nicely. Light but busy drums keep the song pushing forwards without overshadowing the other instruments. Chopped vocals throughout the chorus give everything an almost minimalistic texture, really allowing the lead non-chopped vocals to say what they need without filling every second. Although there’s so much going on behind the vocals everything feels calm and easy going allowing the song to just vibe along.
Kindred Connection » What A Way
Beautiful piano chords accent Kindred Connection poetic delivery of ‘What A Way’INDIE TOP 39
Indie Top 39 first encountered Kindred Connection this past July when we posted a spotlight feature of one of their songs*. When we found out about ‘What a Way’, their new single, we knew we had to feature it. Between the heartfelt lyrics and the easy-going instrumental, it sounds phenomenal. Repetitive piano parts provide chordal support and let the lead vocals really shine. Catchy melodies just seem to make sense alongside the instrumental. Above all, the song is easy to listen to and is impossible to get out of your head. Another great release by a great artist.
Moon Walker » Disturbed Suburbia
Rock duo Moon Walker prove once again that they’re here to stayINDIE TOP 39
Moon Walker formed in May of 2021, and since then have taken the scene by storm. Their newest single, ‘Distrubed Suburbia’ further bolsters their discography. Their signature bass lines are infectious, while the lyrics touch on some of the bullshit that the suburbs bring. Every instrument is interesting enough to stand on its own, but when they’re all playing it’s magical. They sound vaguely like Cage The Elephant at times, yet put their own spin on the sound. Despite the dystopian cadence, the song feels fun, upbeat, and free. Moon Walker has done a fantastic job refining their sound throughout their short yet turbulent existence.
Rhaina Yasmin » Grocery Store
Between the energy and lyricism, ‘Grocery Store’ is awesome.INDIE TOP 39
Las Vegas based pop artist Rhaina Yasmin sounds effervescent on their single ‘Grocery Store’. Easy-going melodic lines in the guitars sound fantastic along with the intimate lead vocals. Everything melds beautifully together. The drums sound powerful but perfectly in the mix and don’t get in the way of anything. They embolden the lyrics and keep the song feeling heavy but still intimate. Anytime backing vocals or trumpet entered, they’d support what was going on and meld into what’s going on around them perfectly. The melding of all these different instruments and moods felt seamless, showcasing Rhaina Yasmin incredibly well.
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