Hello Indie Top 39 Family! This week seemed to fly by. Every time I blink my eyes there’s cool things going on that I seem to miss. I suppose that’s sometimes life sadly – good things happening without you noticing. BUT that being said, we’re going to do our best to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the great releases from this week. Enjoy this weeks New Music Sunday!
Dom Malin » Cold Feet
‘Cold Feet’ is as catchy as it is joyful!INDIE TOP 39
Dom Malin is an artist from Birmingham who manages to create some of the catchiest music coming out nowadays. On his latest, ‘Cold Feet’ he combines catchy melodies with memorable lyrics unforgettably. The busy vocals easily carry the tune while gentle guitars and splashy drums set the atmosphere. Not only is it memorable, but the type of song to put anybody in a better mood. I loved how easy the melodies fit with lyrics – everything seemed to just make sense. It made the song catchier and that much more memorable, driving the chorus into your head for hours to come. Perfect for anybody looking for a pick-me-up!
Cael Dadian » Or So I thought
Enchanting harmonies make ‘Or So I Thought’ truly delightfulINDIE TOP 39
On Cael Dadian’s new song, ‘Or So I Thought’, easy-going vibes meet rich harmonies beautifully. Colorful and relaxing, the texture is magical. Powerful, yet almost conversational vocals lead the energy while a myriad of different voices ring out behind them. Sometimes bells, others guitar or organ; the unpredictability of the instrumental was awesome and helped every last note ring out memorably. In the past I’ve mentioned “hearing a smile”, a concept that Cael Dadian perfectly captures on this great new song. With lyrics that are memorable as well as an infectious groove, ‘Or So I Thought’ is an absolute masterpiece.
Forgotten Garden » Bad Guy
The relaxed energy of ‘Bad Guy’ is simply refreshingINDIE TOP 39
Forgotten Garden is an indie band based out of the United Kingdom. On their newest song, ‘Bad Guy’ they effortlessly blend uplifting energies with melancholic undertones. The whole effect is enchanting and mood-bending. One second the gentle optimism pushes everything along, while at others deep throbbing bass and other dark synths take the forefront. The band does a great job melding these drastically different moods in an approachable and enjoyable way. A phenomenal example of the groups talent and ability to make a song enjoyable no matter the mood. Between the thoughtful and approachable lyricism and the versatility of the groove ‘Bad Guy’ is incredibly well made
Joe Traxler » Forget How To Speak
‘Forget How To Speak’ is yet another phenomenal release by Joe TraxlerINDIE TOP 39
Powerhouse singer/songwriter Joe Traxler sounds incredible on his new song, ‘Forget How To Speak’. Passionate vocals fly overtop the light instrumental capturing different emotions with ease. Effortlessly switching between falsetto and his full voice, Traxler commands the energy easily. Despite his powerful presence, he leaves plenty of room for the rhythm section to have their moment and shine as well. This resulted in the song’s cohesive sound throughout it’s different moods. Plus, despite the tough introspection everything is catchy and cool – never losing its positivity for even a moment. An all around great release and bound to be a high-point on Traxler’s already awesome discography.
Katie Ida » Headrush
Gentle strings support the honest storytelling of ‘Head Rush’ beautifullyINDIE TOP 39
‘Head Rush’, the light new song by the United Kingdom-based artist Katie Ida, is a joy to listen to. A phenomenal example of impressive music that isn’t busy or overly complicated. The atmosphere feels bigger than just all the different parts. Instead, the different voices meld together seamlessly, twisting and morphing different feelings. I loved how easily they managed to do this while still retaining the songs easy-going energy. Although there wasn’t a lot going on, the texture felt full and supported through the entirety. ‘Head Rush’ was as nice to listen to as it was impressive – a beautiful listening experience.
Streetlight Eyes » I’m having problems getting dressed
‘I’m Having Problems Getting Dressed’ is cool and will help you find the happiness to keep pushing on!INDIE TOP 39
Depression creeps its way into every aspect of life. At some point, however, everything turns around and the sun starts shining again. On ‘I’m Having Problems Getting Dressed’, the latest single by the Minnesotan musician Streetlight Eyes, this feeling of renewed hope is captured in an approachable, catchy way. This cool bedroom pop song is emotional and honest, yet manages to stay optimistic and hopeful despite the situation. Gentle vocals do a phenomenal job staying delicate yet giving the song power and confidence. An all around lovely song that will have you feeling excited for the future as well as happy to be in the moment.
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Sunday Hunter » Illogical Sphere
Both playful and refined, ‘Illogical Sphere’ will have you thinking as well as moving along to the music.INDIE TOP 39
‘Illogical Sphere’, the dystopian pop release by the phenomenal Brisbane-based artist Sunday Hunter will have you wanting more. The cool exciting groove leads the energy with an underlying intensity that contrasts the light energy awesomely. Easy-going vocals dance gracefully over the various dreamy voices never losing their rock-solid grip on the vibe. At the end of the day what kept me coming back was how fun it was to listen to. Everything was cohesive and easily flowed between the different moods. Plus it did so while still sounding effortless – a testament to Sunday Hunter’s absolute prowess behind a microphone.