Indie Blog

In the spotlight: Fisj

Fisj is a musician from a small village near Ghent, a beautiful middle-sized historical town in Flanders (Belgium). He used to play in various bands, but these days he’s only playing from home. The first time we heard from Fisj was when he released his song ‘Mellow Moon‘ and I’ve been wondering “who is Fisj?”…

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In the spotlight: Katanak

Katanak is the brainchild of Dylan Cattanach, an Australian musician based in Brisbane, Australia. Early 2019 he opened for fellow Australian artist, Pete Murray, on his Summer Sessions tour 2019. Katanak released his first single ‘Life‘ in September 2019. His latest release and very catchy tune ‘Sunday’ can be found in our chart. Time to learn…

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In the spotlight: Blake Sonnet

Blake Sonnet is a singer-songwriter from Canterbury, UK. He’s always on the search for the magic that surrounds us and articulating it into a song. In 2021 he will be releasing a song every month. As you’re about to find out, he wasn’t always known as Blake Sonnet. Can you tell me a little bit…

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In the spotlight: Dev!n

“What’s up! It’s me, Dev!n, and I am a singer/songwriter currently living, bi-coastally, between Los Angeles, CA and Tampa, FL.” Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? “I began my journey into the entertainment industry at a young age by training in Musical Theatre as early as 3rd grade. After getting a few shows under…

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In the spotlight: Temper Row

Temper Row is the alternative music project of British songwriter, Bill Randall. His first EP is available now. Bill grew up in Aylesbury, a small market town in south-east England. “There was a club called Friars in the 70s, that attracted well-known artists from that era. It was before my time, but it was fun talking to people…

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In the spotlight: Harry Pane

Harry Pane is a British indie folk singer/songwriter. Growing up in a crooked old farmhouse with his dad in a peaceful part of the UK, Harry was always surrounded by music and creativity. How did growing up on a farm shape you? “I did indeed grow up in an old farm house in Northamptonshire in the…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Cucamaras

Interview with Cucamaras: ‘Pre-Covid, we’d focus on writing two minute bangers but we’re realising you need that variety’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Nottingham-based band Cucamaras stomped into 2021 with their aggressive post punk anthem ‘Death of The Social’ and will bring out their next single around July. They comprise Olly Bowley (guitar/vocals), Josh…

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In the spotlight: The Electorate

The Electorate is Eliot Fish, Nick Kennedy and Josh Morris from Sydney. “Eliot usually plays the bass. Nick usually plays the drums and Josh usually plays the guitar. We all sing.” Eliot and Josh went to high school together and formed a band called The Templebears. After school they gigged around for a few years…

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In the spotlight: Jack Francis

Jack Francis is a Southampton (UK) based Americana/folk singer-songwriter. “I grew up in Southampton, which is on the South coast of the UK. I’ve always enjoyed the local music scene here – there were lots of venues when I was growing up and there still are a few good ones. I’ve met many close friends on…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Howlers

Interview with The Howlers: ‘You can imagine it soundtracking someone riding a bike through the desert!’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Earlier this month, London-based desert rock band, The Howlers, released their latest single, ‘I Don’t Love You All The Time’, a blisteringly energetic track with rumbling vocals, heavy guitars, boisterous drums and…

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In the spotlight: The Frontier

The Frontier are an unsigned indie-pop/alt rock band from the Washington D.C. area. The Frontier is the brainchild of Jake Mimikos, who formed the project in 2016. After years of playing in different bands he felt ready for a solo project he could control completely. Jake describes his younger self as a “pretty lonely and weird kid” that “naturally just gravitated…

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In the spotlight: Vix20

Vix20 comprises of Gary Mills and CJ, two music industry veterans who became so disillusioned with the state of every element of the music industry that they walked away, vowing never to return. Years later the duo have returned to the industry they previously left behind. This time with the help of Kill and Rich. I…

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In the spotlight: Leigh Thomas

Leigh Thomas is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Melbourne, Australia. He was raised on a farm in the country. “Farming life can be hard, and as a child you are exposed to the harsh realities of life, and you are not answerable to anyone except the elements. There is an enormous sense of freedom…

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In the spotlight: the Gastown Panic

Glaswegian duo The Gastown Panic has been making music together for a long time, but as a duo since 2017. They won best indie pop act in the radio Wig Wam online radio awards 2020. Time time sit down with Martin and Gordon to learn a little more about them. “We’re self-financed and self-produced and…

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In the spotlight: Tsau

Tsau are a three-piece band from Russia. Band members Sergey, Andrey and Umid were all born in different parts of the USSR, which later became different countries – Russia and Uzbekistan. Eventually, they all moved to Moscow to start working for the same company and they met at the office. During one of the coffee breaks…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The BlackLava

Interview with The BlackLava: ‘The main genre of rock is changing, it’s getting heavier. I’m influenced by this, I want to scream louder!’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist (inthebucketplaylist.com) Turin, Italy-based alt rock band, The BlackLava, released their hard-hitting single ‘Eden’ in January, taking their sound in a heavier, more electronic/metal direction, and…

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In the spotlight: Marveline

Marveline is the eclectic solo project of Pete Marley, who also plays in a band called Nature Strip. He was born in England, but his family emigrated to Australia when he was very young. Pete Marley is currently living in Sydney, Australia. “I’ve lived in London a couple of times. It was great, so much…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Static Satellites

Interview with Static Satellites: ‘The Symphony is about when you’re with someone and, on paper, it seems perfect and amazing but there’s not a click’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist (inthebucketplaylist.com) Glasgow/West Lothian indie rock band Static Satellites will released their fourth single, ‘The Symphony’, Feb 5th – showcasing their catchy riffs and…

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In the spotlight: VAN TASTIK

VAN TASTIK is a one man blues band mixing blues, rock and american folk. He was born into a French-American family who travelled the world. VAN is currently based in the Netherlands. What can you tell us about yourself? “I go by VAN TASTIK, VAN, The Reverend VAN or The Rev. I’ve got a dark…

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In the spotlight: Rī Wolf

In 2020 Rī Wolf launched his single ‘I Wish I Could‘. He has consistently pushed out singles every month since October 2020. ‘I wish I could’ wasn’t his first ever release. Rī Wolf used to record music under his real name Darren Flowers, but had taken close to 10 years off of music to focus on…

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The Vices

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Vices

‘With music, you can make something beautiful out of something ugly’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist (inthebucketplaylist.com) Groningen, The Netherlands-based, indie band, The Vices, will release their debut album on 12 March, Looking For Faces, which is a tribute to friendship through the years. The Vices comprise Floris van Luijtelaar (vocals /guitar), Simon…

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In the spotlight: Erol Oz

Erol Oz is a 35-year old singer-songwriter currently residing in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA). Erol is a classically trained guitarist whose music defies genre boundaries. He’s originally from Indiana which according to Erol was pretty boring, so he spent most of his time playing guitar. Erol has been playing guitar since he was about 10,…

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In the spotlight – Lyon Tide

An Englishman, an Indian man and an Italian all walked into an art class at college. They messed around with a couple of paints, life drew a few nudes then decided to form a band and make music. Today they are known as Lyon Tide — an unsigned alternative pop/rock band from Birmingham (UK). They…

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The Bucket Playlist’s Interview with Fendahlene

by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist http://www.inthebucketplaylist.com Interview with Fendahlene: ‘I come out of the studio a better musician, it’s comfortable to be locked away for 10 hours a day’ Aussie transplants to the UK, Fendahlene, brought out their latest single, ‘A New Thread’, last week, a song celebrating new beginnings, and which they…

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In the spotlight: Nomden

Nomden, you say? Chances are you’ve never heard of him, despite the fact that he has played at festivals like Pinkpop, Lowlands, The Great Escape, SXSW and NXNE. That’s because he’s mainly served as a wingman to others. Nomden is Dutch singer-songwriter Diederik Nomden. I’ve been following Nomden’s career for the past 20 years, after…

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In the spotlight: DrEw

DrEw is an unsigned, independent musician, originally from Manchester (UK). He now lives by the sea on the southeast coast, where he writes and records his music in his garden cabin-cum-studio. “I come to releasing music from a perhaps unusual place: I am 45 years old and have spent the last 20 years as an…

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In the spotlight: Rufusking

The four members of Dutch band Rufusking will prepare a fine musical meal for you with their special ingredients. They serve you rock songs with a pinch of indie, a flavour of blues and a taste of the rougher stuff. And they are ready to serve their music to the world! Rufusking are Jan (bass),…

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