Indie Blog

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 andContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Static Satellites”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Johan Famaey

Interview with Johan Famaey: ‘Chords are like colours to me, a language that is talking to me, I don’t have to think about it’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist (inthebucketplaylist.com) Hamme, Belgium-based classical composer, Johan Famaey, will record four new piano pieces this month, including ‘Moon Dreamer’. His next album, Time Passenger Shows,Continue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Johan Famaey”

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), SimonContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Vices”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes

by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist http://www.inthebucketplaylist.com Interview with Pin Stripes: ‘Photographs are like a slice of time, it’s the same with a song’ Lidköping, Sweden-based Americana duo, Pin Stripes, brought out their second album, These Dark Streets, last month and are now working on a new album that is taking them back toContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes”

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 theyContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s Interview with Fendahlene”

In the spotlight: The Unknown Brothers

The Unknown Brothers are songwriting duo Andrew Harper and Ciaran Ryan from Swansea (UK). Andrew is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist. Andrew’s vocal influences include The Manics, The Beatles and The Kinks. Ciaran is all about the guitars. He taught himself to play guitar. His influences include Pink Floyd, The Manics and Arcade Fire.Continue reading “In the spotlight: The Unknown Brothers”

Lean’s Pick: Feed the Monkey by Chris Grey and the BlueSpand ft. Lucy Woodward

A couple of years ago we were on holiday in Denmark. We visited the town of Odense on a cold and wet day. When we came to a little square a man with a guitar was singing the blues just outside a cafe. I was rather impressed and joked we should invite him over toContinue reading “Lean’s Pick: Feed the Monkey by Chris Grey and the BlueSpand ft. Lucy Woodward”

In the spotlight: Umbrellabirds

I have a confession to make. I like, no, I love, the Umbrellabirds. They make well crafted timeless folk songs, with sublime lyrics. Sometimes fragile, sometimes quite dark. Most songs are growers, just the way I like it. Umbrellabirds is the musical project of Sam Blickhan, Lewis Daly, and Alex Hunt. Their debut album ‘Umbrellabirds‘ was releasedContinue reading “In the spotlight: Umbrellabirds”

Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis

This Jack Francis is definitely NOT the singer, YouTuber and Instagram Influencer with the tattooed face, who’s friends with Billie Elish. ‘My’ Jack Francis is a long haired a folk/americana singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar from Southampton (UK). He has already played at some major UK festivals such as the Isle of Wight and StoneContinue reading “Lean’s pick: A Little Love by Jack Francis”

Lean’s pick – Time by Harry Pane ft. Maia Frankowski

Harry Pane (UK) has some impressive Spotify figures. His song ‘Beautiful Life‘ released in 2018 has almost 3,5 million streams on Spotify. Harry gained praise from some big names and has played quite a few gigs in the UK, where he has a great following. He played at some amazing festivals, like Glastonbury, SXSW andContinue reading “Lean’s pick – Time by Harry Pane ft. Maia Frankowski”

Just a review: Pepe and the Bandits – Never gonna let you go

When we first started the CoolTop20 in may 2020 the artists didn’t pay any attention. Our first followers where youngsters from Russia looking for ‘new music’. Pepe was one of the first to send his music for a review. His track “Corona” featured on our very first release of the CoolTop20. And even though itContinue reading “Just a review: Pepe and the Bandits – Never gonna let you go”

In the Spotlight – The Postindustrial Poets

The Postindustrial Poets are Brits living in Luxembourg. They spent years playing covers and blues before recording their own material in 2019. I spoke to their main poet about music and lyrics. But first, some facts about the Poets. They sing songs that tell stories and always use four note chords. They follow the songsContinue reading “In the Spotlight – The Postindustrial Poets”

Just a review: Bourbon Blues Ensemble – Body Soul & Blues

Yes it’s new. Yes it’s refreshing! The Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Mexico produce some neo-Blues. Let’s start with their logo. The Big Yellow BSB with the shadow of their dancing superhero in front of it. The name ‘Bourbon Blues Ensemble’ might sound like a boring old fellow bluesband (at least that was my association), butContinue reading “Just a review: Bourbon Blues Ensemble – Body Soul & Blues”

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