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New Release – Crushed soul & Antisocial behaviour (album) by Alvinos Zavlis

Electronic music producer Alvinos Zavlis will release his third album ‘Crushed soul & Antisocial behaviour’ on 10 December. A pre-save link is available. What does the album’s title reveal? “I believe at a first glance, it reveals the tone of the album; anything that carries the title “crushed soul & antisocial behaviour” is expected to be dark, I think.” “I also…

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New Release – Evil Worm by Marveline

The new release by Marveline is called ‘Evil Worm’ and it’s already out on Bandcamp. It will be available on other streaming services on 10th December. A pre-save is available here. How would you describe it? “Like Bowie and Gary Numan wandering around Berlin in winter 1977. They’re starving and cold and stumble into an Egyptian restaurant, where Mick Ronson is…

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In the spotlight: Avi Wisnia

As the son of a rabbi and grandson of a cantor, Avi Wisnia learned to be comfortable on stage at a young age, composing melodies on the piano as soon as he was tall enough to reach the keys. After the release of his first album in 2010 he wasn’t sure he was ever going to release music again. “I had just finished touring my first…

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Monthly Mixtape 2021-11

Out of the many tracks that were submitted to us last month we have again selected our most favourite 100 tracks (in random order). And to be honest…November was crazy. It was hard to pick only a handful of songs for a promotion to the CoolTop20 each week. Enjoy and discover the best of independent artists! Click the cassette to be…

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New Release – Held in Our Hands by Lyon Tide and Lines of Flight

In October 2021 Lyon Tide released the first of their collaboration tracks: ‘Silent Words’ with British singer/songwriter Julia Faulks. Their next collaboration track ‘Held in Our Hands’ features Lines of Flight and will be released this coming Friday 3rd December. For now it’s an exclusieve Bandcamp release. It will be released on Spotify as part of a special collaboration EP later…

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New Release – Before the robots told us where to go (album) by Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham. This year he released his first ever album as a solo artist and his second album ‘Before the robots told us where to go’ is out on Bandcamp on 3rd December along with the single ‘Keep the nightmares out’, which will be available on all streaming platforms. This is the presave link. Joe writes…

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New Release – Sky Diving Penguins (album) by Sky Diving Penguins

Sky Diving Penguins is the brainchild of Gia Iashvili. From Tbilisi, Georgia, Gia forges a sound influenced by The Beatles, Beck, Elliott Smith & Nirvana amongst others. Recently back after a 20-year hiatus, Sky Diving Penguins’ single ‘I Don’t Want, I Don’t Care’ has been well received critically, and reached number 2 in our Cool Top 20 chart. The Sky Diving…

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In the spotlight: Fake shark

Fake Shark is a Canadian electronic indie-pop band from Vancouver (Canada). The band originally formed in 2005 and changed their name after shifting from punk to a more commercial pop sound in 2015. These days the band is located in Vancouver and LA. The band’s current line-up consists of Kevvy, Louis, Tony, Alex and Jake. For this interview I spoke with…

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Spotify Playlist – Indiespired by The Beatles

The Beatles have inspired many of us. And still do today. We have collected some great examples of freshly released tracks that could well fit a Beatles album. A must listen if you are fan of the Beatles. With: The Unknown Brothers, Fendahlene, Royal Parks, Fisj, Sky Diving Penguins, The John Michie Collective, DuncanC, Daniel Scarsella, Marveline, Bertolf and more!

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New Release – Snow on Christmas Day by Demi Michelle

Demi Michelle will release her Christmas song ‘Snow on Christmas Day’ on November 26th. A pre-save is available. “Everyone who pre-saves gets to watch the studio vlog from recording the song.” What inspired you to write this song? “I got inspired to write this song on Christmas Day last year. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Christmas magic is extra…

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The Bucket Playlists interview with KID DAD

‘There are many vibes and emotions in our songs, we try to give every song what it deserves’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Paderborn, Germany-based alt rock band KID DAD, released their EP ‘Bloom’ on 10 November, offering us a series of songs that run the full gamut of emotions, including the single ‘Hello’ about a late-night unanswered phone…

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Spotify Playlist – Have a wonderful Indie Christmas

I must admit. I’m not very much into Christmas songs. Same tracks every year. Bells are ringing. Wonderful Christmastime blabla. But hey, there is an alternative! Last year Chenel No.1 started to collect some Indie Christmas songs for us. We already have a great set of alternative Christmas songs with artists like: Denny Lloyd, Chenel No.1, UV Rose, Rose Alaimo, Mark…

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New Release – I just want you to know (EP) by Cloudjumper

Cloudjumper is the musical project of German musician, producer, composer and educator Merlin Györy. From his beginnings as a DJ in the lively club scene in Berlin in the early 2000’s, he draws inspiration from an eclectic background of influences — Cloudjumper loves to “jump” from genre to genre. His music reflects that love of creative amalgamation, as a mix of…

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New Release – Different Time Different Place (EP) by Harrison and Dunkley

On Friday 19th November Harrison and Dunkley released a limited edition CD of their new EP ‘Different Time Different Place’. The digital release will be available for streaming on 26th November. A Bandcamp pre-save is available. Did you have to overcome any difficulties with writing or recording? ‘Lockdown. The EP started in the first lockdown and ended in the last. We…

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In the spotlight: Joe Adhémar

We all know British songwriter Joe Adhémar has made some great songs including our current number 1 in the chart ‘Be My Coastguard‘. (And if you didn’t, it’s time to check him out!) “Last time I was number 1 at something was the 25m butterfly at my school swimming gala.” So Joe, what else is there to know about you? “Born…

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New Release – Love Somebody by Riley Whittaker

17 year old indie pop singer/songwriter Riley Whittaker will release her new single ‘Love Somebody’ on November 19th. Here’s what she had to say about the upcoming release: “The song is expressing the anger of being in love with somebody, and having nothing go anywhere: “is this how it feels to love somebody you know you’ll never end up with?” as…

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New Release – Opry Star by Chenél No.1

Chenél No.1 is a South African songwriter that loves telling stories through music. She loves exploring different genres ranging from folk to rock. Just like an opening a box full of surprises you are guaranteed of getting a beautiful mix of songs. Her new single ‘Opry Star’ will be out on November 24th. What inspired you to write this song? “I…

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New Release – Games by Sean Buckley featuring Laura Jayne

Sean Buckley writes descriptive melodic electronica. He has recently collaborated with Lewca and Chris James Willow. On November 19th we can expect a new release, the haunting atmospheric song ‘Games’, which is a collaboration with Laura Jayne. And, as with all art, ‘Games’ has a backstory, which Laura describes as follows. “Sean and I met on Twitter. I helped start a…

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In the spotlight: Mark Cokes

Mark Cokes is a singer/songwriter and marathon swimmer. Mark was born in Dublin (Ireland) where he lived till his early twenties before emigrating to Australia, New York and Los Angeles finishing his travels in Bosnia and Italy. “I returned home with a head full of cultured madness and a heart full of exciting opportunity.” “I am now settled with a family…

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Favourite Five: Postindustrial Poets

Five questions and five answers with the Poets, but sometimes five just isn’t enough. “Okay, I found it hard to keep it to five. So it is more Secret Seven!” What’s your favourite song from the current Cool Top 20? “Really hard to choose between ‘Receipts’, ‘Target’ and ‘You Can Do (What U wanna Do)’. Today I would go for the…

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Spotify Playlist – COOL Indie Collaborations

We think collaborations between artists are cool. Mostly because we like the new creative ideas and results. Another advantage is the artists combine their best skills. Not convinced? Give this playlist a try! With cool combinations like: Gribbles & Stick Up Boys, Sean Buckley & Chris James Willows, Dizzy Panda & Yogishine, Hipster Pug & Peacecraft, 3mind Blight & Sophie Dorsten,…

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New Release – Nante Koto Da by Dizzy Panda ft KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus

After their successful collaboration with Yogishine, Dutch duo Dizzy Panda has announced another collaboration, this time with Japanese rock’n roll duo KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus. The new release will be available from November 12. What can we expect from this collaboration? “It’s certainly something unique and different. The lyrics are created by KOJI and are mainly in Japanese. The track…

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The Bucket Playlists interview with Civic Green

‘The five songs we’re putting out, they’re all different entities in their own way’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist In October, Barnsley, Yorkshire-based indie rock band Civic Green, released their second single ‘Nowhere Close’ from their upcoming debut EP ‘Sailing A River’, which will be released later this year. The band comprises Danny Hall (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Andy…

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New Release – Bad Moon Rising by Mulholland Jive

Mulholland Jive is an instrumental funk-rock project by Irish musician Ben Mulholland, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Cambridge (UK). His debut EP Intergalactic was released in April 2021 and has been streamed over 16,000 times since. The tracks Adrenaline Junkie and Levitate are currently in the semi finals of the UK Songwriting Contest. Levitate was also nominated for Track Of…

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In the spotlight: Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley was born in Hope, Salford (UK). He writes descriptive melodic electronica and is known for his successful collaborations, but little is known about Sean himself. Time to ask him some questions… Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? “Hello from Little Cottage, which is near Ironbridge in Shropshire, England. I was born in Hope, Salford and I…

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New Release – Infusion (EP) by Shaun D. Charlton

“After playing in bands and earning a living on the club circuit in the late 90’s early 2000’s, I started to write and record my own songs in 2019 for the first time in over 25 years. I now split my music between 2 producers in Lincolnshire and leeds and this gives me the ability to experiment with my songwriting.” Shaun…

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New Release – Digital Throw-up Parts I & II (album) by Grim17

Grim17 is Laurence McDaid, a Derry-based singer/songwriter and producer renowned for his ecclectic mix of Blues, Electronica, Rock, Jazz and Stomp. He will release his album ‘Digital Throw-up Parts I & II’ on November 5th. A Bandcamp pre-save is available. How would you describe the album? “It’s actually two EPs. I released the first half as an EP called ‘Digital Throw-up’…

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New Release – Catching Leaves (album) by Avi Wisnia (part II)

Avi Wisnia is a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter who blends bossa nova with 1950’s West Coast Jazz, blues, acoustic folk and contemporary pop. Avi will release an new album on November 5th. In part I of this interview we spoke about why it took so long to record the new album and his expectations. What are your favourite memories of writing or recording…

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New Release – Catching Leaves (album) by Avi Wisnia (part I)

Avi Wisnia is a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter who blends bossa nova with 1950’s West Coast Jazz, blues, acoustic folk and contemporary pop. Since his first performance in New York City’s Caffe Vivaldi in 2005, Avi has actively recorded and performed in the United States. On November 5th Avi will release his new album ‘Catching Leaves’. Your last album ‘Something New’ was released…

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Monthly Mixtape 2021-10

Our favourite 100 tracks we have discovered in October 2021 (random order). Click the cassette to be directed to the Spotify Mixtape. Featuring: Sophie Dorsten, Alex Dorsten, Rufusking, Sky Diving Penguins, The Frontier, Collective Music Society, Broken Baby, Sean Buckley, Chris James Willows, Dizzy Panda ft. Yogishine, Rodney B. Hubbard, Joe Adhemar, Jack Francis, HOL, Petty Cassettes, Triivial, The Racket, Liwafelk,…

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New Release – Better Without You by KALLEA

“I’ve been a singer since the age of 4 and my own musical journey started with performing in dance shows and musical theatre productions. I co-wrote my self-titled debut EP at the age of just 9, tackling themes such as mental health, finding yourself and achieving your dreams.” Now 11, her sound is contemporary pop with heartfelt lyrics, which take you…

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In the spotlight: Sky Diving Penguins

Sky Diving Penguins are an indie band from Tbilisi (Georgia). The band is the brainchild of Gia Iashvili. He is influenced by acts as The Beatles, Beck, Elliott Smith & Nirvana. “I formed Sky Diving Penguins after leaving the band I played with. I realised that I want to do my own thing. I prefer being a one man band, life is…

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New Release – Monster by Anji Kaizen

Songstress and alt-pop vocalist hailing from Atlanta GA, Anji Kaizen, is the front woman and mastermind of a project that ranges from moody, dark pop to upbeat indie and alternative rock in the veins of Paramore, Chvrches and Pvris. With powerhouse vocals, soaring melodic lines and memorable guitar riffs, each song is a unique journey through a musical soundscape of raw…

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 The Bucket Playlists interview with The Racket

 ‘There’s something just so addictive and energising about playing in a room together’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Widnes four-piece and appropriately named The Racket are gearing up for the release of one of their next singles, ‘The White Ace’.  The band comprises Callum Codd (vocals and guitar), Dom Eaton (drums), Mikey Smith (rhythm guitar) and Colby O’Sullivan (bass).…

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New Release – These Times by Leigh Thomas

Leigh is an Australian based singer/songwriter/guitarist, with a lengthy history performing in both the Melbourne indie and cover scene. His music can be best described as guitar based, melodic pop/rock, ranging from heavy and beat driven, to softer and sometimes poignant ballads. His latest track ‘These Times’ will be out on October 29th. A pre-save is available here. “I was inspired…

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New Release – Fool Me Twice by Daniel Tidwell

Daniel Tidwell will release his new track ‘Fool Me Twice’ on October 29th. Here’s what he told us about the upcoming release. What’s the song about? “This song is about mustering the resolve necessary to overcome liars and abusers, and eliminating those elements from your life. To a lesser extent, it’s also about knowing who, when, and what to forgive.” What…

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New Release – Always Darkest Before The Dawn (album) by GHST MDRN

GHST MDRN is a multi-instrumentalist music producer making cinematic post-rock. His new album ‘Always Darkest Before The Dawn’ was released yesterday. The album also features his previously released singles ‘The Depths’ and ‘Into the Aether’. Is this release different from your previous releases? “Some of it has a similar vibe to some of my first album but it definitely reaches out…

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In the spotlight: Anger Bang

We first heard of Anger Bang when they submitted their track ‘The Stones’ in September 2020. Anger Bang is currently in our chart with their song ‘Shiit’. We know they like the Beastie Boys sound, but what else is there to learn about the band? Who are Anger Bang? “Anger Bang consists of 4 members, myself (B Plan), uncle Jay, special…

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New Release – Journey Into The Night by Jay Tennant

Vision. Passion. Melody. Music as a way of life. This is the world of Jay Tennant, an enigmatic singer-songwriter from the English heartlands. Walking the tightrope between the bleak and the beautiful, Jay Tennant wraps heart-tugging existential drama into thrilling widescreen epics with sky-scraping choruses. Exhilarating recent singles ‘Spectre’ and ‘Star City Serenade’ are a case in point and his upcoming…

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Favourite Five: Rufusking

First: many thanks for inviting us to do the ‘Impossible5’. Let’s go! 1. What’s your favourite song from the current Cool Top 20? “We really like ‘Receipts’, another instant classic from Sophie and Alex Dorsten. Great song, great artists!” 2. What’s your favourite song from the Hall of Fame? (Timo, guitar/vocals) “We are very honoured to be included on this epic list with…

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New Release – Infected Empire (album) by GHOST

GHOST’s new album ‘Infected Empire’ comes out October 22nd. Expect 45 minutes of catchy riffs, filthy power chords, and dirty grooves. If you like heavy rock, catchy riffs, and foot stomping rhythms then this album is for you! “I’ve been writing and recording music for around 20 years now and GHOST is my latest musical avatar. I originally created GHOST to…

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New Release – Bear With Us (album) by Red Dirt Skinners

With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different sound of the Red Dirt Skinners. Red Dirt Skinners won countless awards in the UK and spanned several genres before capturing the attention of the Canadian music press in 2015. Within just two years of their…

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In the spotlight: Ivory Lake

Ivory lake is the brainchild of 25-year old Josh Watts, drummer and singer/songwriter. Josh is originally from Sheffield (UK), but is now based in Alicante, Southern Spain. “I think spending my childhood in Northern England, greatly impacted the lyrical side of my music. Northern England for me is characterized by grey skies, rain, and a general dullness, however, at the same…

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New Release – On The Other side by The Frontier

The Frontier was formed by Jake Mimikos and is a personal journey in the form of indie/rock, pop, and folk music. His new track ‘On The Other Side’ was released today. “I think stylistically the song captures the vibes of the last few songs I’ve released. I’ve been focussing a bit more on that lately. I’m trying to get more of…

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New Release – The Doubters Dance (EP) by Iona James and Clint Slate

Iona James (nurse, singer/songwriter, trying to do something she loves) and Clint Slate (singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist) released their EP ‘The Silent Sea’ in June 2021. On October 15th they will be releasing another EP together called ‘The Doubters Dance’ containing 4 tracks: ‘Firefly’, ‘Enough’, ‘Summer’ and ‘Shot in the Dark’. Here’s what Iona had to say about the upcoming release:…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Petty Cassettes

 ‘We’ve taken rocky acoustic, think a grungy Toy Story!’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Glasgow-based punk rock ‘n’ rollers Petty Cassettes have brought out their single ‘Rydo & Julianne’ today (24 September), a song that explores the nuances of an abusive relationship. The band comprises David (vocals and guitar), Francesco (bass) and Ciaran (drums). ‘Our names comes from every…

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New Release – Dear Diary (album) by Demi Michelle album

Heartfelt, charismatic and unique are three words used by reviewers to describe Demi Michelle’s music. She turns her life experiences into songs that touch the hearts of her listeners through captivating storytelling in her lyrics. Her creativity and love for both pop and country music drive her passion for writing meaningful songs with melodies that wrap each song’s message in the…

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New Release – Target by Sean Buckley and Chris James Willows

Sean Buckley and Chris James Willows released their first collaboration ‘Pull‘ in July and they have another one coming up on October 15th. Sean wrote the music and Chris wrote the lyrics. I spoke to Chris about the upcoming release. “When I first heard Sean’s track ‘Carriage’. It was immediately obvious I could write vocal for it. I think maybe he’d…

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In the spotlight: Twelve A.M. Flowers

Twelve A.M Flowers are a band originally hailing from New York led by Kevin McGinnis, who tends to describe his music as “a bright reflection off a black window”. The name Twelve A.M. Flowers is a product of catching a tiny gift from the universe out of the corner of his eye. Two newspapers sat on each other, and where the…

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New Release – Motel Stardust by Rufusking

A solid base of rock. Bits of indie and acid. Rashers of grunge and blues. The members of Dutch band Rufusking prepare a musical meal for you with their very own ingredients. And they are ready to serve it to the world… Since 2017 the four-piece band has been working on their own repertoire. They released their debut single ‘Vinegar Joe’…

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New Release – Strawberry Fields (EP) by Rī Wolf

After an almost 8 year hiatus from music, Rī Wolf is returning with what some call a “genre agnostic” sound that’s rooted in great songwriting, unforgettable melodies and rugged authenticity. With a mix of soul, blues, country and pop, Rī brings these elements together for a unique, but familiar sound laced with intriguing, heartfelt lyrical content. Rī will release his EP…

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In the spotlight: Matte Martin

Matte Martin is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter obsessed with the dark and complex edges of rock and pop music. Matte channels the disparate influences of classical music, punk rock, the avant-garde, horror films, and the great English poets into deep, dark, dramatic rock-infused pop songs. The dark woods of his rural northern California upbringing cast their long shadows on every song. “I’m…

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New Release – Grow (album) by Rose Alaimo

Rose Alaimo is a one-lady band from Ithaca, NY. As a vocalist, guitarist, bassist, mandolin player and percussionist, Rose has performed in bands with styles ranging from rock and blues to metal and folk. Rose strives to make each musical project different from the last. “I’m super excited about my new solo rock album, ‘Grow’ which releases on October 1st! Like the rest…

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Monthly Mixtape 2021-09

Yes! It’s good to know beautiful music can still be found. Try a little bit of indieness! We have selected these 100 tracks that were submitted to us in the month September 2021 (random order). Click the cassette to be directed to the Spotify Mixtape. Shoutout to all these artists! Featuring: The Metal Byrds, Craig Could, DJ MaD.be, Funny Business, Molly…

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New Release – Bogart’s Eyes (album) by Sophie Mahon

New-wave newcomer Sophie Mahon prepares to release the eclectic new album ‘Bogart’s Eyes’. Inspired by the likes of Roxy Music, Duran Duran and David Bowie, ‘Bogarts Eyes’ is an album that is full of sonically alluring twists and turns from the offset. Sophie combines nostalgic synth-infused elements of the 80s with modern sensibilities in order to create a sound that is…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Diplomatic Immunity

‘We have the philosophy that the dynamics have to be on point – you shouldn’t be bored as a listener’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Danish grunge rockers Diplomatic Immunity released their incredibly anthemic single ‘Now’s The TIme’ this week, a song that begs to be put on repeat, over and over again. The band comprises frontman Jeppe Ulrichsen…

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New Release – Receipts by Sophie Dorsten and Alex Dorsten

Award winning, national recording artist Sophie Dorsten is an Indie/Pop singer-songwriter born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Sophie has been writing and releasing EP’s and singles since she was 13.  Sophie’s new track ‘Receipts’ will be released October 1st. It’s another collaboration with her brother Alex. You can pre-save the song here. When Sophie was 9 and Alex was 12 they…

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New Release – Fear (album) by Odd Wall

Odd Wall is a producer/songwriter from London, UK. His debut album ‘Fear’ is out on Friday 1st October. A pre-save link can be found here. How would you describe the album? “Fear is basically me making songs that I’ve always wanted to make with no limits. I said to myself from the start that it’s not going to be genre specific,…

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New Release – Cold Coffee by Blake Sonnet

Singer-songwriter Blake Sonnet who releases a new track every month, released ‘Cold Coffee’ yesterday. “It’s about a character who is waking up to the world around them, to the cosmic, the political and the mundane. And he is desperately trying to find the truth of what is happening in the world.” “The film ‘Network’ , George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ and Aldous…

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In the spotlight: Alvinos Zavlis

Electronic music producer Alvinos Zavlis writes, records, produces, mixes and masters songs for himself and the artists he develop. Alvinos grew up in Cyprus, but is currently living in Bristol (UK). Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? “Hey! So, my real name is Alvinos and I’m born and raised in Cyprus. I’ve been producing music for just over 8 years…

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New Release – An Empty Place (EP) by DrEw

DrEw is an independent musician from Manchester (UK), who now resides on the southeast coast of the UK. After releasing 6 home produced singles since May 2020, ‘An Empty Place’ is his first EP. ‘An Empty Place’ will be out 24th September. “This is my first release recorded in a studio proper, with a producer – the incredible Michael Smith at…

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Favourite Five: Lyon Tide

Let’s do another round of Favourite Five, this time of your own music… What’s your favourite song? “Aah, one we haven’t released yet. However, out of the tracks we have released so far, it would have to be ‘Gold’, track 6 from our album.” What’s your favourite album? “The one we haven’t made yet.” What are your favourite lyrics? “Again, probably…

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New Release – Orla the Octopus by Vix20

Vix 20 are Mills and CJ, two music industry veterans who grew disillusioned with the music industry walking away vowing not to return. In 2019 they returned with first release in ten years ‘Digital Age‘. They have released several successful singles since. Vix20 will release a new track ‘Orla the Octopus’ on 24th September. CJ is the lead vocalist on this…

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New Release – Silver Lines by Lucy Dreams

Lucy Dreams is a sci-fi-pop trio hailing from the cultural metropolis Vienna consisting of David Reiterer and Philipp Prückl. Wait, trio? That is correct, because the essence of this band arises from a crystal ball that is seemingly enthroned above all their output. Lucy is an independent system of digital and analogue effects, which was developed by David and Philipp specifically…

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New Release – Mellow Moon (EP) by Fisj

Fisj is a one-man-band from Melle near Ghent in Flanders (Belgium). He used to play in various local bands, gigging in clubs and cafes across the country and doing some small-scale homemade and studio recordings. After the break-up he continued to make music on his own. Fisj released his first single ‘Mellow Moon’ in 2020. On 22nd September he will release…

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In the spotlight: Fendahlene

Fendahlene was formed in Sydney in late 1994 by Paul Whiteley, Ashley Hurst and Ben Felton. After a long run as a live act round Sydney, with two albums and two EPs under their belt, Fendahlene relocated to Europe in 2006 and both Paul and Ashley ended up living in England. After a break they returned to the studio. Their latest…

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New Release – Do or Die by Sofia Nunzia

Sofia Nunzia is a 14-year-old singer-songwriter who has been making music since before she started speaking. She lived in the southern United States for most of her life before relocating to New England in 2019. Unique among teen singer-songwriters, her music style can best be classified as “nostalgia country music”, with influences from 1990s country music and classic Motown. A high…

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The Bucket Playlist’s interview with The Kecks

‘We’re quite dark guys, we want a tinge of darkness’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Hamburg-based indie rock band The Kecks are gearing up to record an EP with Gordon Raphael, the renowned producer behind the first two albums by The Strokes. They’re an international bunch, featuring Lennart Uschmann from Austria (vocals), Samuel Telford from Australia (guitar/backing vocals), Joel Phillips…

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New Release – Combinations V.2 by Another Heavy Summer

Another Heavy Summer are a groove metal band, born in 2019, and formed by Pietro Blanca (guitar/bass) and Fabrizio Trovato (drums). The two members are based in the UK and Italy, combining old and modern styles of rock and metal – influences span from Killswitch Engage to Pantera to Testament. On 17th September Another Heavy Summer will release their EP Combinations…

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Favourite Five: Lyon Tide

What’s your favourite song from our Hall of Fame? “Oh, OK, you’re kicking straight off with the impossible questions; there are a so many great artists we’ve discovered through the CoolTop20 on so many different levels, HOL, Sophie Dorsten, Lewca, Nomden, we could fill the page listing them but one of the tracks that really stands out to us collectively is…

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New Release – Starlight by Sophie Janna

Dutch Sophie Janna is an Amsterdam based songwriter who learned her craft while living in Edinburgh (Scotland). With her duo The Lasses, she toured all around the world, playing mostly old songs from Ireland, Scotland and America. In 2021 she finally releases an EP ‘Wide World’ with original songs, inspired by and rooted in the folk tradition, but first her single…

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New Release – Ain’t No Place To Hide by Craig Gould

September 15th will see the release of Craig Gould’s debut single ‘Ain’t No Place To Hide’ – a spellbinding and virtuous Folk/Americana anthem that is guaranteed to have you singing along! Lyrically challenging societies acceptance with the status quo, ‘Ain’t No Place To Hide’ is an inspirationally rich and distinct singalong tale that will leave you with your fist in the…

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New Release – Together by Byron Smith and Reynaldo Costa

Byron Smith is an independent Melbourne based singer, songwriter and recording artist. He played in a few different indie bands in Melbourne in the 80s, at the time releasing several albums and singles on vinyl and CD. After a long hiatus from the live scene, Byron kicked-off his solo recording adventures in early 2020, and has since been busy writing, recording…

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In the spotlight: Just Leo

Leo Düzey aka Just Leo (NL) released his self titled debut album in February 2021. The album was as written in a short period between 10th October 2019 and 9th December 2019. Signature sound on his album is an Irish Bouzouki. Leo grew up in Zutphen. He wrote his song ‘I Am Home’ about his hometown. The video of ‘I Am…

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New Release – When You Got Somebody by KALLEA

KALLEA is a young singer/songwriter from Manchester (UK), whose musical journey started with performing in dance shows, musical theatre productions and singing competitions. She co-wrote her self-titled debut E.P. at the age of just 9, tackling themes such as mental health, finding yourself and achieving your dreams. Now 11, her sound is contemporary pop with heartfelt lyrics, which take you on…

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