Exceptional Indie Rock from Singer Songwriter Matthew Tanner


Indie Rock Artist

Vulnerable and utterly mesmerising, Matthew’s raw and relatable lyrics have captivated our ears and hearts since bursting onto the scene back in 2017 with the release of ‘Healing’. Since then, Matthew has garnered thousands of streams across streaming platforms and built on his ever-growing fan base.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, originates from a remote town on the west coast of Scotland. Having studied classical music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Matthew began writing and producing his own music from a young age. After leaving RCS, he was soon performing his own material at iconic venues around Glasgow including King Tuts and Buff Club.

When speaking on the track, Matthew stated: This track represents the heaviest I’ve ever gone in terms of production. Listening to other Scottish bands such as Fatherson, I was inspired to make this track as dense as possible within the realms of what a singer-songwriter can do on their own. The song is usually performed live with a band to fairly replicate the energy produced on this record but also works acoustically as despite its high energy still has meaningful lyrics.

 

Matthew is set to release I Don’t Know on all streaming platforms January 17th.

Exceptional Indie Rock from Singer Songwriter Matthew Tanner

Listen to ‘Healing’ (Previous Music) from Matthew Tanner below

 

 

LINKS TO MATTHEW TANNER

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewtanna/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvEmwZEmdQvrxbFH91NVDHw?view_as=subscriber 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/matthew-tanner-308543471 

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Explore some Garage Rock From Primitive State


Garage Rock Band

Primitive State

Frank Starr Rock Zappa

Normally I would give a bit of biographical information on the artists I review to provide some context for the reader. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot to go on with “Primitive State” except that it is a garage rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that was formed by Troy Thomas after his father died and needed an outlet for what he was feeling.

 

On their latest album, “Frank Starr Rock Zappa”, “Primitive State” explore a from of indie rock that is part Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, part Pixies and Nirvana, part American gothic-era Nick Cave (think Henry’s Dream) and just a little bit Tom Waits. These are tracks that hint at tumbleweed, heat and life on the wrong side of the tracks. Standouts for me were “Streetwalker”, with its rock and roll swagger, the mariachi groove of “Wishbone” and the punk blast of “Hello God Again”. However, it is worth mentioning that this is a solid from start to finish – an homogenous album rather than just a collection of songs.

 

“Frank Starr Rock Zappa” is rough around the edges in places, but that is as it should be. Rock and roll is not meant to be polished – rather, it is meant to be (a little) raw and a challenge to the increasing sterility of our world. I enjoyed this album and would suggest that you take some time over the holiday season to give it a listen yourself.

Simon says 4 out of 5 stars.

4 Star Rating

 

Bandcamp: https://primitivestate.bandcamp.com/album/frank-starr-rock-zappa

Twitter: @StatePrimitive

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrimitiveStateBand/

Explore some Garage Rock From Primitive State

 

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We’re All Aliens Get A Life has landed with Debut Album Coming


We’re All Aliens Get A Life has landed with Debut Album Coming

Indie Rock Band

There was a moment at the beginning of 2019 when We’re All Aliens debut album looked like never happening. With studio time booked and a tour in the offing, the band’s plans were totally derailed by singer JJ’s cancer diagnosis.

“I was told the cancer was treatable but I might never sing again” says JJ.

With this in mind, the first single, ‘I Am an Alien’ hastily appeared to create the beginnings (or the endings) of a rock’n’roll footprint that had been sketched out by JJ and his long time collaborator and guitar player Biff

The band entered Neon Palms studios in Northwich in England’s North West where three quarters of the band hail from, with no one really sure if the band had a future at all given the question marks over the health of their singer. Sessions took place in between operations and radiation treatment resulting in the album and title track ‘Get A Life.’ It’s the urgent sound of a band in a hurry, playing quite literally, as if their future depended on it.
With flavours ranging from late 80’s anthemic with a hint of chilli pepper groove to the gnarly post grunge of Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden, it’s a sound firmly rooted in the US rock genre, one foot on the monitor and a fist in the air. The lyrics betray a thoughtfulness that lends itself to that slightly more English sensibility and its a concoction that works like a charm.
“In the end, just getting the record made felt like a dream come true in itself.” continues JJ.
The album starts with ‘Get A Life’ and finishes with ‘Second Chances. They bookend and ink the album thematically suggesting a willingness for everyone to get out there and live their best life. The other songs develop themes around humanity and a an optimism to connect people together. It has all the youthful optimism attached to that ambition, but the knowledge, experience and expertise of the real life grown up world.
The title track and the follow up ‘Where Do You Stand’ carry all the provocative hall marks of a classic hard rock band eager to make its mark. It’s the sound of their fifteen year old selves record collection with all the optimism to boot. The playing and the song-craft, however is the sound of grown up experience, weary of the times but optimistic for the future.
“We believe rock’n’roll can save your soul,” says Biff. 
We’re All Aliens debut album is available now for pre-order, and will be released in February 2020.
Playing live:  Jimmy’s LIVERPOOL, Friday Feb 14th, with more dates to be added.

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Boring Tapes Will Take You BAck To A Good Place


Electronica Duo

The Boring Tapes

“Butterfly”

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, The Boring Tapes is the project of Hiromu Koinuma (Vocal,Guitar,Bass,Keyboards & Programming) and Sota Kodera (Chorus,Bass,Keyboards,Percussion & Programming). Inspired by indie rock, shoegaze and electronica, the duo produce music that is both modern in its sensibilities and retro in the sounds and feelings it evokes.

 

From their third EP “Samasara”, “Butterfly is a deceptively simple track characterized by sweeping synths, an 80s bass line, subtle funk guitar and wistful vocal lines that take the listener to a nostalgic place – a place that is better – a place that is longed for. It also is not over-polished, relying instead on a warm production style that only adds to the overall sound.

 

Accompanied by a wonderfully understated music video directed by Minasamez Paradise, this is a strong track that hints at a production duo whose stature will only build. “Butterfly” is sure to find an audience in the current music market – a market that, at its best, is characterized by a willingness to blend previous genre conventions into something new. Whilst I didn’t have the chance to check out the rest of the EP, if the single is anything to go buy, it should be a very good listen indeed

Simon says 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Star Rating

 

Website: https://theboringtapes.wixsite.com/website

Boring Tapes Will Take You Back To A Good Place

 

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Indie Emo Band Pointless Releases New Single Half Empty


Indie Emo Band Pointless Releases New Single Half Empty

Indie Rock Band

Pointless is a 4 piece indie/emo band from Gloucester and Camden counties, NJ. Since 2017, the band has released two EPs, Dust (2017), Glow (2018), as well as two singles, “No Chances” (2019), and their newest release “Half Empty” which is streaming everywhere.

All music written by Pointless has been engineered and produced by Nik Bruzzese (Man Overboard) Ace Enders (The Early November) and Dom Maggi (1313) at The Lumberyard Recording, in Hammonton, NJ.

Along with the new release, Pointless currently has four music videos, all shot and engineered by Kurt Fowles of Sirius Cinema and Sirius Coffee Co.

“We have been growing and maturing as a band the same way we do in life every day. Every day we wake up, we try to be better than who we were yesterday. Whether we’re better or not, the effort is definitely there. This is our favorite track we’ve done so far and think it’s our best. We’re very excited to share it with everyone and the writing continues. We’ve been asked what this song means. Though there is definitely a specific meaning to it, it is open-ended to everyone who listens to it. After it becomes its own entity, I don’t think it has one sole meaning. But what I will say is that we just want to be there for people the same way music was there for us.”Justin Monturano (Guitar/ Vocals)

Stream Pointless’ new song “Half Empty” here:

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Indie Emo Band Pointless Releases New Single Half Empty

 

 

LINKS TO POINTLESS

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pointlessnj

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pointless_nj 

Indie Emo Band Pointless Releases New Single Half Empty

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New Mellow Indie Rock Single, Good Riddance from Vacay Nick


New Mellow Indie Rock Single, Good Riddance from Vacay Nick

Indie Rock Artist

“The end of the year brings a time of great reflection. You mull over the highs and the lows and the in-betweens. Indie-rock singer-songwriter Nick Aranda, guitarist of Paper Route (currently on hiatus) and now known professionally as  Vacay Nick , steps back to consider what 2019 has wrought,” American Songwriter‘s Jason Scott wrote. “His new song and video, Good Riddance,‘ is a mellow, easy listening guitar jam that celebrates the good as much as the bad… An overcast mood stands in stark contrast to the colorful chorus of inflatable arm flailing tube men, a playful way of finding a silver lining. Aranda’s voice rises somber and plaintive, and yet his words carry a considerable bite. ‘Things were looking up / But now they’re f*ing done,’ he sings. Imposing grey clouds loom overhead, but like all storms, these too shall pass. ‘Good riddance to the bad times.'”

Filmed and directed by Aranda’s wife, Bree Marie Fish (Dan Auerbach, Josie Dunne) and featuring Paramore‘s Zac Farro on drums, the “Good Riddance” visual and single announced the Nashville-based alt rock act’s forthcoming debut album, Off Days, expected in early 2020.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Aranda is no stranger to the spotlight. Signing his first record deal fresh out of high school, the now 34-year-old has been on the road touring with various bands ever since. With Paper Route, he’s had Billboard-charting singles, music featured in major motion pictures and ad placements, and tour slots alongside Paramore, Imagine Dragons, and Mutemath, to name a few, but 2019 finally found Aranda with enough free time to make the solo record he’s always dreamed of creating. Now, armed with a fitting moniker (quite literally vacationing as Vacay Nick) and his veteran musicianship, he’s ready to send off the past by celebrating the future.

Good Riddance is about that crystallizing moment when you take stock on feelings, like you do at the end of each year, and all the highs and lows sort of flatten into either cheers or curses,” he explains. “It’s not necessarily about forgetting the hard times— there’s usually some good in the bad, and even a ‘good riddance’ is a welcome thing— but it’s about choosing not to let the bitterness of stale dreams, severed bands, or broken hearts influence the future. It’s discovering that ends hold less power than beginnings. So, shed your calloused skin.”

“Good Riddance” available now via SoundCloud ,  Spotify ,  Apple Music ,  Amazon ,  Tidal ,  Deezer, and  Google Play with the accompanying video streaming on YouTube.

New Mellow Indie Rock Single, Good Riddance from Vacay Nick

 

 

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Ten Minute Detour Bleeding Green with Indie Rock Single


Indie Rock Band

If you’re after some good quality indie rock, then Ten Minute Detour delivers with their latest single, ‘Bleeding Green’. What may take you back, to some degree to the 80’s, Bleeding Green incorporates some very cool current sounds making this single fresh and very appealing. With vocals that sing with an edge and sour effortlessly, get ready to start rockin’ on your weekend!

In many ways, “Bleeding Green” is a product of change.

Shortly after recording started on this new single, Andrew and Jordan – the founding and most central members – left their western prairie home, and headed east in pursuit of brighter opportunities.

They had to create their own experiences instead of just passively waiting for the world to find them.

The core of this song was recorded by a very different Ten Minute Detour than exists today; Andrew and Jordan’s move to southern Ontario resulted in over half of the band’s departure. With the help of their newest members, they felt inspired to revisit Bleeding Green as both a tribute and final voyage.

 

“We’re so grateful for our beloved alumni, and looking towards a bright, hopeful future.” say’s Ten Minute Detour

“Bleeding Green,” available to stream wherever you are

https://ffm.to/green

Ten Minute Detour Bleeding Green with Indie Rock Single

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LINKS TO THE TEN MINUTE DETOUR

Website: https://www.tenminutedetour.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteDetour/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenminutedetour/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenminutedetour

Ten Minute Detour Bleeding Green with Indie Rock Single

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