Introducing: Loyal Lobos


Colombia-born singer/songwriter Andrea Silva, otherwise known as Loyal Lobos, is preparing to release a new EP later this year.

Ahead of her debut EP as Loyal Lobos, now based in Los Angeles, Silva is drip feeding some decidedly delicious tasters of what to expect.

‘The Fall’ introduces a sweet, Americana infused indie vibe, opening at a cantering pace. Amid all the compelling sweetness however, the momentum shifts through the gears, picking up pace and intensity of krautrock proportions. Silva too, drives the track onward as her honeyed soft vocals grows in tandem with the charge, until it swells and consumes you, and everything else for miles around. Latest single ‘Dirt’ retains the touch of Americana and preferring exquisite pop finesse to spiraling krautrock. Beautifully infectious, it shuffles along a groovy drum beat stabs of guitar and impressive pop melodies, which are all secondary to Silva’s stunning voice, which remains at the fore. Silva’s vocals are utterly captivating, while soaring, scale-shifting moments elevate the song to new euphoric heights or the richly melodic purr that makes you privy to every iota of emotion. You can never really have too much of these kinds of stellar sounds in your life.

Listen to ‘The Fall’ & ‘Dirt’ below. The EP is expected to follow soon…

Makeout Point – ‘Indie Girlfriend’


‘Indie Girlfriend’ is the third single from Swedish indie-outfit Makeout Point.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Makeout Point – Shiva Kazemi (vocals), Andreas Gustafsson (guitar), Theo Brus (guitar), Alma Broman (vocals/bass) and Simon Hjort (drums) – craft catchy, punchy and colourful indie pop. ‘Indie Girlfriend’ instantly grabs your attention, revolving around an irresistible bassline (a la The Cure or The Smiths) working in tandem with upbeat drums, scuzzy rhythm guitars, hooks and topped off by a seductive combination of female fronted vocals and harmonies. Indie-pop perfection with perfect melodies to boot.

Check out ‘Indie Girlfriend’ below, it does not disappoint:

Introducing: Permahorn


Permahorn are a Scottish-Serbian duo – Saint Pauly (guitar, vocals, percussion, knobs) and Jexy Pesic (bass, vocals, drums, switches) – who now reside in London.

Together, the pair deliver a beautiful, raw yet reflective and intense experimental indie sound with brooding, heartfelt songs – think somewhere between Beta Band, Pictish Trail or Arab Strab.

Debut album My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is due for release in December and ahead of which, Permahorn have shared the record’s title-track. ‘My Blood Carries My Dreams Away’ is one to get lost in. A dense, intriguing offering, opening with an unusual sort of warped, swaying where churning backward loops swirl and other distorted sounds are accented beautifully by gentle lilting vocals; it is all consuming and imbued with sense of longing and melancholy. A simply stunning introduction to Permahorn’s irresistible sound which all bodes well for the forthcoming debut record.

My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is due for release on 1st December 2017 via Shimmy-500.

Tune into ‘My Blood Carries My Dreams Away’ now.

Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist #29


A regular slot on blog, a relatively short weekly Spotify playlist featuring some of the finest new music to prick my ears over the course of past seven days.

Clocking in at just over an hour, it’s an easily digestible slice of new music, just in time for the weekend. There’s a nice mix of genres and styles too, allowing me to share even more crackin’ tunes. Well, without further ado, here’s #29 – Something for the Weekend: New Music Playlist. Get stuck into the tunes & enjoy the weekend! You can follow me on Spotify here.

Kevin McWha Steele – ‘Front Page News’


Based in New York City, songwriter, poet and musician Kevin McWha Steele brilliantly versatile modern singer/songwriter, whose got a way with brewing extremely well-crafted and catchy songs

Heavy on the retro-rock vibe ‘Front Page News’ is the first single lifted from forthcoming album The Nightly Howl (#2 album in three album series The Ariel Trilogy). Taking its influence from late-’60s/early-’70s stalwarts, ‘Front Page News’ bears comparison with stellar names from those eras – The Kinks, Small Faces, T. Rex and Faces; not bad company at all. Fitted with sweet licks, addicting riffs, ballsy swagger and a stomping beat and groove, this is a sumptuous slice of retro rock ‘n roll cool. The confidence and ambition of both the arrangement and song, makes for an irresistible three-minutes of stellar songwriting and rock and roll.

You can listen to ‘Front Page News’ below now: