Le Couleur – ‘Concorde’

Le Couleur is a Montreal trio made up of Laurence Giroux-Do (vocals), Patrick Gosselin (bass), and Steeven Chouinard (drums) who, together, craft wonderfully woozy, lush and disco-infused pop.   

The Canadian outfit strut their seductive wares with new single ‘Concorde’ – the title-track lifted from their forthcoming album, Concorde on April 17. It is lush and alluring as it slides along a seductive, deep, slo-mo disco groove as basslines bubble and synths shimmer and glisten while the irresistible breathy vocals float above. Peppered with breakouts of funky riffs and glowing synths, ‘Concorde’ is stunning and utterly irresistible. Suffice to say, it’s a catchy, fun, and pure pop, in the best way possible.

Listen to ‘Concorde’ below and keep an eye out for the album of the same name coming in mid April.

EGOISM – ‘You You’

Egoism, Sydney-based dream-pop pairing of Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, are preparing the release of their second EP On Our Minds, later in 2020.

With that in mind, the duo have afforded us our first glimpse of what we might expect with lead single ‘You You’. A sizzling slice of soaring indie-pop that injects some sunshine into our lives, it is a shimmering, jangletastic delight with heavenly harmonies, hooks aplenty and dripping with heart-melting melodies. ‘You You’ is addictive pop-perfection fizzing with effervescence as bright riffs, shimmering guitar and seductive rhythm coalesce with a sunkissed, lush and alluring warmth; a perfect backdrop for the breezy, honeyed vocals to thrive. A magical, charming three-minutes of pop heaven.

Listen to ‘You You’ below – it is magic!

Maddie Jay – ‘The Peanut Butter Song’

Maddie Jay is a Canadian musician, bassist, producer, writer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for jangle pop, experimental music, synthesizers and sloths.

Having grown up in the relative wilderness of the small mountain town of Smithers, British Columbia, Jay traded that for the warmer climes of Los Angeles, where she now resides, crafting lush and lavish sounds in her bedroom studio.

Jay introduced herself to us last year with ‘Little Love’ & ‘I Got You’ – a pair of hypnotising dream-pop gems – and she has returned with her first offering from 2020 with ‘The Peanut Butter Song’. It is another delicious bundle of suitably lush and woozy wonderment. An alluring blend of slinky grooves and hazy tones, ‘The Peanut Butter Song’ shuffles gracefully over a softly rippling wave of shimmering synths that cascade over a twinkling guitar and soft pillowy beat. Jay’s laid-back and breezy vocals are perfectly paired with the hazy dream-pop sounds.

Do yourself a favour, check out ‘The Peanut Butter Song’ below:

Freedom Fry – ‘West Coast’

The ever prolific LA duo, Freedom Fry are preparing to release a new album in 2020, a follow up to their delightful 2018 debut LP, Classic, and ahead of which, have shared a first single called ‘West Coast’. 

The pair, Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll, have regularly brightened up our lives with charming, catchy, bright and lovable indie-pop songs, and ‘West Coast’ is no different. Regaling a semi-autobiographical tale about moving to Los Angeles with a dream and sticking with it despite many pitfalls, ‘West Coast’ is  lush and alluring, and delivered with a breezy softness and glistening elegance as pillow beat and gentle guitar waltz amid a warm, dawn-like shimmering haze. This shimmering sonic delight comes filled with their trademark ear for a melody, divine harmonies, charm and shimmering sonic delights. The sun-kissed vibes that radiate will have you fawning over this one all week.

Listen to ‘West Coast’ below – hopefully we get a release date for the new record soon.

Peaness – ‘Kaizen’

Longstanding favourites Peaness are back, and they are back with a bang!

The Chester-based trio have been charming our ears for years with their irresistible  brand of melodic, indie-pop goodness, and latest single ‘Kaizen’ is no different. ‘Kaizen’ (a Japanese for the phrase “change for the good”) sees them introduce an added muscularity to insanely catchy and addictive indie-pop. Vocals soar powerful above a seductive meaty bassline while catchy riffs burst into life while bouncing along an instantly addictive groove and jaunty rhythm. It is insanely catchy, littered with gloriously sweet harmonies and hooks you could hang your hat on, dusted with a light coat of warm fuzz. It is yet another gem from Peaness who have a propensity for such magic you know.

Listen to ‘Kaizen’ below:

Remington Super 60 – ‘I Don`t Wanna Wait’

Remington Super 60 are a Norwegian outfit formed by songwriter and producer Christoffer Schou, and while the outfit has taken many forms over two decades, one constant is the lush, retro-flavoured indie-pop brimming with warmth and dreamy nostalgia.

The current lineup includes Magnus Abelsen and Elisabeth Thorsen, and together the trio have released the aptly titled, New EP. The EP –  teased with ‘Fake Crush’ & ‘Highway Again’ late last year – is a selection of serenely beautiful dream-pop wrapped in lush, dripping melodies; the latest single ‘I Don`t Wanna Wait’ is cut from the same cloth. In fact, it sees a refinement of their warm, fuzzy, lush psych-pop by combining spacey sounds and textures with a luscious melody proggy-guitars and synths. In doing so they create something hypnotic and seductive, and topped off by the lush, melodic and bewitching vocals. The very essence of daydreaming escapism, sit back and let ‘I Don`t Wanna Wait’ flow over you and seep into your senses, and leave you better for it.

Listen to ‘I Don`t Wanna Wait’ below and if that is to your liking, please check out the EP here.

Seazoo – ‘The Pleasure’

Welsh indie maestros Seazoo will release their new album Joy, follow up to their sublime 2018 debut TRUNKS, on April 3 via Big Terry.

The North Walian outfit never cease to amaze with their effervescent indie-pop sound, and latest album taster ‘The Pleasure’ is no different. In fact, just like recent singles ‘Heading Out’ and ‘Throw It Up’, it is vintage Seazoo. It is giddy, quirky and full of that recognisable exuberance as it fizzes along with lively guitars whizzing around addictive melodies and splashes of spurting, colourful synths, painting a perfect backdrop for the self-deprecating, tongue in cheek lyrics to melt the heart. It is sweet, charming and bursting with contagious pop goodness that’ll have you bopping along from the off.

Listen to ‘The Pleasure’ below now and keep an eye out for the new album, Joy, it is out April 3. 

TV People – ‘Kitchen Sinking’

TV People are post-punk foursome – Paul Donohoe, Brendan Clarke, Len Rochford & Rob Kavanagh – from Dublin.

Since their formation in early 2019, the band spent the year honing and refining their sound, and they are kicking off 2020 in style with new single ‘Kitchen Sinking’. While channelling classic post-punk influences, their musings also owe a debt to garage, indie and punk. The single is a bold and peerless bout of slowburning aggression that thrives on the darker side of post punk. Amid burning intensity, ‘Kitchen Sinking’ trundles along driving, meaty basslines with burning guitars and glistening riffs over a rumbling rhythm and skittish groove as raw yet semi-hushed vocals stride above. ‘Kitchen Sinking’ is a massive tune, packed with power and emotion, and one that is utterly superb.

Check ‘Kitchen Sinking’ out below:


Pave The Jungle – ‘Jelly’

‘Jelly’ is the debut single from Newcastle indie-rock foursome, Pave The Jungle, and it is a scintillating introduction by any estimation.

‘Jelly’ is an epic and colossal indie-rock juggernaut. Propelled forward by the oscillating forces of muscular bassline and thunderous drums, it is bursting with unrelenting energy as all manner of guitar heroics are unleashed with abandon. Riffs soar as scintillating vocals fly above, rendering all else secondary. A rousing, defiant and heavy-hitting indie-rock anthem with a dark pop heart which shifts from menacing, threatening riffy rock to the rousing, epic and heart-filled variety. A thrilling and enthralling jam executed with style and exuberance; the soaring guitar lines, thundering rhythms and scintillating vocals are a match made in indie-rock heaven.

Listen to ‘Jelly’ below:


The Orielles – ‘Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)’

The Orielles announced their second album Disco Volador back in October with the release of lead single ‘Come Down On Jupiter’.

Given that their debut Silver Dollar Moment was one of 2018’s finest records, there is quite a bit of excitement around its follow-up and thankfully with Disco Volador due next month, the psych-pop foursome have shared a second single ‘Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)’.

It is five minutes of sleek, neon bright and danceable indie-disco drawing its seductive allure from an irresistible blend of disco, tropicalia, indie, psych, and of course, samba. Fuelled by a insatiable pop danceablility, ‘Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)’ is a  terrifically catchy and infectious jam oozing with colourful spirit and buoyant energy. It grooves along with a confident strut through funk-fuelled hooks, cowbells aplenty pulsating electrified cheeps and chirps, with Esmé’s syrupy-sweet and relaxed vocals juxtaposed with the relentless groove, dancey beats and swirling, psychedelic haze. This is pure indie-pop heaven, so addictive is it, it should come with a health warning.

Disco Volador is out 2/28 on Heavenly. Get in on it below.