Moon By Moon – ‘Apple of My Eye’

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Moon By Moon are a four-piece indie band from Baltimore in the US whose multifarious concoction of charming, sprightly indie-pop hits the sweet spot between the two.

The foursome’s latest single ‘Apple of My Eye’ is a short and sweet pop nugget. Clocking in at just 1:46, it doesn’t hang around as it whizzes and fizzes by with addicting skuzzed-up guitar/riffs, delightful fuzz, mesmerising smiley melodies and snappy percussion. Infectious doesn’t even cover the half of it; this is charming indie-pop perfection – one to be treasured and enjoyed, no doubt about it!

Check out ‘Apple of My Eye’ below and if that’s to your liking, there is more where that came from over here.

Introducing: Kettleflower

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Kettleflower is a collaboration between producer-engineer Mike Purcell and singer-songwriter Patrick Rickelton. Together, the Nashville duo craft guitars-meet-synth indie/alternative sound and last year, they released their debut EP Warning Bells.

Following up that EP is new single ‘Now We Acquiesce’, the pair’s first outing in 2018. A soft, melodic indie/synthpop adventure accompanied by an enchanting blend of shimmering synths, flourishes of electronics and a hushed vocal. At points both melancholic and hopeful, it conveys a sense of strength in fragility and imbued with an understated burning possitivity. A magnificent, shimmering indie-electronic delight. The pair have followed it with ‘Dreaming'; a heavenly blend of tranquil, hazy atmospherics. It is simply beautiful and at the hazard of stating the obvious, it glides elegantly by with a beguiling, dreamlike aura.

You’ll be all the better for letting this pair into you life, guaranteed!

Listen to ‘Now We Acquiesce’ and ‘Dreaming’ below; the latter is available free for a limited time from bandcamp.

Dead Sullivan – ‘Swallow’

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Dead Sullivan is the project of Denton, Texas resident Boone Patrello, who has been self-releasing lo-fi pop songs since 2015.

Patrello has a new Dead Sullivan album, titled Season, coming out later this summer but ahead of all that, we’ve been provided with a short and sweet introduction to what we can expect, in the form of ‘Swallow’. It is a slumbering, atmospheric delight as a gauzy guitar and soft percussion coalesce, swirling around Patrello’s gentle, semi-audible whispered vocals. It is the vocals which lend the track its doleful, melancholic air but perked up with the combined swelling mass of laid-back, meandering sparkled groove. Short and sweet it may be but in fairness, there’s quite a lot to crammed into a minute and a half nonetheless, and most importantly of all; it works and ever so well.

Don’t just take my word for it, listen to ‘Swallow’ below.

Odina – ‘I’ll Carry You’

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Originally beginning life as an intimate bedroom project following her move to London from her native Barcelona, Odina has evolved and grown into something far reaching.

Odina is an evocative songwriter with serious lyrical prowess, one of her greatest strengths, drawing on life experiences to produce music in the most honest and heartfelt way – something abundantly clear on new single ‘I’ll Carry You’, the latest lifted from her Nothing Makes Sense EP. ‘I’ll Carry You’ is elegant, heartfelt pop balladry with her haunting, spine-tingling and atmospheric vocals to the fore, amid a gentle strum, meandering layers of atmospheric sounds and vocoder effects, and topped off with a swell of a brass toward the end. Odina’s minimalist approach and stripped-back sound is deceptively simple, captivating and heartfelt.

Listen to ‘I’ll Carry You’ below – like that? Why not check out the EP over here.

Tender Glue – ‘Rudy’

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New York City-based folk singer-songwriter Tom Gluewicki, aka Tender Glue, is readying the release of his album Closet Leftovers for later this year.

Ahead of the forthcoming LP, Tender Glue is teasing its release with new single ‘Rudy’. A love song, penned around 6 years ago, inspired by a brief, non-intimate encounter, ‘Rudy’ is a gentle guitar-driven ballad of real beauty. A sweet blend of lo-fi dream-pop with chiming guitar swirls around with a mellow undulation and an ambient touch, it just strikes the right chord. While draped in a dreamy, mellow aesthetic, ‘Rudy’ is compelling, passionate and ever so touching.

Listen to Tender Glue‘s ‘Rudy’ below. You’re in for a treat!