We love to focus our attention on musicians and bands from Northern Ireland, we receive submissions from all over the world. Our No Fixed Abode feature shines a light on artists and bands from further afield that we think you should hear.
Dylan Flynn & the Dead Poets – Running Away
Tapping into the Sam Fender inspired sax revolution comes Irish five piece Dylan Flynn & the Dead Poets. Charting the dead of someone close, the lyrical content is in sharp contrast to the upbeat stylings of the track itself. It is a tantalising glimpse at their forthcoming debut album due next month.
Broken Fires – Float & Land
Swansea’s Broken Fires burst into anthem territory with ‘Float & Land’. The single tackles the notion of only having one shot at life & having the confidence to start again if something isn’t working. It burns slowly to begin with but a sense of assuredness hits around the 40 second mark. They aren’t afraid to flex those guitars with some jangly chords that wouldn’t look out of place among the noughties indie scene.
Munan – Freak Like Me
South Korea is our next destination taking in only the second single from Munan. Residing in the trippy soundscapes that Tame Impala have made their own, ‘Freak Like Me’ offers its own take on the funky indie rock genre. A confident and positive second single from an artist with plenty more to offer.
Pet Snake – Jacket
Pet Snake is the new solo project of songwriter Evelyn Halls (Clean Cut Kid). Expect a driving, foot tapping indie soundscape full of heartfelt observations and charming warm vocals. A solid start to stepping out on your own!
I Know I Know – Ride or Die
Tommy Hill’s alter ego returns for I Know I Know’s latest effort ‘Ride or Die’. At heart it’s a lo-fi inspired rock effort laced with tasty guitars and heavy drums but a subtle dose of pop sensibility too. We particularly enjoyed the upping of the anty and aggression from around the 2.20 mark.
Natalie McCool – Show Me What You’re Made Of
Alt pop is the order of the day for Natalie McCool and her single ‘Show Me What You’re Made Of’. She evokes thoughts of Lorde, HAIM, CHVRCHES & more closer to home ROE. Clocking in at four minutes, the track builds and radiates with pent up emotion.
Sarpa Salpa – She Never Lies
Slick alt rock is on offer from Sarpa Salpaas they build momentum following a string of critically acclaimed singles. ‘She Never Lies’ reminds us a little of You Me At Six but with added synths. There is a nice energy to the four piece’s latest offering, with a good vocal offering and some swaggering guitars to round it off. It is sure to cement its status as a live favourite in their setlists.
Nothing Special – Julia
Canadian outfit Nothing Special are fast worming their way into our hearts. Their debut single ‘Julia’ is a alt rock banger that does justice to the bands influencers in Jimmy Eat World, Modern Baseball and PUP. The perfect changes of pacing and the necessary catchy chorus make this a debut to remember.
Krooked Kings – Sick of Being Young
Utah’s Krooked Kings have been holed up in the studio recording their next album and ‘Sick of Being Young’ is the first fruit of that labour. Highly regarded in the US underground scene, this latest single looks set to cement that reputation further. More charming indie rock laced with melancholy.
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