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Shadowlands - Certain Animals - North America

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Ahead of the new album '003' Shadowlands have released a video for 'Low'. The song is a good introduction for the new collection of material and is one of eight consistently impressive tracks where the bands rich mixture of warm layered sounds which span a number of rock genres support the fabulous, emotional and beautiful vocals. If you like 'Low' then next months album release is a must hear.

From Rotterdam we have Certain Animals and 'Strawberry Sunset' which opens as bluesy rocker, before morphing into an old time psychedelic piece where the vocals and harmonies are just wonderful, this is hugely addictive!

North America have just released a new single entitled 'Leave Us To Fate'. Back in August we shared 'My Baby's No One's Girl' describing that song as "a melodic and earnest indie rock song that is lush and just so natural". With the new single they up the stakes even higher, this is just gorgeous.
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KIM HON - The Belle Curves - Valve - Friendship

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KIM HON have released 'Nofio Efo'r Fishis' where the Welsh language band are in genre defying mode, the sweeping musical landscape, gentle pace and assortment of vocal styles are wonderful, this is a really creative song.

We have the new album from The Belle Curves entitled 'Promising Light'. Each song is a new musical journey where Americana, folk, alt rock and whatever else seems to take their fancy ensures the collection exudes variety. The one consistent is Delaney Hafener whose beautiful vocals carry each track even further, the various musicians involved deliver high quality musicianship. In short, this is a stunning debut album.

Valve have just shared 'The Colours' a vibrant alt pop song with plenty of dance along vibes, the tight arrangement is notable, yep it's a fine fresh tune.

From Philadelphia we have Friendship and their gentle song 'You Might Already Know'. It's low key alt country feeling is gorgeous, the vocals are centre st…

deux furieuses - The Soft Underground - Rocket - CVC

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We have carried the previous three singles from the album, now deux furieuses share the fourth 'Let Them Burn' just a few days ahead of the full release. Well the post punk come full throttle rockers once again impress, this is going to be some album.

It's back to July 2018 for our only other feature for The Soft Underground however 'Voicoder' from the art rock duo makes for a creative and pleasing return and a superb teaser for next months 'Anemoia' album release.

LA-based quintet Rocket share 'Giants' and the new Mark Needham Mix. It's feisty and potent pop punk that's packed with hooks, they are apparently quite something to catch live.

CVC are from South Wales and have just released 'Jungle Fever' where the six-piece slacker funk outfit are just superb, their reputation as a live act is spreading fast around Cardiff, this song deserves to get them noticed further afield.
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Dad's Fastest Swimmers - Right Hand Left Hand - Manou - Brooke Bentham - Balsam Range

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Dad's Fastest Swimmers have just released their second single 'Scream My Name'. The bands bright indie pop song includes fine vocals and harmonies along with a refreshing vibe throughout.

Opening with a chunky riff Right Hand Left Hand track 'Chacabuco' which features Taliesyn Kallstrom, gradually builds in power and momentum the guitars and breathy chant acting as a prelude to Taliesyn's fabulous vocals that fit perfectly to this creative piece.

Manou shares 'kleines großes Mädchen' a song sung in German, it's gorgeous even if you don't understand a single word, everything from her vocals to the beautifully arranged music just excel.

Brooke Bentham released 'All My Friends Are Drunk' a couple of days ago, described as "a song for lost youth and young adulthood" it still resonates well with the considerably older me, the vocals are sincere and very likable the song is very catchy and Brooke is understandably getting noticed.

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Neilson Family - Dreamaway - Nature TV - ell ivy - Stephanie Owens - Mr Ben & The Bens - Populuxe - Hayley Reardon

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Out today Neilson Family have a video for 'TV' taken from their brand new 'Double Life' album. The song itself is vibrant jangle pop, with cool harmonies and the juxtaposition of being fresh and yet timeless in it's sound.

Dreamaway have released 'American Illusion' which is a fabulous indie pop song. The lyrics are a little bit protest, the music is stylish, and the chorus harmonies are just wonderful.  

Yet another high class indie band from Brighton (England) this time we have Nature TV and their latest track 'She Wants To See You Cry,' which is a polished and heartfelt affair.

ell ivy hails from Grimsby, England a town that at one time was renowned for it's huge fishing trawler fleet (nothing like a spot of history). Anyhow ell ivy deserves some attention as the new song 'Still Dreaming' is a delicious singer-songwriter piece, that reminds me a little of Beth Orton, now there's a compliment.

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Winola Oak - Kim Bingham - Rina Mushonga - Jesse Marchant - Piney Gir - Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra

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Winola Oak has just released her new single 'Let Me Know'. Accompanied by a video the new song follows on from the exceptional track 'Break My Broken Heart' a tough act to follow but Winola delivers a different and faster paced piece, that nonetheless gorgeous.

Released yesterday we have a really cool music video from Kim Bingham for 'Beppe Green'. The song is upbeat, fast flowing and melodic indie pop/rock, that's very catchy.

Rina Mushonga returns for a fourth time on Beehive Candy with the brand new track 'Cassiopeia'. Last time we stated that "Rina Mushonga continues to consistently impress us with her distinctive and charismatic music." Well, she has done it again and in a very creative manner.

From Jesse Marchant we have 'I've Got Friends' accompanied by an in the studio video. The song is a gentle predominately acoustic affair from this very talented indie folk artist.

We featured Piney Gir a couple of times last year and…

Lake Jons - Gambling Hearts - Shelly Poole

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We have the new single from Finnish dreamtronica duo Lake Jons entitled ‘Simone,’ a fresh and dynamic song accompanied by an intriguing video, they have also announced their sophomore album ‘The Coast’ dropping 29th Nov.

I know Gambling Hearts home city of Salisbury well and was pleased that 'This Love' is such a fine and powerful alt rocker, more than deserving a feature here. The band recently got back together after some years, it hasn't taken them long to deliver a hook filled piece of rock and roll.

Shelly Poole blends the genres with 'Under Water' a fabulous song which mixes folk, indie pop and has a few hints of country in the music, what's more it's a really beautiful track.
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Lake Jons - Simone.

Lake Jons, hailing from Helsinki and born from the woods by the darkest waters as their namesake reflects, is comprised of Jooel Jons and Mikko Pennanen, who walk a fine …