Iffy Orbit – Not Good Enough
Iffy Orbit is an energetic, impressive indie rock band hailing from Norway. How is it that so many great indie bands come from Scandinavia? Iffy Orbit’s upbeat track “Not Good Enough” is soaked with sudden tempo switches, tuneful vocals, exciting psychedelic synths and original, heavily distorted guitars. It’s such a diverse track by such a unique and talented band, it’s easy to forget the members just left high school. Nonetheless, according to the band “it’s an album by youths, for youths.” We can easily add it suits adults just as well.
Simen Mitlid – This Time
Simen is an emerging talent hailing from the lush woods of Os, Norway. Simen crafts lush, Nordic indie-folk a la contemporaries like Sufjan Stevens, Broken Social Scene and Patrick Watson. “This Time” was recorded in his hometown cabin, Oslo and Vancouver and appears on his debut album “Everything is the Same” and was released on September 1st. “This Time” is a shapely, memorable indie-folk track meandering through your speakers, leaving you to your imagination contemplating how beautiful Scandinavia is. The high-pitched breathy vocals are impressive, heartfelt and dynamic. Perfect track to end (or start) your weekend and enjoy the good things in life.
Collegians – Vaccine
The Collegians from Melbourne, Australia are set to reach out to listeners all over the world with their unique brand of bittersweet alternative rock. “Vaccine”, released on August 25th, is a powerful and honest rock track charged with embracing pop-hooks and dark synths. It’s contemporary but they haven’t forgotten about the past which makes for an original track. The chorus is very well crafted and is catchy as hell. Glenn’s raw, edgy vocals, supported by danceable drum beats are very enjoyable to listen to.
Bats – Truthless
“Truthless”, released on September 11th by Perth based rock band “Bats”, is for any fan of distorted guitar infused alternative rock. We couldn’t have put it better than how “Bats” already did:
"Kasabian vocals infused with the chaos of Queens of the Stone Age and the guitar distortion of Nine Inch Nails; “Truthless” delivers BATS intense, unrelenting and unhinged signature sound that grips the listener, makes their blood boil and whips them into a frenzy! If you want to scream at the top of your lungs and let off some steam just turn up the volume and listen to this!"
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