Indie. Indie. Indie. 2016 sure is the year for it, and it looks as though London based four-piece Pure Youth are the latest to get in on the act. No strangers to early-stage success, they have amounted large support from the likes of BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio and featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday.
In recent years, Leeds has become a burgeoning hub of bands that look like they could be on the horizon of huge things – Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Brawlers, to name but a few.
If Moby were to create an intro, perched in a quaint little coffee shop, whilst Florence Welch – having just returned to the table after a shot of espresso, brings her customary thumpingly addictive drum beats. Foreign Air’s second single ‘In The Shadows’ would be the bi-product of that.
With so many great (yes, great) synth-pop bands – Metronomy and CHVRCHES to name a few, taking the music industry, chewing it up and spitting it back out again. Now is the turn of Benjamin Dunn – otherwise known as ‘The Wild Wild’.
Venturing out on their first headline tour on February 3rd, The Sherlocks bring with them a whole range of touring experience – having supported band such as Reverend & the Makers, Simple Minds and The Buzzcocks to name a few – yet they clearly ooze their youthful, energetic exuberance through every single chord.
This punchy four-piece from New York have spent the last year birthing their debut EP ‘Late Night Episodes’, and having just released their first single ‘Swim’ it goes truly beyond expectation.
Cage The Elephant have (thankfully) made their return and graced us with the maturity that was always in deep down inside of them. The band’s fourth album Tell Me I’m Pretty comes two years after the huge success of Melophobia – nominated for a grammy in ‘Best Alternative Album’ – and slots in comfortably alongside all […]
Having been likened to such bands as The 1975 and The Wombats, Pure Youth have leapt into this ever growing cyclone of indie-synth pop, with absolute ease.
As far as first singles go, ‘Free Animal’ by American duo Foreign Air is right up there. With the EP due to be released in February of next year, the pair have set themselves a tough act to follow.