indie

David Berman, acclaimed US indie songwriter, dies aged 52

David Berman, acclaimed US indie songwriter, dies aged 52

No cause of death has been announced for songwriter and poet known for his projects Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, and his wry, witty lyricsDavid Berman, who was regarded as one of the most poetic

Chinatown Slalom: Where U At?

Off Liverpool-based Chinatown Slalom’s debut album, Who Wants to Be a Millionare? comes “Where U At?,” a collage-like highlight reel of the band’s sound. The four-piece (Liam Nolan, Jake Brettell,
Sebastian Pringle: “En América Latina saben algo que aún desconocemos”

Sebastian Pringle: “En América Latina saben algo que aún desconocemos”

Crystal Fighters celebra su admiración por el continente en 'Gaia&Friends', una 'mixtape' que cuenta con las colaboraciones de Bomba Estéreo y Soledad Vélez
"Había que sacar ‘Bisexual’ por cómo están las cosas”

"Había que sacar ‘Bisexual’ por cómo están las cosas”

Cariño va de gira por toda la escena española con un pop ligero que habla sobre el día a día de su generación

Listen Up

From dramatic tunes to disco tracks, experimental to electronic, our favorites from the week Angel Olsen: All Mirrors With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives
“El plan no es vender discos”

“El plan no es vender discos”

Carolina Durante repasa los mejores momentos del año que les cambió la vida
Mashrou' Leila concert cancelled after 'homophobic' pressure from Christian groups

Mashrou' Leila concert cancelled after 'homophobic' pressure from Christian groups

Human rights organisation says decision to remove popular Lebanese indie rock band from Byblos international festival amounts to enabling hate speechA concert by one of the Middle East’s most popular

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors

With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives way to a 14-piece orchestra and a stirring string-ladened interlude and conclusion, Angel Olsen’s “All Mirrors” is a

Listen Up

From dark post-pop to bouncy disco and classic hip-hop, our favorite new tunes this week Purple Disco Machine: Emotion Purple Disco Machine (aka Tino Piontek) has been touring his one-man show since
Cómo mezclar música y ecología, según la banda Crystal Fighters

Cómo mezclar música y ecología, según la banda Crystal Fighters

Los británicos ofrecen un concierto y participan en una limpieza de la playa de Bermeo

Anna Rose: Sucker Puncher

It takes a lot to match the powerful rock vocals of Anna Rose in her latest single “Sucker Puncher.” But the dance performance of Dean Elex Bais, which he choreographed for Rose’s latest music video,

Warbly Jets: Cool Kill Machine

The second single from Warbly Jets’ Propaganda EP, “Cool Kill Machine” debuts with a stark conceptual music video directed by Sophie Rosenoer and Zack Carlstrom. Bloody for a reason, the visuals
'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead

'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead

Artists, record labels and even this month’s Womad festival agree that the term is outdated. Is there a better way to market music from across the globe?Ask most musicians what genre they play and

Ty Segall feat. Shannon Lay: Ice Plant

Initially obscure (with various sound effects and jazzy percussion) and shifting with delicate, layered vocals, Ty Segall’s “Ice Plant” is a “fever dream of my childhood,” he says. The majority of the

Listen Up

From a disco-influenced alt-pop tune to an unexpected St Vincent cameo, our favorite new releases Jay Som: Tenderness This delightful bit of indie and bedroom pop will appear on LA-based Jay Som’s
Forget Everything You Know About Gravity In This Beautiful Puzzle Game

Forget Everything You Know About Gravity In This Beautiful Puzzle Game

Playing Etherborn is like taking a hike through a series of colorful terraria that have been warped and torn apart by mysterious cosmic forces, causing gravity to shift like the sides of a Rubik’s

Red Hearse: Half Love

Red Hearse, a new group consisting of Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew and TDE producer Sounwave, just released their second single “Half Love.” It’s brooding and looming but ultimately offset by delicate,

Jay Som: Tenderness

This delightful bit of indie and bedroom pop will appear on LA-based Jay Som’s forthcoming album, Anak Ko (out 23 August). It starts off simply—filtered vocals with drums and guitar—and Som is the