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  1. Blossoms pay a retro homage to 80s movie Back To The Future, in their new video ‘How Long Will This Last?’

    In the clip the band return to their old school in Stockport and even rope in some of their old teachers, and present year 11s as extras.

    Watch it all above.




  2. Words: Sam Geary

    Average Joe by name, but certainly above average on this debut single 'Cross My Heart'.

    With a touch of Mike Skinner about him, some Stoke-on-Trent savvy and a penchant for vintage soul, hip-hop and classic R&amp, Joe's taken his working class roots and his experiences growing up in the city, and turned it into an affecting narrative.

    ‘Cross My Heart’ is the first fruits of this charismatic young newcomer - written following a retreat to his bedroom post-relationship break-up - and cross my heart, he's one to hear out.





  3. With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.



    HOLIDAY PARTY - RUN AWAY


    Following 'I’m Still Here' and 'Dream State', the Brisbane duo share their infectious junkyard-pop mixed with lo-fi dreampop style on new track. Singer Mel Tickle and producer Luke McDonald build layers of synths and plucked guitar around an old tinny recording session sample. It works well.
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    JAGUAR JONZE - YOU GOT LEFT BEHIND


    Debut single from the Brisbane-based, Taiwanese/Australian singer-songwriter. The melancholic stroll gradually picks up with twanging guitar interludes, perfectly crafted instrumentation and captivating vocals that provide sensitive lyrics about "watching old friends spiral into their own depths and clinging onto their blissfully ignorant youth. No matter how much you extend yourself to help them move forward with you, in the end it’s a hard thought to realise that it is up to them to make that change. At some point all you can do is step back, call and wait instead of continuously wading in the toxicity alongside them. It’s about how hard it is to decide when to make that call and the pain to then just watch."
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    JOSIE MOON - CALL ME


    21-year-old Wellington, NZ singer/songwriter and producer follows 'After Hours' which Little Indie recently featured, with another sample from her ‘Rose Tinted’ EP, out August 31, on which she recorded with Nik Brinkman. This sparkling electro, synth-layered song, she states, was the "first track we wrote for the EP. I remember experiencing such an overwhelming wash of pink and cherry blossom flowers while writing the track that I wanted to keep writing tracks with colours that worked around it."
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    SPACEY JANE - COLD FEET


    The Perth garage rockers return with this catchy earworm, released August 13, after previous single, 'So You Wanna'. The four minutes are upbeat and roll out as jangly guitars and bubbling basslines interweave with Caleb's emotively rocky voice.
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    DIVE BELL - UNDERCOVER


    Formed late last year, this is the darkly atmospheric debut single, produced by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels), by the Sydney quartet. Employing pop-infused sonics, with a moody undercurrent of understated, yet ethereal, guitar lines, it works on both the experimental level as the fuzzy electronic.
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    LOS LEO - BEAUTIFUL MESS


    Stripped back debut from Adelaide musician Tom Montesi, is certainly beautiful - and definitely no mess! His soulful-esque and fragile voice over percussion punctuated melodies lend the electronic-tinged track grace. "'Beautiful Mess' was one of the first songs I had written for Los Leo. It has taken on a lot of different forms, but I thought the best option was to stip it back and let the song speak for itself," says Tom.
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  4. Words: Ellie Ward 

    Recently in the UK on their Perfect Run tour, Australian indie electronica trio Crooked Colours share the first single from their second album, due out early next year.

    Penned during their time on the road, ‘I’ll Be There’ - out now on Sweat It Out - is a perfect re-introduction for the Perth-based group, taking some of the instrumental timbre which has become synonymous with the band's style, whilst injecting layered tribal influenced vocals, hypnotic loops, and driving synths throughout.

    "The first release for an album is always difficult, but we felt that 'I’ll Be There' is the perfect departure," says singer/guitarist Phil Slabber. "We were heavily influenced by spending 18 months on the road since releasing 'Vera' and got a lot of insight into what was connecting from a live perspective. With this single we feel that we have the right balance between a track that's just as enjoyable through a set of headphones as it is dancing along at one of our live shows or festivals."

    Following dates in Australia, Crooked Colours head to North America in October/November. See dates here





  5. Words: Sam Geary

    Ahead of their appearance next weekend at Reading/Leeds festival, King Nun have dropped a new track ‘Heavenly She Comes’.

    It follows ‘Chinese Medicine’ for the quartet, and is the second number to come from their debut EP, 'I Have Love', set for release in November.

    The band have also announced they will be going out on their own headline tour in November, including a show at London’s Camden Assembly. The full list of dates is below with tickets on sale now at www.kingnun.com.

    Live dates

    NOVEMBER
    13 MANCHESTER Jimmy’s
    14 LIVERPOOL Sound Basement
    15 SHEFFIELD Cafe Totem
    16 GLASGOW The Garage
    18 LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club
    19 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
    20 NORWICH Waterfront
    21 LONDON Camden Assembly
    22 BRISTOL Louisiana