1. Gum Takes Tooth – ‘Borrowed Lies’ (Radio Edit)

Gum Takes Tooth shared ‘Borrowed Lies‘ (radio edit) with a new video . The London based duo, released recently the second single, of their upcoming new album ‘Arrow‘. That is going to be official out via Rocket Recordings on Jan 25, 2019.  The new single has two interesting versions of the new track. Their very unique sound is described by the band as “dental mining and smoke sculpture” in their Facebook page.

Maybe because it is hard to be described generally we can say that their music  is an intriguing, experimental and ‘dance-y’ combination of phych rock and acid house.

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. Resin – ‘Wojak

Resin from Oklahoma City is a fresh shoegaze project of Daniel Weaver (guitar, vocals) and Trey Millward (bass, synthesizers, percussion). From their debut EP,  ‘Ep 2018 we chose Wojak‘. This one is a track full of sonic layers of hazy vocals,  guitar arrangements combined with dreamy synths. Despite the fact, that the info about this project is little, the just released three-track EP, is very much promising of what should be expected to be released in the future.

Eleftheria Gesou

  1. Huntsmen – ‘Atlantic City’

Huntsmen are four talented musicians from Chicago and have released their debut album ‘American Scrap‘ in February via Prosthetic Records. I blame myself not discovering this band earlier, as Huntsmen use the storytelling and atmosphere of “americana” with much more heavier and metallic sound. This is possibly the first americana metal album out there with post-metal and doom enhancement, which deserves our attention.

Mary Kalaitzidou

  1. the Rec – ‘the scrumpers

This track is one fine example of how an “indie miracle” may be accomplished! – ‘Wow, what’s going on here?‘ You may wonder…  Well, listening to ‘the scrumpers‘ on repeat by the Rec, cannot actually conceive how could a project, or two people in hibernation for decades, reconnect, as “two grumpy middle age blokes from London and LA.” (self-description)  and sound much fresher than they were in the 80’s! You see, sometimes art may be the most refreshing thing of all, and judging by ‘the scrumpers‘, this 4-minute indie-psych gem, apart from a miracle, it’s the magic of creativity, that keeps this flame of youth burning until…. I’ll stop! Fascinated!

Christos Doukakis

  1. BIG SPIRIT – ‘Barbarians’

Barbarians‘ is an anthemic indie rock tune that simply deserves to be included in every indie playlist that seeks the fresh and cool sounds of today’s indie scne. New York’s BIG SPIRIT borrow elements from their ‘heroes’ (The Velvet Underground, Ramones and Blondie) combining them with a lyricism equal to bands like The Go-Betweens and INXS, but also remain pretty unique. Much is owed to the band’s singer Sed Pepper, who performs in a passionate way, balancing perfectly between indie rock rawness and melodic lyricism. Not an easy task, but ‘Barbarians‘ is a more than fine example. Try this!

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Eleftheria Gesou, Mary Kalaitzidou & Christos Doukakis