VITAL will be bringing to light 10 splendid songs you should bury yourself in! Do not expect “genre barriers”!

elison – Meet Me Halfway

The first single of Midwest indie rock duo, elison, is a great indie rock gem,  driving down a desolate highway at night, blasting your favorite song after leaving an unhealthy relationship. 90s vibes in this one!

The KVB – Unité

A stunning blend of cold wave and synth-pop from The KVB‘s upcoming album in November via Invada Records

Koresma – Dead Ends

‘Dead Ends’ is a chill, yet dance oriented single from downtempo producer Koresma. The tune features a strong vocal from Emma Sameth, garage style drums, and a bed of lush synthesizer and guitar textures. Beauty!

The Silver Bars – The Morning

Merseybeat sound resurrected in The Silver Bars’ divine track ‘The Morning’… Among the most uplifting, indie releases of the year is this one! Turn it up loud, and dance!

Sleeps Under Beams – Brought The House Down

Bridging alternative rock with new wave, this single by Sleeps Under Beams is unmissable for The Cure’s addicts!

Ben Osborn – The Fire

Composed in the early days of Covid-19, The Fire draws inspiration from the feeling of dread and apocalypse that the beginning of the pandemic triggered in many of us. Chamber folk at its best!

Goth Club – Sweep Me Up

Inspirited with drab aesthetics of 80s dark wave and the unfazed blares of dance-punk legends in the wakes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem, Goth Club deliver a superlative, post punk treat that will directly seep into your brain…

The Connells – Really Great

Do you remember ‘’74-’75‘? The Connells are back for good with an original line up consisting of David Connell (bass), Michael Connell (guitar), George Huntley (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Doug MacMillan (vocals) and Peele Wimberly (drums)

Sword Collector – Alter

 Over ethereal soundscapes draped in a thick fog of occult, Sword Collector seek to make self-discovery sacred. ‘Alter’ was originally written by vocalist/bassist Kyle James McCoy on a century-old piano in a Gothic cabin hidden in the Texas hill country. Completed with a contemplative soundscape by synth/percussionist Carlos Cooper and guitarist Ryan Johnson, the song covers the intersection of loss and hope. Rather than focusing on an individual emotion, ‘Alter’ intends to recognize the swirling, complex spectrum of the human emotive experience. Powerful!

Blaues Einhorn – Labyrinth – radio edit

French cold wave duo Blaues Einhorn’s latest release on Her Majesty’s Ship Records; ‘Labyrinth’ is a great sample of a very promising act!

Christos Doukakis