So what's New In The UK, or should we say New Indie UK. Focusing on the latest upcoming Indie Bands in the UK Scene. From the epitome of British Indie sounds to the Punkier Indie, right the way through to the Eerie Mellowed out forms. Here you will find our favourites. We pride ourselves in positivity, we share what we like and ignore what we don't. In a Band or Promoter? Drop us a note on the contact us form and we'll check you out.
North Shields born Sam Fender hit the scene last year with Play God, a track that’s achieving him more than 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Currently Embarking on a Nationwide tour as well as named on many big Festivals suchs as Latitude and Y Not, it's clear to see Sam Fendor is definitely a hit in the Indie Scene.
Sea Girls sound like an early Bastille but with more of the Indie Anthem feel Bastille quickly lost. Arriving in London via Leicestershire and Kent, Sea Girls know there is nothing understated or apologetic about a bold chorus, especially one that can be sung in unison by thousands of fans together of all walks of life. Sea Girls have these choruses in spades. Henry Camamile on `Heavenly War’ “This song is about that weirdly exciting but quite difficult conflict of feelings and events that makes our lives worth living. Ultimately describing that moment when you feel the best about life. I think it’s a really positive message.
Drawing Similarities to Yeah Yeah Yeah's and No Doubt, this female lead Indie/Alt 4 piece from Brighton has taken 2018 by storm. Their hit track Wouldn't Wanna Be You has nearly knocked up 1million plays on Spotify and are due to support Andrew WK in part of his UK Tour dates.
PRYO are an Indie Rock two piece band from Bathgate, West Lothian. They are not a band lacking in confidence with a clear view of their sound. A highly energetic duo who deliver a great live act and a big sound from just two individuals. PYRO Big sound is exactly right, the unusual set up of a Lead Singer Drummer Connor and Backing vocals from 1 Guitarist Cameron, could be considered limiting... But far from it!
4 piece band from North England, started of as a pub band in 2015 and quickly released several singles and a few months ago released their first EP "Take Some Time". I often find that now-a-days most Indie bands first few songs are a little samey, showcasing talent but not diversity. Not these guys, their first 4 songs are really good in their own way. They start out with 'Leave It Out' (their first single) it has hints of the early 2000's Nu Metal scene / Post-Grunge with progressive rifts synonymous to early Indie bands such as Arctics.
Le Boom, made up of Chris and Aimie, two young Irish friends making noise in the UK, Irish and US Electro Indie Scene. Clocking up over 50K monthly listeners mostly driven through their debut single What We Do.
Here's a band from Scotland who are thrashing our playlists but don't seem to be getting the recognition they deserve, have a listen and share share share! Weekend Debt are a fresh new indie sound made up of 4 young, talented and vibrant musicians all from Lanark, Scotland. With Influences such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Courteeners and Fatherson, Weekend Debt are known to make the dance floor jumping. Their set is rimmed with indie tunes influenced by many a night out and relationships.
This Doncaster based Indie Quartet really have that Yorkshire indie sound. This years EP 'Alcopops & Charity Shops' really got me, particular Harrison Lessor! Became my slightly overplay track earlier this year - and deservedly so.
Quartet from Stockport, branded as post-pop-discofunk. Their Debut EP "Skint Kids Disco EP" was released March 2018. The band is receiving pretty good success so far, listing on some major festivals and embarking on tours. The speed of their uprising is only going to grow over the coming years.
No Hot Ashes
London based 4 piece is another female lead Indie band hitting the Indie Charts this year. Currently billed for a number of 2018 festivals, I don't think it'll be long until they announce a Nationwide Tour, as they're really knocking up monthly plays. Personal favourite of ours is Drunk, but Breakfast is another big hitter of theirs.
Slowing the pace a little, this eerie yet uplifting 4-piece from London recently released their Monument EP. Drawing similarities to Radiohead the guys are on track to take the pole position in the Mellow Indie playlists out there. Booked on a lot of minor festivals and a few tour dates throughout the year, i'm expecting to see these guys hitting the larger stages early next year