Finally the Top 10, I know always mention that this 100 countdown is not necessarily in order from 100 to 1 but in the end, we all love the Top10 isn’t it? And No.1 always is going to be the cherry on the cake.
In a recent meeting with the Indie Pong staff we’re talking about an artist/band to keep an eye for next year, well I would say that almost any of these bands in this countdown should be in that category but if I have to pick one out of these TOP 10 I’ll go with Gary, Indiana you know I’m a sucker for female-fronted bands, I’m really excited for these guys upcoming debut album. Also I should say the same for Volk and their upcoming album CashVille that I have to say it’s fantastic. Can I mention one more? Sure thing why not it’s my article… Prince Of Lilies don’t forget their debut single Black (really dope track) this Friday… But Let’s start this TOP 10
10.- She/Best The Sadness Will Last Forever
On November 06 I present to you here the debut as a solo artist by She/Beast with this track The Sadness Will Last Forever, I’m a big fan of this girl and chatting with her asked about this track and she replied this “is about depression and about despair, desolation and resignation. More specific it’s about a bipolar depression according to She/Beast herself. The one that lasts for years and where the person actually forgets that they’re having an episode. The feeling is that the depression has always been there and is always going to be there. This leaves the person feeling total despair and desolation. The title ”The Sadness Will Last Forever” is actually a quote by van Gogh (whom also had bipolar disorder) and is allegedly the last words he ever spoke.”
9.- Heartworms What Can I Do
Back on November 18 this band debut and we have it here in Debut Track Of The Day few days later I asked Jojo Orme about the meaning of this track and her reply was “It’s about isolation and procrastination in a moment where pain, terror and uncertainty hijacks the mind.” As you should know she writes all her music and when I asked about what’s next she said “I don’t have any plans yet, it’s all quite new at the moment. I guess I’m planning to do gigs. Hopefully get some gigs together when Covid is over” And we all agree with her.
8.- The Receivers Impatience
The band in their own words: “Impatience came about really easily, we were listening to a lot of the Dublin post-punk scene at the time and wanted a song with similar energy.
Talking about what you can expect from the band: “I’d want a first time listener to know that our priority is just really good songs, no matter how simple or complex.” It’s obvious they did it right with this track!!!
Asking them about plans for the future an EP or debut album they reply “No, we’ve done EPs before and feel it’s best to leave that for a while. Plus you only get one shot at a debut album so we don’t want to do that until we have the right support” Smart!!!
7.- Artemys Rabble Rouser
The band in their own words
“We’re the byproduct of mixing the Arctic Monkeys with the heavy riffs of Rage Against The Machine; we might only have 2 people but we sound massive” I need to add a fantastic sound infused with their heart and soul.”
“Rabble Rouser is a song about the generational divide present in society; it’s about the hypocrisy of mocking youth and the pure idiosyncrasies that the generational divide provides. It’s something we feel strongly about as a young band (16 and 17) and we felt we could use our platform to draw some attention to it .”
6.- Cuffs Get Up Get On
The band in their own words:
“The track in basic terms is about a lack of motivation to get up and do anything. It’s about having to drag yourself to do something you don’t enjoy, just to get by. It’s about the drowsy feeling, the woke up late and didn’t have time to eat feeling, the skip showering and feeling oily as hell feeling.”
“If someone is listening to us for the first time, firstly we want to say “thank you. We are a heavy punk band from Bristol, UK. Sometimes introverted, mostly introspective, always pissed off”.”
5.- P.E. Pink Shiver
This is the description that the band already share with the media early this year when this single was released “P.E.’s take on the summer jam: fun, dumb, flirty and coy. Recorded in the height of hilarity, this groove became the place where we would go to goof off. Pink Shiver is a celebration of sexuality, exploration, and the sometimes funny / sometimes perfectly sloppy expression of love and lust. It’s the capital F version of sex: Fun!” I think that we need to keep an eye on these guys for next year.
4.- Haters DEAD
Volatile, fearless and loaded with candid lyricism
“The song is about getting out of a psychiatric hospital and having to completely change my life, losing most of my friends but ending up in a better place”
3.- Sprints Manifesto
A front women band? That should be enough to catch your attention… right? Raucous and fierce riffs? Raw, honest and authentic lyrics… these guys have it all!!!
2.- Play Dead Six Hours Later
The youth is the future and these mates are young “We’re a punk band age 16 and got a EP out early next year” and this is their ferocious third single Six Hours Later.
“The song recounts a story of a friend of the band, who came into contact with some ADHD pills. He felt it was in everyone’s best interests to take all of them. He wait a while and nothing happened so they decide to go home. Six hours later and in bed he started to get the overwhelming feeling that he was going to die. He had overdosed, he was dying and he had school in the morning. The next day he found a 10 minutes video of him telling friends, including the band that he had accepted defeat and this was the end.”
1.- Kairos Creature Club
Here’s a Little story about this track that the band share with us:
“Voodoo Success was inspired by a voodoo doll that our roommate brought back to us from New Orleans. We started thinking about all the ways that could go wrong. Shortcuts for material gains via voodoo sounds like the start of a horror movie. We just sort of ran with that idea. It seemed applicable in today’s culture where people are vying for attention, trying to fill a success meter that is measured against the facade of social media. When something is too good to be true, it is. What are the costs and what are the trades for surface level happiness?”
If you’re asking who this band works? I’m glad that have their own words for you “Kairos Creature Club is a collection of songwriters. We collaborate and bring to life each of our ideas. Our songs may have varied sounds, but that’s what excites us.”
The whole 100 tracks are here in this Playlist
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Well for today I have something unsuall for me, if you read or follow my work already know that I’m not really into Hip Hop or Rap obviously I enjoy it as much as other genres if its good but I’m far from being an expert on it.
The thing is that last Satuardy I was talking with this Rapper raised in Boston and as always I take a good listen to her music and WOW I love it and have to let her know that this wasn’t normal for me but that I really enjoy her sound, lyrics, and the whole thing.
The first track that I listen to (following my work ethic was the newest) called Cooking
Blow my mind that being a rapper she was only with 2 listeners and 2 followers, you might think that is normal but I think is not she deserves better than that… on her Spotify bio she’s been comper with Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah that’s a big deal.
Asking about the story behind this track she replyed “Well, I’m actually a lil embarrssed now, on my influence for the track, it was 69 (6ix9ine) and seeing who he his now… but when Ifirst listen to Gummo I like it, but i htought he actually Jack Kodaks flow in the way he rhyme, the melody was very Kodak but he energy was crazy so i was like I can do something like this so that’s when I actyually searched for a 69 type of instrumental and I wrote cooking. The style is really Jamaican”
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this inspiring artist streaming and sharing her work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Fresh Singles, and Less Than 1,000 Followers (hopefully not for long)
December 14, 2020. This is the last post before going into the final Top10, this countdown is almost finish the next batch for this sick Playlist #100undergroundtracks2020, I really hope that you’re enjoying it as much as I do.
In September 2019 Apna a four-piece rock band from South Lanarkshire, Scotland debut with the single Who’s It Gonna Be? And one month later was released Black Star “favourite lyrics on the ep, it’s about something looking at earth and seeing it’s problems” after that only silences… until today.
We have now their debut EP with 3 new tracks that the band presents in their own words:
Hooked. “Planned to be a b-side, now one of our favourite tro play live and favourite to open with, its about someone keeping you on the hook.”
A Day At The Races. (IMHO their best track so far) “Written mentally while in work, its about making something of yourself”
Where Have The Good Times Gone. “About music and how its evolved to be more computer-generated in a lot of places”
Here the whole EP for our enjoyment.
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December 09, 2020, Today we have an awesome debut band…
Let’s welcome Editrix
Debut Track Chelsea
Today’s Debut Track Of The Day is from Editrix a trio from Western Mass and their track Chelsea is a BANGER, the play the right kind of NOISE that I enjoy so much. And if this isn’t enough for you, I love the bands fronted by females and in this case is Wendy on vocals and guitars and their sound is infectious. The rest of the band is Steve Cameron and Josh Daniel.
“Chelsea” by Editrix from their album ‘Tell Me I’m Bad’ out February 5, 2021 on Exploding in Sound Records. Pre-order at: https://bit.ly/editrix
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I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this artist streaming and sharing his work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Debut Bands (Of The Radar), also Fresh Singles, and Less Than 1,000 Followers and Alterindie State Of Mind
P.S. If you enjoy discovering new artist you can check out my recent post
Decemb er 07, 2020. Hi, I’m really excited we’re already 81 tracks in this countdown and only one more post to get to the TOP10… but wait, one step at the time, first next batch for this sick Playlist #100undergroundtracks2020, time for these 9 bands with the track that I enjoy the most and already locked a place here#showlove
December 04, 2020, Today we have two artist debuting first
Let’s welcome M.A.W.
Debut Track T-Minus
Today’s Debut Track Of The Day is from Mark Wilkins aka M.A.W. from London. He’s been involved in music as a club promoter, DJ, songwriter for 20 years.
And in his own words
“I set out at the start of 2020 to explore electronic soundscapes as opposed to writing songs on an acoustic guitar.
I had no idea how it might take shape and the lockdown happened & I found myself wanting to create something that felt like a ‘proper’ album, like a story or a journey – that ebbed and flowed and almost felt like it could be a soundtrack to something. Like a shit year!! Ha”
And so my music and the songs are like that individually. They have personalities that switch throughout & so the album – The Slow Burn – is warm, ambient, and yet sinister sounding.
I went with T-Minus as it just felt like a nice way to introduce myself and the album. It’s just a fun, upbeat, dark number and everyone I played it too seemed to really like it instantly!”
Well, you only need to listen to it and let us know what you think about it!!!
The whole album Slow Burn is here
Welcome to RENAÉ
Debut Track Head in the Clouds
RENAÉ is an up and coming artist releasing her debut single today December 04 2020. RENAÉ has an everlasting passion for music with her sound being heavily influenced by soul and R&B and draws inspiration from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Alessia Cara and Lady Gaga. RENAÉ has been writing for as long as she can remember and is excited to finally share her stories one track at a time.
Head in the Clouds’ mellowed chords, addictive melody, tight rhythms and zesty bass will leave you wanting to call your ex.
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this artist streaming and sharing his work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Debut Bands (Of The Radar), also Fresh Singles, and Less Than 1,000 Followers.
November 30 2020 Today we have a debut by BURN EVERYTHING fronted by Chez Davis, the band from the UK presents an interesting fusion of hip hop, synths, and riffs that is going to keep you moving whole day long.
Asking Chez about how moon came about? His reply was:
“Lockdown changed the way this one came about! Writing all our parts over video chat was something alien to us for sure, but we adapted. When writing moon I think we were looking for an escape from earth in any way. I think we all needed a pick up to be honest, so the bop and tempo of the track wrote itself. A few vocal sessions recorded separately from our rooms followed by a few slow zoom calls with very very bad reception and we’d somehow arrived at our debut single moon, all without seeing each other for months. “
And talking about something they would like a first-time listener to know? “Just before lockdown we were lucky enough to go record with the producer of Miley Cyrus, Metallica, and Papa Roach.”
Are you ready to listen to these guys?
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this artist streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Debut Bands (Of The Radar), also Fresh Singles, Less Than 1,000 Followers and Alterindie State Of Mind.