26 October, 2016

Want To Write/Shoot Photos For It's All Indie?

Yep it's that time again, we're looking for new writers and photographers. You'll be joining a 20+ person strong team that's all over the UK, Europe and the world.

We always strive to find the best in new music, and with the sheer amount of emails I (Fred) gets, the amount of music on YouTube and Soundcloud these days it's quite easy to find some new and exciting music.

We're after individuals who would be able to commit to at least 1 post every week, even if it's a news article, and can help us grow the blog more and more. Obviously there are lots of opportunities when it comes to live reviews - you'll go to a gig for free and write a review up, who can't say that's not bad! Also we go to festivals too and review them. Not to mention advanced streams of exciting new albums and EPs, the world is your oyster to be honest!

We give a comprehensive guideline to all new writers, so if you wanna give it a shot head on down below!

We've recently shot The 1975, The Hunna, Eagles of Death Metal (above), The Wombats, Circa Waves,, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Cage the Elephant, Panic at the Disco!, Telegram, Swim Deep, Vant, Bully and festivals such as Y Not, Citadel and much more!

If you're up for the challenge head on down below!

Please note all positions are unpaid - even I don't earn money from this site, we all do it for the love of it!

Contact me - fred@itsallindie.com - with the header IAI2016 - with a short intro and we can get the ball rolling.

James White shares video for "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" cover

James White has today shared the first new material from his forthcoming EP "Turned On", it's the video for "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", originally by Lead Belly and recorded in 1944 only a handful of musicians and bands have done a cover of this and made a good one at that, turns out James White is one of those musicians.

The footage for the video was shot in the Calais 'Jungle' back in August of 2016 and shows the conditions thousands of people lived in day to day.

25 October, 2016

[WATCH] We Cut Corners new video 'Oh'

Oh opens like a book within seconds, you listen to a compelling love story where we see one half tells of their relationship doubts. Shuddered with a whirlwind of distorted guitar moments in the later half, We Cut Corners provides a emotional yet catchy single for their upcoming album. Dynamic vocal range and melancholic vocal hooks, it makes for a powerful release.

This single is the follow up to their summer radio hit, ‘On Avoiding People’, and the double a-side features a cover of Sinead O’Connor’s track ‘Mandinka’, featuring Booka Brass.

The self-produced album out in November, ‘The Cadences of Others’, was recorded in a church in the Dublin suburbs and was mastered by Josh Bonati (Sufjan Stevens, Mac DeMarco, Tallest Man On Earth). The album features contributions from Villagers’ Conor O’Brien on bass, members of Booka Brass and the Fratres String Quintet.

Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.


Words by Eli Holtz

[GIG REVIEW] Amber Arcades @ MOTH Club, London, 20th October 2016

After a rather lengthy journey from the depths of South London to the vibrant yet peculiar Hackney Central, I found myself at the ever-impressive Moth Club for an evening with Amber Arcades. If you haven’t been to the Moth Club, then good luck interpreting this description – a venue tucked away down a quiet, unlit backstreet, Moth Club is a working men’s club that is equal parts stubborn and glitter. Thrown into its conflicting interior, you’ll find your traditional time-weathered regulars with an East London crowd of hipsters and young professionals. It’s got to be seen to be believed and/or even accurately described.

This evening it played host to a fast-rising act that is taking both the US and the UK by storm – Amber Arcades. The Dutch outfit lead by Annelotte de Graaf (a former aide at the UN war crimes tribunal) bring with them a refreshing take on the arguably bloated electro-indie scene.

Stepping onto the well-trodden stage, after great support from Reptunes and the band’s very own Ella van der Woude (check her out if you are a fan of The XX), de Graaf’s airy voice is instantly marked centre stage in driving melodies home; while being perfectly anchored in efficient muscle as to not overwhelm her. As a new talent, she knows the score, and doesn’t give too much away in chitter-chatter through her first few songs. The first half of the set shows the true strength in simplicity of the songs, with no production tricks, no style-du-jour hip points. Highlights include personal favourite ‘Right Now’ and ‘I Will Follow’ which live is backed with tremolo guitar hums to give it an extra juicy tremble.

The album title track, ‘Fading Lines’ shimmers in all its recorded glory with no hesitation or sign of weakness – despite ongoing “monitor noise” as described by de Graaf after the show. Other than politely thanking the audience after every song, and enlightening us all about the fact it is Manuel’s (the guitarist) birthday, the band are relatively shy – something which is not harmful, but rather aids their likeability in their purity. Running through songs such as ‘Come With Me’ and the Nick Drake re-work ‘Which Will’, we really get to see the fun side of the band as they bop around stage with infectious energy – something the crowd slowly showcased. Alluding to the opinion of not being a fan of encores, the band sarcastically refer to that as their last song – but without even leaving stage or taking a breath begin playing again with the older (off their first EP release) ‘What A Heart Can Contain.’
Ella, who plays the keyboard in the band, commands the helm of a rather impressive pedalboard, and does not let us down by creating fuzz and clatter that beautifully contrasts de Graaf’s chordal, captivating melodies. The nearly seven-minute long thriller ‘Turning Light’ ends this evening’s set, which incorporates a marriage of bassline and drumline that would get anyone’s feet moving. Here we are shown real talent, solidifying the fact this is a band that has something to offer.

Amber Arcades played:
White Fuzz
Right Now
I Will Follow
This Time
Fading Lines
Come With Me
Constants Dream
Which Will
What A Heart Can Contain
Turning Light

Written by – Richard Maver (@richmaver)


24 October, 2016

[WATCH] Nylon Waves debut single 'Don't Call Me BAE'

"With a debut track suited as a peppy synth pop number and claiming a social media page that holds particularly eye-grabbing visuals, Californian newcomers Nylon Waves have gone depths, artists haven’t ventured.

Their debut single ‘Don’t Call Me BAE’ cries out to youngsters all round the world. A bold statement, the band express their dislike for overused slang labels, that are called out at them over and over again.


Tangerine Dream's Ulrich Schnauss explores the balance of life and death in  new video.

Ulrich Schnauss has shared a grief-themed video for "Love Grows Out Of Thin Air," a track off his upcoming fifth studio LP No Further Ahead Than Today. Filmed in Dublin and directed by London filmmaker Sean James Garland, the clip explores the fictional character of detective Frank "Bunker" Johnson in the aftermath of his young adopted son dying an accidental death by drowning. The video largely focuses on he and his wife's experience of loss, mourning, and trauma, and while the characters have no dialogue, Schnauss' larger-than-life synthscapes provide an appropriately heart-wrenching soundtrack.

This album is the German-born electronic artist's fifth album and the follow up to 2013’s widely acclaimed ‘A Long Way To Fall’ and with it Ulrich returns to the earlier style of his first two albums, the landmark ‘A Strangely Isolated Place’ and ‘Far Away Trains Passing By’.

At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality.

Ulrich will play two shows in London in support of the new album – dates below.

7th November 2016 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, (supporting Psychic TV)
16th November 2016 – Echoes (SOLD OUT)

[LISTEN] New York Tourists 'Only for the Summer'

New York Tourists will release 'Only for the Summer' on 7th of October 2016 through Scruff of the Neck Records.

Combining the propulsive freneticism of the likes of FOALS with the weight and power of Queen’s of the Stone Age, Blackburn-based four-piece New York Tourists have managed to deftly balance both energy and aggression, and in doing so have created an idiosyncratic brand of indie rock that’s impossible to ignore.

Such is their appeal, that the band’s debut EP Dead Man’s Leather saw them earn significant support slots with the likes of We Are Scientists, The Futureheads or The View while their more-recently released debut album You + Me, funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, was unveiled at a 550 capacity sell out in the band’s hometown of Blackburn this April.

Now however, New York Tourists are looking to the future. New single ‘Only For the Summer’ builds on the band’s familiar freneticism while effortlessly combining a more understated side of the band with a bombastic urgency that could only come from a band on the cusp of bigger things.

[LISTEN] Keroscene 'I Can't Do A Thing'

London based psychedelic collective Keroscene have emerged from a short hibernation of recording and writing since the release of their last single. Now releasing ‘I Can’t Do A Thing’, Keroscene mix a sweetened blend of fuzz ridden guitar hooks and a blitz of colourful sonic textures. The song is all about people’s ever-changing emotional states and how we can only ride them not control them. Layered with haunting vocals and topped off with an arrangement that’s shrouded in melancholia and immersion, the band have not disappointed with their return.

Written by Eli Holtz

23 October, 2016

[GIG REVIEW] The Konincks @ Photobastei 2.0 Zürich, 22nd October 2016

The Konincks backstage at Photobastei ZH, Switzerland
A rather rad frontwoman including her three multi talented musicians. Good looking, highscore-playing and her stunning vocal-performance very much impressed me. Holy christ, what a wall of blues and old music they've created. Starting off with some new songs off their new yet untitled upcoming EP... they went in very slowly. Cards like bluesharp solos, bass-guitar solos and a beyond this universe laid-back drum solo have been played very well. Very loud (positive thing here mkay?) and probably the bluesiest rocknroll band in switzerland. I don't doubt to say they got it all. But somehow it's not true. They had some left-over Santana influences somewhere in the middle of their set. So a percussionist or such a thing would've been nice. Anyways. High-standart guitar playing and thunderbass popping strings from the blond man standing out as he was walking through the people. A very good way to connect with the audience, wich was rather lame, but what do you expect from late teen early 20's city people. The show reminded me a lot of Canned Heat's top-era with a creamy touch of Janis Joplin. It's confusing when you watch Julia Herzog, the singer of The Konincks, while she is immedeatly trying to catch you with every breath you take during her performance. She really got me... When Konincks play, they perform. Only a handful bands in switzerland consider this as a must. Most compilations of musicians who are forming somewhat of a band a more like just playing music. But what I want to see on a stage: People playing with the guitar, not a guy playing guitar. You get me, I know this. Old music is what they perform. In the new time they arrive, through pop arrangements and I was lucky enough to hang out all night and finally got dropped home by the band's van during a high capacity of 80's hits and stuff. What a lovely bunch of people. I not only dig them, I personally think you should check their debut album out wich somehow is somewhat of a still underground story in Europe's blues business.

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The Konincks Headlineshow in Zurich Live.

21 October, 2016

[LISTEN] Polar States - Under The Northern Sky

Brand new music in the form of a wistfully soothing indie track that still has a message to push, "Under The Northern Sky" is a strong release from the lads from Polar States.

Whilst writing this I'm actually sat looking out of a window literally looking at a Northern Sky and it's actually made me feel quite somber. Not the track... the miserable Grimsby weather haha

A cleverly pitched mood and tone to this song mean the more it goes round and round on my speaker, the more I'm appreciating the little intricacies of it and I think it would sound so much better live than through my crackly, old iPod dock! Maybe I should upgrade that in order to do the lads justice.

Either way, I think that recent times appear to have been rather successful for Polar States, being championed by some industry heavyweights must give the lads the enthusiasm to work hard and I'm hoping for more great examples of their skill in the near future. Suppose will have to keep my eyes peeled on their socials to see if any live dates are coming up soon. Be sure to give this release, and more specifically this band, a proper listen! Usual destinations linked below... Good times!




20 October, 2016

Isle of Wight Festival announce dates for 2017

After some speculation that the festival was in doubt, news has hit us today that the festival is back! Following recent wins at the Live UK Music Business Awards for Best Festival(over 40,000) and Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival have today announced that next year's event will take place between 8-11th June 2017.

2016 marked the 15th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. It has become one of the most exciting annual global music events of the summer with a proud heritage of show-stopping headliners, including, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Who, Blurand Fleetwood Mac.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 7th November at 9am.

Kings Of Leon cover "Hands To Myself" by Selena Gomez for BBC Radio 1

Kings Of Leon have just released their latest album "WALLS", and have also announced a UK-wide areans tour for 2017, to whet their fans appetite (as if they need to) the Nashville band have covered "Hands To Myself" by Selena Gomez for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

You can watch the video below.

David Bowie's final ever song "Killing A Little Time" gets unveiled

David Bowie's final ever song "Killing A Little Time" has been unveiled. It is lifted from the forthcoming soundtrack to "Lazarus", a musical written by Bowie and based on his cult classic film The Man Who Fell To Earth, the track "Killing A Little Time" is among the last songs ever recorded by the icon during the sessions for "Blackstar".

Peter Doherty shares video for "I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)"

Better known as Pete Doherty, or part-time member of Babyshambles or even better still, that one from The Libertines... is back with a new track, the very long titled "I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone)".

The track is taken from his new album, "Hamburg Demonstrations" which will released through BMG/Clouds Hill on Friday the 2nd December. You can check out the video just below, let us know in the comments below what you think!

[LISTEN] Coquin Migale - SOFT

Those darn rascals in Coquin Migale have just come back from South Korea after heading over there for a few shows, and as soon as their feet were back in Newcastle they just had to release a new track. "SOFT" is an alternative take on surf-pop with some dark vibes, but keeping the washed out vocals and yet keeping it broody with elements of grunge for good measure.

Speaking about "SOFT, Alex Soper (front-man) said - "... "SOFT" is our third single to be released via Fierce Panda Records and is a song that touches on the band's eventful journey so far. I project myself an awful lot throughout this record and it's a track I feel bleeds a significant amount of emotion when listened to. I like that about "SOFT" and we're proud of its final state. "SOFT" is still Coquin Migale, yet we feel it sees us delving into more progressive territories whilst keeping hold of the familiar, strong guitar and soaring melody-driven vibe we're so heavily fond of... I wrote this in my bedroom, all the way back in March, and it was enthusiastically rehearsed as the rest of the guys were fans."

Coquin Migale Live UK Dates
20 - Newcastle Head Of Steam
28 - Newcastle Head Of Steam
29 - Stockton The Green Room
4 - Leeds Verve Bar
5 - Manchester Night& Day
11 - Chester The Live Rooms
12 - Bath The Nest
17 - Newcastle The Cluny 2
18 - London Camden Assembly
19 - Liverpool Legion
25 - Sheffield Plug
6 - London Amersham Arms

TYCHO announces 2017 UK & European tour dates

With their new album ‘Epoch’ due physically Jan 20th via Ghostly International, Tycho has announced a run of European tour dates, including a London show on February 28th at Electric Brixton. This will be the band’s first tour in Europe since 2014 and first ever live performances in Scandinavia.

TYCHO Live UK & European Dates
10 – Berlin, Germany – Heimathafen
12 – Vienna, Austria – Flex
14 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvarium NagyHall
15 – Prague, Czech Republic - MEETFACTORY
16 – Warsaw, Poland – Worldwide Festival @ Niebo
18 – Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
19 – Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
20 – Oslo – Norway - Parkteatret
22 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theatre
23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
24 – Paris, France – Gaite Lyrique
25 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Orangerie
28 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Brixton

Radiohead confirmed for Glastonbury 2017

Radiohead today became the first headline act to be confirmed for Glastonbury 2017. The band will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 23rd. This will be the band’s third time headlining the Pyramid Stage following previous headline appearances in 1997 and 2003.

If you want to see my prediction on this... well I say prediction, it was going to happen anyway - see my post here.

The band have been constantly linked with performing at the festival, even if they have tour plans or not, the band just seem at home there. Their guitarist Ed O'Brien made some interesting comments as of late saying ..."I mean I go to Glastonbury every year, it's my carnival, to be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. And I also think that Glastonbury for us is kind of like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals, we've been very lucky we've been asked to play festivals all over the world, and there's some many great ones, but there's nothing like that one. Everyone who leaves that Festival you're with our tribe and that's what I feel like. Being in Shangri-La at 3 o'clock in the morning, it doesn't get better than this. When we leave our faith is restored in humanity. You leave, and it's like 'people can be great can't they, people can be absolutely amazing.' So, yeah it will be great to play there."

Other acts that have been heavily rumoured are Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, James White and Ed Sheeran.

Foo Fighters end hiatus with charity show in Los Angeles

Foo Fighters have sensationally ended their hiatus in style with a huge charity show in Los Angeles, CA. According to CoS, Foo Fighters performed both original tracks as well as covering various artists a with a plethora of big-name guests taking turns performing with Dave Grohl and co on stage. Among them: KISS’s Paul Stanley, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar, The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, Jason Bonham, and Lisa Loeb.

Foo Fighters played
  • Learn to Fly
  • My Hero
  • Stay (I Missed You) (Lisa Loeb cover) (with Lisa Loeb)
  • Moonage Daydream (David Bowie cover) (with Lisa Loeb)
  • Times Like These
  • Bodies (Sex Pistols cover) (with Steve Jones)
  • Silly Thing (Sex Pistols cover) (with Steve Jones)
  • Stay With Me (Faces cover) (with Steve Jones)
  • All My Life
  • Excesses (Klark Kent cover) (with Stewart Copeland)
  • Message in a Bottle (The Police cover) (with Stewart Copeland)
  • Everlong
  • Monkey Wrench
  • I Can’t Drive 55 (Sammy Hagar cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
  • Finish What Ya Started (Van Halen cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
  • Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Sammy Hagar)
  • Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover) (with Jeff Probst)
  • Been Caught Stealing (Jane’s Addiction cover) (with Perry Farrell)
  • Time Is on My Side (Kai Winding & His Orchestra cover) (with Perry Farrell)
  • Had a Dad (Jane’s Addiction cover) (with Perry Farrell)
  • Best of You
  • Detroit Rock City (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
  • Do You Love Me (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
  • I Was Made for Lovin’ You (KISS cover) (with Paul Stanley)
  • Whole Lotta Love / Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Paul Stanley)

Radiohead are set to headline Glastonbury 2017

Radiohead are set to headline Glastonbury 2017 by the looks of things. Eagled eyed Glastonbury fans have been checking into the live webcam on Worthy Farm and in the past 24 hours have seen Radiohead's bear logo appear (scroll on down for the screen-shots).

The band have been constantly linked with performing at the festival, even if they have tour plans or not, the band just seem at home there. Their guitarist Ed O'Brien made some interesting comments as of late saying ..."I mean I go to Glastonbury every year, it's my carnival, to be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be magic. And I also think that Glastonbury for us is kind of like our spiritual home. It is the mother of all festivals, we've been very lucky we've been asked to play festivals all over the world, and there's some many great ones, but there's nothing like that one. Everyone who leaves that Festival you're with our tribe and that's what I feel like. Being in Shangri-La at 3 o'clock in the morning, it doesn't get better than this. When we leave our faith is restored in humanity. You leave, and it's like 'people can be great can't they, people can be absolutely amazing.' So, yeah it will be great to play there."

Other acts that have been heavily rumoured are Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, James White and Ed Sheeran. Keep an eye on Radiohead's social media accounts if I were you, they might just start dropping hints, and even if they do, it's basically confirming their appearance at Worthy Farm in 2017.

19 October, 2016

High Tyde reveal energetic video for "One Bullet"

High Tyde have revealed their video for their feel-good anthem "One Bullet", the video comes just a week before they head out on a UK-wide tour, with HAUS as support. You can check out their very energetic video for it below, and trust me, this does reflect their live shows!

High Tyde UK Dates
25th: Leeds - Wardrobe
26th: Edinburgh - Electric Circus
27th: Glasgow - The Garage (Attic)
28th: Newcastle - Think Tank
29th: Birmingham - Rainbow
30th: Brighton - Concorde2
1st: London - Scala
2nd: Bristol - Exchange
3rd: Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
4th: Liverpool - Arts Club
5th: Leicester - The Cookie