Submission... Unsigned Acts I

After posting on the It's All Indie Facebook page asking artists to submit their work to my e-mail address, the immediate response was incredible! I've come across some brilliant bands and found some real talents but have had to narrow down my favourites to just five. As I found this time round to be such a success I will be asking bands to submit more later throughout the year! These are the five I've picked for your listening pleasures;

Neue York
This mysterious London three piece have been hyped up such magazines as NME and This Is DIY with their luxury brand of dark electronic night time music. Chilled slow tempo beats back up synth bass drones and angelic harmonies in their track 'Silence' with distant reverbs and rich guitars whilst comparisons to that of The XX and Portishead aren't too far round the corner in 'Older'. 


Yawning Dog
Hailing from the small town of Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, trio Sam Womersley, Joe Prochera and Ryan Laws combine to make the energy-fuelled 'Yawning Dog'. The self-produced band have been compared to the likes of The Pixies and Queens of the Stone Age with their raw stripped back approach with enough power to grab anyone's attention. With Womersley letting loose vocally on 'Nothing To Say' whilst relaxing on the eery but chilled 'Drift', every listen displays more intricacy and detail. Their debut release 'Nothing To Say/Drift' is out now for free and I recommend you all to download it!

Affairs are a sharp, slick 80s inspired outfit from Hull full of tight staccato rhythms and vocals similar to that of Ian Curtis and Tom Smith of Editors. Kitted out in denim jackets and top buttoned shirts, the band met at the much beloved Whipsnade Zoo and since then have gone on to support such bands as Alt-J, The 1975 and The Family Rain to name a few. Their music is instantly likeable and full of wit handled with great finesse. Check out the romantic 80s fuelled 'Contact' and if you like that check their sound cloud out including my personal favourite 'Elephant'. 

Lovats are one of Birmingham's freshest exports full of luscious indie pop anthems. Their music I could most compare to a love child of Two Door Cinema Club and Don Broco. Already hyped by music blogs and radio stations, their music is texturally rich and definitely the type perfect to pack out festival tents and send drunk punters leaving chanting choruses at the top of their lungs. Their latest track 'White Fire' is a perfect example of what I'm talking about! Have a listen now;

One of my favourite submissions I received was that of the band 'Juba'. Hailing from Portugal, João, Joel, Miguel and Tomás create a 'cosmic wave of oriental mysticism' with their psychedelic conceptual debut album 'Mynah'. I'm really impressed with this summery indie surf alternative offering and recommend you give these guys a listen.