Little Indie blog

A little blog about indie stuff

  1. As with every other festival this year,
    Barcelona’s Primavera Sound was shaping up nicely for a 20th anniversary summer event, until a virus came along and put all plans to one side.

    Now the festival is looking ahead to a big  21st celebration next year, between June 2-6.

    Along with acts that were due to play this year, Primavera Sound 2021 had also announced some fresh acts on the bill.

    The line-up so far includes Pavement, Bikini Kill, the Strokes, The National, Tyler, The Creator, Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, King Krule, 100 gecs, Dinosaur Jr., Chromatics, Bauhaus, Jenny Hval, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Rina Sawayama, DIIV, Fontaines D.C., Jehnny Beth, Little Simz, Black Midi, Shame, Mabel, Black Lips, Faye Webster, Cigarettes After Sex, and more.

    Among the new joiners are Tame Impala, FKA twigs, Gorillaz, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Jamie xx, Charli XCX, Jorja Smith, IDLES, DJ Shadow, Tim Burgess, and Metronomy.

    All tickets purchased for the 2020 festival remain valid for 2021. New tickets for the 2021 festival will go on sale on June 3.

    For more information, visit the festival website.

  2. Words: Ellie Ward 

    On the opening night of her tour in Miami back in early March, Billie Eilish played a two-minute video with a spoken-word track addressing public perception and body shamers over her body and clothing choices.

    Now she has released the film, titled Not My Responsibility.

    The visual, which she wrote and produced, shows Eilish slowly removing layers of clothing only wearing a bra, then sinking down into a black, murky liquid. In the voice-over she asks, “Do you have opinions? About my opinons? About my music? About my clothes? About my body?” She closes the film with, “Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

    Watch below.

  3. Words: Leah Raymond

    Sun-soaked vibes from Down Under just make you long for a return to social normality and being able to get out in a car or on a beach and have 'Sign Of True' flowing through your ears.

    It's just the second single from the alt-indie four-piece Camino Gold, from Newcastle, New South Wales, after last December's debut, ‘A Heart Like Yours’. But it sounds like they have their sound well and truly nailed. With a nostalgic feel, the guitars sail on the winds of light percussion and warming vocals make this a track you want to return to.


  4. Words: Sam Geary

    Donating the proceeds from this cover of the Beatles' 'With a Little Help from My Friends' to Feeding America to help feed those in need and support the growing food issue which has been heightened due to COVID-19, LA's Wallows add the video accompaniment.

    Coming after the recent 'OK' from the
    trio, the track's - featuring vocals from drummer Cole Preston - visual comprises pre-coronavirus footage of the band in the studio, on stage and off.

    Watch below.

  5. Words: Steve Willcox

    After lighting up the airwaves back in April with 'Sunlight, Latenight Honeymoon have just released new single, ‘For Heaven’s Sake’.

    These London lads combine multi-genre sensibilities to create a cultured take on the indie-pop scene with this Mike Fraser (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro)-produced track.

    Starting with progressive synth loops, chilled drums soon start beating rhythmically alongside as the feeling of lockdown freedoms takes hold. Vocalist Ted Joyce delivers his lyrics in a relaxed fashion with an undercurrent of positivity:

    “But I can’t stop myself from watching the world / Around me decease / And wishing you were here with me / So take my hand my darling / These are our darkest days / The devils words are so charming / Hold on for heaven’s sake.”

    Definitely a tune to blast through the car speakers as you drive along the streets (lockdown permitting!) on those balmy hot nights of upcoming summer.