Arctic Monkeys. One of the great giants left standing from the British indie boom of the mid-’00s. After the absolute smash success that was their fifth album ‘AM’, the band reached new heights – a second Glastonbury headline slot, sold out arenas and a string of hit singles that are still played consistently on radios and in clubs to this day. Where on earth were they going to go from there? It’s safe to say, no-one expected what’s happened next.
Indiecisive Recommends is back for its second edition, this month featuring everything from Turkish psychedelic to a forgotten gem from a stadium-filling band. Give it a read below, and most importantly have a listen! Don’t forget you can follow Indiecisive’s Spotify playlist here, updated as each edition of Indiecisive Recommends is released.
As seems to be the case every year, it’s been a quiet start to 2018 for Indiecisive, but things have been brewing in the background and I’d like to present the first edition of Indiecisive Recommends. This is a feature I’ve been toying with for a while and it’s gone through a few different iterations but what I’ve settled on is what you’ll find below – each month I’ll be posting a selection of recommendations of tracks that I’ve been listening to; new tracks and old, big bands and small. This is a way for me to talk about some of the music I love that I wouldn’t normally get to cover in the usual album-based format of this blog.
You can even find the tracks compiled in a Spotify playlist HERE which will be updated with the new Indiecisive Recommends tracks each month. Feel free to give it a follow!
As is tradition for Indiecisive, it’s New Year’s Eve and the last of the big end-of-year lists is here – My Top 20 Tracks of 2017. This is always the hardest list to rank, and so many excellent songs didn’t make the cut – it’s been a fantastic year for music from bands both old and new. Without further ado though, let’s get this list started…
2017 has been a fantastic year for music, with the ‘surprise release’ being the theme of the year. Be it bands dropping albums out of nowhere with no warning, or announcing audacious plans to release five albums in a year (I’m looking at you, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard), in 2017 you’ve never quite known what’s coming next. Here’s what I thought were the ten finest albums of the year.
2017 is nearly coming to an end, and there’s still so many albums left to review. So many in fact, that here Indiecisive is trying a brand new format – the mini review. In one paragraph each, here’s my thoughts on 20 albums released in the latter months of 2017, in alphabetical order by artist. Let’s go.