Friday’s Finest is back once again brought to you by ourselves and your favourite three music blogs, It’s All Indie, Indie Central Music & Nexus Music Blog!
Dan from Turtle Tempo’s pick: Basement Club – Back There
The large town of Swindon in Wiltshire is famous for a couple of things; an award winning railway museum, and one of the UK’s scariest junctions, Magic Roundabout – and it’s safe to say you’ll be going round and round in circles when you’re moshing away to Basement Club’s brand new single, ‘Back There’.
Basement Club are quintet who have spoiled us with absolute feel-good indie bangers like ‘Florence’, the band have a growing reputation after attracting interest from BBC Introducing and playing at last year’s Truck Festival. We can’t wait to hear more from the guys this year, who are now based in Surrey.
Fred from It’s All Indie’s pick: Prima Queen – Brownstone
Prima Queen is an all female indie/alternative rock band fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail who hails from Bristol in the UK (which has one of the best music scenes in the country) and Kristin McFadden who’s a Chicago, IL local. Their music style is very Indie-Pop with a twist, add some horns in, sweet vocal melodies, some beautiful guitars in the background and you’ve got something very addictive and unique.
The band draws their influences from artists such as Alvvays and Julia Jacklin, with some comparisons being drawn against Haim and The Big Moon with this new cut. It’s no wonder they’ve already found their way onto their local BBC Introducing (BBC West) and have had a feature in Fred Perry Subculture – another site dedicated to finding quality new bands. With the band just coming off a tour with The Big Moon it’ll be no time before their sweet music will be all over the internet awash with fanfare. If you want to catch them live they’ve got a date at Green Man Festival in August.
Alex from Indie Central Music’s pick: Probably Oslo – Little by Little
Alt-indie quartet Probably Oslo return with ‘Little By Little’ today as the South East London band follow up on their well-received debut ‘Hideaway’.
Combining sharp, earnest songwriting with the beguiling tonality of ’70s and ’80s guitar pop, Probably Oslo emerged from the Peckham Indie scene in early 2019, using the basement of a local record shop to put on packed out shows to a loyal following. Their modern take on classic guitar pop contrasted the post-punk pouring out of the area.
‘Little By Little’ is inspired by the classic sounds of Fleetwood Mac. It’s a guitar pop song that crackles with vintage tonality and warmth. Written in both commiseration and celebration of the ending of a relationship, it personifies and exhumes the complex range of emotions felt in that moment. Lush instrumentation, irresistible vocal arrangements and tireless rhythm bring home a song that walks a compelling line between classic and contemporary. Next in the pipeline, the band say fan favourite ‘Meridian Lines’ is expected to be released in May so stay tuned on ICM for more updates.
Michael from Nexus Music Blog’s pick: Venus Demilo – Deja Vu
Venus Demilo are a four piece based out of Liverpool. Made up of Tom Anderson (vocals, guitar), Josh Adams (backing vocals and guitar), Jake Worboys (bass) and Ryan Williams (drums). The band have just released two new tracks, both of which are incredibly vibrant. Yet it is ‘Deja Vu’ that we have selected this week!
‘Deja Vu’ has plenty of elements that will get you moving and allow you to appreciate the space that Venus Demilo have cut out for themself as they continue their emergence. The guitar riff is catchy, the beat is smooth, the vocals pristine. It’s a track to vibe to, and right before summer? Too kind lads, you’re just too kind.