Indie Roundup | 44 Songs To Take You Higher This Tuesday (Part 3)

Canyon, Dollyrots, Chloe Roy, Shane Ghostkeeper and more acts to close the show.

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Canyon speak their mind, The Dollyrots take it easy on Lionel, Chloe Foy starts over, Shane Ghostkeeper gives it a name, Mellor go blank — and that will wrap up your Tuesday Roundup. You don’t want to overdo it; tomorrow’s a workday, after all.

 


31 | Canyon | Minority Outspoken

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Melbourne’s Canyon, an alt-metal / stoner / prog power trio, have released Minority Outspoken, from Canyon’s upcoming EP Static. The song is full of classic heavy rock riffs and soulful vocal melodies that hark back to the great alternative rock and metal bands of the ’90s. “We love this jumpy, punky riff and this song is hella fun to play live,” they say. “Slightly more serious subject matter delivered on the platter of hyperactive stoner grunge we are polishing up.” Canyon formed in 2020 in Melbourne, and are composed of bassist and singer Alex Duin, guitarist Dalton Courtney and drummer David Collopy. The band’s sound has been compared to Soundgarden, Rage Against The Machine, Tool and Mastodon.”


32 | The Dollyrots | Easy

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Surprise! We have a new single out. For the Yacht Rock Punk compilation, we turned out a version of The Commodores’ ’70s classic Easy (Like Sunday Morning). We didn’t expect it to turn out this fun, but here ya go! It’s basically Kelly channeling her best Lionel Richie.”


33 | Chloe Foy | Where Shall We Begin

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Chloe Foy has shared the title track from her upcoming debut album Where Shall We Begin. Arriving June 11, the album closes the chapter on a formative period for the Gloucestershire-via-Manchester songwriter. After losing her father to depression, Foy embarked on a 10-year-period where she followed her career path tirelessly whilst also dealing with the internal and external fallout from losing an influential figure so young. Foy said: “This song is about the moment that the complexity of life dawns on you. When you lose people you love, you realise life isn’t what you hoped or expected it to be and feel quite betrayed by that. However, it’s also a nod to those who are around to comfort us and who bring us round to the idea that maybe it’ll be OK.”


34 | Shane Ghostkeeper | One More Name

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Shane Ghostkeeper is a musician from Calgary, recognized for his songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Shane spent his adolescence isolated by Northern Alberta’s geography, listening to country music records and developing an admiration for individuals who had the ability to convey rich stories through song. Later he found another world in the self-aware genres of art rock and experimental folk, with this exploration in tribute to his family. His latest single One More Name is a love letter that sets the stage for a proposal. He appeals to his partner, disclosing that “the piece to this inner puzzle, the key to this heart’s muzzle, is and always was your eyes.”


35 | Mellor | Vacant Stare

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Following on from the enormous success of their previously shared single Lost In This World, which dropped in February, Reading indie-rockers Mellor have now returned to announce the details of their next EP Fragment Of Imagination, alongside the blistering Vacant Stare. It is clear these boys mean business as their latest effort sees them rattle off one powerful hook after another, creating one of the most intense listening experiences of their career so far. They said, “Vacant Stare is about becoming hostile and reliant on confrontation to feel good. It came from observing people arguing on social media about the most trivial subjects.”


36 | Natalie McCool | Heaven

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Emerging alt-pop artist Natalie McCool will release her new album Memory Girl on July 30. Her newest single Heaven looks to showcase exactly what we can expect from this upcoming collection. The track adopts a myriad of diverse and exciting pop-rock textures to deliver a blissfully warm and spellbinding sound that perfectly cements her intentions. She said, “Memory Girl is about childhood and adulthood. Songs that feel introspective. Songs about not having a voice, finding a voice, jealousy, love, loss and peace. It’s about things that have left a deep mark on you one way or another, those moments from the past that hit you and knock you sideways, either making you laugh out loud or nearly die of embarrassment.”


37 | Crimson Calamity | My Best Friends

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Crimson Calamity release their witty fan-favorite track My Best Friends as the new single off their upcoming untitled project. The duo of Lauren Harding and Mallory Trunnell have been writing and performing together since 2014. Inspired by the music of Fleetwood Mac and The Civil Wars, they merge Americana and folk-rock effortlessly, creating stories that speak to the masses and individual hearts all at once. Crimson Calamity celebrate the simpler times of lighting it up and drifting away from the world on new single, My Best Friends. Between the effortless cello progression performed by Brian Allen and their campfire-style vocals, the duo reminiscence about summer nights under the stars through witty wordplay and feel-good storytelling.”


38 | Belvedere | Camera Obscura

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Calgary punks Belvedere have released another track off their upcoming LP Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense, out May 14. It was recorded at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, produced by Casey Lewis and Steve Rawles, and engineered mixed & mastered by Lewis. Canadian skate-punk legends Belvedere barely need an introduction. They are heroes of fast, furious, melodic punk, who’ve never lost sight of their roots. Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense features a furious mix of old and new. The new direction in songwriting is attributed to new members Dan Wollach on guitar and Ryan Mumby on bass. The all-familiar speed, the riffs, the insightful lyrics and singalong harmonies are all still there thanks to drummer Lewis and lead singer & founder Rawles.”


39 | Rachel Baiman | No Good Time For Dying

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:No Good Time For Dying, the second single from my upcoming album Cycles, is out today. I wrote this song while watching my grandmother struggle with physical regression and loss of dignity in her old age. As we begin to process the trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic, I want to send this song out to all of the elders we’ve lost this year, knowing that death is not always peaceful, but oftentimes painful, ugly and in some cases lonely. Despite the very dark statement above, I am fully vaccinated and feeling hopeful as winter turns to spring! I hope you all are seeing some sunshine these days, and feeling like better things are ahead for all of us.”


40+41 | Flying Lotus | Black Gold (ft. Thundercat) + Between Memories (ft. Niki Randa)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Flying Lotus shares Black Gold ft. Thundercat and Between Memories ft. Niki Randa, two new singles from director LeSean Thomas’s upcoming Netflix anime series Yasuke, out April 29. The singles serve as the opening theme and closing credits for the series. A dream project for the producer, Flying Lotus consulted on the story, working alongside renowned anime creators MAPPA Studios as an executive producer on the project. His creativity in this role was driven by an opportunity to communicate from a unique and necessary perspective. “[LeSean] and I talked about being outsiders in anime,” he says. “I was like, ‘Why aren’t more Black kids trying to do this? Why is it so out of the ordinary?’ He was saying that it’s because they don’t have examples.”


42+43 | B-Real | Mother Mary (ft. DJ Paul) + Triple OG (ft. Freeway)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:B-Real aka Dr. Greenthumb, one of the lead rappers of Coast Cypress, dropped Mother Mary ft. DJ Paul and Triple OG ft. Freeway. Both tracks were produced by Grammy-winning producer Scott Storch and will be featured on B-Real‘s forthcoming solo album, due out this summer.”


44 | Hey Baby! | Walking Home

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Hey Baby! are an alternative/surf/punk band from Brisbane and have just released their single Walking Home. It’s a sonic punk anthem about bumping into your ex and hooking up; don’t do it! In four and a half minutes you will ride a wave of anger, bitterness, and cynicism, peppered with desire and lost love. Backed by blistering guitars, wild drum fills that impossibly stay in time, and supersonic soundscapes that layer upon themselves to create gooey waves of punk rock goodness. Hey Baby! are known for their fast, jangly, energetic tunes and highly entertaining live show.