Circa Waves – “T-Shirt Weather”
As we’re nearing the end of summer, say goodbye with this quintessential, indie-pop track: “T-Shirt Weather” by Liverpool’s Circa Waves. The band have only released one record, Young Chasers, but it blurs the line between indie-pop and indie-rock, creating an approachable discography that pop-punks can shamelessly pick up on. It doesn’t matter if you’re singing in the backseat trying to catch a whisp of air conditioning, or if you’re singing in your bedroom trying to chill out under a ceiling fan, “T-Shirt Weather” and the rest of Young Chasers’ optimistic sound will get you through to the cool haven of fall.
Palma Violets – “Best Of Friends”
Palma Violets practice garage rock infused indie-pop with a touch of psychedelic—a quality and accessible combination for any pop-punk kid to enjoy. Their most acclaimed track, “Best Of Friends,” won NME’s Song Of The Year honor in 2012 and is a smooth introduction to the band’s hearty two LPs. Pairing raw vocals that glow with a gritty British accent and easy choruses that will spin in your head for days, London’s Palma Violets are a necessary addition to your indie-pop introduction playlist.
Panama Wedding – “Into Focus”
Panama Wedding are the rising stars of the summer festival circuit. With incredible debuts at Lollapalooza, Firefly and more, their latest EP, Into Focus, will make you feel like any day is summer.
The Neighbourhood – “R.I.P. 2 My Youth”
Mixing R&B vocals, surf-rock guitars and hip-hop beats, the Neighbourhood is a band that has a little bit of something for everyone. The band’s lead single off of their latest record, Wiped Out is an ode to growing up in the darkest way you could imagine.
Two Door Cinema Club – “Are We Ready? (Wreck)”
If you’ve been sleeping on Two Door Cinema Club the last few years, there’s no better time to wake up! While TDCC is a standard for most indie/rock listeners, it has been a minute since the band’s last album, Beacon, was released. The Irish trio just dropped two new singles off their forthcoming LP, Gameshow, and we couldn’t be happier to have new tunes.