On deck first comes a track from UK artists Vinyl Staircase. With raving reviews from NME, BBC, and from fellow musicians Wolf Alice, this group sure does have the credentials to be your next obsession. As we've been seeing here on IndieBeat, psychedelic-infused indie rock is an emerging trend in the 2015 musical landscape, but Into The Aquarelle soon takes you for a ride with an exploratory surf rock sound mixed with elements reminiscent of an Incubus and White Denim sort of vibe. With an epic guitar breakdown leading into refreshingly marinated rumination riffs, the polyphonic texture on this song is perfectly quilted.
Fans of IndieBeat will be thrilled with this track from Australian Left., whose reverberating sound aesthetic fits nicely between artists like Cathedrals and Miss Geo. Lay With Me is a calming and comforting taste of relaxing charm that connotes coastal reflection. With a nice juxtaposition between fluctuating frenetic electronics, arpeggiated riffage, and smooth-soothing-soaring vocals, it's a thoughtfully layered display of how the duo "push[es] the envelope of alternative and popular music." It's a fantastic ebb and flow reminiscent of influence Little Dragon, that just flourishes into this cultural melange of pure passion. It's an indescribable experience.
Keeping with theme of simplicity and coastal feels, here's a lyrical showcase from southwest sister band Poema. With an alluring vocal cadence their name is very fitting, especially in the poetic track Go Away. This song is full of incredible soul encapsulated in a vulnerability masked by pained ferocity. Be prepared, this melody will be stuck in your head for days to come, but luckily it leaves you with this invigorating ease provided by the atmospheric and nostalgically cerebral piano breakdown. You will certainly not want to go away from this duo after listening this feel-good track.
We now present you with an undiscovered goldmine, no joke. Setting out to make "atmospheric/hip hop/beat things" under the name of PARCS, singer-songwriter Elly Sinnett and producer Joe Coote join forces to create something quite electronically special. Dosage is the opening track off their debut-EP 'Day and Night' and it's certainly an appropriate depiction of their glistening euphoric synth aesthetic. Forlorn yet empowered this track is simply indulgent. It's a sound you'll definitely want to dive into, where the music carries you through an intricate narrative full of deep-sensing emotion and desiring aspirations. A song fit for a beautiful Summer's night under the stars.
Finally, we pump up the energy with this mixtape's finale: WOOF. gives us an electronically influenced taste of experimental indie rock in Baba. Reminiscent of Bombay Bicycle Club's latest record of ornate folk songs, the instrumental development and layered texture on this track is impeccable. It's on par with Byrne-Eno collaboration tracks, St. Vincent's frenetic guitar distortions, and The Polyphonic Spree's general vibe. It's an edgy unpredictable joyride with a cogent melodic vision as the driving fuel. When something so finely crafted seems ingeniously improvisational, you know you have a stellar hit on your hands.