About Chris Budd


Chris Budd is the founder/owner/editor of Toronto-based music blog Indie Music Filter and the president of music publishing/brokering company Bearsuit Publishing.

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The Bronze Medal

The Bronze Medal

Another great find in my inbox today.  How often does that happen twice in a day?

Here’s Bath, UK band The Bronze Medal with “Tunnel”; produced  by Vageir Sigurosson (Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, Feist, Damon Albarn) off the band’s debut LP ‘Darlings’ set for release in September.

Take a listen below and watch the bands’ album teaser.

Currently Listening To: Illitry

Currently Listening To: Illitry

I was hoping to find something great in my inbox today…

Illitry (pronounced ILL-a-tree) are a electronic group from Hamilton, Ontario, who’ve recently released a video for their song “Runaways”.  Directed by Brooks Reynolds (Monster Truck, Arkells) with music produced by Michael Keire (The Dirty Nil, Wildlife, New Hands), “Runaways” depicts the distressing tale of two young women and their supernatural transformation as they seek revenge against an oppressive employer.

Look for this song on an EP due out in November.

Officially on my radar now.

Video: “Atomic” by Phoria

Video: “Atomic” by Phoria

Truly believing this band can’t do wrong, check out the latest song from UK band Phoria.  “Atomic” closes out the four songs we’ve heard from the Display EP, which might hold a record for the only EP to have had all of its tracks featured separately on Indie Music Filter.  There’s no medal for that honour, but it must tell you that we’re huge fans of this band right now.

The video (produced and directed by Jim Howells), who last year was selected to take part in Soundscreen at the Brighton Dome. Soundscreen is an event organised by popupbrighton that marries visual artists and bands together for a live performance event.  Howells was paired up with Phoria and created a 4 minute animation to accompany “Atomic”.

Its pretty stunning and must be a treat for Radiohead fans (although thats the first time I’ve made that comparison here).

Watch the video below.  Stream the EP further down.  And tourdates below that.

+ UK Tour Dates.

6th July – Barn on the Farm Festival, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
11th July – Festibelly, LYMINGTON
16th July – Red Room, NOTTINGHAM
17th July – Broadcast, GLASGOW
18th July – Cockpit 3, LEEDS
22nd July – The Cookie Jar, LEICESTER
23rd July – Oakford Social Club, READING
24th July – 60 Million Postcards, BOURNEMOUTH
25th July – Birdcage, BRISTOL
26th July – The Sunflower Lounge, BIRMINGHAM
29th July – The Castle, MANCHESTER
2nd August – Farm Festival, BRUTON

Indie Music Filter: Best Of June 2014 (Playlists)

Indie Music Filter: Best Of June 2014 (Playlists)

Playlists are up!  Here’s what I thought was the best of June 2014 on RdioSoundcloudSpotify and Youtube.  This month, look for songs from Superhumanoids, Caribou, Wild Party, Rich Aucoin and many more.

Best of June 2014: Playlist (Rdio) / Best of June 2014: Playlist (Soundcloud) / Best of June 2014: Playlist (Spotify) / Best of June 2014: Playlist (Youtube)