Video: “Silly Ghost” by The Majority Says

Video: “Silly Ghost” by The Majority Says

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Since hitting our radar with their tune “114″ a few years back, The Majority Says have been preparing for big things.  With the launch of their debut full-length album in but a couple weeks, the Swedish indie pop group just released the accompanying video for their tune “Silly Ghost” and like the song itself, it’s a beauty.

Hanna Antonssen’s sweet and delicate vocals float above the building folk track, reminiscent of what it might sound like if Ellie Goulding fronted Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers.  At its biggest moments, The Majority Says delivers everything you would expect and more, including a powerful chorus of “aahs” and a spirited stomp along rhythm, but it’s the song’s softest points that allow the band’s unique textures and melancholic lyrics to shine through.

The Majority Says’ self-titled debut album comes out July 25th, and they’re touring throughout Germany this fall.

Video: “Atomic” by Phoria

Video: “Atomic” by Phoria

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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)

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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)

Filligar – “Motor Shine”

Filligar – “Motor Shine”

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In October last year we shared Chicago indie rockers Filligar new track “Photos Of Madrid” and predicted quite a few things in terms of their sound taking a little hop and skip toward a new direction – a direction we were only too ecstatic to hear.  Now they’re working on their sixth album and shared another gem with us called “Motor Shine”.  According to Paste – where the song just premiered – the new album was recorded in a studio that the band built inside an old boat warehouse in California.  “Motor Shine” and its hooky chorus allow for Jonny Mathias’s vocals to lead the way yet again, and the soothing familiarity and warmth of the melody certainly sound as relaxed as the summertime in California and really only mean one thing: we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!