We are being inundated with amazing music that we just have to tell you about! This week we have a bunch of upcoming stuff you are going to want to know about to keep your indie cred in tact. If you are a band looking for coverage of a new single, EP or album hit us up to be featured! This weeks batch is so great! Big shout out to Mimo, loving the EP!!!


BloodMakesNoise Rating:  10/10  

Genre: Soul, R&B, Triphop, Rap 

What the band says they sound like: Neo-Soul, R&B, Street Jazz, Flowing witty poetry 

What we think they sound like: Amazing is the word. It combines in an eloquent way soul, jazz, R&B, rap, indie pop and a million other things a sweet vocal that flows lyrically and sounds like honey.  I feel like a jazz fan, rap fan, indie pop fan, fans of music in general will find something to love about Montreal’s Mimo. Think of her like a more soulful version of Portishead with a rap vibe. 

Songs to add to your playlist: An Introduction, Sunflower Head, So Far So Good, Funghi, Void of Course 



BloodMakesNoise Rating:  7.5/10  

Genre: Gothy Industrial Indie Pop 

What the band says they sound like: dark electronic duo, apocalyptic 

What we think they sound like: They always remind me of if Peter Murphy started Bauhaus in the 2000’s instead of in the 1970’s. It’s dark brooding industrial but in a chill indie pop way. At times it’s Depeche Mode meets Bauhaus and that’s a good thing. 

Songs to add to your playlist: Sight Unseen, Nightmare Pills, At The Moondial 

The new album isn’t out yet but here’s something from their last album. 



BloodMakesNoise Rating:  9.5 /10  

Genre: R&B, Soul, Jazz Pop 

What the band says they sound like: From a review “Daptone soul, jazz/funk fusion, dub reggae, experimental hip-hop and '70s classic rock” 

What we think they sound like: Musically “Monster Truck” could almost be a Ben Folds song with a smooth R&B vocal performed by Bill Withers. It has elements of modern indie pop, jazz, R&B and lots of other nuances that make it interesting and catchy. On other tracks like “Busy On A Saturday Night” it’s straight up Motown mixed with modern sampling. This is for fans of everything from Norah Jones to Marvin Gaye. 

Songs to add to your playlist: Monster Truck, Busy On A Saturday Night 



BloodMakesNoise Rating:  9.5/10  

Genre: Jazz, Instrumental, Lounge, Indie Pop, Surf 

What the band says they sound like: guitar twang, Latin piano, harp, crunchy drums, solid organ, and a re-visiting dash of sass 

What we think they sound like: This album is so eclectic that it’s hard to pin down exactly what it is. It’s like Combustible Edison, The Budos Band, Jaga Jazzist and sometimes even The Ventures. Songs that kind of like they could all be the theme song for The Kids In The Hall if they needed to replace their intro music. Love this band and the overall vibe. 

Songs to add to your playlist: The Devil’s Drug Dealer, Night Drive, Go To Hell Adam!, How Are Your 30’s Thus Far If I May Ask? 



BloodMakesNoise Rating:  8/10  

Genre: Indie Rock/ Indie Pop 

What the band says they sound like: From a review “influenced by the upbeat 2000s indie boom as they do the downcast post-punk and dream-pop of the ’80s” 

What we think they sound like: Take a great 80’s pop song like A-ha’s “Take On Me”, strip away the falsetto vocal and inject cool swagger like Julian Casablancas. Throw in a dash of modern synth and that is an approximation of this band. Infectious pop that has elements of things like The Cure to Phantogram. I hear lots of early 2000’s influence like The Killers to Death Cab For Cutie. One of those bands that pull from all their influences equally so as not to become a one trick pony. 

Songs to add to your playlist: Nowhere, Valens, Halloween 

By Don Templeton

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