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Teenage Joans Launch Indie Horror Film Inspired By Debut Album

After captivating listeners with their debut album, released on October 13 last year, Australian darlings Teenage Joans has launched an indie horror film inspired by their record, welcome, The Rot That Grows Inside My Chest (The Film). Directed by Jamie Al Kayyali, the short film, which runs just over 20 minutes, was completed self-funded and written by the duo. In the enchanting world of Rotland, Cahli Blakers and Tahlia Borg—portraying themselves—embark on a whimsical yet cautionary journey, with hues of red and purple painting the landscape. The adventure unfolds in Chapter 1: Superglue, where an advertisement for candy apple pills… Read more »


Knox Is The Next Big Indie Popstar

Nashville-based indie pop artist, Knox exploded onto the scene in late 2022 with his song “Sneakers“. An instant viral hit, the track gained over 2 million views overnight on TikTok before amassing nearly 30 million streams to date. It was an impressive introduction to say the least, but no one can accuse him of being a one-hit-wonder. He inked a deal with Barbershop Records and Atlantic Records after demanding their attention with his obviously captivating songwriting abilities. Knox quickly followed up his massive first single with a string of popular follow-ups, including “I Don’t Wanna Know,” “Love Letter,” and “Dumpster… Read more »


The Rise Of Indie Rockstar Roe Kapara

Roe Kapara recently stopped by the idobi Radio studios to perform live acoustic sessions of his songs “Everything’s Fine(Nuke Song)“, “Everyone’s Dying(Grandma’s Drunk Again)“, and a lovely cover of Cage The Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams.” Afterwards, he sat down with our very own, Eddie Barella to discuss his rise to success, the release of his new EP I Hope Hell Isn’t Real, and more. Kapara is meticulous and clever with the way he presents his music to people, particularly online. His TikTok and Instagram Reel content feels otherworldly, as if viewers are being invited into a unique universe that he has… Read more »


Soccer Mommy Covers Taylor Swift’s “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” With Indie Ease

Soccer Mommy, aka Nashville-based Sophie Allison, is always down to inject her melancholy indie-rock sensibilities into covers of her favorite tracks from other artists. Today, the artist shared her cover of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour surprise song “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” and announced Soccer Mommy’s forthcoming cover song EP Karaoke Night. The five-track release arrives on listening platforms on Sept. 22 via Loma Vista and is available for pre-order.  Uniquely, Swift’s self-titled record from 2006 is a major source of inspiration for Soccer Mommy. “I really wanted to cover this song because it’s one of my favorites… Read more »


KennyHoopla Offers Laid-back Indie Sound On “keep a window open//”

Pop-punk rising star KennyHoopla is back with an eclectic new single “keep a window open//.” This track is preceded by the July release of his three-song EP BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT// featuring none other than frequent collaborator blink-182’s Travis Barker. The two even shared their official music video for the stand-out track “MARRY KILL F*CK//.” Departing from the raw punk rock sounds of the EP, this new single sees more indie elements at play with mellow, ethereal vocals. “‘keep a window open//’ is a song that is an ode to my roots and day one inspirations,” KennyHoopla says of… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Just Like Heaven Festival – Indie Rock Bliss in Southern California

As the sun was setting over the Rose Bowl on May 13, nostalgic indie rock filled the Southern California air. Just Like Heaven, the single-day indie rock festival was in full swing across two stages in Pasadena’s canyons. The day was filled with sunshine and legends of the indie scene, punctuated by a visceral performance from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to close out the night.  When the lineup was announced, Just Like Heaven instantly became one of the most interesting draws of the season. Single-day, genre-specific festivals are thriving in the modern music festival industry. At just over $125, festival-goers… Read more »


Indie-Pop Band Lavalove Sign to Pure Noise & Share New Single “One Last Heart”

The Californian indie-pop outfit, Lavalove have announced their signing to Pure Noise Records today. To celebrate the news, the group has released a brand new single “One Last Heart“. The track definitely falls into the indie-pop world, but upon first listen it oozes a surf-rock inspired ambience coated in shimmery guitar tones and glossy vocals. The band takes influence from a multitude of genres – everything from modern indie, to blues rock, to acid jazz. Lavalove was created in Los Angeles, California by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tealarose Coy. On lead guitar, Jenny was the next member of the band,… Read more »


Indie-pop darling Anna Shoemaker buries the past in “I Think I” ahead of ‘Hey Anna’ EP release

Anna Shoemaker, the young New York transplant, has released her confessional new single, “I Think I.” “I Think I” follows the release of “Holly” which Anna issued in January and sparked a “viral TikTok moment” garnering more than 1.7 million views on her platform. “I Think I” and “Holly” are two of the five enchanting tracks that make up her eagerly-anticipated EP Hey Anna which is expected to drop in June 2023 via +1 Records. Hey Anna marks the young musician’s first project since 2022’s full-length Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire). You can presave Hey Anna here. Read… Read more »


shallow pools (Boston Indie Pop Band)

This week we chinwag about some of the first gigs we ever played when we started in the industry. Afterward we chat with Boston based indie pop band, shallow pools.

The members include drummer Ali Ajemian, lead vocalist Glynnis Brennan, guitarist Jess Gromada and bassist Haley Senft. They tell us about their journey from starting out as a cover band while in school together, to writing original music and finding the bands sound, to releasing their newest single “Glow”, being proud members of the LGBTQ+ community, and so much more! 

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