We’ve selected VEDA as this week’s Artist Of The Week. The Birmingham native crafts cool, hazy music that falls somewhere in between dreampop and shoegaze, perfect for road trips and lazy days on the beach. If you’re a fan of Tame Impala, WAVVES, or Washed Out, you’ll definitely want to check out VEDA. Listen to our choice track “IF U STAY”:
Artist of the week
Playing in the echoes of 60’s & 70’s pop and soul, our Artist Of The Week Heidi Gowthorpe channels the sounds of legends like Nancy Sinatra and Patti Smith, while making her own spin by pulling sounds from blues and indie rock that fans of Florence + the Machine will love. We’ve chosen her song “Wednesday”, a delicate swinging number that, despite it’s name, sounds great on any day of the week!
Comprised of two brothers – Chris and James Goldsmith – and based in London, Birdyhop mixes laid-back rock with electronic elements that creates a shimmering sound that’s easy to listen to. Our pick “Hoping For A Miracle” is a catchy slice of indie rock, complete with slinky guitars and a chorus that hooks you in instantly. If you’re fans of bands like OK Go and Rogue Wave, give Birdyhop a listen!
Mixing disco and house with catchy vocals and hooky guitar riffs, Sweetmates are an indie pop duo from Brighton and this week’s Artist Of The Week. The duo take on a wide range of influences from genres as far apart as EDM and indie-rock which they blend with soulful pop vibes to create a thundering sound you can’t help but dance to. We’ve picked “WOOF” from their Disco Turd EP, as we think it’s catchy chorus and driving rhythm is a great fit for late night summer parties. If you’re a fan of Holy Ghost and Friendly Fires, you’ll definitely want to give Sweetmates a spin!