Feature Articles

Colourful, creative and highlighting all the best new independent music

Feature / Weekly Round Up!

This is the surfy, fun, skillful, playful, smart band we've been waiting the whole summer for.

Music Hunter / Girls F*@#ing Rock Pt.6

There is something dreamlike, possibility even theatrical about “Superstar”. It’s not a waltz, but has a similar entrancing, infinite quality as Dre’s voice howls and weightlessly whirls through our atmosphere.

Feature / TGIM

Perfect for a car ride, perfect for an afternoon in the sun, this cut is sure to get your week started right.

Feature / New Videos

Still unsure if the lead character in the video is a man or a woman. I'm going with man. You?

Music Hunter / The Finest of Folk

We love folk music here at IMN because we love stories. The best folk music, young or old, is not only vibrant and earthy sounding but it's also full of story and purpose.

Feature / TGIM

PUP is exactly what everyone needs on a Monday. A big push forward and middle finger squarely raised.

Feature / New Videos

The track starts on a dash, peaks with a frenzied punch, and settles smoothly right into the sunset they've been glowing with from the first note.

Reviews

Passionate and honest words about music you should hear

Review / One Lone Boy / EP#1

OLB's music is like the warped floorboards and peeling paint at a rustic cabin in the woods. It's all character and countryside aesthetic; like crooked trees and wide open fields.

Review / Tom Brosseau / North Dakota Impressions

Brosseau is a small-town soul through and through, rarely venturing past folksy guitar and vocal arrangements in his nine albums since 2005, but unlike those trapped, he embraces the comforting simplicity of his songwriting and approaches North Dakota Impressions with the intentionality of a debut album.

Review / flout / Norman Doors

If the lo-fi bedroom folk/rock scene gets you off (which it damn well should), then flout’s Norman Doors deserves some privacy.

Interviews

Bringing you the bare bones from independent artists

Interview / Mary Lynn

I have a lot (seriously, a LOT) of feelings. Writing words and music are the way I manage them best. The human vibe is so important to me because I’m a real person who writes about real life, and that’s really the only thing I have to prove in my songs.

Interview / Kamikaze Girls

Music is the only reason I can get out of bed every day. It has been my whole life. It might not be like this for everyone but to a degree I think everyone can find something in music they can’t anywhere else, I’m a firm believer in that.

Interview / Churchkey

Churchkey was freedom and forgetting for the duration of their lightning-speed twenty-minute sets.

Music Hunter

Scrounging the world of music to bring you rare and beautiful gems

Music Hunter / Girls F*@#ing Rock Pt.6

There is something dreamlike, possibility even theatrical about “Superstar”. It’s not a waltz, but has a similar entrancing, infinite quality as Dre’s voice howls and weightlessly whirls through our atmosphere.

Music Hunter / The Finest of Folk

We love folk music here at IMN because we love stories. The best folk music, young or old, is not only vibrant and earthy sounding but it's also full of story and purpose.

Music Hunter / WTF

Wading in a bathtub full of fake blood while drinking champagne, eating random floaty noodles situated quite appetizingly right above your junk, pissing in your mouth. Yep, fits the bill.

Staff lists

Music compiled by people who care about, obsess over, and love independent music

Feature / The Beatmakers Pt.2

Jae Pyl | Feb 05, 2016

Groovy. Silky. Slow flow and fine.

Anthony Spak’s Top Five Acts To Watch In 2016

Anthony Spak | Jan 08, 2016

Lume’s approach to the recent shoegaze revival is modest but instantly gratifying: simple riffs and hard-hitting rhythms played loudly through high-end gear.

Lisa Fierstein’s Top Five Acts To Watch In 2016

Lisa Fierstein | Jan 07, 2016

Breakfast is a strange meal, and I think I like it that way.

Phil Gerigscott’s Top Five Bands To Watch In 2016

Phil Gerigscott | Jan 05, 2016

Just in time for the mid-winter glum and hopelessness, The Shivas will come to the rescue with their warm and sunny surf and psych.

Feature / Top Fifteen Albums of 2015

Jae Pyl | Dec 22, 2015

2015 was easily the year of indie alt-rock and female-led or dominated bands.