Leon in the Wild
You Can Leave a Mess in Here
Based in Northern California, Leon in the Wild has been quietly creating lofi indie pop, drawing inspiration from super-bands like The Beatles, to 90s heroes Built to Spill, and indie bands DIIV and Smith Westerns. Latest single You Can Leave a Mess in Here is an upbeat summer tune that has us dreaming of our next road trip!
Toronto musician Andy Shauf has release The Neon Skyline B-sides Judy and Jeremy’s Wedding, giving us a glimpse at a couple of the 50+ songs he wrote for the record released in January, but that didn’t quite make the cut due to them falling outside of the timeline for the songs on the album which all sit within one night. Chilled and perfect for a midweek breather, we’re loving them on this sunny Wednesday.
Stay Up, Stephanie
From UK-based artist and producer Brijs comes his third single from forthcoming album Glitra. Stay Up, Stephanie is an upbeat ode to staying out all night (no one likes to be the first to go home now, do they?)… Take a listen.
Highlights (Bonus Tracks)
London-based Flawes (aka frontman JC, drummer Josh Hussey, and guitarist Freddie Edwards) chose one song each to feature on this EP, giving us three bonus tracks after the release of their debut album Highlights to dig into whilst we await the arrival of brand new music later this year!
The Day I Lose My Mind
Loss, grief and mourning are all too familiar to Lauren Spear, aka Le Ren, and once again that’s what the latest single taken from the artist’s debut EP Morning & Melancholia touches on. The EP will be released July 31 via Secretly Canadian, so give this track a listen for now and follow Le Ren on Instagram to keep up with new music.
I’m not sure it would’ve felt right making a 6 to Spin Now without a track off of Miss Swift’s surprise Indie-Folk, cool-capitalisation-lacking album… we just quite honestly weren’t prepared for all the lower-case song names and Bon Iver vocals. So, after much deliberation over which song to add the the playlist, we’ve decided to just leave the whole album here. Because choosing is hard. What’s your favourite tune on folklore? Let us know in the comments or over on our socials!