“Remember the days when the only way we discovered new music through magazines and newspapers? Times have changed and although we do love a bit of nostalgia here at Talk About Pop Music we move with the times. So here it is – a brand new playlist, available to you instantly.”

The New Music Express is one of our newer Spotify playlists that’s growing all the time.

Updated regularly with new songs of a more indie, edgy vibe, it contains 100 awesome songs! Find out more here.

So, what’s new on the New Music Express recently?

‘Lost’ – Fat Cat

Momentum is quickly gathering for the young Birmingham based band Fat Cat. Having gigged relentlessly across the midlands, developing a loyal, passionate army of fans, this four piece write honestly and broadly about adolescent struggles of their transition to adult life.

Fat Cat deliver relatable themes through rousing, compelling arena-sized guitar anthems. Their hook filled melodies are partnered with powerful vocals which are sure to remain in the head of the listener some time.

‘Keep It Warm’ – Miles Recommends

Miles Recommends is an Australian indie rock band based in Melbourne who blend a wide range of rock, blues, folk and pop influences into a vibrant and moving musical odyssey which form a backdrop to their ongoing dissection of social norms. Oh, and they’re named after their local video store clerk!

‘Men Cry Too!’ – Chay Snowdon

Chay Snowdon are an Indie Pop/ Indie Rock n’ Roll four-piece outfit based in the South West. With Liam Roberts providing anthemic guitar riffs on lead guitar, George Roach complementing Ed Fox’s strong and powerful drum parts, with his thick and simplistic bass lines. Which when put together provide a sublime wall of sound for Chay Snowdon to add his chugging rhythm guitar and uniquely powerful vocals.

‘No Control’ – Wildlife

Toronto’s Wildlife have been captivating lovers of brazen, fully charged indie rock for over a decade. Audiences have experienced their infinitely catchy sound in the form of dramatic live shows throughout the United States and in every nook and cranny of their beloved Canadian homeland

Wildlife erupted onto the stage with Strike Hard, Young Diamond in 2010. Drawing comparisons to Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire, the band carried their ethos of live inclusivity with an ever-increasing desire to tear down the barrier between artist and audience.

‘Not A Stranger’ – Rags And Riches

RAGS AND RICHES are an adrenalized, American Pop-Rock band hailing from Lexington, Kentucky. Formed in 2017, the band features brothers Tanner & Peyton Whitt. Over the last two years, the band has discovered their unique sound, identity, and aesthetic. In February of 2019, RAGS AND RICHES released their debut single, ‘Speed Of Sound’. Impressively, they clocked in over 650,000 Spotify streams and over 500,000 YouTube views in less than three months. The duo plans to set out on their first headlining tour this fall.

‘Oh, She’ – Also Joe

Woah, slow down! Now, I’m no mind-reader, but I bet you’re wondering who this band is. Those guys playing the enchanting, sublime tunes… Yup, that’s us. We’re comprised of Wyatt, Jesse, Jordan, Paige, and me: Joe. We do have a story of how we got here. But first, we’re going to need to rewind all the way…. back.

Also Joe is a local band based out of the charming beach town of Wilmington, NC. Often times, we contemplate the hilarity of the random events that brought us all together.

Wait there’s more…

‘She Denies Herself The Things She Loves’ – The Skullers

‘Glorious Conformity’ – The 88s

‘Pizza Time!’ – Feed The Monkeys

‘Norman Bates’ – Vanillaroma

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.