Quantic - Duvidó (with Pongo Love)

Here is one from a hot U.K. based indie label known as Tru Thoughts Recordings. One of their acts, out of Colombia, is known as Quantic, which is the moniker of a British chap named Will Holland. He crafts his music from his studio in the highlands of Bogota.

The Indies presents the music of Quantic
Cover to Quantic's album titled Magnetica - Artwork by Stephen Serrato
This colorful video, just below, is filled with people and festival street scenes in Colombia and is put to a song titled Duvidó from Quantic's album titled Magnetica. The song features Pongo Love, a stage name given to the Angolan artist Engrácia Domingues by her father, as a tribute to the Congolese singer M'Pongo Love. Enjoy! GC

Quantic - Duvidó (featuring Pongo Love)

Connect direct with Quantic at Quantic.Org

Connect direct with Pongo Love at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pongo-Love/1414215478816318

Connect direct with Tru Thoughts Recordings at Tru-Thoughts.Co.UK

Sandpaper & Lilt

A duo named Sandpaper & Lilt (featuring John Colella and Melanie Ruane) made a cool little song titled Back To The Stars.

Sandpaper & Lilt - Back To The Stars

Connect direct with Sandpaper & Lilt at SandpaperAndLilt.Com

"Royals" by Lorde covered by Hannah Holbrook, Ayo Awosika and The Arrow & The Bow

TheIndies.Com presents Hannah Holbrook | Ayo Awosika | The Arrow & The Bow

If you know and like SHEL, a stellar group of four sisters who has been featured here and here on The Indies before, you will enjoy what Hannah Holbrook (The H of SHEL) recorded with some of her friends with this cover song by Lorde titled Royals. Joining Hannah are her friends Ayo Awosika along with Hannah Christianson and Hillary Reynolds of a duo known as The Arrow & The Bow.

Catch Hannah Holbrook, Ayo Awosika, and The Arrow & The Bow in concert Dec 3rd - 7th in Newton Square PA, Hudson NY, ONLINE EVERYWHERE, NYC, and Boston.

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Draze - The Hood Ain't The Same

TheIndies.Com presents Draze - The Hood Ain't The Same

Macklemore tweeted:
The groove is infectious and the photography is brilliant. What Draze raps about seems to be a sign of the times. This isn't some left against right thing. It's the story that so many across America rightfully claim as Wall Street has been bailed out at the expense of Main Streets that have become more like Mean Streets of change through gentrification by big money interests propped up by yet another bubble driven by artificially low interest rates and a big flow of cash into the hands of those who should have been bankrupt when the last bubble popped. This re-pump of the many U.S. economic bubbles has displaced a great many people that hardly anyone talks about. Some call it progress, some like Draze call it something else. I can sympathize with his rap. GC

Draze - The Hood Ain't The Same

Connect direct with Draze at Draze206.com

The latest from Alexz Johnson

TheIndies.Com presents AlexzJohnson.Com

Last time The Indies featured Alexz Johnson was March 2013 (visit that post) and we were impressed by her not only for her music, but for her way of approaching the business. Fast forward to today, she's recently been talked about in the Wall Street Journal of all places (see article here), and has a fresh video to the tasty title track of her latest album titled Let 'Em Eat Cake which is featured below.  Enjoy! GC

Alexz Johnson - Let 'Em Eat Cake

Connect direct with Alexz Johnson at AlexzJohnson.Com


The Budos Band - Live in Austin

TheIndies.Com presents The Budos Band

The Budos Band is another great act that happens to be on the Daptone Records label, home to an eclectic array of real true unmanufactured soul, afro and jazz inspired acts of substance. It's really great to find a full band with real horn players like this. Now digging for more great takes of them with more to come. - GC

Connect direct with The Budos Band at TheBudosBand.Com


Thanks to Scott Hathaway for the original post of the above Budos Band performance shot August 21, 2010 at Mohawk in Austin Texas

Congas/Bongos -- Robert Lombardo
Percussion -- Vincent Balestrino
Conga/Percussion -- John Carbonella
Drums -- Brian Profilio
Bass Guitar -- Daniel Foder
Guitar -- Thomas Brenneck
Farfisa Organ -- Michael Deller
Trumpet -- Andrew Greene
Baritone Saxophone -- Jared Tankel

Director/DP/Editor -- Scott Hathaway
Camera Crew: Ken Dvorak, Chase Chesnutt, Gary Wilson, EJ Enriquez, and Dan Powers w/ Assistants: Alexander Clark and Damian Ramos Sosa.

London Grammar

TheIndies.Com presents London Grammar

Below are beautiful songs and music videos by the trio known as London Grammar from their debut album titled If You Wait. Enjoy! - GC

London Grammar - Hey Now

London Grammar - Sights

London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years

London Grammar - Strong

Connect direct with London Grammar at LondonGrammar.Com


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