It what seem like an unusual move for a traditional rock band, Band Of Skulls hired producer Richard X for their latest album Love Is All You Love. He has encouraged the band to experiment and add some electronic elements to their sound. It is still a rock album, but with an extra pop punch. Various LP and CD versions available, also available on cassette on So Recordings.
Holy Doom is the second album by Demob Happy, the follow up to their 2015 debut, Dream Soda. The trio formed in Newcastle as a quartet, but now, one member lighter, call Brighton home. Going by the few snippets we’ve heard, whilst keeping the post-grunge indie rock of their debut, the band have added some vocal harmonies to their sound. LP and CD on So Recordings.
An indie pop band from none other than Essex, Morning Parade offer up a synthy slice of electro-pop on their new record, quite fittingly titled 'Pure Adulterated Joy'. The record recalls Rogue Wave in their colourful electronic phase, while utilising the kind of scorching guitar riffs Coldplay wept into on 'X & Y' and bringing piano to the crux of all matters on songs like "Alienation". It's emotive indie pop to help make the English indie pop pool that bit more emotive.