Some people are fans of pop-rock. Some people are fans of classic rock. Some people are fans of blues. Some people are fans of power pop, too. If you’re like us, you can enjoy them all, and then some. But what if you’re looking for something special, unconventional, and new? Check out these artists below!
There are so many independent artists out there, creating incredible songs and albums that deserve to be heard by more people. But with so many artists out there, it can be hard to find the good ones—so we did the work for you. We’ve curated playlists of our favourite new releases from this month in Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Blues and Power Pop.
We’ll also put the most important links for their social media. So if you want to find out more about these artists or find more music they’ve released, follow the links we provide in the article.
Check it out and follow these artists on Spotify so you can keep up with their new releases!
The Pulltops releasing Stronger
Their latest single, “Stronger,” showcases their unique blend of alternative rock, soft rock, and classic rock, with a touch of nostalgic US-based culture
1) SONIC MAVEN – Look At Me Now
Hailing from Colorado Springs, the alternative rock band SONIC MAVEN is making waves with their anthemic new single, “Look At Me Now.”
Drawing inspiration from The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys, their unique sound is a breath of fresh air in the US-based culture of indie rock. As one critic put it, “SONIC MAVEN’s music is a sonic explosion that demands attention.”
Their male vocals and classic sound create an irresistible blend of garage rock and rock n roll, reminiscent of The White Stripes and Royal Blood. With “Look At Me Now,” they’ve crafted a grunge-infused, brutal rock masterpiece that’s impossible to ignore.
The raw emotion in their emo rock undertones will captivate listeners everywhere.
2) NERO SIMON AND THE SUNSETTERS – Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty Live Cover)
If you’re a fan of 80’s rock and soft rock, then you’ll love NERO SIMON AND THE SUNSETTERS. The Atlanta-based band is bringing back music from the 80s with their single Baker Street (Live Cover) by Nero Simon And The Sunsetters.
On March 18, 2023, Nero Simon and the Sunsetters recorded a live performance of Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, an exhilarating rendition of the classic rock classic by one of the greatest rock bands of all time. During the month of March 2022, the band released its debut album of original material.
Nero Simon And The Sunsetters’ sound is a mix of soft rock and soul rock that makes you feel like you’re in the 80s or even better yet, at a concert in your hometown.
This band will take you back to simpler times when life was less complicated and there were no worries or stresses – just good music played by talented musicians who love what they do! Check out their website or follow them on Spotify to learn more about this.
3) MATTHEW AND THE ARROGANT SEA – Webs
He, the lead singer of Matthew And The Arrogant Sea, brings a unique flavour to the indie rock scene. Hailing from Denton, united states, this band has been enchanting listeners across the globe with their alt-rock pop tunes for more than two decades.
Their latest single, “Webs,” showcases the group’s ability to create super catchy, synth indie rock tracks that resonate with fans of bands like Radiohead and the National.
One listens to “Webs” and it’s clear that Matthew And The Arrogant Sea have crafted a banger. The male vocals and singer-songwriter approach give the track a classic sound, while the rock-pop elements keep it fresh and modern.
“Their music is like a breath of fresh air in us based culture,” a fan raves, emphasizing the band’s distinctiveness.
Don’t miss out on Matthew And The Arrogant Sea’s indie melodic pop rock. Check out “webs,” visit their website, and follow them on Spotify. Be sure to like and listen to our playlist, where you’ll find more super edgy tracks from this talented group.
4) TOM PINSENT – Outskirts
Hailing from Grand Falls – Windsor, Canada, independent artist Tom Pinsent has recently released a single that is sure to captivate fans of soft rock and Canadian-based culture.
“Outskirts” is an exquisite blend of male and female vocals, reminiscent of classic rock and rock pop legends such as Fleetwood Mac and Bryan Adams.
The song showcases Tom’s singer-songwriter talents, with a touch of country and easy listening elements. Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Clint Curtis at Sevenview Studios, “Outskirts” features the enchanting vocals of Charlotte Carey.
One listens to this track, and you’ll agree that “this is a masterpiece that perfectly captures the essence of the classic sound.”
Don’t miss out on experiencing Tom Pinsent’s unique musical style. Check out “Outskirts,” visit his website, follow the artist on Spotify, and be sure to like and listen to our playlist featuring this gem.
5) LIV CRASH – Wonderland
LIV CRASH, a talented guitarist and singer-songwriter hailing from Milan, Italy, has recently released his latest single, “Wonderland.” Drawing inspiration from classic rock and blues, this contemporary track showcases the artist’s unique blend of rhythm and blues, rock, and rock pop.
With male vocals reminiscent of famous artists like Eric Clapton and John Mayer, LIV CRASH’s “Wonderland” is a refreshing and relaxing take on the classic sound of soul rock.
As an independent artist, LIV CRASH has managed to create a super edgy and soulful sound that sets them apart from other Europe-based culture music acts.
One listens to “Wonderland” and it’s clear that this act is on the rise. A very distinct quote to praise the quality of his music is, “LIV CRASH’s ‘Wonderland’ is a mesmerizing blend of soft rock and soul that transports listeners to a place of pure musical bliss.” With such high praise, it’s no wonder that music fans are eager to follow this talented artist.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience LIV CRASH’s captivating music for yourself. Check out “Wonderland” and be sure to visit his website, follow the artist on Spotify, and like and listen to our playlist featuring this incredible track.
With his unique blend of classic rock, blues, and contemporary influences, LIV CRASH is an artist that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the music scene.
6) THE HYBRIS – The Game Of Cat And Mouse
If you’re a fan of alternative rock and indie rock, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest single from The Hybris, a band hailing from Germany and Cologne.
They’ve been making waves in the Europe-based culture scene with their unique blend of genres, including punk and pop. With their single “The Game of Cat and Mouse,” the Hybris showcases their impressive musical prowess.
As one critic said, “The Hybris delivers a sound that’s as captivating as it is powerful.” Their male vocals are reminiscent of famous artists in the same genre, such as Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys.
The Hybris, however, bring their own twist to the table, with a strong sense of energy and drive that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
Their music has been described as an energetic blend of alternative, indie, punk, and pop, making them a force to be reckoned with in the rock scene.
Don’t miss out on this incredible band and their infectious sound. Visit their website, follow the Hybris on Spotify, and be sure to like and listen to our playlist featuring their single “The Game of Cat and Mouse.” You won’t be disappointed by this talented trio of comic superheroes on a mission to save the world through their music.
7) MARLENE LARSEN – Galore
If you’ve been searching for a fresh sound in the world of 90’s rock and alt-rock, look no further than Marlene Larsen, an independent artist hailing from Lyon, France.
Her latest single, “Galore,” is a perfect blend of alternative rock and dream pop, featuring anthemic choruses and bewitching electric guitar riffs. One listens, and you’ll find Marlene’s crystalline voice weaving in and out of your thoughts, making itself right at home.
Fans of indie rock and shoegaze legends like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive will find themselves drawn to Marlene’s unique, Europe-based culture-infused sound.
With her soft rock and female vocals, she creates a super edgy and super catchy banger that’s impossible to resist. As one listener puts it, “Marlene’s music is a breath of fresh air in a world of cookie-cutter pop.”
Don’t miss out on this talented singer-songwriter. Check out “Galore” on Spotify, visit Marlene’s website, and follow her for more amazing music. Also, don’t forget to like and listen to our playlist featuring the best of rock and alternative music.
8) MICK J. CLARK – This Life Is Unforgiving
Mick J. Clark‘s new single, “This Life Is Unforgiving”, is a perfect example of what to expect from him. It’s a rock song with pop undertones, with lyrics that could easily be mistaken for poetry.
”listen to this song and these are my words, we all need to be ‘nice and kind’ to each other, and why shouldn’t we be, why can’t we be?” – Says Mick.
According to him, songs can be used as a means to give messages to people, making them think about what they are doing, and make them question what they are doing.
His philosophy on life is ‘life is about giving yourself and others a good life, if you want a good life, and a good life then you must give yourself time and love’.
The whole song is full of catchy pop hooks that are easy to listen to over and over again. It’s a great song if you’re looking for something commercial but still want some substance behind it.
9) IAMSTRAY – Limit
Iamstray, an independent artist hailing from the heart of Norway, Oslo, has recently released their latest single, “Limit.” Drawing inspiration from 90’s rock and Britpop, iamstray masterfully weaves nostalgic melodies with a modern indie rock twist.
One listen to this single and you’ll be transported back to the days of alt-rock pop and power pop, with a touch of Scandinavian charm. A critic once said, “iamstray’s music is super catchy and infused with Nordic-based culture, making it an irresistible blend of old and new.”
This song is a neat combination of a couple of different genres. It is dreamy and dancy, with a chorus that is more typical of an indie rock song.
As a singer-songwriter with male vocals, iamstray has been compared to famous artists like Oasis and Blur. Their music carries the spirit of rock and rolls with a synth indie rock edge, creating a unique sound that is both classic and contemporary.
Don’t miss out on this exceptional talent from the Scandinavian music scene. Check out “Limit” and follow iamstray on Spotify. Be sure to like and listen to our playlist, and immerse yourself in the world of rock pop and singer-songwriter magic.
10) THE PULLTOPS – Stronger
Hailing from Milwaukee, The Pulltops are a talented indie rock duo with a deep-rooted history. Having begun their musical journey playing cover bands right after high school, they’ve now evolved into a force to be reckoned with.
Their latest single, “Stronger,” showcases their unique blend of alternative rock, soft rock, and classic rock, with a touch of nostalgic US-based culture.
As you listen to “Stronger,” you’ll be reminded of legendary artists like Pearl Jam and R.E.M. The lead singer’s powerful male vocals perfectly complement the catchy rock-pop melodies, creating an unforgettable listening experience.
One critic even praised their music, saying, “The Pulltops have a sound that feels like a breath of fresh air in today’s crowded music scene.”
Don’t let this incredible independent artist pass you by. Check out their website, give them a follow on Spotify, and be sure to like and listen to our playlist featuring the Pulltops. You’ll be glad you did!