The Matinee September 19th includes six new awesome tracks. Don’t worry, we have switched our writing schedule around a little, Hollie’s Melodic Tonic has moved to Wednesday. Let’s get this week started off right, we have songs including amazing indie rock, laid back dreamy rock and smooth synth pop. We have artists representing Australia, The US, and the UK today. We hope you find your new favorite artist or band.

Gallery Circus – “Club House Killer” (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England)

RIYL: Sundara Karma, Brand New, Royal Blood


We previously shared Gallery Circus earlier this year and the duo of identical twins Daniel and Graeme Ross really grabbed our attention.

Gallery Circus are back with “Club House Killer” which provides us with a fast paced rocker laced with a bit of blues. The tempo and guitar skills are killer along with the vocals that cover a myriad of highs and lows and keep us fully enthralled.

If you are looking for blistering rock with a bit of a pop edge, look not further than Gallery Circus. The brothers are set to release a new EP later this year. Daniel also shared a bit about the track:

“It’s a brutal story of some of the characters we met when hanging out in a punk gang in Logan Square, Chicago… These guys lived by the motto ‘Live Fast, Die Young’ – it was a crazy situation so we grabbed a few bottles of whiskey and joined in for a little taste!” 

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The Gills – “Aria” (Nashville, USA)

RIYL: Nothing But Thieves, Civil Twilight, Young the Giant


We previously shared “Lemonade” by The Gills and we were super impressed by their style of bold and energetic rock, they once again prove their talent with “Aria”.

We have a smooth new guitar heavy track with “Aria”. The track immediately grabs your attention with Mr Wheeler’s stand out vocals and perfectly placed tempo throughout the track. They have a penchant for tracking down a vivacious chorus, and they don’t disappoint with “Aria”. We don’t want to leave out their lyrical prowess either, as the track details the life of an enigmatic woman who had no qualms with using and abusing others.

“Aria” is from their forthcoming EP 2 which will be released October 14th.

This Gills are comprised of Jesse Wheeler: Guitar, Vox,  Matt Prince: Drums ,Andy Prince: Bass, Justin Locke: Keys, Guitar.

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High Tide 15:47 – “And The Bubble Burst” (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England)

RIYL: Jinja Safari, Two Door Cinema Club, Flyying Colours


High Tide 15:47 formed out of love for noisy reverb drenched indie rock with pop sensibilities, the sextet have already supported the cream of the British crop (Primal Scream, Wolf Alice, Eagulls to name a few) and are set to fully introduce themselves on a national scale with this latest offering.

With “And The Bubble Burst” we have a track that will immediately put a smile on your face. We hear retro undertones mixed in with nice psychedelic leanings and the perfect amount of reverb to satisfy any shoegaze fan. Our only gripe is that we could use a bit more of this track. The chorus is addicting and you can’t help but want to toe tap or head bob while listening. We look forward to hearing more from High Tide 15:47.

High Tide 15:47 is comprised of Steven Gordon (vocals, guitar), Dan Murray (guitar), Al Charnley (guitar), Nick Hodgson (bass), Gaz Murray (keys) and Cole Gilroy (drums).

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Meadowlark – “Headlights” (Bristol, England)

RIYL: EXES, Poema, Kaptan


We are definitely fans of UK based Meadowlark. After discovering them in 2015 we have been keeping tabs ever since.

With the talented vocals of Kate McGill and slick production of Daniel Broadley, we can’t get enough of each track they have produced thus far. With “Headlights” we hear more of an upbeat vibe from the duo who have previously been able to capture darkness and serious emotion perfectly through their music.

With “Headlights” we hear upbeat synth throughout and Ms. McGill presents her signature ethereal vocals that now emit a bit of happiness and hope. It’s nice to hear different dynamics come through on “Headlights”. It’s a love song of sorts remembering the very beginnings of a special relationship that ended and maybe questioning what really transpired. We look forward to hearing more from Meadowlark.

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The Vellas – “Lost & Found (Too Much Blood)” (Sheffield/Derby, England)

RIYL: The Strokes, The Cribs, Echo and The Bunnymen


The Vellas, named after the Tamil word for “roaming and free” formed last year and set out to write upbeat and melodic guitar songs – so far mission accomplished.

With “Lost and Found (Too Much Blood)” we hear influences of the Strokes going on with their stripped back guitar shining through. We also have vocals that hold our attention perfectly and feel familiar yet unique. All in all this a perfect indie rock track that speaks to a toxic relationship. We look forward to hearing more from The Vellas.

The Vellas are: Daniel Harbey: Guitar & Vocals, Ryan Laycock: Guitar & Vocals, Ethan Grzesiek: Bass, Alex Wood: Drums

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WHARVES – “It’s You” (Byron Bay, Australia)

RIYL: Hockey Dad, The Belligerents, Hoops


WHARVES met in early 2015 and they are creating a signature sound that has the potential for breakout.

The Australian quartet is exploring a sound that blends surf rock, a smidgen of psych infused with today’s indie rock to provide a perfect balance between old and new. With “It’s You” we have an alluring rocker with a completely addicting chorus that we won’t soon forget. The track speaks to that relationship that is hard to walk away from even though you know that’s the best decision. Their tempo and production is smart and perfectly calculated to provide the perfect emotional response to the lyrics.

WHARVES are Matthew Collins (vocals, guitar), Mike Watson (guitar), Scott Finch (Bass) and Fraser Rojo Perrott (Drums).

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