1. Alvvays ‘Adult Diversion’
This Toronto indie pop band have ducked under the radar of MIMR (how did that happen) but their fresh and dynamic sound is captured perfectly in their self-titled debut album released in July. An example of their glistening indie pop is found here and it’s this joyous song that has made a lot more people take notice of them, expect to see them in many best of 2014 list for sure
2. Parkay Quarts (alternative name for Parquet Courts) ‘Pretty Machines’
Building on a sizeable back catalogue, this being their 2nd record this year, the New Yorkers show their prolific nature and a ongoing habit to record that cannot appear to be satisfied. This track, taken from the album ‘Content Nausea’, has all the trademark spiky, speedy, post-punk sound that has made the band so rivered in what has been a very busy 2014
3. Slaves ‘Hunter’
Following up from the success of last single ‘Hey’ and the meltdown that they’re explosive appearance on Jools Holland created, this track certainly will satisfy their followers, enhancing the anticipation felt by many for their debut record. This garage rock duo, recently announced on the latest NME tour in the new year, will in MIMR’s eyes be huge in 2015
4. Girlpool ‘Blah Blah Blah’
From Los Angeles, this fuzz-pop duo make great strides on their self titled record released Nov 10. This opening track bops along with intense vocals and sharp, cutting guitars which oozes coolness from start to finish, girls with attitude and that’s right up MIMR’s street!
5. The Districts ‘4th And Roebling’
Showcasing their swaggering, bluesy rock are MIMR favourites The Districts. The track will be off their forthcoming album which will be with us February 10th. The fantastic use of distorted guitars and clattering drums underlines the talented, young chaps that they are, put Feb 10th in your new calendars everyone!