Best New Indie – Tuvaband, delujn, Yana Rose, Pete Cautious

We were drawn to the rare vocal delivery featured on Something Good, the new single from Tuvaband.  The infectious vocal skills embrace a dynamic melody that flaunts their stylistic appeal.  The tonal quality could draw comparisons to icon Sinead O’Conner.  The vibe is updated with a dreamy indie sensibility.  The minimalistic design recalls works by the XX.  Angelic atmospheric voices create a heavenly soundscape on this ethereal gem.  

Songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser is a force in the world of indie.  The Norway based artist has garnered favorable comparisons to Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, David Lynch, and CocoRosie. The accolades are well deserved.  Embracing her vocal talents, she creates trademark dreamscapes.  Something Good rises beyond the confides of ambient pop.  It’s extremely catchy and a solid song lifted by the serene production offerings. 

Enjoy Something Good now on our Best New Indie Playlist.  


delujn is dreamy and slightly abstract on their recent Heartless Call.  Rare sonic delights paint the electric soundscape, as a cascade of textured synths and warped guitars reimagine this cosmic musical dream.  The song at its essence has sentimental appeal, with a melancholy melodic palette that is equally sad and soothing. 

Beneath the almost buried echoing vocal lyrical clues reveal a poetic spirit.  delujn embraces their artistic ethos while always staying musical.  The result is exhilarating.  A cascade of possible inspirations are pulled from the collective vibe, including post punk, shoegaze, and recent icons of indie music.  We hear elements of The National, Beach House, and Cate LeBon.  The wompy bass recalls works by Thundercat. 

delujn brings his own signature otherworldly production to the scene, and a unique tempo palette with updated groovy intellect.  With sneaky catchy appeal Heartless Call should please fans of the abstract and a more mainstream indie audience alike.  

Enjoy Heartless Call now on our Best New Indie Playlist.  

Yana Rose

Yana Rose is a wonderful talent with a picturesque voice.  On her new single I Should Just Shut Up, she admits her insecurities in a fury of honest contemplation.  The sentiment is refreshing and only embellishes her genuine charm.  In our new plastic world its important to have works like these for a young generation raised beneath the mirage of social media and all things fake.  The never-ending onslaught of perceived perfection weighs heavy on our youth, and despite Yana’s own perceived inherent beauty, she deals with her own demons like the rest of us. 

I Should Just Shut Up ironically pushes through the insecurity with a present vocal mix and emotional performance that sits front and center above the songs sonic spectrum.  She displays incredibly control over her voice, leaning into the moment with lyrical intention, pulling on the sultry rust with seductive affect.  The lyrics aren’t meant to be sexy, and in that way it works like reverse psychology.  She doesn’t think you like it, and it only makes you like it more.  Dressed with melodic appeal and a clever arrangement that builds and drops in tandem with her emotional swings, Yana Rose connects beyond a vibe, and offers a fresh narrative in the world of indie pop. 

Hear I Should Just Shut Up now on our Best New Indie Playlist.  

Pete Cautious

Pete Cautious caught our attention with their new album Garden of The Gods.  The expansive 10 song release is an expose in psych pop with variable tweaks throughout.  Dreamy Neo-psych moments like Fell In Love and Fantasy connect with a recent movement in psych pop known to projects like Mac Demarco and Beach Fossils.  There’s also evidence of yacht rock intellect like on the groovy Change Your Mind, or synthwave influence on the trippy Sundrops.  

Throughout Pete Cautious prescribes to a relative sonic ethos that ties the collection together.  The mid album abstract intermission that bears the significance as the title track displays a unified intent.  Garden Of The Gods is a complete collection recalling the classic history of proper albums.  It exists in contempt of our modern pursuit for the perfect single. 

Despite its rebellious nature, Pete Cautious delivers to the end.  Every thoughtful song is carefully crafted with their own unique clever offerings.  It’s heard in the charming backing vocals of Old Boy or the retro appeal of Love Won’t Pay the Bills.  The vast psychedelic intent could draw comparisons to projects like MGMT who show impressive stylistic diversity with every release.  Garden of The Gods delivers from front to back.  

Get started with Fantasy now on our Best New Indie Playlist

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s