New Album Reviews

Review of the new album 'No Life For Me' from Wavves and Cloud Nothings. The full-length is now out on Ghost Ramp Records.Play Review: Wavves and Cloud Nothings’ LPWavves x Cloud Nothings
No Life For Me
Review of Heather Woods Broderick's forthcoming release 'Glider.'Play Review: Heather woods Broderick LPHeather Woods Broderick
Review of Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy's forthcoming release 'Inside We Are The Same'Play Review: New LP by Steve Kilbey & Martin KennedySteve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy
Inside We Are The Same
Oh wonder debut their new single "Landslide" from their forthcoming self-titled release

Oh wonder debut “Landslide”

London-based duo Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht, also known as Oh Wonder, will release their debut album Oh Wonder on Friday, September 4th, featuring 15 pop tunes exploring London, loneliness and love. In September 2014, the two songwriters took on the task of releasing one track every month for a year on SoundCloud. The […]

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Cut Copy kick off their North American DJ tour tonight, with a show in Dallas, TX.

Cut Copy kick off tour

Cut Copy is kicking off their North American DJ Tour today, with select live dates confirmed in the fall. Unknown, to many. DJing has always been an essential part of their career. Their tour starts tonight in Dallas, TX. “We’ve always DJed as long as the band has been around, and club culture is an […]

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Review of the new album 'No Life For Me' from Wavves and Cloud Nothings. The full-length is now out on Ghost Ramp Records.

Review: Wavves and Cloud Nothings’ LP

Artist: Wavves x Cloud Nothings Title: No Life for Me Label: Ghost Ramp Rating: 7.0 To date, Wavves and Cloud Nothings have had nearly identical career trajectories. Despite their plural monikers, both are essentially one-man projects — Wavves is Nathan Williams, Cloud Nothings is Dylan Baldi — that emerged from the lo-fi blogosphere craze of […]

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Shelf Life releases "The Curse", from his debut full-length 'Everyone Make Happy,'

Shelf Life releases “The Curse”

Scotty Leitch has been a staple of the music scene in Philadelphia for years now, playing in other people’s bands and sound engineering, but has only recently started focusing on writing songs and making music himself under the name Shelf Life. Shelf Life is the eclectic solo project of long time Philadelphia musician Scotty Leitch. […]

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Kat Vinter has shared VIMES' remix of "Downtime."

Kat Vinter shares Vimes’ remix

Today, Kat Vinter has shared VIMES’ remix of “Downtime.” The version is a lighter, more summery than the original. Like dappled light dancing among the shadows, the sounds used create an atmosphere of buoyancy without losing the lush textures and intimacy of the former. New hooks are created by playfully pitched and stretched vocals. Between […]

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Refused to stream Live set from Open'er Festival, today at 5:30pm EST, from the Open'er Festival

Refused to stream live show

Refused is streaming their performance at Open’er Festival in Poland, today at 2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST at This week the avant-punk band released their album Freedom, the band’s first new material in 17 years. The Swedish punks use their profile for good, and have raised several thousands of dollars for Save […]

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OSCAR drops "Beautiful Words" Video. The title-track comes from his latest EP, now out via Wichita Records.

OSCAR releases “Beautiful Words” Video

Oscar Scheller has unveiled the music video for “Beautiful Words.”  The video was directed by  British director Laurie Lynch and inspired by American visual artist James Turrell. The track comes from Oscar’s recently released his EP Beautiful Words via Wichita Records. The 23-year-old native of North West London, melancholic songs make heavy use of snippets of sampled breakbeats, naughtily broken off from 90’s East Coast […]

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Northern Transmissions is a music website started by music lover Charles Brownstein. The main goal of Northern Transmissions is to share and introduce new indie music artists to music lovers of indie music around the world. Northern Transmissions is a website for music lovers, created by music lovers.

The writers at Northern Transmissions cover bands from all over North America and Europe because they live there. They are true lovers of independent music. Rock, Electronica, Punk, Dub, Chillwave, Krautrock, Experimental Dance Music, and of course, Hip Hop are just a few of the genres from the independent world of music that Northern Transmissions focuses on.

Northern Transmissions is a daily publication which features interviews, reviews, and news on some of today's most influential artists and bands from the world of indie rock. Northern Transmissions' video series Records In My Life has featured Kurt Vile, Metz, and Titus Andronicus. Another feature on Northern Transmissions is Our Song Of The Day which selects and plays a song daily from an independent band or artist that has had limited exposure to the music world. This has proven to be a popular part of Northern Transmissions with indie record companies and bands.

Today, there is no shortage of great independent music coming from around the world. Northern Transmissions is constantly trying to discover what's new and exciting by listening to new music or being sent submissions from bands and record labels from Europe and all over North America. For the staff at Northern Transmissions, our greatest joy is discovering something fresh and independent musically and being able to share it with our readers.

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