Tommy Reilly – Words On The Floor

Posted by Sophie Stratford | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Independent Music Finds, Sophie Stratford | Posted on 06-10-2009


In just a few short months 19 year old Tommy Reilly from Torrance near Glasgow has sold out two Scottish headline tours, played Glastonbury and T in the Park and has his debut single Gimmie A Call (which is on the album) in the top 20 of the national singles chart. The albums story is fairly downbeat, his lyrics reflect; rejection by girls, and being let down – which he happily admits is a greater inspiration than striking lucky. It’s that unquestionable optimism perhaps that makes Tommy such an instinctive writer of pop songs.

Tracks such as Grab Me By The Collar, Kick The Covers and Jackets are all stand outs on the album. Like I mentioned before the lyrics are depressing but the tunes always upbeat. There’s no doubt that Tommy Reilly is the hottest new breakthrough artist to come out of Scotland for years.

Out Now.

By Sophie Stratford


Sigur Rós Music Videos

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 04-10-2009


This is just a post of all the Sigur Rós videos so that they can all be in one place. They’ve consistently made utterly inspiring videos and everyone has just got to see these.

Glósóli, Hoppípolla and Sæglópur are from their 2005 album ‘Takk’.
Untitled #1 (Vaka) is from ‘( )’ released 2002.
Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása and Svefn-G-Englar are from the 1999 album ‘Ágætis Byrjun’.
Gobbledigook is from the 2008 album ‘Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust’.

Which one was your favourite?

Reachback Need You.

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 29-09-2009


This will probably only affect those from London/Essex. I featured Reachback in this blog a while ago and now, they have a chance to win a record deal. They’ve just made it through to the semi-final of a Battle of the Bands.

Faking Will Get You Nowhere – Reachback


Taken from the Facebook event:

“I know this is kind of late notice but Reachback has made it through the heats and quarter-finals of the Dagenham battle of the bands sponsered by ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINKS!

Tomorrow (wed 30th) is the semi-final and we really need your support and vote as we really want to win the record deal for first prize!

The event starts at 7 but the line up is pulled out of the hat so we don’t know when will be on so get there for 7 and come say hi to us (:

It would mean soo much to us if you could come, every vote counts!

The address is

Flex Night Club
Dagenham Leisure Park,
Cooks Road

There is no postcode but for TOMTOM users just put in Cooks Road, Dagenham and it will get you there!!



Deadmau5 – For Lack Of A Better Name

Posted by Sophie Stratford | Posted in Album, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Sophie Stratford | Posted on 27-09-2009


deadmau5Deadmau5, his name may conjure up images of a lifeless rodent, but this Canadian born self confessed techno geek punches like a Heavyweight. Having had a meteoric rise, he has gone from near obscurity to becoming one of the most in demand producers on the face of the planet and an innovative electronic live performer.

He performs using music production software, Ableton, and controls this with a Lemur. No not the animal but a futuristic music controller. And of course, not forgetting the giant tailor made Mau5head.

Deadmau5’s has a new compilation album, For Lack Of A Better Name, this isn’t his Artist album, this is more a collection of random works that he’s produced individually. A few have been out previously, but there are some new surprises in there as well. The tracks are segued together, so in a way reflect his current live show. 2009 sees Deadmau5 continuing to break boundaries in the music world. The concept of his live show reflects the changing face of dance music.

Released 5th October 2009.

By Sophie Stratford

New Logo

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 23-09-2009


Big thanks to Dave Mahler of Savage Sparrow for making the new logo of Indie Music Finds. He also made this video. Talented guy. He’s thinking about launching a website at the moment so I’ll be sure to post it up here if he ever does.