May 30, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E31 • Neutrals

Gearing up for a release party of epic proportions, Neutrals' Allan McNaughton joins the ifitbeyourwill crew for a rollicking good time! This episode dives deep into the making of the brand new post punk, jangle record, "Newtown Dreams," dropping on May 31st. Buckle up as they discuss Allen’s beginnings, the influence of his Scottish roots, and the unexpected twists and turns of band chemistry. Allan even throws in a sneak peek of a brand new single, "That's Him On The Daft Stuff Again" to whet your appetite! Get ready for a journey through musical evolution, architectural oddities, and the power of new music with new band members – all with the signature Neutrals charm. Let's get this party started!

The band's musical touchstones are squarely situated in the timeline of doomed Thatcherism that followed from the late '70s to late '80s. "Wish You Were Here" and "The Iron That Never Swung" jangle with a razor-edged rapid strum to rival The Wedding Present; "That's Him on the Daft Stuff Again" and "Travel Agent's Windows" nod to the Television Personalities' naive, kaleidoscopic mod melodies streaked with cynicism; "Steven Proctor Bus Conductor" slowly unfolds from verses in the dark, rhythm-forward spirit of Josef K to transcendently Pastels-esque pop choruses with sugary-sweet backing vocals from bassist Lauren Matsui. Perfect C86 sounds for often hellish C24 times! - Erika Elizabeth

May 29, 2024

meg elsier • forlyleinsanfrancisco • 2024

Hailing from New England and now based in Nashville, meg elsier has emerged as one of the most exciting new voices in the indie-rock space. Juxtaposing her sweet vocals and opulent melodies with grungy guitars and weighty production, meg is carving out a sonic lane all of her own. Her wit and self-awareness shines through in her lyrics, seamlessly weaving into the fabric of her ethereal shoegaze sound.

Love Fiend • "Vacant Love” • 2024

Love Fiend is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles, CA. Their music is fun, upbeat, never has curse words and they sing about love lost and won. They love using guitars, synthesizers, and saxophones in their songs. The members were all raised in small towns by parents who loved them.

We Are The Willows • Forgiveness/Forgetness • 2024

We Are The Willows is the art-pop project of Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Peter Miller (creatively known as Peter M.). His unique countertenor voice is often supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite on guitar, Travis Collins on bass and backup vocals, Hilary James on cello and backup vocals, and Josh McCay on drums. Active since 2014 and most notably recognized for their 2016 two-part, twenty-song concept album Picture (Portrait) (based on letters written between his grandparents during World War II), Miller’s outfit has garnered praise from NPR, BBC, Noisey, Paste Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Brooklyn Vegan. Over eight years, We Are The Willows has supported and shared the stage with acts including Blitzen Trapper, S. Carey, Phox, and Matt Pond PA across showcases at SXSW, Treefort Festival, and Milwaukee’s SummerFest.

May 27, 2024

Sarah Mary Chadwick • Messages To God, Unadorned • 2024

Good Looks • If It’s Gone • 2024

I was dreaming bout you Sunday, how you’re always so upset 
You can’t ever give me credit, you won’t meet me where I’m at 
I didn’t mean it like you took it, you mistake me for your past 
Can’t you see me out here drowning, trying to give you what you asked?

May 24, 2024

May 23, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E30 • Las Nubes

On this episode of ifitbeyourwill podcast we feature indie punk outfit Las Nubes, a Miami band who discuss their music career and much anticipated upcoming album. Frontperson Ale Campos has collaborated with prominent figures like Iggy Pop and their music is known for its emotional depth and cathartic energy. The upcoming album "Tormentus Mausanus" is a culmination of Ale's experiences during the pandemic, a divorce, and finding oneself admits shifting times, set to be released on June 14th. Enjoy 🎙️ 

After years of touring and recording sessions all over the US and Mexico, the Miami-based Las Nubes return with ‘Tormentas Malsanas,’ a multilingual sonic explosion of Garage Pop, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, and Punk. The album’s lead single was released by the Thurston Moore-owned Ecstatic Peace / Daydream Library label, and their past work has been praised by, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR: Alt.Latino, Rolling Stone, IDIOTEQ, BBC 6 Music and Talkhouse, as well as Iggy Pop, who even penned the album cover’s hype quote. 

“Las Nubes are far and away the hottest band in Miami, and the most socially relevant. Like the children and the young at heart across North and South America, they rock from the soul, covered in tattoos and attitude. They represent an uncompromising lifestyle trend that is the future. They’re fucking loud, too.” – IGGY POP (Tormentas Malsanas Hype Sticker Quote)

“[T]he perfect soundtrack for a long afternoon in your bedroom, waiting for something larger than us to heal.” – NPR ALT.LATINO

“Las Nubes’ undeniably catchy songs transition from melancholy dream pop to blistering punk rock as easily as their lyrics do from English to Spanish.” – TALKHOUSE

It’s hazy indie-punk that fans of Wavves, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, etc may not want to sleep on.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

‘Tormentas Malsanas’ translates to “unhealthy storms,” a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the reality of living through Miami summers. Similar to the way a clear day turns gray, the new album addresses common and uncommon struggles through the energetic buoyancy of Las Nubes’s trademark loud as hell, garage pop sound. The heavy emotions addressed through the lyrics crossed with their vibrant and dynamic instrumental arrangements give the album a sense of hopefulness that reminds listeners: even the most turbulent moments don’t last forever.

May 21, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E29 • Native Sun

Buckle up for a wild ride through the streets of NYC and the minds of musician Daniel Gomez of Native Sun! In this episode of ifitbeyourwill, we'll be diving deep into their experiences living and creating music in the city that never sleeps. Get ready for stories of early struggles, artistic triumphs, and the unique challenges and joys of being a musician in New York. Plus, we'll be exploring the music that inspires them and the upcoming release of their debut album! Let's get this party started!

“Native Sun want to rattle you to your core. The Brooklyn four-piece have been shredding through the borough for a few years now, delivering ferocious melodies that both nod to classic New York rock iconography, and decimate it with brutal cognizance of the canon's historic lack of inclusivity.”


“Rising through the New York music scene—alongside acts like Sunflower Bean and Geese—Native Sun’s latest track arrives as a venture in “reimagining the sound of white Americana”, and is a slightly twisted take on a familiar sound. Starring direct lyricism, the track builds into a catchy chorus amongst a consistently beating instrumental and sporadic hail of guitar.”

- So Young Magazine

“...full of defiant attitude, thoughtfully crafted twists and turns, and an urgency that compels you to get up and do something.”

- DIY Mag on ‘Always Different, Always the Same’

May 19, 2024

Chartreuse • Whippet (Jaws of Love. Remix) • 2024

“Tender and powerful at the same time, in the way that The National combine those sounds and feelings" - Chris Hawkins, BBC6Music 

“One of my favourite tracks of the year” - Lauren Laverne, BBC6Music 

“Their sound is shimmering chambers of reverb heavy instrumentation, swirling melodies, strong production values, all resting on a bedrock of tender vocal performances” - The Line of Best Fit 

“Breathtaking.. This song is just ridiculous, easily up there, possibly top 10 for us” -
Sian Eleri, Radio 1

“Rich, luscious and well crafted” - DIY

“Soothing guitar pop for an anxious age” - Uncut

01. All Seeing All The Time (Art School Girlfriend Remix)
02. Switch It On, Switch It Off (The Big Moon Remix)
03. Agitated (DARGZ Remix)
04. Whippet (Jaws Of Love Remix)
05. Are You Looking For Something (Folly Group Remix)

Tigerblind • It's All Gonna Happen To You • 2024

May 17, 2024

Early Internet • Ruminator • 2024

"...a sharp set of nostalgic, melancholic, dreamy indie-pop." --KEXP

“...drenched in nostalgia...a driving, forward leap into a hazy and wishful landscape.” --Glasse Factory


Presenting us with fuzzy guitar tones and poised vocals, Early Internet invites us into their own unique aural landscape on Ruminator. Containing eight tracks of compact indie rock in the sonic realm of artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Day Wave, and Hazel English, the new album is perfect for a relaxed sunny afternoon. With themes throughout that focus on ruminating fears, anxieties, and the ways in which to cope with them, Ruminator is a cathartic experience for those relating to it. Ruminator is set to be released on May 17th.

May 16, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E28 • Holiday Ghosts

Join us on this latest episode of ifitbeyourwill podcast where we chat with Sam and Kat of the band Holiday Ghosts. We delve into the band's origins, musical evolution, and their latest album "Coat of Arms." We'll also hear about their upcoming European tour and the influence of various music scenes on their sound. Buckle up for a wonderful and playful discussion about their creative process, life updates, and a whole lot of appreciation for Brighton's music scene. Enjoy 🎙️ 

Holiday Ghosts - a prolific four-piece of musicians and friends bring their hip-shaking, head
thrashing, raw and upbeat energy to their recordings and unforgettable live shows. The result is
unadulterated and unclean, unabashed and uncompromised. As drummer, Katja Rackin, and
guitarist Sam Stacpoole, share lead vocal duties, their voices come together as one with dispersed
harmonies, often joined by rhythm guitarist Ben Nightingale, and grounded by Morgan Lloyd-
Mathews tastefully simplistic bass grooves. Call it garagy, jangly, rock n rolly, indie, punky, poppy,
whatever you wanty.

May 15, 2024

awfultune • be ur dog • 2024

In the five years since she began, Layla has won adoration for her melodic, confessional songs, which go down ever-so-sweetly and save the unmistakable bite of entirely relatable truths. Her latest EP, unreleased demos II, nudges that ethos into an even more meaningful place.

“I’m just making music that feels super authentic to me,” says Layla. “I mean, I’ve always done that. But this time really does feel special.”

May 14, 2024

Myriam Gendron • Mayday • 2024

Mayday presents an even more syncretic fusion of the elements Myriam uses to create her sound. Most of the songs are original, sung in both English and French, and they blend traditional and avant elements with abandon. She is often accompanied on this album by the guitarist Marisa Anderson and drummer Jim White (Dirty Three), whose work provides a quietly aggressive sort of free-rock base. 

Hinds • Boom Boom Back ft. Beck • 2024

Serving as the album’s lead single, ‘Boom Boom Back’ the breezy track features a crisp guitar riff with the duo – Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote – and Beck asks “If you wanna fall in love in a bar tonight / Do you wanna fall in love with a broken heart? / Do you wanna ride? Ride in my Mirage? / Do you wanna be the one that feels the “Boom-Boom” back?” NME

May 11, 2024

Annabel Gutherz • Shame • 2024

Canadian singer and songwriter ANNABEL GUTHERZ‘s latest single, ‘Shame,’is an open-hearted single about acknowledging and overcoming relationship insecurities. Underscored by full-bodied instrumentation, Annabel wields her sharp lyricism and sonorous vocals to explore anxiety, comparison, and self-doubt.

She elaborates, “‘Shame’ is about the ruminations that can arise about your partner’s former relationships and the invasive fears that often emerge as a result.” NLM

May 10, 2024

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements • Rain on the Road • 2024

 The Los Angeles based duo became quick friends on overlapping tours, sharing both a drive to push the sonic possibilities of their instruments and roots in North Carolina. Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements debut collaboration Rain on the Road blossomed out of that time spent on the road together, capturing the liminal existence of touring life in deeply cinematic compositions.

May 9, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E27 • Amy O

On today’s episode we welcome musician Amy O. Join us as we delve into Amy's formative years, her innovative songwriting endeavours, and her inspiring work with Girls Rock camps. Discover how Amy navigates creativity amidst motherhood and a pandemic, culminating in the release of her reflective and contemplative album. With candid conversations and insightful reflections, this podcast offers a compelling glimpse into Amy's artistry and her unwavering commitment to nurturing creativity in young women. Tune in for a captivating blend of music, storytelling, and personal anecdotes, as we invite you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of music-making. Enjoy 🎙️ 

Amy O’s homemade pop songs sparkle with these eternal truths: that story-telling is part of being alive, and excavating the past is part of growth. Amy O started as the solo project of Amy Oelsner in 2004 and has evolved over the years with a rotating cast of band members. For show updates and more, join Amy's newsletter:

Kee Avil • “Felt” • 2024

Kee Avil labels her music “folk” and, in doing so, challenges the framework of a genre synonymous with tradition. The Montréal singer and multi-instrumentalist has an impressive command over the guitar, which she underlines with unsettling electronics and piano. The end result basks in crinkly murk, the spell occasionally broken by a splash of crystalline fretwork or a bout of impassioned bellowing. Her full-length debut, 2022’s Constellation-issued Crease, melded post-punk, ambient, and experimental textures, hitting like a zap of static from a dark gray blanket. Kee Avil’s new album, Spine, leans further into thorny minimalism. It’s her most tingly and complex body of work to date.  bandcamp album of the day

May 8, 2024

Eades • Liquid Gold (The Abbey Road Live Session) • 2024

“leather-jacketed cool” The Guardian Tracks of the Week 
“What a brilliant band” The Sunday Times 
Breaking Act  

“punchy and familiar” The FADER | “Get to know Eades” NME  

“atypical blend of sun-kissed indie and new wave” DIY  
“controlled chaos on a sonic level” 
Brooklyn Vegan  

May 6, 2024

Mammoth Penguins • Here • 2024

The new record leans into a raw pop-punk power-trio sound more than ever, with a deep growl in layered guitars and bursts of percussion and harmony. The songs and artwork explore themes about finding a place for yourself and familiarity with people and places. Although it turns back towards a classic three-piece sound, the band weren’t restricted by that palette, adding finishing touches of percussion, extra guitars and backing vocals in short bursts in a garden shed, and also bringing in gorgeous strings to sweeten the title track.

Merciless Accelerating Rhythms • Artists United for a Free Palestine • 2024

Organized by HATETOQUIT and Brooklyn band Hiding Places, Merciless Accelerating Rhythms: Artists United for a Free Palestine features 55 contributions from artists across the U.S. and U.K., spanning genres from Ambient Electronic to Jazz.

All proceeds from sales of this compilation will be donated directly to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) and Palestine Legal.

Based on anti-apartheid artist, leader and poet, June Jordan’s poem, “I Must Become A Menace to My Enemies,” dedicated by Jordan to Agostinho Neto, former President of The People’s Republic of Angola, the album’s title “Merciless Accelerating Rhythms” encapsulates a form of political organizing beyond “walking politely on the pavements,” and emphasizes “becom[ing] the action of [our] fate,” acting in a form of “retaliation.”

“I plan to blossom bloody on an afternoon
surrounded by my comrades singing
terrible revenge in merciless


May 4, 2024

Logan Lynn • I Feel Alone When I’m With You • 2024

"The song is a middle finger and a farewell to all of the shit that no longer serves me — including the people who have occupied space in my life undeservingly at times.” - Logan Lynn

May 2, 2024

Neutrals • "Wish You Were Here” • 2024

The band's musical touchstones are squarely situated in the timeline of doomed Thatcherism that followed from the late '70s to late '80s. "Wish You Were Here" and "The Iron That Never Swung" jangle with a razor-edged rapid strum to rival The Wedding Present; "That's Him on the Daft Stuff Again" and "Travel Agent's Windows" nod to the Television Personalities' naive, kaleidoscopic mod melodies streaked with cynicism; "Steven Proctor Bus Conductor" slowly unfolds from verses in the dark, rhythm-forward spirit of Josef K to transcendently Pastels-esque pop choruses with sugary-sweet backing vocals from bassist Lauren Matsui. Perfect C86 sounds for often hellish C24 times! - Erika Elizabeth

ifitbeyourwill S03 E26 • Penny Arcade

Hey everyone, welcome back to ifitbeyourwill Podcast. On this episode, we're getting down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of record making with our buddy James Hoare (Veronica Falls, The Proper Ornaments and Ultimate Painting). You might know him from Penny Arcade, and guess what? They've got a brand new record coming out, Backwater Collage (May 3rd)! We're gonna be chatting about the wild ride that went into making it, from finding drummers (apparently that's hard?) to the age-old battle between analog and digital recording. Plus, James is gonna fill us in on all his upcoming projects, including shows, a move to Brussels, and you guessed it, more music! Buckle up, music lovers, this is gonna be a fun one 🎙️ 

For this dreamy, hand-stitched record, Hoare has taken his time. Maybe because he had to rescue his songs from various recording sessions tinged with a number of mishaps he amusedly admits he is accustomed to: broken multitracks, failing tape machines, rarely available drummers living in the capital. The eleven intimate and solitary songs which make up the album, delivered in the greatest home recording tradition, are nonetheless cautiously produced. James unfurls pure, uncluttered melodies in which his gentle, melancholic voice mingles with smooth, warm vocals by Nathalia Bruno. Barely saturated guitar solos sometimes disrupt the clear, unpolished musical line. Hopping onboard, longtime friend Max Claps has added keyboard parts which manage to embrace the minimal nostalgia of the tracks while preventing any teary pathos. Similar to Jack Name or Syd Barrett – only less psychedelic – in terms of songwriting and stripped back atmosphere, Hoare is sitting on the Velvet Underground's black-and-white sofa and gives his album a subter- ranean feel.

May 1, 2024

Bored At My Grandma's House • I Like What You Bring Out In Me • 2024

Reminiscent of artists like Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, and Alvvays, Amber’s ability to alchemise the wistful and the hopeful into expansive, anthemic indie moments is on full show on ‘I Like What You Bring Out In Me’. The production balances airy, silken elements with a distorted punch, atop which Amber explores MUNA- esque sapphic euphoria - as she details: 

“This song is about all the gross cringey things that come along with being in love. It’s about the realisation of someone bringing out the best in you and making you feel confident in yourself at all times, something that I hadn’t really ever experienced prior to being with my girlfriend.” 

“music of absolute assurance and credibility” The Sunday Times - Breaking Act 

“combines dream-pop, bedroom-pop and shoegaze in a way which is reminiscent of artists like Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and Alvvays” DIY 
“reminiscent of those golden singles by The Cure” CLASH 
“charming indie pop” Brooklyn Vegan