Tuesday, January 26, 2021

“Feel It Coming” by Woodlock - A Song Feature

     During the first 65 seconds of “Feeling It Coming,” Woodlock assembles a spirited melodic vehicle that carries a solemn lyrical passenger. The song begins with guitars supported on a synth underlayer. The combination is the initial enticement; then, the vocals enter to more effectively grip the attention of a listener. That grip is tightened by the power of the kickdrum at 0:38. Still, it’s not until just beyond the one-minute mark that the attractiveness of “Feel It Coming” is fully assembled and appreciated.

     The lyrics of the single are included at the bottom of this post. They relate to handling the build of anger. Woodlock describes “Feel It Coming” as an upbeat, uplifting, and anthemic song that tackles the idea of exploding anger. "For me, it's about realizing I had a breaking point, I couldn't sit there and play quietly forever," Zech Walters offers. "People talk about bottling stuff up. It's an unhealthy way to go about things."

     The dueling contributions of positive and negative characterize the music of Woodlock, rather than being unique to “Feel It Coming.” The Melbourne-based band is comprised of brothers Zech Walters (guitar/vocals), Eze Walters (guitar/vocals), and Bowen Purcell (drums). A number of songs on the band’s upcoming album “The Future Of An End” reflect the fundamentally different recent experiences of the brothers. While Zech was dealing with a relationship that fell apart and with a breakdown, Eze was falling in love and getting married. In talking about the music of Woodlock, Eze explained, "Our songs have always been hopeful; Zech was coming up with these pretty heavy songs. I helped him finish them, and I kept trying to add these aspects of hope to it. So, when you listen to the album, it's like a clash of two realities."

     The Melbourne trio is now signed with Nettwerk Records. The band recorded “The Future Of An End” in   Bowen's   garage   and at   Homesurgery   Recordings   in   Melbourne,   alongside producers Hayden  Calnin (a  Nettwerk  solo  artist  in  his  own  right)  and Jackson Barclay. To pre-order the album, CLICK HERE

     “Feel It Coming” by Woodlock

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Lyrics of “Feel It Coming” by Woodlock
I can’t stop, this is coming out
All the patterns we try to hide
But I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea, I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
 
I know I could've been better
Clocks stop, we are out of time
But I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea, I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
 
And I know damn well we've been here before
And I know that if I bend I'll fall,
Can you feel it? I can feel it
For the sake of your time we're fighting for
Show the world all my violent flaws
Cause I feel it, I can feel it
I feel it
 
I've been lost in another lie
Start with me, myself and I
But I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea, I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
 
And I know damn well we've been here before
And I know that if I bend, I'll fall
Can you feel it? I can feel it
For the sake of your time we're fighting for
Show the world all my violent flaws
Cause I feel it, I can feel it
 
Cause I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea. I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
 
And I know damn well we've been here before
And I know that if I bend, I'll fall
Can you feel it? I can feel it
For the sake of your time we're fighting for
Show the world all my violent flaws
Cause I feel it, I can feel it
 
Cause I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea, I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it
Yea, I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
I feel it coming up
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Favorite Indie Songs of 2020 - Songs 1-10

      Here are the favorite songs from the 2020 posts of Indie Obsessive. The list reflects the blog's focus - Indie artists on the rise. Indie Obsessive has a bias towards bands that deserve more attention than they are currently receiving. Therefore, this is a list of “favorite” songs. If we ranked the “best” songs of 2020, there would be some changes. 

     One more note: the qualification for the "2020 list' is based on when we discovered the song. With only a few exceptions, the songs were released in 2020. Those few bands with late-2019 releases welcome the additional exposure, so we don't feel badly.  

     1.  “Shut In” by Beauts (from the post of February 27)

     2.  “I Walked Away” by Strays Don't Sleep (from the post of October 19)

     3.  “Modern Fiction” by Camera Thief (from the post of January 20)

     4.  "We Could Start A War" by Somebody's Child (from the post of July 20)

     5.  “Break My Baby” by Kaleo (from the post of January 27)

     6.  “Pieces” by Des Rocs (from the post of December 11)

     7.  “A Foreign Place” by Maps Of (from the post of April 24)

     8.  “Haunt Me Now” by Radiator King (from the post of August 27)


     9.  “Phantom” by The Satellite Station (from thepost of February 28)

     10.  “Don't Feel” by Tiz McNamara (from the post of January 31)

 
Songs 11 through 20 – CLICK HERE
Songs 21 through 30 – CLICK HERE
Songs 31 through 40 – CLICK HERE
 
     The full list is available on Spotify:

Favorite Indie Songs of 2020 - Songs 11-20


     This is the second set of ten Indie songs of 2020. We acknowledge the fact that it is difficult to rank the tracks. If the process were repeated sometime next month, some shuffling would certainly occur. The bias is towards bands and artists who are not receiving the attention they desire.
 
Songs 1 through 10 – CLICK HERE
Songs 21 through 30 – CLICK HERE
Songs 31 through 40 – CLICK HERE

     11. “Weapon” by The Bottom Dollars (from the post of July 15)

     12.  “I'm Glad You're Happy” by Early Internet (from the post of March 19)

     13.  “You” by We the Lion (from the post of April 16)

     14.  “Home” by Unknown Neighbour (from the post of January 24)


     15.  “This is What I Live For” by Blue October (from the post of May 29)

      16.  “Seed of Joy” by Marc Scibilia feat. Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) (from the post of November 18)

     17.  “Bad Ways” by Gene Micofsky (from the post of May 16)

     18.  “Shadow of a Doubt” by Crystal Cities (from the post of December 29)

     19.  “Swim Deep” by BROOKFIELD (from the post of May 7)


     20.  “Blame The Record” by Vandalye (from the postof June 12)

     The full list is available on Spotify:

Favorite Indie Songs of 2020 - Songs 21-30

 

Festivals in 2020

     
This is the third set of ten Indie songs of 2020. We acknowledge the fact that it is difficult to rank the tracks. If the process were repeated sometime next month, some shuffling would certainly occur. The bias is towards bands and artists who are not receiving the attention they desire.
 
Songs 1 through 10 – CLICK HERE
Songs 11 through 20 – CLICK HERE
Songs 31 through 40 – CLICK HERE

     21. "Hope It Don't" by All Tvvins (from the post of June 29)

     22.  “Dark Dreams” by Midnight Divide (from the post of November 4)


     23.  “Afraid of Love” by Beta Radio (from the post of December 7)

     24.  “Broken Glass” by Nightseason (from the post of January 24)

     24.  “Broken Glass” by Nightseason (from the post of January 24)

     25.  “New Blood (Reimagined)” by Zayde Wolf (from the post of February 21)


     26.  “Honesty” by Noah Reid (from the post of February 11

     27.  “Son” by Gordon Franklin Jr (from the post of March 16)

     28.  “I See Myself” by Abel Hawnt (from the post of November 13)

     29.  “Forget Me Nots” by Town Meeting (from the post of December 29)

     30.  “Hope Is a Love Song” by Strays Don't Sleep (from the post of November 12)


     The full list is available on Spotify:

Favorite Indie Songs of 2020 - Songs 31-40


    This is the fourth set of ten Indie songs of 2020. We acknowledge the fact that it is difficult to rank the tracks. If the process were repeated sometime next month, some shuffling would certainly occur. The bias is towards bands and artists who are not receiving the attention they desire.
 
Songs 1 through 10 – CLICK HERE
Songs 11 through 20 – CLICK HERE
Songs 21 through 30 – CLICK HERE

    31.  “Break in the Willow” by Vandalye (from the post of March 12)

     32.  “Resolutions” by Bengal Lancers (from the post of June 2)

     33.  “Northbound” by Mount Mural (from the post of July 31)


     34.  “Tell Me” by Chasing Happiness (from the post of August 13)

     35.  "Through The Valley (The Last of Us Part II)" (from the post of August 5)

     36.  “I Want More” by Kaleo (from the post of January 27)

     37.  “Don't Feel Much Like Me” by Volunteer (from the post of September 10)

     38.  “LA Somewhere” by Quitting Whitney (from the post of September 18)


     39.  “Hello Darling” by Octave music Records (from the post of September 17)

     40.  “Crocodile" by The Dawdler (from the post of November 10)
 

     The full list is available on Spotify: