Noughts and Exes
Hailing from Hong Kong, the band’s album The Start of Us made it into the list of Time Out Hong Kong’s best Chinese indie albums. Don’t expect any mando-pop though, these guys are strictly indie rock.
Hope to hear: A Time for Love
The Cat Empire
Sick of hearing the same old radio-type tunes? The Cat Empire will intrigue you with their eclectic mix of ska, funk, and snazzy jazz. Prepare to have your mind blown and your musical senses piqued.
Hope to hear: Steal the Light
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This Norwegian band makes spacescapes of music. Atmospheric and psychedelic in equal measure, you can expect them to sound even more ethereal in person.
Hope to hear: Dream Alone, Wake Together
Breathy and twinkly, the Australian indie pop band’s music sparkles with energy. Feeling a bit down? Alpine’s music will perk you right up.
Hope to hear: Hands
These Brittle Bones
Sort of a songwriting prodigy, Chris Jones started penning his own music at the tender age of eight, and the now-fourteen-year-old’s sensitive symphonies continue to be wise beyond his years.
Hope to hear: Flecks