Q&A: Shortly’s Alex Maniak details summer plans and two new singles

Shortly, the solo alternative music project of Detroit native Alex Maniak, has a busy summer planned: after releasing two singles, titled “Haven” and “Mapping,” Maniak recently co-headlined a tour with South Carolina group Small Talks and has an array of other opportunities lined up, including an appearance at the Detroit date of the Sad Summer … More Q&A: Shortly’s Alex Maniak details summer plans and two new singles

Q&A: Royal Teeth talks tour and forthcoming album (plus live photos)

Before releasing its comeback record, Hard Luck, later this summer, indie alt-pop band Royal Teeth currently on tour with Smallpools and Keelan Donovan. Hard Luck is Royal Teeth’s second album, following their Amateurs EP in 2016 and debut full-length, GLOW, in 2013, and comes after a series of label and lineup shifts. The band refused to give up amid the changes, … More Q&A: Royal Teeth talks tour and forthcoming album (plus live photos)

Q&A: Grimalkin Records members and manager Nancy Kells explain collective’s mission and background

Grimalkin Records, a music and zine collective based out of Richmond, Virginia, is relatively new. With three releases in 2018 and several lined up for 2019, however, the collective is already working hard. Grimalkin is not genre-based, instead focusing on releasing and promoting music by queer people of color (QPOC). The label itself is run … More Q&A: Grimalkin Records members and manager Nancy Kells explain collective’s mission and background

Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Indie-punks Hate Club delayed the release of their EP A Clear Mistake in early March after lead singer Noah Bondy’s apartment burned down–shortly before the band was slated to put out the EP and leave for a SXSW-centered run of shows. In fact, the EP’s cover is now a photo of Bondy’s apartment on fire. The quartet … More Q&A: Hate Club explains new EP and dealing with house fire

Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single

International alt-pop band DOMI released its debut single and music video earlier this year and is quickly making a name for itself; “Let Me Follow” is catchy and full of energy, and its shimmering hooks are borderline irresistible. It’s low, modern and poppy all at the same time as the band draws inspiration from their … More Q&A: DOMI details band’s history and debut single

Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia

With the release of its debut record, titled :), on March 22, synth-punk trio Shouldies made a strong statement of shiny pop and grungy goth glory. Despite its unusual darkwave sound and meaningful, political lyrics, the music lends itself surprisingly well to dancing. After the album’s release, Yancey Ballard, the frontman of the band, answered a … More Q&A: Shouldies frontman Yancey Ballard talks debut record and transphobia

Q&A: Steadfast Festival Founder Ryan Getz speaks on event’s success

By Zak Kolesar [Festival flyer courtesy of Steadfast Festival] Columbus is becoming a local music festival destination: a city where residents no longer have to travel across states to be exposed to different music scenes. Steadfast Festival is one of the daring events taking a ground-level approach that has contributed to Columbus’ success as a … More Q&A: Steadfast Festival Founder Ryan Getz speaks on event’s success

Interview: itoldyouiwouldeatyou

After releasing a debut album, indie punk group itoldyouiwouldeatyou dropped a dizzying music video for “Almost Zero”, a politically-inspired single off of the record. The single will be released on streaming services Friday. It’s an insightful track with an even cooler music video, and Indientry got the chance to ask front-person Joey Ashworth, who uses they/them … More Interview: itoldyouiwouldeatyou

Interview: St. Buryan

Newcastle five-piece St. Buryan released its latest single, “Giving In”, on Friday, February 8. The track is thrilling and packs a bit of a punch with a heavier sound than the band’s previous work, though it is still familiar. It’s the first of three singles to be released under Sound-Hub Records, and we got the chance … More Interview: St. Buryan

Interview: Bitch

Los Angeles singer and producer Bitch‘s latest single, “New Year”, is a feminist pop anthem that’s sure to have you on your feet and moving. It’s full of joy and power, and the track marks the beginning of a new chapter for Bitch. Luckily, Indientry got to ask her a few questions about her past … More Interview: Bitch