ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE?

Indie30.com is a promotional music website run by a small band of indie music tragics from Australia who believe passionately in promoting independently made music from right across the globe. Indie music is not a meaningless term to us. It reflects independent thinking and a distinct musical culture that embraces and values difference and artistic freedom.


WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS FOR?

Put quite simply, because we love it. We get a real kick out of promoting new music from quality independent artists of most genres who make music for the right reasons. We also equally wish to help out the record labels that distribute the music and have these artists at the very forefront of their minds. We understand that the music industry for those who stay true to themselves and refuse to sell out the highest bidder can be a very tough road to travel. We are keen to assist in this process wherever we can.


HOW DO WE PROMOTE ARTISTS AND THEIR MUSIC ON OUR SITE?

First and foremost we realise that there are a lot of sites and blogs online that do similar things to us. So what makes us different?

Indie30.com contains a number of features that promote new music. The centrepiece and hence the name of the site is a dedicated TOP 30 CHART that is updated each Sunday. Each track featured in the countdown is accompanied by media content, either in the form of a download (at present available from third parties only), a video clip (usually freely available on youtube), or a streaming link. There are also links to purchase the single, EP or album it’s from and a link to the artist’s myspace site. There is also a points system that contributes to the INDIE30 TOP 100 tracks at the end of each calendar year.

The site also features a regularly updated NEWS SECTION highlighting what selected artists are doing, forthcoming and new album releases, tour dates and record label news as well as a FEATURE ALBUM section where our best new release album remains in the right panel for that entire week. The site also contains a dedicated ARCHIVE SECTION which contains all past content featured on the site.

All of the above content is presented in a stylish, modern design with a consistent format for adding content. Each track featured, whether in the chart or the news section contains the name of the track, the artist, the country they are from, the album from which the track is taken and the label that has released it in its country of origin. Release date information is also provided. As far as navigating through the site is concerned, we have deliberately kept the site as simple to use for readers as possible with minimal features.

At present, indie30 is a totally not for profit. We currently have no advertising on the site but are open to requests from appropriate indie music related businesses or organisations such as the artists themselves, record labels, websites, magazines and venues. We intend to be very careful in how we go about embarking on this process – the music will always come first and will never be compromised.


WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP US HELP YOU HELP US HELP YOU?

If you are an artist or a record label and want us to promote an upcoming release or just have some news to announce please e-mail us and let us know. By sending us a press kit of promotional photos, information about the release, a digital preview of the album, and permission to link to a stream or download of a track legally through our site, if we like what we hear, we’ll be another outlet to promote the music and the track may make it into the Top 30 or even be featured as a feature album.

We should point out that we are not music critics so there is no risk of negative press of any sort. Quite simply, if we like what we receive and are able to feature it on the site we will do so, if we don’t, we won’t.

It should be noted that we highly value artist ownership rights over content and would never use that content in illegal ways. Our site is for purely promotional purposes only.

If you are an existing music site or a blog we would like to hear how we could enter into cross-promotional ties – a mutual back scratching exercise. We would like to feature a list of like-minded sites or blogs for our readers to be exposed to and have ours featured on yours.

So if you want Indie30 to promote your music or your website feel free to contact us through the e-mail below.

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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

April 15, 2014

ODONIS ODONIS (CAN)

Hard Boiled, Soft Boiled

Buzz Records

Odonis Odonis Official Site

Buy here

1. Tension
2. Are We Friends
3. Order In The Court
4. New Obsession
5. Breathing Hard
6. Mr Smith
7. Release
8. Angus Mountain
9. Office Sluts
10. Highnote
11. Transmission From The Moon
12. Alexa Wait
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April 15, 2014

PROTOMARTYR (CAN)

Under Color Of Official Right

Hardly Art

Protomartyr Facebook

Buy here

1. Maidenhead
2. Ain't So Simple
3. Want Remover
4. Trust Me Billy
5. Pagans
6. What The Wall Said
7. Tarpeian Rock
8. Bad Advice
9. Son Of Dis
10. Scum, Rise!
11. I Stare At Floors
12. Come & See
13. Violent
14. I'll Take That Applause
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April 1, 2014

FUTURE ISLANDS (USA)

Singles

4AD

Future Islands Official Site

Buy here

1. Seasons (Wating On You)
2. Spirit
3. Sun In the Morning
4. Doves
5. Back In The Tall Grass
6. A Song For Our Grandfathers
7. Light House
8. Like The Moon
9. Fall From Grace
10. A Dream Of You And Me

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March 25, 2014

THE WAR ON DRUGS (USA)

Lost In The Dream

Secretly Canadian

The War On Drugs Official Site

Buy here 

1. Under The Pressure
2. Red Eyes
3. Suffering
4. An Ocean In Between The Waves
5. Disappearing
6. Eyes To The Wind
7. The Haunting Idle
8. Burning
9. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse

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March 18, 2014

REAL ESTATE (USA)

Atlas

Domino

Real Estate Official Site

Buy here

1. Had To Hear
2. Past Lives
3. Talking Backwards
4. April's Song
5. The Bend
6. Crime
7. Primitive
8. How Might I Live
9. Horizon
10. Navigator

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March 11, 2014

WILD BEASTS (ENG)

Present Tense

Domino

Wild Beasts Official Site

Buy here

1. Wanderlust
2. Nature Boy
3. Mecca
4. Sweet Spot
5. Daughters
6. A Pregnant Pause
7. A Simple Beautiful Truth
8. A Dog's Life
9. Past Perfect
10. New Life
11. Palace

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March 4, 2014

ANGEL OLSEN (USA)

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Jagjaguwar

Angel Olsen Official Site

Buy here

1. Unfucktheworld
2. Forgiven/Forgotten
3. Hi-Five
4. White Fire
5. High & Wild
6. Lights Out
7. Stars
8. Iota
9. Dance  Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

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February 25, 2014

SUN KIL MOON (USA)

Benji

Caldo Verde

Sun Kil Moon Official Site

Buy here (CD Only - no vinyl release)

1. Carissa
2. I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love
3. Truck Driver
4. Dogs
5. Pray For Newtown
6. Jim Wise
7. I Love My Dad
8. I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same
9. Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes
10. Micheline
11. Ben's My Friend

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February 18, 2014

RICKY EAT ACID (USA)

Three Love Songs

Orchid Tapes

Ricky Eat Acid Facebook

Buy limited edition vinyl here

Download free digital version here

1. There Is Only You In The Light & Nothing Else
2. Driving Alone Past Roadwork At Night
3. Inside My House; Some Place I Keep Dreaming About
4. Big Man's Last Trip Outside
5. In Rural Virginia; Watching Glowing Lights Crawl From The Dark Corners Of The Room
6. Inside Your House; It Will Swallow Us Too
7. It Will Draw Me Over To It Like It Always Does
8. In My Dreams We're Almost Touching
9. God Puts Us All In The Swimming Pool
10. Outside Your House; The Lights Went Out & There Was Nothing
11. I Can Hear The Heart Breaking As One
12. Starting Over

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February 11, 2014

BE FOREST (ITA)

Earthbeat

We Were Never Being Boring

Be Forest Facebook

Buy here 

1. Totem
2. Captured Heart
3. Lost Boy
4. Ghost Dance
5. Airwaves
6. Totem II
7. Colours
8. Sparkle
9. Hideaway

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February 4, 2014

CYMBALS (ENG)

The Age Of Fracture

Tough Love Records

Cymbals Facebook

Buy here

1. Winter '98
2. The Natural World
3. You Are
4. Empty Space
5. The 5%
6. The Fracture Of Age
7. Like An Animal
8. Erosion
9. This City
10. The End
11. Call Me

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TOP 30 PLAYER

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CURRENT TOP TEN
1. Beautiful Criminal
ALX (SCO)
2. Psychic Trauma
Cloud Nothings (USA)
3. Seasons (Waiting On You)
Future Islands (USA)
4. No Romance
Tirzah (ENG)
5. Copper Thief
Case Conrad (SWE)
6. Interference Fits
Perfect Pussy (USA)
7. The Space Between Us
+/- (USA)
8. Battles
DNKL (SWE)
9. Come & See
Protomartyr (USA)
10. Carmine
Cloud Boat (ENG)

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ARTIST OR LABEL?

If you are an independent artist or record label or a promotional or management company that represents an independent artist please feel free to send us updates about forthcoming news, releases, events. Digital audio samples of single tracks or albums are welcome and there is no need to fear any negative press about what you send. Quite simply, if we like what we hear we will feature it, if we don't we won't.

DISCLAIMER

All media on Indie30 is for sampling purposes only. If you like what you hear we implore you to purchase the said album and support the artist concerned. If you are an artist or label who wants something removed please contact us asap and we will remove it.

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