We get a TON of emails every day filled with awesome new music from independent artists all over the world. Most of the time, we get to feature our favorite ones and share them with you guys. But sometimes, we don’t have the time to get to everyone on our list. Check out the bands below to see who we’ve been raving about behind the scenes and why you will be raving about them too!
Song: “Highly Anticipated Season Closer”
Who: Prince of Sweden
Why We Love It: The south-London singer-songwriter has an easy-going vibe about him that translates directly into his music. Smooth vocals combined with airy, uplifting guitar riffs are reminiscent of a laid back summer night.
Song: “Like You Do”
Who: Sätilä
Why We Love It: Its alternative pop feel is a staple for any playlist, but Sätilä has a unique twist that keeps us hitting “repeat”. The pulsating beat, dancing synths, and uplifting lyrics makes for the perfect pep-talk, self-love anthem.
Song: “Fools Gold”
Who: AC Sessions
Why We Love It: A little R&B mix to add to your playlist, “Fools Gold” is an upbeat jam that will have you bopping your head along to its bouncy beat. Staying true to the classic R&B style, AC Sessions is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Song: “Gardens in The Summer”
Who: River Westin
Why We Love It: A melancholy slice of dream pop with lush guitar arpeggios and River’s simple yet calming voice layered throughout, “Gardens in The Summer” is a dreamy rendition from the new artist’s repertoire. It feels like your favorite vintage track re-imagined with a reflective modern twist.

Song: “Still Sleeping”
Who: Noël Wells
Why We Love It: Soft arpeggiated guitar presents the perfect backdrop for Noël’s delicate vocals. This stripped down folksy lullaby is the ideal soundscape for a subtle end to your busy day.

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.