Showcasing what we believe are some of the best indie releases of 2022 as submitted by YOU to our twitter feed.
Most submissions were Spotify links but some came through as Bandcamp – we’re running with what we were given.
The lists are broken down by general genre so you can quickly jump to what you’re looking for.
Let’s get to it!
“Long Summer Days” EP
Highlight Song: A Robin’s Egg
For fans of: The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas
Highlight Song: Back Then
For fans of: Norah Jones, Carole King
Highlight Song: Love Still Lives Inside
For fans of: Vanessa Carlton, Kacey Musgraves
“Heart in Peril” Album
Highlight Song: She Don’t Pay Attention To Me
For fans of: Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley
Highlight Song: Broken Bird
For fans of: Kate Bush, Tori Amos
For fans of: Tears For Fears, Talk Talk
“À l’ombre des cyprès” EP
Highlight Song: Je suis la poussière dans ton troisième oeil
For fans of: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Smashing Pumpkins
“Thrill Seekers” Album
Highlight Song: Dagger Eyes
For fans of: White Reaper, The Orwells
For fans of: British Pennywise or maybe Bad Religion
“What’s Left Of Me” EP
Highlight Song: Damage Control
For fans of: Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave
For fans of: Dead or Alive, INXS
Moon and Snow
For fans of: Circa Survive, Saosin
Survival In Negativity & B.Positiv
Nightlife 4 (Thinking) Introverts EP
Highlight Song: Solituud
For fans of: Nas, Tupac
“Let’s Get It” Album
Highlight Song: Be Free
For fans of: Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj
For fans of: Future, Macky2
Highlight Song: Jephthah’s Song
For fans of: Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen
Matt Derda & the High Watts
“You Didn’t Know” EP
Highlight Song: Forever
For fans of: Florida Georgia Line, Travis Tritt
“The Other One Was You” Album
Highlight Song: Weight of the World
For fans of: Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead
“Oceanic Waves” Album
Highlight Song: Into The Ocean
For fans of: Oceans, Waves, Sunsets
“Memories of a Certain Future” Album
Highlight Song: Molten Memory
For fans of: Heart Beats, Transcending Space and Time
Adventures in Noise
For fans of: Rollercoasters, Spittin’ Rhymes
Thanks very much for all your submissions. If you didn’t catch yourself featured on this years list, don’t fret – it’s not that we didn’t enjoy it but that we can only include so many.
Listen to even more of submissions by checking out our #Spinning playlist here:
And be sure to keep an eye out for our next Submissions requests by following us on Twitter!
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