Emerging Indie Bands exists to take a look at some of the newest emerging bands from around the globe.

The site is the continuation of Indie Bands Blog which was started in 2009 with my partner Julie Norbury who died in 2011 at the age of 39.

Emerging Indie Bands continues in her memory, to find the best new music there is across the globe.


  1. Mayor Owl Debut Album

    For fans of: The national, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Pixies.

    Thank You so much for listening/supporting. This is an awesome site.

    Please visit Kickstarter to support/listen to sampler & or bandcamp just to listen to the sampler. Hope you enjoy.

  2. Hi, I would like to thank you for you introduced Japanese band, Walkings here!
    They are my favorite new indie band in Tokyo. I am planning to bring them
    Japan Nite US tour in March!

    Thanks! & Happy New Year!


  3. Hi Tim,
    Hope you’re doing well. Love the content of your site! A lot of amazing material you’ve curated here. I’m Jason from Beatific Scene Records in Los Angeles. Having done our research, we would like to submit our EP ‘Santa Monica’ by artist Jay R.D. for a review, as we think it would be a good match.
    It’s a 4 song EP of electronic/downtempo material in the same vein as Tycho, Boards of Canada, Thom Yorke, etc. The main inspiration for this collection of songs is the beach city of Santa Monica and the experiences of the artist through
    the different stages of his life.

    ‘Santa Monica’ can be heard here:

    Beatific Scene Records
    beatificscenerecords @ gmail.com

  4. Hi there – have a look at this brand new video from Echo Arcadia. Thanks.

  5. Hi
    I would like to thank you for your great review about Yeallow.
    So many thanks and long live to Emerging Indie Bands.com!!!
    Hope to see you soon

  6. Hi Tim,

    Just like to say it’s been a pleasure to get introduced to your site, it’s exceptionally pleasant to navigate and remarkably concise, very much enjoyed listening to some of the tracks you’ve put up on here. Also thank you for taking the time to read this email, how are you keeping?

    Keelan Foley directed me to you as he thought I may be of interest to you and a very select few other blogs. I perform under the stage name of Raving Wild, I’ve just made my debut on BBC Introducing, in The National Student and on France’s Radio Kaos Caribou’s Top Ten Indie charts. I’ve got a submission for you and he told me he thought you’d probably quite like it based on what you’ve been posting so far. Mind giving it a listen and letting me know your thoughts?

    Raving Wild – The Night The Sky Fell Down

    If you’ve got any questions please do get in touch, I’m online rather frequently.

    Hope to hear from you soon!


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