مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) – الجن (Gin) – Video

The Lebanese alt-rock project مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) releases the LP Ibn El Leil on the 28th.

مشروع ليلى (Mashrou' Leila) - Ibn El Leil - artwork

مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) – Ibn El Leil – artwork

A slightly different sound to music featured by  over the past couple of years by مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila),  الجن (Gin) is reflective of the global inclusive nature of the songs written, which focus on social malaise.

With the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra performing the strings section the album being launched via a concert in The Barbican Centre in London (England) on the 28th for live worldwide viewing on MTV Lebanon at 20:00 UTC.

For more globally inclusive music, join Emerging Indie Bands on Tumblr.

New Year Ninety 2015 – 60 to 51

I hope 2015 has started well for you and whatever you do with it – enjoy it.

New Year Ninety 2015 – 60 to 51

New Year Ninety 2015 – 60 to 51

The New Year Ninety continues with 60 to 51 for the 2015 chart run down.

60. The Vegetables (Japan)

59. Pretty Solitude (Sweden)

Vanity – Pretty Solitude is available on iTunes.*

58. Ease Up (USA)

Ease Up – Ease Up is available on iTunes.*

57. Blast Unit Moscow (Russia)

Krisiz of Genre – Blast Unit Moscow is available on iTunes.*

56. Palace (England) – (Now known as Para Alta)

55. Candy Darling (England)

54. Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon)

53. Dorsal Fins (Australia)

Monday Tuesday – Single – Dorsal Fins is available on iTunes.*

52. Little Hurricane (USA)

Homewrecker – Little Hurricane is available on iTunes.*

51. Death Valley Sleepers (Denmark)

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Tumblr for more of the best developing bands from around the globe.

*Purchases made through the iTunes links will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.

Mashrou’ Leila ( مشروع ليلى ) – Bahr ( بحر ) – Video

Mashrou’ Leila ( مشروع ليلى ) from Lebanon was introduced in 2012.

Mashrou' Leila ( مشروع ليلى )

Mashrou’ Leila ( مشروع ليلى )

Having just completed an European and Middle-East tour a new video for The Sea – Bahr ( بحر ) has recently surfaced.

For more music videos join Emerging Indie Bands on Tumblr.

New Year Ninety 2014 – 50 to 41

Just getting to the half-way point in the New Year Ninety 2014, a chart which features bands from across much of the globe, compiled by readers from every continent including the occasional visitor from Antarctica.

New Year Ninety 2014 -  50 to 41

New Year Ninety 2014 – 50 to 41

50. Yes Sunshine (England)

49. Sun Angle (USA)

Diamond Junk – Sun Angle is available on iTunes*.

48. The Noise Figures (Greece)

47. Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon)

Raasük – Mashrou’ Leila is available on iTunes*.

46. From The Sticks (England)

Free Man Off the Land – From the Sticks is available on iTunes*.

45. Beijing (USA)

44. Moxine (Brazil)

Hot December – Moxine is available on iTunes*.

43. Silent Noise Parade (Ireland)

42. The Sea The Sea (England)

Sub Rosa – The Sea The Sea is available on iTunes*.

41. Love & Thanks (USA)

*Purchases made through the iTunes links will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.

Eli Bou Merhy – Eyes On Me – Video

Eli Bou Merhy an artist in Lebanon has released a new video for Eyes On Me.

The Matador - (Acrylic on Canvas) by Eli Bou Mehry

The Matador – (Acrylic on Canvas) by Eli Bou Mehry

When I opened with the term ‘Artist’ on this occasion I did mean a visual artist.


In early 2013 Eli Bou Merhy released a low budget video Arguileh to challenge the hidden reality of relationships in the Middle East, where many gay men are forced into marriage by their families to cover up the truth, whilst lambasting the use of anorexic models in the fashion industry. He didn’t and doesn’t describe himself as a singer, but as a result of this what was perceived as a ‘controversial video’ it was selected for a conference in Argentina on Middle Eastern sexual tensions.

The result being he was interviewed in television, which resulted in, opportunities within the Lebanese community and Eyes On Me is a follow up to that experience, in much the same vein as the video by Mashrou’ Leila that was posted recently, where merely being on television distorts reality.

Eli Bou Merhy – The visual artist.

Join Emerging Indie Bands on Google+ for more of the underground.