Best of 2020 Indie Pop indie rock Rock

Howie Payne – Faster Than Light

Howie Payne · Faster Than Light

His vocals are what caught my attention. He has a similar texture / style of John Lennon who is my all time favorite artist. So out of the gate, this was already on the right track. The production reminds me of Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame) when he was with the Traveling Wilburys. All around solid production with great vocals and melody. After reading his bio, I see he hails from Liverpool. It all makes sense now.

The artist had this so say about ‘Faster Than Light’:

Really heavy, really catchy, and loads of groove is what it is. It’s the best rock and roll song I’ve done, I mean its a pop song really, like all the best rock and roll songs – we just delivered it in a heavy package. It has my favourite lead guitar break to play at the moment, especially the intro which has a bit of an Albert King thing about it. My guitar playing has always been heavily influenced by blues, but I don’t think I’ve really put it out front so much before, so I really do dig that this one has a bit more of that about it. It’s going to be massive live, and I can’t wait to play it.

Disco Pop R and B Rock

Champyons – Living in the Movies


Has a bit of that 1970’s am rock vibe with a splash of disco.   Solid production and I really like the vocals here.

Pop Psychedlic Rock

Shadowgraphs – Countryside

Dreamy psychedelic pop / rock track that would fit well next to a Doves or  Charlatans track.