“Keep It Simple”- Wildermiss

Wildermiss is an up and coming group out of Denver, CO with an upbeat, alternative sound similar to that of Misterwives. “Keep It Simple” is the first song of theirs I heard, and it remains my favorite. The song has an infectious, dancy groove to it that is hard to ignore, and the repeating hook of “running uphill, looking down it” is simple, yet captivating. This song has all the trappings of a hit alt-rock song, and I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys have a break through in the upcoming year. They are playing a few shows locally here in Colorado in the next couple months, so be sure to catch them if you are in the area.

If you like this song, you might also like: Misterwives, Grouplove, Wardell

“Devil Like Me” & “Cocaine Jesus”- Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Yes, that is the real name of the band. No, their music isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Rainbow Kitten Surprise is like a cross between Kings of Leon and Glass Animals. Their songs are dark and ominous sounding, but oh so intriguing. “Devil Like Me” and “Cocaine Jesus” capture this aesthetic perfectly. I have been obsessed with these two songs recently. Their live performances are also killer, especially their Audiotree Live session. They are coming to Denver this month, but the show is already sold out unfortunately. Catch these guys if you get the chance, as they are sure to blow up in the near future.

If you like this, you might also like: Glass Animals, Kings of Leon, The Front Bottoms