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10 Free No Nonsense Indie Folk Pop Rock Punk EPs [Sound Sunday]

Tina Sieber 20-01-2013

Sound Sunday promotes independent artists and legal free music downloads. This edition starts lightly on indie folk and rushes into some serious rock and punk towards the end. No nonsense, just great music. What is your personal highlight this week?


Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. That said, we strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy!

You are welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres I haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com].

Free Song: Liza Flume – What We Called Love

Genre: indie, folk, pop

Charting the painful course of a disentegrating relationship, Liza’s ability as a composer shines through in her gently layered acoustic playing and lyrically, it’s searingly and powerfully honest. Held together by a memorable chorus hook, ‘What We Called Love’ is as catchy as it is moving.” ~Headphone Jacks and Counter Attacks online blog

What We Called Love is a name your price download from Bandcamp.


Free Single: Laurence Made Me Cry – Between Destinations

Genre: alternative, indie, folk

Between Destinations is the first single off Laurence Made Me Cry’s debut album The Diary of Me. The single features two remixes of the song. The album is due to be released on March 11th 2013.

Between Destinations is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Tyler Butler – Bedroom Sessions: 005

Genre: alternative, indie, folk, pop


From the album page: “The 5th installment of Bedroom Sessions would probably be more accurate to call ‘Church Sessions’, as it features 3 tracks recorded at a gig Tyler performed in a church. But I’m sure that somewhere someone has said something like “a church is jesus’ bedroom”, so I think this session can sneak in as a Bedroom Session under that technicality.

Bedroom Sessions: 005 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Taylor Ames – Songs You Were Never Meant To Hear

Genre: acoustic, folk, pop

Taylor Ames is a 20 year old singer from the UK. Songs You Were Never Meant To Hear is his debut EP. From the album page: “I really wanted to say thank you for all the support you lot have given me over the last 6 months, and i couldn’t think of a better way than to give you this EP for free :) I really hope you like it, i’ve put my heart and soul into writing the most honest songs i could. So yeah, thank you so much for everything, and im very excited for 2013, im going to get out and play to as many of you as i can! Remember to come say hey on twitter, because i love chatting to you lot :)


Songs You Were Never Meant To Hear is a free download from Bandcamp.

I Am The Willow – This Is Discovery

Genre: alternative, acoustic, folk

I am The Willow is the moniker of Michigan-based singer-songwriter Zachariah Benjamin Moorhaus. From this Facebook page: “I just write what I feel and hope that people like it.

This Is Discovery is a free download from Bandcamp.


subrosa – Wildfires EP

Genre: alternative, indie, pop, rock, post-punk

Wildfires EP is a free download from Bandcamp.

Human Face – The Waiting Game (Part One)

Genre: alternative, indie, pop, rock, folk

From their Bandcamp profile: “Human Face are a harmonic synth indie rock band based in Hertfordshire, UK. They are currently a duo consisting of songwriters Gavin Clarke and James Garner. Human Face has been making music as long as they can remember. They have developed an incredible repertoire of songs between them and have songs in many styles and genres.

The Waiting Game (Part One) is a free download from Bandcamp.

Ghost Ghost – No Clothes on Ragged Island

Genre: alternative, indie, pop, rock

From their Bandcamp profile: “Ghost Ghost is a New York-born ongoing music project lead by singer / songwriters Karl Ward (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Kevin Peckham (vocals, bass, keys).
[EDIT: Unfortunately, the EP Of Innocence and Experience was taken down. So I am linking to a Ghost Ghost album previously featured on Sound Sunday.]

No Clothes on Ragged Island is a free download from Bandcamp.

Prosevere – Three

Genre: alternative, pop, rock, hard rock

From their Facebook page: “Memphis, TN rock n roll established in 2006. Have toured with Godsmack, Papa Roach, Sevendust, and more. 3 EPs released, thousands of copies sold…all independently.

Three is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Fashoda Crisis – The Jowls of Justice

Genre: alterantive, rock, noise rock

From their Bandcamp profile: “At all times Fashoda Crisis play from the bottom of their twisted, blackened tumourous little hearts. They spew forth vitriol and acerbic wit in equal measures, melding political rhetoric and social commentary with opaquely personal lyrics. Intelligent, violent, passionate, honest, spleen-rupturingly humourous (and modest, let’s not forget modest) genre mangling mentalists.

The Jowls of Justice is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Proof and Proving + Dr. Velvet and The Social Drinkers – Split

Genre: acoustic, folk, rock, post hardcore, punk

From the album page: “Split 7″ Vinyl Record featuring the bands Proof and Proving + Dr. Velvet and The Social Drinkers. Put out by The Art Is Not Dead Records, and partially funded by a successful Kickstarter Campaign.

Split is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Double Lined Minority – With Fingers Crossed

Genre: alternative, pop, punk, rock

From their Facebook page: “The school musical at Southport State High School on the Gold Coast in 2009 was the scene where Double Lined Minority began their career in the Australian music industry. (…) The band was young in age and industry experience, but that didn’t stop them from achieving their dreams. When the band members were only 16-17 years old, they recorded and independently released their debut album ‘With Fingers Crossed’.

With Fingers Crossed is a free download from Bandcamp.

And More…

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  1. Gary
    October 31, 2016 at 4:12 am


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  2. Ayush Mittal
    February 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks. Free Music is a plus, and I love indie bands.I Like Laurence Made Me Cry Very Much

  3. Chuck Payne
    January 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks. Free Music is a plus, and I love indie bands.

  4. Bahraam
    January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

    It is strange but when I open the page in Firefox I cannot see audio players, and instead get this message:

    Sorry, this player does not support your browser. Your browser must either support native HTML audio or have the Flash plugin installed.

    I think I have all the common plug-ins installed. The page is shown perfectly however in IE10. Any idea how I can fix this?

    • Tina Sieber
      January 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm


      It works fine for me in Chrome and the latest version of Firefox. Are you using any browser plugins that block Flash in Firefox?

      • Bahraam
        January 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        Thanks Ms. Sieber for the reply. I have couple of them installed but I allowed MUO as an exception in them. It didn't work. But restarting Firefox in safe mode did the trick. I don't know which one of the add-ons was the problem. I enjoyed the music anyway.

        • Tina Sieber
          January 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          Glad to hear! :)