Indie music has gone through a rapid evolution over the years, changing and adapting to survive in the harsh world of the dynamically progressing music industry. The term ‘indie’ stems from the word ‘individual’ to high light how during the genre’s rise, artists achieved success off their own backs. Since then indie music has faded in and out in popularity, flowing through both mainstream and niche audiences but always undeniably in demand. This unwavering demand through the years can be narrowed down to a few bands that stood at the front line of indie music and a band now taking up arms is Mosaic.
Mosaic are an indie band based in Newbury consisting of Craig on vocals, Adam on guitar, Will on guitar, Dan on bass and Simon on drums. The band’s name is fitting as they are a combination of a few genres just as classical indie music should be with elements of both pop and rock in their sound. These five guys are the poster boys for the culmination of the British indie movement, donning the ever growing self-confident personas needed to thrive in the music industry. Mosaic have the potential to become the new favourite of any wandering souls at university with a thirst for down-to-a-‘t’ relatable music.
Their new single ‘Rio’ is a song spilling over with drunken university nights that burst forth into hungover mornings that are made better by the memories made the night before. ‘Rio’ has a sound and lyrics that instantly connect with their audience and makes it seem like the song was written just for you. Craig’s quick and quip vocals turn the song into a whirl wind of fun that is perfect to get you pumped up during any pre drinks, the rest of the music keeping up and only becoming more intoxicated as the song goes on. Taking influence from indie bands of eras gone by ‘Rio’ is akin to The Kooks and The Wombats but with a modern day twist that likens Mosaic to Bloc Party and The 1975. Fans of The Arctic Monkeys, also, may be pleasantly surprised by Mosaic and all they have to offer in the form of indie music.
‘Rio’ is out now and is a must for any university going out playlist.
Review by Skye W.Winwood