The team at For The Punks took the time to compile a list of 13 musicians and bands that you should be listening to this summer! With pop-punk, hardcore, R&B, pop, and more filling our list, we hope you will take the chance to discover your next favorite artist!
Recommended songs: “Synthetic”, “Weight of the World (Acoustic)”, and “End of an Era”
Summer Wars is a pop punk band out of Raleigh, NC that have been featured on Spotify’s Pop Punk’s Not Dead and Punk Unplugged playlists and we think their sound is ideal for the summer months.
The Backseat Lovers
Recommended songs: “Watch Your Mouth”, “Maple Syrup”, and “Elevator Days”
The Backseat Lovers new album is amazing. With a very original and unique sound, it’s perfect for the summer!
Recommended songs: “All Love”, “About You”, and “One Too Many”
Fletcher has an amazing voice and catchy beats. She also sings very passionately. These songs are great to blast in the car and sing along!
Recommended songs: “Heat Waves”, “Youth”, and “Pools”
Glass Animals provides a great mix of sounds in their tracks. Whether you’re looking for something to dance to or drive to with the windows down while watching the sunset, there is definitely something for everyone.
Hannah Jane Lewis
Recommended songs: “Me Without You” and “Raincheck”
Natalie says, “I discovered Hannah Jane Lewis through a Spotify playlist titled “Up and Coming Artists,” and I think her vibe is perfect for summer. Her sound is super captivating and such an easy, fun listen!”
Recommended songs: “What’s Up” and “Try”
Courtnie’s sound is outstanding. Her music video for “What’s Up,” that came out on June 26, is for Black women by Black women. With amazing visuals, viewers are taken to a hair salon that feels straight out of a 90s hair magazine.
Recommended songs: “Feel The Pressure”, “Sick One”, “California Cursed”
Take a trip to the California coast with DRAIN, a hardcore band from Santa Cruz. They released an album back in April and it’s still on repeat!
Recommended songs: “Summer” and “I Miss My Dawgs”
To Simpson “summer is a person, summer is a place, summer is a thing, summer is a feeling.” Her single “Summer” isn’t just a song about the season, it’s about having fun and staying in the moment.
Eliza & The Delusionals
Recommended song: “ALIVE”
Eliza & The Delusionals are an Australian indie rock band who have a great sound mixed with catchy lyrics. They released an EP, “A State of Living in an Objective Reality,” this year and it is perfect from start to finish.
Recommended songs: “Flume”, “Hey, Ma”, and “Beach Baby”
Bon Iver’s 2008 debut album, ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’, is essentially Justin Vernon’s farewell gift goodbye to one of the brightest souls he’s ever loved after their breakup. His sound is a nostalgic tribute to the future.
Recommended songs: “Deep Blue”, “Last Train”, and “Night Skies”
The Midnight have crafted a synthwave gem with the release of their new LP “Monsters.” A pure nostalgic experience that fully immerses you into a neon retro dreamscape.
Recommended songs: “u and me, but mostly me” and “Body Language”
ELIO creates a fresh & chill atmosphere with her new EP “u and me, but mostly me”. With a cool indie-pop sound, ELIO’s music is sure to put you in a good mood this summer.
Recommended songs: “Darcy”, “Planet Bouquet”, “Californ”
Wabie’s (pronounced Wah-Bee) music was made for a summer afternoon. The 20-year old’s upbeat Indie tunes feature vintage sounding guitar and laid-back vocals sure to lead you to that happy place.
We made a Spotify playlist with these artists! It’s the perfect listen. Stream it down below!