A jaded, grungy anthem that tackles the grind of everyday existence under a capitalist society, alt-pop duo INDIGOS have shared their latest single ‘Hivemind’. Taken from the Bristol-based band’s upcoming EP, IN UTOPIA, which is set for release on 21st June, the track is an angst-ridden guitar tune inspired by the ‘Office Man’ scene in the documentary film Samsara, which highlights the despair lurking behind the modern 9-5 life.

Formed of Sophia Barnes (vocals and guitar) and Jack Croft (backing vocals and guitar), INDIGOS are inspired by the sounds of current alternative bands such as Wolf Alice and Sorry, as much as they are informed by the greats of the 90s grunge scene. They shared their debut self-titled album back in 2020, but were forced into hiatus due to founding member Jack falling ill with cancer. Now, after a successful remission period, INDIGOS are back and ready to share their new EP IN UTOPIA.

Described as a “sardonic take on modern Western life” that touches on themes of “media addiction, narcissism and depression,” the six track EP also taps into the personal hardships the band have faced in recent years. New single ‘Hivemind’ is the first offering from this not-so-rose-tinted vision. Through their swirling riffs, dual vocals and anxious lyrics, INDIGOS meander through an identity crisis, questioning how one can grasp a strong sense of self in a society that routinely places profit over people.

Watch the video for ‘Hivemind’ below.

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Photo Credit: Ania Shrimpton

Kate Crudgington

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