Vampire Weekend; Odd Future; Tame Impala; Fleet Foxes; Bombay Bicycle Club. All of these bands have one thing in common: They foster amazing music borne out of collaboration.
Moreover, each of these bands have members who have embarked on solo projects in a variety of genres, sometimes different than the band from which they stem. With Tame Impala's Cameron Avery and Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury (or Sam Patch) recently releasing solo singles, it's time to keep an eye on the growing number of solo endeavors coming from some of the biggest names in Indie music.
That includes Toothless, the project of Ed Nash, bassist of Bombay Bicycle Club. While Bombay is on hiatus, Toothless' debut album is already released and there is a UK tour in the works. Father John Misty left Fleet Foxes in 2012. With impending album releases from both camps, it's due time to visit some of his recent singles from Pure Comedy, expected in early April.
In the pop world, Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki's "Just Hold On" is just one of One Direction's solo songs. Obviously there's Zayn who left the band in March 2015, but Niall Horan released "This Town," last year and Liam Payne and Harry Styles are both reportedly on the cusp of new albums. The four members remain firm in their plans to return as One Direction, but there's still excitement in hearing how their sounds all differ from the music they create together.
Check out the rest of these solo tracks and see how they compare to the bands you've come to know and love.