7 Bands To Listen To If You Are A Fan Of Instrumental Music

There is something about soft instrumental melodies that ensues a sense of serenity and peace in your soul. It calms your nerves and gently shifts your mood. There are even researches to prove that. Fans of mellow instrumental music prefer it because it’s easy to listen to, it feels pleasant to the ears, and it generally makes one feel positive and uplifted. This kind of music is, therefore, a good choice for days when you are feeling low or exhausted, or when you simply want some background music that isn’t distracting to listen to while you work, study, exercise, etc.

If you are one of those who love such transcendental music, here is a list of a few bands that make just that.

1. Sleeping At Last

Sleeping At Last is a musical project led by producer, composer, and singer-songwriter Ryan O’Neal. All the band’s albums have such ethereal and majestic instrumental background melodies, enriched with such ravishing vocals, the pleasantness of the entire resulting experience is truly indescribable.

2. The Paper Kites

Hailing from Australia, this Indie rock-folk band has been producing folk-style music since 2010. Their songs have a comforting, poignant, and soft style, with wistful and deep lyrics and generally laid back vibes. Often their songs are also a blend of multiple genres.

3. Amber Run

This three-member band from Nottingham, UK (started as a five-member band), has the art of making deep songs with raw and carved out emotions, but even then their songs are calm and easy to listen to. The rhythm and music in their songs are just as moving and profound as the lyrical storytelling.

4. Aquilo

Aquilo is a band of two guys, who grew up together in Silverdale, Lancashire. Their usual style is atmospheric and electronic pop songs, with stirring and soulful vocals and spellbinding melodies. Their music is often described as an embodiment of the rich scenery they spent their lives in, with hints of music that influenced them while growing up.

5. Hollow Coves

This Indie-folk duo from Australia is known for its love for traveling and acoustic music. Their songs are a lavish blend of captivating acoustic melodies, soul-stirring harmonies, and introspective lyrics. Their music is greatly inspired by the memories of their travels across the globe, and they’re generally positive and uplifting.

6. Bon Iver

This American Indie folk band was founded by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Bon Iver’s is the kind of music that will evoke feelings in you that you never knew existed. It’s unique, distinctive, raw, smooth, moving, nostalgic and so much more. It’s strong and vivid, yet delicate and mysterious.

7. Explosions In The Sky

Explosions In The Sky is a Texas-based instrumental post-rock quartet that has been in the music scene and gaining recognition for almost two decades. They refer to their music as “cathartic mini symphonies’ and ‘sad, triumphant rock”. Their captivating instrumental music has more of a synaesthetic quality, allowing people to escape from the present and enter into a whole new imaginary world.

So, these were a few recommendations for fans of instrumental music. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section, if you decide to listen to any of these bands after reading this blog.

Sadia Zubair

A psychology graduate with a keen interest in reading fiction, writing, sleeping, and overthinking (yikes!)

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