The Indie 500 Shortlist – S

Looking for some ideas for what to pick? – here’s IndieXL’s favourite tracks from artists beginning with ‘S’

S.C.U.M. – Faith Unfolds
S.I. FUTURES – We Are Not A Rock Band
SAID THE WHALE – Mother
SAID THE WHALE – I Love You
SAINT CHARLIE – Ordinary sound
SAINT ETIENNE – Soft Like Me
SALIVA – After Me
SANTOGOLD – L.E.S. Artistes
SAPPHIRE BLUES – Ourselves forgotten
SATELLITE PARTY – Wish Upon A Dog Star
SATELLITE STORIES – Campfire
SATELLITE STORIES – Kids Aren’t Safe In The Metro
SATELLITE STORIES – Lights Go Low
SAVAGES – Adore
SAVAGES – Shut Up
SCABS – SheíS Jivin¥
SCANTY SANDWICH – Because Of You
SCARS ON BROADWAY – They Say
SCARS ON BROADWAY – World Long Gone
SCENARIO ROCK – Skitzo Dancer
SCENE – Vrede
SCENE – Helden
SCENE – Iedereen Is Van De Wereld
SCENE – Open
SCENE – Rigorous
SCHNARFF SCHNARFF – This Is How We Get Some
SCHOOL IS COOL – The World Is Gonna End Tonight
SCHOOL IS COOL – Warpaint
SCISSOR SISTERS – Comfortably Numb
SCISSOR SISTERS – Laura
SCRAM C BABY – The Thing That Wears My Ring
SCRAM C BABY – Elephant
SCREAMING LIGHTS – Phenomena
SCREAMING LIGHTS – Exit Wound
SCREAMING TREES – All I Know
SCREAMING TREES – Nearly Lost You
SCREAMING TREES – Dollar Bill
SEA GIRLS – Too much fun
SEAHORSES – Blinded By The Sun
SEASICK STEVE – Can’T Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
SEBADOH – Flame
SECRET MACHINES – Road Leads Where ItíS Led
SEDAN VAULT – Autochthonic
SEEKA – Memorize This Moment
SEETHER – Fake It
SEEWOLF – Lonely eyes
SELAH SUE & TOM BARMAN VS THE SUBS – Zanna
SELFISH THINGS – Flood
SEMISONIC – Chemistry
SEMISONIC – Closing Time
SEMISONIC – Secret Smile
SEMISONIC – Over My Head
SENSE FIELD – I Refuse
SENSE FIELD – Save Yourself
SERENES – Abiding Place
SERENES – Good Missionary
SERJ TANKIAN – Figure It Out
SERVANT, THE – Orchestra
SERVANT, THE – Cells
SEX PISTOLS – Anarchy In The Uk
SEX PISTOLS – God Save The Queen
SEX PISTOLS – Holidays In The Sun
SEX PISTOLS – Pretty Vacant
SHAKING GODSPEED – X-Ray Eyes
SHAME – One rizla
SHAME – Dust on trial
SHAME – Alphabet
SHAME – Water in the well
SHANGRI-LAS – Past, Present And Future
SHAWN MULLINS – Lullabye
SHE WANTS REVENGE – These Things
SHE WANTS REVENGE – Tear You Apart
SHEARWATER – Rooks
SHED SEVEN – Disco Down
SHELTERS – Hourglass
SHINE – Popmusic
SHINEDOWN – Diamond Eyes
SHINS – So Says I
SHINS – So Now What
SHINS – Saint Simon
SHINS – Phantom Limb
SHINS – Australia
SHINS – The Rifle’S Spiral
SHINS – Simple Song
SHINS – New Slang
SHRIEKBACK – My Spine Is The Baseline
SHRIEKBACK – Hand On My Heart
SHRIEKBACK – Lined Up
SHRIEKBACK – Nemesis
SHY NATURE – Lie Back
SIGN OF LEO – Fight the tide
SIGUR R”S – Hoppipolla
SIGUR R”S – Hljomalind
SIGUR R”S – Untitled #8 (Popplagi)
SIGUR R”S – Svefn-G-Englar
SIGUR R”S – HoppÌpolla
SIGUR R”S – Star·lfur
SIGUR R”S – Virar Vel Til Loft·r·sa
SIGUR R”S – Untitled #1 (Vaka)
SIGUR R”S – GlÛsÛli
SIGUR R”S – ¡ra B·tur
SIGUR R”S – Festival
SILENCE IS SEXY – This Is Our Start
SILENT RUNNERS – Dark mountain
SILENT RUNNERS – Through the night
SILENT WAR – Fingers Crossed
SILENT WAR – Caspian
SILENT WAR – Animals
SILENT WAR – Nightfall
SILVERCHAIR – Miss You Love
SILVERCHAIR – Freak
SILVERCHAIR – The Greatest View
SILVERCHAIR – AnaíS Song
SILVERCHAIR – Emotion sickness
SILVERFACES – The light
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Broken Bottles
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Panic Switch
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – The Pit
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Skin Graph
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Nightlight
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Latchkey Kids
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Lazy Eye
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Future Foe Scenarios
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Well Thought Out Twinkles
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – ThereíS No Secret This Year
SIMIAN – Never Be Alone
SIMIAN – One Dimension
SIMIAN – La Breeze
SIMPLE MINDS – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
SIMPLE MINDS – Theme For Great Cities
SIMPLE MINDS – Someone Somewhere In Summertime
SIMPLE MINDS – Love song
SIMPLE MINDS – Promised You A Miracle
SIMPLE MINDS – Glittering Prize
SIMPLE MINDS – (Up On The) Waterfront
SIMPLE MINDS – Speed Your Love To Me
SIMPLE MINDS – Up On The Catwalk
SIN7SINS – Sick Of You
SINCH – Something More
SINOMATIC – You¥Re Mine
SIOUXSIE – Here Comes That Day
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Spellbound
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Arabian Knights
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Cities In Dust
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Kiss Them For Me
SIR YES SIR – Longing = Good Taste
SIR YES SIR – Smiling
SISTERS OF MERCY – Temple Of Love
SISTERS OF MERCY – This Corrosion
SISTERS OF MERCY – Dominion
SIXX A.M. – Lies Of The Beautiful People
SJAKO! – I Wish
SKIN – Just Let The Sun
SKUNK ANANSIE – Weak
SKUNK ANANSIE – Brazen
SKUNK ANANSIE – Hedonism
SKUNK ANANSIE – Charity
SKUNK ANANSIE – Because Of You
SKUNK ANANSIE – Charlie Big Potato
SKUNK ANANSIE – Love Someone Else
SKUNK ANANSIE – Secretly
SKUNK ANANSIE – Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
SKUNK ANANSIE – Youíll Follow Me Down
SKUNK ANANSIE – My Ugly Boy
SLASH FEAT. ANDREW STOCKDALE – By The Sword
SLAVES – The Hunter
SLAVES – Chokehold
SLEEP TOKEN – Nazareth
SLEEPY JACKSON – I Understand What You Want But I Just DoníT Agree
SLOW READERS CLUB – Killing me
SLOW SHOW – Dresden
SLOW WORRIES – When we go out
SLOWDIVE – When The Sun Hits
SLOWKISS – In vain
SLUT – It Was Easier
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Everlasting Gaze
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Tonight Tonight
SMASHING PUMPKINS – The End Is The Beginning Is The End
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Ava Adore
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Song For A Son
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Lightning Strikes
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Today
SMASHING PUMPKINS – 1979
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Stand Inside Your Love
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Disarm
SMASHING PUMPKINS – The Celestials
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Perfect
SMASHING PUMPKINS – The Fellowship
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Freak
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Being Beige
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Solara
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Silvery sometimes (ghosts)
SMASHING PUMPKINS – Cyr
SMITHS – Panic
SMITHS – Big Mouth Strikes Again
SMITHS – This Charming Man
SMITHS – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
SMITHS – Ask
SMITHS – Girlfiend In A Coma
SMITHS – How Soon Is Now?
SMITHS – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
SMITHS – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
SMITHS – Sheila Take A Bow
SMITHS – Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
SMITHS – The Headmaster Ritual
SMITHS – I Know It’s Over
SMITHS – Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
SMITHS – Still Ill
SMOKING ALASKA – Allegory of the cave
SMOKING ALASKA – Into motion
SNEAKER PIMPS – Sick
SNOW PATROL – Run
SNOW PATROL – Chasing Cars
SNOW PATROL – Open Your Eyes
SNOW PATROL – YouíRe All I Have
SNOW PATROL – Ask Me How I Am
SNOW PATROL – Take Back The City
SNOW PATROL – Chocolate
SNOW PATROL – Shut Your Eyes
SNOW PATROL – Signal Fire
SO SO GLOS – Blowout
SO SO GLOS – Lost Weekend
SOCIAL DISTORTION – Don’T Drag Me Down
SOFT CELL – Torch
SOFT CELL – Say Hello Wave Goodbye
SOFT PACK – Answer To Yourself
SOFT PARADE – When Violence Meet
SOHO DOLLS – Stripper
SOLITARY ZEBRA – Sensual
SOLO – Opportunities
SOLO – Come Back To Me
SOLO – Mind
SOLO – Over The Country
SOMEONE – The deep
SON, AMBULANCE – Paper Snowflakes
SONIC YOUTH – Kool Thing
SONIC YOUTH – The Diamond Sea
SONIC YOUTH – Unmade Bed
SONIC YOUTH – Teen Age Riot
SONIC YOUTH – Superstar
SONIC YOUTH – 1
SONIC YOUTH – Disappearer
SONS & DAUGHTERS – Gilt Complex
SONS & DAUGHTERS – Darling
SONS & DAUGHTERS – This Gift
SONS & DAUGHTERS – Dance Me In
SOON – Secrets (Turn On The Lie Detector)
SOON – Black Cats
SOON – Serenade The City
SOPHIA – Oh My Love
SOPHIA – Holidays Are Nice
SORE LOSERS – Your Smile
SORE LOSERS – Juvenile Heart Attack
SORE LOSERS – Beyond Repair
SOULSAVERS – Longest Day
SOULSAVERS – Revival
SOULWAX – Any Minute Now
SOULWAX – When Logics Die
SOULWAX – Kill Your Darlings
SOULWAX – Caramel
SOULWAX – Too Many DjíS
SOULWAX – Saturday
SOULWAX – E-Talking
SOULWAX – My Cruel Joke
SOULWAX – Too Many Dj’S
SOULWAX – Much Against Everyone’S Advice
SOULWAX – Too Many Djs
SOUND – Winning
SOUND OF GUNS – Breakwater
SOUND, THE – Winning
SOUNDGARDEN – Pretty Noose
SOUNDGARDEN – Live To Rise
SOUNDGARDEN – Fell On Black Days
SOUNDGARDEN – Black Hole Sun
SOUNDGARDEN – Jesus Christ Pose
SOUNDGARDEN – Rusty Cage
SOUTH – Colours In Waves
SOUTHERN – Where I Want To Be
SOUTHERN – Cool Kid
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES – It’S Been A Long Time
SOVAY – Ladylike
SOVIET SEX – Maar Niet Met Jou
SOVIETS, THE – The Waitress
SOVORY – Did You Meat What You Said
SPACE – Female Of The Species
SPACEHOG – In The Meantime
SPARKLEHORSE – Piano Fire
SPARKLEHORSE – Spirit Ditch
SPARTA – Taking Back Control
SPECTOR – Friday Night, Don’T Ever Let It End
SPECTOR – Chevy Thunder
SPECTOR – Celestine
SPECTOR – Decade Of Delay
SPINNERETTE – All Babes Are Wolves
SPINTO BAND – Oh Mandy
SPINVIS – Oostende
SPINVIS – Flamingo
SPINVIS – Kom Terug
SPINVIS – Het Voordeel Van Video
SPINVIS – Kindje Van God
SPINVIS – Bagagedrager
SPINVIS – Smalfilm
SPINVIS – Dag 1
SPINVIS – Wespen Op De Appeltaart
SPINVIS – Ik Wil Alleen Maar Zwemmen
SPINVIS – Astronaut
SPINVIS – Tienduizend zwaluwen (blauwe versie)
SPINVIS – Hallo maandag
SPINVIS – Bagagedrager
SPIRES, THE – Fireworks
SPIRITUALIZED – Out Of Sight
SPITBALL – Trouble
SPLASHH – Feels Like You
SPLINTER – Bitter sounds
SPLIT ENZ – History never repeats
SPOON – Rent I Pay
SPOON – Everything Hits At Once
SPOON – The Underdog
SPOON – Do You
SPOON – Can I sit next to you
SPORTS TEAM – M5
SPORTS TEAM – Fishing
SPRING KING – Rectifier
SPRING KING – Who are you?
SPRING KING – City
SPROKKELHOUT – The spectator
SQUEEZE – Cool For Cats
SQUID – Houseplants
SQUID – Match bet
SQUID – The cleaner
ST. TROPEZ – Wrong
ST. TROPEZ – Down
ST. TROPEZ – Fake it
ST. VINCENT – Birth In Reverse
STAAT, DE – Make the call, leave it all
STAAT, DE – Witch Doctor
STAAT, DE – Peptalk
STAAT, DE – Sweatshop
STAAT, DE – Wait For Evolution
STAAT, DE – The Fantastic Journey Of The Underground Man
STAAT, DE – I’M A Rat
STAAT, DE – Devil’S Bound
STAAT, DE – Get It Together
STAAT, DE – Ah, I See
STAAT, DE – I’Ll Never Marry You
STAAT, DE – Kitty Kitty
STAAT, DE – Get on screen
STAAT, DE – Phoenix
STAAT, DE – Mona Lisa
STAAT, DE & LUWTEN – Tie me down
STABBING WESTWARD – What Do I Have To Do
STAIND – ItíS Been Awhile
STANDS – Do It Like You Like
STANDS – Here She Comes Again
STARCRAWLER – Bet my brains
STARSAILOR – Alcoholic
STARSAILOR – In The Crossfire
STARSAILOR – Good Souls
STARSAILOR – Four To The Floor
STARSAILOR – Give Up The Ghost
STARSAILOR – Lullaby
STARSAILOR – Tell Me ItíS Over
STARSAILOR – Silence Is Easy
STARSAILOR – Lullabye
STARSAILOR – This Time
STARSAILOR – Poor Misguided Fool
STARSAILOR – Alcoholic
STATIC AGE – Amphibian
STEERS, THE – Julia
STELLASTARR – Sweet Troubled Soul
STEREO MC¥S – Deep Down And Dirty
STEREO MC’S – Connected
STEREOPHONICS – Have A Nice Day
STEREOPHONICS – Graffiti On The Train
STEREOPHONICS – Mr. Writer
STEREOPHONICS – Dakota
STEREOPHONICS – Maybe Tomorrow
STEREOPHONICS – Bank Holiday Monday
STEREOPHONICS – A Thousand Trees
STEREOPHONICS – Have A Nice Day
STEREOPHONICS – Handbags & Gladrags
STEVEN WILSON – The Raven That Refused To Sing
STEVEN WILSON – Routine
STEVEN WILSON – Drive Home
STEVEN WILSON – Ancestral
STEVEN WILSON – Hand Cannot Erase
STEVEN WILSON – People who eat darkness
STEVEN WILSON – The same asylum as before
STEVEN WILSON – Personal shopper
STICKY FINGERS – Just For You
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – Alternative Ulster
STILLS – Still In Love Song
STILLS – Love And Death
STILLWAVE – Modes Of Transport
STONE ROSES – She Bangs The Drums
STONE ROSES – Fool’S Gold
STONE ROSES – I Wanna Be Adored
STONE ROSES – I Am The Resurrection
STONE ROSES – Love Spreads
STONE ROSES – Waterfall
STONE SOUR – Bother
STONE SOUR – Absolute Zero
STONE SOUR – Through Glass
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Plush
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Interstate Love Song
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Creep
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – Vasoline
STONEFIELD – Dead alive
STORKSKY – Fracas maracas
STRAND OF OAKS – Jm
STRAND OF OAKS – Radio kids
STRAND OF OAKS – Weird ways
STRANGE DEATH OF LIBERAL ENGLAND – Rising Sea
STRANGE DEATH OF LIBERAL ENGLAND – Lighthouse
STRANGELOVE – Sway
STRANGLERS – Golden Brown
STRANGLERS – Always The Sun
STREETS – Let’S Push Things Forward
STREETS – Dry Your Eyes
STROKES – Juicebox
STROKES – Hard To Explain
STROKES – Someday
STROKES – Undercover Of The Darkness
STROKES – You Only Live Once
STROKES – Happy Ending
STROKES – Last Nite
STROKES – Drag Queen
STROKES – The End Has No End
STROKES – All The Time
STROKES – Heart In A Cage
STROKES – Taken For A Fool
STROKES – One Way Trigger
STROKES – Reptilia
STROKES – New York City Cops
STROKES – Bad decisions
STROKES – Last Nite
STRUTS, THE – Kiss This
STRYPES – Get Into It
STRYPES – What A Shame
STUTTERS – Oh Lisa
SUBURBS – The sound of the sea
SUBWAYS – I WoníT Let You Down
SUBWAYS – Alright
SUBWAYS – It’S A Party
SUBWAYS – Rock ëN Roll Queen
SUBWAYS – We Don’T Need Money To Have A Good Time
SUBWAYS – Girls And Boys
SUE THE NIGHT – The whale
SUEDE – Animal Nitrate
SUEDE – Beautiful Ones
SUEDE – So Young
SUEDE – SheíS In Fashion
SUEDE – Everything Will Flow
SUEDE – Filmstar
SUEDE – Metal Mickey
SUEDE – Trash
SUEDE – Positivity
SUEDE – Electricity
SUEDE – Outsiders
SUEDE – For The Strangers
SUEDE – Lazy
SUEDE – It Starts And Ends With You
SUEDE – Attitude
SUEDE – Hit Me
SUEDE – Barriers
SUEDE – Europe Is Our Playground
SUEDE – Still Life
SUEDE – The Asphalt World
SUEDE – I Don’T Know How To Reach You
SUEDE – The drowners
SUEDE – Don’t be afraid if nobody loves you
SUEDE – Flytipping
SUFJAN STEVENS – Come On Feel The Illinoise
SUFJAN STEVENS – Chicago
SUGABABES – Overload
SUGAR ARMY – Hooks For Hands
SUGARCUBES – Birthday
SUGARCULT – Pretty Girl (The Way)
SUGARCULT – Memory
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – Institutionalized
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – How Will I Laugh Tomorrow
SUKILOVE – Talking In The Dark
SUKILOVE – As Long As I Survive Tonight
SUM 41 – Blood In My Eyes
SUM 41 – Fat Lip
SUNDARA KARMA – Flame
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOUND SYSTEM – Constant (Raving)
SUNDAY KIDS – Along the way
SUNDAYS – Can’T Be Sure
SUNSET SONS – Remember
SUNSET SONS – The river
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – We’Ve Always Been Your Friends
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Put You In Your Place
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Commercial Breakdown
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Coming To Save You
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – I AiníT Losing Any Sleep
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Spell It Out
SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Finally We Arrive
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – The Turning Tide
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – Juxtaposed With U
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – The Men Don¥T Give A Fuck
SUPERFOOD – Mood Bomb
SUPERFOOD – Right On Satellite
SUPERGRASS – Moving
SUPERGRASS – Alright
SUPERGRASS – Sun Hits The Sky
SUPERGRASS – Pumpiní Up The Stereo
SUPERGRASS – Mary
SUPERGRASS – Richard Iii
SUPERGRASS – Grace
SUPERGRASS – Caught By The Fuzz
SUPERGRASS – Mansize Rooster
SUPERGRASS – Late In The Day
SUPERGRASS – Kiss Of Life
SUPERGRASS – Rush Hour Soul
SUPERHEROES – Someone Else
SUPERHEROES – Turn Me On
SUPERSUB – Out On The Scene
SUPERSUB – WhereíS The Love Gone
SUPERSUB – Push
SURFER BLOOD – Gravity
SURFER BLOOD – Demon Dance
SUSPECTS – Armageddon and me
SVƒVA – Summary haze
SVƒVA – Labyrinth
SWAIN – But then what?
SWANS – The Seer
SWAYZAK – Keep It Coming
SWEET WATER – Superstar
SWEET WHITES – Lonely
SWEETWATER – Superstar
SWIM DEEP – To My Brother
SWIM DEEP – One Great Song And I Could Change The World
SWIM DEEP – She Changes The Wheather
SWIMSUIT ISSUE – Look now
SWITCH BONES – Sunday morning
SWITCHES – Drama Queen
SWITCHFOOT – Mess Of Me
SWITCHFOOT – Bullet Soul
SWITCHFOOT – The Sound
SWMRS – Trashbag baby
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Chop Suey
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Toxicity
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Byob (Bring Your Own Bombs)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Aerials
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Question
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Lonely Day
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Hypnotize
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Protect the land