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Lesse is back with their third feat of stylistically rhythmic Pop with their third single “Break Out”

The unheralded king of contemporary rhythmic Pop has returned with their third radio-ready hit “Break Out”.

If you thought that the drums in Phil Collin’s iconic tracks were something, you’re going to quickly become enamoured by the stylistically modern atmospheric Pop.

The tribal drum beats join an eclectic mix of acoustic instruments and electronic effects to create a sublime feat of uplifting, momentously energetic yet concordantly melodious Pop. We got a taste of Lesse’s flawlessly nuanced vocals in their former singles “The Ghost” and “Drive Away”, but with Break Out, they’ve proven themselves to be so much more than an artist in possession of dynamic vocals.

If they aren’t already on your radar, there’s no time like the present.

You can check out Lesse’s latest single Break Out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Calumet serve a generous amount of soul with their Southern Blues single “Break Down on Me”

“Break Down on Me” is the latest single from up and coming Funk powerhouse Calumet, for this track, they’ve dialled down the Funk and allowed Soul and Blues to take its place, and we’re certainly not disappointed.

In a nutshell, Break Down on Me is a pure offering of catharsis. The infusion of warm vintage tonality makes Calumet’s latest single accessible right from the first verse as the shimmering ethereal nature reveals its arrestive potential. As you can probably guess from the title name, Calumet didn’t leave lyrical evocative appeal out of the mix. So, if you can draw your attention away from the mesmeric layers of Blues and Southern Soul, you’ll get to appreciate the honeyed candidness of Break Down on Me which alludes to how hard it can be to watch someone you love fall apart.

You can check out Calumet’s latest single Break Down on Me for yourselves by heading over to their official website where you will also be able to buy their album.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Flocci – LIMIT BREAK: A Filthy Aural Attack of EDM That’s All About the Bass

Slapping a genre label on up and coming Houston, US-based artist Flocci’s latest single LIMIT BREAK would be completely redundant. To create the filthy aural masterpiece, he incorporated a smorgasbord of bass-heavy EDM styles with an urban edge to create a soundscape that probably won’t be for you if you don’t appreciate harsh high octane beats. But if you love nothing more than hearing dubbed drops weaved into a fast-paced Hardstyle track full of ominous undertones, it won’t be long until you turn to Flocci by default when you’re looking for an attack of harsh snaring electronica. LIMIT BREAK mainly runs through as an instrumental track, yet there are still some Rap-style vocal offerings, and an infinitely endearing addition of a Mario Kart sample.

You can check out Flocci’s latest single LIMIT BREAK for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Guy – Breaking Down: Cinematically Raw, Progressively Immersive Alt Pop Rock

In just under a month since the release of their cinematically raw, progressively immersive debut single “Breaking Down” singer-songwriter Guy has been able to amass over two million streams on YouTube alone.

If that’s not an impressive debut, I don’t know what is. Yet, it’s all too perceptible why so many have been drawn to Guy’s dynamic genre-transcending sound.

While the prelude carries plenty of reminiscences to your typical Pop ballad, the soundscape undergoes a myriad of evolutions. Expect seamless yet seismic shifts from the calm and pensive Pop prelude to guitar-driven Rock increments complete with intricately arrestive riffs with EDM and Funk thrown in in-between.

With a debut album due for release in 2020, you’re going to want Guy on your radars.

You can check out the official video to Breaking Down for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Soupcan and the Spaceman – Heartbreaker: Darkly Delectable Psych Blues

In recent years, I’ve heard Psychedelic tones revived under a plethora of different guises. But never have I encountered anything quite as darkly absorbing as the latest single to be released from Soupcan and the Spaceman.

The production may be lo-fi. Yet, considering that Heartbreaker resonates like they just pulled it from the deepest pungent depths of the Mississippi Delta, all will be forgiven as you ingest the raw unpolished caustic aural divination.

With some spacey cosmic Bowie vibes mixed into the viscerally ominous soundscape which should appease any fans of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the distinction isn’t hard to find in Heartbreaker.

The instrumental progressions aren’t left to swim in a sea of reverb. Instead, the swampy Blues retain their organic winding serpentine charm. And the constant evolutions in vocal style will make sure that you’re as invested in the first verse as you were in the last.

You can check out the latest single from Soupcan and the Spaceman for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Breaking Alt Hip Hop Artist FINLINCE! Has Dropped Their Latest Darkly Wavy EP “Threeway”

After making their debut in 2018, FINLINCE! has become one of the most exciting artists in Hip Hop thanks to their tendency to go with his own flow rather than assimilate urban artists before them.

Their most recent EP “Threeway” dropped in January 2020 and each of the five tracks is as dynamically visceral as the last. By mixing elements of OS Hip Hop with New Wave Trap, Synth Wave, Alt Rock and EDM, FINLINCE! was able to offer some of the most indulgently abrasive Hip Hop we’ve heard in quite some time.

The tracks may be short and snappy, but this only amplifies the raw, convictive unpolished emotion which they contain. If he’s not already on your radar, get them firmly placed right now.

You can check out FINLINCE!’s latest EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Gus D. Wynns & The Breakers – Fyre: An Alt Indie Rock Essential

Gus D. Wynns & The Breakers’ latest single “Fyre” comes with that rare chest-swelling electrifying feeling you as you listen to the alchemic-beyond-definition dynamic instrumental progressions.

The seriously nuanced instrumentals carve a sublime mix of Indie, Blues, Rock, and Psych. While the dreamy synergetic Indie Rock vocals lace the soundscape with plenty of personable appeal. If you can imagine what it would sound like if Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, (when they were good), Interpol, and Angel Olsen produced a record together. You’d get an idea of just how distinctively innovative Fyre is.

The anthemically-charged single affirms that this up and coming artist definitely won’t be classed as up and coming for long. Their talent is only matched by their ingenuity when it comes to their tonally-diverse hits which carry the perfect amount of nostalgic appeal without trying to revive a sound which has had its time.

You can check out Gus D. Wynns & The Breakers’ single Fyre by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


South Of Summer – Lost in December: Electrifying Grungy Acoustic Rock

Are you in the mood for an act whose artistic mission is to bring back the 90’s acoustic foot-tapping rock music? If this is you, you might have just found your jam of the day.

South Of Summer is a grungy and sometimes acoustic rock act from Manchester, UK. With them, you know clearly what to expect. They draw their influence from Seattle’s early 90’s grunge scene and all things mainstream 90’s rock really. Music that is best enjoyed with a glass of scotch. By people who appreciate long-haired guys in jeans, even if they don’t have long hair themselves.

I find a compositional completeness in “Lost in December”. It’s a song that features all the elements that we love about this sound, in an exciting volume: Grungy guitar riffs and acoustic ones, a chorus that it’s strong enough to break your heart and a highly competent singer. Everything is in place with this song. Even the production is a bit 90s. If I hadn’t read their bio, I might have thought that they might have been an underground band that is around for 30 years without any mainstream success except opening up for Counting Crows once. But they only formed in late 2019.

Listen to “Lost in December” here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis


Shim AA makes their debut with the Reggae Floor-Filler “About Last Night” ft. Alice Caioli

Breaking Future Pop artist Shim AA teamed up with Pop vocalist Alice Caioli for their sun-soaked debut single “About Last Night” which was an instant hit with Reggae Pop fans looking for a rhythmically flawless floor-filler.

Expect pounding bass, organically tribal percussion, and one of the most vibrant soundscapes which has dropped this year. The EDM beats are intense, but the intensity of the euphoria contained in About Last Night is much more powerful. Debut singles don’t come much stronger than About Last Night. We can only live in hope that this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Shim AA this year.

You can check out Shim AA’s debut track About Last Night for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Breaking LA Hip Hop Artist Robbie Has Dropped Their Most Prodigal Track Yet with “Chinatown”

I almost didn’t want the fragrant Oriental trickling rhythms in the prelude to Rap artist Robbie’s latest single “Chinatown” to end. But once they did, I soon realised how the up and coming independent artist was able to rack up over 100k streams on SoundCloud alone in the three months since the release.

I don’t usually like to throw around the term prodigal, but Chinatown is a track which undoubtedly deserves that accolade. Right from the first few notes in this catharsis-spilling track you’re left hooked by the refreshing authenticity in the soundscape. Robbie evidently set out to make their own way in Hip Hop rather than follow the footsteps of others, and it shows.

Their accessible deadpan lyrical delivery combined with the perfectly polished beats in Chinatown make Robbie an artist with plenty of commercial potential. It’s going to be all too exciting to see what comes next for the LA-based artist.

You can check out Robbie’s latest single Chinatown for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast