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The Ragtag Roots – Whiskey Rain: The Evolution Alt Rock Has Been Waiting For

“Whiskey Rain” is just one of the rhythmically rendered, melodiously infectious singles found on the debut album “Along the Way” from the up and coming Alt Indie Rock Pop powerhouse The Ragtag Roots.

The Swedish-based artist released their debut album on July 14th and seamlessly blended Rock, Blues, Country, Indie, and Pop in soundscapes which the airwaves didn’t know that they were screaming out for.

Even though Whiskey Rain isn’t ostentatiously salacious, the combination of the deep funk-soaked basslines paired with the reverberant baritone magnetism of the vocals, the single drips in aural sex appeal. Which, let’s face it, is pretty much an essential ingredient in Rock n Roll.

Expect shimmering guitar progressions, Faith No More style basslines, and a radio-ready production on Whiskey Rain which you may just find will become your new Alt Rock earworm. The overwhelming energy which is fed into this seamlessly sculpted track will stick to your synapses like superglue.

You can check out Whiskey Rain for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Anadi Has Made Their Debut with The Progressively Transfixing Ambient Indie Single “Bloom”

Up and coming Alt Indie artist Anadi made their debut with their first single “Bloom” in July 2019, and with it, they orchestrated a mesmeric soundscape which sits in the same league as Radiohead and Pink Floyd when it comes to arrestive textures and mesmeric tonalities.

Around the fingerpicked guitar notes you’ll hear the intricate electronic breakbeats constantly evolving and building momentum throughout the mix. There’s also plenty of influence from Eastern rhythms fed into Bloom; there really is no overstating how transfixing this single becomes. With an extended duration of 6-minutes, there’s plenty of rooms for seamless aural contortions, yet each and every one of them is totally unpredictable. So, if you’re wondering if it’s worth hitting play on a 6-minute-long track, the answer is irrefutably yes. If any debut track has the potential to give you chills, it’s Bloom.

You can check out Anadi’s debut single Bloom for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mir Alim Serves up Neo-Soul Nostalgia with Upcoming Hip Hop Single “Destiny”

“Destiny” is the upcoming single from breaking R&B Hip Hop artist Mir Alim who threw plenty of nostalgic soul into the mix to create a truly captivating single which has the capacity to snare you from the first hit.

The single kicks off with a shimmering vintage offering of Neo-Soul before the beat is brought in to provide the perfect platform for Mir Alim’s playful Rap bars which wrap around the ethereal backing vocals. While it felt like the track lacked structure between the verses, it still remains an incredibly cathartic soundscape to slip into and enjoy the warm and vibrant tonality of.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Mir Alim’s latest track yourselves, but the smooth jazzy vibes contained in Destiny will be more than worth the wait, you can pre-order here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Consider Me Phil – Monstrous: Chaotically Caustic Alt Rock

Any fans of Queens of the Stone Age are definitely going to want to turn their attention to the latest single “Monstrous” from up and coming Alt Rock artist Consider Me Phil.

While Monstrous may be somewhat lo-fi in quality to a QOTSA track, anyone who appreciates the intimacy a lo-fi production can bring to a soundscape is sure to become enamoured by the caustically cutting guitar notes which tear through the rhythms. The soft, yet intensely harmonic vocals also play a heavy hand into feeding the Homme-style magnetism into this track.

Monstrous is an indulgently chaotic track for the most part, yet, if you get your aural cathartic kicks from messy, heavy, and dark Alt Rock arrangements, Consider Me Phil is definitely well worth putting on your radar.

You can check out Consider Me Phil’s latest single Monstrous for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ember Rev – From the Country: Artfully Expressive Indie Blues Folk Rock

I’m a sucker for an eclectic instrumental arrangement. So, after hearing that the up and coming Indie Blues Folk artist Ember Rev included an accordion in their instrumental line up, I couldn’t help but become enamoured by their latest rhythmically melodious single “From the Country”.

From the Country packs in all of the Rock n’ Roll grit you could possibly ask for, yet, Ember Rev has used the grinding rhythms in a quaintly expressive soundscape which is sure to be of appeal to anyone fond of freeform Folk. The absorbing melodies seem to intuitively find their own way in From the Country while the authentically Rock vocals carry reminiscences to the likes of Chris Cornell and offer grounding magnetism. From the Country may not have been made for mass commercial appeal, but it has been curated with an arrestive amount of artfully mellifluous passion.

You can check out Ember Rev’s latest single From the Country for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Up and Coming R&B Pop Artist Avi Mack Releases Their Third Single “Little Love”

“Little Love” is the summer single from the up and coming R&B Pop artist Avi Mack; the gentle anthem dropped just in time for fans to soak up the mellifluously romantic good-feel vibes in the appropriate climate. With a radio-ready feel to the track paired with the sun-soaked tonality, it’s easy to see why so much hype surrounded the release.

But as much as we loved Little Love, we didn’t get the feeling that Avi Mack’s soundscape truly stood out from the other EDM Pop hits which we’ve heard this year. While the flawlessly harmonic vocals were pitch-perfect from start to finish in Little Love, it was hard to sense any real intrinsic passion being poured into the track. However, that’s not to say that Little Love wouldn’t be a perfect addition to your summer chilled pop playlists.

You can check out Avi Mack’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tate Tosto – Down: Melodiously Uplifting Deep House

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London-based Deep House producer Tate Tosto has orchestrated yet another uplifting mix of melodiously immersive electronic rhythm with their latest release “Down”.

With Down, Phantasmic female vocals echo over the stylised beats which grip you through Tate Tosto’s rhythmic command. And even after four minutes of being enveloped in the invigoratingly progressive mix, there’s not one hint of repetition, each evolution in the soundscape serves to immerse you deeper in the polished euphoria.

I can only imagine how well it will go down on a dancefloor, but Down is a rare Deep House treat which offers aural catharsis whichever capacity you listen to it in. There’s no denying that it’s a danceable track, yet at the same time, it wouldn’t go amiss on your multipurpose playlists.

Down is due for official release on August 23rd, and you’ll be able to catch it for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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G Peoples – What You Want: Viscerally Harmonic Ambient R&B

“Cultivate with Love” is the debut album from up and coming R&B artist G Peoples which contains 9 catatonically smooth ambient tracks that would be a more than welcome addition on your vibe-out playlists.

G Peoples’ downtempo and melodic pacing is cathartic in each of the tracks, yet “What You Want” is undoubtedly the best introduction to their authentically captivating approach to contemporary R&B. With elements of Pop, Electronica and Trap weaved into the polished and stylistically tantalising mix What You Want exudes plenty of commercial potential while G Peoples’ vocals will offer plenty of visceral harmonic resonance.

Debut releases don’t come much more promising than Cultivate with Love which seamlessly blends an indie vibe with urban rhythm under pop production.

You can check out G Peoples’ single What You Want along with the rest of their album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Barbara Kiss offers gently euphoric resonance with latest single “Let Me Know”

Up and coming contemporary EDM Pop artist Barbara Kiss released her latest softly euphoric single “Let Me Know” on August 1st, and it may just be one of the most instantly enamouring summer pop releases we’ve heard this year.

There’ve already been plenty of tracks this summer paying ode to nostalgic lovelornness, yet, Barbara Kiss has created a track for everyone reeling in the frustrative feelings as a result of the confusion which stems from potentially unrequited affection.

The direct, raw and honest feel of the narrative lyrics allows Let Me Know to offer plenty of resonance, yet, despite the inspiration behind the track, it’s still an uplifting soundscape which is more than willing to share a good vibe or two with you.

You can check out Barbara Kiss’s latest single Let Me Know for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gavin Wentzel Makes Their Wavy Alt-Rock Hip Hop Debut with Standout Single “Summer Shade”

Up and coming Alt Hip Hop artist Gavin Wentzel has recently released their debut album “Arctic Experiment”, while each of the 8 tracks on the 2019 release was inventively charming in their own way, there’s no better introduction to Gavin Wentzel’s wavily mesmeric style than “Summer Shade”.

Summer Shade comes with a potent amount of catharsis which can easily be found in the eccentrically expressive soundscape which isn’t shy about serving you a fair amount of funk and bluesy alchemy as the electronic effect seamlessly meets distorted guitars.

Usually, tracks over 7 minutes long are more than a little bit daunting to delve into, but with Summer Shades, you embark on an epically progressive aural journey, where you completely forget to anticipate the end. From the prelude, you’d never have guessed that Summer Shade would conclude with fuzzy, deftly played reverberated guitars, but the unpredictability is just one of the things which will ensure you go back to Summer Shade and offer repeat attention.

You can check out Gavin Wentzel’s single Summer Shades for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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