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Axel Jansson – Wanna Know You: Candidly Organic Alt Rock

What have the National, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Axel Jansson got in common? For a start, their commitment to ensuring their soundscapes are as emotively compelling as possible. Yet, Axel Jansson’s instrumental style is far more reminiscent of the undiluted raw Rock energy from the likes of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.

With Axel Jansson’s latest single “Wanna Know You”, from the very first verse you’re hooked into the organically raw and candid narrative of the Alt Rock single. Of course, there was no forgetting Axel Jansson from his 2018 single “Everything I Crave”, creating compellingly striking singles is something that the up and coming independent artist seems to be in a habit of doing. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world wakes up to the distinction in Axel Jansson’s soulful sound.

You can check out Axel Jansson’s latest single Wanna Know You for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cordova – Glass House: Hard Rock Rhythms, and Even Harder Hitting Lyrical Depth

“Glass House” is just one of the bitingly energetic Hard Rock singles from up and coming artist Cordova’s latest album “Stone to Throw”. Expect anything but an archetypal hit from the five ingeniously inventive artists who came together to provide aural affirmation that guitar-led music is far from dead in the water.

The chunky riffs, raw vocals, and the relentlessly rolling rhythms are just three of the reasons why you shouldn’t hang around putting Cordova on your radar. The instrumental progressions within Glass House were anything but predictable, the clever intricacies which they included will no doubt compel fans of bands such as Drowning Pool, Buckcherry and Godsmack in a brand-new way. If the riffs got any meaner, I think I’d be crying.

You can check out Cordova’s latest single Glass House out for yourselves by heading over to the band’s official website now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Eames High – Some Kind of Sick: Indulgently Euphonic Slowcore Indie Melodies

If you’re a fan of slowcore Indie bands such as Low, Codeine, and Red House Painters, prepare to unravel the mesmerism found within Eames High latest single “Some Kind of Sick”. Even around the concordance of the soundscape, you’re treated to the piercing melancholy from which the track was mused.

The tonal synergy between the light instrumental arrangement which has been soaked in soft reverb and the vocals can only be accurately described as perfection. If you’re doubting that aural perfection exists, feel free to challenge me after you’ve delved into the depths of the lyricism and the arrestive allure of the solid melodies.

With Nicolas Essig (Kings of Leon, Lana Del Ray, Daft Punk) mastering Some Kind of Sick, the single was never going to be in any real danger of falling flat. Eames High has orchestrated an indulgently euphonic hit for his debut single, naturally, we’re already in eager anticipation for the next installation of hypnotism.

You can check out Some Kind of Sick by Eames High for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lucas Matthew Goss – Saturday Dreamer: Transcendentally Vibrant Wavy EDM Pop

“Saturday Dreamer” is the latest magnetic single from up and coming Californian artist Lucas Matthew Goss. Many artists fail to infuse vibrancy into ambient Pop Electronica, but that’s exactly where Lucas Matthew Goss sets himself apart.

The transcendent rhythms provide the perfect platform for the delicacy of the vocals to resonate with, there is also plenty of intricate texture in the beat to ensure that every single progression you’ve sunk that little bit deeper into the quaintly orchestrated hit.

Even though Saturday Dreamer has a slightly Lo-Fi feel to the production, this only serves to amplify the endearment which is found in the sonic wavy layers of Pop, downtempo electronica and the slightest hint of Hip Hop.

You can check out Lucas Matthew Goss’s single Saturday Dreamer for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D’Meetri – Pretty Marie: The Concordance of an Indie Pop Mash Up

Fusing together the best elements of Indie, Pop, and Hip Hop was nothing short of a genius move from D’Meetri and their latest single “Pretty Marie” which keeps the progression of the single simple and the hooks sharp. While beat may have lacked structure and solidity in parts there was plenty of endearment to be found within the fractured melodies and smooth mellifluous vocals; so if you’re looking for a smooth and candidly romantic jam, look no further.

The track which saw its debut on March 30th, 2019 offered plenty of accessibility within the soft and sweet ambience and teases the prospect of the great releases from D’Meetri which are still yet to come.

You can check out the official music video to D’Meetri’s latest single Pretty Marie for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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FADWA – Balloon: Enamouring Raw Folk Pop

Tired of listening to plasticised Pop music? I know I am, and that’s just one of the reasons I couldn’t resist the emotively compelling nature of up and coming Indie Pop artist FADWA’s latest single “Balloon”.

The level of quaintly fractured distinction in the vocals paired with the Lo Fi recording of the demo was enough to leave us instantaneously enamoured by the Folk Pop single which is sure to be appreciated by fans of other morosely mused artists such as Bill Ryder-Jones, Frightened Rabbit, and Daughter. The stripped back acoustic instrumentals sit in perfect synergy with the vocals which slip into the rest of the mix adding to the fragmented melodies which are still just as enticing as the biggest of Pop choruses.

Considering that Balloon is the first song ever recorded by the singer-songwriter, it’s all too exciting to anticipate what comes next.

You can check out FADWA’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Acid Queen – Let’s Go for A Ride: An Ode to Authentic Rock n’ Roll

I’ll be honest, with an artist title of Acid Queen, I wasn’t exactly expecting male-fronted Psych Rock. But I can’t say I’m altogether disappointed in the revival soundscape.

Acid Queen’s standout single “Let’s Go For a Ride” will set up unadulterated visceral rhythms for any fans of the Doors, the Rolling Stones, and Hendrix to appreciate. The track plays plenty of odes to Psych Rock roots, which is perfect for traditionalists who are looking for an authentic soundscape, but for those looking for a contemporary, fresh, soundscape, they may be less easy to win over. Can’t win them all, right? Acid Queen promises raucous, loud, good old fashioned Rock n’ Roll and he certainly delivers.

You can check out Let’s Go for A Ride for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Francisco Recabarren – City of Luck: A Nostalgically Enchanting Indie Pop Rock Mash-Up

Up and coming experimental artist Francisco Recabarren released his debut album “New Counterculture” in March 2019, and there’s no disputing that he achieved all he set out to in creating a new aural counter culture. Which is especially perceptible in the standout single “City of Luck” which will treat you to a slightly vintage feel as the Chilean born artist blends together Pop, Rock, and Indie Electronica. While the ingenuity in his sound can be appreciated, such a Lo-Fi production diluted the intensity of City of Luck. With the vocal harmonies suitably muted and the melodies quietened under the reverb it was hard to truly appreciate Francisco Recabarren’s talent behind the single.

You can check out Francisco Recabarren’s track City of Luck for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ireland’s Freshest Talent Con Murphy is Due to Release His Latest Single “Heavens Table”

“Heavens Table” is the upcoming single from one of Ireland’s most magnetically talented Alt Pop artists Con Murphy. With his latest single, the breaking artist created an 80s-style ballad complete with classic strings, a light piano melody, big drums, and last but not least his sonorously captivating vocals. It’s safe to say that Con Murphy found his signature style with this single, from the very first verse you’re hooked into the emotive narrative of the single and there’s also plenty of moody atmospherics brought to the soundscape which amplifies the undiluted emotion which is being poured into the microphone.

You can check out Con Murphy’s latest single Heavens Table for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from the 19th. But in the meantime, you can check out some of Con Murphy’s earlier releases which are sure to leave you enamoured by his arrestive approach to production.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fiction – Electric Bay: Darkwave Synth Pop Morose Enough to Enamour Editors Fans

I may be slightly biased, but any Synth Pop artist taking inspiration from the likes of Editors, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Chemical Brothers are never going to make soundscapes which fall flat.

“Electric Bay” by up and coming electronica duo Fiction was yet another prime example of how through darkwave synthpop melancholia and vibrancy can be channelled simultaneously to create a compelling, energetic tonality which doesn’t resonate as in-your-face euphoria.

Instead, Electric Bay is an invitation to the jaded to find catharsis within the morosely energetic melodies which lead up to choruses that even misomaniacs would want to lose themselves in.

There’s the perfect amount of lyrical depth behind the single, they sit neatly in the mix the synth lines never become overshadowed, there’s also plenty of room for the guitar work to carve out compelling edges in the style of Interpol.

You can check out Fiction’s single Electric Bay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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