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90s Brit Pop

90s Britpop Gets a Lick of Cali Sun in Port Streets’ Love Story Lament, Dream Girl, Decide

Butter wouldn’t melt on the bitter-sweet melancholy in the latest 90s Britpop-rooted single from the independent Orange County, CA-residing artist, Port Streets.

Dream Girl, Decide is a surreally imaginative lament over a mentally hospitalised loved one. I mean, is there any more definitive sign of the times than that? We’re all losing our marbles in dating pools scattered with them, but cute sentiments still stand over the lush organ lines and blissfully pure vocal harmonies.

The Blur influence finds just the right level of nuance, avoiding assimilation from the strength of the rays on the blissfully constructed indie rock hit that uses Grandaddy-Esque synths and hooky guitar lines to seal this track’s place in your synapses.

Dream Girl, Decide is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Daily Spreadsheets take us on a trip through the alt-90s with their indie alt-rock hit, ‘I Walk Alone’.

The Brazilian indie alt-rock outfit, The Daily Spreadsheets, created a time capsule back to the iconic era of indie with the release of their latest single, I Walk Alone.

The energetic earworm merges 90s Britpop with sonic US pop-punk to create a frenetically infectious hit that will enamour fans of Oasis and Weezer alike. The lo-fi garage rock production gives you all of the old school alt-rock authenticity. Yet, the unique revival hits the spot like no other as it spans across oceans to pull in international stylistic elements.

You can check out the indie alt-rock hit for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Airi’s bring us the next chapter in fine Finnish rock with ‘Tranquilizing’

Finnish rock bands seem to have a certain something – H.I.M., The Rasmus, Lordi, and of course the leaders of the pack Hanoi Rocks – so there’s quite a pedigree for Airi’s to live up to here. And for the avoidance of doubt here, live up to it they do; speedy, poppy, bouncy indie-tinged rock in the style of maybe the Killers, with a lot of Lemonheads ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’, Blind Melon, Elastica, and the Candyskins chucked in. It’s that late ‘90s/early ‘00s vibe mildly jangly rock. It’s catchy, sparky, energetic, and it’s got a great hooky little chorus that absolutely sticks in your head.

Five singles and one EP down, ‘Tranquilizing’ is a perfect introduction to Airi’s catchy little rock attack; with a debut full album planned for early next year, things are looking bright for Finland’s Airi’s right now.

Hear ‘Tranquilizing’ on Spotify now; follow Airi’s on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Marquis Drive roll in with honest classic ”Truth Don’t Shock”

Marquis Drive are a 7-piece UK band from Cannock in the West Midlands region of England. They smash through the speakers with their new terrific track called ”Truth Don’t Shock”. This is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Founded in 1991 under a wandering star somewhere next to a Weatherspoons pub, this quality indie band were born from a mutual love of football, clobber, and of course great music.

You can hear that Marquis Drive are a tight band who are one of the best around. This new music video is highly impressive as well as being such an honest release about the state of affairs in the UK.

Truth Don’t Shock” is a fine Brit-Pop classic from the Marquis Drive boys as they send us a real message to confirm their place at the very top of the UK music scene. The riffs are fantastic and the vocals powerful- just what we needed in this tumultuous year. There is a 90’s feel to this top track that barrels into our hearts.

Head to Facebook to find out more about the top band.

Stream this new track right here on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

”The Bad One” from Ray Emure is a terrific throwback to the 90’s

London’s Ray Emure is back and in a big way. The R&B/Pop/Electronic artist who mixes these genres together expertly, is here to sooth our souls in 2020. ”The Bad One” is all about knowing that you are ready to take control, have fun while making good decisions along the way. This is a very tricky path laced with temptations all across the path but definitely achievable, with a strong support structure to help keep you in line and to remind you of your goals.

The Bad One” is a well executed song and Ray’s strong vocal ability is on full show here. This is a quality effort and one to remind his current fans of his style and also to show new fans what they have been missing out on.

Stream this song on his SoundCloud page and follow London’s Ray Emure for more excellent music.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

Irish Indie Rock Duo Mute The TV have made their debut with their unique Brit Pop revival track “With You”

Up and coming Indie Duo Mute The TV’s debut single “With You” invites you to delve back into the nostalgia of Brit Pop whilst putting a brand-new sticky-sweet psychedelic spin on the iconic 90s sound.

With the increments of symphonic melodicism, the Irish duo’s dynamic approach to production and their tongue-in-cheek romantically enamouring lyrics, it’s impossible not to warm to this accordant tonally cathartic track. Any fans of Blur will definitely want Mute The TV on their radar.

We’re already stoked to hear what comes next. It’s not all too often that we get to hear debut tracks which are expressive as they are infectious.

You can check out Mute The TV’s debut single With You which was released on April 17th for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast