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Acoustic Pop


Filip Finado has released their blissfully accordant feat of Psych Folk Pop “Your Songs”

“Your Songs” is the accordantly blissful latest single from Indie singer-songwriter Filip Finado. With melodies which you can melt into and instantly resonant lyrics, Your Songs is everything we need on the airwaves right now.

There are subtle nuances of Psych Pop and Alt Folk Pop within the soundscape which tangibly shimmers with aural resolve in a way that any fans of the Beatles and the Zombies will undoubtedly appreciate. Yet ultimately, the essence of the single lies in the magnetic resonance which will hit you as soon as you hit play. Your Songs may be a break-up song, but there’s just something so soulfully captivating about the artfully distinctive soundscape, it will soothe your soul whatever you’re lamenting over.

You can check out the official video to Your Songs on YouTube from May 28th via YouTube.

Make sure to subscribe to Filip Finado’s channel and follow them via Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


8udDha bl0od – 83 7H3R3 4 M3: Captivatingly Sweet Acoustic Alt Rock

83 7H3R3 4 M3 is the instantly endearing single from 8udDha bl0od which any fans of  The Smashing Pumpkins are going to want to check out.

The acoustic Alt Indie track may seem a little twee in comparison to 8udDha bl0od’s other releases, but the captivating tones offered an all too welcome view of the artists more amorous side.

The intricately quaint acoustically-carved reggae melodies created the perfect platform for 8udDha bl0od’s soft yet sonorous all the same vocals. My soul feels significantly fuller after listening to 83 7H3R3 4 M3, if yours still functions, it’s likely that you’ll feel exactly the same after listening to the aurally resolving track fade to a quiescent close.

You can check out 83 7H3R3 4 M3 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


MG II – Sorry for the Love: A Debut of Emotion-Driven Indie Pop

Twin duo MG II has just released their emotion-driven Indie Pop hit “Sorry for the Love”. The sweetly melodic number perfectly captures that inconsolable feeling when you become apologetic for loving someone. The lyrical inspiration for the downtempo soulful hit may have been melancholic, but the light shimmering tonnes ultimately make Sorry for the Love an uplifting track to slip into.

There’s a beautiful humility and honesty in Sorry for the Love. Which, if we’re all being honest, we can probably relate to. MG II’s ability to convey raw visceral emotion is a testament to their talent. You’ll definitely want them on your radar as there’s currently an EP in the works to follow on from their sensationally unforgettable debut single

Sorry for the Love is now available to stream via all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Theresa Lucia – Boxes: Immediately Resounding Alt Folk

Boxes” is the immediately resounding debut single from Boston singer-songwriter Theresa Lucia. And it is all too effective at pulling you into a state of hypnotic catharsis.

It serves as the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s timeless yet distinctively nuanced approach to Alt Folk. The acoustic instrumentals weave light absolving melodies which sit tightly against Theresa Lucia’s vocals – no matter how they soar.

When artists have the ability to create such organically sentimental tracks, they needn’t rely on gimmicks or novelty. So, while plenty of artists are trying to stand out for their innovation, Theresa Lucia has gone right back to the roots of Folk by using her discernible talent to convey connectable stories and emotion.

You can check out Theresa Lucia’s debut single Boxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Julie Bouchard bares her soul in her evocatively compelling latest Indie Folk Pop single “Why”

Not all artists possess the ability to instantaneously pull you into a narrative which you’ll be invested in from the first verse to the last. Perceptibly, Julie Bouchard has been granted with that natural talent. The proof lies in her lyrically and melodically captivating latest single.

Her latest radio-ready single “Why” is a soundscape filled with fraught frustration and inspiringly tensile optimism which won’t fail to resonate.

This Indie Folk Pop ballad is the ultimate testament of the Austin, Texas-based singer songwriter’s commercial potential. Indie Folk doesn’t often come as cinematically powerful as Why. There may be a potent serving of raw pensive soul, but once you get to the outro, you will undoubtedly feel uplifted.

You can check out Julie Bouchard’s latest single Why for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bethany Ferrie – Stayed: A Magnetic Indie Pop Minefield of Instrumental Hooks

Bethany Ferrie

With some of the sharpest hooks I’ve heard in an Indie Pop single in quite some time, up and coming Glasgow-based artist Bethany Ferrie’s latest single “Stayed” comes highly recommended.

Her striking talent isn’t shy about revealing itself through “Stayed”. Bethany Ferrie’s magnetically expressive and warm vocals do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to pulling you into the melodically crafted hit. But the light and accessible rhythms also do their fair share of the alchemic work in Stayed.

With plans to drop new music throughout 2020, you’ll definitely want to put Bethany Ferrie on your radars sooner rather than later.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the official release of Stayed for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out her previous releases on SoundCloud.

Keep up to date with new releases from Bethany Ferrie via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Zoe Wakelam – Clumsy: Conversationally Candid Ukulele-Led Bubblegum Indie Pop

Zoe Wakelam

While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”.

Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Clumsy for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud and listen to her previous releases.

Keep up to date with Zoe’s new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


René Le Feuvre Has Released Their Third Single “Foxes”

René Le Feuvre’s latest single feels like a soundscape which you’ve slipped into a thousand times before, all the while resonating as a captivatingly contemporary feat of Indie Folk Pop.

The up and coming artist found the perfect balance between resounding energy and organically quaint melodies in Foxes. It’s an emotively adrenalizing track which uses the intensity of the emotion to fuel the magnetic momentum. In short, Foxes won’t fail to pull you into the sticky sweet concordance.

Any fans of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Ben Howard definitely shouldn’t hang around putting René Le Feuvre on their radar. Foxes may only be their third official release, yet it stands as the perfect testament to their ability to craft a melodically uplifting earworm.

You can check out René Le Feuvre’s single Foxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ramsey Perkins – My Time’s Run Out: Accordantly Captivating Acoustic Indie

Up and coming singer-songwriter Ramsey Perkins dropped their latest video; a transfixing rendition of their single “My Time’s Run Out” on January 21st.

Armed with just an acoustic guitar, Ramsey Perkins was able to instantly captivate through the lo-fi recording of their single which is sure to enamour any fans of Johnny Marr’s virtuosic Jangly guitar style. Paired with the reflectively deep lyrics, Ramsey Perkins succeeded where many artists fail. He made connectable human emotion the cornerstone of his sound and utilised his nuanced instrumental and vocal ability to make the soundscape arrestive from the first verse to the last.

You can check out My Time’s Run Out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Bluebyrd – Not the Only Show in this Town: Chorally Atmospheric Folk Pop


There was little chance that we’d forget the mellifluous tones of up and coming Folk artist Bluebyrd after hearing their debut album “Uneven Ground” in 2018 and their politically-cathartic single “Song for the Duped” in 2019.

With their first single to be released in 2020 “Not the Only Show in this Town” there’s plenty of serene resonance to soak up.

It may or not surprise you to learn that as a music journalist, I brush up against some caustically salty egos. Not the Only Show in this Time is a pedestal-removing chorally atmospheric reminder that self-projected superiority is more than a little ridiculous.

With the ethereal organ layers weaved into the Alt Folk Pop mix, there was a slight touch of Momus in the track. But ultimately, Bluebyrd’s sound is very much their own. And that’s just one of the reasons why the UK-based artist is incredibly easy to warm to.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out ‘Not The Only Show In This Town’ which is due for release on all platforms on February 14th. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud to check out their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast