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Snowflake Generation – Wake Me Up: Intricately Masterful Authentically Absorbing Indie

Indie newcomers Snowflake Generation have recently released their third single “Wake Me Up” if you want to restore your faith in Indie, look no further than this progressively blissful track.

The bitter-sweet melodies may leave your soul feeling a little sore, but it’s more than worth enduring the emotive weight which this single has to offer. If Incubus experimented with grungier tones and nuances of Pop Punk, the end result would undoubtedly share reminiscences with Wake Me Up.

It’s an intricately masterful testament to Snowflake Generations’ progress since their inception in Autumn 2019. There’s pretty much everything you could ask for from an Indie Rock track in Wake Me Up. Soaring guitar solos, undiluted emotion, and perhaps most importantly, the affirmation that Snowflake Generation are running with their own sound and their souls are the essence for it.

If I had a pound for every new Indie artist with as much authenticity as Snowflake Generation, I’d be pretty broke.

Get them on your radars. They won’t be up and coming for long.

You can check out Wake Me Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Surf Rock Meets Indie in the Trailblazing Latest Single from BOOTlace

I’m no stranger to filthy basslines, but the growling licks in the latest single “Wonderland” from Alt Indie trailblazers BOOTlace were even enough to make someone as aurally-smut-jaded as me feel unclean.

Paired with the tonal evolutions of the guitars which seamlessly switch from soaring Surf Rock-inspired solos to accessibly rhythmic indie Post-Punk progressions, there’s plenty to grab you by the scruff of the neck as Wonderland unfolds. With the vocals being more accordant than your average Indie Rock vocals, distinction drips from Wonderland.

For you to understand how excited I am about this track, you’ll first have to understand how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at each up and coming artist who surfaces with the tried and tested Jangle Pop indie monotonous sound. Get them on your radar, they’re firmly fixed on ours. It’s only a matter of time before their ingenuity is as embraced as it deserves to be.

You can check out the latest single from BOOTlace for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Super Love – Stream it and Chill: Exotic Indie Pop

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We’ve been hooked on experimental Indie artist Super Love’s sound ever since we heard their debut single in 2019. After hearing their third single “Stream it and Chill”, we’re fairly certain that it’s going to be a long-lasting love affair.

Stream it and Chill moves away from the sentimentally captivating Alt Indie Pop style which they orchestrated for the first two singles. This time, the exotic fingerpicked guitar rhythms find a beguilingly arrestive contrast with the digital futuristic beats. The experimental instrumental layering creates the platform for Constance Watkins’ hypnotically harmonic Alt Pop vocals.

Tracks such as Stream it and Chill are exactly what we need on the airwaves right now. It’s an unapologetically love-soaked aural delight which will remind you that the world isn’t as hostile and hateful as mainstream media would have you believe.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Stream it & Chill for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to Spotify and check out Super Love’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Calls – Fall Inside: An Indie Psych Playlist Essential

The Calls found the perfect balance of Indie, Psych, Shoegaze, and Post-Punk with their latest transfixingly reverb-soaked single “Fall Inside”.

The Leeds-based newcomers made sure the melodies are equipped to make your soul feel lighter while also bleeding a potent amount of 90s nostalgia which is sure to appeal to fans of the Stone Roses.

Their talent transcends assimilation through their signature tonal experimentalism. The progressions come with a captivating kaleidoscopic hypnotic appeal. There’s also a more cutting edge to Fall Inside which means fans of The Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen will want to make room for Fall Inside on their playlists.

The Calls have well and truly broken the mould with Fall Inside. I can only imagine how unholy the walls of noise they conjure in their live performances are.

You can check out the official music video to Fall Inside which premiered on March 6th for yourselves via YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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blét – Under Tight Surveillance: Carnally Concordant Alt Indie Rock

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Just how seductive can Experimental Indie Rock be? Hit play on Nebraska-based Alternative artist blét’s latest single “Under Tight Surveillance” and experience the salaciously beguiling tones for yourselves.

The single which dropped on February 7th starts off with an ambient yet sonorously deep Electronica soundscape which introduces the hypnotically sweet vocals and the gradual build in instrumental momentum.

Melodicism may be at the heart of Under Tight Surveillance, but their dextrous progressive style has a devilishly ensnaring capacity which puts you well and truly at the mercy of blét and their carnally concordant style.

If you’re not dead from the waist down, I’m sure you’ll love the latest single from blét as much as we did.

You can stream and download blét’s latest single Under Tight Surveillance via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Super Love Have Released Their Valentines Day Single “Always Together”

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“Always Together” is the beguilingly eccentric latest single from up and coming Alt Indie Rock artist Super Love which brings a whole new meaning to authenticity in love songs. Of course, there was no forgetting Super Love after we checked out their debut single “Vortex” in 2019. Perceptibly, they’ve not lost their distinctive tendency to leave their expression undiluted.

The expressive soundscape is a unique celebration of unconditional perpetual passion. One which wasn’t orchestrated to create an easily ingestible assimilative soundscape. Instead, Super Love injected their playful sticky-sweet soul and charisma into the track which pulls in elements from a myriad of genres to give you a true declaration of sentiment-steeped passion.

Always Together is aptly due for release on Valentines day, and you can check it out for yourselves on Spotify or Apple Music via this link.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sätilä – Slow Down: Ambiently Transfixing Indie Soul Pop

“Slow Down” is the ambiently transfixing recently released single from up and coming Indie Pop artist Sätilä which will help you do just that.

With the instrumentals following a tension-stripping pace and Sätilä’s vocals running poised and steady over the mix, Slow Down almost becomes a dreamscape. Despite the gentle mellifluous feel of Slow Down, you’ll be hooked into each and every seamlessly melodic progression. And if you thought the prelude was arrestive, just wait until Slow Down moves into the outro and intricate finger picking guitar alchemy is weaved into the mix.

The serenity found in Slow Down is almost unparalleled. The Finnish-born London-based artist is undoubtedly one to watch in 2020.

You can check out Sätilä’s single Slow Down for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kuwalla – Lush: Hypersonic Alt Indie

“Lush” is the hypersonic Alt Indie Aural monster recently released by up and coming artist Kuwalla which any fans of the Kooks and the Strokes will definitely want to pay attention to.

With the driving instrumental momentum, anthemic chorus, and the magnetic draw of the vocals, there’s every chance that you’ll be just as enamoured by Kuwalla’s unique approach to Indie Rock as we were.

By borrowing a few elements from Post Punk such as Jah Wobble-style throbbing basslines and the angular guitar licks such as you will hear in Interpol’s tracks, the raucous Indie track came with a palpably distinctive edge. That edge, amongst a myriad of other factors, is sure to see Kuwalla ascend from the underground in no time at all.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Furlong – Hate Girls: Riotously Fierce Grunge Pop

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Any fans of Veruca Salt, Garbage and The Breeders are definitely going to want to check out the latest single “Hate Girls” from up and coming Melbourne-based Alt Rock artist Furlong.

Furlong has well and truly revived the Alt 90s riotously grungy tone. Yet, with the dynamic energy which has been thrown into the infectiously frenzied track, they’ve stamped down their signature sound through Hate Girls. And with the cuttingly angular guitar riffs, there’s no doubt that Furlong is an absolute Alt Rock powerhouse.

It’s impossible not to share in the hype of Furlong once you’ve got a taste of their commercial potential. You can get excited about their monstrous sound yourselves by checking out Hate Girls via Spotify which is due for release on March 4th.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Gallerys – You’re a Dreamer: Melodically Explosive Alt Psych Indie Pop

If you felt a slight tremor on their airwaves on January 30th, that will have been thanks to Kent-based Alt Psych Indie Pop trailblazers The Gallerys and their latest single “You’re a Dreamer”.

You’re a Dreamer kicks off with an explosive start before the melodicism weaves its way into the punchy, animated, and meticulously rhythmic track. Vocals certainly don’t make or break a track. But in You’re a Dreamer, there’s no denying that they take the Gallerys sound to another level. You’ll be able to feel the sticky sweet choral vocals wrap around your soul as you drink in the dynamically colourful mix of 60s Rock, Indie and Britpop. It’s a monstrous track, but with the mellow tonality, those massive riffs and percussion fills almost feel transcendent.

The Gallerys are undoubtedly a band who are going to tear up the UK music scene in 2020. They’ve already made their riotous mark by capturing the attention of BBC introducing, and getting over 300 live shows under their belt. If you’ve lost any faith in the music industry, The Gallerys will be more than happy to restore it for you.

You can check out You’re a Dreamer for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast