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Kathleen Robertson – Draws the Flame: Ambiently Transient, Hauntingly Immersive Alt Pop EDM

It is an incredibly rare experience to discover an artist with the ability to compose and perform a track which is simultaneously haunting and ambiently transient. Yet, that is exactly what up and coming Alt Pop EDM artist cooked up with her latest single “Draws the Flame”. Any fans of Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen are sure to appreciate the soundscape which offers stylised melancholy amongst pools of reverb and primally rhythmic instrumental arrangements.

Kathleen Robertson’s vocals in Draws the Flame may be incredibly poised, yet, passion still seeps into the single through the naturally magnetic draw of her vocal talent. From the first verse, you’re intrinsically captivated, throughout the progressions the waves of catharsis wash over you leading to the fade out. Yet, the connection with the single won’t end there. There’s a real sense with Draws the Flame that you’ve just experienced a celestially pure offering of aural alchemy. You won’t forget it in a hurry.

You can check out Kathleen Robertson’s single Draw the Flame for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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London-based Alt Pop Artist Artemas Releases Their Most Indulgently Catchy Track Yet with “Fine”

London-based Pop artist Artemas released their latest single “Fine” on June 14th and in the process of doing so proved that their diversity aural clearly has no bounds.  While Artemas’ most recent releases may have been firmly rooted in melancholy, Fine is a catchy Funk-driven beat which doesn’t force saccharine good vibes down your throat. Instead, it serves as an upbeat anthem for realists who appreciate playful lyricism and vocals which carry a soft antagonistic bite.

Straight from the first verse, you can start to appreciate the passion and ingenuity which has been poured into this track which contains sweetly arrestive melodies and lyrical hooks that ensure there’ll be minimal chance of forgetting the punchy and stylistically exposing single.

You can check out Artemas’ latest single Fine along with their earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Natasha Jane Julian – Bathin’ in Your Garbage: Strikingly Soulful Alt Pop

Let’s be honest, with contemporary Pop there really isn’t too many artists who possess a voice which could render you speechless. So, when you happen to stumble on an aural treat such as “Bathin’ in Your Garbage” by up and coming US-based Alt Pop artist Natasha Jane Julian it’s hard not to feel instantaneously arrested.

With a vocal style just as distinctive as Bjork and the ability to conjure resonant alchemy in her soundscapes, it’s impossible not to get excited by the commercial potential in Natasha Jane Julian’s strikingly soulful presence in the Alt Pop genre.

Bathin’ in Your Garbage is due for release on June 14th, 2019, in the meantime, you can head over to SoundCloud and check out some of Natasha Jane Julian’s earlier releases.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Margø – Game Over: Commandingly Fierce Alt Pop

There will always be space on the airwaves for up and coming artists with the same levels of resounding aural dominance found in Canadian artist Margø’s latest single “Game Over”.

I don’t make Amy Winehouse comparisons lightly, but if anyone is deserving, it is Margø. Game Over uses a tonally warm yet equally commanding Neo-Soul Pop style of vocal which bleeds pure magnetism. Behind the soul-steeped emotivity of the vocals is the unquivering conviction behind the delivery of the punchy and unapologetically fierce lyrics. The vocals paired with moody bass-heavy EDM Pop allowed you to appreciate the true authenticity in Margø’s alternative approach to her soundscapes. In a sea of assimilations, she’s the one making waves.

You can pre-save Margø’s latest single Game Over for yourselves by heading over to this link now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Emily Cole – Dead Feelings: Resonantly Quirky Alt Pop

In a sea of manufactured Pop artists, NYC Alt Pop recording artist Emily Cole doesn’t fail to stand out with her quaint and quirky aural approach. Her latest single “Dead Feelings” carries the attitude and tempo of a playful Hip Hop track, while Emily Cole’s Indie Pop vocals lay out the lyrics which will need a fair amount of persuading to get out of your head.

The soundscape doesn’t leave you with the expectation of lyrical depth, but Emily Cole provides candid introspective which is bound to resonate with plenty of listeners. The Pop genre is oversaturated with artists over romanticising pretty much everything, but Dead Feelings takes the opposite direction and narrates what most artists deem un-sharable. There really is no surprise that fans have no trouble connecting with Emily Cole.

You can check out Emily Cole’s latest single Dead Feelings for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fool in Utopia – Sleep: Alchemically Experimental Alt Pop

As if the artist title Fool in Utopia isn’t endearing enough, the standout single “Sleep” from their debut self-titled album will be more than enough to leave you enamoured.

The Alt Pop Rock single acts as a raw work of genre-defiance, and I feel incredibly confident to confirm that you’ve never heard the like of Fool in Utopia’s quintessence of aural command. Hearing this level of experimentalism come together as though it is the most natural soundscape in the world is nothing short of exceptional.

While each of the tracks from Fool in Utopia’s album are irresistibly infectious, there truly is no work of alchemy better suited as an introduction to his pioneering vision and ability to combine layers of sound which really shouldn’t fuse together as well. Around dreamy concordance expect to hear visceral buzz saw reverberation. Maybe that was Fool in Utopia’s way of making sure that you were paying attention.

You can check out Fool in Utopia’s latest single Sleep which was released on March 29th for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud 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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Joshua – ICON: Attitude-Driven Infectiously Brash Alt Pop

Anyone checking out up and coming Pop artist Joshua’s latest single “ICON” are sure to quickly envy his levels of self-confidence. And that may be the only positive example Joshua sets throughout the single. But isn’t it nice to hear Pop music which hasn’t been manufactured to appeal to 14-year-olds?

It was a fairly brave move for a breaking artist to declare himself an icon at this stage in his career, but as you watch the official music video unravel the charismatic artist succeeded in convincing you that in actual fact, he already has all the makings of an icon.

His slightly antagonistic yet palpably salacious lyricism definitely puts Joshua with the more expressive Pop artists such as Lady Gaga, but he didn’t have to hang around waiting to win a Grammy before he developed such a magnetic ego. And let’s face it, we all have one.

You can check out the official music video to Joshua’s latest single ICON for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Scott Cruz – Surrender My Devil: Funk-Soaked Alt Pop

“Surrender My Devil” is the Funk-soaked latest Alt Pop hit from up and coming artist Scott Cruz who has a deft ability when it comes to injecting Soul back into the fairly sterile Pop genre. The beats may be big, but after checking out Surrender My Devil, I’m certain that there’s no soundscape known to man that Scott Cruz’s vocals couldn’t dominate.

If accolades fell in the music industry on vocal talent alone, this singer-songwriter, and composer would be dominating the charts. While you will get a striking enough impression of Scott Cruz’s charisma through his vocals and sweetly euphoric lyricism, you will also hear plenty of Scott’s energy within the seamless groove-filled instrumentals which act as the perfect aural reflection of the artist’s euphoric vibe.

You can check out Scott Cruz’s latest single Surrender My Devil for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prepare to Be Enamoured by Joe Banks’ Perfect Alt Pop Hit “Chase the Daylight Away”

With euphoria at his captivatingly deft command, Newcastle Upon Tyne-based Alt Pop artist Joe Banks created an instant hit with his latest single “Chase the Daylight Away”.

While everyone will undoubtedly have a different definition of the ‘perfect Pop track’, for me, it will always be a track which acts as a magnet to the personality of the lyricist and vocalist which makes the melodies even more arrestive.

But don’t expect your average Pop beats from Chase the Daylight Away, Joe Banks mixed his distinctively quaint vocals with a smorgasbord of Pop, Dance, Disco & R&B. It’s the layers of club influences which takes the single to the next level and brings the formidable amounts of rapture. While the lyrics have plenty of depth, but they are left open enough that they could easily become the soundtrack to your own hedonism.

You can check out Joe Banks’ latest single Chase the Daylight Away for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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