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Lars Horn Lavik has released single Me and My Molly: An overpowering and meaningful piece

Lars Horns Lavik has dropped the latest single ‘Me and My Molly’, an appreciation for love and a rather mellow piece.

Infusing Alternative Pop through this one, having the high pitched shrieks and the repetition of the lyrics, as the smooth deep vocals come into play, and the beat begins to come through, really putting this story about falling in love through this piece as the overall style is relaxed and meaningful.

The lyric of ‘’Molly’’, the star of the song, tends to repeat over each element as you listen, sometimes it can be a bit more on the electronic side as it tends to get more distorted, but everything collides so well together. Towards the end, a choir of voices begins to create this powerful atmosphere.

A rather surprising piece, but one that is unique in so many ways, be sure to check this one out.

Listen to Lars Horn Lavik’s new piece Me and My Molly by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Matty Vee – Caught in the Riptide: A Post Punk Indie Pop Debut

Matty Vee has made his debut with the Alt Pop Rock EP “Rollies & Red Wine”. By mixing cold Post Punk tones with accordantly harmonic Pop vocals in an atmospheric soundscape, he definitely has our attention.

The standout track Caught in the Riptide offers plenty of beguiling nuances. Yet, Matty Vee’s aural distinction truly lies in the sheer amount of expressive passion which doesn’t fail to resonate as the soul-soaked single unravels.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Interpol started to dabble in Pop music, you’ll be able to get an idea of how uniquely inventive Matty Vee’s approach to his sound is.

With an LP in the pipeline, Matty Vee is well worth putting on your radar.

You can check out Caught in the Riptide along with the rest of Matty Vee’s debut EP via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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It Came to This – Shingles: Refreshingly Façade-Free Bedroom Pop Punk

Up and coming artist It Came to This claims their music is “exactly the kind of Pop-Punk the world needs at a time like this”, we wholeheartedly agree.

As soon as you hit play on their tracks you’re met with a flood of unashamedly human angst. There’s no pretence or façade, just honest, connectable sentiment paired with upbeat rhythms to sweeten the disillusionment.

Shingles is just one of the endearingly catchy singles to be released by the bedroom Pop Punk. It may be a Lo-Fi production, but with the sharpness of the melodic hooks and the tight synergy between the raucously disquiet instrumentals and the Emo Rock-inspired vocals stand as a testament to It Came to This’ talent.

I’m sure I won’t be the only one hoping for more cathartically quaint releases in the future from It Came to This.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Micky Blouse – Brother: Energetically Infectious Indie Power Pop

Power Pop, Jangle Pop, and Surf Rock all converge in the energetically infectious latest single “Brother” from up and coming Sheffield-based Indie artist Micky Blouse.

The high-pitched vocals may invoke nostalgia for the time when Hanson dominated the airwaves but make no mistake when you hit play on Brother, you’ll meet soulfully bold aural distinction.

The punchy Alt Rock instrumentals carve out ensnaring melodies which find the perfect balance between momentum and euphorically arrestive vibrant rhythm. Brother is the ultimate Indie Power Pop earworm which you’ll be desperate to share with others once it wriggles in, which should be just about when the chorus hits.

Brother is just one of the tracks to feature on Micky Blouse’s debut self-titled EP which you’ll definitely want to delve into if you’re as sick of assimilative Indie acts as we are.

You can check out Micky Blouse’s latest single Brother for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kurudj – Lose My featuring Alan Chuan and Alyssa Mendelowitz

Up and coming Pop artist Kurudj has recently released their stunningly sedative fourth album ME 2. A Conformist. While each of the hazy Lo-Fi tracks is as tranquilly sweet as the last, the perfect introduction to Kurudj’s lofty Alt Dream Pop style is Lose My.

Lose My features vocals from Alan Chuan and Alyssa Mendelowitz and incorporates elements of Folk and Melodic Indie Hip Hop to create an unpredictably amorous soundscape which stays lucid while offering a significant serving of hypnotic catharsis.

The accordance is stripped away as the track moves towards the outro as discordant tones are thrown into the mix along with fervent synth melodies and cavernous blasts of distorted bass. It was a bold stylistic move, but any fans of Mr Bungle would undoubtedly approve.

You can check out Lose My along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Syne – Plato’s Cave featuring L-FRESH The LION

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With each new release from Alt Folk artist Syne, there’s a new chance to explore complexities in a soundscape while simultaneously exploring the complexities in your own mind.

Meditative music may not be made for radio but it does serve the fundamental purpose of transfixing you in a quiescent moment which requires you to simply exist. Syne’s latest single Plato’s Cave featuring L-FRESH The LION is practically a shortcut to a higher plateau.

The extended instrumental prelude will ensure that you’re suitably zen before the softly resonant vocals kick in. At this point, the track doesn’t feel like it will be throwing many aural curveballs your way. But there was no anticipating the Rap verses from L-FRESH The LION.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget hearing such relentless Rap verses over such feverously pensive piano progressions. Yet, that was just one of the seamlessly progressive unexpected twists which Plato’s Cave had to offer.

You can check out the official animated video to Plato’s Cave which premiered on March 11th, 2020 via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Pop Trailblazer Daniel Light Has Released Yet Another Melodically Relatable Track with “Sunset”

South Carolina Singer-Songwriter Daniel Light has amassed plenty of hype around their melodic fusions of Pop, RnB and Hip Hop since making their 2018 debut.

Since then, they’ve mastered the art of putting infectiously uplifting fresh beats alongside humility-soaked introspection. Lyrics in Pop tracks which reflect reality may be harder to find than a needle in a haystack. Yet, Daniel Light’s 2020 single “Sunset” is a vibrant minefield of stark resonant emotion.

Sunset is a stylistic groove-filled interplay of optimism and raw introspection which will undoubtedly see Daniel Light garner plenty of acclaim in 2020 and beyond.

You can check out Daniel Light’s latest single Sunset for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Maisly – Radio Silence: Organically Empowering Indie Pop

With her empowering and feminist approach to Pop, in her latest single “Radio Silence” Nashville/London Alt Pop newcomer Maisly hasn’t just featured on the airwaves, she’s used them to inspire and connect with her listeners. I think we can all agree, more so than ever, that upraising artists are essential.

The all too resonant message in Radio Silence is a stark reminder to protect your self-worth while dealing with the people who we let control the perceptions of ourselves. It may be a relatively simple message, but how often do we find ourselves guilty of it?

With the clean and easy, popping and bright Pop Rock melodies, the organically feel-good radio-ready hit will make the perfect addition to your high-vibe Pop playlists.

You can check out Radio Silence for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Loosh – Get Out the House: Polyphonic Hip Hop Pop

Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.

It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.

If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.

You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dakota Chappy – Right There: Entrancingly Danceable, Mindfully Inspired EDM Pop

Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.

The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.

There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.

You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast