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Spar Marta – Let It Go: An Anthemically Fresh Infusion of Hard Rock, Reggae and Metal

If your playlists are sounding a little stale, Spar Marta’s genre-crumbling third single “Let It Go” will make for a sonically juicy addition.

The progressive soundscape blends blisteringly fierce increments of Metal along with the raucous grind of heavily distorted guitars for the Hard Rock nuances. The cherry on this rhythmic cake is the infusion of Reggae which ensures you’ve never quite heard a track like this before.

The feisty vocals easily match the adrenalized frenzy of the instrumentals, yet, when the momentum is turned down the vocals seamlessly evolve with them to offer sultrily hypnotic harmonics.

Let It Go is visceral, it’s pioneering, and you’d probably need a significant brain injury to completely wipe this monster of an anthemic earworm from your memory.

You can check out Let It Go along with their other singles by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jesse Grossi – Aquarius: Sticky-Sweet Reggae Pop Rock

Reggae is renowned for its feel-good vibes and ability to feed us sun-soaked grooving euphoria, but in Jesse Grossi’s enamouring mix of Reggae, Pop,  Ska and Rock Aquarius you’ll feel a smorgasbord of uplifting emotions.

The track kicks off with an atmospherically moody Indie Rock prelude before breaking into punchy Ska rhythms which lead up to sticky-sweet Pop rock choruses with plenty of inventive instrumental experimentalism thrown in for good measure.

For anyone who grew up holding Peter Andre’s hit Mysterious Girl close to their hearts, Aquarius isn’t just a playlist essential. It’s the ultimate Reggae Rock taste breaker.

Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear what the LA-based artist will release next.

You can check out Jesse Grossi’s single Aquarius for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Phony Santas – Ain’t Got No Weed: Quaintly Heart Breaking Reggae Rock

Get your tissues at the ready for Phony Santas’ latest heart-breakingly quaint Alt Rock single “Ain’t Got No Weed”. This one will hit the 420 community. Hard.

The Indie Reggae Rock jam douses you in the melancholy inspired by the prospect of being unable to partake in the hazy escapism which weed offers. Although, with the hazy vibes in the track, you may find yourself getting passively high.

Even around the playfully morose sadness which seeps from the lyrics, the sun-soaked Reggae Rock instrumentals inject a kaleidoscope of colour into the suitably mellow track. The tonality has been kept light, but that didn’t stop Phony Santas throwing in some raw Rock riffs.

Ain’t Got No Weed will undoubtedly enamour Garage Rock artists such as Fidlar – or anyone who has ever lamented about not being able to get high.

You can check out Phony Santas’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tsun Dog – I Don’t Mind: Psychedelic Reggae Blues

In Tsun Dog’s standout single “I Don’t Mind”, Reggae, Indie, Blues and Rock n Roll all come together in a sublimely rhythmic feat of sun-soaked euphoric alchemy. There’s even plenty of psychedelic touches around the riffs which may as well have been carved by Hendrix.

The six-piece powerhouse has set themselves as a pioneering act with I Don’t Mind. If you could imagine what the Strokes would sound like if they dabbled with Reggae, you’d get a good idea of what they’ve cooked up. It’s infectiously rapturous and instantaneously effective in sharing the mellow good vibes which have been conjured organically. That’s all without mentioning the effortlessly charismatic nuanced Indie Blues vocals.

You can check out Tsun Dog’s single I Don’t Mind for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast