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Jerry Impini has added a new raucous twist to Americana Rock with their latest single “Not Involved”

https://jerryimpini.bandcamp.com/track/not-involved-pre-order-the-jerry-impini-experience

Jerry Impini’s latest single “Not Involved” kicks off with a sonic blast of overdriven guitars which you may not be used to hearing in Americana Rock. But anyone who appreciates fresh new approaches to the genre will definitely want the Texas-based up and coming artist on their radar.

After hearing Jerry Impini’s Duelling Piano Rock track “Been Bad For Me”, we’ve learned that we can always expect attention-piquing ingenuity. Not Involved definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s animated, it’s fierce, and charisma drips from it.

Some of the guitar progressions may not be the cleanest, but the disorder in the track amplifies that raucously infectious Rock n Roll energy which will never go out of style.

You can check out Not Involved for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D

The first Friday the 13th of the year may be over, but thankfully, Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od’s Friday the 13th-inspired track 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D still lingers on the airwaves.

If you like to indulge in tracks which offer arrestive psychedelia alongside inventively dark electronic effects which add phantomic atmosphere, look no further than 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D. Otherwise, your options are fairly limited.

50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D mixes elements of Psych Rock, Post Punk and Psych Pop into a dreamy guitar-led mix complete with dopamine tapping melodies. Yet, you can expect overdriven guitar riffs to momentarily interrupt the hazy mellifluous vibe and bring pure visceral energy.

You can check out 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Man Sun – A New Revolution: Frenetically Riotous Alt Rock n Roll

A New Revolution is just one of the frenetically riotous Alt Rock singles which you’ll find on London-based artist Jay Man Sun’s 2020 EP Love Ability.

After hearing A New Revolution, I’m doubting whether Jim Jones himself was as insane as the accordantly explosive single. By taking elements of Classic Rock, Indie Post Punk and Psych and cranking up the momentum to a head-spinning pace, Jay Man Sun was able to place a high-octane earworm on the airwaves.

If you like having your finger on the pulse of the hottest UK up and coming talent, you may want to get a firm grip of Jay Man Sun sooner rather than later.

I’m no stranger to the Alt Rock underground, but even I couldn’t point you in the direction of a more dynamically pioneering breaking artist. It’s one thing to orchestrate relentless high-energy music, it’s quite another to offer such magnetic charisma and soul simultaneously. The guitar and keyboard solos may very well leave you with palpitations.

You can check out A New Revolution from March 27th, 2020 via SoundCloud where you’ll also find the artists former releases.

Follow Jay Man Sun on Facebook to keep up to date with new releases and tour info.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY

If you missed out on breaking Brighton artist 8udDha bl0od’s frenetically fiery feat of Alt Psych Rock, it’s our pleasure to introduce the sonically chaotic single “D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY”.

If you could imagine what would happen if the Strokes, Marilyn Manson, and Pavement collaborated on a record together, you may be able to have an idea of what awaits you when you hit play on D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY.

Even though there’s a sense of disorder in the punchy single which blends elements of Psych Pop, Indie, Grunge, Garage Rock, and Metal, 8udDha bl0od deftly pulled it together and made the track an aural whirlwind you don’t mind being at the mercy of. I can only imagine how high-octane a live rendition of this track would be.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s single D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Thrown Together – Fields and Water: Ambient Alt Indie

If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, you may want to brace yourself before hitting play on the sublimely transfixing latest single from Alternative artist Thrown Together. Its an all too accessible interplay of melancholy and sticky-sweet soul.

If Elliot Smith had a penchant for inventive guitar effects, then I can imagine his tracks would have shared the same experimentally beguiling appeal as Thrown Together’s latest single “Fields and Water”.

Even more impressively, Thrown Together stayed true to their name and orchestrated the single on GarageBand. The accordance in the melodies wouldn’t give you any clues that Fields and Water is such a DIY production. Instead, the masterfully-produced single stands the perfect testament to the artist’s talent when it comes to creating tranquilly expressive soundscapes.

You can check out Fields and Water for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – L0<3 15 0n y0Ur 51D3

8udDha bl0od’s Alt Folk single L0<3 15 0n y0Ur 51D3 may be a far cry from what you can expect from the likes of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, and Elliott Smith. But the same soulfully pensive tones are prepared to meet you with the same striking resonance.

With piano strings melancholically pulling over the organically woody acoustic instrumentals, there’s a mesmerising interplay of sadness and uplifting accordance. L0<3 15 0n y0Ur 51D3 may be a light track, but the vocal and instrumental melodies are as tight as they come in Alt Folk.

L0<3 15 0n y0Ur 51D3 isn’t a testament of the Brighton-based artist’s talent. It’s just one facet of it, within their diverse back catalogue you’ll have all the proof you need that 8udDha bl0od’s creativity transcends the ideas of genres and constraints. If you appreciate pioneering artists, they’re definitely one to watch.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s single  L0<3 15 0n y0Ur 51D3 out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Duelling Piano Rock Pioneer Jerry Impini Has Released Their Latest Single “Been Bad for Me”

http://jerryimpini.bandcamp.com/track/been-bad-for-me-a-dueling-piano-rock-original-pre-order

Not content with the already-established genres, Dallas, Texas-based artist Jerry Impini has created their very own. If the prospect of Duelling Piano Rock doesn’t get you excited, I feel a little sorry for you.

Alternatively, if your attention has been piqued by the pioneering take on Rock, it will definitely be stated by Jerry Impini’s raucously energetic hit “Been Bad for Me”.

In traditional Rock, keys tend to take a backseat (with the exception of sporadic solos). But in Been Bad for Me, the piano progressions which exude Jim Jones-style frenzy dominate the soundscape. The level of energy which will hit you when you hit play on Been Bad for Me is unparalleled.

It may be a niche sound, but we will always champion the artists who stretch their imaginations before orchestrating their music.

You can check out Jerry Impini’s single Been Bad for Me by heading over to Bandcamp.

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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8udDha bl0od – 7h3 RA<3 A7 7h3 3nD 0f 7h3 W0rlD

Up and coming Brighton-based Alt Rock artist 8udDha bl0od are being incredibly prolific with their releases in 2020.  And their experimental culturally-rich sounds couldn’t have hit the airwaves at any better time.

As the fabric of our society becomes even more confusing, we can at least take great comfort in the fact that tracks such as 7h3 RA<3 A7 7h3 3nD 0f 7h3 W0rlD exist which can take you on kaleidoscopically colourful aural trips

There may be ambient and light melodicism in 7h3 RA<3 A7 7h3 3nD 0f 7h3 W0rlD but the depth of the sound and the extent of the ingenuity ensures you’re hooked into the transcendentally electric arrangements which come with a fiery psychedelic kick.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s absorbingly track out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD

“57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD” is just one of the most recent releases from Brighton-based Alt Rock 5-piece 8udDha bl0od. You won’t hear another more intensely immersive track on the radio today.

The production has an ambient, light, and dreamy melodic feel, yet, 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD isn’t a track which you mindlessly slip into. The striking tones of the ethereal electronic effects and overdriven guitars will make sure every seamlessly unpredictable guitar progression has your full attention.

We often speak of tracks being magnetic, but this time, you almost feel as though you’re being pulled into a Lynchian dystopic aural black hole. Their ability to blend melancholy with transcendental energy is unparalleled.

Naturally, we can’t wait to hear the psychotropic wonders 8udDha bl0od have in the pipeline ready to drop in 2020.

You can check out 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD via SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast