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Immerse yourselves in Enlightenment Saloon’s latest ambient synthwave single “Driving on Instinct”

Immerse yourselves in Enlightenment Saloon’s latest single “Driving on Instinct” and prepare for the nuancedly crafted catharsis.

Ambient Synthwave with absorbing guitar licks in a futuristically captivating soundscape was always going to be a potently transfixing combination. But the stylistic maturity in Driving on Instinct surpasses expectation and leads to transcendence.

Enlightenment Saloon may send you a few 80s postcards while Driving on Instinct progresses. Yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic and captivating drive-home track if you turned on the radio.

After being introduced to the artist’s mesmerising approach to production, I will definitely be returning to their music for repeat doses of synth-led ambience. The blazing guitar solos are practically addictive.

You can check out Enlightenment Saloon’s new Synthwave soundscape for yourselves via Soundcloud

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chris Buxton has dropped their Sun-Kissed Indie Trap Pop Hit “Caught Up”.

Chris Buxton’s latest single “Caught Up” is a sun-kissed Indie Trap Pop hit which serves up a serious amount of sticky-sweet soul.

You’d be hard-pressed to find another Summer Pop hit with vibes which can take you higher than the ones which you’ll soak up in Caught Up. The infusion of Indie nuances allows Caught Up to be connectable and sincere, while the elements of Hip Hop add fire to the Pop-style production.

The short and sweet hit which Chris Buxton created in collaboration with Rap artist Trev is beyond radio-ready. It’s perennial Pop earworm material. Much like the South Carolina-based Alternative artist’s former releases.

It comes as no surprise that Chris Buxton has been able to amass over 3 million streams since making their debut in 2016 with the single “Remember”. His ability to craft rhythmically and emotionally arrestive tracks is unparalleled. Get him on your radar.

You can check out Chris Buxton’s single Caught Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Punk and Post Punk Converge in Jack Kendrick’s Latest Single “This Is A Call”

As soon as the vocals in Jack Kendrick’s Indie Alt Rock single “This Is A Call” kicked in, my soul immediately knew about it. This Is A Call may be the only track on the airwaves with the ability to simultaneously appease Post Punk aficionados and Pop Punk kids alike.

If Papa Roach and Interpol collaborated, I can imagine it would sound a lot like This Is A Call.

The evocative vocal approach along with the intensely stylistic instrumentals prove to be an incredibly alchemic pairing. As the track progresses, your mind becomes caught between the intricate nuances in the soundscape and the sheer amount of soul, passion and pain which was projected into the awakening single.

You can check out Jack Kendrick’s single This Is A Call along with their earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Starr Blazerz Has Dropped Their Infectiously High-Vibe Alt EDM Trap Quarantine Track

While we definitely didn’t expect a track written about Quarantine to be such an energising good vibe hit, we definitely appreciated the electrifying energy which Starr Blazerz’s latest Alt Pop single “Quarantine” offered.

The ingenuity isn’t just limited to the beats which will stick to your synapses like superglue. The lyrics are insanely connectable. There’s resonant wordplay such as “1, 2, 3, 4 anxiety knocking at your door” weaved into the Alt EDM Trap hit along with other poignant observations about our absurdly isolated times.

To ensure Quarantine was as high fire as possible, Starr Blazerz teamed up with Johnny Polygon who added even more fire the dynamic adrenalizing hit.

You can check out Quarantine for yourselves by heading over to Spotify where you’ll also find Starr Blazerz’s previous releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Hazel Effect has dropped their game-changing Emo Trap track White Gold Trim

American Emo Trap pioneer the Hazel Effect dropped their indulgently dark and stormy latest release White Gold Trim on June 14th. We’re already obsessed with it.

The infectiously visceral earworm kicks off with a teasing start before sliding into an anthemically fierce infusion of Emo and Trap. If there’s any track with the capacity to unite Pop Punk kids and New Wave Trap fans, it’s White Gold Trim.

As much as I enjoyed White Gold Trim hitting my ears at home through my headphones, it instantly made me wish that the angsty banger had first introduced itself on a sticky dancefloor with like-minded nihilists.

You can find the resonance in White Gold Trim for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Phantom Engine has released their evocatively moody Indie Pop Rock single “Young and Free”

If it has been a while since a breaking artist has left you hooked on their sound, prepare for Phantom Engine’s evocatively melodic moody Pop Rock single “Young and Free”.

The atmospherically immersive progressive hit allows you to imagine what it would sound like if Celldweller experimented with the 90s Pop sound. With the artist’s tendency to infuse a dynamic array of genres into their sound, there’s no telling what aural curveballs will come your way next. There may be a myriad of evolutions made by the instrumentals as they seamlessly transgress from intricate Pop progressions to raunchy Rock licks, but the vocals remain enigmatic and sultry from start to finish.

Phantom Engine plan to drop 30 new tracks in the next 12 months. It’s definitely worth putting them on your radar.

You can check out Young and Free for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ALT Grunge Rock artist from LA Gabe Wolf powers through the door with ‘’Last Night’’ single

Influenced by Papa Roach and Linkin Park growing up, you can hear the passion in Gabe’s voice and his unwavering passion for music. These two bands are the pillar of his music armoury and he certainly puts his all into the music. 

Gabe Wolf’ is a self-taught producer, writes his own music and masters his own songs. Joined by good friend Jacob Lauing, Wolf has a fantastic artist to join him for live shows and while making music. After making rock since 2019, ‘Gabe Wolf’ is a mainstay on the LA Alt scene and you can tell that he truly loves the creative side and doesn’t care about the glitz and glamour. 

After being out of the scene for 3 years, it’s great to see Gabe back and doing something he loves. This is someone I would love to see live at a festival in 2021. 

Hear the whole collection of music on his Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Richard Petch – A New Conspiracy: The Most Accurate Sign of the Times You’ll Hear

Richard Petch

Reading the word ‘conspiracy’ is usually enough to irritate me these days. Yet it’s safe to say that Richard Petch’s new single “A New Conspiracy” had the exact opposite effect.

The idiocrasy of the population’s behaviour has been immortalised in Richard Petch’s stunning Alt Indie Folk Pop single which will leave you instantaneously enamoured. Fans of David Icke, anti-vaxxers and racists may not approve of the absorbingly melodic number, but anyone who knows that the Dunning-Kruger effect is a very real thing will love it as much as we did.

The artist’s playful yet razor-sharp wit and ability to craft something so sweetly cathartic from such odious inspiration is inspiring in itself.

You can check out the official video to A New Conspiracy which was released on May 8th for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Versailles upstart ALT Rock band Prosody reach for the stars with powerful single ‘’Neptune’’

If you were my Neptune /You would make me so pure/I would take you somewhere. Formed in 2017, ‘Prosody’ are making a name for themselves with their good sound and strong lyrical abilities. They are an enjoyable listen and seem like they are climbing up the European music ladder.

Previously in ‘Newborn’ in 2016, you can tell that the band are quite familiar with each other which makes such a difference. Bands take many months and years to know what each other is thinking and this can’t be faked. ‘Prosody’ is off their album ‘Keep Your Dreams Awake’ and is a fun song to listen to. Vocally I feel that an extra backing vocalist would help tremendously to get their sound out more. 

After only playing in Paris so far, let’s keep an eye out for this newish band to make a name for themselves next summer at festivals in Europe. They certainly have all the ingredients to make it big.

Get more of this fantastic French band inside your ears via YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s The Curious fly sky high with daydreaming single about love: ‘’Always Want More’’

Even if you go, even if you know, I always want more. Wanting more from those special moments is always a tempting notion. It’s always tough to accept that you should enjoy what you get and nothing more. 

‘The Curious’ are a 4 Piece ALT Indie band from London on the rise with their positive lyrics and terrifically produced music- this is a professional outfit. 

You can see the band are influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Marr, Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys and more. Their music is pure and likeable. Known for 2017’s breakout hit ‘’City Lights’’, the band are in top form here.

‘’Always Want More’’ is the follow up to March 2020’s fiery ‘’My Only’’- a song that gained some good traction in the UK. Let’s see how the band develops and they must be hungry to be on stage again, let it rip and show everyone what they are made out of.

Immerse yourself in more of ‘The Curious’ on their YouTube page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen