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Alternative Music

London’s True Being pulled us from polarity and put us ‘Back on Track’ with his alt-pop jam

True Being took us back in time with their latest single, Back on Track, which reminisces on the less polarised and partisan days when we could see the world in full colour instead of through the divisive prism of black and white.

What it will take for people to get back there isn’t quite clear, but Back on Track is certainly a step in the right direction. The quirky alternative single which plays with mystical eastern rhythms and playfully polyphonic electro-pop layers is an efficacious reminder that things haven’t always been this way, and there is no good reason why they are engrained in our modern cultures the world over.

The London-based artist makes a habit of holding a mirror to the absurdist facets of our world through his assertion that artists have a role to play in the shaping of our future to take the power away from Musk and his kin, politicians and celebrities. He’s been likened to LCD Sound System, Nick Cave, Talking Heads and John Grant, but all reminiscences in his flamboyantly eccentric sound are incredibly fleeting.

Stream Back on Track on YouTube and Spotify.

Review by Amelie Vandergast

Indigo Hush’s ”Drugs Are For The Weekend” is a sobering story of love and addiction

The rush of the crowd, the smoke filled energy of the party combined with the feeling of being a part of something special. This is the vibe that most of us feel when we could go out, before quarantine days of course. Indigo Hush is a new act on the scene that paints us a picture of how it feels when the party all ends. This is reality.

With a dark & moody energy, ”Drugs Are For The Weekend” is a song that should warn us of getting a bit too deep into the party scene. It has a bleak undertone and Indigo Hush hits the nail on the head with his experiences and ultimately delivers a commendable track with a haunting beat that is executed perfectly for the song.

Drugs Are For The Weekend” is a sobering tale from new Indie Electro artist Indigo Hush as he takes us on a journey through the chipped paint walls of the local club featuring fake friends, showing us how it feels to like someone but only to lose all feeling of attraction when the drugs get a bit too much. Designed for the weekend, temptation takes over and the artist methodically and painfully accepts his fate, concluding that it isn’t really worth it.

Stream this and more from Indigo Hush on his Spotify channel.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

Mindmassage – And Forever: A Transcendental Aural Adventure

If you can’t depend on a track by an artist titled Mindmassage to take you on a transcendental aural adventure, I’m not sure who you can rely on to alter your state of consciousness. There’s little use in trying to whack a genre label on their eclectically indulgent sound, simply let the layers of Funk, Hip Hop, Electro and Pop wash over you. As the lucidly orchestrated track unfolded, hints of 90s nostalgia started to hit, acting as an aural mode of transport to simpler sweeter times.

In addition to the velvety smooth vocals, the elements of spoken word contained within And Forever made the single infinitely more hypnotic. It seems fitting that Manchester-based producer and hypnotherapist would give you John Cooper Clarke vibes.

You can check out Mindmassage’s fourth single And Forever for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Furnichure – Cotton Candy Covered Sky: Another Alice in Wonderland?

Come and Go by Furnichure

This is the first single off Furnichure’s “Post Urban” debut album which was first released on December 2017. With a little peak as to what the full album will hold for the listening audience that are in waiting in earnest to experience the unending exuberance which Furnichure’s music work with gladly offer them; this song is relatively a mid tempo ice-cool song.

The nice sweet melody which was born out of the coordinated obeisance of the harmonized sound that comes off from those guitars, bass and drums set that was played in the song can paint you a beautiful scene of two young hearts in sync with the magic their silhouette mirrors.

Without at any time sounding neither sizzled nor over dragged, the artist interestingly managed to keep his vocals in check and in total control. Everything about this song is well put and on point. The lyrics are quite short but not lacking any of the ingredients that makes its uniqueness glaring.

The ability of this artist to creatively deliver such an amazing song that’s capable of taking his music audience in a pretty slow adventurous journey to almost feel their body collide in cathedral of many celestial bodies, and many more is the reason while Furnichure deserves to be called ‘captain fantastic’.

This is a slow cool song with some nice lines, and very well mastered sound.