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Aliens in Bowties have made their Alt Rock debut with their fiercely authentic EP “Take Me to Your Tailor”

Up and coming Alt Rock 3-piece powerhouse Aliens in Bowties dropped their genre-defying debut EP Take Me to Your Tailor on May the 5th. Soundgarden, Metallica, She Wants Revenge, and Shinedown fans alike are going to want to hear it.

Each of the seismic shifts in tone and style in the four progressively fierce tracks is as viscerally captivating as the last. There’s a rare sense of urgency found in both the vocals and the tight instrumental arrangement. So, whether you’re enjoying Aliens in Bowties ability to spin intricate mellifluous melodicism or you’re caught in the frenzied electrifying doom-laden breakdowns, you’ll be equally as arrested.

One thing which remains as a constant is the mesmerism which spills from Mitch Rector’s vocals. In the slower track on the EP Mystery, he doesn’t hold back on the soul-bearing sultry romanticism. Yet in the first track “Hesitate” you’re treated to his uniquely volatile charisma which sets Alien in Bowties leagues apart from your average Alt Rock newcomer. Pair that with their prowess on a fretboard, and you’ve got a second reason to put Aliens in Bowties on your radar.

You can check out the EP for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od shows a (slightly) soffer side with new release iN3x7 2 M3

Experimental and alternative rock artist 8udDha bl0od has released another (this time, shorter named) single ‘iN3x7 2 M3.’ 

While being known for sonically brash and overpowering soundscapes, this number is a relatively softer one. It’s more reminiscent of early Britpop meets grunge and ‘iN3x7 2 M3’ proves that 8udDha bl0od is able to retain a notable portion of his usual artistic presence on the track. 

For those wanting an experimental rock sound made in a Britpop-voiced manner, 8udDha bl0od’s new track could very well be up to your music taste – just don’t expect to be able to remember any songs by name if you dive into his rather rapidly expanding discography. 

Listen to 8udDha bl0od’s new track iN3x7 2 M3 on his Soundcloud account here.

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Artie Ziff – Drive: Astrally Infectious Alt Post Punk

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If it’s been a while since you’ve hit play on a track from a new artist and felt that immediate euphoric sense of aural intoxication from ingesting undiluted ingenuity, hit play on Alt Rock artist Artie Ziff’s latest 2020 single “Drive”.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Eagles of Death Metal and King Crimson collaborated on a track, you’ll get a good idea of what Drive will throw your way. The progressive track may consistently evolve as it explores the full tonal spectrum, but with each new seamless transgression in sound, you’re left with the palpable excitement to hear what curveball Artie Ziff will throw at you next.

Drive is a sound which is all too easy to get obsessed by. The Glaswegian three-piece are undoubtedly ones to watch, get them on your radars.

You can check out Artie Ziff’s psychedelically infectious single Drive for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Follow Artie Ziff on Facebook to stay up to date with future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt 90s Britpop & Folk Rock Converge in 8udDha bl0od’s Latest Single “Wasn’t Enough”

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Wasn’t Enough is just one of the singles which feature on Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od’s latest EP which will appease fans of Folk-Rock and Alt 90s Brit Pop alike.

Wasn’t Enough may be one of the more stripped-back tracks on the EP, yet, despite the slower pace, the track possesses the same intensity that you’d find in one of 8udDha bl0od’s more experimental Alt Rock tracks.

As Wasn’t Enough progresses, the tone moves away from organic absorbing warmth as the acoustic instrumentals are replaced by distorted guitars and plenty of sonic aural curveballs are thrown in for good measure.

No matter what kind of guise 8udDha bl0od’s creativity falls under, it’s always a pleasure to lose yourself within it.

You’ll be able to check out Wasn’t Enough along with the rest of 8udDha bl0od’s Folk-Rock EP from May 3rd via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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LOVEBREAKERS RELEASE THEIR SINGLE ‘EYE ROLLER’

You can never say that the Britons can’t rock, it’s actually very much their cup of tea!

Lovebreakers set the example with their first single ‘Eye Roller’, an easy-listening alternative rock ballad that hints to a full-length album that apparently the Birmingham quartet is currently working on.

If you like Oasis’ and The Replacements’ open chords, ‘Eye Roller’ will satisfy you with its crunch strumming and melodic riffs overlaid on an upbeat pop tempo that makes your head cheerfully swing back and forth to the rhythm. Indie-ish (dare I say) vocals and honest and straightforward lyrics, you can’t help but sing along “guess what’s over, your eye-roller.”

Head over to Spotify and hit play on ‘Eye Roller.’

Review by Jim Esposito.

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The Tinkermen releases single Dragging Me Down

The Tinkermen has dropped their latest single ‘Dragging Me Down’ a pure Alternative Rock piece with electrifying instrumentals and raucous vocals.

Starting off with the heavy electric shred on the guitar as the hard-hitting drum beats collide, amping up the volume and letting that pure Rock instrumental illuminate in the background. Making sure to keep that heaviness seeping through.

Killing it with the rough texture to the vocals and keeping them at a steady pace, adding in the occasional high-pitched shout that cuts through every element. The vocals tend to lower towards the middle as this overwhelming suspense fills the air. Then it all kicks back off with a bang going straight into that hardcore instrumental and the insane vocals.

Throughout it tends to sway back and forth between the heavy version and the more mellow version of the song as they combine together to create these crazy breakdowns.

This is one you must check out for sure, it really shows what The Tinkerman has to offer in a loud and manic way!

Check out The Tinkermen’s release Dragging Me Down by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Marty Boff releases eerie Rock single Have This Dance

Marty Boff has released Alternative Rock single ‘Have This Dance’ with a rather low-pitch compared to most songs in this genre that are a bit more on the heavier side.

This piece shows the unique sound that Marty has to offer the world of music, keeping that soothing pace to a low volume and the vocals lowered behind the instrumentation, having a deep and gravelly tone to them, having the occasional whisper and tending to draw out the vocals.

Keeping the instrumentation simple, having the occasional slight tap on the bass drum and the clasp of the strings at the start of the song, that fade into the distance as the drum begins to overtake it. Making sure that it is all kept at a quieter volume and always keeping the pace steady.

Listen to Marty Boff Have This Dance by heading on over here now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Dr. Veers releases latest EP Who Owns The Moon?

Dr. Veers the five-piece band based in Glasgow has dropped their latest four-track collection ‘Who Owns The Moon?’

Infusing that 90s Alternative Rock sound throughout, sharing similarities to the likes of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, Dr. Veers bring their own unique twist to the ever-growing sound of the Rock scene, giving it their more modernized sound.

Having that rather Rock style but also combining that with Pop filled choruses that are extremely catchy, chaotic riffs and of course the rather strange lyrics. Their high energy beats out of their music, as they incorporate their manic and energizing sound through each track on the anthology.

Having that rather gruff vocal tone in each piece, they sure know how to create a collection that will show just how good Rock and Pop can sound together.

Check out Dr. Veer’s latest EP Who Owns The moon? by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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The Kites release Breakwater City: An old school Rock throwback

Alternative Rock band The Kites have released their latest piece ‘Breakwater City’. If you’re a lover of a throwback Rock piece, this one is one to add to your playlist.

As soon as it kicks off, you’re taken on a journey through the pure Alternative sound this band possesses. Within the first few seconds you’re greeted with a quiet riff on the electric guitar, then the hard-hitting drum beat comes in as the guitar begins to give of it’s electrifying antiques.

Throughout the instrumentation is always on key with the vocals and it all intertwines  together in such an impressive way.

The Kites offer a lot to the ever-growing Rock music world and it’s safe to say they should be getting all the recognition, we can’t wait to see what they get up to next in their musical journey.

Listen to The Kites release Breakwater City by heading over to Sound Cloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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The Escapades releases single Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll): Modernised Brit-Rock at it’s finest

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Alternative Brit-Rock band The Escapades who’ve just released their single ’Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll)’ it’s noisy, it’s chaotic and one you must check out,

From the beginning to the end it’s loud and there is a lot going on, this band sure knows how to make a killer Rock hit. From the hard hits on the Cymbal, to the blaring electric guitar solos and then the raspy high-pitch vocals, so much energy and personality blasts through.

By surprise you’ll get the loud shrieks and the thunderous instrumentation, if you thought it was crazy before then you have to wait till the chorus, it’s so lively and would be such an insane piece to play live. It’s so exhilarating and really enjoyable to listen too.

The Escapades sure know how to make a rather tumultuous track and that definitely shows in this piece. We can’t wait to see what is next for them!

Check out The Escapades Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll) by heading over to SoundCloud, you can’t miss this one.

Review by Karley Myall