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ZEU releases most recent track Death Song: Gothic Alternative Rock at it’s finest

Hailing from the United States, Alternative Rock Zeu have released ‘Death Song’. A true reminiscing essence of Gothic, it’s strange, dark and mysterious but that’s why you just have to love it.

Starting off with this insane instrumentation that gives it this distorted sound, really embracing them Gothic overtones, pulling inspiration away from bands such as The Cure. ZEU has many talents when it comes to creating music, the way in which they intertwine their specific sound and make every second stand out.

They apply their uniqueness to a variety of popular genres of music, but yet they embrace adding their sound, personality and of course a little bit of edginess.

ZEU has a lot to offer to the music world and I’m sure it’ll be very welcoming to them, with such an incredible sound and a whole load of darkness, you must check this out.

Check out ZEU Death Song by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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IVORY BLUE release latest piece Elite Dreamland: A mesmerising Alternative Rock/Pop hit

Kansas City-based singer and songwriter IVORY BLUE has recently released ‘Elite Dreamland’ an incredible piece of music with so much potential.

When you listen to music and you instantly get hooked within the first few seconds, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a hit and that is the truth for this acoustic and melodic track. Embracing the Alternative Rock/Pop style, it’s safe to say that they sure know how to create a song that many will be listening to on repeat.

There is so much talent that shines through in this piece, from the perfectly timed strums on the acoustic guitar and the way the incredible vocals come in and the guitar riffs begin to get a bit quicker as the pace begins to pick up, but what really stands out throughout this whole track is the voice of IVORY BLUE, it’s grips you in so effortlessly.

This piece is one that deserves all the recognition that it gets, for being something that is already a hit in itself. It’s something that’s unique and stands out in it’s own way.

Check out IVORY BLUE’s most recent track alongside the music video for Elite Dreamland by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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8udDha bl0od has dropped another new track A5!D JAm

The Brighton-based, Alternative Rock artist 8udDha bl0od has dropped another killer track ‘A5!D JAm’. Whilst also injecting a bit of Electronica and Experimental Rock, this is definitely one to add to your playlist.

Starting off with that smooth electric guitar riff that plays at a slow-pace melody, gravitating from the era of Grunge, having similar elements to the sound of Nirvana. With the eerie vocals and the instrumentation being kept to a low volume, whilst still giving it a lot of power.

There is such a diverse variety of different sounds and styles within this track, it’s mysterious, distorted, slo but yet incredibly compelling to listen too. 8udDha bl0od has created something that takes you back, it takes you on a journey on the evolution of sound and the way in which it can be modernised, it’s an excellent piece of music.

You can listen to 8udDha bl0od new track A5!D JAm by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Paul Iwan releases Returning (both singles): Alternative Rock at it’s finest

Paul Iwan has released his latest two singles ‘Returning (Red Version) and Returning (Blue Version)’ giving you nothing but pure Alternative Rock, it’s pretty magical.

If you’re a fan of bands like 30 Seconds to Mars then this is one you must delve into. Having them same powerful raspy vocals and not to mention the heavy instrumentation and the manic breakdowns that take place throughout.

Bringing in the thunderous riffs on the electric guitar and the powerful drum beats. Having that rather eerie sound as the vocals begin to echo and the instrumentation begins to lower as the atmosphere begins to get less suspenseful, the vocals go a lot more mellow as the tracks come to an end.

Paul has created two incredible alternative rock hits, both the same but in sung in such diverse sounds, one is more stripped back and the other has a lot of added in effects and overpowering instrumentals.

Check out Paul Iwan’s latest tracks by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Karley Myall

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CATALINA SKIES- Fear King Kong: It’s no doubt that it’s an insanely superb piece of art

London-based quartet CATALINA SKIES have recently dropped their newest single ‘’Fear King Kong’’. With a mixture of Indie Pop and Alternative Rock, they surely know how to make a track that’s catchy in all the right places.

With in your face guitar riffs, crazy drum solos alongside the deep gritty vocals that compliment the lyrics. A band that has a story to tell and does that through up-beat melodies and energetic vocals. Sharing similarities with bands like Enter Shikari and Foo Fighters, from listening to Fear King Kong its safe to say they have nailed their sound.

Picking up the pace, and then slowing it down is something this band do very well, the overwhelming feeling of suspense lingers, when the pace picks up this massive amount of energy appears and the whole track just gets that little bit nosier and that little bit heavier and it’s so interesting to listen too how much of a transition it has but how well its done.

CATALINA SKIES is one you must check out if you’re into Rock or Indie as they will not disappoint, we can’t wait to see what these guys have in store for this year.

You must check out CATALINA SKIES Fear King Kong now by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Marcelo Kunstmann and Marcus Lipp releases track A Light In The Darkness

‘’A Light In The Darkness’’ by Marcelo Kunstmann and Marcus Lipp is an Alternative Rock and Indie track.

Focusing on the people in the world and how they strive for fame and money and the way in which love becomes absent. Marcelo not only has killer vocals but he also invests in drumming, piano, bass, percussion and keyboards so he can do it all really.

It starts off with this gentle strum on the guitar as the threats make this mellow sound, with these raucous vocals that come in to give it that Rock feel and take it to a whole other level. The instrumentals keep it calm and collective, but then when Marcelo comes in it tends to get louder and a little more to the heavier side.

Many elements intertwined together to create this track, you have Rock and Indie but then you have an overpowering chant and an increase in pitch that really hits the high notes perfectly. It all combines together in a rather pleasant way.

Check out A Light In The Darkness by Marcelo Kunstmann and Marcus Lipp by heading over to Spotify now.

By Karley Myall

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Elitefitrea – Too Late: Caustically Indulgent Post-Industrial Rock

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Post-Industrial fans will definitely want to prick up their ears for the latest release from up and coming Denver-based artist Elitefitrea.

Ministry are great and everything, but we’ve already heard thousands of assimilations of their sound. So thankfully Elitefitrea stamped down their own atmospherically captivating style in their debut album “Lethe”.

While each track is as caustically indulgent as the last, the perfect introduction to Elitefitrea is undoubtedly “Too Late”.

With elements of Hard Rock intertwining with harsh Industrial Electronica, you’ll be able to soak up the virtuosity of the soaring guitar riffs while the entrancing electronic instrumentals ensure that there’s a danceable arrestive rhythm to keep hooked into.

And with vocals which are sure to appease fans of Godsmack, Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, and Alice in Chains alike, it’s hard to imagine any faction of the alternative community who wouldn’t want Too Late on their playlists.

You can check out Elitefitrea’s single Too Late for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od releases single 32.23: An eerie and curious throwback

8udDha bl0od have dropped ‘32:23’, the new single by the Brighton-based artist. If you’re into Alternative Rock, Electronica and Experimental Rock then this is one you have to check out.

The instrumentals pull you in, having this old school Rock essence, a lot of electric guitars to create these insane riffs. The vocals tend to be very distorted and appear to be a lot quieter. It’s a way of bringing that iconic Rock sound back and making it more revised to be able to stand out today.

When you listen to 32.23 you really get a throwback of different sounds, one in particular that stands out is Radiohead, specifically ‘I’m a Creep’, you get that same feeling with this one, it’s mysterious, eerie and has the right amount of edginess to make it a hit and one that must be listened too.

8udDha bl00d has created something that shows many elements of a diverse amount of genres, it’ll be exciting to see what the future holds.

If you want to check out 8udDha bl0od then you can by heading over to SoundCloud, you won’t regret it!

Review by Karley Myall

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Mancana has made their debut with the infectiously catchy Psych Pop Rock Earworm “Living a Lie”

Manchester-based Alt Rock newcomer Mancana dropped their debut single “Living a Lie” on January 13th. The sticky-sweet soulful Americana-inspired hit affirmed just how lacking the airwaves are when it comes to naturalistically good-vibe feats of Rock. Mancana along with a whole host of other deftly talented artists more than made up for the shortfall.

The constantly evolving rhythms seamlessly sweep across a diverse tonal palette. From striking cutting Blues progressions to effervescent Jangle Pop to the euphoric ringing warmth of Psych Pop. Their sweet harmonic tones and infectiously catchy melodies transformed Living a Lie into one of the most welcome earworms we’ve heard in a long time. Living a Lie drips with 60s Psych Pop/Garage Rock nostalgia, but with Mancana’s personal charm, there’s no better revival to aurally throw yourself back in time with.

Additionally, with a bio like “A casual northern chancer with a penchant for the rock/country/Americana sound. Good honest & wholesome, like your Nan’s Sunday roast.” How could we not instantly become enamoured by Mancana?

You can check out Living a Lie along with the B-side single “CalifornIA” for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music or Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Frances Clare – Go: Acoustic Guitar-Fueled Up Tempo Pop

“Go” is a wonderful blend of elevating mainstream pop and folk-pop. Looking at the bigger picture, Frances Clare’s sound could be best described as the meeting corner of Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette. Especially about the latter, I can definitely sense an influence in Frances’ singing.

Don’t you dig it when your uplifting pop music features some subtle violin? Musically, this is a song that in another life it could have been a part of Ed Sheeran’s catalog. The song’s backbone is a cute electronic beat -which doesn’t mean that there isn’t some actual drumming there. Acoustic guitar chords accompany the rhythm as well as a lucid bass line that is discreet yet completes the structure of the song delightfully.

“Go” features a happy-go-lucky, charming chorus which brings to mind images of people losing their hats to the wind as they’re driving in their convertible. If you have already started working on your beach body, best of luck to you. If you have already started working on your beach playlist, listen to this song and consider adding it. Listen here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis