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Disparate Souls releases latest EP Cryptic Words

Yorkshire-based roots Rock band Disparate Souls have released their latest four-track collection ‘Cryptic Words’ with a mixture of Folk, Alternative Country and Rock.

Starting off with the clasp on the threats of the electric guitar, as the smooth adenoidal vocals come in bringing in the tap on the drums that mellow out in the background. Playing that real country-esque instrumentation, and always filling the air with the pluck of the threats giving it it’s Rock feel.

Each track has its own style when it comes to instruments, introducing a maracas like sound and again that gentle guitar riff that settles in the back. The forth track ‘Night’ uses a lot more synthesised effects with the vocals making them sound more robotic and distorted, adding in a gentle whisper. In each piece it has lots of elements that stand out in their own way.

Disparate Souls has created an anthology that combines three diverse genres of sounds and has made it their own.

Check out Disparate Souls latest collection by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Oliver Marson releases latest single Time for Love: A dark, mysterious and enticing piece

Oliver Marson has released his recent single ‘Time for Love’, combining Pop, Rock and Synth-Pop to create this peculiar mysterious track.

Starting off with them synthesised style sounds giving it that real 80’s synth-pop feel. Focusing on important topics and giving them a meaning through his dark ways. As a listener it does leave you feeling curious and full of suspense.

Pulling similarities from those such as David Bowie really getting to grips with that throwback sound and just how unique it is. The vocals are soft, low and chilling to listen to, then when the instrumentation comes in with a light drum beat as the hits begin to bounce off and get louder and louder each time. Then you’re taken by surprise as the insane shreds on the electric guitar begin to pierce through the vocals.

Such an incredible piece of music, bringing in an array of genres that may be seen as controversial but completely nailing it. You must check out Oliver Marson’s new single for all your Rock, Pop and Synth-Pop needs.

Listen to Oliver Marson’s Time for Love by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Tulpas releases most recent single Good Doggiez

Alternative Rock artist Tulpas has released ‘Good Doggiez’ it’s gothic, synth and gives you all the right amount of Rock and it’s based on ‘’poochies everywhere’’ as Tulpas says himself.

A bit of old school gothic rock comes shining through in this one, sounding similar to The Cure, it offers that bit of edginess as well as being strange and dark, but that’s what grips you in as you listen. It starts off with a light eerie sound as the vocals begin to add that more low-pitched gravelly tone as well as the quiet vocal whisper that tends to come in every now and then.

The instrumentation that takes place throughout, is that more synthesised style as well as putting the electric guitar to good use with the electrifying riffs  to give it that Rock feeling and the light tapping on the drum to bring the perfectly distorted instrumental.

Tulpas definitely knows how to make Alternative Goth and Rock a hit, managing to bring it into this year and giving it a whole new progressed and unique sound.

Listen to Tulpas Good Doggiez by heading on over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Telamor – Wild Wild Weekend: Avant-Garde Party Rock

https://telamor.bandcamp.com/track/wild-wild-weekend-metal-mix

As a staunch Frank Zappa fan, it was impossible not to instantly fall in love with Boston-based up and coming artist Telamor’s latest single Wild Wild Weekend (Metal Mix).

The eccentrically experimental track fuses sleazy Party Rock with artfully inventive elements of Avant-Garde Blues to create a supercharged infectiously playful track. I live to write the words ‘you’ve never heard anything quite like this before’, and they’ve never been more accurate.

Telamor may not take himself all too seriously, but the nuances in the sound and the quality of the production prove that he takes his sound incredibly seriously. If you’re looking for a sticky-sweet riff-soaked aural pick me up, look no further than this insanely refreshing taste breaker.

You can stream and download Telamor’s latest release by heading over to Bandcamp.

Keep up to date with the artist’s new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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John Crossan releases latest single 2 Wheels & 3 Bottles

John Crossan has released his latest single ‘2 Wheels & 3 Bottles’, Soul, Pop and Rock combine for this calming and catchy piece.

Plucking at the guitar strings creating that smooth instrumental, adding in a tap to the strings to create that slight difference in sound, using the acoustic to his advantage and playing it in such a mesmerising way as it combines with the vocals perfectly.

John’s tone is light and tranquil, keeping that same pitch and that same tone, always managing to hit every note in an excellent way, whilst making sure that the instrumentation collides alongside the tone.

John Crossan’s new piece has so much potential, the skills he has on the guitar are insane and you must check this one out.

Listen to John Crossan’s 2 Wheels & 3 Bottles by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Jesse Grossi – Aquarius: Sticky-Sweet Reggae Pop Rock

Reggae is renowned for its feel-good vibes and ability to feed us sun-soaked grooving euphoria, but in Jesse Grossi’s enamouring mix of Reggae, Pop,  Ska and Rock Aquarius you’ll feel a smorgasbord of uplifting emotions.

The track kicks off with an atmospherically moody Indie Rock prelude before breaking into punchy Ska rhythms which lead up to sticky-sweet Pop rock choruses with plenty of inventive instrumental experimentalism thrown in for good measure.

For anyone who grew up holding Peter Andre’s hit Mysterious Girl close to their hearts, Aquarius isn’t just a playlist essential. It’s the ultimate Reggae Rock taste breaker.

Naturally, we’re all too excited to hear what the LA-based artist will release next.

You can check out Jesse Grossi’s single Aquarius for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Couch $urf have released their latest sonically-charged feat of Alt Rock “White Lies. Green Eyes”

White Lies. Green Eyes (You Break My Heart)” is the sonically-charged latest Alt Rock single from up and coming LA artist Couch $urf. The anthemically visceral energy paired with the infectiously catchy Indie Rock chorus is exactly what you want to hear when delving into a single from a new artist.

The raucously magnetic vocals move through just as many evolutions as the tight instrumentals, ensuring each is as adrenalizing as the last.

The punchy vitriolic hit explores Jangle Pop, Psych Rock, Synth-Pop, and even throws in some blazingly bouncy Ska offbeat rhythms to get you well and truly psyched as the accessible yet authentic track unravels.

Any fans of the Vaccines, The Strokes, The Wombats, The Cribs, and The Libertines definitely won’t want to miss this Indie Rock earworm of a release.

You can check out White Lies. Green Eyes for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mulini releases Insomnia: Experimental Alternative R&B

UK based artist Mulini has released his latest single ‘Insomnia’ the Alternative R&B style is one you must check out.

Starting off with a thunderous drum beat that leads into a synth like sound effect, to then introduce Mulini perfectly timed smooth vocals. Within the first few minutes, you’re instantly hooked on the mysterious yet super intriguing piece as everything stays similar throughout.

The instrumentation and the vocals are always kept at the same high volume and the same drum beat goes through the background. As the middle of the song begins to creep up, the pace begins to get quicker as the whisper of a voice cuts through the overpowering instrumentals.

Mulini has created a mesmerising piece of music that many will have on repeat. We can’t wait to see what he gets up to next!

Check out Mulini Insomnia by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Shawn Anthxny drops latest track WARPED Prod. SXINT a start to his musical endeavours

Shawn Anthxny has dropped his latest track ‘WARPED Prod. SXINT’, it’s his first song to be released and it’s safe to say it has a load of potential.

Hip-Hop and Rap combine together for this one, the whole track is very much at a slower pace, the start creeps up on you with the techno beats as Shawn cuts through the suspenseful sound  with his gravelly vocals.

Considering this is Shawn’s first single, it definitely shows how much work really goes into creating something to put out. WARPED is one of the tracks you listen to and it shows you the way in which the use of up-beat melodies and the way the vocals have to really collide with everything going on, it all flows so well together and there isn’t one point that is out of place.

Shawn has created a track that shows just what he has to offer to the music world, using his Rap and Hip-Hop style, it’ll be exciting to see what he gets up to next.

You can listen to Shawn Anthxny WARPED for yourself by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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8udDha bl0od releases new single j0hn 5h0070n: 7h3 OU75k1r75 Of MAnch3573r 2.3

Up and coming Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od has dropped his new single ‘j0hn 5h0070n: 7h3 OU75k1r75 Of MAnch3573r 2.3’.

Taking a more comedic and explicit approach with this one, although it is a fun one to listen to as it takes you on this journey through the story that they have to tell. Using the clashing of the cymbal to add into the instrumentation.

The vocals begin at a lower volume but then suddenly the volume is amped up a bit as they slowly start to collide with the beat. It may not be to everyone’s taste but it definitely stands out in it’s own unique way, which is what 8udDha bl0od is all about, he is not afraid to say what he wants and he does everything his own way and that’s just what we need in the music industry, not to always be influenced by other artists.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od new single by heading on over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall