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Oliver Marson – Cocaine Romance: Does Post Punk Have a New Prodigal Son?

With his upcoming release of “Cocaine Romance” up and coming London-based artist Oliver Marson has reinvented Post Punk Goth Rock with a new Synth Pop twist. While many people saw Palewaves as the perfect crossover of Goth and Pop, their tracks were as dark as daylight compared to Cocaine Romance.

Any fans of the Editors, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, and Siouxsie and the Banshees are definitely going to appreciate the romantically macabre single Cocaine Romance which is fuelled with archaic allure.

Perceptibly, it took an alchemic amount of aural command to make Cocaine Romance a moody danceable track whilst synergistically being a stylistic hit. The amount of gothic euphoria which spills from Cocaine Romance makes it a highly playlist-worthy single. With shiver-inducingly mesmeric vocals, elements of spacy synthy futurism, and the impact of the slightly salacious lyricism, Cocaine Romance will leave plenty of people’s dispositions altered.

Stay up to date with news on the release by following Oliver Marson via Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alexander Mills – Get Out of Your Head: Vibrantly Poignant, Infectiously Catchy Alt Acoustic Pop

Whatever kind of day you’ve had, I can guarantee it will be improved by hitting play on Alt Acoustic artist Alexander Mills’ latest single “Get Out of Your Head”.

The single was released in June 2019 as an antidote to the archetypal Acoustic Pop singles which you will find on every corner of the internet. Right from the intro, a shockwave of vibrant tonality hits and invites you to the melodic mix which runs through with a slight Indie vibe, yet the polished production on the single makes Get Out of Your Head a radio-ready hit.

We all spend a little too long naval gazing; Alexander Mills’ single is a poignant reminder that life is infinitely easier if we don’t spend it second-guessing our every single move then tormenting ourselves for being human.

You can check out Alexander Mills’ magnetically captivating single Get Out of Your Head for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Savesomeone Releases Their Exposing Self-Titled Trap EP as an Offering of Aural Salvation

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Savesomeone is a very telling artist name to go by, while many artists try to be overly clever with the concepts to their music – or even worse make it all about their self-aggrandization; this up and coming artist has a much better idea behind his sound. People have always needed music to survive, so with his latest self-titled EP, the Pittsburgh US-based artist created five soulfully resonant singles which will bring emotion to the forefront as you listen to the Lo-Fi Indie tracks unfold.

Even though Savesomeone gets pretty inventive with the vocal effects, they never strip the humanity away from their performance. There’s also plenty of authentic expression to be found in the sporadic switch-ups in the experimental soundscapes, instead of giving you archetypal Trap structures, the sweet and exposing tracks treat you to plenty of ingenuity instead.

You can also head over to their SoundCloud; you can check out the previous hauntingly resonant Trap mixes from the up and coming artist.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sarah Sunday – Mental Zoo: an anthemically euphoric exploration of insanity

Exploring themes of insanity has been happening for a fair few decades in the more alternative genres, yet when it comes to Pop, the artists have been a little more reluctant to admit that no one is the perfect picture of sanity.

Sarah Sunday is the perceptibly fearless artist who has brought mental health into the narrative of the Pop scene with her latest single Mental Zoo. Yet, despite the sentiment behind the track, Mental Zoo retains the same anthemically euphoric edge of your more conservative EDM Pop hits. Sarah verses the lyrics with an innocently playful vocal approach which gives the track an incredibly distinctive edge while doing nothing to compromise the accessibility of the single.

You can check out the official video to Sarah Sunday’s latest single Mental Zoo for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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E. L. Davis offers pure melodic resonance with their latest EP “Brave Songs”

Musicians come in all different manners and forms, but every now and again, you’ll hit play on a track from an artist and it’s immediately perceptible that they were born to put their resonant messages against a melody and verse them to the world. And that’s exactly what happened when I had the pleasure of discovering E. L. Davis’ new EP “Brave Songs”. Whilst each of the singles was as uniquely captivating as the last, the perfect introduction to E. L. Davis’ sound is undoubtedly “Next Life”.

Next Life is an effortlessly melodic, instantly captivating single which will definitely be of interest to any fans of U2, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, and Sting. The American born, Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter, doesn’t compromise the accessibility of his sound with overcomplicating his tracks, Next Life is stripped bare; just as his soul is exposed in the lyrics.

You can check out E. L. Davis’ single Next Life along with the rest of the Brave Songs EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SEAFAWN – SAFE & SOUND: A Viscerally Momentous Act of Genre Defiance

“SAFE & SOUND” was the first track to be released by up and coming Alt Pop EDM artist SEAFAWN – and the single is just as enamouring as the artist’s chosen title.

Straight from the prelude, you hear SEAFAWN smash the genre boundaries and limitations as the artist plays with viscerally momentous electronic build ups while using a melancholic vocal tone which will keep you hooked into the lyrical narrative.

The lyrics in SAFE & SOUND stretch far beyond what you’d expect from what could loosely be described as a Pop hit, prepare for plenty of hits of metaphysical poetry. And considering the level of distinction in SEAFAWN’s honest and vulnerable vocals, we have every faith that SEAFAWN will be an artist to watch in 2019.

You can check out SEAFAWN’s single SAFE & SOUND for yourselves now by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Video Dead – Empty Love: Who Said Existential Romance Was Dead?

“Empty Love” is the atmospherically captivating single from Wisconsin based Post-Punk artist Video Dead. Expect the same mesmeric rhythms as you heard from Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Echo and the Bunny Men. But Empty Love is much more than assimilation of a pioneering sound. Their unique approach to truly caustic lyricism sets Video Dead apart with absolute distinction.

Lines such “What a fucking mess you’ve made of me” read so simply, yet the power behind such raw, human, organic emotion definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. Along with the Post-Punk elements you’ll also be able to appreciate the gothic sensibility of the Alt-Rock soundscape through the indulgently morose vocals. In short, Empty Love contains all of the necessary elements to become any self-respecting existentialist’s playlist essential.

You can stream and download Video Dead’s latest single Empty Love for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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XANDE proves romanticism doesn’t need to be over romanticised with latest single “We Free”

With very little regard to how his sound could be accurately defined, up and coming artist XANDE released his debut EP “It Is What It Is”.

Through infusing elements of R&B, Hip Hop, Pop & Indie XANDE was able to orchestrate a pioneering soundscape which will leave you hooked from the first verse as you listen to the unpredictable, yet perpetually pleasing single unfold.

While the track keeps a mellifluous feel throughout, there’s plenty of resounding powerful energy found in the Trap beats colliding with the more alternative elements in We Free such as the atmospheric jangly guitar progressions.

With We Free, XANDE proves that romanticism doesn’t need to be over romanticised with lyrics such as “tease me, love me, fuck me, and leave me”. With lyrics so raw, honest, and relatable, the sexual magnetism of the soundscape naturally follows.

You can check out We Free along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dies Nox offers transfixing aural conflict with latest single “Different Ways”

“Different Ways” is a transfixing genre-mashing offering of deep and meaningful introspection put against a simple yet striking melody.

With their latest single, Dies Nox creates an understated, yet still intricately ingenious soundscape which is made even more emotive through the addition of vocals from female artist mess. While there is no shortage of melancholic music, the way in which the entire single resonated with apathy enabled Different Ways to draw you in through the distinction.

The contrast in the tonality between the light and gentle piano melodies alongside the darker more reverberant notes allowed you to sink into a deep sense of conflict.

Around the layers of Indie, a downtempo trap beat rings, with each soft smack of the drum pad an affirmation to how deeply you’ve immersed yourself in the single.

All things considered, Dies Nox is an artist well worth putting on your radar.

You can check Dies Nox’s latest single Different Ways for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Eames High – Some Kind of Sick: Indulgently Euphonic Slowcore Indie Melodies

If you’re a fan of slowcore Indie bands such as Low, Codeine, and Red House Painters, prepare to unravel the mesmerism found within Eames High latest single “Some Kind of Sick”. Even around the concordance of the soundscape, you’re treated to the piercing melancholy from which the track was mused.

The tonal synergy between the light instrumental arrangement which has been soaked in soft reverb and the vocals can only be accurately described as perfection. If you’re doubting that aural perfection exists, feel free to challenge me after you’ve delved into the depths of the lyricism and the arrestive allure of the solid melodies.

With Nicolas Essig (Kings of Leon, Lana Del Ray, Daft Punk) mastering Some Kind of Sick, the single was never going to be in any real danger of falling flat. Eames High has orchestrated an indulgently euphonic hit for his debut single, naturally, we’re already in eager anticipation for the next installation of hypnotism.

You can check out Some Kind of Sick by Eames High for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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