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Seattle Pop Punk Artist The Ultramizers Release their Latest Single “Hey Walk Away”

Contrary to popular belief, good Pop Punk can still be created in this decade. If you need a little convincing, The Ultramizers have cooked up an indulgent anthemic hit with their latest single “Hey Walk Away”.

“Hey Walk Away” was released on August 8th and allows listeners to revel in Alt Rock nostalgia whilst sharing in the excitement of one of the most promising up and coming artists in Seattle right now.

If you’re a massive fan of Sum 41, The Offspring, and Green Day, and Rancid, it’s safe to say that you’re definitely going to be excited in what The Ultramizers have to offer with their latest single. Rather than assimilating the aforementioned artists, The Ultramizers utilised the same energy in a perceptibly more poised soundscape created by instrumentalists who definitely know their way around their instruments.

You can check out Hey Walk Away for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Oxnylia – Break The Spell

Oxnylia released her last single ‘Break the spell’ as part of her 2019 debut album ‘Sovereignty’, delivered back in March.

‘Break the spell’ configures itself as a spiritual experience rather than just a simple song, achieving a higher level of pure and magical vocal melodies and harmonies that express a profound degree of dreamful spirituality, culminating in transcendent, but direct, lyrics: “Don’t let them contain you / Break the spell / Don’t let them enslave you / Break the spell”. Break the spell as a metaphor of freedom, self-determination – a mind trip to the liberation of all restraints.

Drawing similarities from artists such as Bjork, subjective interpretation is key with Oxnylia, and an effort to check out more of her music.

Review By Jim Esposito

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Gavin Wentzel Makes Their Wavy Alt-Rock Hip Hop Debut with Standout Single “Summer Shade”

Up and coming Alt Hip Hop artist Gavin Wentzel has recently released their debut album “Arctic Experiment”, while each of the 8 tracks on the 2019 release was inventively charming in their own way, there’s no better introduction to Gavin Wentzel’s wavily mesmeric style than “Summer Shade”.

Summer Shade comes with a potent amount of catharsis which can easily be found in the eccentrically expressive soundscape which isn’t shy about serving you a fair amount of funk and bluesy alchemy as the electronic effect seamlessly meets distorted guitars.

Usually, tracks over 7 minutes long are more than a little bit daunting to delve into, but with Summer Shades, you embark on an epically progressive aural journey, where you completely forget to anticipate the end. From the prelude, you’d never have guessed that Summer Shade would conclude with fuzzy, deftly played reverberated guitars, but the unpredictability is just one of the things which will ensure you go back to Summer Shade and offer repeat attention.

You can check out Gavin Wentzel’s single Summer Shades for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hannah Smart – Cry All You Want: Artfully Eccentric Pop

“Cry All You Want” is the latest single from 22-year-old Boston-based up and coming artist Hannah Smart. The classically trained musician certainly wasn’t shy when it came to pouring plenty of artfully eccentric expression into her soundscape with this release.

Instead of attempting to fit in with the archetypally polished contemporary Pop style, she has used the distinction in her voice and soulfully folkish soundscape to set herself leagues apart from other up and coming artists.

While Cry All You Want may not be a track which is swimming in commercial potential, it exudes something much more visceral. The meaning behind the lyrics is amplified with the raw and unaltered versing, making it all too easy to make a real human connection with this track.

You can check out Hannah Smart’s single Cry All You Want by heading over to Spotify now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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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