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Alt Rock Artist Marty Boff makes their debut with the album “Ballad of the Ninja Cowboy Vol 1”

Nick Cave fans are going to want to prick up their ears for the debut release from Alt Rock artist Marty Boff. Their first album “Ballad of the Ninja Cowboy Vol 1” aptly dropped on October 31st.

It’s probably no coincidence that it was released on Halloween given the ominously dark Tarantino-esque tonality of the album. It’s smoky, it’s gritty, and each track will submerge you in the swampy rhythms which are tinged subtle elements of Surf Rock, Indie, Post Punk and Alt Americana.

If you’re tired of the prolific humourlessness on the airwaves, the album will undoubtedly prove to be an aural treat worth savouring. The album is just one piece of the episodic puzzle titled “Skateboarding Rock Star Ninja Cowboy” which is currently in the works.

Loosen that stiff upper lip and enjoy the talent, wit, and imagination of Marty Boff which pulls together to offer the perfect soundtrack for escapism.

You can check out Marty Boff’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


W.B. and The Geezers offers aural escapism with their Americana Country single “Dixie”

Americana Country Blues may not be commonly found in the top 40 in the UK. But Florida-based duo W.B. and The Geezers and their endearing aural escapism prove that the airwaves would be a lot sweeter if it contained more old school Rock n’ Roll riffs.

One of their recently released singles “Dixie” provides a sure enough serving of Bluesy archaic riffs, along with plenty of imagery which spills from the lyrics. W.B. and The Geezers set out to create beer-drinking music, and they definitely succeeded.

They may not mix up the Country Americana Honky Tonk sound all too much, but there’s absolutely no reason to. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. The naturally euphoric rhythms found in Country will always be an essential sound and Dixie is about as quintessential as it gets.

You can check out W.B. and The Geezers’ single Dixie for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Gibney Jeys Dobson & Mann – Henley’s After Party: Indulgently Smooth Blues Rock

After hearing the standout single “Henley’s After Party” from up and coming Rock artist Gibney Jeys Dobson & Mann’s debut album “Hint of Lemon”, I’m fairly certain that I won’t hear a more accordantly cathartic Rock single this year.

The single shares reminiscences with the more melodious offerings from artists such as Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys. But Gibney Jeys Dobson & Mann weaved in plenty of tonally rich jazzy-warmth into the soundscape while simultaneously offering arrestive technical Blues guitar riffs which leave you with no degree of uncertainty over the talent contained by the irrefutably gifted musicians.

You can check out Henley’s After Party along with the rest of Gibney Jeys Dobson & Mann’s latest album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Katie Blount releases their latest feat of captivating Folk with “The American Song”

With captivatingly sincere vocals, intricately rhythmic guitar progressions, and perspective-shifting lyrics, Folk singer-songwriter Katie Blount definitely didn’t fail to grab our attention with her latest single “The American Song”.

If you hold the impression that acoustic folk has had its time, prepare to embrace the visceral contemporary connection which The American Song deftly offers. The American Song carries plenty of accessibility and familiarity through the roots-deep resonance and reminiscences to the soundscapes of Cash, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But at the same time, Katie Blount’s vocals hold such a striking mirror up to 21st century America, you can’t help but take a look – don’t be surprised if you find yourself within the melancholic introspective.

The choppy guitar rhythms relentlessly exude dynamic energy which sits in contrast to Katie Blount’s poised vocals which simultaneously offer truthful vulnerability and unflinching empowerment.

You can check out the official music video to Katie Blount’s latest single The American Song for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Joe Richmond – Uber Can’t Find the Farm: Authentic Country Blues Straight from the Farm… Literally.

Joe Richmond’s latest single “Uber Can’t Find the Farm” reminds you of the very reason music exists.

Music should always be an olive branch of similarity to grasp with lyrics serving the purpose of reminding you that no matter how different we are, there’s commonality found between all of us. For their latest single, Joe Richmond has used his talent to allude to the frustrations of Uber mishaps. The Country single is so pure in its essence, you can’t help but be endeared by the stripped back to basics acoustic guitar and Bluesy Americana vocals.

The authentic Country Blues track was recorded at the very farm featured in the verses of Uber Can’t Find the Farm. While many producers may reel at the thought, it was overwhelmingly cathartic to hear the rustle of the trees add to the atmosphere as the track progressed.

You can check out the authentically Country recording of Uber Can’t Find the Farm for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Leather Apron Revival – One of These Days: Rhythmically Gritty Blues

Leather Apron Revival may hail from a small town, but their music is anything but a reflection of their satellite geographical location. The up and coming artist has recently released their debut self-titled EP, while each of the tracks has plenty of rhythmic Blues grit to offer, the best introduction to their sonic sound is the standout single “One of These Days”.

With hints of The Black Keys, the Raconteurs, and Chris Cornell snaking through the rhythms of One of These Days, it’s impossible not to surrender to the authenticity of the soundscape which throws you back to a time when Rock still came with blistering riffs, and vocals were more than a little bit sexy.

The wails of the organ are also extremely efficacious when it comes to amplifying the hypnotic Jim Jones effect of One of These Days, which is by no exaggeration one of the strongest tracks I’ve heard from a breaking artist this year.

You can check out One of These Days along with the rest of the debut EP from Leather Apron Revival by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ted Horrell & the Monday Night Card Release Their Latest Single “Chapter and Verse”

“Chapter and Verse” is the artfully captivating latest single from up and coming Memphis artist Ted Horrell & the Monday Night Card. But instead of running with the same old tried and tested rhythms, the artist subverts expectations entirely.

Throwing elements of New Wave and Post Punk into the prelude never set the expectation for an offering of an Americana Blues track with reminiscences to Nash and Young, the Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield. But that’s exactly what ensued with Chapter and Verse.  The keys brought the Post Punk atmospherics while the guitars carved out punchy and vibrant melodies which seamlessly progressed along with the powerful harmonies in Chapter and Verse.

Ted Horrell & the Monday Night Card are an aural breath of fresh air and their latest single definitely deserves 3 minutes of your time.

You can check out Chapter and Verse by Ted Horrell & the Monday Night Card for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Gypsy Lane – Misbehave: Riff-Carved Country Rhythm

Country music fans aren’t all too prolific in the UK. Sure, we’ll spin a Fleetwood Mac record or two, but rather criminally aural gems such as the standout single from Gypsy Lane “Misbehave” don’t get the airplay they deserve.

Which is fairly ludicrous if you think about it. Soundscapes which contain that amount of intensity, soul and riff-carved rhythm deserve domination on the airwaves. And Misbehave should be up there with the best of them, Gypsy Lane has made the Americana Country Folk more accessible than ever before with their polished concordant style which still allows you to feel the raw power of the artistic expression.

Gypsy Lane is an up and coming artist which is well worth putting on your radar.

You can check out Gypsy Lane’s live-recorded self-titled EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Underwater Robots – Wasted Tuesday: A Captivating Alt Revival of Americana Blues

“Wasted Tuesday” is just one of the captivating singles found on Underwater Robots’ 2019 album “Like Frank Sinatra”. While the soundscape doesn’t share all too many reminiscences with Frank Sinatra, it is a stylistic serving of Alt Americana Indie from the up and coming Philadelphia based artist.

Underwater Robots have a tangibly distinctive approach to Country Rock, which mainly comes from their inclination to mix up the usual guitar rhythms with irresistible Indie licks which amplify the evocative energy spilled into the mix from the harmonic vocals.

With Wasted Tuesday, you’ll be able to expect soul-piercing riffs, pensively magnetic whisky soaked vocals, and lyrics which aren’t shy about leaving you sobered by this wistfully enchanting track.

You can stream and download Wasted Tuesday along with the rest of the latest album from Underwater Robots for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


The Westernauts took Western Rock a Sonic New Plateau with their Standout Single “Gunfighter”

Hitting play on any track from The Westernauts is like stepping into a TARDIS and being ricocheted back in time. Well, it would be if the Austin Texas based artist left the synths out of their archaically inviting Rock sound – but let’s face it, the aural cocktail of futuristic elements with roots of the past is always going to be slightly intoxicating.

Their debut 2019 album “Enigmatic Future” features 10 sonorously striking singles, but Gunfighter serves as the perfect introduction to the style of The Westernauts. The single possesses the same galloping rhythms as you would expect from the Western Rock sound. While that would ordinarily be enough to lead you through a track archetypal to this genre, you’re also treated to lush sonic waves of synth. Someone might want to tell the Arctic Monkeys that this is how you fuse electronica into Rock.

You can check out Gunfighter along with the rest of the latest album from The Westernauts for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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