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Michael Tyree – All the Time: Timelessly Captivating Folk Rock

Up and coming artist Michael Tyree has recently released their latest orchestration of Bluesy Folk-Rock “All the Time”. And it is exactly the kind of track which is handy to have on your playlists as an aural pick me up.

Michael Tyree’s melodically arrestive approach to Rock is timeless. While the single comes with lashings of nostalgia, his style is nuanced enough to make the vibrant rhythms as potent as they were the first time they stung you.

Yet, I’m fairly certain that a soundscape quite like All the Time has ever been created before. Along with filthy Heavy Rock riffs, you’ll also be ingesting uplifting elements of Folk which aren’t all too dissimilar to what you can expect from the Levellers. The vocals also see plenty of progression in the track from gentle harmonized versing to high-octane Rock vocals. There’s little room to wonder why All the Time feels like such an emotional rollercoaster.

So, if you could imagine a combination of the sounds of the Levellers, Bob Dylan, and Springsteen, you’d get a fairly good idea of what Michael Tyree has to offer with their latest single.

You can check All the Time out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Heather Meuleman featuring The Pan Handles – To the Sea

For her debut album “Ditch the Map” Country singer-songwriter Heather Meuleman teamed up with the Pan Handles to bring roots-deep blues-soaked Country Folk which offers accessible archaic tones.

The standout single “To the Sea” starts off with sombrely arrestive prelude before progressing into a restoratively rhythmic offering of swampy Blues complete with striking finger-picked guitar notes.

Heather Meuleman didn’t set out to revolutionise the rhythms and introspective-deep style of Country with To the Sea, instead, she revived the genre with her uniquely nuanced vocals which don’t fail to bring plenty of resonant emotion to the soundscape.

You can check out To the Sea along with the rest of Heather Meuleman featuring The Pan Handles’ album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sik Mule – Smile at the Devil: Sultry and Slick Hard Rock

Every so often an Alt Rock artist emerges who makes the painful endeavour of trudging through the assimilative array of unimaginative music worth it. After listening to Sik Mule’s single “Smile at the Devil” we can confirm that they’re one of the rare authentically alluring powerhouses bringing hard-hitting rock into a brand-new era.

There’s still the sultry slick rhythm in the guitars and restraint-less swagger in the vocals. But there are also plenty of other aural treats thrown into Smile at the Devil such as tension building minimalistic blues riffs soaring around slightly ominous vocals and occultist lyrics.

The Houston, Texas-based artist is perceptibly one to watch. There may be plenty of bands which play with spooky themes, but none of them quite do it in the same irresistibly bluesy manner as Sik Mule

You can check out Smile at the Devil along with the rest of the tracks from Sik Mule’s EP “Skeleton Man” by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Campbell Station – Pray for Rain: Cinematically Soulful Semi-Orchestral Country Pop

Campbell Station’s latest single “Pray for Rain” was cinematic enough to feature in the original motion picture soundtrack for “Five Women in the End”. It is also cinematic enough to make the perfect addition to your playlists if you’re always on the lookout for deeply evocative semi-orchestral Country ballads.

While Pray for Rain may be as quintessential as Pop Country ballads get, there’s also striking modernity to Campbell Station’s sound which suggests they are a powerhouse well worth putting on your radar.

The vocals didn’t just hit the dynamic notes in an aurally pleasing manner, they poured potent amounts of soul into the succinctly concordant mix which exuded plenty of emotion itself through the lamentable pulls of the violin strings and the relentlessly pensive finger-picked guitar notes.

You can check out Campbell Station’s single Pray for Rain for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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 Claire Beverly – Trainwreck: Americana Country-Rooted Rock Pop

Within Claire Beverly’s standout single “Trainwreck” Pop, Country, and Hard Rock combine with a brand-new magnetism. The filthy guitar progressions create the perfect contrasting platform for Claire Beverly’s ethereal vocals to pour harmony from and the lyrics make it all too easy to find the soul in the soundscape.

With Slash-style atmospheric guitar riffs and Claire Beverly’s nuanced Rock Pop vocals which find a rare balance of poise and power, Trainwreck is an unforgettable hit.

Ultimately, Trainwreck a sign of aural evolution. It’s not all too often you get to hear Country-style rhythms played with the veracity of High-Octane Rock on electric guitar, but Claire Beverly executed Trainwreck with deft execution. If Taylor Swift was as alternative as she thinks she is, her music would offer the same raucous tone as you will find in this gem of a single.

You can check out Claire Beverly’s single Trainwreck for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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