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Jetlag Girl- The Secret Recipe: Indie-Pop at it’s finest

Indie, Rock and Pop combine together to create the newest single ‘’The Secret Recipe’’ by band Jetlag Girl. A perfectly eerie and strange track that completely shows the listeners just how good Indie-Pop can sound.

A track where the instrumentation can tend to overpower the vocal aspects, but one that just gives it that right amount of edginess and that’s exactly what this band have. The overall sound and style of this track is mesmerising, the rhythm becomes fairly distorted in places and it gives off this chilling feeling, but the crazier and more weird it begins to sound the more you get hooked on it.

The vocals are pretty amazing, their pretty plain and simple but that’s what completely makes The Secret Recipe a hit in itself, it’s great to hear vocals where it simply just sounds superb, there doesn’t have to be any major changes in sound or affects, it just comes out as it is and that’s what makes this track stand out as that’s something you don’t tend to hear a lot anymore.

Jetlag Girl are an absolute must to check out, their mysterious sound and style is one not to miss, can’t wait to see what they get up to next!

Head on over to SoundCloud to check out Jetlag Girl The Secret Recipe for yourselves now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Crow Quilled Confessions Release Fascinating Track ‘A Human Being on the Planet Earth’

I recently attended a De La Sol set at a festival in Queens. I enjoyed an interlude in which a voice from the trio said that sometimes you just need to let the beat play. It’s always nice to hear how artists feel about the things they make and how they make them. It’s also nice to see how artists whose styles vary greatly can agree on certain sentiments. Such is the case with Crow Quilled Confessions. Their track A Human Being on the Planet Earth perfectly demonstrates a group who know how to let the beat play when it needs to.

For the first half of the song, there are several elements introduced that seem to orbit around the catchy, strongly-mixed beat. You might miss some details along the way if you aren’t careful, but one thing is for certain, you will feel that beat. It doesn’t seem like a drum part that needs much elaboration. It may not have much to say. This doesn’t stop Crow Quilled Confessions from letting it lead the charge into the second half, which quickly but organically reinvents its status quo with fuzzy guitars and a bass that triumphantly makes its presence known.

From here, the track becomes a ride. Suddenly the beat has taken a backseat for the exploration of all the other themes that had previously been allowing it to lead. For such a dramatic change in priority to occur while holding onto the mood and tone of the song is a major challenge. Even as the song fades out in its last 30 seconds, you can’t help but feel the beat play on in your mind. This is a song that leaves the speakers and really does affect your mind for moments at a time. It’s not overly complicated, but it’s certainly a fascinating track.

-Paul Weyer