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Contemporary Hard Rock


Pandoras shadow – Solo: Powerfully Pioneering Rock

After garnering plenty of acclaim with their previous releases, Hereford, UK-based artist Pandoras shadow has dropped yet another striking Alt Rock single with “Solo”. If BBC Introducing pays attention to an up and coming rock act, that’s an irrefutable affirmation that they’re worth pricking up your ears for.

In the epically lengthed single Solo, the arrestive vocals rest against the sludgy heavily-distorted guitars in the verses which lead up to all-consuming choruses where you’ll get to hear the true power of Kelly G’s dynamically soaring vocals.

The vocals may make your soul feel a little sore, but the experimental instrumental virtuosity will leave you in awe as you listen to the progressive single unfold. Pandoras shadow has covered the full raucous tonal palette with Solo, they may not move too far away from the traditional rock sound, but you’ll find plenty in Solo which you’d be hard-pressed to find from any other artist.

If you’re not already excited about this band, now is the time.

You can check out Pandoras shadow’s latest single Solo for yourselves via Bandcamp.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast


Little Us – Something Real: Pioneeringly Innovative Alt Hard Rock

Up and coming Connecticut Hard Rock artist Little Us has recently released their latest melodically captivating single “Something Real”. If you ever wondered what nuanced Hard Rock blended with atmospherically chilling synths sounds like, listening to Something Real is probably the best way to get a taste of that unique alchemy.

While the good majority of Rock bands make the mistake of trying to make the biggest or loudest sound, Little Us constantly switch up the melodies in Something Real, making each new progression as arrestive as the last. Throughout Something Real you’ll still be treated to thunderous drum rolls and searing technical guitar riffs, but there’s also plenty of cutting laid-back increments to make sure your rhythmic pulses are well and truly at the mercy of the soundscape.

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Something Real is the most innovative Hard Rock single I’ve heard this year. There, I said it. Given the pioneering intricacy of Something Real, it’s far from hyperbole.

You can check out the official video to Little Us’ latest single Something Real by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast