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Campbell Station – In Between: Timelessly Stunning Americana

The timeless tones in the standout single “In Between” from Campbell Station’s 2020 EP “West” leave you instantly transfixed. But that’s nothing compared to the effect which the stunning Country Pop vocals will have on you.

In Between does what every great Country track should, it tears you away from reality and fills your mind with escapism-aiding imagery which allows you to truly lose yourself in the soundscape. By tackling the subject of never truly feeling comfortable anywhere, there’s plenty of resonance to pull out of In Between. Especially for anyone homesick for a home they’ve never had.

You can check out Campbell Station’s single In Between along with the rest of their stunning EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Emily Lockett gives Country Pop Rock a stunning modernist twist with “Front Porch”

Emily Lockett

Throw your preconceptions out of the window before you hit play on Emily Lockett’s upcoming Country single “Front Porch”.

With a stunning modernist twist, Emily Lockett has allowed the genre to make a seismic shift in contemporary resonance. The electric guitars grace the soundscape with angularly absorbing licks to ensure that even though Front Porch is roots-deep in Old School Country Blues attitude, it drips with commercial potential.

The UK-based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist is currently studying at one of the finest institutions in the UK, I’m of course referring to BIMM Manchester. She’s already had plenty of success with her former releases after making her debut in December 2016. I can’t help but feel excited about what’s to come from the trailblazingly distinctive artist. Get her on your radar.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Front Porch, in the meantime, you can head on over to the artist’s official website and check out their former releases.

Keep up to date with news of the forthcoming release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Garrett Clark Bell – Rolling On: Alt Folk for the Outliers

On the heels of a successful debut single, Alabama-born artist and ex-vet Garrett Clark Bell has released their mellifluously hypnotic sophomore single “Rolling On”.

Any fans of War on Drugs and American Football will no doubt appreciate his modernistic take on Country which comes with a blissfully winding infusion of Alt Folk. If you pull your attention away from the consciousness-consuming accordance of the inventively effect-laden instrumentals, anyone who finds resonance in Bob Dylan’s lyrics will find plenty of relatable sentiments in Rolling On. It speaks to the outliers of society, the ones that navigate through the alienation looking for direction. It’s a powerful affirmation of the fact that even if you feel alone, you’re not alone in that feeling.

You can check out Rolling On for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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‘Hurricane Bride’ from Lyn Avenue is a story of a wedding that was like no other

Lyn Avenue gets us dancing with their brand new story here with their country song called ‘Hurricane Bride‘.

Imagine having your wedding on a hurricane-filled day? This is the starting point from this quality duo from Savannah, Georgia. The stupendous vocal ability is for all to see from Cc and the guitar output from Patrick morphs this act into a high level.

I love the story of a wedding that turned into something movie-like. You are about to get married and then a hurricane hits. What is left to do? Drinking moonshine and dancing the night way for one. The country-fused indie style is a pleasure to listen to and I find myself getting lost in the music.

Hurricane Bride‘ from Lyn Avenue is an abundance of joy from a sad situation. This is the best way to deal with any issues. Take the positive spin from the tracks and spin them to your way.

Stream here on YouTube.

Find out more here on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Vibrant Country singer Kendall Phillips rocks on ”Backyard Getaway”

Kendall Phillips is a young Country singer-songwriter from Zionsville in Indiana. She impresses mightily on ”Backyard Getaway” which is her latest single.

Kendall is a former American Idol contestant and was a National finalist on the NBC hit show, Country Showdown. She has performed across the US and has opened for touring acts – Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, Steel Magnolia, Tracy Lawrence and Jerrod Neimann.

You can tell that this is an artist on the rise and she is going to be a massive star. With a gorgeous voice and real lyrics, ”Backyard Getaway” is a fantastic song for 2020.

Backyard Getaway” is all about getting that release and having a good time right at home. She likes to have fun with friends and have a good break from the music world sometimes. This is a happy artist who likes to make her listeners happy and she achieves this goal on this new song. This is modern Country music that is great to listen to and puts a smile on my face.

Stream this new song right here on Soundcloud.

Find out more about this exciting musician on her Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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DMK Music cheer us up with happy summer country song ”Get Your Flip Flops On”

DMK Music is an American country-pop band that sing cheerful music to make us smile. The band is a newly formed collaboration of independent singer-songwriters, band members and producers from many different genres and diverse backgrounds who are behind the music.

They are back with their new single called ”Get Your Flip Flops On”. This is a perfect summer song to get your day going and make you think of the beach. The band flip flop us to the ocean and remind us that life should be so happy. Not full of stress at all the time.

DMK Music bring us a summer song for the ages here and the country-pop is sweetly created to only push out positive vibes. The theme here is to grab that person you and love, get in the car and head towards the beach. If only life was so simple in 2020’s carnage of a year.

Head through to Soundcloud for the song.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Grant Maloy Smith has shared their all too relatable Alt Country Folk single “Waiting for the Good Old Days Again” with the airwaves

We may not have heard any lockdown songs from Cat Stevens, but US artist Grant Maloy Smith has achieved the very same evocative effect as Wild World with his latest single “Waiting for the Good Old Days Again”.

The Alt Country Folk single shares the all too relatable emotion which has transpired from being left in stasis with the days bleeding into one another because there is nothing to set them apart. The soundscape certainly isn’t without its melancholy, but the stunning semi-orchestral instrumental arrangement makes it hard to slip into a morose state as your listening to the ethereal pull of the strings.

It really comes as no surprise that Grant Maloy Smith entered the Billboard charts with their previous releases. There is an incredibly nuanced and matured air to their latest single which can only come from an artist who has dedicated their life to their art.

You can check out the official music video for Waiting for the Good Old Days Again via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Justin Thomas has released their compassion-invoking Americana Country single “Just Let Me Breathe”

Justin Thomas’ latest Americana Country single “Just Let Me Breathe” is a metaphorical masterpiece. After a three-year stint in releases, the American artist found inspiration in injustice. The incident of George Floyd’s death was used to illustrate the suffocating impact of systematic racial oppression.

Naturally, Just Let Me Breathe had a compassion-invoking resounding effect. Yes, the slightly psychedelically infused, angular guitar licks were absorbing and awe-inspiring. Yet, Justin Thomas’ compelling vocal style along with their ability to guide you into a contemplative empathetic state is why you’ll never forget Just Let Me Breathe.

We hope to hear plenty more from Justin Thomas in 2020 and beyond. Tracks such as Just Let Me Breathe are worth their weight in aural gold.

Just Let Me Breathe is available to stream via Soundcloud.

For more info head over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paradise Motel have made their roots-deep country rock debut with the album “Black Dove”

Country artist Paradise Motel has recently made their debut with their 2020 album Black Dove. If you like your Country Rock roots-deep, prepare to be enamoured by the timelessly rhythmic tones offered by the Canadian up and coming artist.

The standout single If You Ever Leave Me should be an instant hit for any fans of the Stray Cats, Eddie Cochran and Matchbox. Feats of unadulterated sincere romanticism which may not be prolific on the airwaves today, but Paradise Motel has found a way to bring nostalgic ardour into the 21st century. We’re certain that we’re not the only ones which will be bowled over by the debut. The up and coming artist is undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out If You Ever Leave Me along with the rest of Paradise Motel’s album Black Dove via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Perth’s Alt Country star Siobhan Cotchin fires through the flames with ‘’Do You Know What I Mean’’

I just can’t seem to get outta my head. The classic over-thinking feeling, that moment when you are so uninspired and feel numb inside. It’s a tough feeling and one that Siobhan is feeling on this track.

Australia’s ‘Siobhan Cotchin’- a fast rising talent on the scene- latest song feels so present for today’s times. That is exactly how most of the world is feeling and yes, we do know what you mean. Your books are collecting shelves and we should be reading too. Instead, most of us are glued to the news, waiting for positive news. 

Blending intensity with a melodic, moving sound, her heart-hitting writing has already resulted in many accolades. Nominated for the West Australian Music Association’s Song of the Year; Winner of Fairbridge & Nannup Music Festival – Emerging Artist Award, and song of the year with local youth radio station ‘Pirate FM’. 

Siobhan is so relatable with this song and the rest of her releases. She sings with such passion, realness and you can hear that she is totally authentic. I hope she tours the UK soon so I can witness this incredible talent live. I have no doubt that she will be touring the world when all this madness ends. Until then, I imagine Siobhan to be creating some beautiful music.

Some artists just have that special soul & Siobhan is one of them. Turn her up loud and forget about your worries, even for a short time. This young Australian artist is going places, are you ready to join her journey?

You know you wanna click on all of this talented singer’s music.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen