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Rose Haze – Edge of Something: A Modern Artistic Take on 90s Indie Shoegaze

Fans of My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive definitely won’t want to miss out on the latest release from Indie artist Rose Haze. “Edge of Something” evokes 90s nostalgia whilst simultaneously giving you that all too rare sense of aural euphoria which can only come from hitting play on a brand-new artist offering pioneering vision, and deft artistic execution through their sound.

There may be more nuances of Pop than you would find in a 90s Shoegaze hit with the clear vocal diction which sits neatly above the instrumentals. Yet, you’ll be able to expect the same sludgy mesmerism from the guitars which still resonate as cuttingly angular despite the layers of Reverb.

Edge of Something is so much more than your ordinary revival track, and Rose Haze’s arrestive approach to production is definitely anything other than assimilative. The up and coming artist achieved a moody yet ethereal track with Edge of Something, and it’s not all too often that we can say that.

You can check out the latest single from Rose Haze for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fern has dropped Fast Forever

Fern has dropped their latest single ‘For Forever’ this combination of Soft Rock intertwine to create this compelling and unique piece.

Starting off with that low and slow-paced instrumental that light riff on the guitar and the tap on the bass drum, having that Rock essence flow through the instrumentation but keeping it mellow throughout. It’s more on the quiet side, embracing the smooth style that Fern has to offer.

The vocal ranges are insane, the way his voice adapts perfectly to the rhythm that collides in the background is what makes this song stand out. Having that same slow pace as he sings and keeping everything at a certain volume, which makes you hear the gravelly tone in the vocals.

Every element that has been added into this piece, is what makes Fern so unique. He adds his own twist onto the ever-growing sound of music and really modernises it in an incredible way.

Be sure to listen to this one by Fern, you won’t regret it. We can’t wait to see what he does next!

Listen to Fern, For Forever by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Moises drops newest track terrible mood: A modern twist on Synth Pop

Artist Moises has dropped their latest single ‘terrible mood’ giving you a modern take on Synth Pop and Indie.

A very minimum amount of vocals through this piece, mainly based on the variety of sounds to create that upbeat flow and high energy throughout. Using that synthesizer to give it that more fast-paced techno rhythm, as the riff on the guitar begins to creep up and then escape into the background.

When the vocals do begin to approach, they’re very much synthesized giving it that more eerie techno approach as they drift in and out of the instrumentation, keeping the volume to a low, but making sure that they still stand out.

This one combines a wide range of genres, using the style of Synth-Pop to its advantage to create something spectacular. Be sure to check this one out.

You can listen to Moise’s terrible mood by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Kurudj – Lose My featuring Alan Chuan and Alyssa Mendelowitz

Up and coming Pop artist Kurudj has recently released their stunningly sedative fourth album ME 2. A Conformist. While each of the hazy Lo-Fi tracks is as tranquilly sweet as the last, the perfect introduction to Kurudj’s lofty Alt Dream Pop style is Lose My.

Lose My features vocals from Alan Chuan and Alyssa Mendelowitz and incorporates elements of Folk and Melodic Indie Hip Hop to create an unpredictably amorous soundscape which stays lucid while offering a significant serving of hypnotic catharsis.

The accordance is stripped away as the track moves towards the outro as discordant tones are thrown into the mix along with fervent synth melodies and cavernous blasts of distorted bass. It was a bold stylistic move, but any fans of Mr Bungle would undoubtedly approve.

You can check out Lose My along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rose White – Instinct: Ambiently Experimental Soul Pop

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With vocals which can instantly beguile, Rose White’s single “Instinct” is a playlist essential for anyone with a penchant for ambiently experimental Soul Pop.

We will always champion the artists who strive towards authenticity instead of accessibility. Rose White’s boldly distinctive songwriting and performance style definitely put her in the former camp. The London-based artist may use the likes of Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse as an influence, but the end product sounds like it slipped out of a Lynchian dream

You’ll be as entranced as the soundscape is thanks to the nuanced shimmering light electronica, soulful vocals and dreamy progressions laced with luscious reverb.

Dark yet transcendent Pop seems like a paradoxical description but you can affirm that with your own ears by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with Rose White’s latest releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Rotary Fifth – Take Your Aim: Artfully Ethereal Dream Pop

It may not be all too often that we get the pleasure of describing Pop as stunning, but with the artful mesmerism contained in The Rotary Fifth’s single “Take Your Aim” we were left with few other ways to allude to the striking serenity contained in the soundscape.

The wavy lucidity behind Take Your Aim will be of plenty of appeal to fans of Shoegaze artists such as Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. Yet, the effervescent tone of the single moves Take Your Aim away from the usual dreary tones of Shoegaze to orchestrate a sound which doesn’t just border on ethereal, it’s gone to the other side and sent a postcard.

You can check out The Rotary Fifth’s latest single Take Your Aim for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Phony Bedtime – Invitation: Transient Dream Wave Accordance.

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Georgia-based up and coming artist Phony Bedtime released their phantasmically mesmerising latest single “Invitation” on August 14th, and it’s exactly the kind of hazy ethereal dreamscape which you’d expect to hear in a David Lynch feature.

The layers of transient synth-led Dream wave accordance wouldn’t allow you to believe that Invitation was a DIY production. There’s a distinctive polished and cinematic sound behind Phony Bedtime’s haunting approach to Indie Pop which any fans of Big Thief, Slowdive, and Angel Olsen are going to want to check out.

Invitation is just one of the singles which you will find on the artist’s latest album “Possum Songs” which is available to listen to on SoundCloud. Each of the melodiously sweet orchestrations will give you another reason to fall slightly enamoured by Phony Bedtime and their lucid brand of aural alchemy, but Invitation still remains the most potent mix of reverb-laden catharsis.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BERG – What If: Ethereally Pensive Indie Dream Pop

Any fans of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten are definitely going to want to check out the melancholic masterpiece which is BERG’s single “What If”.

With Faris Badwan (Horrors) in charge of the production, he’s instilled the same cutting atmospherics as you’d find in any of his own tracks. But the London-based singer-songwriter has undoubtedly made her own arrestive mark on the airwaves with What If.

What If is much more than an ambiently restorative hit that you can slip into. It may feed you catharsis, but the striking pensive textures which linger in between the reverb won’t fail to resonate.

My soul may now feel significantly heavier, but BERG’s downtempo synth-infused single succeeded where so many up and coming artists fail. The intensity of the soundscape is enveloping, whilst the majority just scratch at the surface.

What If is the latest ethereal teaser from BERG’s upcoming debut album “Fake Love”, we’ve already joined in the hype around the release, and you undoubtedly will too after you’ve sampled the first single.

You can check out BERG’s latest single What If for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vince Villafan – Easy: Prodigally Restorative Dream Pop

Vince Villafan released his latest work of cathartic aural alchemy “Easy” on September 17th. If you appreciate silvery euphonic soundscapes you might as well start preparing your playlists for the downtempo hit.

There was no forgetting the up and coming artist after the release of his earlier released single “Don’t Remind Me”, but it’s safe to say that in the short time between the two releases, Vince Villafan has found a way to instil even more mesmerism into his sound

Through a mix of Psychedelic Dream Pop, Indie, and sweetly sensuous Jazz, Easy unfolds as a prodigally restorative mix. Faith No More’s single Easy is practically anthemic in comparison to Vince Villafan’s accordantly arrestive new release. That may sound like ridiculously high praise, but once you hit play, you’ll see that the adoration is more than justified.

You can check out Vince Villafan’s latest single Easy for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alfie Carpenter – Mother: Harmonically Atmospheric Dream Pop

Up and coming Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Alfie Carpenter released his latest single “Mother” on February 22nd and in the process created one of the most ingeniously atmospheric ambient singles we’ve encountered this year.

While the prelude to the single may have been slightly drawn out, once you’re safely in the hypnotic grips of the single, you can start to appreciate that the celestial, artfully-rendered harmonics of the single were well worth the wait.

There’s probably no faster way to get a hit of aural catharsis than hitting play on Mother, or any of the rest of the Dream Pop singles which feature on Alfie Carpenter’s latest album “Land Song”. Which is an album that I’m sure that a lot of insomniacs are going to be grateful for.

You can check out Alfie Carpenter’s latest single Mother for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast