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Spotlight Feature: Madam Who? Has riotously returned with her pop-hooked and rock-licked electro-clash earworm, Peter Meter

Electro-pop-rock meets hip-hop in the latest single, Peter Meter, by the indomitable visionary, who always favours the bold and rejects the mundane to empower others through the electricity in her eccentric expressionism, Madam Who? In her rap verses, the trailblazing sonic mould-breaker gives all the ensnaring electro-clash energy of Peaches before the track descends into a Garbage-esque alt-90s earworm in the choruses to deliver the ultimate liberating anthem.

The larger-than-life vignette of how her Grandma Rita used to absolve her of her boy troubles took Madam Who? 20 years to write, but now it has arrived, complete with a fully characterised music video and a quirkiness akin to the B-52s, we can all drink in the sage wisdom, which you may not want to follow to the T, but one thing is definitive about this track, it will riotously shake every ounce of ennui out of you.

After overcoming brain cancer, Madam Who? Has remained relentless on her mission to defy expectations and verse for the underdogs. In 2023, her debut EP, Reclaim Your Power, caught the attention of Good Morning America, and her story aired to 1.7 million viewers. Now that Peter Meter is on the airwaves, the Maryland-residing singer-songwriter is set to spill more serotonin and uplift countless people from their minor and major tribulations.

The official music video for Peter Meter premiered on January 19th; stream it on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Starya went interstellar with her cosmically ethereal electro-clash hit, Jealous

Fusing the provocative electro-clash energy and snappy vocal melodies of Peaches with the demure indie cool of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, the luminary art-pop songstress Starya’s latest single, Jealous, is tantalisingly interstellar. But that isn’t all; this alchemically amalgamated cocktail hybridises itself even further with elements of hip-hop, techno and dubstep, giving the bass a kick and the beats an irresistible pulse you’ll want to synergise with time and time again.

LA is known for breeding iconic artists by the applecart, but if anyone has what it takes to rock it and squeeze out new juice it is the singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ who is making light work of transcendent aural domination. Once you’ve had your jealousy fill, stay tuned for the upcoming EP, Find The Key, set to be released in February 2023.

Jealous hit the airwaves on January 31st. It is now available to streams on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nikol spoke for the outliers in their electroclash hit, Not Like You

The Nashville Alt-Pop trio, Nikol, seared their authenticity across the defiantly autonomous latest single, Not Like You. After hearing the disjointed electroclash instrumentals pulsate against the hypersonically sticky sweet vocal lines, you will never think of individually the same ever again.

After a turbulent storm of distorted electronica sets an instantly anthemic tone, the confessional lyricism fed through effect-laden pop vocals affirms that true outliers don’t colour outside of the lines through an edgy wanton desire to create a difference from the mainstream. The lyric “It’s not that I don’t want to fit in, life is better with imagination” poignantly says it all.

Any fans of Dead Disco and Shiny Toy Guns will undoubtedly want to discover Nikol before they get even bigger. So far in their career, they’ve hit the stages at The Vans Warped Tour twice and secured multiple licencing offers, which placed their alt-pop hits on hit shows, including The Real World and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. If any act has what it takes to blow up like an atom bomb in 2023, it is Nikol.

Not Like You was officially released on January 6th. Stream it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Noise Ctrl went nuclear in their manically manicured electro-rock anthem, Please See Me

Through sirening synths, palpitatingly frenetic percussion and walls of guitars that I’m not entirely sure the biggest stadiums could contain, Noise Ctrl’s latest electro-hard rock heavy hitter, Please See Me, strips the titular vulnerability and transplants electrifying energy that is almost enough to run a power grid off.

The Columbus, Ohio trio often goes nuclear with their self-described fruity as fuck hard rock edge; it’s a means to an expressive end, and the noise they’re creating in the music industry is impossible to ignore. Allowing us to love them even more, they never take themselves too seriously, heightening the appeal in the dynamically exhilarant vocals, which know all too well how to wrap themselves around a vocal hook.

Listening to Please See Me, it was impossible to entertain anything but the maniacally manicured sonic blasts of euphoria coming at me. If any outfit can distract humanity from the beginning of the end, it’s Noise Ctrl. Now that I can’t listen to Mindless Self Indulgence with a clean conscience, I know who I will be turning to for some riotous catharsis.

Please See Me is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Saint Josie speaks for ‘The Lost’ in her indie electro-clash anthem

After her 2020 debut, the independent electronica artist and producer Saint Josie has picked up ample traction with her rock-licked feats of alt-electro. Their latest single, The Lost, is a bass-drenched remedy for the outliers, for anyone that doesn’t fit in with the constrictive constraints of normalcy and finds themselves astray by their authenticity.

Saint Josie’s music and content as a social media influencer focus on her experience as a trans woman, documenting her daily life and transcribing her journey, healing and growth. The Lost, despite its emotionally balanced depth, is an awakening electro-clash anthem which will show you just how sweet it can be when you truly embody your own autonomy. Fans of Fischerspooner will easily make The Lost a playlist staple.

The Lost was officially released on October 1st. Hear it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast