San Diego based indie-rockers Headphone have released new single ‘Something Like A Love Song’.
The alternative three-piece’s latest track is a fun, powerful and poppy ride. A sparkly, keyed intro sets a hopeful pace and tone for frontman Morgan McRae to hook you in with a chorus that doesn’t seem too overwritten or overdrone in its enjoyability. The track’s self-awareness takes you to a fun place and shows a lot of the hallmarks of what this kind of indie-anthem needs to really grab a listener, and It does it well.
‘Something Like A Love Song’ shows the band’s strong sensibilities in writing upbeat, danceable pop that feels contemporary but without any dragging pretense. There’s little to not like here for fans of, and it’s well worth checking out if danceable indie pop – with a splash of 80s style melancholia – is your thing,
You can listen to Headphone’s ‘Something Like A Love Song’ on their Spotiffy page here.
For me, Jazz soundscapes have always felt like watching a Japanese horror film with no subtitles. It’s there, I can hear it, but what I hear doesn’t really resonate. Yet, the Santa Clarita-based recording artist Mochi Robinson constructed his latest album “Strawberry Jam” to allow the genre to become more accessible than ever. “Brooklyn ’73” is just one of the lucidly constructed tracks to feature on Mochi’s inventively sublime Electro-Indie Jazz-influenced album.
The instrumentals start off from a tentative pace, before the percussion really takes hold to create one of the blissful yet simultaneously discordant arrangements I’ve potentially ever heard. By the time Brooklyn ’73 start to draw to a close there’s a chaotic vibrancy ringing throughout the progression. There’re not many artists with the ability to make you feel the same energy that they’re putting into the instrumentals, but Mochi Robinson is certainly one of them.
You can check out Mochi Robinson’s latest single Brooklyn ’73 out for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
I’ll be honest, with the prelude to John Lowell Anderson’s single Night Run I was well and truly prepared for a rendition of a sound that has been recreated a thousand times over. And whilst 80’s inspired Synth Pop was great back in the day, it’s been done to death. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised as Night Run seamlessly progressed into a soundscape which I can honestly say I’ve never heard the like of before.
The sultrily pensive vocals draw you in whilst simultaneously spiking you with the raw emotion which has been projected into the mic. The digital instrumentals fuse together with the vocals for an almost unrivalled offering of synergised harmony in the perfect revival of nostalgic Electro. The melodies are held together by the bridges which utilise the popping, gliding guitar riffs to guide you through Night Run.
You can check out John Lowell Anderson’s single from his latest album ‘Dusk/Dawn’ out for yourselves now by heading over to Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast