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Fetherstone – Ticket to You: Piercingly Evocative Jazz-Infused Electro Pop

It’s easy to feel as though most Pop vocalists have an almost clinical connection with their music, the beats are soulless, generic, and only there to serve as a platform for their vocals. Yet, when I hit play on Fetherstone’s upcoming single “Ticket to You” from her Unspoken Stories series. The synergy between the instrumentals and her velvety smooth vocal style was immediately palpable.

At the same time as keeping her soundscapes contemporary and experimental, the London-based artist goes right back to the roots of music to truly tell a story with her compositions. With Ticket to You her unique blend of Pop, Jazz and Electronica was further complimented by the tight grooves carved from soaring guitar licks and throbbing basslines which created a truly original sound.

You can check out Fetherstone’s latest single Ticket to You by heading over to SoundCloud from November 30th. In the meantime, check out some of the up and coming artist’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Felipe Siquara – Pick Up the Pace: Latin-Inspired Electro Pop

“Self-Sabotage” is the first EP from up and coming Electro Pop artist Felipe Siguara; at the age of seventeen, he’s already got a firm command of rhythm within his Latin-inspired soundscapes. While there are a few tell tale signs that tracks such as “Pick Up the Pace” are a DIY production this only adds to the raw emotive weight of the introspective lyrics. Whilst there’s a slight Trap sensibility to Pick Up the Pace, there are very few Trap artists with vocal style as tonally warm and soulful as Siquara’s. He may have a way to go in maturing his sound, yet the US-based artist is well on his way to making career-defining beats with virally infectious potential.

You can check out Felipe Siquara’s debut EP and single Pick Up the Pace for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kathleen Robertson – Merchant Stone: Ominously Soulful Electro Pop

Ominous and Soulful aren’t two adjectives that you’d usually see put together to describe an artist. Yet, there aren’t too many artists with the arresting sensibility and experimental allure of up and coming singer-songwriter Kathleen Robertson.

“Merchant Stone” is just one of the stunningly snaring singles from Kathleen Robertson’s latest album “Parliament of Fools”. Whilst every single is as authentically sweet as the last, Merchant Stone is as arresting as music comes. With the fuzzy reverb from the synth sitting against the rattling Trap-style beat, Kathleen Robertson lays down her conversationally resounding vocals. The further you get into the track, the deeper you are into one of the most poignant introspections I’ve ever heard lyrically.

You can check out Merchant Stone along with the other singles from Kathleen Robertson’s latest album by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tarn PK – Talk to You: Get Behind the Hype of One of New Zealand’s Hottest Electro Pop Artists

“Talk to You” is the third single to be released by emerging New Zealand based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and overall musical enigma Tarn PK. Whilst pretty much everyone has the ability to produce their own music now thanks to the accessibility of production software, there are very few artists who possess the same elemental command as artists such as Tarn PK. His ability to carve out snaring hooks and rhythmically infectious melodies isn’t something that you happen across every day. To create his captivatingly contemporary hits, he infuses R&B, Funk and Hip Hop influences into an Electro Pop soundscape which further complimented by his rhythmically indulgent vocal range. Yet, despite all of the influences which are brought into the mix, the arrangements still make for the perfect easy listening track with a slight and smooth euphoric edge.

You can check out Tarn PK’s latest single Talk to You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Billie Bodega – ‘Preciate: Melancholically Hypnotic Urban Electro Pop

Whilst Billie Bodega is more than capable of holding her own in her melancholically hypnotic mixes, for the standout single “’Preciate” from her debut album “Koo da Ta” she teamed up with vocalist Dominique to add even more depth to the mix. Together, the two artists layered the resonant single with plenty of evocative harmony. The perfect polish of the production allowed the vocals to rest above the progressive beat which incorporated elements of Hip Hop, Electro Pop and Soul. The only flaw to ‘Preciate is the fact it took this long for the LA-based up and coming artist to showcase her individualistically resounding style.

If Billie Bodgega’s rhythmically commanding style sounds like it would make a good addition to your playlists, head on over to Spotify and check ‘Preciate out for yourselves. There’s plenty of diversity packed into her debut album, so make sure to check it out in full.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Sea, The Sea – Fantom: Indulgently Atmospheric Electro Pop

Whilst the Liverpool-based Space Pop trio may have only formed earlier this year, the decadently haunting soundscapes which they’ve cooked up with their first EP “Fantom” oozes synergetic maturity.

Whilst each of the six tracks are as magnetically mesmeric as the last, the title track is the perfect introduction to their indulgently atmospheric sound.  The instrumentals carry the same lucid reverb-drenched allure which you’d expect from any self-respecting Shoegaze outfit. Yet to compare what The Sea, The Sea have created with their inventive approach to any other artist would only serve as an insult to their ingenuity. The unfalteringly sweet female vocals which rest perfectly above the lush instrumental arrangements draw you further into the sticky-sweet pensive hypnotism of Fantom.

If you’re looking or an ethereally arresting single to add to your playlists, you can check out the single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fabriq – Serotonin: Up-vibe Funk-fuelled Electro Pop

Whilst the prelude to Fabriq’s latest single “Serotonin” may fool you into believing you’re in store for a progression of archetypal nostalgically-driven Synth Pop, the instrumental hook to the track is more than enough to change your mind. And with vocals that could give Adam Levine’s from Maroon 5 a run for this money, it’s safe to say that Serotonin is an absolute hit. There’s plenty of acoustic Funk grooved weaved into the anthemic mix while the thudding bassline accentuates the reverb which pours from the synth. Whilst I will always give a notable mention to lyrical genius, I can’t say it happens all too often within the Pop genre. Yet, the Los Angeles-based up and coming artist knows just how to create the perfect soundbites with his lyrics to create an infectiously catchy chorus.

So, if your playlists are severely lacking in up-vibe Funk-fuelled Electro Pop, you can check out Fabriq’s latest single Serotonin for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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CMK – Forbidden Fruit: A Stunning Debut of Electro Urban Soul

Just where has up coming Soul Pop duo CMK been hiding? With Jae Skye’s striking vocal capacity, I have no idea. “Forbidden Fruit” is the first single to be released the duo who have criminally kept their talents to themselves. Yet, I have a feeling that with their radio-ready sound, Jae Skye’s and Tombstone Chuck’s ascension to the top of their game will be a short one.

The Trap style beat behind Forbidden Fruit is contemporarily fresh, the harsh smacks and crashes of the 808’s accompany the lush waves of synth to create an intricately curated Urban Electro platform for CMK’s unflinching vocals to rest above. Any fans of Bjork’s approach to Pop are sure to appreciate CMK’s unique approach to their sound. Of all the new releases from Electro Pop artists I’ve heard recently, I’d put my money on CMK rising up from the underground before long.

You can check out CMK’s latest single Forbidden Fruit for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brooke Alexx – “Lemonade”: Quenchingly Sweet Electro Pop

If you like a bit of R&B rhythm behind your Electro Pop, look no further than Brooke Alexx’s latest single “Lemonade” which treats you to a dizzying amount of double-entendres as you quickly come to suspect that she’s not versing about lemonade after all.

Very few Pop artists strive to pack so much ingenious flair into their lyricism and that’s just one of the reasons why it’s easy to set Brooke Alexx apart from her up and coming Pop counterparts. Her dynamic vocal range combined with her skill when it comes to creating soul-piercing harmonies will no doubt see that the singer songwriter’s ascension to the top of her game is a short one.

If you’re ready to greet your new sticky-sweet earworm, you can check out Brooke Alexx’s single Lemonade for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Heather Cook – No Shortage of Gratitude: Transcendentally Concordant Ambient Electro Pop

“No Shortage of Gratitude” is the latest single from up and coming singer songwriter Heather Cook which fans of London Grammar, Daughter and Tom Odell are sure to appreciate. Whilst her plaintive approach to sound may carry reminiscence to the aforementioned artists, her style which is gently stamped down in her second single is irrefutably her own. The imagery which is weaved into the lyricism is just one of the reasons why the single unfolds as an ethereally arresting composition. The oceanic soundscape comes alive through lucid layers of reverb which adds texture to the acoustic instrumentals which follow a tentative, stripped-back downtempo pacing. Could you possibly need any more reason to check out Heather Cook’s indulgently smooth single?

Check out Heather Cook’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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