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Embrace your insanity with House of Weirdos’ timely Alt Rock hit ‘Climbing up the Walls’

On Christmas Eve, the adept alchemists of Alt Rock, House of Weirdos, delivered the ultimate antidote to the claustrophobic restlessness with their Psychedelically-layered Garage Rock track ‘Climbing Up the Walls’.

If you could imagine what Queens of the Stone Age would sound like if they incorporated more absurdity, chaos and psychotropic synths into their sound, you might be able to get an idea of what is on offer. Yet, Climbing up the Walls could easily enamour fans of everyone from the Misfits to The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster.

Climbing up the Walls is façade-less, it’s relentlessly ingenious, it’s a visceral invitation to shake off pretence and relinquish shame for the fact that 2020 did a number on your mental health.

The playfully despondent track was made even sweeter with the pairing of the music video which will fill you with gratitude for House of Weirdos, just one of the irreplaceable artists who looked into the stir-crazed frustration and found inspiration so we could be hit with that invaluable feeling of connection and resonance.

You can check out the official video to Climbing up the Walls by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Voyce Memos’ forthcoming single ‘West Girl’ is dizzyingly eclectic indie electro rock at its most psychedelic

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Texan electronic rock artist, Voyce Memos, is set to release their sophomore album ‘Chronology’. We’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the dizzyingly eclectic standout track, ‘West Girl’.

With popping Post-Punk & New Wave-tinged guitar melodies and Voyce Memos’ soulfully enrapturing vocal timbre, West Girl is a consciousness-consuming exhibition of how transfixing Indie Rock can be when orchestrated under dynamic vision.

The matured high-vibe Indie hit incorporates elements of Post Rock, Synth Rock and Psych. As it runs through, you’ll be hit by aural curveballs from every direction. Even more pertinently, you’ll be inclined to be taken on the rhythmically psychotropic journey time and time again. It isn’t your archetypal Indie Pop earworm, it’s something far more infectious which leaves you inclined to get repeat hits of the euphoria which you’ll easily squeeze out of the melodic hooks.

From funky syncopated guitars to mesmeric garage rock frenetic thrashing, West Girl doesn’t just paint across the tonal palette, it ravenously claws at influences spanning through the decades to create a timeless hit.

West Girl will be available to stream from February 5th along with the rest of Voyce Memos’ forthcoming album ‘Chronology’. In the meantime, you can head over to Spotify to check out their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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People Of The Parallel drop classy new single ‘Eyes And See’

Electro-pop in a dubstep/dance-pop style from Nashville Tennessee, People Of The Parallel is the brainchild of vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Michael, and new single ‘Eyes And See’ is a properly mature, extremely well-put-together piece of work. A mix of styles and influences here, but not jarring or lacking in cohesion, Michael takes inspirations as diverse as Billy Joel, Skrillex, Dr. Dre, and Glitch Mob, mixing them up to create a cracking piece of EDM-pop.

The production skills on display are masterful, the track rising and falling to create an airiness and space whilst never dropping away or losing energy, the vocal-line carrying the track alongside the synths and beats to create a track oozing personal style and character.

Check out ‘Eyes And See’ on Spotify, and follow People Of The Parallel on Twitter and Instagram.

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Explore the human condition with Red Barnett’s stunningly composed single “Astronaut”

After Reykjavik-based artist Red Barnett scooped up the Icelandic Music Award for Best Alternative Album with their debut release ‘Shine’ in 2015, we couldn’t help but be excited by the release of their sophomore album Astronauts.

The perfect introduction to Red Barnett’s viscerally vibrant style is undoubtedly ‘Astronaut’. It’s chilling through the dystopic comfort it offers. It perfectly coalesces with contemporary anxiety and uncertainty, but with the warm and exuberant tones in this finely crafted release, it’s impossible to let existentialism creep in.

With sonic synths around neo-classic keys along with elements of Rock and Electro Pop, the singer-songwriter, composer and arranger offers an intoxicatingly fresh taste of retro-futurism. It’s easy to see why so many find solace in their unapologetically expressive yet accessibly immersive sound.

You can check out Astronaut for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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STUNTDRIVER – FUGITIVE: Sultrily Volatile Electro-Rock

As someone who grew up on Garbage before delving even deeper into Riot Grrrl and dabbling with Industrial Metal and Rock, STUNTDRIVER’s latest track FUGITIVE was always going to set my synapses alight. It’s super-charged with playful Punk energy and there’s plenty of theatrical flair to well and truly set the artist apart from the rest.

It’s fierce, but the ferocity doesn’t dilute the sultry and playfully sardonic approach which STUNTDRIVER took with FUGITIVE, which may just be the most volatile track I’ve heard this year. If you’re a fan of the Distillers, you’ll definitely want the LA artist on your radar. With their album SAGA due to drop in 2021, expect to hear plenty more from this trailblazing captivatingly trashy artist.

You can check out STUNTDRIVER’s track FUGITIVE for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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This Burning Age cover Sia’s ”Elastic Heart” and make it their own

UK Alt-Electro-Rock Band This Burning Age have just covered Sia’s ”Elastic Heart” and have released a music video too. The video is dark and moody and the band have really put their signature touch on this track.

Their influences range into very different genres such as New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Neue Deutsche Härte, Synth-pop, Post-Rock, Goth, Drum & Bass and Trip-hop. This is a diverse band and the originally is clear for all to see.

Covers can be up and down but I feel like the This Burning Age have done well with this song and I really enjoyed the video. They take us down a dark and memorizing road that has made this song their own. The video is excellently produced and they they capture the vision perfectly. Whilst some may find this video a bit sad, others will marvel at the creativity. The Birmingham act are going to be pushing their sound as soon as venues open up and will be a must-see live performance as they move up the ranks of the UK music scene.

Stream the song right here and catch more of this exciting band via their YouTube page.

Follow the Facebook page to learn about when they are playing live again.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Tasha Fights Tigers – 3 dogs: Alt Rock Doesn’t Get Much More British Than This

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If you could imagine a combination of Blur’s jovial Indie tones and Eagles of Death Metal’s charismatic comedic swagger, you’d get an idea of what to expect from Tasha Fights Tigers’ standout single “3 dogs” from their album “Union Jack Soundtrack”.

The sentiment may not be ostentatiously serious, but the level of instrumental mastery contained in 3 dogs definitely is. In short, it’s a punchy riotous hit which offers a fine mix of rhythmic mesmerism along with plenty of personably nerdy accessibility.

Fuzzy Electro Rock hit its geeky peak with 3 dogs. It’s almost like Tasha Fights Tigers predicted the election results and knew the UK could do with some cheering up with the quaintly delightful soundscape.

You can check out 3 dogs along with the rest of Tasha Fights Tigers’ latest album via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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THEYRETHERE – (Let Me Be) HŪMN: Bass-Driven Genre-Defiance

Any fans of Highly Suspect, Royal Blood, and Imagine Dragons are going to want to check out what Alt Rock Hip Hop artist THEYRETHERE has cooked up with their latest single “(Let Me Be) HŪMN”

The single which dropped on April 19th packs in plenty of experimentalism, yet, the infectious grip of (Let Me Be) HŪMN doesn’t give you much time to decide if you are going to get caught up in the high energy of the track. Rather than the prelude showing you what is in store throughout the single, it acts as the simple, soft beginning to a mix which uses plenty of harsh, reverberant digital effect. By the time the track fades out, there’s no questioning the prodigal flair of THEYRETHERE.

We can’t wait to hear what THEYRETHERE has up their sleeves from the rest of their upcoming EP.

You can check out the official music video to latest drop from THEYRETHERE by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Somuchso – Last Night: A Debut of Funk-addled Electro Rock

If I was rating Somuchso’s latest track Last Night out of ten, I wouldn’t hesitate before slapping a double digit seal of approval on their highly progressive sound. To learn that Last Night was the first ever single still has me transfixed in awe. Putting a pin in their sound is a near impossible task, their pioneering approach to their sound is like nothing I’ve ever heard before. The infinitely seamless guitar chord progressions alongside the wavy synths, cacophonic organ playing, and frankly stunning vocals was an experience that I’m sure many bands further into the their career could only hope to achieve.

If you could imagine more Funk, Groove and synthy synergy to a Chris Cornell track you’d get pretty close to Somuchso’s sound.  If Somuchso’s funk-addled Electro vibes sounds right up your street head on over to YouTube where you can check out the new hit Last Night which was first released on March 8th, 2018.

Follow the band on Facebook & stay up to date with their latest releases and tour info.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.