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Filip Finado has released their blissfully accordant feat of Psych Folk Pop “Your Songs”

“Your Songs” is the accordantly blissful latest single from Indie singer-songwriter Filip Finado. With melodies which you can melt into and instantly resonant lyrics, Your Songs is everything we need on the airwaves right now.

There are subtle nuances of Psych Pop and Alt Folk Pop within the soundscape which tangibly shimmers with aural resolve in a way that any fans of the Beatles and the Zombies will undoubtedly appreciate. Yet ultimately, the essence of the single lies in the magnetic resonance which will hit you as soon as you hit play. Your Songs may be a break-up song, but there’s just something so soulfully captivating about the artfully distinctive soundscape, it will soothe your soul whatever you’re lamenting over.

You can check out the official video to Your Songs on YouTube from May 28th via YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fade – Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes: Romantically Bitter-Sweet Neo-Classic Indie Pop

From the first vocal note in the standout single “Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes” from Fade’s debut EP “After Midnight” the arrestive pull of the soundscape takes its firm grip. From there on out, the bitter-sweet Neo-Classic Indie Pop melodies kick up an evocative storm whilst keeping the progressions poised and piercing.

The lyrics in Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes poignantly and deftly capture the darker side of romanticism – the side which any fans of William Blake and Jack Kerouac will appreciate. While the playfully dark tones will easily enamour anyone who finds themselves drawn to Nick Cave’s artfully bleak approach to songwriting.

Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes is a tender masterpiece which we certainly won’t forget about in a hurry.

You can check out Cinderella’s Fancy Eyes along with the rest of Fade’s debut EP which dropped on May 8th for yourselves via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Theresa Lucia – Boxes: Immediately Resounding Alt Folk

Boxes” is the immediately resounding debut single from Boston singer-songwriter Theresa Lucia. And it is all too effective at pulling you into a state of hypnotic catharsis.

It serves as the perfect introduction to the up and coming artist’s timeless yet distinctively nuanced approach to Alt Folk. The acoustic instrumentals weave light absolving melodies which sit tightly against Theresa Lucia’s vocals – no matter how they soar.

When artists have the ability to create such organically sentimental tracks, they needn’t rely on gimmicks or novelty. So, while plenty of artists are trying to stand out for their innovation, Theresa Lucia has gone right back to the roots of Folk by using her discernible talent to convey connectable stories and emotion.

You can check out Theresa Lucia’s debut single Boxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Maisly – Radio Silence: Organically Empowering Indie Pop

With her empowering and feminist approach to Pop, in her latest single “Radio Silence” Nashville/London Alt Pop newcomer Maisly hasn’t just featured on the airwaves, she’s used them to inspire and connect with her listeners. I think we can all agree, more so than ever, that upraising artists are essential.

The all too resonant message in Radio Silence is a stark reminder to protect your self-worth while dealing with the people who we let control the perceptions of ourselves. It may be a relatively simple message, but how often do we find ourselves guilty of it?

With the clean and easy, popping and bright Pop Rock melodies, the organically feel-good radio-ready hit will make the perfect addition to your high-vibe Pop playlists.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Beth De Bacci – Loved Like This: Reflectively Oceanic Alt Pop

Ready for summer? You may just find that you are upon hearing Alt EDM Pop artist Beth De Bacci’s transcendentally downtempo single “Loved Like This”.

Loved Like This comes with that timelessly-immersive reflective Oceanic feel as the uncomplicated yet atmospheric single unravels through succinct yet efficacious builds in momentum and good-vibe energy.

Beth De Bacci’s vocals are undemanding as they synergistically follow the melodies. Yet, the natural magnetism in the singer songwriter’s vocal range will ensure that you’re hooked right up until the outro. The wit and ingenuity in the all too relatable lyrics is the cherry on the cake in this cathartically colourful track.

You can check out Loved Like This for yourselves by heading over to YouTube where you’ll find the official lyric video.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Samantha Wolverton Has Released Her Second Striking Alt Pop Single “Moon”

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With her latest single “MoonSamantha Wolverton blended striking elements of baroque Art Pop with a more contemporary and accessible style of Pop ensuring that a connectable unique soundscape was shared with the airwaves.

Samantha Wolverton’s bold experimental approach fed into a nuanced and mellifluous production which shares very few reminiscences to any other artists around right now. But as she garners acclaim, undoubtedly there will be plenty of Kate Bush comparisons heading her way.

Moon may only be the up and coming artist’s second single. But there’s already a mature air which is all too perceptible around her masterfully arcane sound. If you make space for any Alt Pop artist on your radar this year, make it this one.

You can check out Samantha Wolverton’s single Moon for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zoe Wakelam – Clumsy: Conversationally Candid Ukulele-Led Bubblegum Indie Pop

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While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”.

Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Clumsy for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud and listen to her previous releases.

Keep up to date with Zoe’s new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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René Le Feuvre Has Released Their Third Single “Foxes”

René Le Feuvre’s latest single feels like a soundscape which you’ve slipped into a thousand times before, all the while resonating as a captivatingly contemporary feat of Indie Folk Pop.

The up and coming artist found the perfect balance between resounding energy and organically quaint melodies in Foxes. It’s an emotively adrenalizing track which uses the intensity of the emotion to fuel the magnetic momentum. In short, Foxes won’t fail to pull you into the sticky sweet concordance.

Any fans of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Ben Howard definitely shouldn’t hang around putting René Le Feuvre on their radar. Foxes may only be their third official release, yet it stands as the perfect testament to their ability to craft a melodically uplifting earworm.

You can check out René Le Feuvre’s single Foxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mock Deer – Your Open Heart: Transfixingly Crushing, Cinematically Resonant Alt Indie Folk

“Your Open Heart” is one of the captivating singles found on the latest release “The Art of Loneliness” from London-based Alt Indie Folk artist Mock Deer.

Forget lyrical or instrumental hooks, the prelude offers an instantaneous sharp emotional hook which will great any fan of American Alt Folk with a familiar lacerating sting. With each progression, you’re drawn further into the striking resonance which pools around the creeping ethereal reverb and gently melancholic pensive notes.

Mock Deer is exactly the kind of artist you can hit play on for the first time and form an “I immediately need to buy all of their records” obsession – especially if you are a Paul Simon or REM fan. Despite the raw existential emotion projected into Your Open Heart, there’s the faintest hint of romantic optimism amongst the perfectly weighted commentary on 21st-century alienation and fear. It is transfixing, crushing, uplifting and transcendent all in equal measure.

You can check out Your Open Heart for yourselves via SoundCloud. Or you can grab a vinyl or CD copy via Rough Trade.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Belle Shea – Smoke and Mirrors: Unpredictably Progressive Alt Folk Pop

Alt Folk Pop Singer-Songwriter Belle Shea released her most transfixing single to date with “Smoke & Mirrors”.

The unpredictable progressions allow Smoke and Mirrors to evolve from an ethereally moody feat of Pop into a Neo-Soul Jazz-soaked soundscape with sporadic increments of Indie Rock thrown in for good measure.

Belle Shea’s vocals also prove to be just as dynamic as the instrumental arrangement in Smoke and Mirrors. From arrestive delicacy to resounding tensile warmth, you’ll be treated to it all if you hit play on the simply stunning single which fades out after a striking semi-orchestral infusion.

Yet, the essence of the track truly lies in what Belle Shea delivers lyrically – the lyrics in Smoke and Mirrors are practically metaphysical poetry.

You can check out Smoke & Mirrors for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast