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Super Love has brought the funk with their latest Alt Rock single “Herringbone”

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Super Love brought the Funk with their latest single “Herringbone”. We’ve heard the US-based duo’s experimentalism under many guises, but with Herringbone, Super Love cooked up their most psychedelically immersive Alt Rock track yet.

The sweet Psych Blues guitar licks around the deep bendy basslines create an absorbing soundscape to slip into while the Alt Pop effect-laden vocals add plenty of robotic soul into the mix. Herringbone may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Instead, it’s a strong cocktail of aural ingenuity with unrestrained playful imagination.

It’s not all too often we stumble across pretence-less Alt Rock, which is why when Super Love appeared on our single in 2019 with their debut single, there was no chance of forgetting them.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can experience Herringbone yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out Super Love’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Harmonical – No Time to Die (James Bond Theme) featuring Elan Noelle

You may have heard many different variations of The James Bond theme No Time to Die. But, it’s safe to say it has never been as vibrant or as exotic as Harmonical’s uniquely sensuous Reggae reimagining.

Harmonical teamed up with Elan Noelle to create the sun-soaked energetic hit which will allow you to forget to search for similarities in the original. Instead, the warmth which radiates from the instrumentals and the soul which seeps from the vocals combine to offer a rhythmically rapturous soundscape which Harmonical undoubtedly made her own.

Each track we hear from Harmonical affirms just how much talent she harnesses when it comes to emotive, deftly constructed harmonic earworms. As ever, we’re excited to hear what comes next.

You can check out the official video to Harmonical’s groove-filled cover of No Time to Die for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Josh Rosenblum Band – Hangin’ On: Vivaciously Virtuosic Blues Pop

I’ve been hooked on Josh Rosenblum’s nuanced euphoria-inducing Blues guitar style ever since hearing their standout single “Stormy” from their sensational 2018 album “Outlier”.

Their elevated, punchy, porously passionate Funk-soaked Blues Pop offers an unparalleled amount of energy which sugars the airwaves, making it practically impossible to feel bitter when you’re ingesting it. It also helps that their ability to craft infectiously happy melodies is practically arcane.

As someone who finds themselves predominantly drawn to music on the more pensive side through fear of encountering vacuously plasticised feel-good tracks, I’ve even surprised myself with how much adoration I have for their latest single “Hangin’ On”.

The raw human emotion projected into the single wasn’t hindered by the phenomenal production which ensured that Hangin’ On would become a radio-ready hit. It simply amplified the resonance which pours from the track which boasts an insane amount of commercial appeal. I’m fairly adamant there never has, and never will be Blues Pop riffs on the airwaves which share a stark reminiscence to Josh Rosenblum’s. His ability to humbly demonstrate his virtuosic prowess at the same time as creating such accessible music is tragically rare, but the shortfall has more than been made up for through Hangin’ On.

After signing with Pacific Records, we’re fairly convinced that massive things are in store for the Josh Rosenblum Band in 2020.

You can check out Hangin’ On which was released on February 7th along with all of the artist’s earlier releases via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Short Sharp Scratch – Shark Infested Waters: Eccentrically Experimental

If Otto Van Schirach ventured into Pop, I can imagine that it would sound a little like up and coming artist Short Sharp Scratch’s latest single “Shark Infested Waters”.

While it may take a little while for the melodic hooks to sink their teeth in, the experimental Synth Pop single grabs your attention right from the prelude through the power of the Funk alone. There aren’t many artists brave enough to go so bold with their sound, but perceptibly, Short Sharp Scratch isn’t your average artist.

Even though Shark Infested Waters contains plenty of progressions in sound, it was easy to feel that the four-minute duration was slightly overstretched. Aside from that Shark Infested Waters is a flawlessly eccentric hit. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but distinctive music never is.

You can check out Short Sharp Scratch’s latest single Shark Infested Waters for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. Just don’t be surprised if the choruses stick to your synapses like superglue.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A Pocket Full of Wonder is set to release their acoustic Pop delight “Destination Everywhere”

A Pocket Full of Wonder

“Destination Everywhere” is the sweet Funk-soaked acoustic Pop hit from up and coming artist A Pocket Full of Wonder.

Through the reverberant hum of the basslines, the up-vibe guitar intricacies, and the resonantly harmonious vocals, Destination Everywhere inarguably breathes new life into acoustic pop.

The melodic hooks and the richly textured instrumental arrangement make sure that Destination Everywhere is not a track which you’ll forget in a hurry. And it won’t even be an earworm you come to rest thanks to the infectiously rhythmic distinction which the single offers. It’s soulful, it’s cathartic, and it has got us all too excited to hear what will be coming next from A Pocket Full of Wonder.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out A Pocket Full of Wonder’s latest single which will be available via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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TYDES – Melodies: Indulgently Melodic Funk Pop

Is there anything better than listening to a prodigally fresh new single from an up and coming recording artist and having no idea where it will take you? Well, that’s exactly what you can expect from TYDES and their latest single Melodies. With a track titled ‘Melodies’, you’d come to expect a fair few to be written into the mix, it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed by the Funk Pop project from the German artists. It’s palpable that TYDES set out to create music with the purest intention of them all, to compose soundscapes which offer pure, unadulterated good vibes which come alive through the groove and funk weaved into the composition.

If a fusion of nostalgic funk and contemporary pop sounds right up your street, you can check out Melodies for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now, or for more info, head on over to their official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast