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Grunge Pop


Lounge Act Jam – Let Me Be The One You Want Me to Be: Despondency Laced-Shoegaze

Any fans of Slowdive are definitely going to want to check out the standout single “Let Me Be The One You Want Me to Be” from up and coming Portland, US-based artist Lounge Act Jam.

Their distinctive brand of ‘Underdog Pop’ offers all of the dreamy, gritty and despondency-laced effect-glazed guitar tones and the bleeding vocals which you’d expect to hear from Shoegaze pioneers.

Yet, with a stunning contribution of Psychedelic Rock on the outro and slight nuances of Jangle Pop, they’ve more than made their abstract mark on the genre.

You can check out Let Me Be The One You Want Me to Be for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Ella Babicci – Twisted: Rhythmically Raw Throwback Grunge Pop

Hitting play for the first time on Ella Babicci’s debut track Twisted, I could have sworn I was listening to an Angel Olsen single. That’s not to say the Brisbane, Australia based Singer Songwriter doesn’t have her own iconic style. The guitar driven riffs to her latest track Twisted combined with the rhythmically on point drum rolls creates the perfect track instrumentally and vocally setting her apart from pretty much every other contemporary artist in the ever expanding genre. Ella Babicci’s iconic Grunge Pop style is something that is sure to resonate with anyone who gets a little nostalgic about the 90’s. Ella’s angelically raw yet domineering take you on a macabre meandering journey through her psyche, using her pensively penned lyrics to draw you in and the hooks make sure you stay. There’s a distinct Lo Fi reverb over her debut track Twisted that not every fan will appreciate, but for me, it creates a new wave of synergy that draw you even further into the track.

Ella Babicci’s 2018 debut track Twisted is now available to listen to over on Spotify, you’re not going to want to miss it.

Review by Amelia Vandergast