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8udDha bl0od – 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D

The first Friday the 13th of the year may be over, but thankfully, Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od’s Friday the 13th-inspired track 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D still lingers on the airwaves.

If you like to indulge in tracks which offer arrestive psychedelia alongside inventively dark electronic effects which add phantomic atmosphere, look no further than 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D. Otherwise, your options are fairly limited.

50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D mixes elements of Psych Rock, Post Punk and Psych Pop into a dreamy guitar-led mix complete with dopamine tapping melodies. Yet, you can expect overdriven guitar riffs to momentarily interrupt the hazy mellifluous vibe and bring pure visceral energy.

You can check out 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY

If you missed out on breaking Brighton artist 8udDha bl0od’s frenetically fiery feat of Alt Psych Rock, it’s our pleasure to introduce the sonically chaotic single “D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY”.

If you could imagine what would happen if the Strokes, Marilyn Manson, and Pavement collaborated on a record together, you may be able to have an idea of what awaits you when you hit play on D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY.

Even though there’s a sense of disorder in the punchy single which blends elements of Psych Pop, Indie, Grunge, Garage Rock, and Metal, 8udDha bl0od deftly pulled it together and made the track an aural whirlwind you don’t mind being at the mercy of. I can only imagine how high-octane a live rendition of this track would be.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s single D3Af 50ng… CrAzZzY2K 83A7… fR3AKy pHr!DAY via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Furlong – Hate Girls: Riotously Fierce Grunge Pop

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Any fans of Veruca Salt, Garbage and The Breeders are definitely going to want to check out the latest single “Hate Girls” from up and coming Melbourne-based Alt Rock artist Furlong.

Furlong has well and truly revived the Alt 90s riotously grungy tone. Yet, with the dynamic energy which has been thrown into the infectiously frenzied track, they’ve stamped down their signature sound through Hate Girls. And with the cuttingly angular guitar riffs, there’s no doubt that Furlong is an absolute Alt Rock powerhouse.

It’s impossible not to share in the hype of Furlong once you’ve got a taste of their commercial potential. You can get excited about their monstrous sound yourselves by checking out Hate Girls via Spotify which is due for release on March 4th.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Echoes Of Her – Grey Sunshine: Hauntingly Raw Alt Grunge

Iconic Grunge bands such as Alice in Chains hog pretty much all of the aural acclaim. But there are still plenty of gritty haunting soundscapes orchestrated by up and coming artists such as Echoes of Her whose work has the exact same effect.

With their standout track “Grey Sunshine” you’ll be immersed in a single which doesn’t hold back with the pensive angst. Both the cutting instrumentals and the magnetically gravely vocals will leave you doused in cathartically resonant melancholy.  The transfixingly dark meandering rhythms aren’t something we’re going to forget about in a hurry.

You can check out Grey Sunshine along with the rest of Echoes of Her’s evocatively raw tracks for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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TVSEXDEATH – Missy Hagen Hates You: Caustically Arrestive No Wave

Fans of early Sonic Youth, Swans, and Daughters are going to want to check out the caustic tones in TXSEXDEATH’s single “Missy Hagen Hates You”.

Through a genre-mashing mix of Post Punk, Grunge, Noise, Punk, and No Wave, they created an indulgently rabid soundscape which provides an unparalleled amount of aural antagonism. While the chaotic anger which has been thrown into the single won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Anyone looking for the rawest biting Punk energy will be transfixed by the stylistic frenzied single.

You’d be hard-pressed to find more gutturally cathartic screams alongside such inventively distorted guitars elsewhere. The sleazy rhythms are just about audible under the distortion and fuzz which create a grungy instrumental swamp full of snaring hooks.

You can check out Missy Hagen Hates You for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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D.Ni.L – Drop: Evocatively Progressive Alt Rock

“Drop” is the first progressively captivating Alt Rock track to be released from up and coming artist D.Ni.L’s new album.

I made the mistake of assuming that the scuzzy angsty prelude would set the tone for the duration. There was no way of anticipating the evolution into a track reminiscent of Radiohead and Placebo. Yet, D.Ni.L made going from biting grungy Garage Rock to lighter artful melodicism sound seem like an easy stretch.

Usually, the vocals and the instrumentals work in synergy with one another in progressive tracks. But as Drop made its way to the outro, it became a melting pot of raw energy and sweet mellifluous concordance.

We’re now officially hyped to hear the rest of the album.

You can check out Drop for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Six Feet To Salvation – Wait for Time: Bitingly Fierce Alt Rock

Six Feet To Salvation’s standout single “Wait for Time” from their debut album “City of Churches” is vicious enough to take the bite out of your favourite Hard Rock artist’s tracks. Pearl Jam may as well be in the same league as Taylor Swift once you get a taste of the caustic energy which lies in this progressive feat of Alt Rock.

From semi-orchestral melodic verses to grungy mesmerism, to high-octane visceral choruses Wait for Time carries an arsenal of tricks to melt your mind and appease your angsty soul.

It isn’t just the instrumental mastery on display in Wait for Time which puts you on the edge of your seat. It’s the sense of raw emotion being fed into the single. Wait for Time hits hard both in terms of the instrumental arrangement and in a way which will leave you aurally bruised.

City of Churches is an unforgettable debut, we can’t help but anticipate good things to come from Six Feet To Salvation in 2020.

You can check out Six Feet To Salvation’s single Wait for Time along with the rest of their album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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70s Rock and 90s Grunge Combine in Dead Spirit Communion’s Debut Album

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Dead Spirit Communion created a unique feat of Alt Rock with their single “White Rose (In the Palm of My Hand)” which features on their recently released self-titled debut album. 70s Hard Rock and 90s Grunge combine as if they’ve always fit hand in glove.

The profanity which poured out of my mouth while listening to White Rose for the first time is an exceptional indicator to the level of salacious genius which lingers in the sludgy tones of the single.

There’s no questioning the talent of the up and coming artist. But Dead Spirit Communion moved far beyond a demonstration of instrumental ability and served up an edge-of-your-seat mind-blowingly arrestive track.

White Rose kicks off with a teasingly extended, rhythmically filthy guitar prelude before introducing you to the meltingly magnetic vocals complemented by cavernous drum fills which feed into momentous instrumental synergy. Random thrashings of power metal riffs in between ensure that there’s plenty of diversity in the progressions. Hit play and you might find yourself with a new guitar hero.

You can check out White Rose along with the rest of the album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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Pop Music Supergroup – Unrequited: Bitter-Sweet Grunge-Soaked Alt Rock

Confusingly, the up and coming artist Pop Music Supergroup’s sound is nothing like what it says on the tin. Instead, it’s a witty subversion which leaves you pleasantly surprised when you delve into the Indie Alt Rock artist’s eccentric addition to the airwaves.

As I hit play on the standout track “Unrequited” in their 2019 album, I braced myself for some polished, contrived euphoria, only to hear indulgently bitter-sweet Grunge-soaked Alt Rock.

With Sonic Youth-style fuzz on the guitars, friendly synth lines and the naturally captivating Indie Pop vocals, it is practically impossible to let this track draw to a close without becoming enamoured by Pop Music Supergroup’s sound.

Pop Music Supergroup’s latest album “Tragically Tedious” is sure to be plenty of appeal to fans of Big Thief, Dinosaur Jr, and Japanese Breakfast.

You can check out Unrequited along with the rest of Pop Music Supergroup’s album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Empty Friend release their latest feat of sludgy Hard Rock “Falter”

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I had the pleasure of seeing London-based fourpiece Empty Friend live before hearing any of their releases. After picking up on Mike Patton vibes and appreciating their high-octane polished approach to Hard Rock, I couldn’t help but get excited about their talent, intellect, and ability to bring something new to the airwaves.

And sure enough, they have delivered with their latest single “Falter”; the first track to be released from their second EP. The instrumentals may remain cold, harsh, and unrelenting, but the personable vocals sit in complete contrast while maintaining perfect synergy.

“Falter” was a track inspired by an imagining of the uprising of those oppressed by abusive Governmental regimes around the globe. The open lyrics allow you to apply the aural angst to a myriad of contexts. This ability to autonomously interpret the lyricism makes the power of the single all the more potent.

You may be able to catch faint glimpses of the 90s sound in Falter, but Empty Friend doesn’t pander to nostalgia. They’ve gripped the contemporary frustration of our modern lives and turned it into a cathartically heavy soundscape complete with the radical grip of overdriven guitars. Thanks to Dave Kirk’s impeccable diction and dynamically captivating vocals in Falter, the catchy lyrics resonate succinctly above the sludgy heavy progressions.

Empty Friend exudes incredible energy. It’s visceral, it’s raw, and each of their tracks offers a candid lyrical introspective which may just help you to shift your own mind’s narrative.

You can check out Empty Friend’s latest single Falter for yourselves by heading over to Spotify from October 26th. In the meantime, you can check out their earlier released singles.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast