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Ryan Snyder – Some Things Never Change: A Super-Charged Blast of High-Octane Rock

Whatever your sexual orientation, I can guarantee that you’re going to find the riffs in Nashville-based artist Ryan Snyder’s latest single “Some Things Never Change” more than a little bit sexy.

The feisty ode to Rock is a high-octane blast of pure rhythmic wonder. But it isn’t through intensity or speed where Ryan Snyder sets themselves apart (although there’s a lot of that too). It’s how their eclectic array of influences find their way into their sound.  Within Some Things Never Change, you’ll find the mesmerism of Blues along with combined with reminiscences of the likes of Guns n’ Roses, Buckcherry, and Led Zeppelin.

Even if you’ve been plugged into a constant stream of Rock music since the 70s, Ryan Snyder will still give you plenty to get excited about. It’s discovering artists like this that makes you realise just how skewed lists of ‘top guitarists’ truly must be.

You can check out Ryan Snyder’s single Some Things Never Change for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Christine XP – Memory Jeans: Guitar-Driven Teen-Pop

Christine XP is drifting through the difficulties of a modern-day teenager with her new song “Memory Jeans”.

Christine XP seems like a pretty likable presence. From her photo shoots in which she always showcases her warm smile to her bio on her Spotify page , everything about her is charged with a genuinely positive load. She plays the guitar; she gracefully turns her wishes, thoughts, and demons into lyrics. And she sings about those things, in a way that you can almost picture her not losing her smile while recording them, which is a precious thought.

“Memory Jeans” is a song the spine of which is some plain guitar chords, enriched by various pop music sounds. Overall the production is simple and down to earth. Perhaps Christine’s aim here is to introduce herself to the world, in a not so splurging way.

A somewhat large number of psychologists and behavioral scholars agree on the notion that being a teenager is the toughest period in a person’s life. Christine XP is a teenager singing about all kinds of hardship that a fair portion of her contemporaries can find themselves fluently relating to. Listen to her sing about these things here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis