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Sleep This Off: Virginia band Out on the Weekend go big on the true life ‘After Party’

After Party by Out on the Weekend

With a driving sound that reminds you of the good times that have sadly passed, Out on the Weekend ditch the keys somewhere in the bushes and go all out with ‘After Party‘.

Out on the Weekend is an exciting alt-rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, which is the quality music project of singer-songwriter, audio engineer and producer Nathan Scholz.

The thumping drums wakes you up from the thirsty slumber as his passionate vocals gets you off the grass where you passed out, and has you trying to remember what actually happened. Lots of fun was had but now its gotten a bit too out of hand, as you have lost the path where you originally wanted to go.

This is the story about the big night out that turned into years — with people coming and going as you forget the names of the people you meet — and lose yourself completely to those cold beverages, that seem to go down a bit too easily than they should.

After Party‘ from Virginia alt-rockers Out on the Weekend, shows us into the party that got a bit out of hand — as the 90s rock nostalgia blows over the empty beer cans and gives you chills — with the realness attached the hurting hangover. Sometimes the fun can go a bit too far and has you asking yourself if you can actually change, or will you be stuck in the haze forever.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

London’s H A Z E is back with a fab new alt-pop direction on ‘King’

Formally of D Haze the Band, the mysteriously enchanting London-based H A Z E aka Hazel Smith is back with ‘King‘. She wrote this song and you just know that its going to be incredible. A change of direction is blowing in the wind and we need to join her for this riveting ride.

Hazel is inspired by styles such as synth pop, retro wave, prog rock and electro and this is some hair-lifting music for the soul. Made for fans of Billie Eilish, Radiohead just to name a few, H A Z E has this uncanny ability to stretch you mind and heart here. Her vocals are so awe-inspiring and the music accompaniment is rather splendid.

King‘ rattles you, it blends into your veins and you need to catch your breath. H A Z E is a musician who has taken the brave step of re-inventing herself. She is so creative, courageous and as a performer you can’t help but like her sultry vocals. H A Z E steps up big and delivers a fine new single.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A Weekend Away release rocking track ‘Haze’

Anyone who loves rock music is probably familiar with this scene: a band is playing whilst fans are moshing. A fight starts and beer is flying everywhere. In other words: it’s a great time. This scene is made audible by A Weekend Away’s track Haze.

Haze is comprised of verses that give you just enough to keep wanting more. With basslines that will keep you moving and guitars that lurk around ready to strike, you’ll be on the edge of your seat if you aren’t being knocked off your feat. Powerful vocals that stay crystal clear are a major bonus and drums that ooze rock aesthetic set a foundation that can’t be beat. This song’s got everything but the alcohol.

If harder rock isn’t your scene, it’s important to note that this song never leaves pop palatable territory. It’s got hooks and distortion that’s tamed back by production just enough to keep it from being distracting while maintaining its strong presence. A Weekend Away walks a line between sensibilities that so many artists can’t seem to balance and this might be one of the reasons Haze is such a great track. This is accessible music whether you’re a softer person looking for danger or a harder person trying to cool down from something more egregious.

-Paul Weyer