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Snowflake Generation – Wake Me Up: Intricately Masterful Authentically Absorbing Indie

Indie newcomers Snowflake Generation have recently released their third single “Wake Me Up” if you want to restore your faith in Indie, look no further than this progressively blissful track.

The bitter-sweet melodies may leave your soul feeling a little sore, but it’s more than worth enduring the emotive weight which this single has to offer. If Incubus experimented with grungier tones and nuances of Pop Punk, the end result would undoubtedly share reminiscences with Wake Me Up.

It’s an intricately masterful testament to Snowflake Generations’ progress since their inception in Autumn 2019. There’s pretty much everything you could ask for from an Indie Rock track in Wake Me Up. Soaring guitar solos, undiluted emotion, and perhaps most importantly, the affirmation that Snowflake Generation are running with their own sound and their souls are the essence for it.

If I had a pound for every new Indie artist with as much authenticity as Snowflake Generation, I’d be pretty broke.

Get them on your radars. They won’t be up and coming for long.

You can check out Wake Me Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brian Dalton – Drown: Orchestral, Soul Shattering Industrial Rock

Fans of bands such as Incubus, Nine Black Alps & Nine Inch Nails are going to want to devour Brian Dalton’s latest track Drown which was released on January 5th, 2018.

Down is a prolifically rounded track, which grips you like a vice and doesn’t let go until long after the flawless instrumentals have faded out. There really is no criticism to be found in Brian Dalton’s latest hit, which he’s mixed up from his earlier releases which possess a more mellow grunge undertone. His sensational vocal ability allows the track to soar from resonant melancholy to raunchy rock vocals that make your heart pound with the industrial beat. The orchestral cacophony that swoops into the progression after the last chorus to tear a little piece of your soul away with it, bringing this palpably pounding track to life. And all that is without mentioning the pensive lyrics that ring with poetry steeped in vehemence.

It’s not often I can refer to music as sexy without cringing, but there’s something zealously Godly and sensual about Brian Dalton’s command of sound. He certainly has the Eddie Vedder effect.

Check out the stunning official music video to Drown on YouTube now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG8qu0LcHYU&feature=youtu.be

Drown is also available to listen to via Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/track/0Nvq8juqMwJK0LEoijqHCy

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Colors In Mind Reach Music Peaks

If you draw a Venn diagram of exploratory music, where the intersection between technical metal, progressive and post-rock occurs you won’t find a whole lot of bands, but you will find Colors in Mind. With their latest release, Yugen Peaks they build their sound on a wonderfully fluid post-rock template, one that eschews the 4/4 signature and rigid verse-chorus ethic of traditional rock and instead wanders its own musical journey, often lingering in one lush musical landscape before flitting through more minimal territory, languishing in gentle, bucolic beauty and then climbing dramatic peaks.

It isn’t hard to see this approach as a modern day progressive classical music, the instruments may have been updated from the traditional format but the symphonic nature of the music is obvious to all. And l it tells its story as much through symphonic sound as it does the lyrics, it maybe be a less obvious, less direct method, but it is no less heart tugging, emotive and effective. It is music of the heart and soul, requiring total immersion. Whilst most music contains its own user manual amongst its beats and notes, one that tells the listener exactly how to interpret the message, this is more about osmosis, a vibe to be soaked up and ingested.