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Jordo Ingle – That Door: Soul-Achingly Arrestive Alt Folk Pop

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Up and coming Alt Indie Folk artist Jordo Ingle’s latest single That Door is soul-achingly arrestive. From the moment you’re exposed to the vibrancy of the tone, the energy in the intricately enthralling rhythms, and Jordo Ingle’s distinctively uplifting vocals, you’ll be hooked.

The electronic instrumentals may give That Door a contemporary appeal, yet, the artist has gone right back to the roots of music production by providing aural escapism which also shares a unique lyrical perspective.

That Door demands repeat attention. And you definitely won’t feel begrudging while you give in to the demands of this soulfully beguiling earworm.

You can check out Jordo Ingle’s single That Door which was released alongside the equally as mesmerising single Take My Hand via Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Two Neighbors – Do It for the Photos: The Pop Rock Earworm We Never Knew We Needed

Two Neighbors latest single “Do It for the Photos” is so fresh it almost gives you a chill. The attitude-driven Pop Rock hit unapologetically annihilates those odiously vain people which we’ve all undoubtedly encountered as we scroll through our newsfeeds.

The fact that we probably all know of someone like that perfectly demonstrates the even more painful fact that so many people spend their life imitating what they see on social media in a desperate bid to be ‘impressive’. We’ve gone beyond life imitating art and moved into an era where we all try to be one homogenised followable assimilative figure. If you get as angry about that as me, you’re going to be just as enamoured by Two Neighbors’ single as I was.

The catharsis found in Do It For the Photos is insanely potent. Equally as potent is the talent exuded in this insanely infectious, perfectly polished radio-ready hit.

You can check out the official lyric video to Do It for the Photos which premiered on January 9th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Masøn & Braden Mason – Jennifer Street: Pensively Progressive Neo-Classical Pop

The pensive piano notes found in Masøn & Braden Mason’s single “Jennifer Street” should be of plenty of appeal to fans of evocatively open artists such as Bill Ryder-Jones who aren’t afraid to lay their souls down over beguilingly melancholic melodies.

Even though the single has a slightly Pop Ballad feel, there’s a captivating tenderness to the single which pushes the soundscape into the realms of Neo-Classical.  There was no way of anticipating the amount of momentum which would build in Jennifer Street. Yet, the most overwhelming aspect of the aural alchemy has to be the deftness in the execution of each of the nuanced evolutions.

The single practically drips in commercial appeal. It’s going to be interesting to have Masøn & Braden Mason on our radar for 2020.

You can check out Masøn & Braden Mason’s single Jennifer Street via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Gelax – Mr Square: The Most Fiercely Convictive Alt Rock Single You’ll Hear All Year

“Mr Square” is the latest single to be released by the experimentally pioneering, unfuckwithably fabulous up and coming artist Gelax.

Without any hint of hyperbole, I may have just stumbled across my favourite new artist in 2019. From the very first time of hearing Mr Square, the taunting, sardonic nature of the lyrics hits you along with the unique sense of satisfaction through listening to such convictive lyricism laying down an aural attack on misogyny.

The same instantaneously gripping effect is something that I have only ever experienced through hitting play on any of Amanda Palmer’s (Dresden Dolls) tracks. And that’s certainly not a comparison I make lightly.

Despite the angst behind the inspiration of the soundscape, the lyrics are versed through reflectively hazy vocals which sit in perfect synergy with the instrumentals which share the same lucid textures until the basslines come in to dominate the soundscape through blistering grooves.

You can check out Mr Square along with Gelax’s earlier released singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Man Called Noon – Everybody Move: Punchy Soul-Infused Indie

Everybody Move is the latest EP from Indie Alt Pop powerhouse Man Called Noon. With their ability to create infectiously catchy melodies, I wouldn’t say it will be long before their radio-ready earworms make them a household name. There really is no underestimating the up-vibe hype which Man Called Noon pour into their soundscapes which come alive through an eclectic mix of Americana, Pop and Soul.

The first two tracks on the EP “Everybody Move” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” may have been a little cheesier than your average Americana Pop track, but track three is definitely enough to make an audiophile prick up their ears to the boisterous and distinctively raucous edge of “One Last Right”. The track dials back the punchily jovial energy and lets the rhythm take over to allow miserable cynics like me to enjoy a stellar offering of soul-infused Indie.

You can check out the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast