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Ember Rev – From the Country: Artfully Expressive Indie Blues Folk Rock

I’m a sucker for an eclectic instrumental arrangement. So, after hearing that the up and coming Indie Blues Folk artist Ember Rev included an accordion in their instrumental line up, I couldn’t help but become enamoured by their latest rhythmically melodious single “From the Country”.

From the Country packs in all of the Rock n’ Roll grit you could possibly ask for, yet, Ember Rev has used the grinding rhythms in a quaintly expressive soundscape which is sure to be of appeal to anyone fond of freeform Folk. The absorbing melodies seem to intuitively find their own way in From the Country while the authentically Rock vocals carry reminiscences to the likes of Chris Cornell and offer grounding magnetism. From the Country may not have been made for mass commercial appeal, but it has been curated with an arrestive amount of artfully mellifluous passion.

You can check out Ember Rev’s latest single From the Country for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Rhys Tranter – Sometimes: Authentically Pensive Indie Blues

‘Sometimes’ is the quintessentially quaint single from up and coming Indie Blues recording artist Rhys Tranter. As a massive fan of the Alt 90’s and Britpop, the upliftingly pensive vibes that were bleeding through the single weren’t lost on me. Rhys Tranter attacks the timeless genre with an innocent approach in his acoustically rhythmic single to create a wistfully romantic alchemy.

With a slightly extended duration at five minutes, you can be sure that you will be treated to a progressive instrumental arrangement, by the time the track nears to a close you’ll have sampled some of the most cataclysmic instrumental breakdowns ever contained in an Indie Blues track. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but there’s a violin, and what audiophile isn’t sold by classical strings?

As you’d rightly expect from the genre, the lyrics are absolutely on point, yet I couldn’t quite stop myself from comparing the lyrics to the Verve’s ‘Lucky Man’. Obviously, that’s no insult.

You can check out Rhys Tranter’s latest single Sometimes for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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