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Indie Blues

Tampa Bay’s WD-HAN return with rocky blues ”Shiver”

Rocking Indie-Blues band WD-HAN are based out of Tampa Bay in Florida and have just released their new broody bluesy rock ear-tingling ”Shiver”.

Tampa Bay’s WD-HAN lift us off our feet with the exciting entrance and then settle in to a fiery harmony with uplifting guitar and drum solos. Just what we needed. They have a gritty style that is fantastic with the vocal delivery which is clear and has you dancing along.

Shiver” is all about that feeling of meeting someone and they make you feel all goofy inside and have a huge smile on your face. You shiver as you think of them and they are all you really want in life.

After being around since 2008, WD-HAN just want to inspire through music so that they can make a positive impact on their listeners lives. They mend our hearts on ”Shiver” and this is a superb release.

Stream this rock flow here on Soundcloud.

Find out more about the Tampa band here on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Benjamin Beiler – You And Me: Euphoria-Soaked Alt-Country Pop Rock

Lancaster, UK based artist Benjamin Beiler’s latest single You & Me mixes roots deep Country Rock with nuances of Indie Pop Rock to bring authentic Country rhythms well and truly into the 21st century.

Any fans of virtuosic guitar work are going to be easily enamoured by Benjamin Beiler’s versatile approach. You & Me kicks off with Indie chords before the melodies to break into winding accessible rhythms for the verses. You can also prepare to be captivated by the overdriven anthemic riffs and intricately arrestive Blues Rock solos.

You & Me stands as a testament that Americana can be just as sweet when crafted on this side of the pond. But there’s plenty more than instrumental talent on offer in the resounding single. The vocals affirm that You & Me was delivered straight from the soul.

You can check out Benjamin Beiler’s single You & Me which was released on March 23rd for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Indulge in the Indie Blues Rock Escapism Offered by Bazile Mills’ Single “Flying at Night”

With lyrical wit which could rival Nick Cave’s and a timelessly hypnotic rhythmic allure, Bazile Mills’ standout Indie Blues Rock single Flying at Night is a masterful feat of aural escapism which you’re going to want to delve into.

There may be plenty of odes paid to the roots of Rock n’ Roll, yet within the extended length of the progressive single, you’ll find plenty of affirmations that Bazile Mills’ ingenuity deserves space on the airwaves in 2020.

While the vocals offer soul and connectable passion, the tonally warm winding Americana instrumentals will leave even staunchest of audiophiles enamoured. The Blues guitar solos really are something else.

You can check out Flying at Night for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Family Dog – EASY: Smooth Jazz-Infused Indie Blues Rock

The Family Dog

EASY is the smooth Jazz-infused debut release from up and coming Indie Blues Rock artist The Family Dog. If you could imagine a mellifluous merging of the styles of Jack White, Kurt Vile, and modern Indie Rock artists such as Arctic Monkeys, you’ll get an idea of what’s in store when you hit play.

As someone who has always appreciated virtuosic prowess popping from rhythmically appeasing guitar progressions, it was all too easy to fall into the groove of EASY. It may even provide more tonally warm catharsis than Faith No More’s track Easy. It’s a bold statement, but once you get wrapped up in the sweetly resonant track, I’m sure you’ll be inclined to agree.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the debut single from The Family Dog which will be available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kristaps Bakis – Bullet in Her Face: Darkly Dystopian Grungy Post-Punk

“Bullet in Her Face” is the recently released darkly dystopian aural gem from up and coming Alternative artist Kristaps Bakis. It’s not every day you come across a track which simultaneously resonates as ominous and melodically cathartic. But that’s exactly what Kristaps Bakis achieved with the indulgently eerie yet tonally light track.

The artist took the Alt 90s grungy tone before reviving it with an infusion of Post Punk, and an incredibly nuanced addition of Psych to create a refreshingly distinctive track. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Supergrass, Kurt Vile, and Bauhaus collaborated on a record together, you’d get a good idea of what awaits you if you hit play on Bullet in Her Face.

You can check out the official video to Bullet in Her Face which premiered on January 27th, 2020 for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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.

Keep up to date with Rhys Tranter’s latest singles, head on over to Facebook and give the London-dwelling emerging artist a follow.

Review by Amelia Vandergast