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The transatlantic duo Post Suitcase unpack heartbreak in their debut single, Under This Hood

The debut single, Under This Hood, from the British/American indie-rockers Post Suitcase, euphonically bridges the transatlantic sonic gap. With blisters of Britpop bursting between the American overtones in the post-breakup track, it’s impossible not to get entwined in the narrative, which explores the tendency of others to put the token effort in when it comes to consoling and checking in on the recently heartbroken.

We’ve all been there, although notably, we’re not all capable of forging lyrical gold, “I’ll walk where the grass still grows, where my friends still smile but they really don’t know that, under this hood, is a lot of dead wood.” With the momentum ebbing and crescendoing through the release, which comes with the meditatively artful ease of the trumpet glossing over the angular indie guitars, Under This Hood is as cathartic as it is heartbreaking.

Debut releases don’t get much more promising than this. We’re hoping that Post Suitcase has more emotional intimacy and intellect to unpack in future releases.

Under This Hood will officially release on September 30th; catch it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Fair Verona roll their cigarettes with ‘Starlight’ in their latest evocative alt indie pop single.

‘Starlight’ is the latest sorrowfully ornate single from the Charlottesville, Virginia-hailing up-and-coming alt-pop duo, Fair Verona. In a sea of Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Daughter and Lorde assimilators, Fair Verona gracefully went against the tide in their raw candour led soundscape.

While the lyrics bite into your sense of empathy, delicate piano keys and the twilight textures envelop you in their efficacious ethereal catharsis. It is impossible not to take on the emotional weight of the single. Unless you are a complete sociopath, in which case, I pity your immunity to the lush spacey blows hammered home by Mickey Vaughan’s evocatively glistening vocal timbre.

Check out the alternative mix of Starlight by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Never give up: Nashville’s Catelyst send us inspiring story on ‘Until I Break’

Performing with a fiery attitude that leaves no doubt about their long-term intentions, Catelyst stay strong together amid the small-minded doubters, as they stride in hot with their lively new single called ‘Until I Break‘.

Catelyst are a promising Nashville-based indie EDM/hip-hop duo fused together by the talented singer/guitarist Olivia Floyd and skillful rapper/producer Carlos Powell. They make that thrilling music that has you hooked like a fish in the ocean, as their stirring sonic soundscapes crashes in enthusiastically, like a fresh summer wave you can’t help but love and ride as long as possible.

Her stunning voice echos warmly through the noise and the powerful production is a perfect beat for this glowing effort. His riveting raps shows district frustration amid dealing with doubters, as he simmers in with a verbal barrage that impresses mightily.

Until I Break‘ from Nashville’s indie EDM/hip-hop duo Catelyst, is that supremely catchy and thoughtful track you put on when you need some inspiration, as the relevant lyrics have you feeling that you are supporting the underdog, their raw sound is an action-packed adventure and you nod your head boisterously to the gripping sound you are curiously immersed in.

Never giving up from following your dreams is the only way to fully realizing your potential, as if you believe in yourself enough, anything is possible.

Stream this rousing new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen