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The future of indietronica is here with Krane Alis’ latest single ‘3 GODS WE KNOW’

Indietronica fans will want to pay serious attention to the rhythmically commanding latest release, ‘3 GODS WE KNOW’ from up and coming artist, Krane Alis.

By dipping into a myriad of genre pools with their subversive synth-driven, 80s-inclined sound, Krane Alis brought individuality to the airwaves, seemingly with ease. The major distinction radiates from her warmly enigmatic vocals which pay ode to retro-style dance pop while projecting you far into the future of indie dance pop.

The Bay Area solo artist takes inspiration from everyone from The Talking Heads to Blondie to Hot Chip and Daft Punk. Her eclectic aural affinities ensured that the debut album which is set to follow 3 GODS WE KNOW will be one that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

3 GODS WE KNOW is now available to stream via SoundCloud and Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The journey to a fresh start: Los Angeles singer-songwriter Huney gets out of negative energy forces on ‘Another Day’ (ft. NiSPLASH)

LA musician Huney is on a music and film-making mission in 2020 and she returns with her latest indie-electronic track with Hip Hop flavor called ‘Another Day’.

After learning to play the piano when she was just 9 years old, Huney has since turned her attention to her visual arts training and making meaningful videos. This is a self-motivated creative who has used this horrible pandemic to learn new skills and build her name up as much as possible. When it gets tough, the tough get going.

With an EP on the way in 2021, she has a long-term plan and is building step by step to make sure that her vision is portrayed in the best possible light without any shortcuts.

You feel the opening intro deeply as we are teased with a haunting piano start that draws you in quickly. The tiptoe in the door is such a salivating beginning and you wonder what is next. Her vocals make your back shiver and his raps mesh the two together like ice in water, keeping the vibe cool but chilly real. You feel the energy and remember those times when you just wanted to get out of a place and never return.

This is all about wanting to start the day again as you haven’t had a fun night out and just want to be back at home, safe and away from this negative energy. You are trusting your gut and if you could teleport home now you would.

Another Day’ (ft. NiSPLASH) from the the incredible LA singer-songwriter Huney is an excellent indie-electro journey that gives you the feeling that these are two artists that truly get it. Being somewhere that is unnatural is bad for the soul and the sooner you get away, the better. Being with your tribe is the only way forward.

Support these classy artists on Spotify and see Huney’s vision via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Barely Trev: ‘No Way’ (feat. Dylan Reese) is the start of a new journey

Barely Trev: ‘No Way‘ (feat. Dylan Reese) is the start of a new journey that is fresh and easy on the ear.

You trip sometimes, that is just the way it goes. You care about things that people say but are slowly brushing yourself off from that. You keep close the true crew, the real friends who get you inside and support you.

After changing his name, this is the start of something special from this fine artist with a groovy indie-electro flow and vibe to the sky. This is the sunglasses and summer music, good times to all that positive in this wild world.

This is the superhero story, the rise of a new journey and Barely Trev shows us his music style with Dylan Reese and this animated video is excellent. With the glossy new school vibe and the striking lyrics, this is one of the best songs of the year so far. This is the kind of positive energy we all need.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Summertime Love’ is a heat-filled passionate new single from Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York City and he returns with his new single ‘Summertime Love‘.

The City that never seems to sleep, New York. Michael is always thinking and dreaming in sound, melody, and lyrics. He had his first violin lesson at the age of six and got into the music scene from there. The bug bit and has never let go. After learning the guitar, and was involved in orchestra, jazz ensemble, several rock bands, and song writing. From there it was piano, drums, ukeleke, and he learned to sing. With such a passion to learn all these incredible instruments, you can tell that he wants to be the best he can be.

With a pure voice that captures your attention like a new crisp camera lens, Michael Vincent is in top form with the summer classic that we have been blessed with. There are clicking of the fingers here, the vocals are smooth and the beat reminds you of the beach, being with good friends and enjoying ‘Summertime Love‘. This is a house-covered tasty treat for our hungry ears who will consume this with a smile on your face. This is the type of song that gets you in a mood with dancing and be happy, forgetting all your worries.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Producer/Songwriter Chris Punk saunters in with indie-electronic ‘Crazy’ (feat. George)

Chris Punk is back with his signature style on new song ‘Crazy‘ (feat. George).

Over many years in the music game, Chris Punk has been producing music for a myriad of other artists and has done work for most of the big labels around the world. Recently, he finally came to a big decision: “It’s time to start releasing songs with my own name on the cover”. This is the attitude of this experiences singer who riffs in with his passionate style to help us all kick-start the day.

This is his first release as an independent artist-producer with collaborations and releases coming up. The song ‘Crazy‘ is a new style of music, a mix between RnB & House and a touch of early 90’s Electronic music. This radio version will shortly be followed up with remixes in various genres for the dance floor.

Stream this fine song here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Atlas Castle – Falling Slowly: Artfully Serene Downtempo Electronica

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“Falling Slowly” is the latest hypnotically track to be released from Copenhagen-based producer Atlas Castle. Any fans of transcendental Electronica are going to want to check out.

Atlas Castle found the perfect balance in tone with Falling Slowly. Allowing it to dark enough to be poignant, explorative and reflective, yet never allowing the track to reach the point of disconcertment for the listener.

There’s plenty of distinction to be found in Falling Slowly. But instead of the track resonating as experimental or alt electronica, it falls into the realms of artful ingenuity through the way Atlas Castle deftly toys with melodies, emotion and layers of aural aesthetic.

You can check out Atlas Castle’s latest track Falling Slowly for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Simon on the Moon – Milk: Genre-Defying Aural Magnetism

Simon on the Moon has recently released his most infectious indietronica hit yet. “Milk” is a genre-defying smorgasbord of sound ranging from Indie to Electro to R&B. The infusion of sounds creates a dizzying cocktail of viscerally light arrangements similar to what we heard from the up and coming artist’s first single “Hooked”. Yet, despite the melodicism of Milk, the ambient beat still carves out plenty of funk. If there are any up and coming artists you should be putting on your radar in 2019, it’s Simon on the Moon. His ability to create lyrically smooth soundscapes is matched by his pitch-perfect vocals which feed into the melody with layers of harmony. Whilst Milk is undeniably experimental and shows plenty of curve-creating prodigal flair, it’s still accessible enough to slip into from the first verse.

You can check out Simon on the Moon’s latest single Milk for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Drakmah – 26: Hauntingly Concordant Indie Electronica

The tear-jerking capacity of the vocals from Drakmah’s latest single “26” hit me from the first verse whilst the intellectualism behind the instrumental arrangements added further insult to emotive injury.

With elements of Post Punk the Indie Electro Pop track progresses with experimentally immersive arrangements and a complete disregard for the usual structures of sound. The end result is an ethereally captivating soundscape which you won’t forget in a hurry. Mainly due to the fact there are very few up and coming artists with the ability to get this inventive with their sound and still create a track that is so much more than the novelty of hearing something new. The multi-layered mix of acoustic and electronic effect comes together with such concordant synergy to describe the energy behind 26 as haunting almost seems like an understatement. If you haven’t noticed by now, I can’t say enough good things about the London-based ensemble, so check out the live recording of Drakmah’s single 26 for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

POLITIK – Rage On: Arrestingly Hypnotic Indie Electro

London Grammar fans, you’re in for an absolute treat. With such a stark vocal reminiscence between Hannah Reid and POLITIK’s vocalist Nicola Mayer with their latest track “Rage On” it was hard not to become instantly consumed by the arrestingly hypnotic Electro Pop composition.

What was orchestrated instrumentally in Rage On transcended the empyreal melodicism which even the chart-topping artists can muster. The Cape Town, South Africa-based trio use their cinematic style to build a momentous amount of potent energy with subtle yet anthemic build ups by mixing elements from a myriad of different genres. I have no doubt that POLITIK can unite fans of ambient electro pop and alt rock simultaneously with their gripping visceral sound.

If practice makes perfect, I can’t wait to hear what POLITIK create in the future with their honest, raw and celestial sound. Considering Rage On was released back in 2017, I’d say it was definitely time we were treated to another ethereally stunning release.

You can check out the official video to Rage On by POLITIK by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Big Jens and the Boy – Mine: Sticky-Sweet Indie Electro Catharsis

Finding an Indie track as anthemically indulgent as Big Jens and the Boy’s latest single Mine would be like finding a needle in an aural haystack. With the punchy, sticky sweet melodies of Alt Indie and the cathartic waves of reverb hit you hard enough to carry you with the tide of the seamless progression. By the second chorus you won’t fail to appreciate the lucid ingenuity that went into creating Mine. Their mix of acoustic and digital arrangements almost allowed you to dare to imagine what Gary Numan would sound like if he got experimental with a Shoegaze-inspired Indie track. The haunting notes from the synth pierce through the sludgy reverb curtesy of the guitars whilst the vocals effortlessly synergise with the rest of the mix. There really is no overstating how transiently beautiful Big Jens and the Boy’s latest single is. Any fans of emotionally honest Alt 90’s music are sure to appreciate the soundscape on offer from the up and coming artists.

You can check out the slightly disturbing yet highly fabulous official music video to Mine yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast