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Damien Darr has broken the Jangle Pop mould with their Psych-infused Indie Pop single “Supernatural”

Alt singer-songwriter Damien Darr broke the monotonous Jangle Pop mould with their standout single “Supernatural” from their latest album “Paper Cuts”.

Supernatural is a blend of sticky-sweet Indie Pop along with a seriously nuanced injection of Psych Rock. The absorbingly intricate guitar licks demand you give this track plenty of repeat attention as they bravely explore the full tonal palette. From angular and cutting to kaleidoscopically transcendent, Supernatural offers it all.

There’s also plenty to be said for Damien Darr’s energetically entrancing vocals which will leave you endeared by their playful style before the first verse has run through.

You can check out Supernatural for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vida Moxy – Nowhere to Go: The Indie Rock Track Your Lockdown Playlists Have Been Waiting For

With their latest single “Nowhere to Go”, up and coming LA Indie fourpiece Vida Moxy put their own authentically hypnotic spin on Indie.

With Jangle Pop and Post Punk nuances found in the exuberantly sweet soundscape, the melodies in Nowhere to Go are as absorbing as they come. And it’s safe to say that plenty of people will be able to relate to the lyrics which poetically allude to stagnation. Despite the melancholic inspiration behind the single, Vida Moxy kept the tone soulfully uplifting. Do I really need to tell you to add Nowhere to Go to your lockdown playlists?

You can check out Vida Moxy’s single Nowhere to Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prog Rock and Indie Jangle Pop combine in Paper Trails latest single “Inside Out”

Generic Indie Jangle Pop guitars may be all you hear if you turn on any Indie-inclined radio station in 2020, but up and coming artist Paper Trails found a way to bring the captivating alchemy of New Wave right into the 21st century with their progressive Indie single “Inside Out”.

Listening to the Smiths is a rather bitter-sweet experience these days. The only thing that will linger after you hear Inside Out is an earworm.

As soon as the punchy passion-soaked chord progressions start to carve the melodies, you’ll be hit with the excitement of ingesting the energetic ingenuity which was perceptibly poured into Inside Out.

Falling in perfect synergy with the instrumentals are the vocals which offer an evocative sting which is just as potent as Brian Molko’s along with the same accessible warmth as the likes of Paul Draper.

It isn’t every day we get to hear an artist with such a distinctively absorbing guitar style paired with soulfully connectable vocals. Paper Trails’ unique amalgamation of Prog Rock, Britpop and Indie definitely isn’t to be missed.

You can check out Paper Trails’ single Inside Out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Micky Blouse – Brother: Energetically Infectious Indie Power Pop

Power Pop, Jangle Pop, and Surf Rock all converge in the energetically infectious latest single “Brother” from up and coming Sheffield-based Indie artist Micky Blouse.

The high-pitched vocals may invoke nostalgia for the time when Hanson dominated the airwaves but make no mistake when you hit play on Brother, you’ll meet soulfully bold aural distinction.

The punchy Alt Rock instrumentals carve out ensnaring melodies which find the perfect balance between momentum and euphorically arrestive vibrant rhythm. Brother is the ultimate Indie Power Pop earworm which you’ll be desperate to share with others once it wriggles in, which should be just about when the chorus hits.

Brother is just one of the tracks to feature on Micky Blouse’s debut self-titled EP which you’ll definitely want to delve into if you’re as sick of assimilative Indie acts as we are.

You can check out Micky Blouse’s latest single Brother for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Shop Window have released their ensnaring epiphany-driven Jangle Pop debut “Mannequin Lies”

Now that listening to the Smiths is a bitter-sweet experience, there’s no better time to check out up and coming Indie Jangle Pop acts such as The Shop Window.

The dreamy melodic layers in their debut single “Mannequin Lies” offers the same timelessly enamouring euphoria which has had Indie fans hooked since the glory days of the Stone Roses. But there’s more than just aural nostalgia on offer. There’s a brand-new contemporary resonance in Mannequin Lies.

Lyrically, it is is a metaphorical masterpiece. The debut single was inspired by the concept of facades and how we showcase the most attractive parts of ourselves whilst keeping the dark thoughts, anxiety, and perceived weaknesses in the back. The poetic parallels are one thing, the way the track compels you to let people in is quite another.

It’s one of those tragically rare singles which gets better with each hit.

You can check out Mannequin Lies for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Youth Antics Offer Punchy Indie Aural Alchemy with their Latest Single “With You Tonight”

If you like your finger to be on the pulse of fresh new Indie acts, we’ve definitely found a live one with Youth Antics who have recently released latest single With You Tonight.

In With You Tonight, growling grungy basslines lead the way for an effervescent burst of Indie Jangle Pop in guitars before the synergistic instrumental arrangement comes together to offer punchy aural alchemy.

The progressively momentous single pretty much covers the full tonal palette. From cutting driving guitar tones to the Marr-style riffs which will always remain timeless.

There’s also a magnetic amount of distinction to be found in the vocals which have a slightly darker drawl compared to most contemporary Indie acts. Any fans of Pale Waves will undoubtedly want to find the time to check it out.

You can check out With You Tonight along with Youth Antics’ previously released 3 singles by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dunes Day – Vertigo: Chorally Concordant Indie Jangle Pop

Many up and coming Indie artists struggle to set themselves apart with distinction. But Dunes Day executed it with discernible ease in their second single “Vertigo”.

It’s impossible not to warm to their softly progressive style which constantly switches up the instrumental style while keeping the tone of the guitar-led arrangement beguilingly concordant.

Their indulgently sweet mix of Jangle Pop and Psych offers an instantaneous hook. From there out, you’re gently left to drink in the choral guitar notes which find the perfect synergy with the vocal harmonies.

Vertigo is a stunningly produced single which puts a modern spin on Psych Pop bands we’ve fawned over for decades. We might have a lot to thank the Beatles for, but it’s about time we started giving bands such as Dunes Day recognition for their contributions to the airwaves.

You can check out Vertigo yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Get Hyped for Summer with Cars on Mars’ Latest Indie Pop Single

Cars on Mars’ latest single “Summer” kicks off with quite possibly the most distinctive Indie Rock bassline you’ve ever heard.

The fuzzily striking licks introduce a soundscape which finds the perfect balance between the dark tones of Post Punk and the jangly quintessence of Indie Jangle Pop.

Any fans of the Wombats, The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club, and the Vaccines are sure to appreciate Cars on Mars’ summer hit dropped in January.

After hearing the effervescently sun-kissed mix, I’m now under the firm impression that there is no better time to be listening to tracks which capture the warm nostalgia of summer’s past and instil you with anticipation for the ones to come.

In short, Summer is a vibrant hit and you’ll be doing yourselves a favour if you add it to your playlists.

You can check out the official video to Summer for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Britt Marie – Mind Games: A Pensively Optimistic Indie Pop Playlist Essential

Whether it was the pensively optimistic Indie Folk Pop melody, Britt Marie’s evocatively piercing vocals or the stark lyrical resonance which meant every note in her latest single “Mind Games” was arrestive as the last, I can’t be sure.

But what I can be sure of, is that her personable approach to her sound resounds in the succinctly sweet tonality of the single enabling her to set herself leagues apart from other up and coming artists experimenting with the trending Jangle Indie Pop sound.

Fans of Florence and the Machine, The Wombats, Vaccines, and Marina and the Diamonds, the 1975, and Bad Suns will definitely want to check out the punchily melodic hit. Her music is much more than simply radio-ready. It boasts a rarely found high-energy anthemic vibe which will make you wish it was festival season already.

You can check out Mind Games along with Britt Marie’s previously released four singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chris J Clarke – Day to Night: Hypnotically Melodic Indie Jangle Pop

Hearing how much the young up and coming artist Chris J Clarke has matured and grown into his signature Indie Alt Pop style is probably one of the most rewarding aural journey you can take.

His new EP “Day to Night” contains some potently melodic works of upbeat aural alchemy, and there’s no better introduction to his sound than the title track from the EP which any fans of the 1975 are sure to appreciate. Yet, if any artist could make the 1975 sound raucous, it is Chris J Clarke with his ability to cook up soundscapes which are so smooth they’re bordering on hypnotic. While you can still hear the ring of the Jangle Pop guitars faintly in the background, electronic effect takes over the mix and laces it in a sound so fluid you may as well be listening to the waves crash.

You can check out Chris J Clarke’s latest single Day to Night along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast