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Homecoming has released their punchiest Indie Pop Punk single to date with the release of “Prime”

Pop Punk, Post Hardcore and Indie Rock all entwine in the explosively adrenalizing recently released single “Prime” from breaking San Antonio-based artist Homecoming.

They’ve gone right back to the roots of Emo and Pop-Punk with the bouncing anthemic choruses which stand as a testament to the production standard of Prime. Yet Homecoming played a bit of Machiavellian trick as they allowed the harmonically magnetic vocals to be interrupted by the raw screamo lyrics. The seismic shift in energy definitely wasn’t expected. Yet, it made the sticky-sweet choruses which followed even more absorbing.

No review of Prime would be complete without mentioning the guitar which borrows Indie Rock nuances to ensure that the track isn’t just a heavy-hitter. There’s also a smorgasbord of deftly intricate distinction within their playing style to gorge upon.

You can check out Homecoming’s single Prime for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Too Soon Jokes – Breathe: Accordingly Absorbing Indie Rock

For their latest track, Indie trailblazers Too Soon Jokes borrowed a few stylistic influences from the 90s Alt Rock and Pop Punk and created a punchy genre-mashing Indie Rock earworm which definitely won’t overstay its welcome.

Breathe” was released on March 6th, and the airwaves became infinitely sweeter for it. There may be some monster guitar solos in the deftly crafted track. But Breathe is all about the personable, connectable charm which spills from the accordant vocals.

Too Soon Jokes first appeared on our radars with their Christmas song “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes Little Buddy”. Naturally, we quickly found admiration for the band’s unapologetic daringness which seeps beyond their track titles and into their soundscapes.

If you’re always on the lookout for tracks which will make your heart feel full, it will be fully charged in 2:52 minutes after hitting play on Breathe.

You can check out the official video for Too Soon Jokes’ latest single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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No Reception – Time to Kill: Angsty Anthemic Indie Pop Punk Attitude

Time to Kill is the latest single released by the Indie Pop Punk one-woman powerhouse No Reception. The lyrics to Time to Kill hit me like an absolute brick, I can’t say any I’ve found any lyricism in a Pop Punk hit quite so resonant in a long time. It’s clear that vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claire Julian is speaking from a plaintive experience. There’s a slight hint of fragility contained within the lyricism, yet, within the vocals you’re treated to a serving of angsty anthemic attitude and frankly it’s glorious. No one has ever wanted to be someone’s pastime, but no one has ever expressed the fact quite so poignantly as No Reception.

You can check out No Reception’s latest single Time to Kill for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now. Make sure to give her a follow, her upcoming EP ‘See Through’ is due for a much-awaited release. After listening to Time to Kill, I can guarantee as you’ll be as impatient as me for the drop.

Review by Amelia Vandergast