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Ptree shows us a lost love story on ”One Thing”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the home of singer-songwriter Ptree. He is back with his new song that is called ”One Thing”.

This is a love story that doesn’t end well sadly. She is looking for one thing and we never get to know what that is. Maybe that’s the whole point of the story? Sometimes there is one thing that always holds us back in life and in relationships.

There is a lovely tune here and the background vibe is very indie-rock. Ptree has strong vocals and impresses here during this sad love story. He is a multi-talented performer that just likes to be on stage and make people happy.

This is the follow up to ”Loved By You” and this is a terrific indie-folk song that has some bite in it. I like the overall energy and Ptree is improving on each release.

Find out more via his Facebook page.

Stream this lost love single right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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LA-based Dance Pop group Yep tell all with debut ”Breakup Sex”

The Los Angeles based indie-pop group Yep show us what they are made of with their debut song ”Breakup Sex”. The new band from the USA are in impressive form and this is an enjoyable song to make you think. They take us into their journey of this touchy subject that has it’s pros and cons.

This is a touching indie-pop release for 2020 that explores this sad love story. You are with someone and you always seem to be breaking up. Then you keep on getting back together and repeating this cycle. This can be fun but after a while you start to wonder if this is going to be the new normal. Is this going to be a familiar ride along this twisting road?

Breakup Sex” from Yep is a fun indie song that is very consistent with the chilled beat and the soothing vocals. With this being their debut there is no doubt that Yep are going to be on our radar with their catchy music.

Click here for the Soundcloud page to hear this new song.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Stelahr – Hundred Thousand Miles: Piercingly Artful Alt Pop

Berlin-based Breaking Pop artist Stelahr’s latest single Hundred Thousand Miles quite literally left me lost for words. In my extended mentally-incapacitated state of awe, the adjectives for Stelahr’s unique artful style alluded me.

The soundscape was as instrumentally, atmospherically and lyrically complex as you’d expect from the likes of Elliott Smith. Believe me, that’s not a comparison I make lightly. Yet, Stelahr allowed the dreamy and blissful track to sting with piercing melancholic longing which emanated from the stabbing notes in the piano and her haunting semi-operatic vocal style.

The ethereally moody soundscape paired with the official video which was created with a little help from the Sims 4 made the evocative potency of Hundred Thousand Miles even stronger. Watching the Sims character idle in domesticity before springing to life around music, crowds and nature hit especially hard thanks to lockdown. But Hundred Thousand Miles is definitely worth getting aurally bruised by.

You can check out the transfixing official music video to Hundred Thousand Miles which premiered on June 26th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gold Record – On Notice: Nostalgically Accessible, Futuristically Fresh Funk-Soaked Indie Synth Pop

Up and coming trio Gold Record’s debut release On Notice is a nostalgically accessible, futuristically fresh feat of Funk-soaked Indie Synth Pop.

The sultry grooves in the infectiously melodic soundscape are paired with vocals which carry reminiscences with artists such as John Grant. Naturally, On Notice drips with commercial potential.

It’s a rare track which offers energetically danceable beats, but no matter where or when you hear On Notice, it’s guaranteed to lift your mood with the organic good vibes which spill from the persona of the artists.

If the lush synth lines don’t do it for you, the sax solo which brings in the outro definitely will.

You can check out Gold Record’s single On Notice for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

For more info, head on over to Gold Record’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Piano-infused Hit The Hay impress with soulfully touched ”Heartbeat”

You can feel her heartbeat and this is all that you want in life. That special one that makes you all giddy inside. You smile and just want her to come home. if she comes now you two can share this special moment and keep things so simple. You know when she is sad and happy as her heartbeat is different. Will this love story end well is the question here or will it end up in tears?

Hit The Hay are a soulful band are from Copenhagen in Denmark and are quite a new act on the scene. They sound like they have been around for ages however and this is the follow up to early 2020’s ”Long Way Home”.

This is indie-pop on another level and they make it count on ”Heartbeat”. The vocals are so precise without trying to force anything. This song will surely be on many Spotify playlists due to its inner beauty and meaningful message.

A real gemstone in the rough here. The Danish band have such soul and have played themselves into my heart. The lyrics and music arrangement levels are up there with the best. Hit The Hay are here to stay.

Click through and hear this song on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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”Always” is the fantastic debut single from producer-singer Culta Cobra

Without you I can’t breathe. Sometimes you meet the one and just know that this is right. However life throws a few spanners in the works and it’s not meant to be. You vow to always look out for them anyway as you love them no matter what. This is the ultimate sacrifice in love and can hold you back from truly loving someone else as much.

Always” is Culta Cobra’s debut single transitioning from an instrumental synth-wave producer to an indie-pop singer-songwriter. He has blown me away with this superb gem that transforms this young artist onto another level in the music game. To change genres is very tough at the best of times but he has somehow made this look easy.

This is a quality indie-pop song and Culta Cobra gets top marks from changing genres and for making it sound like he has been doing this for years.

Head through to Mr Cobra’s Soundcloud for this debut tune and to hear his past efforts.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Chris Buxton has dropped their Sun-Kissed Indie Trap Pop Hit “Caught Up”.

Chris Buxton’s latest single “Caught Up” is a sun-kissed Indie Trap Pop hit which serves up a serious amount of sticky-sweet soul.

You’d be hard-pressed to find another Summer Pop hit with vibes which can take you higher than the ones which you’ll soak up in Caught Up. The infusion of Indie nuances allows Caught Up to be connectable and sincere, while the elements of Hip Hop add fire to the Pop-style production.

The short and sweet hit which Chris Buxton created in collaboration with Rap artist Trev is beyond radio-ready. It’s perennial Pop earworm material. Much like the South Carolina-based Alternative artist’s former releases.

It comes as no surprise that Chris Buxton has been able to amass over 3 million streams since making their debut in 2016 with the single “Remember”. His ability to craft rhythmically and emotionally arrestive tracks is unparalleled. Get him on your radar.

You can check out Chris Buxton’s single Caught Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Milena Estelle has given the evolution of Indie Pop a brand-new direction with “Free” featuring Lef Germenlis

After hearing Milena Estelle’s latest single “Free” featuring Lef Germenlis, it’s evident that Indie Pop has a new pioneer at the vanguard. You’re unlikely to hear anyone else offering the same alchemy which spills from her infusion of Indie Jangle Pop, Future Pop and Alt Folk.

The track kicks off with cavernous drums and angularly cutting guitar notes before the momentum builds until Free becomes a supercharged feat of Electronic Pop. The one thing which remains a constant is the resounding power of Milena Estelle’s vocals which will appease any fans of Lorde and Florence and the Machine.

It’s impossible not to be excited when anticipating what will come next from Milena Estelle. Get her on your radar. With her colossally distinctive sound, she’ll end up in your ears one way or another.

You can check out Milena Estelle’s latest single Free for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bethany Ferrie – Under: Soulfully Resounding, Passionately Fierce Americana Pop Rock

Bethany Ferrie

Under” is the latest soulfully resounding Indie Pop Rock single to be released by up and coming Glaswegian singer-songwriter Bethany Ferrie. If the weight of the emotion in this poignantly transfixing single doesn’t floor you, it’s safe to assume that your soul is dysfunctional.

With Bluesy guitar licks leading the way through a modernistic production and Bethany Ferrie’s powerfully arrestive vocal range, Under is a uniquely compelling soundscape with plenty of commercial appeal. Under is the kind of track you give repeat attention to so that the lyrics become even more meaningful with every listen. We definitely can’t say that about most new artist’s soundscapes.

You can check out Bethany Ferrie’s single Under for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from July 10th. In the meantime, you can listen to their equally as visceral previous releases.

Keep up to date with the artist’s latest release via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Craymo – Give Me Your Love: Euphoria-Dripping Alt Indie EDM Pop

If you’re looking for an Indie Pop aural pick me up, you won’t find many tracks which can get you much higher than Craymo’s serotonin-boosting feat of Electro Pop “Give Me Your Love”.

Even though Give Me Your Love is a Dance track through and through, there’s a magnetically connectable Indie vibe which makes it impossible not to warm to Craymo’s charismatic approach to their sound.

There aren’t many EDM hits which can hit me in the feels. But Craymo definitely succeeded with their euphoria-dripping Alt-Indie EDM Pop earworm where the vocals are left clean, raw, and laced with powerfully romantic good vibes. For your sanity’s sake, get them on your radar.

You can check out Craymo’s latest single Give Me Your Love and join in on the hype by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast