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Julie Bouchard bares her soul in her evocatively compelling latest Indie Folk Pop single “Why”

Not all artists possess the ability to instantaneously pull you into a narrative which you’ll be invested in from the first verse to the last. Perceptibly, Julie Bouchard has been granted with that natural talent. The proof lies in her lyrically and melodically captivating latest single.

Her latest radio-ready single “Why” is a soundscape filled with fraught frustration and inspiringly tensile optimism which won’t fail to resonate.

This Indie Folk Pop ballad is the ultimate testament of the Austin, Texas-based singer songwriter’s commercial potential. Indie Folk doesn’t often come as cinematically powerful as Why. There may be a potent serving of raw pensive soul, but once you get to the outro, you will undoubtedly feel uplifted.

You can check out Julie Bouchard’s latest single Why for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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lily hughes – together: Delicately Lynchian Dreampop

Shoegaze and Pop seamlessly entwine in up and coming Alt Pop artist lily hughes’ standout single “together”.

The Lynchian and abstract soundscape may be a little lighter and softer than you’ll be accustomed to hearing. But the gentle nature of the minimalistic beats and the delicate mesmerism of the vocals will make sure that when you hit play on together, your attention has little chance of faltering.

The production style with together may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for anyone who likes to slip into comforting reverb-laced dreamscapes, you’re sure to appreciate the captivating distinction in together.

You can check out lily hughes’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fonzarelii is set to make their debut with the Indie Synth Pop single “Reflections”

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There’s no shortage of Synth-Pop artists, yet, up and coming Manchester-based producer Fonzarelii has proven that when accordant ingenuity is at the heart of the mix, there’s always room for more synthy futuristic tones on the airwaves.

Fonzarelii is set to release their debut single “Reflections” featuring gently ensnaring vocals from Ronan Harding which find perfect synergy with the dreamy melodic electronic instrumentals.

Reflections isn’t just a polished mix, emotion seeps from each aural pore in the soundscape making it a transfixing listen from start to finish.

Evidently, Manchester has bred yet another exceptional artist. When sentiment and emotion resonate like they do in Reflections, it’s practically impossible to find a flaw in the track.

You’ll have to wait until April 6th, 2020 to check out Reflections which will be available to stream via all major streaming platforms including YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jacob Mondry – The Winning Sperm: A Sticky-Sweet Indie Folk Celebration of What it Means to Be Human

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After hearing Jacob Mondry’s single “Colour Me Blue”, we were expecting more quintessentially charming records to follow. What we definitely weren’t expecting was a quintessentially charming track titled “The Winning Sperm”.

Before I pressed play, I knew it would win me over. Any single which strips back the romanticism about what it is to human will always be worth its weight in aural gold. Sure enough, we weren’t disappointed.

The devilish wit in the lyrics paired with the accordantly innocent Indie Folk vocals and the gentle acoustic instrumentals is something you’re going to have to hear for yourselves to fully appreciate.

Not every artist could get away with such a borderline crass topic and still win you over. Perceptibly, Jacob Mondry isn’t your average artist. And it’s not only us who think so, after signing a deal with Universal Records, it’s easy to expect big things to come from the LA-based artist.

You can check out The Winning Sperm for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Atlas Finch – Telling You No: Lyrically Raw, Instrumentally Euphoric Indie Dance Pop

Some tracks you simply listen to, some tracks consume you as you hit play. Up and coming Electronic Pop artist Atlas Finch’s standout single “Telling You No” falls into the latter category.

In all honesty, I’m not accustomed to finding lyricism which emotionally stings in Electronic music. But Atlas Finch penned a potent serving for Telling You No.

The humbly candid lyrics versed through nuanced Indie Pop style vocals fall into perfect synergy with the energetic yet undemanding Dance Pop beats. By infusing elements of Hip Hop and House into Telling You No, the track definitely isn’t without euphoric appeal. But in its essence, Telling You No is a sublimely soulful Pop mix tinged with an all too resonant and humanistic dose of melancholy.

You can check out Telling You No for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alecness – Bars Full of Stars: Sticky-Sweet Future Pop

Up and coming artist Alecness’ futuristic approach to Pop music won’t fail to leave you transfixed, especially in their standout single “Bars Full of Stars”.

The soundscape may be a hazy sticky-sweet arrangement, but in perfect contrast to the dreamy concordant instrumentals, you’ll find Alecness’ strikingly bold lyrics which will ensure that you’re as hooked into the lyrical narrative as you are the melodies in Bars Full of Stars.

Once you hear it, there’s little chance of you forgetting the Electronic Indie Pop single which oozes with magnetic kaleidoscopic colourful tones as you’re pulled along by the deftly produced progressions.

There’s a smorgasbord of ingenuity in the mix but you’ll find it all too easy to let Bars Full of Stars consume your consciousness.

You can check out Alecness’ latest single for yourselves via SoundCloud.

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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Petra Jasmiina releases single ‘Hours’: A creative and mesmerising story

Finland songwriter Petra Jasmiina has released her single ‘Hours’ with a combination of Indie Pop, Folk and Rock they all interlace with one another to create something poetic and sincere.

The track Hours comes from her four-track debut album ‘Cygnet’. It shares this story of love, nostalgia and loneliness in a storytelling essence. Emphasising how she feels about the beautiful scenery in Finland to the manic life in New York.

A song that describes the way in which time ticks too fast, Petra has a very soothing voice, it has it’s high-pitched tones but it’s mellow and a perfect voice to share a journey through lyrics and instrumentals.

Throughout you hear this chant with the powerful thumps of the Native American drums as it begins to pick up in speed and the suspense begins to take place.

It gives off this feeling as if Petra is running through the forest at a fast pace, this whole track makes you feel like you’re in some sort of fantasy story and it’s amazing how it can do that with mesmerising vocals and calming instrumentals.

You can listen to the new single for yourself by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Karley Myall

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Bethany Ferrie – Stayed: A Magnetic Indie Pop Minefield of Instrumental Hooks

Bethany Ferrie

With some of the sharpest hooks I’ve heard in an Indie Pop single in quite some time, up and coming Glasgow-based artist Bethany Ferrie’s latest single “Stayed” comes highly recommended.

Her striking talent isn’t shy about revealing itself through “Stayed”. Bethany Ferrie’s magnetically expressive and warm vocals do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to pulling you into the melodically crafted hit. But the light and accessible rhythms also do their fair share of the alchemic work in Stayed.

With plans to drop new music throughout 2020, you’ll definitely want to put Bethany Ferrie on your radars sooner rather than later.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the official release of Stayed for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out her previous releases on SoundCloud.

Keep up to date with new releases from Bethany Ferrie via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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AutoPilot – Effervescently Energetic Electronica-Infused Indie Pop Rock

Indie Pop Rock artist AutoPilot’s latest single “Brain Cell” is an animated package of shimmering energy, striking expressive soul, and sticky-sweet melodies which effervesce with earworm potential.

While many artists have fallen into the trap of assimilating the 1975, the West Midlands, UK-based three-piece fronted by Andy Hopkins (ex-The Enemy) ensured that Brain Cell resonated with plenty of biting distinction. Expect euphoric synth hooks to seamlessly gel against melodic guitar progressions and vocals which were made to reverberate around stadium walls.

The rapture is infectious in Brain Cell, and those Gretsch-carved blistering riffs are the cherry on the cake in this flawless anthemic production.

You can check out the official video to Brain Cell which premiered on February 22nd for yourselves via YouTube.

Keep up to date with new releases from AutoPilot via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast