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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.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zoe Wakelam – Clumsy: Conversationally Candid Ukulele-Led Bubblegum Indie Pop

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While many Pop artists busy themselves by projecting a plasticised version of their being into their songs, up and coming singer-songwriter Zoe Wakelam has gone in the opposite direction with their refreshingly human single “Clumsy”.

Any fans of the style of Kate Nash and Lily Allen are sure to appreciate the soulful sticky-sweet offering of ukulele-led Bubblegum Pop. It’s endlessly endearing, and it stands as a testament to Zoe Wakelam’s talent when it comes to cooking up impossibly accessible melodies.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Clumsy for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head on over to SoundCloud and listen to her previous releases.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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René Le Feuvre Has Released Their Third Single “Foxes”

René Le Feuvre’s latest single feels like a soundscape which you’ve slipped into a thousand times before, all the while resonating as a captivatingly contemporary feat of Indie Folk Pop.

The up and coming artist found the perfect balance between resounding energy and organically quaint melodies in Foxes. It’s an emotively adrenalizing track which uses the intensity of the emotion to fuel the magnetic momentum. In short, Foxes won’t fail to pull you into the sticky sweet concordance.

Any fans of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Ben Howard definitely shouldn’t hang around putting René Le Feuvre on their radar. Foxes may only be their third official release, yet it stands as the perfect testament to their ability to craft a melodically uplifting earworm.

You can check out René Le Feuvre’s single Foxes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cee has released her stunningly orchestrated debut EP “As I Keep On Dreaming”

Swiss Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cee has recently released her debut EP “As I Keep on Dreaming”. With the instantaneous unveiling of her ability to explore sound at the same time as human complexity in the title track, we were hooked from the first verse.

As I Keep On Dreaming is an aptly-titled dreamy melodic work of Alt Folk with cinematic semi-orchestral layers which allow Cee to take her sound to an ethereal level.

Whether you’re enamoured by her distinctive guitar playing, the celestial feel behind the production, or her expressively quaint vocals, you’re sure to find as much indulgent appeal in As I Keep On Dreaming as we did.

You can check out Cee’s latest single As I Keep On Dreaming for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tessa Devine – Run: Calm & Quiescent Soul-Soaked Indie Pop

When a calm, quiescent frill-free soundscape instantaneously grips you, you know you’ve just stumbled across aural gold. From the first few notes in Australian Singer-Songwriter Tessa Devine’s stunning Indie single “Run”, we were hooked.

It’s natural, it’s organic, and it boasts the same even mellifluous magnetism as singles such as Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”. Run might not be able to offer the same nostalgia when you press play, but you’ll hear the exact same talent and level of raw undiluted emotion. Additionally, Tessa Devine went one step further and ensured that the melodies were crafted for 21st-century airwaves. There’s a slight hint of Moody Indie Pop in Run. But with the warmth in Tessa Devine’s vocals and the light melodic guitar work, the full tonal palette was covered.

You can check out Tessa Devine’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud. With the promises for plenty more singles to come in 2020, you may want to place her firmly on your radars.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Annabel Hailey – Fallen: Majestically Baroque Indie Art Pop

“Fallen” was just one of the majestically baroque Indie Art Pop singles to be released by singer-songwriter Annabel Hailey in 2019.

The cabaret teasing rhythms feed archaic alchemy into the mix alongside winding tensile guitar progressions which almost allow the soundscape to veer into the realms of Post Punk. Whichever way you define it, there’s no denying that Fallen is an enchanting single which has plenty to do with Annabel Hailey’s timelessly classic approach to vocals.

Any fans of Kate Bush and Tori Amos will definitely want to checkout Fallen along with the up and coming artist’s other releases. If Nick Cave heard Fallen, I’m sure it wouldn’t be all too long before he proposed a collaboration.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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David Wakeling – Just Say You Love Me (I’ll Believe It): Eccentrically Amorous Indie Psych Pop

Obviously, there was no forgetting singer-songwriter David Wakeling from the first time we were introduced to their sentimentally striking songwriting style with their single “Just Believe in Yourself”.

With their latest single “Just Say You Love Me (I’ll Believe It)”, we braced for the potency of his emotive expression to bleed through the notes and were bowled over all the same.

The light and airily candid approach David Wakeling took with the Indie Pop soundscape offered much more than catharsis. It’s a psychedelic feat of kaleidoscopic synthy escapism. If your heart doesn’t feel full after ingesting this timeless yet futuristically fresh track, it might be a little broken.

Their ability to make their tracks experimental, creative and colourful at the same time as being impossibly easy to slip into is a rare gift. And we’ll always be happy to hear what that gift can bring to the airwaves.

You can check out David Wakeling’s latest single for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Aprilann – Good Friends: Conversationally Immersive Bubble Gum Pop

Breaking Pop artist Aprilann dropped her latest single “Good Friends” as 2019 drew to a close and undoubtedly ensured a successful 2020 after the release of the radio-ready earworm.

Good Friends brings back the immersive conversational lyrical Pop-style and is lyrically reminiscent of artists such as Kate Nash and Lily Allen. It’s packed full of unabashed honest expression which hooks you in from the first verse. There’s also a touch of the Bubble Gum Pop style which will go down a storm with any fans of Taylor Swift.

Aprilann may be an up and coming artist, but that has no bearing on the talent in her tracks or the quality of the production. She’s definitely one to watch.

You can check out Aprilann’s latest single Good Friends for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Super Love Have Released Their Valentines Day Single “Always Together”

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“Always Together” is the beguilingly eccentric latest single from up and coming Alt Indie Rock artist Super Love which brings a whole new meaning to authenticity in love songs. Of course, there was no forgetting Super Love after we checked out their debut single “Vortex” in 2019. Perceptibly, they’ve not lost their distinctive tendency to leave their expression undiluted.

The expressive soundscape is a unique celebration of unconditional perpetual passion. One which wasn’t orchestrated to create an easily ingestible assimilative soundscape. Instead, Super Love injected their playful sticky-sweet soul and charisma into the track which pulls in elements from a myriad of genres to give you a true declaration of sentiment-steeped passion.

Always Together is aptly due for release on Valentines day, and you can check it out for yourselves on Spotify or Apple Music via this link.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RnB Pop Artist Nepsa Has Made Her 2020 Debut with the Soulfully Smooth EP “Thinking I Know More”

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Up and coming RnB Soul Pop artist Nepsa has made her 2020 debut with the emotively magnetic EP “Thinking I Know More” and revived a timeless sound with a brand-new contemporary style.

While each single stands as a testament to the artist’s dynamic talent, the best introduction to her sound is undoubtedly “Empty Handed (V2)”. There may be plenty of vocal melancholy projected into the mix. But the light EDM beats add playful layers of funk to ensure that listening to Empty Handed is an emotional yet ultimately uplifting experience.

There’s little room to wonder why so many RnB Soul fans have become enamoured by Nepsa’s smoothly cathartic yet futuristically captivating approach to the genre. Watch this space.

You can check out Empty Handed (V2) for yourselves along with the rest of Nepsa’s debut release via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast