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Indie Pop quartet Rooftop Heroes release their latest powerful single HEROES

If you’re looking for a new purveyor of punchy Pop, the Power Pop powerhouse Rooftop Heroes has just released their latest single “HEROES” and in the process of doing so created one of the most euphorically hard-hitting singles of 2019.

The Indie Pop quartet approach the genre with stylistic maturity, there will always be space on the airwaves for young up and coming talent with naïve love songs, but it’s incredibly refreshing to hear a Pop act who pour their life experience into their soundscapes. More than that, Rooftop Heroes aim to make a real connection and impact with their music – and it shows.

HEROES is an upbeat aural ode to the ordinary people who are constantly struggling to get by in a world built on corporate greed. It’s a recognition of the sufferance of everyday heroes, but ultimately, it’s an up-vibe anthem which also happens to be a sticky-sweet earworm.

You can check out Rooftop Heroes’ latest single HEROES for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Julian Roso – Lost Girl: Guitar-Driven Indie Pop

“Lost Girl” is the latest Indie Pop single from up and coming artist Julian Roso, the single dropped on May the 6th giving us the perfect romantically indulgent soundtrack just in time for pre-heartbreak season (summer).

Instrumentally the track was left uncomplicated enough for you to really appreciate the way the less than archetypal Indie guitars fed into the mix. Yet, it is the synergy found between the vocals and the soft passive instrumentals which allow Julian Roso to take his sound to the next level. Although, I especially appreciated the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ imagery which Julian Roso was able to deliver in Lost Girl. Even though there have been plenty of similar odes to dysfunctional girls, it was still an incredibly touching single.

You can check out Julian Roso’s latest single Lost Girl for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jamey Cummins – Maybe Chicago: A Debut of Vintage Indie Pop

Up and coming Indie Pop artist Jamey Cummins has recently made his much-awaited debut with the single “Maybe Chicago”. If you’re constantly lusting after a vintage sound with contemporary appeal, you may very well find a playlist essential with Maybe Chicago.

There may be a raw feel to the single, but never detracts from the potency of the sticky sweet melodies influenced by the iconic 60s and 70s sound, instead, the rough cut of the sound adds a tangible amount of warmth.

Even though the single pays plenty of odes to the pioneers of Pop, Jamey Cummins has made sure that his debut still unravelled as a compelling single which invites you to get lost within the psychedelic depths of the guitar-led instrumental arrangement.

You’ll have more luck getting superglue out of your synapses than you will forgetting the chorus to Maybe Chicago. So, if you’re feeling brave you can check out Jamey Cummins’ single Maybe Chicago for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Leifer – Complicated: Emotively Organic Indie Pop

“Complicated” is just one of the emotively candid singles on up and coming artist Leifer’s latest EP “Love & Genre”. The Indie singer-songwriter maintains a Pop sensibility within his sound, yet thanks to the Indie Folk instrumental arrangements you’re treated to a far more organic aural experience than you could expect from your average Pop track.

Complicated is one of those rare tracks which lyrically delves into the artist’s own experience, pain, and torment to offer an introspective which could never be accused of being vague or superficial. Yet, still there’s plenty of resonance to be found in the candid lyricism. While the production on the album may not be as great as Leifer’s talent, it’s tracks such as Complicated which prove that the artist has a massive amount of potential behind his evocative style.

You can check out Leifer’s EP Love & Genre for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pauly Chance – Before I Leave: Melodically Organic Indie Pop

“Before I Leave” is the second single released from up and coming acoustic Pop artist Pauly Chance. With a Lo-Fi approach to production, you’re treated to an organic, raw, and authentic soundscape which offers plenty of immersive aural catharsis.

The acoustic structures to the song have been left fairly simple which aids the accessibility of the single, the melodies may be lowkey, but that’s definitely not to say that they’re not effective. The only slight flaw in Before I Leave is that it is slightly hard to fully make out the lyrics in some parts due to the production. As the lyrics are softly and gently versed it was easy for them to be lost in the mix, which is a shame, because everything about Before I Leave is set up to offer you a deeply evocative experience.

You can check out Pauly Chance’s latest single Before I Leave for Yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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POLYDRIVE – Lovely: Symphonically Vibrant Indie Pop

POLYDRIVE is the Manchester-based artist who hasn’t failed to instil mesmerism within the Pop genre with their upcoming single “Lovely”.

The breaking artist’s single is due to be released on April 25th, 2019; and it’s more than worth the wait. The tonality finds the perfect balance between moody indie Pop and a vibrantly compelling soundscape which offers plenty of catharses as you listen to the reverb-laden melodies and tentative progression of the single.

Lovely certainly doesn’t contain some of the biggest choruses we’ve heard recently, but what it does contain is plenty of raw, honest, and organic emotion which allows the emotivity behind this single to hit hard.

You can check out POLYDRIVE’s symphonic work of alchemy out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from the date of the release. In the meantime, you can check out some of the artist’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Joey Burbs – Bright One: Magnetically Vibrant Indie Pop

“Bright One” is the second single to be released from up and coming Indie Pop artist Joey Blurb’s self-titled album. From start to finish of the charismatically soulful single you’re treated to unadulterated vibrant rhythms and a potent enough infusion of good vibes.

There really is no wondering how Joey Burbs has amassed such hype around his latest release which dropped in March 2019. With this Indie Pop style also exuding the smooth magnetism of any self-respecting R&B release, Bright One is sitting right on the contemporary curve. While the production could have been a little crisper, there’s still plenty of reasons to place the Chicago, US-based artist on your radar. The contagion around his honest, raw, and uplifting approach to song writing is already infectious

You can check out Joey Burb’s latest single Bright One for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Miles Recommends – You’re Never Alone: A Jazz-Soaked Aural Indie Pop Journey

Any fans of 90s female icons such as the Cranberries, Alanis Morrissette, Cardigans and Sixpence None the Richer are sure to find plenty of reasons to add the latest single from Miles Recommends to their playlists.

As you can expect with such a name “You’re Never Alone” is an emotive hit, but what you probably can’t come to anticipate is the eccentricity of the instrumental arrangements which progress with anything but predictable rhythms. While You’re Never Alone isn’t the most accessible single I’ve heard this year, Miles Recommends’ unique brand of Indie Pop with plenty of Jazz layers will take you on an incredible aural journey if you give it the full attention and respect it deserves.

You can check out Miles Recommends latest single You’re Never Alone for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nicole-Marie Combines Vintage Keys with Visceral Emotion in Single “Dream Come True”

Up and coming recording artist Nicole-Marie has recently released their latest album “Oaths of Abundance” which resonates similar to what you could expect Fleetwood Mac to sound like if they had a stronger affinity for Pop.

Contained within the release is the single “Dream Come True” which may just be the perfect introduction to Nicole-Marie’s accessible take on Pop music. With Dreams Come True, you’ll get a slightly vintage feel off the keys within the track as they collide with the soft guitar work in the multi-layered mix. Nicole-Marie’s vocals have a tangible Country Blues influence giving the Pop single a discernibly distinctive edge.

You can check out Dream Come True for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now, where you will also be able to check out the rest of Nicole-Marie’s latest album.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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D’Meetri – Pretty Marie: The Concordance of an Indie Pop Mash Up

Fusing together the best elements of Indie, Pop, and Hip Hop was nothing short of a genius move from D’Meetri and their latest single “Pretty Marie” which keeps the progression of the single simple and the hooks sharp. While beat may have lacked structure and solidity in parts there was plenty of endearment to be found within the fractured melodies and smooth mellifluous vocals; so if you’re looking for a smooth and candidly romantic jam, look no further.

The track which saw its debut on March 30th, 2019 offered plenty of accessibility within the soft and sweet ambience and teases the prospect of the great releases from D’Meetri which are still yet to come.

You can check out the official music video to D’Meetri’s latest single Pretty Marie for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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