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Pop Punk and Post Punk Converge in Jack Kendrick’s Latest Single “This Is A Call”

As soon as the vocals in Jack Kendrick’s Indie Alt Rock single “This Is A Call” kicked in, my soul immediately knew about it. This Is A Call may be the only track on the airwaves with the ability to simultaneously appease Post Punk aficionados and Pop Punk kids alike.

If Papa Roach and Interpol collaborated, I can imagine it would sound a lot like This Is A Call.

The evocative vocal approach along with the intensely stylistic instrumentals prove to be an incredibly alchemic pairing. As the track progresses, your mind becomes caught between the intricate nuances in the soundscape and the sheer amount of soul, passion and pain which was projected into the awakening single.

You can check out Jack Kendrick’s single This Is A Call along with their earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vida Moxy – Nowhere to Go: The Indie Rock Track Your Lockdown Playlists Have Been Waiting For

With their latest single “Nowhere to Go”, up and coming LA Indie fourpiece Vida Moxy put their own authentically hypnotic spin on Indie.

With Jangle Pop and Post Punk nuances found in the exuberantly sweet soundscape, the melodies in Nowhere to Go are as absorbing as they come. And it’s safe to say that plenty of people will be able to relate to the lyrics which poetically allude to stagnation. Despite the melancholic inspiration behind the single, Vida Moxy kept the tone soulfully uplifting. Do I really need to tell you to add Nowhere to Go to your lockdown playlists?

You can check out Vida Moxy’s single Nowhere to Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Francisco Mejia – Saturday: Anthemically Charged Alt Indie Rock

Days of the week may not mean all too much anymore, yet, up and coming Alt artist Francisco Mejia’s standout single “Saturday” should be considered a playlist staple for any fans of anthemically bitey Alt Indie Rock.

Saturday unravels how I’d expect a collaboration between Interpol, My Chemical Romance, and the Arctic Monkeys would sound. Naturally, I love it.

The cutting angular lead guitar work interplays with the punchy chords creating the perfect platform for the dynamic unrestrained vocals which run through the ecstasy-fuelling lyrics which any like-minded miscreant will appreciate. There are also tantalising infusions of neo-classic keys to add yet another touch of distinction.

If you’re looking for an organic aural pick me up, Indie tracks don’t get much more high-vibe than Saturday.

You can check out Saturday for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Artie Ziff – Drive: Astrally Infectious Alt Post Punk

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If it’s been a while since you’ve hit play on a track from a new artist and felt that immediate euphoric sense of aural intoxication from ingesting undiluted ingenuity, hit play on Alt Rock artist Artie Ziff’s latest 2020 single “Drive”.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Eagles of Death Metal and King Crimson collaborated on a track, you’ll get a good idea of what Drive will throw your way. The progressive track may consistently evolve as it explores the full tonal spectrum, but with each new seamless transgression in sound, you’re left with the palpable excitement to hear what curveball Artie Ziff will throw at you next.

Drive is a sound which is all too easy to get obsessed by. The Glaswegian three-piece are undoubtedly ones to watch, get them on your radars.

You can check out Artie Ziff’s psychedelically infectious single Drive for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Post Punk Meets Americana in Rob Howe’s Latest Single “Promised Glory”

If you could imagine an amalgamation of the atmospheric edge of the Chameleons and the anthemic appeal of Springsteen, you’d get a good idea of what is in store if you hit play on Rob Howe’s soulfully riff-driven Rock single “Promised Glory”.

The UK singer-songwriter and artist found the perfect balance between romanticism and high-octane Americana Rock energy in Promised Glory. Better yet, the distinction in the frill-free soundscape comes with no hindrance to the accessibility of the radio-ready track.

It’s safe to say you won’t hear a more infectiously rhythmic track produced this side of the 21st century if you turn on the radio today. We instantly warmed to Rob Howe, and we have no doubt that any fans of Americana Folk Rock will feel the same.

You can check out the lyric video to Promised Glory for yourselves by heading over to Vimeo.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Reel Driver – Baby Let Go: Sticky-Sweet Soul-Awakening Indie Rock

Up and coming Indie Art Rock artist Reel Driver has made their debut with their captivating self-titled album and there’s little room to wonder why they’re already renowned as one of LA’s hottest breaking artists. Their expressive soulfully-rendered tracks ooze ingenuity and distinction.

While each of the singles contains an arsenal melodic hooks and soul-awakening choruses, the standout single is irrefutably Baby Let Go.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if The Verve, Angel Olsen, The Kinks, and Radiohead collaborated on a record, you’ll get a good idea of the sticky-sweet Indie Rock alchemy which Reel Driver has conjured in the enamouring sticky sweet progressive track.

You can check out Baby Let Go along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – N38UIA: An Arcane Convergence of Post Punk and Psych Pop

Post Punk and Psych Pop arcanely converge in 8udDha bl0od’s mesmerizingly transfixing single “N38UIA” which was released in February 2020.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if the Doors and Interpol collaborated on a record, you’ll get an idea of the indulgent tonal treat which awaits you if you hit play on N38UIA.

With the winding guitar progressions possessing the ability to disrupt your own rhythmic pulses, listening to N38UIA is pretty much a full-body experience.

It’s not often that you’ll get to hear a track which can evolve from harsh cutting tones to light accordance so seamlessly. And that’s just one of the reasons why N38UIA is worth investing 6 minutes of your time in.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s track N38UIA for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bow ‘N’ Arrow – Heavy Snow in Colorado: Atmospherically Entrancing Alt Indie Pop

Heavy Snow in Colorado is just one of the entrancingly atmospheric singles to feature on singer, songwriter and producer Bow ‘N’ Arrow’s second EP (H.2/4).

Darkwave, Indie Jangle Pop, and EDM Pop all intoxicatingly converge in the powerfully soulful stylistic soundscape. The haunting melodies possess the rare propensity to crawl under your ribs as the arrestive layers of reverb ensure that you’re well and truly locked into the romantically moody Alt Indie Pop earworm.

There isn’t an ounce of assimilation in Heavy Snow in Colorado. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Calvin Harris embraced his shadow side and started producing darkly immersive tracks, you’ll get an idea of what is in store when you hit play.

You can check out Heavy Snow in Colorado for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Matty Vee – Caught in the Riptide: A Post Punk Indie Pop Debut

Matty Vee has made his debut with the Alt Pop Rock EP “Rollies & Red Wine”. By mixing cold Post Punk tones with accordantly harmonic Pop vocals in an atmospheric soundscape, he definitely has our attention.

The standout track Caught in the Riptide offers plenty of beguiling nuances. Yet, Matty Vee’s aural distinction truly lies in the sheer amount of expressive passion which doesn’t fail to resonate as the soul-soaked single unravels.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Interpol started to dabble in Pop music, you’ll be able to get an idea of how uniquely inventive Matty Vee’s approach to his sound is.

With an LP in the pipeline, Matty Vee is well worth putting on your radar.

You can check out Caught in the Riptide along with the rest of Matty Vee’s debut EP via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Blondmodel – WEIGHT: Emotively Warm, Tonally Glacial Alt Indie

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Shoegaze, Post Punk and contemporary Indie converge in the hauntingly sublime standout single WEIGHT from Alt Indie trailblazers Blondmodel.

The experimental mix even finds room to lay down sonically caustic blasting synth notes into the soundscape which offered nothing but accessible accordance up until the track neared the outro.

Despite the palpable authentic creativity which went into the single, there are familiar hooks to ensure that it’s not just an easy track to slip into, it’s a track which wholly consumes your consciousness as you listen to the sheer emotion which doesn’t just come from the absorbingly soft vocals. The pensive yet soft instrumental melodies also possess the ability to crawl under your ribs.

Any fans of the National, Editors, Frightened Rabbit and Idlewild will undoubtedly want to check out WEIGHT for themselves.

WEIGHT is just one of the singles which features on Blondmodel’s 2020 EP “Neon Lights, Lonely Nights” which was released on March 27th. You can check it out by heading over to SoundCloud or Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast