After launching their debut single, Messages, earlier this year, downers have released another feat of power pop perfection in the form of their EP, twenty thousand streets. The title single carries the same infectiously melodic punch as Placebo while simultaneously throwing nuances of post-punk and proto-punk down your ears; the earworm will undoubtedly linger.
The UK-based outfit didn’t break the wheel with twenty thousand streets; they perceptibly milked out of it an exhilarated sonic signature that won’t fail to get the adrenaline coursing to the tune of their punk nostalgia rousing energy.
I knew the chances of my jaded soul gelling with an artist under the moniker downers was high. What I failed to anticipate was the sticky sweet vocal affability as the witty lyrics are made larger than life around the rhythms, which any fans of The Buzzcocks will undoubtedly get a buzz from.
twenty thousand streets is now available to stream on Spotify.
No track quite captures our contemporary isolated times as succinctly as the single, Talk the Lonely Away, taken from SRRY’s latest double A-side release, Sad But True.
The Phoenix indie synth-pop outfit transcended the contemporary curve with Talk the Lonely Away, which melodically explores the disconnections that have led many of us into a semi-reclusive state.
In a punchy power-pop meets 80s synth-pop fashion, the single optimistically celebrates the last remaining connections and the digital tethers that manage to keep us grounded. If listening to it doesn’t fill you with gratitude for the people in your life, you might want to check your pulse.
Talk the Lonely Away is now available to stream on Spotify.
The Winchester, VA indie rock outfit, Azure Wolf, have released their debut album, Tensions. Within the ten tracks, they have practically covered the entire emotional spectrum.
After starting with the shoegaze masterpiece, Black Fur, which captures the alienation in dissociation, the album flows into affectionately strident poetry with the standout single, ‘You Belong to Me’.
Around the shimmering guitars, Victoria Backle’s vocals pour unadulterated emotion into the mix as she proves what unconditional love looks like in the indie power-pop ballad that leaves you with no question about the authenticity of this ingenuity-powered outfit. With the folk, rock, pop and indie nuances all seamlessly infused, You Belong to Me breathes visceral alchemy.
Azure Wolf’s debut album, Tensions, is now available to stream on Spotify.
Vulnerability and beauty always seem to sit hand in hand. If you’re looking for proof, hit play on the latest single “Soul of Glass” from Alt Pop Rock artist Tearsun.
There’s no bravado, just bravery in the unfiltered nature of the expression. You’ll feel your soul swell with each and every momentous groove in Soul of Glass. Any fans of Bryan Adams will definitely be able to appreciate the soundscape which has been influenced by the likes of Matchbox 20, Rob Thomas and Vertical Horizon.
But there’s no disputing that Tearsun brings plenty of distinction to the airwaves, you’ll find it in the inventive reverb-laden distortions of the guitar tones which allow Tearsun to contort mellifluously striking melodies which sit in perfect synergy with his constantly evolving vocals. From crooning to viscerally ardent wails, you’ll find all that and more in Soul of Glass.
You can check out Tearsun’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.