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Petty Cassettes have cooked up a potent hit of angsty aural catharsis with their Indie Punk single “Lately”.

If it’s been a while since you found an Alt-Indie artist worth getting excited about, prepare to be elevated by Petty Cassettes’ feverishly exuberant fourth single “Lately”.

Lately kicks off with a humble Indie prelude before the soundscape takes a tremulous turn and evolves into a raucous feat of Punk. Admittedly, you won’t hear many other Punk tracks with solos as sweet as the ones you’ll find in this consistently exhilarating hit. That’s where the nuanced infusion of Rock worms its way into the anthemically-charged track and starts to dominate the soundscape.

What more could you possibly ask for from an Indie hit? As far as we’re considered, Petty Cassettes have offered it all with Lately. It’s the kind of track you hear once and make it a firm fixture on your playlists so you can get a repeat hit of the volatile aural catharsis and the captivating instrumental talent. I’m pretty sure I’ll never forget those Slash-style solos or the easily connectable jaded lyricism.

You can check out Petty Cassettes’ single Lately for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Folk Singer Songwriter Hellwaffles Has Made Their Debut with the Amorously Sweet Single “Training Wheels”

Folk and Indie Punk converge in singer-songwriter Hellwaffles debut single “Training Wheels”. The instantly enamouring Lo-Fi track may just consist of an acoustic guitar and Alt Folk vocals, but that’s all that was required to create a resounding intimate single.

The lyrics run you through all too relatable mental health issues as the artist employs their sense of humour about the never-ending battle when it comes to keeping your sanity. Quite honestly, I can’t remember the last time I heard a more relatable single.

I’m already stoked to hear what comes next from Hellwaffles and their refreshingly candid style.

You can check out Training Wheels for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ring Finger No Pinky has made their abrasively infectious debut with their EP Chlorine Bomb:

Ring Finger No Pinky made their debut EP Chlorine Bomb on May 22nd. Rest assured it is just as explosive as the EP title would suggest.

Each of the 5 tracks on the EP allows Ring Finger No Pinky to exhibit their boundless genre-crumbling dynamism. Our top tracks have to be Napalm Sticks to Kids and Rat Soup.

From Napalm Sticks to Kids, you’ll get a volatile infusion of Grunge and Anarcho-Punk, complete with a chorus which is as infectious as COVID-19. Somehow, the Phoenix-based artist managed to make the lyrics even more abrasive than the frenzied alchemy which spills from the instrumentals.

Rat Soup offers you an indulgent feat of snarling despondent Indie Punk vocals over windingly hypnotic guitars with all of the fuzz and future you could possibly ask for. Yet, Rat Soup allows the fierce rhythmic mayhem to quieten for long enough that you’ll get a taste of the ingenuity when the insanity is dialled back.

Ring Finger No Pinky is definitely a band you will want on your radar.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Heavenly Faded – Constellations: Polished Punchy Ambient Alt Rock

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Up and coming Ambient Alt Rock artist Heavenly Faded dropped their latest single “Constellations” on November 22nd. If you’re a fan of melodic yet viscerally charged Alt Rock, chances are, you’re going to want to hear it.

Constellations may have that biting Punk tone, but the single also comes with the concordance which you’d expect from a polished Indie Rock track from artists such as Radiohead or the Arctic Monkeys. With the single, the New York-based four-piece not only created a testament to their talent, but they also proved that they’ve got what it takes to create a brand-new trajectory in Alt Rock. Accessible yet raucous tracks don’t come into fruition all too often. I wouldn’t sleep on Heavenly Faded.

You can check out Heavenly Faded’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Monkey Trap – Content is Chronic: A Prodigally Antagonistic Blend of Indie Punk & Folk

It only took me the first verse of Monkey Trap’s latest single “Content is Chronic” to fall in love with their antagonistically playful anthem. The title single is just one of the stellar tracks from the Philadelphia-based band’s 2018 album which carries infectious a prodigally genius blend of Indie Punk and Folk.

Whilst some may say Punk is dead, it’s clear to see that it has been revived to a more melodic tune… played by musicians who can actually play their instruments. If you’ve come to expect bland and blaring three chord riffs from Punk, prepare to be disappointed by the intricate licks from the electric guitar in Content is Chronic.

Considering the fact they’ve only been around since 2017, they’ve already achieved a tight sound full of potent high-octane energy to put the attitude back into the genre.

You can check out Content is Chronic for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast