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Fate the Juggler – Looking for America: Archaically Inclined Indie Rock n’ Roll

If you’re always on the lookout for vintage melodically soft Rock n’ Roll servings of aural nostalgia, look no further than the comforting tonality found within Fate the Juggler’s single “Looking for America”.

“Looking for America” is just one of the tracks on the Maidstone, Kent-based artist’s archaically inclined latest album “The Story So Far… Part 1”. Their story-weaving soundscapes are incredibly efficacious when it comes to throwing you into an era where Indie offered authenticity, rhythm, and potent servings of catharsis. Any fans of The Doors, Hendrix and The Rolling Stones are sure to appreciate the bluesy stylised melodicism offered by Fate the Juggler.

You can check out Fate the Juggler’s latest single Looking for America for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie Rock New Comers KARMS are back with their bruising visceral single “Tell Me When This One Ends”

Following on from their incredible 2018 album “Satellites” the Dublin-based Indie Alt Rock newcomers KARMS have released their latest single “Tell Me When This One Ends”.

With a soundscape which is just as tender as you’d expect to hear from the likes of My Bloody Valentine which unravels with a distinctively authentic Indie Rock feel, there are very few ways to allude to just how stunning the single is and truly do it justice. The catharsis is something you’re going to have to drink in for yourselves.

Words simply fail to encapsulate the viscerally raw soundscape which is still incredibly mellifluous. You can slap a label on KARMS sound, but the only way to truly appreciate their quintessence is to take exactly 4:01 minutes out of your life and surrender yourself to the poignant melodies.

KARMS single Tell Me When This One Ends is due for release on June 23rd, 2019 and will be available to check out via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pistol for Ringo – Case of the Tuesdays: Salaciously Indulgent Indie Rock

Any fans of the Alt 90s may want to prick up their ears for the latest release from the LA-based stylistically blessed artists who converged to create the Indie Rock powerhouse Pistol for Ringo.

With two successful EP’s and two albums down, Pistol for Ringo had set the bars for themselves, yet “Kings of Bad Behavior” proved that their Indie Rock style is still constantly evolving as they find more inventive ways to leave you mesmerised in a genre which so many are giving up on. If you were under the impression that guitar music is almost over, the standout single “Case of the Tuesdays” is all the aural evidence that you need to convince you that you are wrong.

It really is no surprise that Pistol for Ringo isn’t failing to amass plenty of attention with their indulgently authentic tracks. If you’re over on the West Coast, you may be lucky enough to witness a live set. I can only be a little envious to the lucky audience who watched them open for an S&M show in Vegas -although I’d put money on Pistol for Ringo possessing the more potent salacious allure.

You can check out Case of the Tuesdays along with the rest of Pistol for Ringo’s latest EP which was released on May 17th, 2019 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Home Brew Crew – Rose Tinted Glasses: Undiluted Indie Rock Antagonism

Is it really Rock n’ Roll if every track on your debut album doesn’t have explicit lyrics? Probably not, either way, Home Brew Crew played it safe with their gritty, raw, and honest offering of Garage Rock with their album “HBC”.

Undoubtedly the best introduction to their Punk antagonism is found within the standout single “Rose Tinted Glasses” which is fairly archetypal of the Indie Garage Rock Genre. This means that there’s plenty of accessibility to be found within the single, and you shouldn’t need much persuasion when it comes to adding it to your playlists. The instrumental arrangements are kept classic for the genre, while the vocals carry the perpetually mesmeric Indie Punk drawl and there really is no fault to be found within Home Brew Crew’s style. Any fans of the Strokes, the Kooks, and Arctic Monkeys are sure to appreciate Rose Tinted glasses along with the other single found on their debut 2018 album.

You can check out Home Brew Crew’s single Rose Tinted Glasses for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Drugstore Radio – Fire Walk with Me: Irresistibly Immersive Indie Rock

If you’re looking for an unadulterated hit of authentic Rock n’ Roll, look no further than the Drugstore Radio’s latest track “Fire Walk with Me”.

Around the melodic symphonies you’ll find deep bendy basslines and Jangle Pop rhythms which allow the punchy energy which the Drugstore Radio will no doubt become renown for to resonate.

Around the furore of the instrumental arrangement are the vocals which find the perfect balance between stridency and charisma. The NY-based powerhouse may be up and coming at the moment, but there’s no disputing that with their pragmatic approach to Indie Rock they’ll see a short ascension. Their ability to create big choruses and exude so much visceral emotion with their music has already made a lasting impression with us.

You can check out Fire Walk with Me for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Impulsive Hearts – FOOL: Neo-Soul Sonorous Melodies Fused with Garage Rock EnergY

It’s artists such as Impulsive Hearts who prove that the future of music lies in the ability to look outside of archetypal genre constraints and create undilutedly cathartic offerings. Which is exactly what the up and coming Chicago-based artist did with her latest single “FOOL”; just one of the tracks you can expect to hear on Impulsive Heart’s (Danielle Sines) 2nd LP. Her lyrical style moves beyond conjuring imagery to manifesting atmospherics which amplify the resonance.

The vibrancy found in FOOL is only matched by the Neo-Soul smoky yet sweet melodies which feeds into her Garage Rock sound. Expect an uplifting arrangement of brass and lightly textured guitars which take this single to a celestial plateau that you’re going to want to visit time and time again.

You can check out FOOL from Impulsive Hearts for yourselves now by heading over to SoundCloud. Impulsive Hearts’ upcoming album has already been added to my list of my top releases to drop this year, her ability to evoke emotion is almost unparalleled.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kevin Jones – Seventeen: Charismatically Mesmeric Indie Rock

If you’re looking for an artist with the ability to write and produce indulgently smooth Indie tracks, look no further than Kevin Jones. At the age of 18-years old, he’s got creating succinctly sweet melodies down to a fine art. With his latest single “Seventeen” there’s a slight kick of 70s Psychedelia wrapped around the Jangle Pop guitars, combined with his charismatically mesmeric vocal capacity, you’re in for a treat from the Indianapolis-based Indie Rock artist.

With influences from a wide variety of artists such as the Beatles, Tom Odell, the Smiths and the 1975 all being perceptible in his latest single it runs through with a contemporary feel, yet, never losing the accessibility of the sound. With elements from the past mixed with his contemporary style the future of Indie Rock is in safe hands with the exceptionally prodigal artist.

You can check out Kevin Jones single Seventeen for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Latebloomers – Mid Chameleon: Feverishly Fierce Indie Rock

It’s jangly, it’s chaotic, it’s feverish, and that’s just how The Latebloomer’s single “Mid Chameleon” snuck onto our radar. Even the staunchest fans of New Wave, Post Punk and Indie Rock would be hard pressed to find a single which pumps as much viscerally electrifying energy into the guitar progressions.

The stunning single is just one of the 6 tracks to feature on the US-based up and coming artist’s latest EP “Frames” while each track stands as a testament to their diversity to their expressively pioneering Alt Rock sound there is no better introduction to Mid Chameleon. Fans of bands such as the Smiths, Modest Mouse, the Kooks, and the Strokes are sure to be enamoured by the sticky-sweet vocals paired with the palpably charismatic edge to the Latebloomers.

You can check out Mid Chameleon along with the rest of the tracks from the EP by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Soapbox Marathon – Big Sad Through the Window: Concordantly Cathartic Indie Rock

Don’t let the title to Soapbox Marathon’s latest single “Big Sad Through the Window” fool you, whilst it may seem particularly twee, the Sheffield-based band possess a synergetic energy which feeds plenty of ethereal, mature, sonorous emotion into their sound.

Even though the single may be short and sweet at 2:23-minutes long, I only needed the first verse to tell me that Soapbox Marathon possess the pioneering vision, concordant rhythm and the ability to arrange a song that you’ll want to listen to time and time again.

With haunting elements of Shoegaze, Britpop and Indie mixed with Jazzy undertones, the ethereal power of the Big Sad Through the Window won’t fail to leave you enamoured, and that’s all without mentioning the harmonious dynamics of the vocals which feed into the hypnotic melody.

You can check out Soapbox Marathon’s adorably titled latest single via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hey Jester – Pepper Spray: Prodigally Progressive Indie Rock

It’s not all too often you’ll come across an indie prog rock single that could be described as ethereal. Yet, Birmingham-based emerging act Hey Jester certainly managed it with their latest single “Pepper Spray”. The energy behind the soundscape is almost indescribable thanks to the smorgasbord of influences audible within their eclectic sound which is sure to enamour fans of hair metal and pop rock ballads alike.

There certainly aren’t many bands who have the ability to work a synth with the same indulgently anthemic approach which amplifies the raucous energy built up by the acoustic instrumentals. If you can imagine a more upbeat version of Muse, you’ll get a good idea of the infectiously immersive magnetism of Pepper Spray which is just one of the singles from their latest release Sickly Sweet.

You can stream and download Hey Jester’s latest single Pepper Spray by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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