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Indie Pop Artist S.Karma Makes Their Debut with “Nobodyland”

If anyone is taking notes on how to make an unforgettable debut, you may want to hit play on “Nobodyland”; the first sticky-sweet Jangle Pop single to be released from New York artist S.Karma.

Nobodyland proves that you don’t need a known name producer and an autonomy-stripping amount of polishing to create a standout track. S.Karma’s single came into fruition through their bedroom studio, the only tell-tell sign is the authenticity in the sound.

Even if you’re usually impervious to the effects of feel good music, I can guarantee that Nobodyland will tempt the release of some dopamine. The Indie Pop hit offers the perfect juxtaposion with the moody upbeat music. It’s one thing to hear good-vibe music, it’s quite another to hear a soundscape created by a jaded artist with the motivation to make the world a slightly more tolerable place.

You can check out S.Karma’s single Nobodyland for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indigo State Release Their Latest Single “By the Rays Beaming Down from the Sun”

Up and coming Indie artist Indigo State released their latest single “By the Rays Beaming Down from the Sun” on September 27th. By the time the intro runs through, you already have the affirmation that Indigo State is a band with a sound synergetic enough to be break into the mainstream.

While there may be familiarity in their sound to bands such as The Kooks and The Kinks, there’s also an overpowering sense of accessibility. Which means that it’s all too easy to throw yourself into the eccentrically sweet soundscape which finds the perfect balance between Indie Rock and Indie Pop.

Expect arrestive Jangle Pop guitar progressions, irresistibly magnetic vocals, and inventively dynamic percussion which brings the instrumental arrangement together to offer authentically ingestible euphoria.

You can check out the official music video to Indigo State’s latest single for yourselves by YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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L.A. Trip – Bleed Thru: Emotively Compelling Gasoline-Soaked Rock

I almost love capitalism. Without it, we wouldn’t get to indulge in cathartically angsty albums such as “Modern Day Slaves” from up and coming Rock artist L.A. Trip.

While each of the singles found on the band’s 2019 album will bring you a sure enough hit of emotive resonance combined with gasoline-soaked Rock, the best introduction to L.A. Trip’s additions to the airwaves is “Bleed Thru”.

The progressively mesmerising soundscape leaves plenty of room for intricate and immersive instrumental solos which leave you with no doubt over the talent possessed by L.A. Trip.

And it’s safe to say, you’d be hard-pressed to find a vocalist with more compellingly raw vocals in Rock right now. Unlike many contemporary Rock tracks, Bleed Thru unfolds as a gritty offering of frustrative introspective instead of polished, diluted platitudes.

You can check out L.A. Trip’s single Bleed Thru for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Slow Day make their debut with the Indie Rock hit single “THE POET”

Indie Rock artist The Slow Day made their debut with the single “THE POET” on September 9th, 2019. And it may just be the only single which I’ll hear this year which will appeal to Rock purists and those looking for curve-bending Indie soundscapes.

Usually Classic, Bluesy, or Thrash-style Rock holds fairly limited mainstream appeal, but with THE POET, the Manchester-based artist was able to make the chunky riffs, solid basslines, and soaring vocals more accessible than ever. THE POET is an intellectually inspired earworm which tangibly allowed The Slow Day to set themselves apart with distinction. The single emotively alludes to the plaintive misery which lingers in a poetic mind; all things considered, THE POET is a work of intertextual ingenuity.

It’s going to be exciting to see where The Slow Day take their punchy and raucous in perfect measure sound next.

You can check out the debut single from The Slow Day by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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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