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Wild Sundays have served up a fresh slice of American Indie Pop Rock with their debut single “Exception”

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Exception” is the debut single from the Boston, Massachusetts-based Indie Pop Rock newcomer Wild Sundays. Prepare for a rhythmically slick soul-soothing Indie earworm before hitting play.

The anthemic energy of Exception is nicely paired with the intimately candid lyrics and vocals which invite you to aurally swim in the depths of the vocalist’s authentic and sincere expression.

With most Indie tracks, you can immediately guess who the artist is trying to assimilate. But Wild Sundays pull from a variety of sub-genres to deliver an overwhelmingly contemporary resounding sound which will appease Rock fans of all inclinations.

Whether you love to listen to Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, or Manic Street Preachers, you’re sure to appreciate Exception.

You can check out Wild Sundays’ track Exception for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Spank are here with joyfully different indie-rock ”Mr. Rogers Buzz”

Denton, Texas Indie Funk Blues band Spank are back with a new groovy dude single and it’s a pleasant break from the world. This is old school stuff with lots of solos and breaks from the skillful drummer and bassist. I really enjoyed this and was lost for a while while grooving along to this new track. A perfect theme track to a series from the 70’s show I could see Hyde rocking in his shades while dancing to this with Celso.

These guys love fusing rock, funk, blues, jazz, and r&b into their songs and the sound is so uniquely awesome. I imagine seeing Spank jamming away at a festival with smoke filled crowds all happy and dancing to these chilled tunes. The main theme here is that the guys don’t take themselves too seriously and this track is all about just having fun. They do speak about being careful in the party scene as it can wear you out. Solid advice here from their friend ”Mr. Rogers Buzz”.

Click on their Youtube channel for more groovy vibes from the Texas outfit with lots of soul.

To find out more about their next tours I’d check out their Facebook.

They boys seem more active on Insta so also check them out there too.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Brother vs Brother has released their stunning feat of Indie Shoegaze “Con Arena en Mis Ojos”

Up and coming Alt Indie artist Brother vs Brother released their stunning Shoegaze EP Vol 1. containing the standout single “Con Arena en Mis Ojos” on May 14th. The evocatively atmospheric soundscape is sure to be a hit with any fans of Slowdive, the Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine.

Even though my unilingual mind was unable to decipher the lyrics, you’d need to be tone-deaf not to register the resolving sweetness in Con Arena en Mis Ojos. The track may be melancholically-tinged, but ultimately the tonally effervescent track is as uplifting as you’re likely to hear from any breaking Indie artist. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Brother vs Brother’s single Con Arena en Mis Ojos for yourselves by heading over to YouTube. Or, you can listen to the full EP on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chatrooms release fantastic psychedelic video for ”Palm Reader”

San Fernando Valley’s Chatrooms might just be my new favorite band. They sparkle in unimaginable ways with their dazzlingly hot ”Palm Reader” single. This has all the right vibes from start to finish and 2020 is blessed with one of the best songs of the year.

Taking your life back from the rat race is the overriding sentiment here from California’s Chatrooms and the video is wonderfully choreographed with the vibrant visual colors in the background. With such a quality sound joined together, this is what a great music video looks like.

Chatrooms take us through a journey of self-belief in ”Palm Reader” and a reminder that you really do need to do what you love. A safe check each month might pay the bills but does it really warm your heart and set you free? Doing something about it is essential and the band urge us to take action before it’s too late. The bass lines and guitar riffs are outstandingly put together in a groovy waterfall of hair-flicking amazement. Combined with the incredible vocals & lyrical content, this is such a brilliant release that is absolutely timeless. 10 out of 10.

Find all the bands music on their YouTube channel before it’s too late.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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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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8udDha bl0od – Song 1: Feverishly Sweet Alt Indie Folk

If it’s been a while since an Alt Indie track turned your soul to mush, delve into the jangly feverishly sweet melodies contained in Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od’s recently released single Song 1.

Any fans of Noah & the Whale will be equally as enamoured by the Song 1 as we were. It may be a little more frenzied and intricately turbulent than archetypal offerings of Indie, but that simply amplifies the charm which spills from the candidly humble lyrics which relay all too resonant romantic insecurity.

With each new release from 8udDha bl0od, their potential becomes increasingly more tangible. It’s safe to say that they’re the most creatively versatile artist we’ve ever had on our radar.

You can check out Song 1 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tiffany Twisted – Sold My Soul: Refreshingly Phenomenal Alt Rock

Tiffany Twisted’s (Hetti Harper) latest single Sold My Soul has already been met with rapturous acclaim, and there’s little room to wonder why. Their unique amalgamation of Pop, technically melodic Indie, 70s Rock and Pop Punk is refreshingly phenomenal.

The quality of the production is unsurprisingly flawless, as you’d expect from any track recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Yet, the real distinction lies in Tiffany Twisted’s ability to create a soundscape which oozes magnetic connectable soul and simultaneously offer a side serving of sniping attitude.

The majority of new Rock acts may be assimilative, yet Sold My Soul is a testament to the Alt Rock artists ability to pour fresh, new ingenuity onto the airwaves. As debut singles go, they don’t get much more unforgettable than this. The UK-based 4-piece is definitely one to watch.

You can check out Sold My Soul for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prog Rock and Indie Jangle Pop combine in Paper Trails latest single “Inside Out”

Generic Indie Jangle Pop guitars may be all you hear if you turn on any Indie-inclined radio station in 2020, but up and coming artist Paper Trails found a way to bring the captivating alchemy of New Wave right into the 21st century with their progressive Indie single “Inside Out”.

Listening to the Smiths is a rather bitter-sweet experience these days. The only thing that will linger after you hear Inside Out is an earworm.

As soon as the punchy passion-soaked chord progressions start to carve the melodies, you’ll be hit with the excitement of ingesting the energetic ingenuity which was perceptibly poured into Inside Out.

Falling in perfect synergy with the instrumentals are the vocals which offer an evocative sting which is just as potent as Brian Molko’s along with the same accessible warmth as the likes of Paul Draper.

It isn’t every day we get to hear an artist with such a distinctively absorbing guitar style paired with soulfully connectable vocals. Paper Trails’ unique amalgamation of Prog Rock, Britpop and Indie definitely isn’t to be missed.

You can check out Paper Trails’ single Inside Out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 21Rc0ni1: Archetype-Smashing Alt Rock

Fans of Radiohead, The Beatles, and Nirvana are likely to categorically agree that up and coming Alt Rock artist 8udDha bl0od’s upcoming single 21Rc0ni1 is a stunningly enrapturing soundscape.

With elements of Art Rock and Psych Pop with nuances of the Seattle Sound lingering in the accordant tones, 8udDha bl0od’s latest single offers the archetype smashing genre-transcendence we’ve come to expect from them. But what we definitely didn’t expect was the quantity of candid emotion which poured in through the lyrics and vocals in equal amounts.

The quiescent vocals pull you in deeper to the point you’d be able to hear a pin drop in the production while the melodies soothe you with their organic catharsis.

You’ll need to wait a little longer to check out 21Rc0ni1 for yourselves. In the meantime, head on over to SoundCloud and delve into 8udDha bl0od’s eclectically diverse back catalogue.

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.

Follow Artie Ziff on Facebook to stay up to date with future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast