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Tenna – Silver Storm: A Charged Offering of Raw Indie EDM Pop

Tenna dropped anything but your average sun-soaked Pop hit with her latest release “Silver Storm” which was released on July 12th, 2019. Quite honestly, we’re a little baffled as to how an artist with literally jaw-dropping vocal strength has remained on the underground for so long, but after the release of this gigantic hit, everyone can see that she’s got talent worth investing in. Tenna brings so much more than a pitch-perfect vocal dynamic, she delivers a raw, passionate, and stormy performance which sits synergistically against the ominous tones of the moody Indie EDM Pop instrumentals.

There’s a striking reminiscence between Tenna’s vocals and the husky vocal presences of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, yet it’s clear that Tenna never created Silver Storm to assimilate iconic artists. The powerful energy which has been poured into this hit is likely to stay with you for long after the captivating radio-ready hit has faded out.

You can check out the official music video to Tenna’s latest single Silver Storm for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tabitha Booth – DEATH BY BRIDGE: Chill-Inducingly Ethereal Neo-Classically Infused Pop

Words could never allude to the pure ethereal power of Tabitha Booth’s latest single “DEATH BY BRIDGE”.

While violin strings will always make me feel a little bit delicate, the classical strings in DEATH BY BRIDGE carry such a haunting sense of melancholy, naturally, the floodgates opened. Even the instrumentals in DEATH BY THE BRIDGE poignantly reflect the sense of grief which the single was born from. The single was inspired by the story of a girl confronting the death of a loved one, and it will hit you like a resonant tonne of bricks. I can say with absolute certainty that you won’t find a raw vocal presence as striking as Tabitha Booth’s in the charts right now. Her use of vibrato vocals provides potent pools of emotion which you’re going to want to delve into time and time again.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out DEATH BY BRIDGE for yourselves, but in the meantime, you can head on over to Spotify where you’ll find Tabitha’s debut EP “Acoustics”.

Stay up to date with the latest releases via Facebook or Tabitha Booth’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Moody Bear – Mood Swings: Saliently Sweet Indie Aural Salvation

You can usually tell a lot about an artist by their chosen title. In Moody Bear’s case, it just makes their bitter-sweet brand of Indie concordance even more enigmatic.

The US-based up and coming artist’s debut album “Mood Swings” is sure to provide fans of ambient acoustic Indie with salient aural salvation. I’ve probably never compared an up and coming artist to Paul Simon, but there’s a first time for everything, and within the subtle harmonics contained within Mood Swings you’re sure to be arrested in the same capacity of what you are listening to Simon’s greatest achievements.

Yet, there’s an infinitely more contemporary feel to Moody Bear’s stylistic approach to sound. The crystal-clear production and full-bodied instrumental arrangement complete with orchestral strings contain cathartic mesmerism prove that Moody Bear isn’t your average breaking Indie artist.

Mood Swings will be is now available via Spotify, you can keep up to date with news of the release by heading over to Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Seven Seers – Bittersweet Paradise: Indie Synth Pop with Plenty of 80s Nostalgia Appeal

“Bittersweet Paradise” is the alchemically crafted latest single from up and coming London-based Indie artist Seven Seers. The track practically oozes 80s nostalgia through the mesmeric melodies which are all too quick to envelop you in a warm rich tonality that’s all too indulgent to resist.

Bittersweet Paradise may borrow a few elements from the 80s, yet under Seven Seers’ deftly stylistic command, there’s plenty about the track which resonates with distinction. The vocals have a uniquely raw, humanistic quality which makes it all too easy to form a connection with the romantically steeped sentiment Bittersweet Paradise was born from.

You can check out Seven Seers latest single Bittersweet Paradise for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Keep up to date with the artist’s latest releases & tour dates via Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wavesy – Radio City: Soulfully Morose Experimental Indie

Describing completely authentic soundscapes is never an enviable task. But rather than trying to allude to reminiscences or haphazardly slap a genre label on Wavesy’s debut track “Radio City” I’ll make an attempt to define the soulful, yet powerful emotion which oozes from the mellifluous restorative arrangement.

The up and coming artist kicked off their track with an atmospheric, tentative, reverb-soaked prelude before steadily picking up the momentum with a moody Indie Trap style beat, then progressing once more into a soft Indie Rock arrangement. Radio City is a track which unfolds with complete unpredictability, each seamless shift in the tempo leaves you even more tangibly immersed. The addition of vocals from the stunningly talented Alexis Rose provided the perfect dynamic to this deeply provoking track which offers some of the purest aural catharsis I’ve heard in a long time.

You can check out Wavesy’s single Radio City for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Billy Sanders releases yet another atmospherically raw single with single “Top Bricks”

Indie Post-Punk fans may want to prick up their ears for the latest single from up and coming singer-songwriter Billy Sanders. “Top Bricks” is an instrumentally uncomplicated single which allows the raw guitar melodies to resonate as they feed into the atmospherics of the track. Rather than creating a perfectly polished soundscape, Billy Sanders allows you to appreciate the realism of the sound in the same way in which Babyshambles and the Cribs left us all enamoured with their endearingly human tracks.

If the future of Indie rests in the deft hands of this 20-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, I’ll be happy. Everything about the artist’s expression feels natural allowing you to truly appreciate the energy behind the single – and it’s not all too often that can be said.

You can check out Billy Sanders’ latest single Top Bricks for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Classic Rock meets Folk in Finnian James’ debut single “Another One”

There are breath-taking debuts, and there’s what Finnian James has to offer through his first single “Another One”. Their ability to orchestrate a single which was fraught with potent emotion at the same time as being utterly transfixing was nothing short of aural alchemy. Appreciation of the soundscape constantly bounces between the evocative pull of the vocals and the ethereal chills which creep from the instrumental arrangement. Each time you hit play you’ll find new indulgent textures to explore.

The level of talent on display in Another One could have only ever come from an artist who has committed to the passion for artistic expression – and it has more than paid off. Another One finds perfect balance between revival and prodigal vision, showing everyone who believed that guitar music was dead just how wrong they were.

Elements of Classic Rock concordantly clash with Folk-style arrangements to create a soundscape which you will never have heard reminiscence to before. Imagine a mash-up between Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Levellers and you may just be able to get an idea of what Finnian James has created with his stunning debut which has already left us insatiable for their next release.

You can check out Finnian James’ single Another One for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Allegations – Bedside Manners: Disconcertingly Playful Indie

“Bedside Manners” is the first track to be released from the new record “Non-Neutered 1%” by the NYC-based artist The Allegations. The track serves as the perfect introduction to their playful and incredibly experimental sound, which lets their creative expression flow with very little regard to structure or genre.

The track skips the prelude and throws you right into the murky Indie mix which also incorporates plenty of funk and groove, you also may just find the friendliest keys you’ve ever heard in an Indie track. While usually I make no bones about a Lo-Fi or raw production, in this instance each note was entirely dampened which made it slightly difficult to hook into exactly what was happening with the melody. But when’s the last time you felt slightly disconcerted by an Indie track?

You can check out the latest single from the Allegations for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prepare to have your empathy tested by Tyson Ray Borsboom’s latest single “Her”

The gentle muted notes in the prelude to Tyson Ray Borsboom’s latest single “Her” do little to prepare you for the pensive vibrato vocals from the up and coming artist – the emotion behind the performance is about as subtle as a punch in the throat. Any fans of Eddie Vedder, Frightened Rabbit, or Glenn Hansard are sure to appreciate the unbridled evocative energy which has been poured into the single which was released on May 5th, 2019.

Even though the Indie instrumental arrangement behind Her picks up a lot of momentum – especially towards the end Tyson Ray Borsboom’s vocals never fail to dominate the track. Tyson Ray Borsboom’s track is one which comes with no frills, no perfume, or plasticity, just a raw aural attack which will leave you as endeared by the artist as we are.

You can check out Tyson Ray Borsboom’s single Her for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie artist Tough on Fridays inches their way further to ascension with upcoming single Little Italy

“Little Italy” is the upcoming track from Alt Rock duo Tough on Fridays, and with a riff-style reminiscent to what we came to perpetually adore from Iggy’s iconic track “the Passenger” you can be sure that you’ll find the same infectious rhythm. Yet, vocally and lyrically Tough on Fridays set themselves apart with their infectious take on Pop Rock.

Their ability to orchestrate sticky-sweet choruses definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. They may borrow inspiration from artists such as Paramore and Green Day, but the Georgetown Texas duo has managed to fuse a contemporary resonance within their style.  It’s been a while since we’ve been this excited by a Pop Rock artist, but Little Italy is all the proof that you need that Tough on Fridays isn’t your average up and coming duo. Their sense of passion is palpable in their sound, and there’s nothing more refreshing than that.

You can check out Little Italy for yourselves, and their earlier released singles via Spotify.

Keep up to date with all the latest releases from Tough on Fridays via Facebook or the duo’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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