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Ptree shows us a lost love story on ”One Thing”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the home of singer-songwriter Ptree. He is back with his new song that is called ”One Thing”.

This is a love story that doesn’t end well sadly. She is looking for one thing and we never get to know what that is. Maybe that’s the whole point of the story? Sometimes there is one thing that always holds us back in life and in relationships.

There is a lovely tune here and the background vibe is very indie-rock. Ptree has strong vocals and impresses here during this sad love story. He is a multi-talented performer that just likes to be on stage and make people happy.

This is the follow up to ”Loved By You” and this is a terrific indie-folk song that has some bite in it. I like the overall energy and Ptree is improving on each release.

Find out more via his Facebook page.

Stream this lost love single right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Joshua slides in with deep pop house tingled ”Unorthodox”

Unorthodox is about embracing the unique qualities within yourself. I’ve never fit in a ‘box’ and have no ambition to. I have accepted that I may never be understood and that’s okay with me.”- Joshua

Indie singer-songwriter Joshua describes his music as ‘out there’ and ‘unpredictable’ with the overall message of always staying inclusive to all. The mix between sad lyrics and upbeat music shows Joshua’s formula of making the best out of a bad situation. This is escape music for our souls and the beat is always fresh.

Unorthodox” from Joshua is a lovely song and it showcases a very strong vocalist and man in general. He has had a tough time with people questioning him and this is a statement. This is a fiercely indie artist going down his own road and he loves every moment. With a fantastic voice and meaningful lyrics, Joshua is a real gem in the music scene and should be applauded for never backing down.

Stream this smooth house track here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Hellwaffles has dropped their quaintly angsty Indie Punk Folk single “Audrey Hepburn”  

After hearing Hellwaffles’ resonantly candid debut single “Training Wheels”, there was little chance we’d forget the Indie Punk Folk artist’s instantly endearing style. Upon hearing of the release of their second single “Audrey Hepburn”, we couldn’t help but dive right in and embrace the angsty quaint alchemy one more. It definitely didn’t disappoint.

The short and bitter-sweet track is as uncomplicated as they come. The frill-free Garage Lo-Fi-style guitar give the lyrics and vocals plenty of room to leave you transfixed by them as they playfully allude to Hellwaffles’ complicated relationship with the ultimate on-screen icon. It’s pointed, it’s playful, and it’s utterly ingenious.

We’re already stoked to hear what Hellawaffles serves up next with their unpredictably refreshing style.

You can check out Hellwaffles’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hourigan has released their optimism-invoking Indie RnB Folk Single “Fly Your Kite”

The word ‘arrestive’ may get thrown around a lot in reviews, but in the case of Hourigan’s Indie RnB Folk single “Fly Your Kite”, it’s more than justified.

The unfiltered soul which Hourigan projected into the Indie RnB mix has a way of crawling under your ribs as you drink in the organic accordant ecstasy in the sublimely serene soundscape.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Jack Johnson, Hozier and Cosmo Sheldrake all collaborated on a single, you’d get an idea of how mesmerizingly transcendent Fly Your Kite is.

Lyrically, Fly Your Kite is a poignant message to the younger generations facing overwhelming levels of uncertainty. It’s a gentle optimism-invoking invitation to keep on going and to see past the crushing illusion society attempts to sell us.

You can check out Hourigan’s single Fly Your Kite for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Journeyman Positronic synths in the speakers with pop song ”When You Fall Down”

Positronic is the creation of Michael L. McDannold. Michael is from the Inland Empire in Southern California and has been making catchy synth-pop music since 1988. His first band was formed in 1988 with some friends from High School called Foundation. His next band was also with some friends from High School and was called Optic Rain. Shortly after Optic Rain broke up however, Michael moved to Michigan to marry the love of his life. After being in one more band, Michael decided to rather venture out on his own and came up with the name, Positronic because his music has a positive message and he loves electronic. Now back in his home of California, this is an artist who is ready to push his music to all corners of the world.

When You Fall Down” is a positive song with a strong message of help during these dark times. He is there for the love of his life and wants here to know that he is there for her always. This indie-pop song is a welcome addition to Positronic’s collection.

Stream this super song here on Soundcloud.

If you are keen for more info then head through to Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Jesus Ayala Jr drives in with grungy garage-rock single ”Chance”

Jesus Ayala Jr is a garage-rock singer from Chicago in the USA. Together with an American White Fender Stratocaster, Jesus aims to relive the glory days of the early-2000’s Garage Rock/Indie Rock/Post-Punk Revival era. He is inspired by bands such as The Strokes, The Killers, The Vaccines, Weezer and Arctic Monkeys.

“I’m nostalgic for the nights that people went out to smoke cigarettes, drink cheap beer, and listen to rock bands. The scene changed on me when I was old enough to go out, so I hope we can recreate that” says Jesus.

Ayala Jr.’s new track is an introduction to his guitar driven music. There are lots of catchy choruses, clever lyrics, melodic guitar riffs, star-crossed lovers, ambiguous love triangles and troubled high school principals covered in his music.

Chance” is a splendid song that serves us up a tasty garage mix of quality musicianship from this talented artist. The grooves are deep and the track is a story of life and 2nd chances. Going for your dreams is the message here and not letting go.

Head through to Soundcloud to hear this brand new song.

For live show news head through to Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Gooseberry’s latest single “The Protagonist” becomes a new contender for the catchiest Alt Indie track of the year.

NYC Alt Rock artist Gooseberry has returned with their unique infusion of Rock, Blues and Indie with their latest single “The Protagonist”. You could listen to the radio all day and still not encounter a catchier track.

With Courtney Barnett included in Gooseberry’s lyrical influences and Foo Fighters lending instrumental inspiration, The Protagonist is a gritty deftly stylised anthemic hit. It’s rare that we can say that the melodic hooks are just as sharp as the lyrical wit.

You’ll find the whole tonal palette served up in The Protagonist. From hazy warm Psych Pop tones to overdriven grinding guitar licks. The only constant in the dynamic hit is the magnetic accordance from the vocals which verse the highly relatable lyrics. I think we can all get behind the sentiment “The TV is all that’s real” after 3 months in lockdown.

You can check out Gooseberry’s single The Protagonist by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5

8udDha bl0od

Brighton-based experimental artist 8udDha bl0od has a tendency to leave us transfixed by their constantly evolving sound. With their upcoming release “SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5” they’ve left us emotionally stung and aurally enamoured once more.

In their usual style, 8udDha bl0od ensured that the track carried an arsenal of curveballs which will throw you from the accordance you have settled into.

As the track kicks off, there’s something incredibly piercing about the artful tone and tempo despite the light textures and transcendent air which breathes around the slightly psychedelic progressions in the ethereally resolving soundscape.

Halfway through the 7-minute track, SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5 takes an unexpected turn and veers in the direction of Lo-Fi Brit Pop which any fans of Blur will appreciate. But the evolutions in 8udDha bl0od’s track doesn’t end there. To fade out, 8udDha bl0od uses a haunting cinematic neo-noir outro which dissipates into the sound of rolling waves.

We needed no more proof that 8udDha bl0od was one of the most talented underground artists around in 2020, but with their latest single, he delivered yet another undeniable affirmation of his pioneeringly astounding talent.

SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5 is due for release on July 5th. You’ll be able to check it out yourselves via SoundCloud from the date of the release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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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A Part A Party slams down the door with stomping debut ”Stummy”

Stummy” is the brand new track from A Part A Party. He craves the love of a good woman and this pandemic hasn’t helped matters. He loves getting rubbed on his tummy and thinks out aloud about what his next move is. He is trying to keep things together and pulls in with this baseline that is so catchy. The goal of making money is vital right now and he knows the rest will come when the time is right.

The inspiration has been building for some time and you can feel the energy that has been tied up. Lock down has inspired you to put out music and you cruise through the front door. The beat is drum & bass influenced plus there is a trap Hip Hop flow to this.

There are a few genres at play here and I love the variety. The drum fused bass beat keeps you intrigued and the bars absolutely shred through the dazzled speakers.

There is so much potential here from this debut track from A Part A Party. The violin echoes through like an announcement. This new artist is here with a bang and will shine through.

Click on the Soundcloud to hear this debut track.

To follow this new artist on Instagram.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen