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Find the silver lining in A-Mar’s bluesy indie single, Raining in New Orleans.

Even though using the weather as a parable for complex emotions isn’t exactly novel, independent bedroom pop artist A-Mar’s single, Raining in New Orleans, proves there’s still plenty of poignant poetry to be pulled from our stormy, unpredictable weather systems.

Vocally, there is plenty of reminiscence to the likes of Jack Johnson, but it is in the instrumentals where A-Mar truly comes into his own. His soulful infusion of indie, blues and jazz in the cathartically laidback single sets him leagues apart from his contemporaries and icons alike. If this is what he can achieve alone in his bedroom, we’re all too eager to hear where the future takes him and his tender, instantly magnetic expression.

Raining in New Orleans is now available to stream along with the artist’s debut album, Around El Mundo, via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rob Quo leads the conversation with his vintage psych-pop single, ‘Talkin’ Bout the Truth’.

London-based Singer-songwriter and emissary of soul, Rob Quo, has released his EP, Let It Spin, which captures his vintage-inclined style at its most accordant and psychedelic.

If you can imagine what it would sound like if the Zombies covered ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’, you’ll get an idea of the hazily sticky-sweet vibe Rob Quo orchestrated with the lead single; Talkin’ Bout the Truth.

The EP marks the singer-songwriter’s transition away from folk and blues and into the realm of experimental aural eclecticism. With an LP in the works, due for release in 2022, the old school crooner is well worth a spot on your radar.

Talkin’ Bout the Truth is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Follow Rob Quo via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Litters has unleashed the ultimate Indie feel-good hit with the sonically ensnaring single ‘Diamond Eyes’

Brisbane-based singer-songwriter, Litters, has unleashed their fiery New Wave Indie track ‘Diamond Eyes’. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Arcade Fire and Jack Johnson collaborated, you’ll get an idea of how Litters pulled off the perfect balance of sonic energy and tender intricacy.

With an enticing rhythmic command complete with angularly hypnotic guitar, a smorgasbord of influences stylistically banded together and a significant serving of authentic aural ingenuity, Diamond Eyes is about as efficacious as a blackhole when it comes to pulling you in.

Diamond Eyes isn’t just radio-ready, it should be topping the Indie charts.

You can check out Diamond Eyes for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Tyler Cohen – How I Feel: Confessionally Captivating Dark Americana Folk Pop

Tyler Cohen’s latest single ‘How I Feel’ is a confessional Americana Folk Pop masterpiece. Winding bluesy notes coalesce with cold, choppy, jarring chord progressions to create a deeply ardent instrumental arrangement which Tyler Cohen’s vocals eventually join.

If you could imagine Jack Johnson on his darkest day, you’d be close to the mark getting an idea of the alluring magnetism in Tyler Cohen’s melancholy. There’s a slight gothic tinge to the wistfully lovelorn track, but the soul which emanates from the vocals harmoniously cuts right through giving How I Feel a dreamy Southern Americana air.

You can check out Tyler Cohen’s single How I Feel via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Pete invites us to find comfort in uncertainty with their latest single “I Don’t Know”

https://peteymacd.com/track/2347032/i-don-t-know-love-again

“Can I love again?” is one of the most soul-crushing questions we can ask ourselves. Up and coming Indie artist Pete used that agonising precariousness and conjecture to create their latest single “I Don’t Know (Love Again).

Some days leave us with more questions than answers. this sublimely mellifluous single is a soothing reminder that absence of certainty doesn’t always need to be synonymous with misery.

The grooving Indie Folk Pop track has Jack Johnson-vibes to offer, along with a smorgasbord of Pete’s own authentic style which brings plenty of accordantly melodic soul to the soundscape.

With the vibrantly warm tone of the track, it’s impossible to entertain any cynical absolutist thoughts about the future. If you’re in a relationship, put it on your playlists. Just in case.

You can listen to I Don’t Know yourselves here.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A&R Factory Present: Enok Amran

Enok Amrani is a Norwegian singer and songwriter from a middle-sized town called Porsgrunn. His music, which is driven by the lyrics, often moves in a melancholic landscape with elements from different styles like rock,soul and country.

Enok says “I grew up in a family where music was a central part. Both my parents played the guitar and sang together in our home, and occasionally in different churches. I started playin’ the guitar at the age of 12, and started singing a few years later. The music has always been a hobby with a few small gigs each year since 2011. During those years I started writing my own songs, and a desire to present them for an audience grew more and more until 2015, when I decided to see if I could go somewhere with my music”

In 2016 things starting to happen, Enko was given the opportunity to record some of his songs which has now landed in our demo pile!

Take a listen and go and be his new friend! https://www.facebook.com/amranimusic/