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Canadian band Blaze Project just wanna play on party starter ‘Sweet Little Misery’

Lighting up the skies with an elevated mindset that is supremely entertaining and sparks the night alive, Blaze Project rustles the deepest part of your rugged soul with a reminder of that sweet underground music that inspires you again on ‘Sweet Little Misery‘.

Blaze Project is a Canadian indie 4-piece band who mellows in with the various echos from the world within and takes us on an assorted ride yet again.

Coming from a very diverse influence of rock, Pop, Blues and funk, from Dave Matthews to Jamiroquai, through The Tragically hip and David Bowie.” ~ Blaze Project

Soaked with greatness and lathered with that extra sauce needed to boost the troops’ efforts, Blaze Project light up our imaginations on this road trip bookmark that will be stuck in your head for ages.

A musician who was born with this talent and passion, and despite all the paths taken, he will always end up finding the stage and music on his way.” ~ Blaze Project

Sweet Little Misery‘ from indie Canadian indie 4-piece act Blaze Project is a simple reminder that delightful music with an authentic soul is actually out there if you’re willing to look deeper than most. There is a real grizzled intent here which has been infused in that groove we’ve been missing out on this expressive delivery called life.

Listen up to this top new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Augusta Sky – Dreaming: An Entrancingly Funk-Soaked Electronic Pop Debut

York, UK-based collective Augusta Sky has dropped their debut single “Dreaming”, with their influences including Nile Rodgers and Jamiroquai, you can imagine just how much Funk has been weaved into the entrancingly soulful mix.

Kymberley Kennedy’s resounding vocals were the perfect fit for the warm and rich instrumentals which carved out arrestingly danceable rhythms. It’s always refreshing to hear a full band in a feat of EDM. The beats may lead the way, but the Funk-laden guitars and brass add an absorbing dynamic to the unforgettably high-vibe mix produced by Steve Wilkinson and mastered by DJ Nick Hussey.

With their second single due to drop in October 2020, you’ll definitely want Augusta Sky on your radar.

You can check out Augusta Sky’s single Dreaming for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dropping Julia has dropped In the Clear: A Funk Rock and Neo-Soul classic

In the Clear by Dropping Julia

Five-piece band Dropping Julia based in Virginia have dropped their single ‘In the Clear’, infusing their Funk Rock and Neo-Soul sound.

Starting with that insanely funky riff on the guitar, adding in the high-pitched tone from the trumpet. Combining all these elements to give it that Funk sound that this band master so perfectly. The instrumentation starts off very smooth and quieter in volume, the overall style of the track is fairly calming and isn’t too in your face, even though it has the occasional Rock element that sways through it.

As it hits the middle the melody raises and the pitch begins to get louder and more overpowering as the sound through the trumpets stands out, The riffs tend to get heavier as the electric guitar has it’s moment to shine, giving it that Rock essence. The voice has an adenoidal tone to it, sometimes it’s quite raspy and in others it’s high-pitched, but the way they change their vocal ranges to suit the pace of the instrumentation is impressive.

If you’re into a bit of Funk Rock or you’re looking for new music to listen too, be sure to check this one out.

Go over to bandcamp to listen to Dropping Julia In the Clear now.

Review by Karley Myall

The Guest Room – Bad Days: Sunny & Suave New-Soul

The Guest Room are here with a singer that carries a wonderfully sweet voice, a drummer that hits his snare drum according to the rhythm of your heartbeat, and all the other lads that I’m sure they all are superior players of their instruments. They come with their new tune called “Bad Days” to draw a smile on your face, and they’re doing so with an eclectic new-soul sound.

I’ve mentioned this already, their female lead singer’s voice is splendid. It is more like chunks of ethereal caress that she exhales with every syllable, aimed for your inner core. That surely doesn’t aim to take anything away from the rest of the band, as the songwriting excellence that they present on this song is overly satisfying, at the very least. “Bad Days” with its transitions and steady emotional flow, it’s a total must-listen for people that get down with the lounge and new-soul side of music.

Hiatus Kaiyote, Fleetwood Mac & Vulfpeck are some of their influences, according to them. I say that they are also inspired, not simply influenced, which is a big deal. Give “Bad Days” a listen here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

It’s Pop Alright, But Not As We Know It.

Of course there is a place in music for new ideas, finding new territory to explore and new boundaries to push but sometimes the familiarity of the musical comfort zone is all that is needed. And whilst It’s My Day might easily be dismissed as just another slice of indie-pop, that is to over look the fact that it is a brilliant slice of indie-pop. If you don’t want to explore the mainly niche and non-commercial back waters of as an intrepid musical explorer then why not juggle familiar musical building blocks and just simply use them to create something more impressive, slicker and infectious than those around you.

And that is exactly what Andrej does so well here. Pop sensibilities are tempered by the song having its foot on a rock throttle, able to power up or decelerate at will, commercially astute writing is driven by pulsing, funky bass lines and wonderful chorus dynamics make this the sure fire sing-along track of the summer.

Pop gets a bad name, has been tarred and feathered by one too many production line, dance routine driven, auto-tuned diva. But this is pop and this is great. This is what pop should be and hopefully can be again, a perfect example of why be “alternative to” when you can simply be “better than…..”