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Grant G Foster – Netflix and Chill: Nostalgically Striking New Wave Indie

“Netflix & Chill” invitations may not be the most romantic of proposals. But with their standout Alt Indie Pop single Grant G Foster was able to pull plenty of amorous passion out of the subject.

“Netflix & Chill is just one of the tracks you will find in the up and coming artist’s debut album “Everybody Hates Me”. The outstanding debut will throw you back to the era when The Smiths, Suede, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Cure were king.

With Johnny Marr-style sweet riffs which are tinged with nostalgia and leagues above the two-dimensional Jangle Pop commonly offered, each note was as transfixing as the last. Grant G Foster’s Indie Post-Punk style vocals also add plenty to the mix by infusing the soundscape with an enamouring amount of soul. And if you’re as aurally delicate as me, don’t be surprised if it feels like your heart has hit your throat.

I definitely never expected to say that about a song titled Netflix & Chill.

You can check out Netflix & Chill along with the rest of Grant G Foster’s debut album for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Britt Marie – Mind Games: A Pensively Optimistic Indie Pop Playlist Essential

Whether it was the pensively optimistic Indie Folk Pop melody, Britt Marie’s evocatively piercing vocals or the stark lyrical resonance which meant every note in her latest single “Mind Games” was arrestive as the last, I can’t be sure.

But what I can be sure of, is that her personable approach to her sound resounds in the succinctly sweet tonality of the single enabling her to set herself leagues apart from other up and coming artists experimenting with the trending Jangle Indie Pop sound.

Fans of Florence and the Machine, The Wombats, Vaccines, and Marina and the Diamonds, the 1975, and Bad Suns will definitely want to check out the punchily melodic hit. Her music is much more than simply radio-ready. It boasts a rarely found high-energy anthemic vibe which will make you wish it was festival season already.

You can check out Mind Games along with Britt Marie’s previously released four singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Williamson – Internet Girl: Explosively Euphoric Indie Pop Rock

There aren’t many up and coming Indie Pop artists who can put out tracks which match the veracity found in Paul Williamson’s latest single “Internet Girl”. The track makes the 1975 sound like a melancholic Post Punk band. Yes, it packs that much of a euphoric punch.

As a result, the chances are pretty slim that you’ll be getting Internet Girl out of your head once you hear the high-octane instrumental hooks. Not only is Paul Williamson discernibly talented when it comes to cooking up infectiously riotous Pop tracks, but the energy which they bring to the performance is unparalleled.

Their instrumental ability also becomes strikingly clear through the jangly guitar progressions which feed into a synergetic, polished arrangement. Internet Girl stands as a testament to Paul Williamson’s talent. And you’ll hear far less talent in many mainstream hits on the radio.

You can check out Internet Girl for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ben Burke – Leaving Tomorrow: Infectiously Enamouring Acoustic Indie Folk Pop

Morrissey may be making it impossible for us to love him at the moment, but Ben Burke makes it all too easy to fall enamoured with their jangly acoustic approach to Indie Pop.

Their debut single “Leaving Tomorrow” is packed with quintessential Pop Folk charm. With reminiscences to Billy Bragg, The Fratellis, and the Smiths, the upbeat melodic Pop track comes with plenty of catchy hooks and an all too resonant sentiment. There may be some slightly vintage tones in Leaving Tomorrow, but the single perfectly captures the frustrations of trying to survive in a modern world. For anyone looking for escapism for themselves, you’ll find plenty of aural escapism within Ben Burke’s debut single.

You can check out Ben Burke’s single Leaving Tomorrow for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie Pop Artist S.Karma Makes Their Debut with “Nobodyland”

If anyone is taking notes on how to make an unforgettable debut, you may want to hit play on “Nobodyland”; the first sticky-sweet Jangle Pop single to be released from New York artist S.Karma.

Nobodyland proves that you don’t need a known name producer and an autonomy-stripping amount of polishing to create a standout track. S.Karma’s single came into fruition through their bedroom studio, the only tell-tell sign is the authenticity in the sound.

Even if you’re usually impervious to the effects of feel good music, I can guarantee that Nobodyland will tempt the release of some dopamine. The Indie Pop hit offers the perfect juxtaposion with the moody upbeat music. It’s one thing to hear good-vibe music, it’s quite another to hear a soundscape created by a jaded artist with the motivation to make the world a slightly more tolerable place.

You can check out S.Karma’s single Nobodyland for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zechariah Funkhouser’s Funk-Driven Jangle Pop Single “I Get Up”

Zechariah Funkhouser’s latest single “I Get Up” is the perfect track to slip into if you’re looking for an uplifting single tinged with the perfect amount of plaintive melancholy riddled into the lyricism. Even though the melodically ambient instrumental arrangements are kept light and upbeat, there’s an infinite amount of resonance to be found within the raw and candid sentiment behind I Get Up. We all have apathetic days, and now we have the perfect Funk-driven soundtrack with a sweet psychedelic kick to make them a little less existential. You didn’t expect a soundscape from Zechariah Funkhouser to fall flat, did you? The soaring guitar progressions sit tightly in the multi-layer arrangement feeding into the hypnotic melody which any self-respecting audiophile is sure to appreciate.

You can check out Zechariah Funkhouser’s latest single I Get Up for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Muldoons – Lovely Things: Quintessentially Concordant Jangle Pop

If you’re a little bit like me and now get (even more) depressed whilst listening to Morrissey thanks to his recent assimilation into Nigel Farage you’ll want something sweet and melancholic to fill the Morrissey gap. Well, look no further than the Muldoons. Their New Wave Indie track Lovely Things carries the same Jangle Pop quintessence with the soaring, popping concordant intricacy of the guitar melodies. As for the vocals, they carry the sweet New Romantic vibe which any fans of Robert Smith are sure to appreciate.

The Paisley, Scotland based powerhouse of stylised instrumentalists put together such a synergised progression that you don’t really get the option of listening to Lovely Things the captivating essence which bleeds through the rhythm and pretty much pours straight through you. Hell, it might even be janglier than this charming man. I can’t wait to hear what the Muldoons cook up next, with their ability to create the sharpest hooks it would be almost criminal not to see a studio album produced soon.

You can check out the debut single from the Muldoons by heading over to SoundCloud

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Luna Waves – Mystery Loves Co.: The Seamless Fluidity of Reverb-Soaked Jangle Pop

If there’s anything I love more than a fabulous play on words, it’s a resoundingly arresting offering of a sound that could be loosely described as Post Punk; but honestly it’s so much more.

If the palpably piercing, reverb-soaked melodies contained within Luna Wave’s latest track Mystery Loves Co. doesn’t move you, I’d probably check if you still have a pulse. The upbeat Jangle Pop riffs carry right through the progression of the track which flows with seamless fluidity. Whilst I adored the vocals I would love to hear a little less restraint through Luna Waves’ (AKA Rob Muir) future vocal offerings.

Mystery Loves Co. is just the first aural offering Luna Waves has in store for 2018, you can expect the debut album release of Seafoam Dream (Part 1) on July 27th, 2018.

If you’re a fan of The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Smiths or Interpol you’ll almost certainly want to make Luna Waves debut single Mystery Loves Co a major feature of your playlists. Head on over to Spotify where you can check out the instrumentally flawless offering of resonant Post Punk for yourselves.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fermine – Paradojas en la luna: Spanish Jangle Pop Exists, And It’s Beautiful

Paradojas en la luna is the latest single from the divinely talented collective of Spanish artist’s known as Fermine. With no hint of exaggeration, they may be the happiest, liveliest powerhouse of instrumentalists I’ve ever heard. The amount of energy that the guitar packs into it’s punches is almost otherworldly. Preludes which pack in that much momentum are pretty hard to come by, naturally I was hyped before the track even ran through it’s first verse.

If you’re wondering what Paradojas en la luna translates to in English it’s ‘Paradoxes on the Moon’ I can only imagine that the rest of the lyrics are as poignantly brilliant as the title to the track. The riffs are probably beyond anything I’ve ever heard before (and yes that’s coming from a Johnny Marr fan), they may not be the most technical riffs ever composed but the amount of palpable energy which bleeds from each and every note creates a high-vibe resonance which makes it fairly impossible to sit still.

You can check out Fermine’s beautifully jangly track which was released on May 26th, 2018 on YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast