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Abandon The Fall drop new instrumental melodic rock ‘Memories’

When we reviewed Abandon The Fall’s ‘Enemy’ single back in August 2018, Amelia Vandergast likened them to Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’, saying ‘the vocals are stripped back and left emotionally bare around the resounding instrumentals’. In the case of ‘Memories’, from new EP ‘Infinite Seasons’, Abandon The Fall have taken that a step further and provided an instrumental track bereft of vocals altogether. It’s not, however, bereft of power or melancholy, that same electronic-meets-metal vibe that was there on the debut coming through across the track. There’s definitely that Linkin Park feel at times, but with thundering kick drums aplenty behind the shimmering, echoey guitars, there’s touches of Enter Shikari and 30 Seconds To Mars in here too. It’s a potent, powerful track with no loss of emotiveness from its instrumental-only nature.

You can hear ‘Memories’ on Spotify; check out Abandon The Fall on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Visceral Alt Rock and High-Octane Hip Hop Converge in Matt Michael’s Latest Release “Copain”

https://soundcloud.com/mattmichaeltunes/copain

Breaking Hip Hop artist Matt Michael’s latest release Copain is exactly the kind of track which the word ‘Fire’ should be exclusively reserved for. There’s no preparing you for the visceral intensity which the high-octane track packs in.

There are a number of reminiscences to be found in the chorus to the likes of Linkin Park. Yet, perceptibly, Matt Michael threw in a smorgasbord of pioneering energy into Copain.

Vocally, Matt Michael switches between slow and steady Rap verses over downtempo old school Hip Hop beats with semi-orchestral layers, but when the choruses kick in, the vocals evolve into evocatively fierce Alt-Rock vocals.

It’s raw, it’s volatile and it’s a seamless convergence of Hip Hop and Alt-Rock which any fans of new and fresh experimental Hip Hop will want to check out. As he’ll be releasing new tracks throughout 2020, you’ll definitely want him on your radar.

You can check out Matt Michael’s single Copain for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

ALT Grunge Rock artist from LA Gabe Wolf powers through the door with ‘’Last Night’’ single

Influenced by Papa Roach and Linkin Park growing up, you can hear the passion in Gabe’s voice and his unwavering passion for music. These two bands are the pillar of his music armoury and he certainly puts his all into the music. 

Gabe Wolf’ is a self-taught producer, writes his own music and masters his own songs. Joined by good friend Jacob Lauing, Wolf has a fantastic artist to join him for live shows and while making music. After making rock since 2019, ‘Gabe Wolf’ is a mainstay on the LA Alt scene and you can tell that he truly loves the creative side and doesn’t care about the glitz and glamour. 

After being out of the scene for 3 years, it’s great to see Gabe back and doing something he loves. This is someone I would love to see live at a festival in 2021. 

Hear the whole collection of music on his Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Hail To The King



Any artist who describes themselves as the result of  Blink 182 having a lovechild with Eminem and Lady Gaga’s backup dancers has got to be worth checking out and when you do you will realise that as descriptions go, it isn’t too bad.  Part quirky pop, part alternative hip-hop and part goofing around, King Dylan’s rap-rock hybrid does nothing less than celebrates life and just oozes positive vibes. It flies in the face of criticism, ignores the detractors, faces down jealousy and reminds us that the only way to live your own life is for yourself.

It takes an Eminem beat and a bounce but stacks it with whimsical, Day-Glo pop, it is celebratory and pulsing with positivity. Already big on the Calgary scene, King Dylan is the sound of life affirming pop, it is both serious and celebratory and even on the strength of this one song, though checking out his back catalogue is highly recommended, he has a great career ahead of him.