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Melodic Rock


8udDha bl0od – 21Rc0ni1: Archetype-Smashing Alt Rock

Fans of Radiohead, The Beatles, and Nirvana are likely to categorically agree that up and coming Alt Rock artist 8udDha bl0od’s upcoming single 21Rc0ni1 is a stunningly enrapturing soundscape.

With elements of Art Rock and Psych Pop with nuances of the Seattle Sound lingering in the accordant tones, 8udDha bl0od’s latest single offers the archetype smashing genre-transcendence we’ve come to expect from them. But what we definitely didn’t expect was the quantity of candid emotion which poured in through the lyrics and vocals in equal amounts.

The quiescent vocals pull you in deeper to the point you’d be able to hear a pin drop in the production while the melodies soothe you with their organic catharsis.

You’ll need to wait a little longer to check out 21Rc0ni1 for yourselves. In the meantime, head on over to SoundCloud and delve into 8udDha bl0od’s eclectically diverse back catalogue.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Western Automatic – Lemon Party: Explosively Infectious Melodic Alt Rock

If you’re looking for your next fix of melodic aural filth, look no further than Western Automatic’s raucously electric Alt Rock EP “The Fugitive”.

While each of the tracks will make sure that your mind is suitably altered, the best introduction to Western Automatic’s gritty and raw, yet momentously anthemic sound is “Lemon Party”.

With the filthy basslines, heavily distorted guitars carving buzz saw riffs, punchy percussion and the swagger in the vocals Lemon Party has everything you’d hope to hear from a new Alt Rock track. Yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more infectious chorus in a new Alt Rock track if you turned on the radio today.

The Chicago-based artist has been one to watch since they made their debut in 2014. But after the release of The Fugitive EP, they’ve created the ultimate testament to their talent and proven that they’re an aural force to be reckoned with.

Their fine balance of consciousness-consuming chaotic experimentalism with their ability to write solid, connectable tracks isn’t something we get to hear every day. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Western Automatic’s track Lemon Party for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


8udDha bl0od is set to release their tenderly sedative single “Time’s Warps: ii.iii Days Go By”

King Crimson fans will definitely want to nestle into 8udDha bl0od’s engrossingly melodious Alt Folk Rock single Time’s Warps: ii.iii Days Go By.

The tenderly sedative soundscape incorporates a kick of psychedelia into the practically celestial progressions which will gently pull you through the ingenuity which we’ve come to expect from 8udDha bl0od.  Yet, Time’s Warps: ii.iii Days Go By is by far one of the purest unalloyed tracks we’ve heard from the Brighton-based artist so far. Stunning feels like an understatement when it comes to this almost neo-classic composition.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Time’s Warps: ii.iii Days Go By for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to the artist’s SoundCloud page and check out 8udDha bl0od’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


8udDha bl0od has dropped an emotive aural bombshell with their strikingly resonant single “Paranoia”

8udDha bl0od

Lockdown may be playing havoc with my emotions, but even if we weren’t living in times where clinging onto sanity is practically impossible,  I have no doubt that I wouldn’t have been able to get to the outro of 8udDha bl0od’s single “Paranoia” with dry eyes.

Striking ethereal classic strings join the Indie Rock instrumental arrangement to carve captivating bitter-sweet melodies while 8udDha bl0od’s vocals provide a profound sense of comfort and catharsis I usually look to James Dean Bradfield for. But it’s safe to say, that the Manic Street preachers have never been as bold with their sound as 8udDha bl0od was in Paranoia. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more resonant contemporary track than this.

You’ll have to wait for a little while before you can be emotively stung by 8udDha bl0od’s single Paranoia. In the meantime, you can delve into their diverse discography via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Thomas Bradley Project – Eternal Sea: Progressive Melodic Rock

Folk meets Rock in Thomas Bradley Project’s stunning new progressive melodic Rock single Eternal Sea.

While there are plenty of tonal transgressions in the epic 7-minute long track, each is as beguilingly immersive as the last. The seamlessly captivating progressions offer ample amounts of cathartic escapism as the deftly arranged instrumentals work in complete synergy. So, even though we’re on lockdown right now, we can still allow our minds to explore aurally arcane soundscapes.

With the Folk-Rock vocals, violin strings offering a pensive sting, the acoustic guitar and bass bringing the rhythm and Thomas Bradley’s Stratocaster setting up sweet Blues Rock riffs, don’t be surprised if your consciousness is consumed entirely once you hit play on Eternal Sea.

You can check out the official video to Eternal Sea which was released on March 8th via YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast


Mondé – Best At: Intensely Emotive Indie Art Rock


Up and coming Melbourne Indie artist Mondé is set to release their emotively raw, accordantly powerful Indie Art Rock single Best At. Fans of The National, and The Editors, you’re going to want to hear it.

Mondé possesses the rare ability to make lightly orchestrated instrumentals bleed pure weighted emotion. If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, listening to Best At will be an emotional sucker punch.

The humble yet stridently ardent romanticism-soaked lyrics allow you to warm to Mondé instantaneously. You’ll be captivated by his talent when it comes to making the inexpressible expressible.

It’s not only the momentum which picks up as the single progresses. The raw unfiltered soul also amps up in ferocity as the poised and gentle Indie vocals evolve into forcefully zealous choral howls. The seamless build up in intensity is just one of the reasons why this flawless track demands repeat attention.

Best At will be available to stream from April 20th via SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast


Snowflake Generation – Wake Me Up: Intricately Masterful Authentically Absorbing Indie

Indie newcomers Snowflake Generation have recently released their third single “Wake Me Up” if you want to restore your faith in Indie, look no further than this progressively blissful track.

The bitter-sweet melodies may leave your soul feeling a little sore, but it’s more than worth enduring the emotive weight which this single has to offer. If Incubus experimented with grungier tones and nuances of Pop Punk, the end result would undoubtedly share reminiscences with Wake Me Up.

It’s an intricately masterful testament to Snowflake Generations’ progress since their inception in Autumn 2019. There’s pretty much everything you could ask for from an Indie Rock track in Wake Me Up. Soaring guitar solos, undiluted emotion, and perhaps most importantly, the affirmation that Snowflake Generation are running with their own sound and their souls are the essence for it.

If I had a pound for every new Indie artist with as much authenticity as Snowflake Generation, I’d be pretty broke.

Get them on your radars. They won’t be up and coming for long.

You can check out Wake Me Up for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Love Ghost – Dead Brother: Atmospherically Phantasmal Dark Rock

Love Ghost

I’m used to psychological terror on-screen but listening to Love Ghost’s latest single “Dead Bother” was my first time of taking it in aurally.

That all sounds frightfully macabre. But what you’ll actually get when you hit play is an atmospheric, groove-filled feat of Dark Rock complete with lyrics which share reminiscences with Horror Punk pioneers the Misfits. Yet the serpentine dark 80s-inspired rhythms combined with the phantasmally bewitching vocals create a hazy mellow soundscape which allows you to soak up the disconcerting lyricism all too easily. Any fans of Deftones, Type O Negative, Incubus and A Perfect Circle are sure to appreciate Dead Brother as much as we did.

Dead Brother is due to drop on January 24th, 2020. You can pre-save the single and check out the earlier releases from Love Ghost with this Spotify link.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast


Dean Angelo Lazzara – Generation Dreamer: Expressive Riff-Laden Up-Vibe Alt Garage Rock

If you can let Dean Angelo Lazzara’s single “Generation Dreamer” crash to a close without being warmed by the expressive riff-led endearing defiance it contains, you might want to check if your soul is still functioning.

Any fans of Eagles of Death Metal are sure to instantaneously appreciate Dean Angelo Lazzara’s sunny approach to Rock which strips away the tough exterior and offers an anthem to unite the ‘dreamer generation’.

You can see Generation Dreamer as Dean Angelo Lazzara’s deftly mastered way of saying ‘Okay Boomer’. There’s already enough hate lingering in the atmosphere. So, instead of adding to it, the upbeat hit unifies through resonance instead of anger. If there’s anything that the world needs more of right now, it’s artists like Dean Angelo Lazzara who are ready to spill their vibrant optimism and serve reminders to not let existentialism consume you.

The sticky-sweet choruses carry the perfect amount of Psych colour. And the James Dean Bradfield-style chomping guitar riffs ensured that no matter how playful the single is, it’s still an aural force to be reckoned with.

You can check out Generation Dreamer for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Race to Neptune – Will the King?: Progressively Arrestive Melodic Alt Rock

Generally, palpitations are kind of a bad thing. Except when they come as a courtesy of rhythmically hypnotic guitar melodies such as you will find in Race to Neptune’s single “Will the King?”

Will the King? is just one of the absorbing tracks to feature on the Fort Collins’ based Indie Alt Rock powerhouse’s latest EP “Share My Frequency”. While I would have been quite happy to listen to the melodic guitar progressions for the whole duration, the evocative vocals kick in after an extended prelude and the instrumentals amp up the momentum. This is where you’ll find Race to Neptune’s tendency to experiment with plenty of distortion and effects on the guitars turning Will the King from a cathartically ambient single into a caustically cutting one. The lyrics and vocals also bring plenty of bite to the soundscape.

You can check out Will the King? along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast