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Versailles upstart ALT Rock band Prosody reach for the stars with powerful single ‘’Neptune’’

If you were my Neptune /You would make me so pure/I would take you somewhere. Formed in 2017, ‘Prosody’ are making a name for themselves with their good sound and strong lyrical abilities. They are an enjoyable listen and seem like they are climbing up the European music ladder.

Previously in ‘Newborn’ in 2016, you can tell that the band are quite familiar with each other which makes such a difference. Bands take many months and years to know what each other is thinking and this can’t be faked. ‘Prosody’ is off their album ‘Keep Your Dreams Awake’ and is a fun song to listen to. Vocally I feel that an extra backing vocalist would help tremendously to get their sound out more. 

After only playing in Paris so far, let’s keep an eye out for this newish band to make a name for themselves next summer at festivals in Europe. They certainly have all the ingredients to make it big.

Get more of this fantastic French band inside your ears via YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Dakota Chappy – Right There: Entrancingly Danceable, Mindfully Inspired EDM Pop

Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.

The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.

There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.

You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kela Parker releases new single Come Spring: A truly mesmerising piece of music

Los-Angeles Folk singer-songwriter Kela Parker has recently released her new single ‘’Come Spring’’. An enticing and mysterious track, with dark yet angelic vocals and slow soothing instrumentals.

Kela has such unique vocals, the style ranges it’s something that you wouldn’t normally hear on a daily basis which is what makes this track so enchanting. There’s this rather chilling instrumental at the start, with the sound of a deep breath flowing alongside. Then within the first few seconds your hooked in as Kela’s vocals take the track to a whole new level, sounding fairly brittle at times, but as she gradually starts to go higher her voice is very strong and melodic.

This whole track makes you feel this curious amount of suspense, but not in a bad way, it has you listening to every second carefully, because it is so compelling to listen too.

Kela Parker has created a track that leaves you wanting to hear more and to see the ever growing talent of her vocal ranges, we can’t wait to see what she does next.

Check out Kela Come Spring by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Samana Rising – Another Day: Giving Soft-Rock a whole new meaning

From forming in 2016, Norway’s five-piece Rock band Samana Rising have just recently released their new track ‘’Another Day’’. Going by the sound of Blues Rock, it’s safe to say that this band knows how to make an insane track that makes you feel good when you listen and one that’ll be on repeat for sure.

Another Day is filled with many Rock elements, never swaying away from their revised Blues Rock sound. The electrifying guitar riffs, the hard hitting drum beats as well as the softly spoken vocals that come from vocalist Hanne Severtsen.

Samana Rising are a band that gives their audience something that’s thrilling and really targets that Rock essence, giving off this electrifying atmosphere that is so mesmerising to listen to, but in their own unique way. Keeping that same slow pace but gradually amping up the volume as the instrumentals begin to take a heavier turn.

There are many times throughout where the instrumentation has its  own time to shine with the insane electric riffs and the smooth drum beats, it all blends perfectly well together and it’ll be interesting to see what Samana Rising does next in their musical endeavours.

If you want to check out Samana Rising’s new track Another Day head on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Bianca Bazin – ‘White Water’

London-based singer-songwriter Bianca Bazin has poured her heart and soul into ‘White Water’. The track is about overcoming personal battles and persevering in the face of adversity.

Bazin previously made folk music. She states that “due to the desire to explore new sounds and ideas, I wanted to make music which would be more uplifting”. This shift from folk to pop has clearly been the product of a lot of soul-searching, and ‘White Water’ is a sure example of how Bazin is not afraid to explore her musical capabilities and push the boat out. She digs deep in this track, and wears her heart on her sleeve. For this reason, she comes across as unapologetic in her choices, but the song still displays a sense of vulnerability which makes it all the more cathartic.

The best songs are the ones that come from the heart, which is why ‘White Water’ is one of Bazin’s best yet. Influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Florence & The Machine, Bazin borrows her sense of security and shamelessness in her art from these fellow strong females. But her velvety vocal is completely her own.

Her emotions are laid bare in ‘White Water’, and its polished production allows Bazin’s pure, soaring vocal to shine brilliantly. At 2 minutes 29 seconds, the cascading instrumentals elevate the song even further. In triumphant upwards ascension, Bazin’s creation stands strong.

A unique, contemporary artist, Bazin shows the power of vulnerability with this exquisite offering, ‘White Water’.

Review By Alicia Carpenter

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Kavlon’s – ‘Her Camera’ A Psychedelic Milky-Way

With an infusion of that “cool” Kendrick Lamar’s kinda vibe that we rarely see, and that Jcole’s prowess in storytelling through his music, Kavlon delivered this masterpiece with apt adroitness.

A cool intro in unison with that special kind of hip-hop beat that punctures the heart of hip-hop/rap music lovers through the needle’s eye is undoubtedly the best way to describe the quality of energy and amount of creativity that was poured into the production of this song. Your comment when asked about what you feel about this song would probably be the same as mine.

What a an interesting song this is; this is really not just an everyday hip hop/ rap music you must have probably heard of before, it”s also not the type of song that flies to the top of charts but the kind of song that takes its time to slowly and steadily find its way to the top of music chart.

Kavlon’s – ‘Her camera’ is a song that leads you through an interesting musical journey to imagine and relate to what the singer talks about in his song. A psychedelic sound and harmonic song that is delivered with every level of distinctive creativity and drifts it is.

This is more like a cool jam that can be played at any point in time, especially when on the move or at work. The lyrics of this song were well drafted and the harmony of this song makes it quite an easy song to sing along with, with every bit of its next line already playing out with much clarity in your head.

Aside from the low sound quality and the way the song was quickly cut off at the end, I think this song can easily score a 10/10 in my rating.

Lilian-Debrah

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Ah Trees Releases New Wave Indie Rock Track “Do It All Wrong”

Hailing from Perth, Australia, Ah Trees set out to create an interesting blend of new wave and indie-pop, with psychedelic overtones. They learned lessons from their fellow Aussies, Tame Impala, but also from timeless acts such as INXS (another legendary band from the land down under), The Police or Tears For Fears.

Ah Trees set out to offer their own special twist on such influences, transposing the aesthetics of new wave music into the modern indie-rock format with excellent result. Do It All Wrong also features a collaboration with Moody Beach, bringing a distinctive twist to the track.

The track is the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore release! Find out more here

 

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New Music Friday: Lily Oakes “Duality”

Duality feels like the sort of song that people say, “they don’t make them like that anymore.” Not that it feels retro or stylistically outdated, it is just something in its make up, its integrity, its perfect generic splicing which marks it out as a sound apart from the main pack of the modern musical race. There is an inherent soulfulness and rhythmic groove, it is driven when it needs to make a point, soothing when it wants to seduce. It also works in, if not the dark corners of pop, then certainly amongst the shadowed and exploratory fringes.

And pop it is, but as far from the usual chart fare as you are likely to find. Yet when you hold up the pop yardstick to Duality it ticks all the right boxes. Accessible, clever, memorable, dynamic, emotive (bordering on brooding) and showing more of the rock and blues roots, to which all modern pop owes its living, than most cares to expose. Maybe this isn’t a reflection of what pop used to be but a template for its possible future. The fact that Lily Oakes has a scant on-line presence normally only reserved for winners of The Voice, only adds to the mystery.

 

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The Woodshedders Indie Roots Release ‘Talisman’

The Woodshedders is a band whose formula falls somewhere in between the energetic edge of rock music and the intimacy of folk. Their recent album release, Talisman, makes me think of the work of artists such as Fleet Foxes or My Morning Jacket: their atmospheres are bright and mellow, yet the song has a spark to it, bursting with warmth and vibe.

“Diamond Rings” blinks an eye to Celtic folk, while “House On Fire” has an amazing big band blues sound that almost reminds me of the mighty Rolling Stones! These are only two of my favorite tracks on the album.

The arrangement of these songs is particularly amazing because it balances a more traditional approach with something more unique and experimental. The vocal sound, for example, never falls short and sits on top of the mix beautifully, with a silky smooth tones. The drums are airy, yet energetic and present, truly cutting through the song and allowing the overall tone to really gel together. This song clocks in at 5 minutes, and its structure is refreshingly dynamic, taking the listener along for an amazing ride and making for a very compelling musical journey.

“Diamond Rings” blinks an eye to Celtic folk, while “House On Fire” has an amazing big band blues sound that almost reminds me of the mighty Rolling Stones!

 

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DOE GRASS TELL US ALL ABOUT “SALLY’S PLACE” THROUGH DRIVING RHYTHMS AND SONOROUS GUITAR RIFFS.

Imagine a place where drinks are free and blood won’t spill, where the music is an imaginative blend between country, rock and blues and the rhythm just keeps flowing as the hours go by – an outlaw heaven. That’s exactly where Doe Grass is taking us! Portrayed through a collection of clever and image evoking lyrics, steady percussive rhythms and a good sense of harmonic contrast at just the right points “Sally’s Place” is guaranteed to have you press repeat after the last few notes. The sound of the steady shaker rhythms in the beginning are enough to pull you in and immerse you in an image evoking song with memorable guitar lines that are groovy and tastefully bluesy all at the same time. The laid back guitar solos also feature an interesting element of harmonic fluctuations which interact perfectly with the underlying progression, creating an experience that is full of colour.

With an edgy, yet clear, vocal tone and just the right attitude the lyrics are expressed with a strong sense of narrative while the rhythm remains pronounced and consistent throughout. The use of effects is also a feature which is integrated very nicely, making this track sound complete, with a freshness of sound that is guaranteed to be enjoyed by anyone. Apart from it’s ability to capture the imagination through an authentic arrangement, “Sally’s Place” also presents a good element of melodic contrast, and a final statement which is exactly what makes it so memorable and catchy for all.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja