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IGGYC shares their introspection in the darkly theatrical post rock hit ‘Thoughts’

Moscow-hailing Bay-Area-residing artist, IGGYC, has recently released their latest darkly theatrical progressive post-rock single ‘Thoughts’ which allows sonic symphonic rock to meld with 00s emo and cataclysmic increments of hard rock.

Starting with a piano-led prelude, Thoughts gently eases you into the raw embittered soundscape which quickly amasses momentum until you’re in the midst of a fervent whirlwind that carries frenetic reminiscences to the likes of Dir En Grey. IGGYC delivered so much more than a senselessly momentous release, expect your heartstrings to get caught in the wrenching choruses which carry the same weight as the entirety of MCR’s Black Parade album – all in the space of 4:29-minutes.

Thoughts is available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Crossing i’s Dotting t’s takes us back to the glory days of Emo Rock with “My Nights End in a Disaster”

If you never need all too much convincing to delve into 90s & 00s nostalgia, Crossing i’s Dotting t’s’ grungy angsty Alt-Rock track “My Nights End in a Disaster” is sure to get you there.

It’s safe to say that they’ve successfully revived the Emo Rock we all came to love thanks to iconic acts such as Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory and Simple Plan. But you can expect much more than just assimilation in My Nights end in a Disaster. They’ve put their own Garage Rock kaleidoscopic spin on the style.

Their virtuosic ability to shred mind-altering solos paired with their frenetic tightness of the instrumental arrangement and the confrontational yet comforting vocals are an intoxicating mix which you’ll want to get drunk on time and time again.

You can check out My Nights End in a Disaster via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

MICLEY has made a cuttingly catchy debut with their Dark Pop single “Inside My Head”

“Inside My Head” is the alluringly dark debut single from Alt Pop artist MICLEY who utilises the raw evocativeness of artists such as MCR and Muse and pours it into a Pop production which oozes with commercial appeal.

The tender vocals verse lyrics which convincingly tell you that change is inevitable, but despair doesn’t have to be. Embrace it, ride the waves of torrid emotions and appreciate that such melancholy, apathy and grief can inspire things as beautiful as Inside My Head.

It’s catchy and cutting at the same time. More pertinently, the piercing vulnerability in the soundscape has earned MICLEY more respect than we know what to do with. Naturally, we’re obsessed with their debut, and we’re all too eager to hear what follows.

You’ll be able to check out Inside My Head from October 15th. You can pre-save the single via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Too Soon Jokes – Breathe: Accordingly Absorbing Indie Rock

For their latest track, Indie trailblazers Too Soon Jokes borrowed a few stylistic influences from the 90s Alt Rock and Pop Punk and created a punchy genre-mashing Indie Rock earworm which definitely won’t overstay its welcome.

Breathe” was released on March 6th, and the airwaves became infinitely sweeter for it. There may be some monster guitar solos in the deftly crafted track. But Breathe is all about the personable, connectable charm which spills from the accordant vocals.

Too Soon Jokes first appeared on our radars with their Christmas song “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes Little Buddy”. Naturally, we quickly found admiration for the band’s unapologetic daringness which seeps beyond their track titles and into their soundscapes.

If you’re always on the lookout for tracks which will make your heart feel full, it will be fully charged in 2:52 minutes after hitting play on Breathe.

You can check out the official video for Too Soon Jokes’ latest single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast