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Neo-Psychedelic Indie Pop

8udDha bl0od – 1771: Psychedelically-Laced 60s-Inspired Pop Rock

1771 is just one of the recently released singles by Brighton-based Alt artist 8udDha bl0od. Arguably, the psychedelically-laced Pop Rock single is up there with the most cathartic we’ve heard from them yet.

The frill-free soundscape invites you to slip into a kaleidoscopically entrancing track which invokes 60s nostalgia. Above the light instrumental arrangement, the vocals easily and ethereally resonate above the gentle rhythms compelling you to sink deeper into the track and latch onto the lyrics to ingest the sentimental mindfulness.

What I will always appreciate about 8udDha bl0od is their ability to break free from tonal archetypes. They consistently surprise us with the seemingly endless number of ways their ingenuity can aurally manifest.  Fans of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Zombies and the Rolling Stone will find plenty to be enamoured by when they hit play on 1771.

You can check out 1771 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ocean Flaws – Cosmic Tropics EP: Uniquely Transient Neo-Psychedelic Indie Pop

Cosmic Tropics - EP by Ocean Flaws

With their unique psychedelic melodies up and coming Essex-based act Ocean Flaws have orchestrated a debut EP worth getting excited over. The way that the four-piece have reimagined a tried Indie Pop sound is nothing short of prodigal with “Cosmic Tropics”

Whilst there’s plenty of acts replicating the sound of M83, Ocean Flaws add even more intricacy to the instrumentals especially when it comes to the jangly guitar progressions whilst the vocals rest comfortably in between haunting Post Punk and anthemic Indie. The band have already received attention from BBC Introducing and it doesn’t take any stretch of the imagination to see why they’ve already bagged themselves air time. Their seamlessly arresting rhythmic approach to sound offers a uniquely transient aural experience alongside poignantly poised lyricism.

You can stream and download the Cosmic Tropics EP for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast