Unplug Me!is just one of the eccentrically disarming alt-electronica singles found on Skinny G Radio’s funky 8-Bit album, The Heightening. The tongue-in-cheek exposition on the perils of social media in the age when fear and hate are relentlessly pushed to keep us transfixed to platforms is an all too efficacious reminder that we should consume media not the other way around.
Instead of letting the doom and gloom from the lyrical messaging control the track, the LA artist and producer utilises his on-brand sense of existential humour to give back some of the serotonin stripped by doom-scrolling. The playful polyphonic synth sequences make delving back in for repeat listens all too tempting. Can someone protect Skinny G Radio at all costs, please? He’s ingeniously precious.
With a voice you immediately warm to and polyphonic synth melodies that turn up the heat even further, Saint Imago’s latest single, Pink Population, is one you can’t help but be affectionately arrested by.
The hazy experimental amalgam of electronica and RnB takes you on a meander through Saint Imago’s intimate emotions; Pink Population is a hotbed of honesty, expressed fear, and artfully 80s gravitas.
It’s a promising release from an eclectically diverse artist that is exemplary in his authenticity. We can’t wait to hear the next installation of his playful sonic affability. God knows he’s a refreshing break from the ego-driven.
Pink Population is now available to stream on Spotify.
Here with another slice of polyphonic 80s alt-pop nostalgia is the indie power couple Super Love; their synergy and chemistry more than translated in ‘The Moon’.
Oscar Wilde may have created the old gutters and stars adage, but why get your interstellar bliss from anyone else but someone already living it? Metaphorically speaking, of course, but you get the gist.
Despite the instrumental minimalism, The Moon is radiant under the polyphonic keys, the low and almost dreamy basslines and vocals that effortlessly exude a Blondie-level of cool while wrestling with sticky-sweet lyricism.
The Moon will officially release on April 15th; you can check it out for yourselves via SoundCloud.
The matchless London-based singer-songwriter and artist, Marilyn Joy, has released her eagerly-awaited eccentrically Avant-Garde single, Superfine. She’s officially on top expressive form after her stint away from the airwaves and notable London venues.
With the same playful polyphonic tones that Grandaddy used to win over the masses in the 90s, the keys lead you through the lo-fi production that explores the weight we can take off other people before reminding you to shake it off for your sanity.
Marilyn Joy’s melody-driven, effortlessly distinctive style is always a refreshing change from the artists that veer away from their originality to find uniqueness. As always, we can’t wait to hear the confessional alchemy that follows.
Superfine was officially released on February 18th, 2022. It is now available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp.
19-year-old pre-med undergrad, singer-songwriter and producer, atti jane has made her debut with the quaintly lo-fi indie-pop single ‘give me time’ which will be all too relatable for anyone who has trauma bonded during the past 12 months.
With lyrics that capture the anxiety which has manifested courtesy of isolation falling around playful polyphonic beats, atti jane’s single is persuasive enough for the listener to find the romanticism in the suffering we’ve collectively endured.
If every artist making their debut had such succinct command of melody, the airwaves would undoubtedly be a different place.
give me time is now available to stream via Spotify.
GeoMike122 aims to inspire as an educator, community leader and as an artist, with their latest single, ‘Whimsical’, you get a glimpse of their social responsibility and a stark introduction to their commandingly distinct alt-electro hip hop sound.
Over the simple polyphonic bass-heavy trap melodies, GeoMike122 projects their almost deadpan rap bars which compel you to delve deeper into the mix to pull out the nuanced wisdom. By the time you reach the outro, you’ll find that your hands are full with invaluable introspection. In its essence, Whimsical is a track which gives you the permission to own your authenticity instead of hiding it. Discernibly, GeoMike122 practices what he preaches.
Whimsical is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.
From the intro in FingersHand’s latest single “Gotta Feeling (Something’s Going On)”, your soul is soothed, and your imagination is set alight.
It’s always refreshing when artists write music to indulge in an intrinsic pleasure rather than orchestrating tracks with aggrandized ideas ambling around their minds and worming their way into the soundscapes. Gotta Feeling is practically a breath of warm, kaleidoscopically cathartic air.
There’s a playful and almost juvenile air to Gotta Feeling, despite the maturity in the talent which allowed them to cook up such a psychedelically sticky-sweet earworm.
FingersHand captured the same soul-filling vibe as offered by the likes of ELO, but with their delectably unique brand of retro-futurism, there was plenty of distinction found in the playful Polyphonic Alt Pop hit.
You can check out FingersHand’s latest single Gotta Feeling for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Scottish-born, Madrid-based EDM artist and producer The Fox at Night (Andrew Macfarlane) has prepared 5-minutes of solid aural ingenuity for you to revel in with their nostalgically sweet single “Childhood”.
The playful polyphonic tones make it all too easy to immerse yourselves in the authentically enticing mix which picks up momentum at an incredibly teasing pace. Mid-way through the track, you’ll be in the midst of a trancey yet delicately soulful soundscape which boasts elements of Progressive House, but it will be easier to tell you that you’ve never quite heard anything like this before.
You may need a moment or two to realign your rhythmic pulses once Childhood has faded to a close.
You can check out Childhood for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Up and coming artist Sam Mudd has made their lockdown debut with the polyphonically electric Pop hit “Where Are You (All Up)” and stamped down their authentically expressive style.
The Lo-Fi track kicks off with a melodic guitar intro before sliding into an energetic EDM Pop beat layered with Sam Mudd’s effect-laden vocals which find perfect synergy with the entrancing rhythms.
As much as we appreciated the artist’s quintessentially endearing style, the reverb and use of autotune were slightly excessive. But that’s not to say there isn’t plenty of potential to be found in Where Are You. Any artist willing to be so bold with their debut track is more than worth having on your radar.
You can check out Sam Mudd’s debut single Where Are You? by heading over to Spotify now.
Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.
It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.
If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.
You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.