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Chris Mackenzie – Lazy: A Debut of Resonantly Filthy Pop

While there may be no shortage of Pop Rock singles, none have ever quite resonated in the same way as up and coming artist Chris Mackenzie’s debut single “Lazy”.

The caustically indulgent and reverberantly salacious guitar-led rhythms carve out a distinctive new edge which is sure to leave many people who find themselves with a penchant for filthy Pop enamoured. Let’s be honest, we don’t have many other options.

Even though the lyrics are left fairly simple, they paint a much bigger picture on people’s conceptions of ‘lazy’ people. Lines such as “I don’t want to go to sleep because I’m crazy” give a poignant and candid view to what Chris Mackenzie was really alluding to with the aural wormhole of emotion which is Lazy. Behind every ‘lazy’ person is a reel of torment which goes (mostly) unseen by the world.

Check out Chris Mackenzie’s stunningly fuzzy Pop hit for yourselves over on SoundCloud. You’re in for an emotive treat.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nate Fenwick Teams Up with Evie Clair for Their Latest Single “Young Fighter”

Nate Fenwick teamed up with the celestially talented Evie Clair for their latest single “Young Fighter”. Expect big choruses and even bigger vocals from the high octane hit which runs through spilling plenty of visceral imagery through the lyrics from the very first verse.

Young Fighter is a track best cranked up to a high volume; allow the potency of the anthemics to envelop you as you appreciate the authentic raw energy which has been fed into the single through the power of the harmonics combined with the heavy instrumental arrangement. There really is no overexaggerating the ethereal power of Nate Fenwick’s and Evie Clair’s vocals finding the perfect amount of synergy within this track. But we’re sure you’ll find plenty more reasons to fall in love with it yourselves!

You can check out Nate Fenwick (Featuring Evie Clair)’s latest single Young Fighter for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Francisco Recabarren – City of Luck: A Nostalgically Enchanting Indie Pop Rock Mash-Up

Up and coming experimental artist Francisco Recabarren released his debut album “New Counterculture” in March 2019, and there’s no disputing that he achieved all he set out to in creating a new aural counter culture. Which is especially perceptible in the standout single “City of Luck” which will treat you to a slightly vintage feel as the Chilean born artist blends together Pop, Rock, and Indie Electronica. While the ingenuity in his sound can be appreciated, such a Lo-Fi production diluted the intensity of City of Luck. With the vocal harmonies suitably muted and the melodies quietened under the reverb it was hard to truly appreciate Francisco Recabarren’s talent behind the single.

You can check out Francisco Recabarren’s track City of Luck for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rocket Cat – Little Lights: Energetically Arrestive Pop Rock

If you could imagine what Stevie Nicks would sound like if she experimented with jangly Pop Rock, you’d get an idea of how powerfully compelling the latest single “Little Lights” from Rocket Cat is.

Not only is their artist title endearing, the punchy anthemics which they have poured into Little Lights also hits you with waves of accessible euphoria. Even though there’s a slight archaic feel to the vocals, the way that they gel against the Indie guitars creates a vibrant soundscape which I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere!

Little Lights is the title track to Rocket Cat’s latest 10 track album which is sure to be of appeal to fans of the Manic Street Preachers, Fleetwood Mac, the Smiths, and Blondie.

You can check out Little Lights by Rocket Cat for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Choly – Little Darlin: Celestially Catchy Pop Rock

There was absolutely no forgetting the up and coming artist Choly after we were hit with their indulgently inventive Electronica single “Arcade Love”.

This time, the up and coming UK-based artist has cooked up a much more melodic single which takes down the tempo and amps up the emotivity. “Little Darlin’ has a slightly more archaic feel, but with the archaic allure comes a sense of accessibility which allows you to slip into the fluid pacing of the single. So, instead of effects which would also be at home in a Gary Numan track, you’re treated to acoustic melodies which switch between orchestral swells, electric guitar riffs and light piano keying. How seamlessly the track progressed spoke volumes for the level of production on Little Darlin’; when the classical strings kick in Little Darlin’ borders on ethereal.

You can check out Choly’s latest single Little Darlin’ for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Frankie Wesson – Still Got Time: Anthemically Magnetic Pop Rock

For the sake of professionalism, it would probably be beneficial to keep admissions of love out of reviews. But from the first sticky-sweet note of Frankie Wesson’s latest single “Still Got Time” it was all but impossible to find any other feeling listening to the indulgent Pop Rock soundscape unfold.

There aren’t many artists who are comparable against artists such as Silver Sun Pickups, but Frankie Wesson exuded the same magnetic style with her own distinction. The instrumental arrangements to the single possess the anthemics which you would expect from any self-respecting Rock single along with Frankie Wesson’s vocals which carve out lyrical hooks with ease.

You can check the lyric video to Frankie Wesson’s latest single Still Got Time which was released on January 25th, 2019 for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Rock Artist Evan Petruzzi Releases Her Resoundingly Unapologetic Anthem “Sideshow”

Right from the start of Evan Petruzzi’s latest single “Sideshow” you get a sense of just how anthemically the single will build.

The percussion leads the way for the female vocalist to astound you with her vocals which contain an unapologetic Rock attitude combined with a perfect Pop polish and a hint of Country blues to allow her to set herself apart from pretty much every other female vocalist out there right now.

If you can imagine Hayley Williams taking a Blusier approach to her sound, you’d get an idea of how much Evan Petruzzi power has in her vocals. You get a real sense that Sideshow wasn’t just created for the sake of putting music out there, the depth of the passion in the lyrics makes it apparent that Sideshow was as cathartic and empowering to write as it was to listen to.

You can check out Evan Petruzzi’s stunning second single by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Fever Breakers Holds a Mirror to Society with Their Latest Single “We Are America”

They say that the best music comes from times of great political and societal struggle, and throughout history we’ve seen it to be true with the likes of N.W.A, Patty Smith, the Sex Pistols and Childish Gambino. The Fever Breakers have offered their own aural offering of societally relevant introspective on life in America. Whilst it may be in bad taste to some who are currently at a loss with the current political climate along with the too many to list societal issues, the sentiment is still there that there is a lot to celebrate in America today. Afterall, there are so many people trying to make the world more divisive, The Fever Breakers joining together to create unifying and feelgood Rock music is certainly what America needs more of right now.

You can check out the Fever Breakers’ latest single We Are America for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tough on Fridays – The Waywards: A Concordant Reimagining of Riot Grrrl Anthemic Pop Rock

“The Waywards” is the stunningly authentic single from the up and coming duo Tough on Fridays. What you expect to unfold as an archetypally anthemic Pop Rock single transgresses into a soundscape which anyone who was invested in the Alt 90’s sound is sure to appreciate.

The single may have a timeless feel, yet, the lyrics conjure imagery which is more relatable to the present day, which is just one of the reasons Tough on Friday’s sound is so instantly accessible. Kate and Caleigh may have only been around on the music scene since 2017, yet, their distinctively concordant approach already possesses a synergetic maturity which leaves much to be desired. With their ability to create a single which is as poignant as it is potent – you don’t want to let this band pass you by.

You can check out Tough on Fridays’ latest single The Waywards for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kathleen Farless – Just Like That: A Potently Punchy Pop Rock Mash-Up

If you’re looking for an anthemically punchy Pop Rock single to liven up your playlists, look no further than Kathleen Farless’s latest single “Just Like That”. The contrast between the soulfully soaring vocals and the Indie Rock instrumentals isn’t something that you’ll stumble across every day. Yet, there’s still an instantly accessible appeal to the single which allowed Kathleen Farless stamp down her resounding signature style. The powerful guitar riffs which accompany the Jangle Pop progressions are one thing, then, there’s the addition of the scuzzy, friendly synths which add even more palpably euphoric energy to the single.

Just Like that is the 10th single to be released by the up and coming artist, whilst she poured all of her iridescently captivating vocal talent into her previous ballads, there was little to set her apart from the myriad of other Pop songstresses projecting their heart and soul into a microphone.

You can check out Kathleen Farless’s infectiously catchy latest single Just Like That by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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