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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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Rand Bowman – Radioman: Psychedelic Groove-Driven Pop Rock

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Prolific Pop Rock professional recording artist Rand Bowman is back with his latest single “Radioman”. With his latest single, he’s deepened the psychedelic groove and amped up the reverb from his deft fretboard licks. With a fairly experimental start, Rand Bowman’s accessible style soon kicks in with a slight mix up to his usual up-vibe style with starker lyrics and plenty of raucous energy.

Whilst fans of unadulterated Rock n Roll may have limited choices when it comes to finding an authentic grinding and rolling rhythm, Rand Bowman never fails to deliver. To keep his sound fresh, he’s weaved in playful elements which will quickly enamour fans of the Beatles and David Bowie. It’s almost a little impossible to believe that each of the artist’s pitch-perfect tracks are 100% self-produced.

You can check out Rand Bowman’s latest single Radioman for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rand Bowman – Happy: The Ultimate Feel-Good Pop Rock Hit

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Whilst Rand Bowman’s music is generally up-vibe and psychedelically anthemic, his latest single “Happy” takes aural euphoria to a whole new level. With the professional musician’s timeless style his polished soundscapes would resonate no matter which era they were born in.

With his latest single which was released early October the artist’s unique blend of Pop and Rock come alive under the well-structured progressions of the guitar, whilst the notes are lifted even higher with the brass segments and piano melodies. Many artists try their hands at feel good music, yet, none quite manage to get that arresting ethereal effect which Rand Bowman has at his command. As ever, the production quality was flawlessly radio-ready, yet there’s a noticeable lack of effects over all of Bowman’s hits, instead, he relies on his raw authentic talent to create infectiously mesmeric singles.

You can check out Rand Bowman’s latest single Happy for yourself by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Mondays – Lost Weekend: Raucously Sweet Pop Rock

Lost Weekend is just one of the sensational tracks from the up and coming powerhouse of artists the Mondays and their latest album ‘Movers and Shakers’. The Happy Mondays may have had their time, but now it’s time for the Mondays to receive acclaim for their rhythmically raucous compositions. Their style seamlessly blends Pop Punk, Rock and Indie to provide a fresh soundscape I can guarantee you won’t have heard before.

I can say with all honesty that there aren’t many artists out there putting out such sweet, anthemic hits the Mondays clearly found a gap in the market for nostalgically-inclined, futuristically-vibrant hits. Within the track’s progression you can expect plenty of angular hooks which won’t fail to reel you into the sticky-sweet melodies. Lost Weekend is exactly the kind of track you can imagine yourself screaming your heart out to on a sticky dancefloor.

You can check out the Mondays amiably inviting single Lost Weekend for yourself by heading across to their Spotify page now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rand Bowman – Mystery of Love: Prodigally Infectious Pop Rock

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I’m not all too sure why when Rand Bowman dropped the line “I don’t love you anymore”, in the first verse of his latest track Mystery of Love my stomach dropped. But I’m sure it has a little to do with the up and coming artist’s ability to create an emotive sound with his angelic Pop Rock arrangements. Yet, unlike most Pop Rock tracks, Rand Bowman allows his guitar riffs to take the lead through the rhythmically beguiling progression.

Also, I’m not sure if it’s me, but there’s a bit of Bowie behind his vocals in Mystery of Love, however let it never be said that Mystery of Love is an assimilation of any predecessor’s sound. The prodigally infectious melodies speak volumes of Rand Bowman’s status as a professional multi-instrumentalist and song writer and I can’t wait to hear where his sound takes him next. There’s a traditional tonality to all of his tracks, especially the unforgettable single Lose My Mind which I had the pleasure of checking out earlier this year.

You can check out Rand Bowman’s latest single Mystery of Love for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Justin Warnick – Should I Go: A Nostalgic Punch of Pop Rock

Should I Go is the latest track by up and coming Indie Pop Punk artist Justin Warnick. The single which was released on July 25th stands as testament to his pioneeringly innocent yet punchy style. Any fans of the Strokes, the Kooks and the Libertines will absolutely adore the nostalgically chilled approach to Should I Go just as I did.

As I listened to Justin Warnick’s rhythmic prowess progressing through the track to create palpably sweet melodies and infectiously hookish choruses it became clear that Justin is an artist who doesn’t need any aggrandized effects to create an anthemic Indie hit. Maybe the Arctic Monkeys should take a few hints.

The 18 year old recording artist may not have maturity on his side, but you’d never be able to guess from the depths of his lyricism or his vocal style, which was kept understated, yet, that just drew you into the emotive narrative of Should I Go.

You can check out Justin Warnick’s latest single Should I Go from his 2018 album ‘Moving On’ on SoundCloud now. As debut albums go, you really couldn’t ask for more.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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