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Maisly – Radio Silence: Organically Empowering Indie Pop

With her empowering and feminist approach to Pop, in her latest single “Radio Silence” Nashville/London Alt Pop newcomer Maisly hasn’t just featured on the airwaves, she’s used them to inspire and connect with her listeners. I think we can all agree, more so than ever, that upraising artists are essential.

The all too resonant message in Radio Silence is a stark reminder to protect your self-worth while dealing with the people who we let control the perceptions of ourselves. It may be a relatively simple message, but how often do we find ourselves guilty of it?

With the clean and easy, popping and bright Pop Rock melodies, the organically feel-good radio-ready hit will make the perfect addition to your high-vibe Pop playlists.

You can check out Radio Silence for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Samana Rising – Another Day: Giving Soft-Rock a whole new meaning

From forming in 2016, Norway’s five-piece Rock band Samana Rising have just recently released their new track ‘’Another Day’’. Going by the sound of Blues Rock, it’s safe to say that this band knows how to make an insane track that makes you feel good when you listen and one that’ll be on repeat for sure.

Another Day is filled with many Rock elements, never swaying away from their revised Blues Rock sound. The electrifying guitar riffs, the hard hitting drum beats as well as the softly spoken vocals that come from vocalist Hanne Severtsen.

Samana Rising are a band that gives their audience something that’s thrilling and really targets that Rock essence, giving off this electrifying atmosphere that is so mesmerising to listen to, but in their own unique way. Keeping that same slow pace but gradually amping up the volume as the instrumentals begin to take a heavier turn.

There are many times throughout where the instrumentation has its  own time to shine with the insane electric riffs and the smooth drum beats, it all blends perfectly well together and it’ll be interesting to see what Samana Rising does next in their musical endeavours.

If you want to check out Samana Rising’s new track Another Day head on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Country Pop artist Elliot Wren has made her debut with the single “RIP My Diary”

Up and coming singer-songwriter Elliot Wren has made their debut with the polished Country Pop single “RIP My Diary”.

Any fans of Taylor Swift’s sticky-sweet bubblegum Pop style will definitely want to consider the single for their playlists. It’s instantly accessible and the melodies aren’t shy about sticking to your synapses for a long while after you’ve heard them.

It really wouldn’t be a surprise to hear Elliot Wren’s future soundscapes in the OST’s for feel-good films. It’s got that boundless emotively captive appeal which debut singles very infrequently offer.

You can check out Elliot Wren’s debut single by heading over to Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Two Neighbors – Do It for the Photos: The Pop Rock Earworm We Never Knew We Needed

Two Neighbors latest single “Do It for the Photos” is so fresh it almost gives you a chill. The attitude-driven Pop Rock hit unapologetically annihilates those odiously vain people which we’ve all undoubtedly encountered as we scroll through our newsfeeds.

The fact that we probably all know of someone like that perfectly demonstrates the even more painful fact that so many people spend their life imitating what they see on social media in a desperate bid to be ‘impressive’. We’ve gone beyond life imitating art and moved into an era where we all try to be one homogenised followable assimilative figure. If you get as angry about that as me, you’re going to be just as enamoured by Two Neighbors’ single as I was.

The catharsis found in Do It For the Photos is insanely potent. Equally as potent is the talent exuded in this insanely infectious, perfectly polished radio-ready hit.

You can check out the official lyric video to Do It for the Photos which premiered on January 9th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Elle Exxe – Rose Gold: Punchy Synth-Led AntiPop

If you’re looking for an aural pick me up, look no further than up and coming artist Elle Exxe’s energetically enamouring AntiPop track “Rose Gold”.

The authentically creative synth-led soundscape pulls in influence from a myriad of different genres to ensure that you’ve never heard a track quite like this before. With a nuanced infusion of Pop Punk in the synthy mix which should also appeal to fans of 80s Synth Pop, it’s safe to say that Elle Exxe created a hit with Rose Gold.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Panic at the Disco, Taylor Swift, and the Human League collaborated on a record together, you might be able to get an idea of the kind of refreshingly high-energy mesmerism awaits you in Rose Gold.

You can check out Elle Exxe’s single Rose Gold for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nick Sargentson – Possessive: Sticky-Sweet Blues Funk-laced Pop Rock

Nick Sargentson

Don’t be surprised if you feel your heart reposition itself in your throat as you’re wrapped up in the sticky sweet melodies in Nick Sargentson’s upcoming single “Possessive”.

Possessive is just one of the singles which feature on the Melbourne-based singer songwriter’s debut EP which is due for release on 20th March 2020.

If you can imagine Eddie Vedder’s seductive vocal evocative appeal mixed with nuanced vocal harmonics you’d expect from the likes of Adam Levine and Shawn Mendes, you’ll be able to get an idea of what’s on offer through Possessive.

The track simply oozes homegrown soul. Yet, despite the humble nature of the track, there’s a perceptible innovative talent which would more than justify an ego; the self-taught guitarist definitely didn’t hold back when it came to the riffs in Possessive.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Possessive, in the meantime, you can check out the artist’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chellcy Reitsma – Cross the Line ft. Casper Mason: Romantically Resounding Alt Rock

You can practically taste the chemistry contained in the latest single “Cross the Line” from up and coming artist Chellcy Reitsma which features vocals from Casper Mason.

The Alt Rock single boasts the same resounding prowess as cinematic power-pop ballads. Yet, with the inclusion of absorbing riffs in the full-bodied stylised instrumental arrangement, Cross the Line has plenty more bite than your archetypal love song. Alchemically, the high-octane energy of the Americana Country Rock elements didn’t chip away at the sticky-sweet sentiment. It just ensured that it resonated as powerful instead of saccharine.

You can check out Chellcy Reitsma’s latest single Cross the Line which was released on February 14th for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Josh Rosenblum Band – Hangin’ On: Vivaciously Virtuosic Blues Pop

I’ve been hooked on Josh Rosenblum’s nuanced euphoria-inducing Blues guitar style ever since hearing their standout single “Stormy” from their sensational 2018 album “Outlier”.

Their elevated, punchy, porously passionate Funk-soaked Blues Pop offers an unparalleled amount of energy which sugars the airwaves, making it practically impossible to feel bitter when you’re ingesting it. It also helps that their ability to craft infectiously happy melodies is practically arcane.

As someone who finds themselves predominantly drawn to music on the more pensive side through fear of encountering vacuously plasticised feel-good tracks, I’ve even surprised myself with how much adoration I have for their latest single “Hangin’ On”.

The raw human emotion projected into the single wasn’t hindered by the phenomenal production which ensured that Hangin’ On would become a radio-ready hit. It simply amplified the resonance which pours from the track which boasts an insane amount of commercial appeal. I’m fairly adamant there never has, and never will be Blues Pop riffs on the airwaves which share a stark reminiscence to Josh Rosenblum’s. His ability to humbly demonstrate his virtuosic prowess at the same time as creating such accessible music is tragically rare, but the shortfall has more than been made up for through Hangin’ On.

After signing with Pacific Records, we’re fairly convinced that massive things are in store for the Josh Rosenblum Band in 2020.

You can check out Hangin’ On which was released on February 7th along with all of the artist’s earlier releases via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Country, Rock and Pop Converge in Kylee Stone’s Hit Single “Homegrown”

Up and coming Country Pop Rock artist Kylee Stone released her latest single “Homegrown” on January 31st and made Country music more accessible than ever.

It’s easy to see that Kylee Stone could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus after the release of Homegrown. There’s plenty of familiarities to be found in the timeless style of the track. But the distinction lies in the talent offered by Kylee Stone and her band.

No review of Homegrown would be complete without mentioning the insanely mesmeric lead guitar work. With riffs which would rival Slash’s, this emotive and soul-inspired single is taken to the next level. If any track could simultaneously appease Rock, Pop, and Country fans, it’s Homegrown.

You can check out the official music video to Kylee Stone’s latest single Homegrown for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sofia Werner – Y: Experimentally Progressive Fiercely Refreshing Alt Pop

The prelude to Sofia Werner’s Pop single may fool you into believing that you’re in store for yet another archetypal quiescent delicate offering of sad Pop – then comes the unexpected addition of reverberant fuzzy experimental basslines. From there on out, the soundscape is transformed into an energetically commanding track which will keep you hooked right up until the outro.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Taylor Swift and Muse collaborated on a record, you’ll get an idea of what Sofia Werner has to offer from her latest single. This is exactly the kind of pioneering nuance all artists should be aspiring to with their sound. Naturally, we’re all too excited to see what will come next from Sofia Werner.

You can check out Y along with Sofia Werner’s debut single “Like I’m Beautiful” for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast