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Sukh pays ode to care workers in their empathy-invoking Alt Indie single “Nightingale”

Manchester-based Indie newcomer Sukh is due to drop their latest single “Nightingale” which pays a soulful ode to the care workers who have selflessly put their lives on the line during the pandemic.

If you didn’t have empathy for nurses before, you certainly will once you hear the semi-orchestral, slightly psychedelic feat of Indie. Sukh found inventive ways to allow you to imagine just what care workers endured and he was just as inventive with the piano-led soundscape. Lou Reed might not be around anymore to soothe our souls, but Sukh has proven with his latest release that he can offer the same level of resonant catharsis.

You can check out Nightingale for yourselves from the date of the official release on July 3rd via Soundcloud. In the meantime, you can check out Sukh’s other feats of mould-breaking Indie.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wild Sundays have served up a fresh slice of American Indie Pop Rock with their debut single “Exception”

https://wildsundays.bandcamp.com/releases

Exception” is the debut single from the Boston, Massachusetts-based Indie Pop Rock newcomer Wild Sundays. Prepare for a rhythmically slick soul-soothing Indie earworm before hitting play.

The anthemic energy of Exception is nicely paired with the intimately candid lyrics and vocals which invite you to aurally swim in the depths of the vocalist’s authentic and sincere expression.

With most Indie tracks, you can immediately guess who the artist is trying to assimilate. But Wild Sundays pull from a variety of sub-genres to deliver an overwhelmingly contemporary resounding sound which will appease Rock fans of all inclinations.

Whether you love to listen to Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, or Manic Street Preachers, you’re sure to appreciate Exception.

You can check out Wild Sundays’ track Exception for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Country Pop Singer-Songwriter Madelyn Jones Has Made Her Unmissable Debut with “For You”

Singer-songwriter Madelyn Jones has made her unmissable debut with the evocatively arrestive Country Pop single For You.

The simple frill-free soundscape puts raw emotion at the forefront while the gentle guitar melodies lead the rich, full instrumental arrangement.

For You is much more than your average lovelorn Pop single. The unapologetically empowering radio-ready single draws you right into the narrative which runs through the all too relatable experience of being in a relationship where you give far more than you take but still can’t bring yourself to walk away.

Given that For You was such a strong debut, we can’t wait to hear Madelyn Jones sophomore release.

You can check out For You on all major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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1NIGHTINPARIS – Alive in the Darkness: Evocatively Atmospheric 80s-Inspired Future Pop

Up and coming Pop artist 1NIGHTINPARIS dropped the official video to their new evocatively atmospheric single “Alive in the Darkness [Bob Lazar’s Story Part: 2]” on June 5th. If it’s been a while since you’ve been hit in the feels by a new artist, press play and prepare for the aural bruising.

With elements of 80s Synth Pop combined with 1NIGHTINPARIS’ futuristic experimentalism, Alive in the Darkness is an accessibly immersive hit which oozes authenticity.

With the effects which have been layered onto the vocals which bleed emotion thanks to the clever use of vibrato, paradoxically, the track feels slightly alien while serving up a serious amount of soul. In short, it would be the perfect soundtrack for a Sci-Fi blockbuster which needs a harrowingly romantic sound score.

You can check out the official music video to 1NIGHTINPARIS’ single Alive in the Darkness via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Grant McLeod – Decay: A Debut of Uniquely Uplifting Alt Pop

Singer-songwriter Grant McLeod has released their debut Indie Alt Pop single “Decay”, despite the seemingly bleak title, Decay is a uniquely uplifting single.

There’s a slight hint of the 80s Synth Pop sound behind Decay, but it’s quite safe to say that you’ve never heard anything quite like Decay before.

Some of the progressions may not have been the smoothest and in part Decay felt slightly glitchy. Yet with the resounding emotion which was poured into the incredibly distinctive soundscape, anyone who appreciates tracks which allow the artist’s souls to be bared will definitely appreciate Decay.

You can check out Grant McLeod’s single Decay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Richard Petch – A New Conspiracy: The Most Accurate Sign of the Times You’ll Hear

Richard Petch

Reading the word ‘conspiracy’ is usually enough to irritate me these days. Yet it’s safe to say that Richard Petch’s new single “A New Conspiracy” had the exact opposite effect.

The idiocrasy of the population’s behaviour has been immortalised in Richard Petch’s stunning Alt Indie Folk Pop single which will leave you instantaneously enamoured. Fans of David Icke, anti-vaxxers and racists may not approve of the absorbingly melodic number, but anyone who knows that the Dunning-Kruger effect is a very real thing will love it as much as we did.

The artist’s playful yet razor-sharp wit and ability to craft something so sweetly cathartic from such odious inspiration is inspiring in itself.

You can check out the official video to A New Conspiracy which was released on May 8th for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tullara has released her cathartically connectable Alt Pop Rock Earworm “16 Seconds”

Breaking Australian artist Tullara found the perfect balance between inviting accessibility and authentic ingenuity with her single 16 Seconds which was released on May 8th.

The reflectively moody tone in the Alt Rock single proved to be a synergetic pairing for Tullara’s understated yet profoundly resonant vocals. It’s not all too often that you’ll find nuances of pop alongside lyrics which speak to the human condition. But 16 uses Pop-laced melodies to create a mesmeric platform for the lyrics which allude to in-betweenness. I’m sure more people understand that feeling now more than ever.

It’s safe to say that 16 Seconds was the most cathartically connectable perennial Pop earworm we’ve heard this year so far. If she’s not already on it, get her on your radar. She’s undoubtedly one to watch.

You can check out 16 Seconds for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tiffany Twisted – Sold My Soul: Refreshingly Phenomenal Alt Rock

Tiffany Twisted’s (Hetti Harper) latest single Sold My Soul has already been met with rapturous acclaim, and there’s little room to wonder why. Their unique amalgamation of Pop, technically melodic Indie, 70s Rock and Pop Punk is refreshingly phenomenal.

The quality of the production is unsurprisingly flawless, as you’d expect from any track recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Yet, the real distinction lies in Tiffany Twisted’s ability to create a soundscape which oozes magnetic connectable soul and simultaneously offer a side serving of sniping attitude.

The majority of new Rock acts may be assimilative, yet Sold My Soul is a testament to the Alt Rock artists ability to pour fresh, new ingenuity onto the airwaves. As debut singles go, they don’t get much more unforgettable than this. The UK-based 4-piece is definitely one to watch.

You can check out Sold My Soul for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Filled To The Brim – Turn Back the Time: Soul-Driven Piano Pop Rock

https://filledtothebrim.bandcamp.com/track/turn-back-the-time

NYC Piano Pop Rock artist Filled To The Brim injected euphoria onto the airwaves with their latest soul-driven single “Turn Back the Time” which was officially released in on May 1st 2020.

Fans of emotive Power Pop definitely won’t want to miss out on the up-tempo, danceable feat of piano-led Rock. With the harmonically poised Pop vocals and the energetic instrumentals, Turn Back the Time is the perfect addition to any feel-good Pop Rock playlists.

The lyrics may revolve around regret yet Turn Back the Time unfolds as an anthemically visceral optimistic track. It provides an olive branch of connection as it offers aural consolation that everyone feels remorse. But ultimately, it proves that regrets don’t always need to be synonymous with lament.

You can download and stream Filled To The Brim’s latest single Turn Back the Time for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nxion Fosh – The Way I’m Crying on the Floor: Artfully Soul-Soaked Alt Pop

Uptempo Pop hits which tackle real raw human emotion may be harder to find than toilet paper right now but up and coming Alt Pop artist Nxion Fosh has created a magnetic track with “The Way I’m Crying on the Floor”  which is dedicated to anyone who has ever experienced toxic relationships.

Naturally, a good proportion of the population will enjoy the soul-baring lyrics which work in perfect synergy with the unapologetically artful distinctively ingenious piano chord progressions.

You may have a hard time convincing the melody to leave you alone once you’ve heard it. But of all the Alt Pop earworms you can expose yourself to, The Way I’m Crying on the Floor is definitely up there with one of the most stylistic.

The Russian-born, New York-based artist is well worth having on your radars for their expressively authentic style and their perceptible ability to bring lyrical intimacy to the airwaves.

You can check out The Way I’m Crying on the Floor for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast