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BLOK – One Mile: Organically Euphoric Future Pop

Up and coming artist BLOK’s debut single One Mile is the perfect multipurpose hit. Whatever mood it catches you in, the seamlessly transcendent track is sure to make it sweeter.

Many producers may struggle to find the right balance between when it comes to infusing a feel-good vibe. But that’s exactly where BLOK organically succeeded. The undemanding track allows you to sink into the gentle mellifluous progressions as they naturally and efficaciously resonate alongside the high-energy magnetic vocals. Nuances of euphoria drip from the tonally-warm electronic melodies in this sun-kissed feat of Future Pop which you’ll undoubtedly want on your playlists after hearing it.

Debuts don’t come much more promising than this. BLOK is definitely one to watch. Or better yet, you can go and have a listen to One Mile via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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CATALINA SKIES- Fear King Kong: It’s no doubt that it’s an insanely superb piece of art

London-based quartet CATALINA SKIES have recently dropped their newest single ‘’Fear King Kong’’. With a mixture of Indie Pop and Alternative Rock, they surely know how to make a track that’s catchy in all the right places.

With in your face guitar riffs, crazy drum solos alongside the deep gritty vocals that compliment the lyrics. A band that has a story to tell and does that through up-beat melodies and energetic vocals. Sharing similarities with bands like Enter Shikari and Foo Fighters, from listening to Fear King Kong its safe to say they have nailed their sound.

Picking up the pace, and then slowing it down is something this band do very well, the overwhelming feeling of suspense lingers, when the pace picks up this massive amount of energy appears and the whole track just gets that little bit nosier and that little bit heavier and it’s so interesting to listen too how much of a transition it has but how well its done.

CATALINA SKIES is one you must check out if you’re into Rock or Indie as they will not disappoint, we can’t wait to see what these guys have in store for this year.

You must check out CATALINA SKIES Fear King Kong now by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Jetlag Girl- The Secret Recipe: Indie-Pop at it’s finest

Indie, Rock and Pop combine together to create the newest single ‘’The Secret Recipe’’ by band Jetlag Girl. A perfectly eerie and strange track that completely shows the listeners just how good Indie-Pop can sound.

A track where the instrumentation can tend to overpower the vocal aspects, but one that just gives it that right amount of edginess and that’s exactly what this band have. The overall sound and style of this track is mesmerising, the rhythm becomes fairly distorted in places and it gives off this chilling feeling, but the crazier and more weird it begins to sound the more you get hooked on it.

The vocals are pretty amazing, their pretty plain and simple but that’s what completely makes The Secret Recipe a hit in itself, it’s great to hear vocals where it simply just sounds superb, there doesn’t have to be any major changes in sound or affects, it just comes out as it is and that’s what makes this track stand out as that’s something you don’t tend to hear a lot anymore.

Jetlag Girl are an absolute must to check out, their mysterious sound and style is one not to miss, can’t wait to see what they get up to next!

Head on over to SoundCloud to check out Jetlag Girl The Secret Recipe for yourselves now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Rian Music- I’m the One: Mysterious, distorted yet infectious

Rian Music has released the latest single ‘’I’m the One’’. Pop and RnB intertwine to create this strange yet insanely catchy track.

The instrumentation has this infectious rhythm that stands out in the background, with the use of a clicking effect, and the loud and hard-hitting drum beats, the sound effects used to create the melody is impressive in itself, the beat and the way in which the vocals collide alongside it is excellent.

Throughout you begin to hear this strong, clear female vocal that takes it into a more acapella style, as her humming begins to sway in and out of the whole track, to give it this more relaxing and zen style. But then you’re taken back again to the high energy vocals and melody that gives it that RnB and Pop sound.

You can check out Rian Music’s new release by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Billy Mick releases new single Take It As It Comes

Billy Mick has released his track ‘’Take It As It Comes’’. With a variety of sounds from Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, he has created something that gets you feeling good.

With an up-lifting rhythm and a cheerful atmosphere to go along with it, not to mention the crazy amounts of energy that is injected into it. Billy sure knows how to take his audience by surprise, at first you’d think it’d be more a 80’s classic hit, with the use of synthesizers, gated snares and programmed beats, the synth of the song leads you into many dimensions and that’s why this one needs to be added to your playlist.

But then this full on Country sound comes rolling in and combines with that 80’s throwback style, a rather diverse mixture but one that works so incredibly well together.

Billy Micks has completely delved into music in such a positive manor, not being afraid to mix it up and rather than modernising his sound to be more up to date with this day and age, he instead wanted to hook his audience in and send them back on a journey through time and it’s so mesmerising to listen too.

Check out Billy Micks Take It As It Comes by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Sofia Werner drops her killer hit Leave Me Alone: A pure talented and creative Pop track

Latina-American singer-songwriter Sofia Werner has taken the music world by storm and created such an amazing track, it’s one that deserves so much recognition. ‘’Leave Me Alone’’ is definitely one that is a hit in itself.

With only being 16 years of age, Sofia has taken her creativity and determination and turned it into something magical. There is so much she still has left to learn about the music industry, but with only being young, she stands out so much already and her new track proves just why.

It’s simple, not in a bad way, there’s nothing that’s too in your face and nothing too boring, it’s just right. Sofia’s vocal ranges are insane, she hits the high notes perfectly and she can transition between ranges fast but it still flows so well. Going from low-pitch vocals to a more acapella style.

There’s so much emotion and feeling that goes with Sofia’s vocals which makes it so much easier to listen to and connect with. Throughout this track you can hear the upset and anger in the voice and as well as the lyrical approach it gives off this poignant meaning of heartbreak, it’s done so beautifully.

Sofia Werner has proved just why we love Pop music so much and even though she’s only just started out and has lots of time to grow and learn, she definitely has our attention. We can’t wait to see what Sofia gets up to next!

You can check out Sofia Werner’s new single Leave Me Alone by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Cam O’Brian- Already Famous: An energetic Country Rap piece

If you want to delve into the world of Country Rap then this one is a must to check out. Cam O’Brian has released his new track ‘’Already Famous’’ and it’s one hell of a Country song.

When you think Country Rap it may sound a bit peculiar, but in fact it’s becoming a lot more popular, especially after Lil Nas X took everyone by surprise. This is definitely similar to Old Town Road for sure, but up and coming artist Cam O’Brian shows his listeners just how much of a hit Country Rap can be when it’s done right, whilst intertwining Hip-Hop, Trap and Pop.

Having that pure old western cowboy feeling by the use of the fast strums on the Ukulele. Cam tends to bounce back and forth with his voice, he can sound pure country and then sometimes he can sound really Pop when he hits the high notes, it’s pretty impressive.

Already Famous is a track you can’t help but want to listen to again and again, it’s so contagious and so fun to listen too.

Check out Cam O’Brian Already Famous by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Super Love – Stream it and Chill: Exotic Indie Pop

Super Love

We’ve been hooked on experimental Indie artist Super Love’s sound ever since we heard their debut single in 2019. After hearing their third single “Stream it and Chill”, we’re fairly certain that it’s going to be a long-lasting love affair.

Stream it and Chill moves away from the sentimentally captivating Alt Indie Pop style which they orchestrated for the first two singles. This time, the exotic fingerpicked guitar rhythms find a beguilingly arrestive contrast with the digital futuristic beats. The experimental instrumental layering creates the platform for Constance Watkins’ hypnotically harmonic Alt Pop vocals.

Tracks such as Stream it and Chill are exactly what we need on the airwaves right now. It’s an unapologetically love-soaked aural delight which will remind you that the world isn’t as hostile and hateful as mainstream media would have you believe.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Stream it & Chill for yourselves. In the meantime, you can head over to Spotify and check out Super Love’s earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cera Gibson – Sad B*tch: Artfully Catchy EDM Pop

Even though very few artists succeed when finding the perfect balance between edgy and catchy, Cera Gibson perceptibly succeeded with her latest perennial Pop earworm “Sad B*tch”.

The vocals may share reminiscences with artists such as Lady Gaga, but it’s through the atmospheric EDM Pop instrumentals where Cera Gibson’s sound truly comes into its own. For her signature sound, the Salt Lake City-based artist borrowed a few elements from Hip Hop, giving the beats the same ensnaring mesmerism which you’d find in darker feats of Hip Hop.

You may just find that the melodies which you’re drawn into by the instrumental hooks refuse to leave you alone after this arcanely crafted aural gem has faded to a close.

You can check out the official music video to Sad B*tch which premiered on February 22nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dario Margeli – Suffering Is Optional: Filled with pure energy and a contagious rhythm

Synth-Pop and Indie combine to create the single ‘’Suffering Is Optional’ by the US-based artist Dario Margeli. It’s definitely one that gives off this array of happiness.

Since releasing music in 2011, he’s still continuing to thrive and make music that is still relevant today by embarking on a journey to modify his unique Synth-Pop sound. From starting his musical endeavours nine years ago to still creating music now, his sound is more revised and shows a lot of growth.

With the powerful melody of the trumpet, the soft drum beats and the combination of both electronic and acoustic guitars it’s pretty impressive as well as adding in Dario’s low-pitch optimistic vocals. Suffering Is Optional is a superb piece of music and one that is a hit in itself.

There’s something about this track that really pulls you in and gets you hooked within the first few seconds, as soon as you listen you instantly feel good and it gives off this infectious feel-good high energy which is definitely one reason why it needs to be added to your playlist.

Be sure to check out Suffering Is Optional by Dario Margeli by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Karley Myall