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Post Rock and Art Rock Converge in 8udDha bl0od’s Standout Single “8Arr3n 5k!35”

While there are plenty of transfixing tracks in 8udDha bl0od’s back catalogue, none quite possess the same magnetic allure as their evocatively powerful, genre crumbling single 8Arr3n 5k!35.

If you could imagine a track with the same visceral emotion as found in the Manic Street Preacher’s Gold Against the Soul album paired with gentle nuances of Post Rock and Art Rock, you’ll get an idea of just how emotively bruising 8Arr3n 5k!35 is.

As much as I adore the Brighton-based artist’s moody and experimental tracks which allow 8udDha bl0od to seem like a riddle wrapped enigma, it’s the tracks which offer raw honest emotions and lyrical connections which are the most unforgettable. 8Arr3n 5k!35 is a track which simply demands repeat attention.

You can check out 8Arr3n 5k!35 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 1n7r0dUc1ng… 23:5+3=x+y Dr3Am5 8r3Ak1ng fUr7h3r ApAr7 c0m1ng cl053r 70g37h3r

After having the pleasure of exploring 8udDha bl0od’s recently released material, listening to their debut single “1n7r0dUc1ng… 23:5+3=x+y Dr3Am5 8r3Ak1ng fUr7h3r ApAr7 c0m1ng cl053r 70g37h3r” showed us where the dynamically absorbing aural journey began.

After reading the endearing admission that not all of 8udDha bl0od hadn’t quite mastered their instruments prior to the release, quite honestly, I loved it even more than I would if the soundscape was born from virtuosic assuredness.

In their humble beginnings, their psychotropic sound started to tentatively flourish into complex multi-layered reaches of ingenuity which become even bolder and more extreme in their follow-up releases.

I for one am extremely grateful for their continued experimentalism. Their sound may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But the Brighton-based artist offers creative taste breakers which anyone with a thirst for music outside of the archetypal realms will appreciate.

You can check out 1n7r0dUc1ng… 23:5+3=x+y Dr3Am5 8r3Ak1ng fUr7h3r ApAr7 c0m1ng cl053r 70g37h3r for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Reel Driver – Baby Let Go: Sticky-Sweet Soul-Awakening Indie Rock

Up and coming Indie Art Rock artist Reel Driver has made their debut with their captivating self-titled album and there’s little room to wonder why they’re already renowned as one of LA’s hottest breaking artists. Their expressive soulfully-rendered tracks ooze ingenuity and distinction.

While each of the singles contains an arsenal melodic hooks and soul-awakening choruses, the standout single is irrefutably Baby Let Go.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if The Verve, Angel Olsen, The Kinks, and Radiohead collaborated on a record, you’ll get a good idea of the sticky-sweet Indie Rock alchemy which Reel Driver has conjured in the enamouring sticky sweet progressive track.

You can check out Baby Let Go along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mondé – Best At: Intensely Emotive Indie Art Rock

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Up and coming Melbourne Indie artist Mondé is set to release their emotively raw, accordantly powerful Indie Art Rock single Best At. Fans of The National, and The Editors, you’re going to want to hear it.

Mondé possesses the rare ability to make lightly orchestrated instrumentals bleed pure weighted emotion. If you’re as aurally sensitive as me, listening to Best At will be an emotional sucker punch.

The humble yet stridently ardent romanticism-soaked lyrics allow you to warm to Mondé instantaneously. You’ll be captivated by his talent when it comes to making the inexpressible expressible.

It’s not only the momentum which picks up as the single progresses. The raw unfiltered soul also amps up in ferocity as the poised and gentle Indie vocals evolve into forcefully zealous choral howls. The seamless build up in intensity is just one of the reasons why this flawless track demands repeat attention.

Best At will be available to stream from April 20th via SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – N38UIA: An Arcane Convergence of Post Punk and Psych Pop

Post Punk and Psych Pop arcanely converge in 8udDha bl0od’s mesmerizingly transfixing single “N38UIA” which was released in February 2020.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if the Doors and Interpol collaborated on a record, you’ll get an idea of the indulgent tonal treat which awaits you if you hit play on N38UIA.

With the winding guitar progressions possessing the ability to disrupt your own rhythmic pulses, listening to N38UIA is pretty much a full-body experience.

It’s not often that you’ll get to hear a track which can evolve from harsh cutting tones to light accordance so seamlessly. And that’s just one of the reasons why N38UIA is worth investing 6 minutes of your time in.

You can check out 8udDha bl0od’s track N38UIA for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hitlist – Sincerely yours, Mary: An Avant-Garde Approach to Summer Pop

Hitlist never fails to win us over with their Avant-Garde approach to Pop. Their latest single “Sincerely yours, Mary” is a sun-soaked eccentric twist on the archetypal Summer club hits which I’m sure you’re as tired of hearing as we are.

The theatrically exotic earworm is a minefield of entrancing melodic hooks which invites you to imagine how the Mama Mia soundtrack would have turned out if it was orchestrated by PSY in collaboration with the Venga Boys. If you have one, your soul will feel suitably fuzzy upon recognising this feat of playfully infectious aural alchemy.

If the mainstream preferred creatively unabashed tracks instead of mindlessly accessible assimilative music, Sincerely yours, Mary would hold a chart position.

You can check out Hitlist’s latest single Sincerely yours, Mary for yourselves by heading over to Vimeo.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D

The first Friday the 13th of the year may be over, but thankfully, Brighton-based artist 8udDha bl0od’s Friday the 13th-inspired track 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D still lingers on the airwaves.

If you like to indulge in tracks which offer arrestive psychedelia alongside inventively dark electronic effects which add phantomic atmosphere, look no further than 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D. Otherwise, your options are fairly limited.

50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D mixes elements of Psych Rock, Post Punk and Psych Pop into a dreamy guitar-led mix complete with dopamine tapping melodies. Yet, you can expect overdriven guitar riffs to momentarily interrupt the hazy mellifluous vibe and bring pure visceral energy.

You can check out 50n5 0f 50UnD r0ll!ng 570n3D for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Surf Rock Meets Indie in the Trailblazing Latest Single from BOOTlace

I’m no stranger to filthy basslines, but the growling licks in the latest single “Wonderland” from Alt Indie trailblazers BOOTlace were even enough to make someone as aurally-smut-jaded as me feel unclean.

Paired with the tonal evolutions of the guitars which seamlessly switch from soaring Surf Rock-inspired solos to accessibly rhythmic indie Post-Punk progressions, there’s plenty to grab you by the scruff of the neck as Wonderland unfolds. With the vocals being more accordant than your average Indie Rock vocals, distinction drips from Wonderland.

For you to understand how excited I am about this track, you’ll first have to understand how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at each up and coming artist who surfaces with the tried and tested Jangle Pop indie monotonous sound. Get them on your radar, they’re firmly fixed on ours. It’s only a matter of time before their ingenuity is as embraced as it deserves to be.

You can check out the latest single from BOOTlace for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD

“57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD” is just one of the most recent releases from Brighton-based Alt Rock 5-piece 8udDha bl0od. You won’t hear another more intensely immersive track on the radio today.

The production has an ambient, light, and dreamy melodic feel, yet, 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD isn’t a track which you mindlessly slip into. The striking tones of the ethereal electronic effects and overdriven guitars will make sure every seamlessly unpredictable guitar progression has your full attention.

We often speak of tracks being magnetic, but this time, you almost feel as though you’re being pulled into a Lynchian dystopic aural black hole. Their ability to blend melancholy with transcendental energy is unparalleled.

Naturally, we can’t wait to hear the psychotropic wonders 8udDha bl0od have in the pipeline ready to drop in 2020.

You can check out 57rAng3r 7hing5 D0Wn5!D3 Up in the Up5!D3 D0Wn W0rlD via SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Calls – Fall Inside: An Indie Psych Playlist Essential

The Calls found the perfect balance of Indie, Psych, Shoegaze, and Post-Punk with their latest transfixingly reverb-soaked single “Fall Inside”.

The Leeds-based newcomers made sure the melodies are equipped to make your soul feel lighter while also bleeding a potent amount of 90s nostalgia which is sure to appeal to fans of the Stone Roses.

Their talent transcends assimilation through their signature tonal experimentalism. The progressions come with a captivating kaleidoscopic hypnotic appeal. There’s also a more cutting edge to Fall Inside which means fans of The Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen will want to make room for Fall Inside on their playlists.

The Calls have well and truly broken the mould with Fall Inside. I can only imagine how unholy the walls of noise they conjure in their live performances are.

You can check out the official music video to Fall Inside which premiered on March 6th for yourselves via YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast