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Panoram – Betty White: A Shimmering Surf Psych Pop Revival  

If you’re looking for shimmering guitars, kaleidoscopically colourful melodies and vintage Rock n Roll vocals, look no further. Panoram’s 2019 single “Betty White” is a strikingly unique reinvention of the tones of 60s artists such as The Beatles and the Beach Boys, yet they’ve found a way to assert their own distinction and eccentric personality amongst the authenticity.

While the guitar effects were a little too much in parts and dampened the progressions – especially in the prelude, Panoram has still proven themselves to be an exciting up and coming artist with the ability to offer sticky-sweet aural nostalgia with their Psychedelically flavoured  Indie Surf Rock.

You can check out Panoram’s single Betty White for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nasdrovia – Mora Azul: Euphorically Captivating Alt Indie Pop

“Mora Azul” is the instantaneously captivating single by Alt Indie Pop artist Nasdrovia. My unilingual mind may not have been able to decipher the Spanish lyrics, but it didn’t need to. The tonal warmth of the quaintly psychedelic single provided ample emotion to soak up.

Bluesy deep basslines create a solid rhythm as vibrant effects-soaked Jangle Pop progressions float effortlessly over the rest of the instrumental arrangement giving Mora Azul plenty of depth. Nasdrovia’s vocal distinction also brings an extra layer of magnetism to the track, it’s all but impossible to resist the sunny good vibes which come as a courtesy of Mora Azul.

Any fans of the Beach Boys are sure to appreciate what Nasdrovia shared with the airwaves when the single was released on November 5th.

You can check out the official music video to Nasdrovia’s latest single Mora Azul for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Day Potion – To Go Without: Atmospherically Enamouring Synth Pop

Any fans of the Midnight are going to want to check out the standout Synth Pop single “To Go Without” from up and coming NYC-based artist Day Potion’s debut EP.

While the beats are incredibly familiar and accessible, the layers of lush atmospheric reverb which weave through the single allow To Go Without to unfold with plenty of refreshing appeal. To Go Without finds the perfect balance between the sounds of artists such as Editors, Depeche Mode, and Psychedelically uplifting trancey Synth Pop.

As far as Synth Pop debuts go, Day Potion has made quite the impression. We’re already excited to see how Day Potion follows on from the success of their seminal work. Each of the tracks on the EP was inspired by the concept of how distractions can change your state of mind. Considering that the soundscapes are psychologically altering themselves, be prepared to go on an aural journey every time you hit play on any of Day Potion’s singles.

You can check out Day Potion’s single To Go Without along with the rest of Day Potion’s debut EP “Flora Hex” via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Futurist – All I Ever Wanted: A Succinctly Captivating Reinvention of Psych Pop

If it’s been a while since you heard a track so succinctly beautiful and melodious it made you want to cry, you can give yourself a reminder of what emotively arrestive music sounds like by delving into Futurist ‘s latest 2019 album “Omens”.

Each of the ten singles on the album is equipped with an arsenal of authentic creative ingenuity, but the single “All I Ever Wanted” is the best introduction to their soulfully stylistic sound.

It’s not often I get viscerally excited about the commercial potential of music. But the jazzy, soft, comfortingly psychedelic progressions found in All I Ever Wanted have quite the enamouring effect.

Their unique take on Psych Pop is only possible through the talent possessed by the four NYC based artists. Through a mix of playful keys, lightly dexterous guitar progressions, and accordantly energetic percussion, the perfect platform for the magnetically quaint vocals was constructed.

You can check out Futurist’s sweetly serene latest single All I Ever Wanted by heading over to SoundCloud. Your soul will get quite the stroke if you take a chance on this endearingly mesmeric soundscape.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Down In Splendour make their debut with the euphorically sweet Psych Rock revival track “Green”

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London-based Alt Rock artist Down In Splendour released their debut single “Green” on September 27th allowing a vibrantly colourful Psych Rock revival to spill onto the airwaves.

Their unique take on transiently euphoric Psych Rock may not have been the sound that the genre was waiting for, because who could have seen that soundscape coming? But If you’re anything like me and you’re always in search of wholesome content, you’ll definitely be sated by Green.

There are very few fanciful words which can accurately depict what hitting play on the debut single from Down In Splendour feels like. So, instead, I’ll just have to tell you that the soundscape is extremely effective when it comes to making you feel tingly on the psychedelic ecstasy which has been weaved into the Pop Rock soundscape.

You can check out Green for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Victor Frankenstein Serve Up Psychedelically Hazy Catharsis with “In the Shade”

Victor Frankenstein’s latest single “In the Shade” finds the perfect balance between Psych Pop and Old School Blues. The sweetly rhythmic transient mix treats you to psychedelic melodies which lucidly float from the absorbingly angular guitar progressions.

The US-based fourpiece is quickly becoming renowned in NYC and New Jersey for their tensile ability layer their soundscapes with plenty of Funk and Soul whilst simultaneously offering the listener to that gritty euphoria which can only be found in filthily cutting guitar licks. And with the vocals sitting in perfect synergy with the tight instrumentals, you really can’t go far wrong hitting play on In the Shade if you’re looking for some hazy catharsis.

You can check out the latest single from Victor Frankenstein for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Stan Laurels – Lost and Found: Endearingly Sonic Power-Pop

It may have been over a year since The Stan Laurels appeared on my radar with the charismatic hit “Maybe”, but there was no forgetting their endearingly melodic Psych Power Pop sound.

The up and coming Texas-based artist’s latest release “Lost & Found” hit me with even more mellifluous euphoria. The sticky-sweet magnetism within the vocals is sure to be of appeal to any fans of the Beatles and the Beach Boys, and there’s plenty of bite in the sonic synergy found within the Indie Rock instrumental arrangement.

Lost & Found is an earworm which is guaranteed to get the dopamine flowing whilst simultaneously standing as a testament to the talent exuded by the Stan Laurels.

You can check out Lost & Found for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Copper Monks – Julia: Country Blues Meets Indie Psych Pop

Up and coming Alt-Country Blues artist Copper Monks released their 2019 self-titled album on June the 7th, and with it, they moved away from the archetypally predictable progressions of Blues Rock by infusing Indie Psychedelia complete with jangling melodic guitars into the arrangements

The perfect introduction to Copper Monks’ music has to be the vibrantly psychedelic soundscape “Julia” You’re still consistently fed the light and richly textured country rhythms, yet, the guitars become even more absolving through the addition of angular guitar riffs which sweep throughout the track. As for the vocals, if you could imagine if Paul Simon’s voice was a little more charismatically whisky soaked, you’d get a good idea of what Copper Monks vocalist will treat you to in Julia.

You can check out Copper Monks’ single Julia along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sansha Blue – Give it Time: Melodiously Sweet Psych Pop

“Give it Time” is the latest sticky sweet Psych Pop single from Sansha Blue; which is the latest project by the breaking Indie musician Chris Paraggio.

The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and co-producer almost having complete control over Give it Time gave the single plenty of synergetic resonance as you listened to the natural ease of each melodic instrumental progression. With the addition of the vocals, Give it Time becomes a transiently melodious composition which moves at a tempo which spills plenty of hypnotic ambience while you are left with no inclination to simply let the soundwaves wash over you.

If Thom Yorke cheered up a little bit, I could imagine it wouldn’t sound all too different from the vibrant yet striking latest single from Sansha Blue.

You can check out Sansha Blue’s single Give it Time for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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60s Psych Pop Sees an Enamouring Revival with Joyheads Latest Single “A Real Good Time”

60s Psych Pop always comes with an inherent feel-good vibe, and the latest single “A Real Good Time” from up and coming artist Joyheads is definitely no exception. The melodies are kept simple yet potently powerful in this anachronistically orchestrated single which will act as an aural TARDIS back to when times when it was a little easier to retain sunny optimism.

The single which was released on May 4th is just one of the stunning tracks from the Joyheads debut EP “Earthly Powers”. Any fans of The Zombies, the Beatles, The Byrds, and the Beach Boys will definitely want to tune in to this extremely accessible soundscape which comes with plenty of complementary colourful catharsis.

You can check out Joyheads’ latest single A Real Good Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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