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Spiritual awakening 8udDha bl0od style with new song ‘’Only Water 22;11;33: Y!n & y.:.ng; M37 H3R0!n3 7h3 1778’’

With the Amazonian sounding drums at the beginning and the raw guitar riff, this is an experimental song that feels like we are the band’s friends, lucky enough to be on the couch- sipping on a cold beverage and listening to the next big thing live at work.

The Brighton Psych Pop/Rock boys are back and this time they turn up the heat real high that it’s steaming on the speakers. They really let it all out, not holding back anything or for anyone. It doesn’t even matter that the lyrics are hard to decipher, the guitar skills and drum elements are absolutely incredible. This track finds the band in top form and we are just lucky to be here for the ride.

The unique style of ’Only Water 22;11;33: Y!n & y.:.ng; M37 H3R0!n3 7h3 1778’’ blows me away and this is the tribal anthem of 2020 right here.

With quality music firing all the time, stream 8udDha bl0od on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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8udDha bl0od – !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5: Cinematically Dystopian Scuzz-Laden Psych Rock

!n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5 is the recently released cinematically dystopian single by Brighton-based musician 8udDha bl0od. At least, that’s how it starts.

As the aural doom starts to clear, the ring of the distorted guitars gets sharper while the energy in the mix amplifies through the tribally percussive beats which start to manifest in the mix.

With !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5, 8udDha bl0od proved that harsh discordant psychedelic scuzz has always had the capacity to be entrancing. Who knew?

No one does progressive tracks like 8udDha bl0od. No matter how many times we delve into his Machiavellian ingenuity, we’re always left psyched. Pun intended.

You can listen to !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Indie Artist Noved Remmah has released an ambiently capricious aural gem with “Dummy_gaze”

https://soundcloud.com/user-407621508/dummygaze39

If you appreciate tracks which unfurl with unfiltered, unpolished, pure creative expression, you’ll be as hooked by US-based artist and producer Noved Remmah’s latest release as we were.

Their latest self-produced Lo-Fi Indie single Dummy_gaze serves up eccentricity, ambience, and Funk in a soundscape which may be unfamiliar but each aural curveball will heighten your curiosity and draw you deeper into the mix.

With elements of Indie, Synth Pop and Hip Hop all joining the smorgasbord of influences, Dummy_gaze is as capricious as Indie gets. The soulfully distinctive vocals retain their mesmeric appeal from start to finish while the hazy soundscape throws psychedelic blues guitar licks your way around downtempo Hip Hop beats.

It’s safe to say that you’ve never heard anything quite like this before.

You can check out Noved Remmah’s latest release for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

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.

Keep up to date with the latest releases by The Calls via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dream Mode – Film: Sweet Glitchy Aural Transcendence

You could try to imagine what happens when an Electronica artist draws from Jazz, Psych Rock, and Hip Hop and takes to his synth’s to create hypnotically immersive soundscapes. Or, you could hit play on Dream Mode’s (JJ Giurano) latest single “Film”.

The sweet glitchy futuristic aural transcendence in the instrumental mix doesn’t just get points for ingenuity. The warmth of the gentle textures offers ample amounts of spacey ambient catharsis which will envelop you for the entire 6-minute duration.

Expect seamless progressions, a shimmering cinematic tone throughout, and perhaps most importantly, the realisation that you’ve just stumbled on exceptionally promising up and coming talent.

You can check out Dream Mode’s latest single Film for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Parisian Psych Noise newcomers Foreigners Society have dropped their grittily despondent latest single

https://foreignerssociety.bandcamp.com/track/foreigners-society

Any fans of gritty despondent Psychedelic noise are going to want to check out the latest self-titled release from Parisian artist Foreigners Society.

If you could imagine the music of the Phobophobes, Sonic Youth, and Joy Division all merging in a cutting yet captivatingly melodic soundscape, you might be able to get an idea of what Foreigners Society has to offer.

The single constantly fluctuates between cold harsh Post Punk and dreamy tonally warm Psych Pop, and in part, offering both at the same time. If that isn’t a feat of aural alchemy, I don’t know what is. But what I do know, is that if I ever get the chance to witness that instrumental ingenuity live in the UK, I’m taking it.

You can check out Foreigners Society’s self-titled single which was released on January 2ndfor yourselves via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Takeaway Sessions – Funky Lemon: Funk-Driven Alt Rock

Mr Bungle fans will definitely want to turn their attention to the eccentrically Funk-driven feat of Alt Rock which is the latest release from up and coming artist Takeaway Sessions.

With “Funky Lemon” also carrying reminiscences to artists such as Frank Zappa, it’s an aural treat for anyone who appreciates nuanced music which doesn’t take itself all too seriously. With layers of upbeat Psych infused into the guitar-led groove-deep euphoric mix, Funky Lemon is an instantly uplifting hit. And Takeaway Sessions perceptibly didn’t hold back with how much soul they injected into the highly polished mix.

Funky Lemon may offer an array of aural nostalgias, but you’ve never quite heard a Funk revival like this one before.

You can check out the latest release from Takeaway Sessions by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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West Wickhams – He’s Acquired a New Face: Quaintly Dark Psych Garage Noir

“He’s Acquired a New Face” was our first introduction to the Psych Garage Noir duo West Wickhams. Given their nostalgically artful yet intellectually pioneering approach to their sound, they instantly became an artist we want to hear more from in 2020.

If you can imagine what Joy Division would have sounded like if they laid off the reverb and offered quaint comedy instead of melancholy, you’d get a good idea what West Wickhams’ has to offer in their latest single.

He’s Acquired a New Face is the perfect track to have on your playlists if you’re looking to hide your head in the sands of aural escapism. It’s endearing, it’s immersive, and it throws you into a word of Noir fantasy complete with Post Punk atmospherics.

You can check out the aptly archaic Sci-Fi official music video which premiered on November 12th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sun Lite – Dog and Pony Show: Transiently Cathartic, Psychedelically Captivating Ambient Electronica

If it has been a while since an electronica artist has left you pleasantly captivated, hit play on the indulgently soulful yet spacey mix “Dog & Pony Show” from artist and producer Sun Lite.

The single possesses an unparalleled amount of transiently cathartic groove inspired by the same blissful mellifluous tones of King Crimson, while accidentally being of appeal to any fans of Pink Floyd.

Immersing yourself into Dog & Pony Show is the aural equivalent to throwing yourself into a rabbit hole of kaleidoscopic colour. There’s an ethereal air to the single, but in its essence, it’s a soundscape rooted in abstract serenity.

The instrumentals may be light and restorative, but Sun Lite took the opportunity to use the ambient track to highlight the prolific issue of populism. All things considered, Sun Lite feels like the artist we never knew we needed right now.

You can check out Sun Lite’s latest mix Dog & Pony Show for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ryan Kristian – Sleep to Dream: Languorously Indulgent Indie

Alt Indie artist Ryan Kristian’s latest single “Sleep to Dream” is lucid enough to make you believe it was produced in a fever dream.

The amorously tender soundscape is just one of the singles you’ll find on the Sydney, Australia-based artist’s latest EP “Arcane”; which you won’t be able to resist playing in full after being introduced to Ryan Kristian’s sound through Sleep to Dream.

Even the progressions seem to exude an indulgent languor in Sleep to Dream which incorporates elements of Shoegaze, Psych, and Indie creating a pensively hazy soundscape. From wails of the organ to colourfully kaleidoscopic guitar progressions, the instrumental arrangement offers a vibrantly textured tonality which you’d be hard-pressed to find from another artist.

From the prelude to the outro, each element in Sleep to Dream resonates with an intellectual artfulness. Ryan Kristian may be an independent artist, but that is by no means an indication of their ingenuity or ability to write hauntingly soulful tracks.

You can check out Ryan Kristian’s latest single Sleep to Dream for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast