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Open Our Doors: Dallas Busha drops groovy new single that has ‘No Borders’

Moral Compass by Dallas Busha

Taken off his debut EP called ‘Moral Compass‘, Dallas Busha shows so much skill and true beauty in his incredibly cinematic single all about helping others called ‘No Borders‘.

Dallas Busha is a soulful Spring Hill, Florida-based indie electronic/acoustic/punk-rock solo singer-songwriter who seems to sing with so much love and determination.

A sonic treat of mellow electronic, acoustic guitar, and catchy hooks.” ~ Dallas Busha

Dallas sings with a natural edge, that has you moving your head smoothly to this mellow energy projected. With a terrific background ambiance which is packed with a sweetly textured sound – that has you feeling like you are in a tranquil pond fishing on a day off – feeling so reflective, as you sink deeper in the bait of life to see what you can catch.

No Borders‘ from the Spring Hill, Florida-based indie electronic/acoustic/punk artist Dallas Busha, is a peaceful effort all about not waiting too long to open up your heart. With the world turning into a scared and negative environment due to this horrid pandemic, this is an enlightning reminder that this incredible planet can indeed be a better place.

Check out this fantastic new single on Bandcamp and see the music career evolve on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Swimming deliver anthemic indie rock realism in their latest single, Sometimes Things Change

If you are yet to healthily embrace the inevitability of change, the anthemic indie-rock bop, Sometimes Things Change, from up and coming artist, Swimming, might be enough to push your perceptions in a more positive direction.

With tinges of angsty punk and an Against Me! vibe to their lo-fi sound, the energy in Sometimes Things Change comes with a sharp set of teeth. You won’t be left waiting for the hooks; you’ll already be hooked in the full-frontal emotion right from the intro. Swimming’s raucous vibe and conscious lyrics are everything that the airwaves need right now. The shift to disjointing proggy math-rock mid-way through the track proves that there’s plenty more to Swimming than their candour; they are a powerhouse in their own right.

You can check out the official music video for Sometimes Things Change by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Darrian Gerard makes no apologies with her hook-laden pop-punk single, I’m Not Sorry.

Alt-rock solo artist, Darrian Gerard, has released her self-produced single, I’m Not Sorry; the defiant anthem throws you right back to the glory days of scuzzy pop-punk while encompassing an emboldening modern lyricism style.

Away from Paramore and Avril Lavigne reminisces, I’m Not Sorry is a stellar track in its own right, and despite the DIY production, the infectiously hyper choruses reel you in hook, line and sinker. There is enough energy in this earworm to animate a main stage festival crowd. We can’t wait to watch Darrian Gerard climb the alt-rock charts with I’m Not Sorry.

I’m Not Sorry will officially release on September 13th; you can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Riot Grrrl Revisited: ViperSnatch – 16

Central Queensland-hailing punk-rock powerhouse Vipersnatch has unleashed their self-titled debut EP, featuring the standout single, 16. Instrumentally, there’s the bouncing Frenetic energy of The Distillers; vocally, ViperSnatch ensnares with Juliette Lewis and the Licks-Esque vocal hooks. But that’s not to say that reminiscence is all there is to this feisty punk track. 16 shines a light on the pitfalls young women can fall into in our predatory world, along with the incredible freedom we felt that we had before life started feeling like an inescapable late-capitalism trap.

16 is now available to stream on Spotify along with their debut 5-track EP.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Chicken Man and the Bad Eggs attack the gentrified in their scuzzy new wave punk hit, Indian Pale Fale.

Merseyside’s new wave punk outfit Chicken Man and the Bad Eggs is set to release their most frenetic single to date, Indian Pale Fale, which delivers a ferocious attack on gentrification and the gentrified.

With the same high-octane sonic force as Oh Sees and Cabbage, serious virtuosic stripes in the scuzzy over-driven guitars, and the infectiously antagonistic vocals, the 5-piece powerhouse’s signature sound pierces through the drudgery on the airwaves. They’ve already been accoladed by Huw Stephens, Dave Monks and John Kennedy from the BBC and ripped up plenty of stages in the Northwest with their blistering hot sound. Something tells us the accolades won’t stop there; they are the ultimate aural force to be reckoned with.

Their playful approach to lyricism is exactly what the music scene needs. It is beyond refreshing to hear a band giving punk fans the escapism they turn to music for.

Indian Pale Fale is due for release on August 13th; pre-save the single on Spotify.

Check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

FAVORITE released the filthiest earworm of the year with DIRTY MONEY

Atlanta alt-punk pioneers FAVORITE have released their stormer of a single, DIRTY MONEY; anti-capitalist rhetoric has never been more anthemic. With a touch of Mansun and Glasvegas to the frenetic punk-rock instrumentals and the massive production, DIRTY MONEY lends brit-pop and alt-90s tones before feeding them through their scuzzed-up riffs and ensnaring hooks.

The single may serve the stark reminder that everything we do is another act in the corrupt economic system, but it also shows that there’s until there’s an alternative, we should find pleasure in whatever we can. DIRTY MONEY is enough to bring hedonism back into trend. Oscar Wilde would be proud.

DIRTY MONEY is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sir, Can You Help Me: EDM Ace Gordon drops intriguing Phil Collins cover on ‘Another Day In Paradise’

Bringing us his enthralling EDM cover of the legendary English singer-songwriter Phil Collins track called ‘Another Day In Paradise‘, Ace Gordon shows us his production chops with his own version of this classic single to give a sterling tribute to the all-time great on ‘Another Day In Paradise‘.

Ace Gordon is a skillful British Columbia, Canada-based electronic artist who has vast experience as he was formally in the punk rock world, before moving towards his bouncy EDM style. He makes a terrifically styled blend of music that is packed full of intricate webs of quality soundscapes.

I have been a musical artist for 25 years, originally starting with Punk Rock music and moving to Electronic in 2020.” ~ Ace Gordon

Another Day In Paradise‘ from the experienced British Columbia, Canada EDM artist Ace Gordon, is a pure and peaceful cover from a really memorable track which still gets so many spins all over the globe. He keeps the vocals nice and crisp whilst adding in his own tasty mixture – on this gem of a song that certainly has you thinking back to the past – when lyricism was way more appreciated than it is now.

This is a quality tribute from a well-respected electronic artist who shows much love to the monumental Phil Collins track from 1989.

Hear this new track on Soundcloud and check out his IG page for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Emancipate Yourselves with Sh’Bang’s Alt-Rock Hit, Bail Money

Philadelphian alt-rock 4-piece Sh’Bang defines themselves as sweeter than punk and heavier than rock, based on their single, Bail Money, taken from their 2020 EP, The Woman Who Changed the World, we affably agree.

Any fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, AJJ, Harley Poe and Amigo the Devil will get caught up in the soulfully eccentric eminence of the single that carries the energy of punk paired with their pretence-less passion that makes no bones about utilising abrasively honest expression.

If you turn to artists such as Social Distortion for your serotonin, you won’t know what has hit you when you hit play on Bail Money. The volatile single delivers the efficacious reminder that eternal conflict is perpetual in many minds; your angst doesn’t alienate you; it offers commonality.

Check out Sh’Bang’s latest EP, The Woman Who Changed the World, via apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

IN Peril deliver high-calibre catharsis in their thrashy garage rock track, ‘Your Decision’

UK-based hard rock outfit IN Peril made their debut in 2020 with their stormer of a single, ‘Your Decision’, with their visceral mix of garage rock and punk, they made it impossible not to pay attention.

While many people potentially won’t like the reminder that every life problem bemoaned about is a consequence of their decisions, there’s plenty of high-calibre catharsis within the punchy, thrashy hit that is screaming to be played live.

IN Peril may carry newcomer status presently, but the synergy within this sniping earworm wouldn’t allow you to believe it. Now that ‘normal’ life is threatening to make a return, they’re definitely one for the radar.

Your Decision is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A Better Future: Galvanizing Argentinian rock musician Lautaro De Gobbi leads the way for environmental rights on ‘El Valle’

As he sings from the heart to the save The Valley that seems to be getting destroyed more and more, day by day, Lautaro De Gobbi shows us the way to help what matters to you on ‘El Valle‘.

Lautaro De Gobbi is an Argentinian punk rock artist, music graduate and music producer from Patagonia, who sings with a deep look inside the soul of his beloved country, as he performs with an edge to draw attention to various issues in society.

“These songs are born in the search for self expression and the fight against the powers that are trying to destroy our world and futures.” – Lautaro De Gobbi

With a groovy start that feels like its out of a movie, he sparks up the sky with a catchy and packed guitar-filled experience that has you hooked immediately. Soon, we are introduced to a deep vocal ability that is sung so passionately, the chorus has you captivated and this feels like a call to action, for something greater than we can possibly imagine.

El Valle‘ from Patagonia’s self-aware punk rocker Lautaro De Gobbi, is a track that deeply expresses the wholehearted anger of seeing his local areas cultural heritage land, shockingly being sold at a such a low price for mining and deforestation. This is a call for change and for it to happen as soon as possible to keep the soul of his homeland alive.

Stream this inspiring new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen