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iODYNES became the prodigal sons of compassionate rancour with their alt-rock hit, Know You’re Not Alone 

Nostalgically running in the grungy vein of Soundgarden’s Rusty Cage, the primal outpour of compassionate rancour, Know You’re Not Alone, by iODYNES is a hard-hitting sign of the alienating times and one of the strongest alt-rock debuts we’ve heard this year.

To diminish the melancholic tinges within the vignette that offers a high-octane olive branch to the ostracised, the North Scotland-hailing three-piece threw in a few punchy Paramore and Biffy Clyro-esque pop-punk hooks and blended them with melodic rock increments that reminisce with stylings popularised by Foo Fighters.

The recording of their debut single is as viscerally animated as you could possibly hope for with the gravitas in the tightly knit grooves and punchy breaks. We can only imagine how exhilarating a live set from iODYNES would be. Grab your tickets while you can still see them in intimate venues.

Know You’re Not Alone is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Tony Coppola filled the entropy void with his debut alt-rock track, Empty Shell

The Adelaide-haling independent singer-songwriter Tony Coppola called out into the vacuous atmosphere which is leaving its mark on increasing numbers of us with his artfully progressive alt-rock debut single, Empty Shell.

Ironically if you want to remember what it feels like to feel viscerally alive, sink your teeth into the sonics of the crescendos, powerful enough to make your rhythmic pulses fasten to the builds in momentum before the breaks give you a cathartic cortisol release.

With his devilishly diaphanous vocal lines in the intro that will render your heart just as raw as the vox that features on Porcupine Tree’s Fear of a Blank Planet paired with the assured ring of the acoustic guitar against the cinematic strings, Tony Coppola set the standard for evocatively strong debut singles.

After sharpening his instrumental chops in prominent bands in the Adelaide live circuit, Coppola clearly had no more teeth left to cut before he stood alone and orchestrated this monolithically mesmerising feat of alt-rock

Empty Shell will fill an ingenuity void on the airwaves on June 16th; stream it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Spotlight Feature: JACOB CHACKO has made his psych-pop-rock debut with the infectiously up-vibe single, Good Moment

JACOB CHACKO is fresh from the release of his mindfully optimistic debut single, Good Moment, which brings everything it says on the tin.

Sonically, it’s a mash of psych, funk, pop, rock, and soul, pulled together by the sheer evocative magnetism of the psychotropic single that comes complete with spacey synths, grooving funk basslines and 60s psych-pop tendencies.

So many artists start with the intent of creating good vibe music but immediately falter after setting the intent. With JACOB CHACKO, there was no danger of his good vibes falling flat or resonating as trite. The dreamy textures, the vibrant-funk grooves and the vocals that make you instantly want to memorise the lyrics make for a sweetly resolving soundscape that can strip the existential weight right off you.

Here is what JACOB CHACKO had to say about his latest release

“Good Moment is about keeping negative elements at bay, being present, and enjoying the good things in life. It is a simple chill tune, intended to brighten someone’s day. In these uncertain times, we could use a little cheering up… what say you?”

Good Moment is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast