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Audio Mozaik – Revolution: California Roots Rock n Roll

Audio Mozaik

Audio Mozaik may be a California Roots Rock n Roll band, but their latest upcoming single “Revolution” is set to enamour plenty of Manic Street Preachers fans over here in the UK. It even possesses those soaring relentlessly flawless James Dean Bradfield style riffs.

Reminiscences aside, Revolution is one of those beautifully rare records which throw you headfirst into familiar rhythms at the same time as offering a captivatingly contemporary soundscape. Your synapses will lock into the melodious guitar-driven arrangement desperate for the next deft progression.

There’s very little chance that I will ever forget Audio Mozaik after hearing them. It’s safe to say that I’m delighted they’ve got plenty more tracks in the pipeline to be released in the near future to keep me melodiously sated.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Revolution for yourselves which will be available via SoundCloud. In the meantime, you can head over to Facebook and keep up to date with news of the release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Grunfelder – Fake Wedding Ring: An Eccentrically Experimental Endlessly Enamouring Debut

Up and coming artist Grunfelder has recently made their debut with the eccentrically captivating EP “Baby Sturgeons”. While each of the tracks will greet you with nostalgic popping Jazz-Infused Rock n’ Roll rhythms, the best introduction to Grunfelder’s style is undoubtedly “Fake Wedding Ring”.

I was enamoured by Fake Wedding Ring within seconds. It felt as though a smorgasbord of archaic tones had converged simultaneously and resulted in a gorgeously tender array of aural escapism which forcibly removes you from the 21st century.

Grunfelder’s crooning vocals may share a few similarities with the likes of Bublé, but if you could imagine Bublé tearing himself away from instrumental mundanity and predictably, you’d best be able to get an idea of Grunfelder’s velvety, danceable experimentalism.

You can check out Fake Wedding Ring along with the rest of Grunfelder’s EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Cowboy Diplomacy – The Get Down: Unadulterated Rock n’ Roll at Its Finest

If you’re a fan of how Amigo the Devil is currently disturbing the American Rock Folk Blues genre, it’s safe to say that you’re going to be a little bit in awe of what Cowboy Diplomacy have created with their latest single “The Get Down”.

“The Get Down” is unadulterated Rock n’ Roll at it’s finest, the grinding rhythms boast a powerful pull and they won’t be overly gentle when introducing you to the vivacious high-energy evolutions in sound.

Every now and again, a Rock act deserving of your full attention appears on the soundwaves, and after checking out the intensity, expression, and gritty passion thrown into The Get Down, it may as well be Cowboy Diplomacy.

You can check out Cowboy Diplomacy’s latest single which was released on August 2nd for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Giant Buddha Makes Rock n Roll Filthy Again with their Latest Single “Let It Go”

Giant Buddha’s latest Indie Rock single “Let It Go” kicks off with reverberant indulgent baritone vocals humming over an instrumental arrangement which is gearing up for a masterful offering dark, psychedelic, Rock.

It’s not long until you’re enveloped in the commanding rhythms; hearing the angular pulls of the guitar as they weave around the melodies pulling you through this feat of instrumental ingenuity while the dynamic vocals will treat you to many different facets of filthy Rock n’ Roll expression.

Anyone who possesses a penchant for a slightly vintage sound complete with unadulterated Rock n Roll should find plenty to appreciate in Let It Go. Some instrumental arrangements are tight, but it’s almost as though Let It Go sits in its own straight jacket squeezing out blissfully colourful Rock euphoria.

You can check out Giant Buddha’s latest single Let It Go for yourselves by heading over to their official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Giant Buddha – Where Do I: The Swampiest Hit of Salacious Rock n Roll You’ll Hear this Year.

It’s swampy, it’s salacious, it’s slick, it’s Giant Buddha’s latest work of atmospherically alchemic Rock “Where Do I (Get Off)”.

Expect a generous serving of immersive guitar reverb which constantly bleeds through the mix to add the perfect pinch of psychedelic waviness to the otherwise unadulterated Rock n’ Roll rhythms. Even though the influences behind Giant Buddha’s sound are archaic, their soundscapes are more than fit for contemporary airwaves. Any fans of Sonic Youth, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Jesus and the Mary Chain are definitely going to want to check out the edges which Giant Buddha are carving through the Rock genre.

The US-based band take plenty of inspiration from British Rock icons, but they create more than just an assimilation of their sounds. Even if Giant Buddha do sound as though they are no strangers to the streets of Soho.

You can check out Giant Buddha’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Teddy Jordan – Closet Bones: An Antagonistically Arrestive Rock n’ Roll Reinvention

Up and coming artist Teddy Jordan’s latest single “Closet Bones” is the unique reinvention of Punk Rock that you’ll soon come to see as a playlist essential.

The intro to the track kicks off with the raucous edge carved by the crunching riffs giving the track a snipingly arrestive energy before the track progresses into the chorus where the tight instrumental arrangement gives off a slightly more Indie vibe.

Yet, throughout the progressions of the track the raw enigmatic potency of the single is never diluted. It’s anthemic, it’s visceral, it’s lyrically arrestive, and it’s a testament to Terry Jordan’s prodigal style as an Alternative artist. If the IDLES managed to carve their way to the top with their angst, I have every faith that the London-based artist Teddy Jordan can do the same.

You can check out the dizzyingly stylish official music video to Teddy Jordan’s single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Malcolm Duff – Senhorita Suite: Rapturously Organic Rock n Roll

While I’ve enjoyed unravelling all Malcolm Duff’s 2018 singles, his 2019 single Senhorita Suite packs a very different visceral punch. Rather than finding poignant ways to explore loss, love and life the Rock n’ Roll Folk track Senhorita Suite a work of infectious euphoria. You may not stumble across new exhilarated Rock n’ Roll frequently in 2019, so, Senhorita Suite runs through with a pinch of nostalgia from the time Rock still possessed soul. Yet, there’s no disputing that Malcolm Duff is an artist who belongs in the contemporary charts for his ability to put together smoothly alchemic tracks with help from co-songwriter Da Silva.

Within the track, his deep and reverberant baritone vocals mix with harmonically diverse vocals, all the while ensuring that the vocals are sitting in perfect synergy with the Funk-laced Rock-driven instrumentals.

From woody acoustics to electric guitar riffs, there’s plenty of texture weaved into Senhorita Suite which is one of the most distinctive tracks we’ve heard from Malcolm Duff. While the melancholically-mused singles are achingly beautiful, with Senhorita Suite he’s proven that he has a deft command over feel-good music too, and we can’t wait to hear more.

You can check out Malcolm Duff’s latest single Senhorita Suite for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Happy Freuds – Push: Rock n’ Roll Sleaze with an Intellectual Twist.

I won’t pretend that I wasn’t already immediately sold by an artist who goes by the title which incorporates a Freud reference. As soon as I hit play there was the immediate impression that my eardrums were in the hands of a Rock band with a nostalgic presence and the ability to revive the endearing archaic tones of Rock in a completely new way.

Happy Freud’s single Push incorporates angular yet jaw-droppingly intricate riffs with the relentless reverberant thuds of the bassline which are sure to leave fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine and Deftones enamoured. Teo Holmstrom’s vocals were fairly typical of the Garage Rock sound, yet it was the presence of his salacious wit which captivated me most of all throughout this track. There aren’t many up and coming bands with this level of style and talent, which is why it’s an inevitability for Happy Freud’s to receive the notoriety they deserve.

You can check out Push for yourselves by heading over to Reverb Nation now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Colossal Boss – Thinkin’ and Drinkin’: Raucously Anthemic Rock n’ Roll

If a track could be any more Americana, it would be off the map. Yet, Colossal Boss clearly aren’t a Rock n’ Roll act that do anything by half-measures, especially if their latest single “Thinkin’ and Drinkin’” which was released on November 6th is anything to go by. The Seattle-based powerhouse channel all of that sultry, grinding rhythm of the roots of the genre and lace it with a decadently raucous anthemic effect.

Despite the palpable salacity of Thinkin’ and Drinkin’, the lyrics contain raw, organic emotion which doesn’t fail to resonate around the soaring guitar riffs and tight instrumental arrangements. With the breakdowns as immersive as the infectiously composed chorus, there aren’t many Rock inclined audiophiles that would fail to be enamoured by their fresh approach to the genre.

You can check out the official music video to Colossal Boss’s latest single Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Meteor Street – A Dark Red Sky: Archaically Arresting Rock n Roll

“A Dark Red Sky” is the latest single from the up and coming archaically arresting female-fronted collective Meteor Street. Their rhythmically succinct approach to Rock has a Psychobilly edge yet the grinding progressions of the guitar and bass kept the sound firmly in the Rock genre. Whilst the LA-based trio’s soundscapes may carry a reminiscence to artists such as Creepshow, Tiger Army and Hillbilly Moon Explosion the lyricism sets them apart from their more macabre counterparts. Through the lyrics you’re treated to immersive imagery which leaves you even more enamoured by Meteor Street’s unapologetically sultry approach to sound. As much as I loved A Dark Red Sky, it was easy to feel that they were playing it safe with the sound by assimilating what we’ve come to know and love. I’d love to find more authenticity within their later releases sound. Yet, for anyone looking for a revival of the old Rock rhythms, you’re in for a treat.

You can check out Meteor Street’s latest single A Dark Red Sky by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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