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Old Man Jasper bring the Delta Blues in their standout single “Find Your Peace”

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You can always trust Jacksonville Florida-based artists to trench up the filthiest Blues. But with Old Man Jasper’s latest single “Find Your Peace” you’ll also find an extra swampy serving of aural indulgence.

Through inventive use of guitar effects, the bendy rhythms hook you in right from the prelude and by the time the vocals slither into the mix you’re well and truly immersed within the serpentine heavy licks.

Find Your Peace is a prime example of how music doesn’t have to be adorned with frills and disconcerting experimentalism to grip you in 2019. Sometimes authentic talent is enough, and there’s a smorgasbord of it in Old Man Jasper’s latest offering of Delta Blues.

You can stream and download the standout single from Old Man Jasper Find Your Peace via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Adjacent Cruise – Woolves: Arrestive Acoustic Alt Rock

“Woolves” is just one of the singles which you will find on the up and coming artist Adjacent Cruise’s debut album “Light as a Feather, Heavy like the Sun”.

The acoustic alt rock album which was released on September 8th unravels as a concordant aural smorgasbord of Folk, Indie, and unadulterated Americana.

If you can imagine a hybrid soundscape with elements of Bowie, the White Stripes, and Elliot Smith, you’d almost get an idea of the mesmerism which lies in tracks such as Woolves.

Thanks to the colourful lyrics which spill plenty of imagery and the authentic bluesy Rock n Roll rhythms, it’s fairly difficult not to fall into this melodious track and allow it to fade out without experiencing adoration for the nostalgically inclined single.

You can check out the standout single from Adjacent Cruise for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kaprica Make their Prog Rock Debut with “Play with Fire”

There’s melodicism, and there’s the mellifluous synth-infused alchemy which up and coming Alt Rock artist Kaprica have poured into their debut single “Play with Fire”.

The track allows the tentative progressions in the prelude and subsequent verses amp up the immersivity as the instrumental arrangement prepares to leave you arrested by the sheer momentum poured into the poised single.

Instead of allowing the soundscape to seamlessly evolve, with Play with Fire you’ll get a sudden shock of high-octane Rock and you’ll get to hear the raw power of Alex Tower’s vocals which forcibly shift into Thrash Metal style wails. Then there’s the riffs, my god the riffs, if Tool played like Kaprica, I could understand what all the hype was about.

You can check out Kaprica’s single Play with Fire for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

 

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LAKE ACACIA – Any Day Now: A Punchy Aural Alt Rock Juggernaut

“Any Day Now” is just one of the hook-filled Alt Rock hits which you’ll find on LAKE ACACIA’s latest EP “Broken Circuits”. If you could imagine a hybrid soundscape formed from elements from Incubus and Billy Talent, you’d be able to get an idea of what kind of punchy progressive energy lies in Any Day Now. But despite Any Day Now being such a powerful track, the UK-based artist still found plenty of space in the track to infuse intricately immersive melodies.

There is definitely no shortage of up and coming Alt Rock artists around right now, but there are very few whose music resonates with such distinction. Maybe it’s the rawness of the honest vocals, maybe it’s the fact that LAKE ACACIA is a powerhouse of talent with the ability to weave together indulgent aural volatility. Who knows, you might be able to figure it out for yourselves by hitting play on the arrestive radio-ready hit.

You can check out the official music video to LAKE ACACIA’S latest single Any Day Now for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ALESTI Makes Alt Rock More accessible than Ever with the single “Fooled by a Dream”

ALESTI made Alt Rock more accessible than ever with their latest single “Fooled by a Dream”.
To create the standout hit, they teamed up with Andy Cizek to create a sticky-sweet, riff-heavy hit which won’t fail to leave you wrapped up the epic soundscape.

“Epic” has never been one of my favourite words, but there are very few other ways to allude to just how momentous Fooled by a Dream is and do it justice.  With orchestral elements joining Pop Punk, Future Pop, and Rock all in his stylistic aural smorgasbord, ALESTI have created a track with mainstream appeal which also offers the unrestrainable energy of Alt music.

Thanks to the massive choruses, biting lyrics, and polished soundscape, Fooled by a Dream possesses a tangible amount of commercial potential – and it will be incredibly exciting watching this up and coming artist ascend the charts.

You can check out ALESTI’s single featuring Andy Cizek for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bleach the Sky – Burn Up: Emotively Magnetic Alt Rock

Alt Rock newcomers Bleach the Sky dropped their latest track “Burn Up” on August 10th and shared a raw reflection of our collective societal anxiety. But rather than feeding the fear, Bleach the Sky invited you to utilise the dread; just as you have with every obstacle you’ve overcome and oppression you’ve overpowered so far.

With such a stark aural mirror in a poised melodic track which allows the lyrics to really resonate, Burn Up isn’t your average Alt Rock hit. Instead of caustic chaos, they’ve created an emotively magnetic single which won’t be easily forgotten. The track kicks off with scuzzy reverb-laden bassline before shifting into a punchy progression of smooth rhythmic Rock which is sure to be of appeal to any fans of Velvet Revolver, and Buckcherry.

Bleach the Sky has proven with Burn Up that they’re not just a powerhouse of talent, but they’re exactly the kind of artists we should be listening to right now. You don’t want to listen to another song about someone getting their heart broken again, do you?

You can check out Bleach the Sky’s single Burn Up for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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1500 Pieces put the sex appeal back into Indie Pop Rock with the latest single “Maybe”

1500 Pieces have recently released their latest single “Maybe”; and it’s a little bit sexy. Maybe it’s the dexterously absorbing bass, maybe it’s the magnetic drawl in the vocals in the verses. But It’s safe to say that the sentiment of confusion which inspired the track is infectious.

Maybe comes to life through an indulgently rhythmic mix of Indie, Classic Rock, and Synth Pop with each of the elements coming together to create a resounding Alt Rock ballad. If the choruses don’t leave you feeling slightly fuzzy, it’s safe to assume that you’re a little bit dead inside.

If you could imagine the sounds of Gary Numan, the Arctic Monkeys, and Velvet Revolver all sitting together tightly in a soundscape, you’d get a good idea of what is waiting for you when you hit play on Maybe.

You can check out the latest track from 1500 Pieces for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Peregrine – Something Far Worse: Euphorically Antagonistic Rock

Up and coming Alt-Rock artist Peregrine has allowed their mind-bendingly potent energy to spill onto the soundwaves with the release of their debut album “As One Would Exist Within the Crescendo”.

While each of the 13 tracks on the colossal release will leave fans of Thrice, At the Drive In, and Hum enamoured, the best introduction to their sound is undoubtedly their standout single “Something Far Worse”.

With Something Far Worse, caustic yet polished Pop Punk collides with crashing cacophonous metal with the propensity get the adrenaline coursing. The US-based artist may have only just produced their first album, but that album contains a testament to the sharpness of their instrumental hooks, the magnetism of euphorically antagonistic choruses and their lyrical ingenuity which invites you into their biting aural aggression.

You can check out Something Far Worse along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Black Star Jackals Have Made Their Debut with the Melodically Magnetic Single “Maybe”

With irresistible Power Pop energy blended with cutting Indie Rock, Black Star Jackals have made their debut with the single “Maybe”.

The absorbing angular guitars instil the soundscape with vibrant, light, and textured atmospherics while the vocals will take you on an evocatively powerful aural venture through plaintive indecision and regretful longing.

Yet, rather than allowing melancholy to swamp the track, the sting of the melodic hooks will soon draw your attention away from the emotively fraught lyrics and direct it towards the magnetism of the infectious choruses which Maybe contains.

Black Star Jackals may be fresh from their inception, but don’t let that fool you, there’s a maturity in their sound, but more importantly, there’s a level of distinction which is never easy to find.

You can check out the debut track from Black Star Jackals for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Silver Locusts introduce momentously progressive Stoner Punk to the airwaves with “Lullaby”

Silver Locusts’ debut album “Catch a Robot” was my first experience with Stoner Punk, but I’m more than here for it now that I’ve experienced the innovative high-octane arrestive energy which has been fed into tracks such as “Lullaby”.

Crashing symbols join an arrangement of fuzzy rumbling basslines and Math Rock guitars creating a momentous track, but as much energy as the track delivers, the production on Lullaby leaves you with an incredibly mellifluous soundscape. There’ll be no grimacing as the arrangement breaks down into a chaotic whirlwind of spiralling rhythm, instead, you’ll be able to soak up the grinding melodies which your rhythmic pulses will be more than inclined to align with.

The vocals also play a heavy hand in inducing you into a state of transfixion while Lullaby unfolds violently thrashing its way up to an explosive outro which will leave you itching to hit repeat to try and make sense of how the Grungy track could transcend into such blissful urgency.

You can check out Lullaby along with the rest of Silver Locusts’ latest album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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