If lyrical ingenuity, unapologetic attitude, and fuzzy distortion are your cup of tea, prepare to have your thirst quenched by one of the most promising up and coming bands around right now.
Los Angeles Rock newcomers Meteor Street released their latest single “Dashboard” on January 27th, 2019.
Right from the first lyric, you’re hooked into the intellectually raw lyricism which is made even more resonant through the vocal styles of sisters Alison Belle and Emily Bews. There’s a slight grungy tonality to Dashboard, yet, not all of the instrumentals rely on reverb. Expect sporadic Tom Morello-style riffs which cut through the indulgently moody soundscape cooked up by Meteor Street.
You can check out Dashboard for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
If more Rock bands had the ability to conjure such striking harmony through their sound, the future of guitar music probably wouldn’t be in question. But thanks to Death Saddle Syndicate your faith can once again be restored.
Their latest single “I Entertain No One” was released in November 2018 and serves as the perfect introduction to their sound. Which, despite the title of the track packs in the infectious grind of Rock n Roll with none of the amped up aggression which so many artists turn to in the hopes of creating high-octane Rock track. With vocals that would be of sure appeal to fans of Incubus, Deftones, Shinedown and Disturbed and an intricately progressive soundscape which lets you enjoy the ease of the rhythm in the guitars I Entertain No One toes the perfect balance between potent energy and poignancy through the lyricism.
You can check out Death Saddle Syndicate’s latest single I Entertain No One for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Incubus fans, you’re in for an absolute treat. Black Star Jackals have recently released their debut self-titled EP and contained within EP is the standout single “Problems”. If the choruses weren’t so infectious, I probably would have shed a tear.
The soundscape which combines atmospheric Shoegaze guitars with Rock melodies serves as the perfect platform for the ethereally piercing vocals to rest on. The pitch-perfect production of the track allowed Black Star Jackals vocalist’s to rest above the rest of the mix; you definitely wouldn’t want to miss even one arrestive note.
There’s really no over-exaggerating what a promising debut this is from the Glaswegian 4-piece melodically gifted powerhouse.
You can check out the Black Star Jackals’ latest single “Problems” for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
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There’s something decadently archaic about Chris Eves and the New Normal’s latest single “Inbetween”; they’ve gone right back to the roots of Rock by slapping all the Soul and Funk which used to be intrinsic part of the genre.
But that’s not to say what they created was an assimilation of former artists, in fact, I can say with all certainty I’ve never heard a track unravel with such a sticky-sweet infectious Pop sensibility combined with such flawless rhythm. With the snare of the vocal hooks, the magnetism of the vocals, and the eclectic instrumental arrangements it’s easy to see why the NY-based up and coming act are having no problems setting themselves apart from other Rock artists.
You can check out Inbetween for yourselves by heading over to Reverb Nation now.
“Family Tree (Hi Dee Ho)” is the latest uniquely warming single from up and coming singer-songwriter Patrick Storedahl who laces his soundscape with an accessibly arresting array of Rock-rooted styles. Throughout his career, Patrick Storedahl has proven that he has an inexplicable talent when it comes to constructing harmoniously alchemic soul-soothing soundscapes which incorporate Jazz, Funk, and Blues for a rhythmically tender sound which you’ll be hard pressed to hear from other contemporary artists.
While more and more Rock artists have fallen under the allure of a more electronic sound, Patrick Storedahl has kept his sound organic through eccentric acoustic arrangements which perfectly match the magnetic tonality of his vocal style.
You can check out Family Tree for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now, make sure to follow Patrick Storedahl to keep up to date with the latest releases which are set to drop in 2019.
The first time of listening to Alexa Van’s debut single “So Angry” for a moment I wondered if Amy Lee changed her name and adopted a Bluesy Rock sound. Yet, as the single progressed it became evident that Alexa Van has one of the most distinctive voices we’ve heard from an up and coming female artist.
The range in her vocals is one thing, the power she uses to dominate the entire soundscape is quite another. Her voice isn’t just one which soulfully resonates, it’s expressively concordant whilst having the power to move tectonic plates. If any of that sounds like an exaggeration. Wait until the raw, celestial power of her angst hits you through her first single. Although the vocals give a lot for the instrumentals to contend with, the melody which they lace into the soundscape adds plenty of weight to the already colossal single.
You can check out Alexa Van’s single So Angry for yourselves by heading over to Spotify
“All in All” is the accessibly resounding latest single by Brooklyn, NYC-based Alt Rock band Collective who take you right back to the smooth snaking rock n’ roll rhythms we come to know and love from the 70s.
Yet, Collective’s soundscape is no mere revival assimilation of former sounds. The Jazz-laced soundscape is sure to appeal to any fans of Bowie. Yet, with their Ska rhythms they’ve carved out their own sonorous signature style with All in All along with the other nostalgia-inducing singles which they’ve released throughout the year. If you can imagine the Arctic Monkeys’ latest album, but infinitely better and indefinitely more authentic, you’d get close to getting an idea of the mesmerism contained within the aural nostalgia in All in All.
You can check out Collective’s single All in All for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Smashing Dreams have recently released their raucously salacious rock n roll album, whilst every anthem contained on the release was as slick and enthralling as the last, “La Petite Mort” didn’t fail to capture our attention thanks to the potent energy which came as a courtesy of the deep bends of the guitar lyrics, and thunderously throbbing bass lines. For anyone looking to greet their latest Rock guitar hero, I’d say the fret board mastery contained within LA Petite Mort is enough to leave most alternative-inclined audiophiles enamoured. The traditionally styled vocals were yet another reason why Smashing Dreams were able to create an instantly accessible sound. The fact that you could actually make out the lyrics was definitely a bonus.
You can check out Smashing Dreams music by heading over to their spotify now.
Possimiste’s sound is everything I hope to hear when I hit play on a new track from an up and coming artist.
The first few notes from the Icelandic artist’s latest track “Skin and Bones” which happens to be a witchy occultist take on the Foo Fighters unforgettable single were nothing short of mesmeric. Let’s face it, there isn’t much room to go wrong with a track written by Dave Grohl, yet Possimiste’s ode to the track went far beyond recreating the melodic masterpiece. The harmony in the arrangements waves around the eccentricity to provide a captivatingly dark soundscape. Whilst her hauntedly majestic clockwork cabaret style is sure to go down a treat with any fans of the Dresden Dolls.
You can check out Possimiste’s latest single Skin and Bones for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now. Give the expressively stunning artist a follow on Facebook to keep stay up to date with her latest releases.
Sinkin Down is just one of the singles from the Söur Bruthers latest album. If you’re a fan of classically styled roots deep Rock, you’re going to find yourself in heaven with the slightly nostalgic mix which throws you back to the time when Rock was still celebrated as a genre.
Whilst there was very little to fault about Söur Bruthers latest single, I couldn’t help thinking that Sinkin Down would have benefitted from being steered in a slightly more prodigal direction. Having said that, listening to Sinkin Down is as easy as breathing, the anthemically raucous production was packed with plenty of soul and raw emotion which allowed the lyrics to truly resonate, especially in the choruses. Because no one can deny that the lyrical hooks were catchy.
You can check out Söur Bruthers’ latest Rock anthem Sinkin Down for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.