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Deanna DeMola has released her powerful new perception-shifting Alt Pop single “Next Generation”

Pop singer-songwriter Deanna DeMola has just released her most compelling single to date with “Next Generation”. With her latest release, she tells the cynics, the doubters and the bitterly ageing populations just how the next generation is going to run the world.

With absolutely no hint of exaggeration (as a millennial) I can say that I’m infinitely more assured about our future which will soon be in hands of the next generation. The tone and the vibe behind Next Generation are just phenomenal, Deanna DeMola took a strong, levelled and unapologetic approach while also gently asking for understanding instead of seeking more conflict.

If you’re able to tear yourself away from the lyrics, you’ll find a stunning Indie Shoegaze-infused semi-orchestral arrangement behind the flawless notes in Deanna DeMola’s vocals. I honestly couldn’t love this single more, not only is it flawlessly radio-ready, but it also has the power to dilute some of the rage and anxiety which seems all too prevalent in our society.

You can check out Deanna DeMola’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Rock Artist Hellwaffles has released their most relatable single yet with “CoronaRock”

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On their never-ending mission to make us all feel a little better about the chaos we’re living in, Hellwaffles has released their most relatable single to date “CoronaRock”.

With snarling tones which is sure to appease fans of Pavement and Dinosaur Jr, Corona Rock offers a nostalgic escape from our absurdist reality which is plagued with profound disappointment.

I’ll never get tired of hearing artist’s unique perspective on the lockdown. I always hit play in the hopes that I’ll find connection in the lyrics which I’ve been unable to find elsewhere. I struck gold with CoronaRock. On the grand scale of things, our 2020 plans being scuppered may feel like a first world problem. But CoronaRock reminds you that your disappointment is ubiquitous and valid while feeding you punchy anthemic Garage Rock.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can hear CoronaRock for yourselves. It will be available to stream via Spotify from the date of the release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop artist Brianna Marie has released her strikingly atmospheric sophomore single “Losing Friends”

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After a successful debut, Brianna Marie has released her striking sophomore single “Losing Friends” which captures the intensity of the emotions felt when friends become strangers.

You’ll find countless lovelorn singles about problematic romantic relationships. Yet, many artists never even think to address the torrid emotions which can manifest when we lose friends. Brianna Marie’s second single is real talk, and I can imagine that many listeners will find plenty of resonance in the moody yet compellingly evocative feat of contemporary Pop.

There is a myriad of arrestingly distinction features in Brianna Marie’s sound. The most tangible is her uniquely resounding vocal approach which amplifies the emotion in the soundscape instead of masking it.

You can check out Brianna Marie’s single Losing Friends via apple music and Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Arielle Eden has made her solo debut with the empowering high-vibe Synthpop single “Love’s on the Run”

For her debut solo single Love’s on the Run, Arielle Eden released an empoweringly uplifting feat of 80s inspired Pop which is sure to be a hit with any Madonna fans.

With choruses which will stick to your synapses like superglue and Arielle Eden’s alluringly soulful approach to Pop, its impossible not to connect with the up-vibe love song.

With the funky synth lines, bendy grooves of the bass and the extremely nuanced choppy guitar progressions, there’s a retro air to Love’s on the Run, but with the fresh exuberance in Arielle Eden’s vocals, you couldn’t ask for a fresher radio-ready Pop earworm.

You can check out Arielle Eden’s single Love’s on the Run for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Stuart Wolfenden broke the Alt Folk mould with their upcoming single “One Last Time”

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Acclaimed actor and musician Stuart Wolfenden is set to release their debut album Songs From a Common Man. Anyone who prefers their Folk on the Alternative side and with a side serving of mesmerism is going to want to pay attention.

Alt Folk musicians aren’t commonly renowned for their captivating vocals, but with the release of Stuart Wolfenden’s album, that may all be set to change. While we’re sure that each of the singles is just as transfixing as the last, we were only lucky enough to get a sneak peek of their single “One Last Time”. Hit play, and you’ll find yourself imagining what it would sound like if Robbie Williams, Tom Waits and The Babe Rainbow collaborated. With a funky and Psychedelically Eastern feel to the instrumentals, One Last Time broke the monocultural mould which usually constraints Western Folk artists. It is never hyperbole when we say you’ve never heard anything like this before, but with One Last Time, that statement has never been truer.

You can check out a preview to One Last Time via this link. For more info, head over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dublin’s Robert O’Connor brings Skynem GT for real message on ”Over”

The Dublin-born singer-songwriter Robert O’Connor is back with Skynem GT on ”Over” (Before It’s Begun). This is a house beat with smooth vocals from the Irish singer.

This is about the age old question of if you are a true match. You want to be enough for someone but they have to feel the same for you. Otherwise this won’t work at all. This is happening now and this is a good thing. You need to know that this is going to be worthwhile or things could be worse later down the road.

After a five year absence from the music scene, Robert worked as a journalist and social media manager during this period. This shows how much he missed creating as you can tell on this video that he really enjoys it again and is fully back from his hiatus.

Robert O’Connor’s Over” is a fab track with great vocals and an earthy beat that is a tremendous listen.

Stream this hot new track here on YouTube

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Teddy Roric reminds pop fans that wealth doesn’t always come from money with “Rich in My Mind”

German Pop artist Teddy Roric has released their most uplifting single yet with “Rich in My Mind” which brings brand-new meaning to the term contemporary Pop.

Since lockdown started, there seems to have been a shift away from the fascination of the rich and famous. Naturally, this means Pop fans wouldn’t be all too impressed by artists lyrically and visually flaunting their financial privilege. Rich in My Mind makes the irony of Pop artists trying to make resonant music while offering nothing relatable even starker.

If you’re looking for an aural pick me up which serves as a poignant reminder to see the value in what matters, look no further than this infectiously radio-ready retro Pop hit.

You can check out Teddy Roric’s single Rich in My Mind for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brice Parker’s Pop song ”Time” is a reminder to take charge of your life

Pop singer Brice Parker’sTime” is a brand new release and we love the energy attached to this young artist who drifts in with his enthusiastic nature.

Taken off the brand new album ”One”, ”Time” is an introspective song all about how we should not take time for granted. Time is more valuable than money and fame. He infuses his fresh style and clever approach here to passionate levels. There is so much truth to this notion and we all need to take note and not take time for granted.

The young singer Brice Parker who is still getting his social media game going, is a talented young singer who belies his age with a professional performance on ”Time”. He will surely grow after this new song and album. For a debut release, this is of a strong standard and his voice is really strong and hits all the right notes.

Here is the Spotify link to hear this time-filled song.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Alt Country Rock artist Siobhan Cotchin has released her nostalgically-inspired, stylistically-crafted Just the Way It Is

Once you get West Australian singer-songwriter Siobhan Cotchin on your radar, you’ll hit play on her tracks for the very same reasons you keep spinning iconic Alt Folk and Rock records.

Siobhan Cotchin may get her inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, but her ingenuity ensured that plenty of contemporary resonant appeal was instilled in her latest single Just the Way It Is.

With distorted crunching guitars behind her hauntingly visceral hard-hitting vocals, there’s a fresh intensity to the soundscape. It’s unpredictable, it’s evocatively seductive, and more importantly, it offers deeply connectable lyrics which will compel you to give the track repeat attention. Any fans of Angel Olsen definitely won’t hang around making Siobhan Cotchin a firm fixture to their playlists.

You can check out Just the Way It Is for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Her next single is due for release on September 12th. Follow the artist via Facebook to keep up to date with all new releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mari – Natural Desires: Evocatively Absolving Acoustic Pop Rock

Natural Desires was the 2019 debut single from up and coming Pop singer-songwriter Mari. If the release slipped you by, there’s no better time to delve into her evocatively powerful sound. With an EP in the works, there are plenty more powerful soundscapes to come.

Following the success of Natural Desires, Mari released two subsequent singles Wrong Places and End Up with You. Yet, Natural Desires remains the best introduction to her frill-free, soulfully arrestive sound which manages to ooze both purity and maturity.

Rather than attempting to stay ahead of the curve, with Natural Desires, Mari took her sound right back to the roots of Pop Rock to ensure instant accessibility. As for the commercial potential, that can be found in her natural vocal harmonies which will stay with you long after the light and tender single has faded to a close.

If you like to have your finger on the pulse of hot up and coming talent, get her on your radar.

Natural Desires is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast