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Filip Finado has released their blissfully accordant feat of Psych Folk Pop “Your Songs”

“Your Songs” is the accordantly blissful latest single from Indie singer-songwriter Filip Finado. With melodies which you can melt into and instantly resonant lyrics, Your Songs is everything we need on the airwaves right now.

There are subtle nuances of Psych Pop and Alt Folk Pop within the soundscape which tangibly shimmers with aural resolve in a way that any fans of the Beatles and the Zombies will undoubtedly appreciate. Yet ultimately, the essence of the single lies in the magnetic resonance which will hit you as soon as you hit play. Your Songs may be a break-up song, but there’s just something so soulfully captivating about the artfully distinctive soundscape, it will soothe your soul whatever you’re lamenting over.

You can check out the official video to Your Songs on YouTube from May 28th via YouTube.

Make sure to subscribe to Filip Finado’s channel and follow them via Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dylan E. Crampton – Pretty Clothes: Psychedelically Sweet Indie Pop

Fans of the Beatles, the Zombies, and the Beach Boys, prepare to be enamoured by Dylan E. Crampton’s psychedelically sweet single Pretty Clothes which dropped in March 2020.

The melodies in the quintessentially affable single will win you over from the first verse, while Dylan E. Crampton’s harmonically soft vocals add even more magnetically captivating warmth to the soundscape.

The Irish Singer-Songwriter has an enviable skill when it comes to crafting efficacious guitar hooks and inventive melodies. Along with their tangible talent when it comes to writing solid, instantly accessible tracks, it’s easy to see big things in the pipeline for Dylan E. Crampton with his nostalgic yet authentic style.

You can check out Dylan E. Crampton’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Colleen Orender – The Company of Older Men: Cinematically Captivating Pop

Even before I hit play on Colleen Orender’s recently release single “The Company of Older Men” I knew I was going to greet the track with adoration.

Not many Pop artists are unashamedly bold enough to tackle the not so glamorous subject of sugar daddies. But Colleen Orender managed to do it whilst simultaneously creating a cinematic track which wouldn’t be out of place in a Bond soundtrack.

Every single aspect of the production is phenomenal. It’s full of edge-of-your-seat tension, half-heartedly listening to The Company of Older Men is simply not an option. Colleen Orender’s vocals are up there with the most arrestive we’ve heard this year, and that’s very unlikely to change.

You can blow your own mind with jazz-infused orchestrally-layered epic soundscape for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Raphi poured soulfully organic good vibes onto the airwaves with her Lo-Fi Pop track “When We Gonna”

Raphi

It’s safe to say that up and coming Pop artist Raphi is on creative fire during lockdown. Her latest track “When We Gonna” is just one of the organically soulful singles which she’s written and co-produced during quarantine to share some much-needed good vibes on the airwaves.

She definitely succeeded with When We Gonna which borrowed nuances of 90s RnB Pop to infuse in a modernistic resonantly uplifting Lo-Fi Pop earworm. Between the funky basslines, Raphi’s instantly magnetic vocals and the distinction which lies in the production of the track, When We Gonna demands repeat attention.

When We Gonna is due for official release on May 22nd, in the meantime you can head on over to Facebook to keep up to date with news on the release, and you can check out Raphi’s former releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prog Rock and Indie Jangle Pop combine in Paper Trails latest single “Inside Out”

Generic Indie Jangle Pop guitars may be all you hear if you turn on any Indie-inclined radio station in 2020, but up and coming artist Paper Trails found a way to bring the captivating alchemy of New Wave right into the 21st century with their progressive Indie single “Inside Out”.

Listening to the Smiths is a rather bitter-sweet experience these days. The only thing that will linger after you hear Inside Out is an earworm.

As soon as the punchy passion-soaked chord progressions start to carve the melodies, you’ll be hit with the excitement of ingesting the energetic ingenuity which was perceptibly poured into Inside Out.

Falling in perfect synergy with the instrumentals are the vocals which offer an evocative sting which is just as potent as Brian Molko’s along with the same accessible warmth as the likes of Paul Draper.

It isn’t every day we get to hear an artist with such a distinctively absorbing guitar style paired with soulfully connectable vocals. Paper Trails’ unique amalgamation of Prog Rock, Britpop and Indie definitely isn’t to be missed.

You can check out Paper Trails’ single Inside Out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Singer Songwriter KISA has made a sedately moody Indie debut with the single “Hurting”

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Up and coming Singer-Songwriter KISA has made an evocative debut with her sedately moody Indie Pop single “Hurting”.

If you could imagine the perfect balance between Amy Winehouse’s Neo-Soul style and the stylistic contemporary appeal from tracks such as Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish, you’ll get a good idea of what is in store if you hit play on Hurting.

The connectable resonant lyrics, the accessibility and warmth despite the melancholy and the gentle instrumental deftness of Hurting makes it a debut that you definitely won’t want to miss out on. If you can get to the outro after the downtempo soundscape has pulled in nuanced ethereally haunting guitar notes with dry eyes, your soul has probably seen better days

You can check out KISA’s single Hurting for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Moody and introspective – Perry Ripley releases The Storm

Walking into a storm could be interpreted in a multitude of ways but most likely signifies how someone is still willing to leap through even though their universe may be falling apart. That storm is a whirlpool of experiences, challenges and above all, emotions, depicted by Perry Ripley in his new release The Storm.

Moody and introspective, a true lyricist more than just an artist, Perry Ripley distinguishes himself for a canny approach to songwriting and arrangements developed through a dynamic track segmentation that gradually grows in momentum.

You’re free to define it as alternative, but the electronic imprint pushes his style towards a compound of indietronica, indie pop and dream pop, to the likes of one of my favorite, and I believe extremely talented, artists, Eden. In this track, Perry Ripley achieves nothing less.

I seriously can’t wait to hear more from this guy, and you might want to check him out for yourself by heading over here.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Invoke the Nostalgia of Summer’s Past with Gloucester Road’s Acoustic Rock Single “Summer Song”

Summer may not be upon us yet, but up and coming artist Gloucester Road gave us plenty of time to fall in love with their Summer playlist staple “Summer Song”.

The intricately melodic acoustic Rock single will leave you endeared before you even get to the chorus. And just like every good Summer track should, Gloucester Road’s sublimely accordant single leaves you awash with nostalgia for summer’s past.

Their contemporary approach to Rock incorporates nuances of Alt Folk to add to the quintessential feel. While their epic solo would appease any Bruce Springsteen fans. Solos found in Acoustic Rock singles don’t come much more absorbing than the soaring notes you’ll hear in Summer Song. You can almost hear them reach a new plateau in the soundscape.

Summer Song is the first single to be released from the band’s third studio album. If Summer Song is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss out on the rest.

You can check out Summer Song for yourselves via Spotify or SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jake Gino – A Song: Viscerally Weighted Candidly Arrestive Pop

The evocatively visceral weight in Jake Gino’s recently released single “A Song” dropped on me right from the prelude. Minor piano keys may often play havoc with my emotions, but in A Song there was plenty more than just striking tones in absorbing melodies.

The title may seem uninspired, but once you hit play, you’ll realise that Jake Gino has a tendency not to complicate his sound. Instead, they put sentiment and soul the centrepiece of the soundscape and allow the instrumentals to become aural manifestations of connectable emotion.

If you’ve ever battled with feelings of self-doubt or feeling like nothing you ever do is quite good enough, you’re sure to find resonance within A Song.

You can check out Jake Gino’s single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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DC singer-songwriter Z has released her soul-filling genre-transcending debut single “Goodbye”

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Whatever your playlists usually consist of, I can guarantee there’s room on your radar for breaking DC Singer-Songwriter Z. Her music doesn’t just merge different genres together, with her debut single “Goodbye”, she’s transcended them entirely and offered a track born of poetry, ingenuity and soul instead.

From the reverb-laden pensively picked notes in the prelude to the viscerally-charged all-consuming choruses, the progressive single makes a myriad of evolutions in terms of sound. But the emotion remains as a constant.

With nuances of Soul, Hip Hop, Indie, Gospel, Funk and Pop all weaved into Goodbye, Z has achieved a universally enamouring essential hit. If that doesn’t count as a promising debut, then I’m not sure what does.

It’s almost criminal that Z has kept her aural talent off the airwaves up until now. Yet, arguably, there was no better time to discover this soul-filler of a record.

You can check out Z’s soulfully melodic debut in Goodbye for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast