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MædMerc – Voices: Student Stoner Rock at its Finest

MædMerc is the outstandingly stunning brain child of two students that joined forces while studying at the University of California, Los Angeles; Zain Malik & Uddhav Mehra. MædMerc isn’t the first project they’ve combined their talents with. Their former band Animal Spirits saw the enigmatic duo shoot to fame, although their latest track Voices has the delectable notes of humble beginnings. Their screeching guitar solos show that there’s a long way to go for this band, however there’s an exponential amount of style, talent and potential behind the soundwaves that Zain and Uddhav are putting out.

The acoustic guitar sets a plateau of dulcet sounds which are wrapped around some questionable yet inventive synthetic effects. Together the two musicians create the perfect stoner blues rock sound track that’s sure to send you under with the dubbed over voices that strangely compliment the vocal diversity of the main vocalist who has everything that you’d expect from a rock outfit singer. What sets the band apart for me is their ability to really express their emotion through the track, in a short 4 minute track, the music tells you all you need to know about the band, it’s enough for you to be eager for them to bring out more!

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Living Shape Releases Hard Hitting Rock Track “Nirwana”

Living Shape is an alternative rock band from Zurich, Switzerland.

Their sound is hard-hitting, no-frills and no-compromise alternative rock. The tone of the band is really captivating and interesting.

If I could describe it by making comparisons, I would say that their recent single, “Nirwana”, almost sounds like Jim Morrison fronting The Foo Fighters, jamming with members of Metallica.

The track is a great example of the band’s eclectic influences. The guitar tones of the group tip the hat at the early metal sound of the 70s, learning lessons from bands such as Metallica or Judas Priest. The vocals are present, really cutting through the mix perfectly. On the other hand, the drums are dense and thick, echoing the best early stoner rock and grunge. In spite of the band’s rocking attitude, there is also a lot of melody in this track, making it appealing to a broad pool of listeners.

The band recently even took to Youtube to release a brand new music video for their single, which showcases the band jamming in various locations in an abandoned old mansion!