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Swing Revival

Nastya shows how uniquely vibrant a Swing revival can be in latest single “SWING A WING”

Up and coming artist Nastya has proven with her latest single SWING A WING that Swing music well and truly still has a place on the airwaves. The infectiously vibrant soundscape may have moulded itself on the roots of Swing and Big Band music, but Nastya’s boldly arrestive approach to the genre adds a smorgasbord of flair.

To achieve their distinctive sound, Nastya infuses nuances of Hip Hop into her sound to ensure that there’s plenty of contemporary appeal. After hearing that Nastya’s tracks have a TV series-like continuity to them, I can’t wait to hear where the story goes next.

You can check out Nastya’s single SWING A WING which was released on June 2nd via YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rum Buffalo – Screama Preacha featuring Kathika: Rhythmically Filthy, Cinematically Flamboyant Prog Swing Hop

Rum Buffalo

If rhythmically filthy yet cinematically flamboyant Alt Rock is your bag, you may want to make room on your playlists for Rum Buffalo’s flamboyantly transfixing Prog Swing Hop single “Screama Preacha” featuring Kathika.

The progressive track utilises an impressive horn section which will reinvoke any love you harbour for Swing music. Yet, Screama Preacha is anything but archaic. The tensile friction within the soundscape allows this highly innovative mix to ooze seductive contemporary appeal as it evolves through offerings of Cinematic Indie Rock, Nu Metal, Funk Rock and Jazz.

Usually, you’d need to look to Mike Patton for offerings of such arrestive aural innovation, but Rum Buffalo has proven with Screama Preacha that they possess plenty of their own uniquely alchemic appeal.

The lockdown may have hindered Rum Buffalo’s summer plans, but they’ve got plenty more tracks in the pipeline io release throughout 2020.

Head on over to their website where you’ll find links to their releases and social media.

Review by Amelia Vandergast