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Piperline – Before It’s Too Late: Synthy Sweet Alt Rock

UK Alt Rock trailblazers Piperline released the official video to their perspective-shifting latest single Before It’s Too Late on July 12th. The synthy sweet release is so much more than your average ‘feel-good’ hit. It offers a true sense of empathy for the apathy and frustration we’re all undoubtedly feeling right now before serving a sincere reminder that the sun will shine for you once again.

It’s more important now than ever that artists ensure that there’s comfort and connection to be found in their releases. Piperline perceptibly didn’t fail. While the euphoric melodies weave through their deftly executed progressions, the vocals and lyrics instil an organic optimism and give you an alternative perspective.

For the past four months, we’ve been force-fed an overwhelming amount of doom. With their video which was recorded in London during lockdown, Piperline proves that the seemingly inescapable gloom is just one facet of our reality.

You can check out the official video to Piperline’s single Before It’s Too Late via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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S.N.O drops fantastic debut darkwave track ”Psychopath”

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US artist S.N.O (Seriously No One) is a new Dark-wave synth-pop indie singer-songwriter. She has just dropped her debut track that is moody and an absolute revelation. It’s called ”Psychopath” and you need to turn this up loud.

Psychopath” is about making the connection between the trauma we are exposed to and how those experiences shape who we become. Some turn out darker than others. The beat was also home-made which makes this even better. A socket wrench from the garage paired with a sturdy knife on a sharpening block from S.N.O’s kitchen is the backbone of the song and this truly makes the track so uniquely awesome.

S.N.O is completely unshackled now and this is a song that is brooding and thought-provoking. I love the vocals that make me listen again and again. Her voice is cutting edge and this is one of the more intriguing releases of 2020.

Support this artist get her dream studio right here on her website.

Stream this fab track right here on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Erik Eimiller has released their seductively stylish Indie Synth Pop debut single “Cross the Ocean”

After amassing plenty of acclaim for his percussion skills, New York artist Erik Eimiller has made their solo debut with the seductively stylish Alt Pop single Cross the Ocean.

Along with the infectiously melodic synth-carved hooks, you’ll hear the rhythmic grit of the Indie instrumentals which add even more energy to the entrancing soundscape. Cross the Ocean may share a reminiscence or two with 80s Synth Pop. Yet, perceptibly, Erik Eimiller has made the sound his own through the expressively magnetic vocals and the discernibly solid structure of the mix which won’t fail to arrest your rhythmic pulses.

If you’re looking for an aural pick me up which drips organic feel-good vibes, look no further.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Komputer Kid – Summer Again: Infectiously Euphoric 80s-Inspired Synth Pop

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Embrace the nostalgias of summers past with up and coming artist Komputer Kid’s synthy glitchy 80s Synth Pop hit “Summer Again”.

The infectious melodies will leave you a pretty stubborn perennial earworm and plenty imagery of 80s dancefloors where big hair and dayglo spandex reigned supreme. It may be lyrically light, but that just leaves your mind with more room to explore the transcendent track which pulls in nuanced infusions of Chiptune.

The Alt-Pop euphoric danceable hit may not be everyone’s cup of tea with their retro take, but anyone who appreciates an old school analog vibe in a modernistic high-vibe production will definitely appreciate the sound which Komputer Kid distinctively offers.

You can check out Komputer Kid’s single Summer Again for yourselves via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gold Record – On Notice: Nostalgically Accessible, Futuristically Fresh Funk-Soaked Indie Synth Pop

Up and coming trio Gold Record’s debut release On Notice is a nostalgically accessible, futuristically fresh feat of Funk-soaked Indie Synth Pop.

The sultry grooves in the infectiously melodic soundscape are paired with vocals which carry reminiscences with artists such as John Grant. Naturally, On Notice drips with commercial potential.

It’s a rare track which offers energetically danceable beats, but no matter where or when you hear On Notice, it’s guaranteed to lift your mood with the organic good vibes which spill from the persona of the artists.

If the lush synth lines don’t do it for you, the sax solo which brings in the outro definitely will.

You can check out Gold Record’s single On Notice for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

For more info, head on over to Gold Record’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Matthew Bertram – Destiny: Synthy-Sweet Alt Indie Pop

If you’re looking for a synthy-sweet Pop treat to liven up your playlists, Matthew Bertram’s second album Destiny will sate any aural sugar cravings.

While each track on the artist’s sophomore album carries an arsenal of euphoria, the best introduction to Matthew Bertram’s playfully captivating style is the title track. Good vibes are guaranteed.

In Destiny, 80s Synth Pop and modern Lo-Fi Indie Experimental Pop combine along with hints of Indie Alt Rock. Matthew Bertram boundlessly creative approach to production along with the magnetically expressive Indie Pop vocals instantly puts Matthew Bertram leagues apart from any other Alt Synth Pop artist we’ve heard this year.

Even though Matthew Bertram achieved a vibrant and resounding sound with Destiny, there’s still an incredibly enamouring intimate appeal to the soundscape. Naturally, we’re hooked. And we’re fairly sure that you’ll share our new-found obsession as soon as you hit play too.

You can check out Matthew Bertram’s single Destiny for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mute the TV – Only the Good Times Matter: Anthemically Exuberant Wholesome Indie Pop

There was no forgetting Mute the TV after having the pleasure of falling in love with their synthy-sweet debut single “With You”. Thankfully, they didn’t keep us waiting for all too long before the release of their soul-soothing Indie hit “Only the Good Times Matter”.

If we’re all being honest with ourselves, our playlists could all do with a little bit more wholesome Indie Pop on them right now. And that’s just what Mute the TV’s anthemically exuberant hit achieves. We’ve all had three months in stasis to decide on what really matters, and I have to say I’m with Mute the TV on this one.

With sonic synth lines and super-charged Indie Rock riffs in a well-rounded and practically effervescent instrumental arrangement, Only the Good Times matter efficaciously feeds you organic feel-good vibes. Existentialism is out, optimism is in.

You can check out Only the Good Times Matter for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Singer Songwriter Arcana Has Made a Dark and Stormy Debut with “Stockholm Syndrome”

Pop singer-songwriter Arcana has recently released her playlist-worthy debut “Stockholm Syndrome”. Moody Pop may be in trend, but Arcana set the bar with her dark and stormy yet melodic and light transfixing track.

Her bold and archetype-smashing approach to production ensured that you’ll be transfixed by the Alt-Indie Pop hit from the first verse. Expect serpentine rhythms, sultry yet viscerally expressive vocals and plenty of aural curveballs which will immerse you deeper into the modern and stylistic soundscape.

Debut singles don’t often come as flawlessly radio-ready as Stockholm Syndrome. Even if you haven’t experienced Stockholm syndrome in some capacity in your own life, you’re sure to find the resonance in Arcana’s arcanely arrestive single. She’s definitely one to watch. Get her on your radar.

Stockholm Syndrome is now available to stream via all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Natural Health has released their eccentrically dreamy experimental electronic pop single “Crystal Ball”

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Ohio-based experimental Electronic Pop Rock newcomers Natural Health have released the first serendipitously sweet single “Crystal Ball (Without U) from their debut album Sleep Shop Volume One. We already can’t wait for the LP to drop.

The convergence of 80s Synthpop with 70s Funk takes you on a nostalgic aural trip. But thanks to the sleek production of Crystal Ball, it’s a radio-ready hit which oozes contemporary appeal.

It’s trippy, it’s melodic, and it’s infinitely endearing. Naturally, it’s all too easy to warm to the eccentrically dreamy tones and sticky-sweet vocals which sit in perfect synergy with the stylistically psychedelic beats.

Synth lines don’t come much sweeter than what you’ll get to soak up in this sonically blissful mix.

You can stream and download Natural Health’s single Crystal Ball via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Grant McLeod – Decay: A Debut of Uniquely Uplifting Alt Pop

Singer-songwriter Grant McLeod has released their debut Indie Alt Pop single “Decay”, despite the seemingly bleak title, Decay is a uniquely uplifting single.

There’s a slight hint of the 80s Synth Pop sound behind Decay, but it’s quite safe to say that you’ve never heard anything quite like Decay before.

Some of the progressions may not have been the smoothest and in part Decay felt slightly glitchy. Yet with the resounding emotion which was poured into the incredibly distinctive soundscape, anyone who appreciates tracks which allow the artist’s souls to be bared will definitely appreciate Decay.

You can check out Grant McLeod’s single Decay for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast