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DrxcoDuke has dropped their dreamily melodious Alt-Hip Hop EP “Out of the Woodworks”

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Texan Alt Hip Hop artist DrxcoDuke has breezed onto the airwaves with their light and dextrously soulful EP “Out of the Woodworks”.

When it comes to flow, artists have either got it or they haven’t, DrxcoDuke’s fluidity is practically unparalleled. The melodiously dreamy instrumentals create the perfect platform for their charismatically piercing vocals. You can’t help but feel a little better about your life after you hit play on any of the authentically commanding tracks on the artist’s 2020 EP.

Each of the 5 tracks offers a brand-new urban flavour, but the standout track has to be the impossibly enticing track “Ufo”. Prepare to ascend to a new plateau with that one.

You can check out DrxcoDuke’s new EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Texan Alt Rock newcomers Tough on Fridays tease the release of their sophomore album “Ways to Kill Time”

Tough on Fridays

Tough on Fridays are set to release their sophomore album on September 4th. Ahead of the highly-anticipated release, we’ve been given a sneak peek of the infectiously catchy single “Pleased to Meet You”.

The Georgetown, TX artist’s Grungy Pop Punk sound may just restore any faith which you’ve lost in this generation’s up and coming artists. With the sharp melodic hooks, euphoric choruses and scathingly visceral vocals it’s safe to say that Pleased to Meet You comes with a fairly vicious Pop Punk bite. No review of Pleased to Meet You would be complete mentioning the captivating nuances of Post Punk which helps draw the dynamic track to a close. The cutting angular solo work even gives Daniel Kessler (Interpol) a run for his money.

Any fans of Dream Wife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Airborne Toxic Event and The Regrettes won’t want to miss out on the release of what promises to be one of the hottest album drops of 2020.

A Fantastic Way to Kill Time will be available via all major streaming platforms from September 4th. In the meantime, you can check out their earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sunday Morning Cartoons – Radio Static Spectre

Texan Indie Synth Rock pioneers Sunday Morning Cartoons released their EP “Retro Nights” on July 31st. Don’t let the EP title fool you, Sunday Morning Cartoons have a seriously stylistic sound to offer, especially with the standout single “Radio Static Spectre”.

With some sweetly haunting uses of reverb and plenty of intricacy within the guitar notes, the prelude efficaciously pulls you into a dreamy distorted feat of Indie which includes nuances of Jangle Pop and Post Punk. I have a feeling that any fans of the Verve are definitely going to want Sunday Morning Cartoons on their radar and Radio Static Spectre on their playlists.

Vocally, there are light reminiscences to the Kooks, but there’s a smorgasbord of authentic ingenuity in Radio Static Spectre. So the main thing that will hit you is the fresh feel of their accessible radio-ready track.

You can check out Radio Static Spectre for yourselves along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Erich Joseph fires in with terrific ‘Arizona Heart’

Texas singer Erich Joseph returns with the fantastic ‘Arizona Heart‘.

Erich Joseph is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer based out of Houston, Texas. Picking up the guitar at age 4, Erich has been in love with music since he first tried to play. The bug was set already. From listening to everything from Frank Sinatra to Periphery and by playing in a variety of bands as a young teenager. Erich built up an eclectic music taste, and it shows in his songwriting. He is also the lead guitarist of local band Nick and the Groove. This is an artist who likes to push himself.

Erich Joseph’sArizona Heart‘ is a story of giving your all no matter what. No matter what the circumstances, you can achieve anything you want. Coming from Arizona, Erich knows what hard work is and does what he can do make sure that his standard is high. This is as fine indie-rock track for 2020.

Stream here via Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Texas singer Ferrante returns with love story on ‘When Reality Kicks In’

When Reality Kicks In‘ from Ferrante is a fantastic young singer-songwriter that pulls on our hearts strings here on his new track.

Coming out of Dallas in Texas, Ferrante is emerging from the young generation with his vocal delivery that makes the hair on your arms and back stand up to attention. He is soulful without being cocky, this is a genuine musician with bags of talent.

When Reality Kicks In‘ is all about telling the story about leaving someone behind and ending a relationship. This is a sad time but sometimes it has to be done. Ferrante wants to be together with this person but the time has come to end it. He tried to make it work but eventually things just had to end. He wasn’t happy with some things and this is something that we can all relate to.

Dallas singer Ferrante streams in with a fab track full of realness. ‘When Reality Kicks In‘ is an indie-rap track with R&B sugar coating that is sure to leave you wanting more to taste.

Stream here to hear this fine new track on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Katy JØ sings sweet smoke signals on jazz-tingled debut ”Spark The J”

Katy JØ is a young indie jazz artist born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her first bluesy-jazzed single “Spark the J” has just been released and this is a perfect wind-down track at the end of the night.

Her goal is to keep Jazz and Funk alive in her generation and Katy JØ is certainly on her way to doing this. With a laid-back style and plenty of soul, Katy let’s her voice do the talking and her mellow style resonates through the speakers. Everything is natural and the vibe keeps your head bouncing.

She is continuously working on growing her craft, and will be releasing an album towards the end of 2020. This young artist is only just dipping her feet in the game and this is an excellent start.

Spark the J” has an irie reggae-jazz style that fuses with some lofi-hip beats with extra treats for our ears.

Jazz it up in your life here via Soundcloud.

Stream this new track via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mister Boddy shines on debut video for ”You’re The Reason”

Mister Boddy is a Hip Hop artist and producer based in Texas in the USA who has just released a fresh debut track called ”You’re The Reason”.

I love how the song starts as the beat is so calm and tranquil. There is a statue with a mask on which is surely one of the pictures of 2020. The female vocals are simply stupendous and beautiful. This is a story of old love and you still think about it. The pain hurts so much and you reminisce about the great times. You toss and turn but nothing will unfortunately change.

You’re The Reason” is such a top track from the new artist. This is a fabulous debut and the video is so well done and simply stunning. It’s one of those videos you can’t stop watching. The beat grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let you go. Mister Boddy is here to stay and with new music expected in a few days, this artist is going all the way up in the music biz. The cream always rises to the top.

Stream this awesome new tune from this superb musician here on YouTube.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Trey Connor saunters in with indie-pop love letter ”The Way You Move”

Trey Connor is a 23 year old indie-pop-rock songwriter and guitarist from a small town close to Detroit in Michigan. Rising the music scene quickly since his debut at 13, Trey has written and released two EP’s with the band called “Punished For My Innocence” and “Here We Come”.

This new track ”The Way You Move” is taken off his latest release ”Horizons” and comes crashing in like a blue beach on a stunning summers day.

Now based in Austin, Texas- Trey is back with a hot new single to keep the pulses racing. This indie-pop served up in a star dusted love letter. Trey makes his mark here with his trademark voice that is clearly improving all the time. This is a love-story of love that is up and down. You care about each other but perhaps the timing isn’t quite there.

The Way You Move” by Trey Connor is an excellent single that is well-crafted and a pleasure to the tired ears and heart.

You can learn more about the journey here on Facebook.

Stream this new track right now on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Texas born Rapper Riff Raff and OMG Ronny speed in with ”Hop Out The Lamb”

New school Hip Hop artist Riff Raff returns with his swaggy and bouncy track called ”Hop Out The Lamb”. Here is a musician in full form here with this summer rap track that is sure to get pulses racing as much as his flashy Lamborghini.

Riff Raff aka Jody Highroller aka Dale Dan Tony is an American rapper who’s family is of Swedish, German, Russian & Israeli heritage. His music is cutting edge and makes its known here that he is feeling in full form. This track is all about the swag and hopping in and out of his Lamborghini, is how he is rolling now. After a tough life, Riff is enjoying the full fruits of his labor. With a sharp flow, he is fully in tune to what the new school Hip Hop fans crave. Quickfire music that makes you dance and slide at the party. This is a high-flying artist who is on the way up the ranks of the world scene.

Check out Riff Raff on his Facebook to find out more about shows.

Click here to hear this new Hip Hop jam on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Pop starlet in the making Emily Cole vibes out with ‘Ain’t My Vibe’

Emily Cole, a rising singer-songwriter from Texas has released her new track ‘Ain’t My Vibe’: a summery, pop anthem that’s sure to be an earworm all season long. 

Starting out to the tune of sparkly, pulsing synths underlining some sweetly soft vocals, Emily Cole proves herself to be a young pop artist with some serious songwriting chops. Her melodies and rhymes – and all their corresponding cadence – harken back to a younger, more rebellious Taylor Swift kind of attitude which helps get across her message in a fun, carefree way that truly shines through..

‘Ain’t My Vibe’ grows on you, and that’s because it’s simple and it’s fun – and delivered with a very solid vocal performance from Emily Cole. If you’re looking for some pop that’s fun, a little bit aloof and full of attitude, Cole has it in spades with ‘Ain’t My Vibe’. 

Check out Emily Cole’s ‘Ain’t My Vibe’ on her Spotify page now.