I have been listening to music since I can remember: every genre, every artist, every edgy and niche subculture.
I am a great listener: I take pride in discovering unheard gems, trying to connect with their authors.
It never gets old, really… somehow, music keeps hypnotising us, surprising us, always, always offering something new. Must be some sort of magic.
Wrapping her artistry in ethereal mystery, mia van der loo resembles an angel, a vibrant and fragile entity sent to earth to alleviate the darkness of everyday life. In fact, her debut effort – ‘fairytale’ – feels exactly like that. Built on a bucolic mixture of acoustic picking and evocative textures, the track is the […]
A playful, crunchy and uplifting offering, ‘Help Us Get Along’ is an incredibly fierce and positive slice of vintage country and Americana packed into a modern and enticing livery. Introduced by a catchy and rustic guitar riff, the song soon evolves into a controlled state of euphoria, driving a hard groove with elegant drums and […]
Well, that’s a banger, isn’t it? A fragrant wall of fuzzy guitar tones, punchy and rebellious drums, and fierce vocals, all compressed into a modern rock capsule that feels vibrant and uplifting. You see, we are bombarded with rock music submissions, but often time they tend to embark on a traditional style, so to speak. […]
Well, it’s time for Christmas tunes. Even for The Mars McClanes! The Portland-based outfit has been quite active lately, showcasing their eclectic and nuanced country-rock stylings, often packed with wholesomeness and evocative lyricism. ‘December Songs’ represents their willingness to play the seasonal game, dropping distorted guitars in favour of acoustic arpeggios and light percussions. The […]
A familiar face on our blog, Gary Dranow is the type of wise and experienced artist able to keep the momentum going: having shared a series of singles in the past year and a half, it’s clear that he’s on a productivity roll, and the industry – and the public – seems to be slowly […]
Hailing from Chicago, Scan It provides us with a bunch of past reviews, all adamant about how original the project is. After having listened to ‘Your Grooving Way’, Scan It’s latest effort, we can only agree to that! You see, the American explorer champions a style that’s highly ethereal, intensive and rather abstract, distilling the […]
Fierce, energetic and inherently old school: ‘Gonna Build Me a Hot Rod’ is an absolute treasure, taking us back to the glorious rock’n’roll era. Built over fierce guitar riffing and anthemic half-tempo drum grooves, the record is a slice of wholesomeness and catchy energy, penned by the experienced songwriting head of Spyderhuff. Hailing from Detroit, […]
Around two months ago, I came across an avant-garde and hypnotising electro-pop tune called ‘Circuit Veins‘. Courtesy of London-based dark-pop act Amaya and the Echoes, it wasn’t long before I was completely wrapped up and in love with the band’s original and hard-hitting sound. Today, I would like to introduce you to ‘Ghost Eyes’, the […]
If you’ve been keeping up with us lately, you should be well acquainted with the alternative rock act THE HYBRIS. An international band featuring three superheroes; Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison, and Malcolm Mandrill, THE HYBRIS have entertained us with their gritty and high-energy sound for over a year. We were even fortunate enough to interview […]
A euphoric and eclectic effort, ‘Hamster Wheel’ is an accurate representation of the playful and eclectic artistic drive championed so well by Sam Feinstein, Californian bassist and composer with a knack for colourful and cross-genre gems. ‘Hamster Wheel’ showcases exactly that: built on retro-flavoured funky and pop stylings, the record includes filtered and charismatic vocals, […]
‘Peace, Love, Unity and Rave’ is exactly the type of record we cherish the most. A record that doesn’t follow rules and doesn’t strive to satisfy external actors. Rather, one that’s an authentic representation of its author’s artistic philosophy. One that follows its personal path, exploring cross-genre references and new production formulas. ‘Peace, Love, Unity […]
Entering Buddy Junior’s artistic universe is not an easy feat. You see, the San Francisco-based producer and musician champions a style that’s highly liquid and eclectic, channelling leftfield indie stylings, psychedelic formulas and a certain noisy and retro energy. The result is unique tracks that are likely not to be for everyone. The keen listener […]
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