Apo’s Vault Vol. 1 is a brilliantly eclectic, increasingly engaging new album, which quickly moves from good to great to superb throughout its 13 original tracks.
This journey is long, all-consuming in many ways, but the perfect antidote to a chaotic and crazy world. This is somewhere you can escape, headphones on and a willingness to fully submit emotionally to the music.
Rarely before has such an aptly titled and worthy project been released at precisely the right time. This one will see you through the remainder of the lockdown, and will likely light up more than a few club nights and festival sets across the board in the near future. Well worth experiencing.
If you’re a fan of the kind of songwriting and tone once mastered by the likes of Tracy Chapman, UB40, Jack Johnson – George Hierro is a superb indie artist, with a fine ear for effective melodies, beautiful guitar work, and a lyrical backbone that opts to roam where much of mainstream music wouldn’t dare.
Stylishly blending fast bars with a brilliantly creative, almost care-free and minimalist manner of sound design, RLGJohnWayne takes full command of the process throughout this five-track EP.
Eleven original tracks, soaked in classic soul and blending organic instrumentation with a fresh contemporary writing style – what’s not to love?
The choice of instruments and production make this a timeless collection – and it’s a joyful listening experience, with a vibrant, beating heart that welcomes you in and has reserved you a seat by the fire.
Utterly unconfined by genre, driven by a sheer need to write and perform, Madame Z combines elements of trip hop, soul and electronica to lead with an essentially alternative approach to modern pop.
Impressive, intimate and infectious songwriting meets with superb production and blissfully soulful, expressive performances throughout this immersive new album from Gobiyond.
Producer and artist VOFF has crafted a blissfully ambient, melodic and reflective new album, which is perfectly well-catered to accompany late nights and deep thoughts as much so as an easy-going day of calm.
What we have here is a confident band whose confidence is well-founded – as it understands that dynamics keep a show interesting. Live albums can be tough to review, but this was easy – easy to get and easy to recommend. So do check it out.
Long-time rockers Dead Freddie return with a bang to kick 2020 into shape and remind listeners that creative, intentional and immersive rock is still alive and thriving.