Heavy vibes from the outset unite thick rhythms and a deep vocal tone, alongside faultless confidence & flow that all tips its hat back to the dawn of the genre.
Beginning with the beautifully uplifting, energizing folk-pop offering that is Pour It On, immediately we’re gifted with strength of song-writing, soulful & expressive vocals, and pristine production.
A masterful artist – one whom we’re lucky to have gracing our indie world & indeed our generation. Highly recommended.
Comparison is the lifeblood of most reviews, but apart from the nods to other artists and songs already mentioned above, Astoria sits quite comfortably in a an alt-country / rock / folk pocket all on its own. Leo Harmonay sounds very comfortable and accomplished in that skin and the breadth of his vision is impressive indeed.
Superb acoustic guitar work guides us into this stylish alternative folk album from artist and songwriter Nate Newburn.
Featuring some of the very best guitar-work & melodic story-telling around, with organic rock soundscapes to support & enhance the mood of each track, Apparitions proves as nostalgic as it is refreshing, and continuously begs for you to turn up the volume.
I Imagined A Window is a bit of a rollercoaster. It feels organic and authentic and thrilling, with a dusting of electronics, and, best of all, autotune has been given the day off. Good shout. Where the paint has peeled, it’s only added character and gravity to the ride and I, for one, want to go round again. It’s blown the cobwebs away!
An impressively thoughtful album, with a modern mainstream sound yet more than enough realism & personal depth to connect on a genuine level
Every bar is unique, thoughtful, intelligently framed, and captures affection for its honesty and vulnerability; qualities which are reinforced by the quietly passionate tone of the voice.
This is an album of crafted and loved material, beautifully sung, played, captured and mixed. A 90s heart may beat at its core, but there’s a modern sheen hovering over it all – along with smart production and arrangement choices. A great listen.
Introducing a topically poignant album, loaded with the inequalities and injustices that have swamped this past year or so, Tu Pham accesses the issues of the moment in a notably creative, strikingly up-front manner.
Beautiful piano-work contrasts the relentless industrial pounding of the beat, to showcase the ultimate juxtaposition between a heartless industrial process & the very essence & freedom of being human.