Tim Spriggs writes from a notably personal perspective, but it’s intriguing & accessible all at once – as if he’s speaking on those things we’d been thinking about, but hadn’t been able to put into words.
Incredibly clever, supremely well written & produced. There’s such a stylish contrast between the realism of the lyrics & the somewhat magical, perhaps exaggerated feel of the instrumentation.
Borderline Bob write & compose songs that are completely free from the confines of genre or industry expectations. At the same time, they offer skillful musicianship, passionate performances, and more than a few beautifully expressive ideas.
The band don’t follow the expected structures in their songwriting, their music could veer off at any moment down some instrumentally expressive pathway, and when it does – you’re more than likely to welcome & embrace the ride.
At only four tracks long there isn’t a great deal of time to express themselves within or to make an impact, but somehow they’ve managed both to an impressive degree. It all feels very natural & that lets it connect & entrance its audience.
The details work well, the carefree storytelling style seems to make everything seem OK – as is the role of punk rock, to normalize volume & chaos or at least to draw attention to it & create a shared understanding.
A five-track collection of down-tempo, easy going hip hop songs that are met with a mellow ambiance and a fairly raw, notably independent aura that drives the whole thing in a relatable way.
Pieces That Were Stolen is an easy must for fans of modern folk and acoustic pop songwriting. Kris Angelis has a beautiful voice and a genuine way with creative expression.
TheRealDJABK offers something uniquely real & meaningful for music fans to connect with. His story is one of success in the face of adversity. His music seeks to instill self-belief & hope in anyone & everyone who hears it.
The sound has a flawless melodic flow to it, so much so that it seems likely a live show would have you standing in awe at the purity and colour of it.
Where there are many big beats & thick, retro bass-lines & riffs, there’s also so much that is not purely for the party – songwriting is an art form & Totally Awesome Summer have treated it as such.
Walking the creative line somewhere between Jack Johnson & John Butler Trio, with an occasional, relevant dash of emotional turmoil.