All in all, a fine introduction to a uniquely expressive band. A dash of Elliott Smith meets with a hint of Beach Boys and even a slight touch of Radiohead on occasion.
There are undertones of blame, amidst anger, sadness, isolation, yet all of this emerges alongside an unexpectedly bright chord progression. Will remains one of the most captivating and skilful acoustic guitarists on the indie scene, and this is another fine example of precisely that.
Proving with beautiful purity and talent alike, that it’s never too late to start something – Mason Holiday was in his thirties before he took up learning guitar. His new single, the minimalistic yet sentimental Heaven, is one of 2020’s most heartfelt and intimate releases to date.
A painful yet powerful piece of music & performance, which seeks to unite those of us who have felt the weight of suicide in some way or another.
Stylistically tipping its hat to the work of Ani DiFranco, with a hint of Alanis during the middle-8 – a welcomed changed in mood – the single offers musical simplicity and conceptual complexity in unison.
This is still early days for Ramsey, but his voice has the tone and character to hit with unique impact, and the emotion he injects into every release offers a genuine moment of humanity and natural talent.
Beautiful, songwriting with meaning, crafted to reflect on the past, the present, and offer a simple yet sublime sense of well-being.
Raymond Revel stands tall on the strength of compelling, authentic and poetic songwriting with this release. The opening words alone shine with genuine heart and soul amidst a purely acoustic guitar-led backdrop.
There’s nothing to hide behind here, no over-use of effects or production details, this is just the artist and his music, as authentic as can be.
A far stretch away from the bells and over-production more commonly on display at this time of year. Joe The Bluesman leans towards the likes of The Pogues with this single, yet maintaining the opening acoustic purity throughout the entire lifespan of the beautifully thoughtful and appreciative Christmas With You.
Intended as a message of hope to other survivors or those currently stuck in this world, You Can’t Hurt Me No More speaks openly and emotionally, touching base on the issue of sex trafficking and reigniting the public’s awareness of it.
The band’s leading vocalist offers a humble yet passionate delivery that lets these easy rhymes kick in with familiarity and intrigue alike; thus, the lyrics sink in quickly, the scene is set, and the mind wanders as prompted.