“There are platforms for Indie artists to be heard around the world without being signed to a label! How big you get is totally up to the artist and their fans and not a record label.”
Exploding into life with an immediately brilliant build-up and drop, Geo Moon’s We Vibe is a quickly immersive and simultaneously impressive piece of contemporary alternative pop.
Leading with emotive songwriting and a subtle eighties influence throughout, Land’s new EP Down By This River effectively introduces a band with a uniquely expressive lyrical and vocal backbone.
Brilliant, a powerful and immersive piece of music, unconfined by genre, with an addictive progression and a timeless energy that’s likely to draw listeners back time and time again.
These beach-like, steel-drum-style outpourings add a gorgeous change in direction, and as the track goes on the energy & togetherness seems to grow stronger all the more so.
“You can’t escape from something if you don’t know what it is, so acknowledgement in one form or the other must take place.”
This album manages to be conceptually heavy at the same time as being delightfully carefree. In a nutshell, it encapsulates a mindset that we could all use a little help adopting in times like these.
Rapture is aptly named as it’s something of a sonic delight, with lots of layers of sound and effects revealing themselves upon multiple listens. Further, each syllable of every word feels like it’s been thought about, and they are squeezed out sparingly in a very light and frothy style, often slightly behind the beat, which feels extra cool.
The whole tune screams purpose and direction and is all about feel. Harmonic relationships are employed on the guitar sounds to build warmth and develop interest, though the whole arrangement of Realise also (for me) replicates a transmission that’s broken, hypnotic and dirty, and no less urgent for all of that.
Coming in at close to the eight minute mark, the track effectively takes its audience on a complex and hypnotic journey through rhythm, thought, and the depths of space.
The unmistakable sound of Ladonna Rama returns this month with a song that welcomes a dash of electric guitar and a notably more angsty, emotionally resentful tone that attempts to take back control and self-empowerment.
Blending the classic vocals of a big-band, indie hit from yesteryear, with multiple layers of distorted, euphoric synths – Kiss Me Like The Devil boldly walks the line between optimism & melancholy.