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.
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.
A playlist that feels somewhat nostalgic or reminiscent or other moments, but that consistently pushes you outside of your comfort zone & creates entirely new thought patterns & ideas to ponder.
Contrabland have ideas for miles & their music underlines these in a gorgeously alternative, hard-hitting way. This album is loaded with melodies, riffs, hooks, raw energy.
Bend is a superb debut, immediately warming & indicative of a band who genuinely love making music.
The entire anthem provides this elusive feeling of being on the edge, straddling these animalistic urges inherent to being alive, alongside the celestial steadiness of song. Music, especially the raw, groovy rock of DPS, taps into the chaos of emotion.
His belief is that the power of art lies in its ability to inspire, to awaken & elevate our consciousness. Given the names of the tracks & the atmospheric experiences they offer – this is precisely the result you can hope for when listening through.
New Beat Fund creates something new with this surf hip-pop (my name for this blend) sunny track Surf Style. The single depicts the southern California four-piece in a distinct & quite colorful class of the their own.
Squid Cult craft their releases creatively, artistically, so the result is this unique song, with an intriguing concept – one that reaches out for your heartstrings, your soul, yet does so among a notably upbeat, uplifting soundscape.
A nine-track exploration of indie-alt-pop fusion – an album that offers subtlety & chaos in unison, showcasing the band’s creative identity as colourful & free.
You don’t come across complete albums that are quite so pretty & haunting & unexpected as this, the last couple of times were when Half Moon Run first emerged; MGMT before this.
Liberty takes on the issues of the world in a bold & colourfully lo-fi manner. It does so with a surprising touch of heartfelt soul & passion, the likes of which win you over more & more so as the project progresses.