It rocks along, chock-full of character and has swagger to spare. Beholden to a wealth of sounds and songs that you think you can half-remember, it somehow carves a furrow all its own. Excellent fun!
Lost Paradise presents an indie-rock & slightly Brit-pop-inspired soundscape – cascading guitar riffs, a raw drum line, a boy-next-door vocal. Then you get the lyrics, and this long-form, consistently developing melody, which puts me in mind of Freddie Mercury.
In Holy Ghost, we have an extraordinary single. It seems to want to ignore conventional structure (and conventional wisdom) to be a stand-alone sonic delight.
Containing the slightly punky spirit of bands like Dr. Feelgood, it’s well produced, performed and presented – and hooky. It deserves to do well.
Thanos’ writing style is increasingly conceptual, poetic, and provocative, throughout this EP. He’s a master of finding the right way to say things, simple yet captivating, and the right melody to really drive it home.
CAVEPARTY have released a stunning new anthem, aptly entitled Beautiful. The song makes for a classic indie rock experience that builds up from quiet contemplation to absolute passion and energy throughout its three and half minute lifespan.
Entering a Parallel Eruption paves its own way creatively, giving the band an alternative and optimistic edge that’s refreshingly freeing right now.
Trey Wonder’s latest single is an indie-rock smash that brings together the raw energy of the genre and the classic riffs and pace of a simpler time.
It’s the sound of a band who are naturally inclined to do this – you can hear it in every flicker of character that is the riffs and the voice and the melody and the lyricism. Things build up effectively from the verse to the hook, and that rising energy represents well the underlying inspiration for the song.
Without a doubt, Another Day Dawns is the next truly great rock band.
Killing Pickle is a great track, one with an immersive sense of rising passion and energy, and the sort that offers up an immediately familiar intro once you’ve heard it even a single time. An indie dance-floor smash but also something to provoke a slightly deeper level of thought at the same time. Well worth a spin.
PINING work hard to keep indie-rock alive and vibrant with this latest single When the Streetlights Come On. There’s a notably raw sound to the recording, giving off a genuine and fairly live aura.