Noting lyrics that read like a poem yet rain down with the pace and grit of pop-punk, Life is Beautiful hits as if a nostalgic pop-rock anthem from a simpler era – only with a welcomed edge of literary reflection that really raises the bar.
The unrelenting force of fully-loaded electronic rock rains down from the moment you press play, as LA alternatives A Million Little Fires present their latest evocative and euphoric deep-dive.
“It’s everything I want to say in my “real” life but only feel safe to say when it’s a lyric.”
Classic pop-punk drums and bass set the groove, as a quickly likable, memorable and lighter guitar riff injects a recognizable thread of distinction – King Of Cups unite strength of songwriting with nostalgic pop-punk energy and passion, for Missing You.
At the peak of an unrivaled year of solo musical success, the mighty LAZORE kicks things up a few notches, for the fast-paced and addictively melodic pop-punk-style Searching For Something.
Not merely a stripped-back exact version of the high-octane pop-punk original, but a fairly re-crafted alternative to it. LA’s rising indie gem BORT delivers an unplugged take on his breakthrough single Can You Hear Me.
Dead Hendrix and Yungcudii capture the sound of the moment, with a clever and catchy hook, immersive production, and deeply personal bars, for MUSTANG.
High energy and lashings of optimism make up the bright indie sound of Pop Punk outfit Leisure Hour, as they delve into the fiercely nostalgic and catchy single Ivy Tech.
Paired electric guitars of piercing distortion and original melody meet with the relentless crash of live drums, as pop-punk alternative artist mitchell delivers The Way We Love.
Brilliantly interesting in its take on the past and present sounds of rock, punk and metal, CoVault is a multi-faceted project, brief yet striking in all that it manages to showcase.
Vulnerability and poetic wonder unite as Alex Kerry brings back the guitar-led tones of retro emo rock, for Bad Skies.
The UK’s own Keeper reignites the distortion and pace of pop-punk, with a fully-loaded story and song united in anthemic form.