It’s a song for the fans, for the people, for the band, and it does precisely what we needed it to do.
Stylishly uniting the fast-paced power-chords of pop-punk, with the melodic-rap tendencies of contemporary hip hop.
The band operate somewhere between the likes of Bad Religion & Papa Roach, but there’s a notably emotive, soulful core to their writing, and the sound has its own clear level of character.
Taiwan’s 反覆墜落 Repeatdive return with a longer project of originals and a crisp, organic and emotive sound for this latest release.
If you’re taking time out of your day right now to let an indie album run in full, on a whim of a hope that it might take your breath away, Frequency by Italy’s Downflyers is categorically a gamble that pays off.
Further securing their role amidst the future of pop-rock and indeed punk-pop, The New Starts Now bring through perhaps their strongest hit of songwriting yet with this brand new single.
“Remember to love yourself for you, and never change. It’s the people that are different that add color to this world.”
A brilliant single, Estranged Visions utilises contrast to a fine degree, breaking things down to the bare essentials – that soulful, mildly funky guitar rhythm, isolated between moments of full distortion, bass and drums.
The mix is a little muddy, as befits the genre, but I like it – it feels retro, knowing and modern all at once, and the hooks are all very much in place. Strap yourselves in!
Violet Tempo’s four-to-the-floor arrangement and high energy kick in amidst a quickly infectious melody, deeply personal yet poetic lyrics, and a vocal lead that offers a notably emotional, refreshing sense of character.
Energetically blending the nostalgia of nineties punk-pop with that of the Happy Gilmore glory days, Queensland’s Kid Fly kick into gear with a brilliantly well-crafted new single.
Chemicals kick things off, presenting a fast-acting power-chord progression, raw drums and an equally raw vocal line that lays bare a deeply reflective, poetic string of lyrics.