“Today’s music is so lacking in melody and harmony. There’s not a lot of innovation anymore. Anyone can sit in their home studio and use some electronic beats and sounds and make a song, but after a while it all sounds the same.”
Color and Contrast is a really strong collection of rock tracks, making for a playlist that feels something like a greatest hits album. There’s a striking sense of identity and confidence to Underwood’s delivery, and his songwriting is easily captivating and often familiar enough that the songs feel like slept on classics.
UK band Senses Reeling are set to release their full-length album Time’s Still Now on June 14th. It’s a project that showcases a fairly unique approach to pop-rock, often leading with an almost acoustic backbone, spacious soundscapes, and increasingly impressive songwriting.
Utilizing creative freedom yet again, offering an alternative pop-rock anthem with a quiet verse vocal that intrigues from the offset, Reigning Nonsense is as multi-layered and colourful as it is conceptually intentional.
Whatever it is that makes for a beautifully warming and poetic pop-rock ballad, Something Beautiful Won’t Come Out has undoubtedly found it.
There’s as much to intrigue you throughout this album as there is to simply entertain and embrace you. Bigots successfully balance appealing musicality with ideas that connect and melodies that make them impossible to forget.
“The live scene in Liverpool is fantastic. It’s probably as good as Nashville, you can go out most nights and see real original songs by talented people that would have been signed up if it was the early 70’s.”
The variety and the crisp finish throughout this album helps make it perhaps the strongest and most engaging release of Maini Sorri’s yet – something that proves to be increasingly likely the further into the playlist you get.
Thin Ice is a powerful song that builds up slowly from a bare and intimate introduction to the full warmth and vibrancy of a soft-rock soundscape.
That classic pop-rock aura stands tall throughout, and the way the band have structured this release undoubtedly pays tribute to the finer hits of yesteryear.
The pop-rock bounce of the finished track is a classic pleasure to listen to. The song has a great hook that stays with you for quite a while after listening.
Be There makes for a likable and thoughtful introduction to his work, but it also effectively presents a level of identity that listeners are likely to recognise throughout future releases.