Storming through the speakers with nothing so much as an introduction or a moment of quiet, Open My Mind is a brilliantly upbeat and deeply thoughtful pop-rock song – one that subtly leans towards punk-pop with its fast-paced power-chords and the often grunge-soaked nature of the leading melody.
“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.
“I am challenging the listener to create their own perspective on what the songs really mean and look beyond the face value of the lyrics.”
Taking inspiration from the likes of Lil Peep, along with a more classically trip-hop-influenced aura, Dutch’s latest album is one that effectively fuses skills from his acoustic past with a deeply thoughtful and contemporary writing style – ultimately offering a strong remedy for the chaos and noise of the modern world.
Fusing the better parts of their punk-pop approach with infectious melodies, stunning musicality, an EDM-like level of energy and a superbly detailed soundscape, the song rightfully showcases Reality Suite as the unstoppable force that they are.
Bringing back the lightness and energy of punk pop, alongside thoughtful songwriting and long-form melodic development, the song feels enjoyably nostalgic but also introduces a fresh voice and a new approach to lyricism.
Halfway Human break the mold beautifully with this latest release. A live show would likely see entire crowds of people under their spell and feeding off of that passion and unpredictability.
Singer, guitarist and composer Memori has released her debut single this month, bringing together a whole range of influences to a brilliantly energizing and unique result.
Creative electro-rockers Lie To Life are set to release their debut single in the very near future. We were gifted the opportunity to interview them about their music, their journey so far, and their hopes for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hey – thanks for the interview, how is 2019 … Continued
Finding September lead with intensely high energy levels on this EP release. The band offer pop sensibilities, memorable melodies, and a fast-paced, hard-hitting musicality that sky rockets their sound way further into punk than pop.
Rise becomes something much bigger than the band, and much bigger than the listener – it brings together all of us in a striking manner, and it speaks with both hard-truth and optimism in an ultimately uplifting manner.