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.
The songwriting and the vocals across this project are out of this world. Jennifer Valdez seems born to do this in the way that so many of the greats were. This album is a testament to the future of rock, and to heartfelt artistry as a means for making real music that connects and hits with impact.
Third Time Luckie are quick to impress with this latest single. A crisp & clean finish allows a heartfelt punk-pop single to shine with entrancing brightness. Love & Violence is a well-written anthem of a tune that benefits in this case from superb use of contrast & professionally flawless production.
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.
Both tracks are superbly performed, written with care, and produced to a quality that allows you to really turn up the speakers and let go of the world for a while.
Expect heartbreak, heartache, existential pondering and uninhibited passion. A 21-track subtly explosive portrayal of truthful intimacy and thoughts we all tend to ponder but rarely come across to such an extent in modern music.
The band manage to maintain a brilliantly skillful balance between intense levels of energy and a delicate emotional honesty; even vulnerability.
The Blankz are beginning to become something well worth tuning in for as a go-to soundtrack and indeed an unmissable live band – hopefully next summer sees Festival season scoop them up.
The whole thing builds up from the offset and works hard to surround and embrace its audience. At the final hurdle, The Blackmail Seduction remind you that a real-time gig is the place to be – these songs will undoubtedly explode into new realms of life during a live set. Brilliant songwriting and a pleasure to have fill the room.
Stylishly merging distorted guitar riffs and delicate, captivating vocals, Alexa Villa bursts onto the scene with character and power. Never Have I Ever is not only creatively refreshing and musically hard-hitting, it’s been written in a fascinating and skillful manner.
Modern songwriting is not confined by industry rules or genre expectations, and that’s a liberating thing when fused with genuine passion and skillful musicianship – as is the case with this band.
This album is immense. Even if it were the work of a band, the sheer creative energy, passion & detail is enough to blow so many other rock acts out of the water right now.