Crisp and clean guitar work guides us into a riff-strong and partly acoustic alt-rock anthem from emotive songwriter David Brookings, as the melodically seductive and poignant Hard Times pours through.
Houston’s Simon Val blends the vocal meandering and brightness of musical theatre with the colour and calm of folk-pop as the aptly optimistic single Just Smile emerges.
Herman Martinez emerges this season with his third studio album to date, a twelve-track collection of boldly contemplative songs and organic, hypnotic soft-rock soundscapes.
The mind wanders entirely, each journey likely unique to each listener; a powerful trait that only music of intention can truly promise.
Unpredictable yet satisfying, thought provoking, hypnotic and blissfully mighty as a form of contemporary escapism.
An ever-expressive and thoughtful Amadante releases perhaps his most immersive and beautiful single yet with the faultlessly crafted, heartfelt and catchy Waken Dreams.
Indie rock rhythms and intimate songwriting back up distorted, subtly catchy arrangements as Crow Hardly tease four original tracks from the soon to be released, aptly-titled album Heart Deep.
The writing is top notch, and the classic, organic and humble arrangement helps draw focus to that; making you appreciate the purpose and honesty of the song all the more so.
Acoustic folk-pop rising into pure pop warmth unites with melancholic, characterful vocals as James Arellano digs deep into heartache.
The album promises a series of infectious hooks and the stylish organic swagger of country intertwined under a cleanly-mixed pop production-light.
Slowly but surely, the imagery and the implications offer a powerful hit of escapism – an appropriate response considering the personal lyrical journey towards the hypnotic repeat of ‘I’m on the moon’.
Leading with creatively uninhibited, surf-rock and indie anthem vibes, Grammy-winning producer Zane Birdwell introduces a boldly colourful album of originals, under the intriguing title of Shame Jungle.