Harvey as a band have a somewhat humble and natural way with music, each new release is enjoyable, impressive, and further cements their authenticity as artists. This process happens slowly but surely, seeing them never fail to write something of depth, and still never resort to unnecessary gimmicks or quirks.
Every one of these tracks drives with intention and showcases an artist with a love for music as much as lyricism – a simple trait in theory but less noticeable on much of modern indie hip hop.
There’s a subtle sense of rising energy – the lyrics, the very concept and title of the song, and the consistent movement musically throughout, all helps this calmness evolve into an incredibly uplifting mood.
Daniel Angelus returns this year with yet another fully introspective, creative project. Act 1 offers further insight and a musically impressive leap forwards in terms of melodic progression, instrumental set-up, and lyricism.
You get a sense that Lux Thugs follows his own rules entirely, but does so with skill and consideration. These bars are thoughtful, clever, honest and reflective – the music meets the needs of this conceptual depth brilliantly.
Zizzo World’s experience and awareness as a musician shine throughout the release. The riffs, the vocal melody, the lyrics – there’s professionalism and creativity intertwined at every step, and always with an essential wave of passion running through everything.
The Zzips are onto something special with their sound right now. Something To Break My Fall is a song that connects fairly quickly, and continues to strengthen those threads between the listener and the artist throughout the remainder of the experience.
The single intrigues for its title alone right now, and what you find within is rightfully on point, yet not overly so – it’s entertaining, and unexpected at the very same time.
Yes! is quickly addictive, bringing through elements of Daft Punk and Empire Of The Sun alike – fusing inspiration from a wide range of genres, but doing so in a skillful and artistically relevant way. The result is a song that’s a total joy to turn up loud and get lost within.
“I’m excited to see where EDM goes from here. I still think it’s one of the areas of music where genuine innovation is still happening, and the level of production possible these days, thanks to recent improvements in software, has really reached a stage where anything is possible.”
Deep house and delicately soulful vocals fuse beautifully on this latest three-piece release from Neon Transmission. Complete with alternative remixes, the track makes certain to leave its mark in a subtle yet addictive manner.
True Love is a stunner, nostalgically rooted in the warmth of classic indie rock, but also glowing with its own sense of honesty and emotion; something that pours through thanks to heartfelt and quickly impressive songwriting.