Ambient jazz vibes with fragments of soul and nostalgia woven into the mix – Guru Mars relights the simple, expressive nature of original hip hop with this creatively immersive new soundscape.
The final third delves into passionate uncertainty, the voice peaking, the guitar wandering into distortion & bends, the bass notes storming through with far more urgency.
Balancing positive vibes with underlying depth and intention, Identity Crisis: Part 1 is as complex as it is easy going.
The whole thing feels like a nineties rock hit ready and waiting to be rediscovered – Ocean Colour Scene, The Stone Roses, Goo Goo Dolls; the warmth and emotion, the organic and crisp set-up.
Peaceful, occasionally unsettling, provocative, and understanding of the complexities of the human experience. Contemporary poetry and music at its most raw and honest.
Unafraid of being true to himself, showing both weakness and strength in his story, and exploring a variety of different creative realms, J-Carter’s depth of tone and his smooth yet passionate delivery make for threads of consistency throughout this free-flowing project.
What we have here is a confident band whose confidence is well-founded – as it understands that dynamics keep a show interesting. Live albums can be tough to review, but this was easy – easy to get and easy to recommend. So do check it out.
Uniquely blending softly atmospheric, ambient sound design, with organic acoustic guitar picking, and long-form, RnB-style vocal melodies, Freddie Bourne crafts an alternative pop sound and style all of his own with this new EP.
A story-teller with a clear love for music in all of its forms, LUI drives with equal parts melody, rhythm, optimism, creativity, and professionalism.
Written some years ago, during a time of depression and unsettling self-doubt, Panic works hard to overcome the fear of failure – to see regret as a greater threat to the future.
Repeat listens reveals a thoughtful episodic structure lashed together with a chugging 80s heart that allows modern yet dramatic vocals to flutter and shimmer high above. It’s fun, and also comes across as strangely sincere in its unabashed openness and primary-colour aesthetic.
I’m reminded of the quality and spirit of Joni Mitchell throughout certain phrases of Mockingbird, and I’d like to think that Alpha cat would approve of such a comparison – as she’s something of an ‘alpha cat’ herself. A very clever song, with memorable lyrics and a very deliberate production.