“My biggest hope for music is to give the artist back their craft and ability to make money from their craft. These streaming services make all the money offering our songs for sometimes less than a dollar.”
Sisters Hailie and Jodie Sandstrom, born in 2014 and 2010 respectively, bring an unrivalled degree of youthful freedom to the genre. Their debut single and video BRB showcases a clear love for the playfulness of creative performance, with both artists delivering their best rhymes and flows throughout a bass-heavy electronic arrangement that’s both minimalist and instantly recognisable.
This release does indeed promise to deliver a soaring and satisfying hour-plus of Rock’n’Roll For The Soul. Not purely distortion and energy, but warmth, skilled musicianship, thoughtful and heartfelt lyrics – everything the soul craves from audio escapism and human connection.
An easy hit to enjoy, a timeless stomp of a song with striking performances form all involved – Signed Sealed Delivered makes light work of engaging with listeners past and present. A sharp and stylish new release, and easily one of the most likable rap singles to emerge so far this year.
When In May carve out an emotive and genre-fusing pathway, programmed rhythms juxtaposing the organic and crisp guitar, with a breathy vocal somewhat blurring the lines between emo-rap and The xx.
All the more impressive with each revisit. Once again, EspeceX has managed to capture a sound that’s entirely its own thing – something like Lemon Jelly if reimagined in a cinematic modern world.
“If someone asks if you are a God, you say yes!” – Ghostbusters
The album as an artform, true rock as a force of undying escapism, plus lyrical sensitivity – it’s a rare combination, but Edge have captured the essence of all of this, with the superb new album Latency, Vol. 1.
“I’ve sprinkled genre-bending elements throughout, catering to a broad audience palette. Whether you’re into synthwave, retrowave, or exploring uncharted musical territories, there’s a standout track waiting to resonate with you. The listening journey is as unique as each individual, promising an unforgettable ride through the rich tapestry of Parallax.”
Colourful pop production though stripped back and simple in essence, meets with a confident and rhythmically distinct rap outpouring, as Marcus Porter releases the aptly joyful new minimalist party anthem Celebration.
Diary-like lyrical vulnerability meets with a poetic metaphorical overtone and edgy pop production – songwriter and artist klaud explores the depths of isolation and loneliness, with mad king.
Throughout twenty tracks we’re blessed with lashings of neo-electro sounds and captivating melodies, strong grooves and seductive lyrical journeys. The set can be pieced together like pages of an enchanting story – within which a plethora of individually enthralling tales and ideas relating to technology and love; to AI and humanity – to the static and the silence, all feature.