Tag: new music

Infused with 80s pop and a dreamy production, j. pastel’s ‘Senegal’ is a sensory delight

Warbling, floating and dancing their way into our hearts is the emerging Chicago duo j. pastel, aka Chase Durrett and Casey Bruce. The pair first got together in the summer of 2019 when they discovered a shared vision for the kind of music that they wished to make. That vision recently became a little more real with …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Freedom’ by Naz and Ella

Released earlier this month, ‘Freedom’ tells the true story of a young Saudi woman, Rahaf Mohammed, who risked everything to escape oppression and find freedom. This choice of topic is not unusual for outspoken indie folk duo Naz & Ella: the pair consistently brings a modern edge to traditional singer-songwriter protest songs by tackling current …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Dedicated Consumers’ by Butterflies On Pins

Starting initially as a three-piece, Butterflies On Pins consists of Ross Liddle (vocals), Katie Green (bass) and Rob Alexander (guitars). The band has recently brought in drummer Paul Winter-Hart, while synth duties fall on Molly Vivian. The band might have only formed last year, but their sound is anything but juvenile.

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘We Choose Pretty Names’ by Kermes

Hailing from the Leicester DIY scene, Kermes serve a healthy chunk of discord and clashing noise to suitably introduce ‘I Wanna Be Yr Sometimes’. It’s a frank opener to their debut album, ‘We Choose Pretty Names’, and it’s a precursor for the no holds barred, unreserved psyche that the quartet have built their record upon. …

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Great Big Blue’ by Geowulf

“Life can give you lemons… Geowulf make bittersweet, fizzy pop with them. Geowulf’s debut album, ‘Great Big Blue‘ screams shimmering production, relatable words and contagious melodies. In a glisteningly sleek record, Geowulf dance in a deceptively dream-like state with the ironic merriness of Belle and Sebastian, clashing with the summery, whimsical reverberated sways of Beach House.“

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