Author: Simon Lucas-Hughes

Oli Outside Swaps Rap For Electro-Pop on New Single ‘Now That You Moved On’

Chicago’s Oli Outside returns with his new single ‘Now That You Moved On’, a track which sees him move away from the ‘sad rap’ stylings of his previous releases and into the realm of alternative-electro-pop. Capturing a breezy summer vibe with the light, synth-heavy production, Oli contrasts the uplifting backing with his reflective, melancholic lyricism. …

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Oxford Six-piece Jody and the Jerms Return With ‘The Harder I Try’

Oxford-based six-piece indie-rockers Jody and the Jerms return with their shimmering new single ‘The Harder I Try’. Release via their own label ‘JAT-J’, ‘The Harder I Try’ is another great example of the band’s effortlessly affecting chorus-soaked indie vibe. Summery, euphoric and still retaining a melancholic depth. The influenced of 80s and early 90s bands …

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Helsinki Neo-Classical Artist AHO Shares Beautiful New Album ‘Odyssey’

From start to finish, the stunning new 10-track release, ‘Odyssey’ from Helsinki classical-come-atmospheric-electronic artist AHO is a work of art. Reminiscent of the likes of Ólafur Arnolds, AHO’s use of synths, electronics and classical elements to create emotional, impactful soundscapes is truly breathtaking. From the blend of pulsing synths, layers of wind, brass and strings …

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Indie-Folk Singer-Songwriter KTL Blends Acoustics With Electronic Beats On ‘When I’m Awake’

Indie-Folk Singer-Songwriter KTL returns with his latest offering ‘When I’m Awake’. Treading the line between folk, indie and electronic-pop, KTL’s gentle, breathy and emotive vocal style is underlined perfectly by the cohesive, Bon Iver-come-Sufjan Stevens style of the instrumentation. Blending finger picked acoustic guitar lines with understated electronic beats, layers of beautifully arranged vocals top-line …

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Rich Chambers Shares Explosive New Cover Of The Beatles’ Classic ‘I Saw Her Standing There’

Some would say that covering The Beatles is brave, others would save its total madness – how can you possibly do a remake of such an iconic band and do it justice? Well maybe the only way to get away with it is to completely reinvent the track and that’s exactly what Rich Chambers has …

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Jazz FM Approved Rich Meehan Trio Share Debut Single ‘Prelude’

A first look at their upcoming EP ‘Sweet Antique’, Rich Meehan Trio demonstrate their ability as musicians and ear for sublime subtlety on their debut release ‘Prelude’. Despite its chilled exterior ‘Prelude’ does not relinquish. From start to finish, the ever change chords and dizzyingly complex piano playing from the band’s leader (Rich Meehan) are hypnotic, …

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Al Swainger’s Pointless Beauty Demonstrate Unique Chillout-come-Jazz Soundscapes On ‘Relentless’.

Al Swainger’s Pointless Beauty demonstrate their class and truly unique Progressive-Jazz soundscapes on the new single ‘Relentless’. Effortlessly impactful, the new singles use of washy synths which create a pillowy backing under the groovy guitar and brass lines is nothing short of inspired. Demonstrating a feel for melancholic emotion and multidimensional musicality, a sense of …

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Berried Alive Blend EDM-Pop and Alt-Rock On New Single ‘Pearanoid’

Blending elements of EDM-Pop and Trap with their Rock exploits, Berried Alive demonstrate a strikingly unique approach on their new single ‘Pearanoid’. Using a mixture of cutting electronic beats, deep distorted bass, subtle synths and shredding guitar lines, the track possesses a dark yet vibrant backdrop for the intense vocal delivery. Working with acclaimed producer …

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Folk Duo Grafted Culture Share Haunting New Single ‘Change Of Winds’

Folk duo Grafted Culture share the beautifully haunting new single ‘Change Of Winds’. An ode to their love of Celtic-inspired folk, the pair once again showcase the poetic lyricism and tight overlapping vocals and harmonies they’ve become renowned for. Opening with finger-picked guitar riffs, the pair’s vocals are given space to shine over subtly airy …

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