Category: Track Reviews

‘Mama’ is Chibundu Onuzo’s plea to course correct the direction humanity is going in

We love a song with a story here at Turtle Tempo and that’s a guarantee with professional storyteller Chibundu Onuzo. Already internationally acclaimed as a novelist, the Nigerian creative has also delved into the world of music to add another dimension to her tales. ‘Mama’ is a story we all share as it’s one about …

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Rush Midnight Return With Disco Infused New Single ‘Last Call’

  LA’s Rush Midnight are back with their new single ‘Last Call’. Having established themselves across top music press the duo have become well renowned for their distinctive Disco/ Electro/ Indie-Pop sound. Blending pulsing synth bass lines, airy pad synths, dance infused drums and choppy guitar lines, ’Last Call’ forms an intense, absorbent electro-pop soundscape. …

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jocelvn Shines On New Single ‘Ocean’

American-Taiwanese Pop artist jocelvn shares her new single ‘ocean’. Fresh, honest and chilled the singer-songwriter captures an encapsulating sound comparable to Mercury Prize winner Arlo Parks. Working with acclaimed Toronto producer F.N. jocelvn’s velvety, understated vocal delivery is given the space to shine over the fluid Indie infused alt-R&B instrumentation. The tracks warming quality shines …

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Irish Electronic/ Alternative-Pop Artist Blooms Shares Haunting New Single ‘Text Me When You’re Home’

Irish electronic/ alternative-pop artist Blooms is back with her new single ‘Text Me When You Get Home’. Having burst onto the scene with her 2014 debut EP ‘If’, Blooms set the bar high with acclaim from a number of tastemaker music sites that fell in love with her smooth, synth-heavy production. Now back with a …

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Lily Kaplan Expertly Blends Indie-Pop & Jazz On New Single ‘Just Friends’

Bringing together elements of Indie-Pop and Jazz, singer-songwriter Lily Kaplan’s new single ‘Just Friends’ is as dreamy as it is exciting, catchy and full of soul. Written after going through heartache, ‘Just Friends’ is part of Lily’s cathartic process as she delves into her feelings. Lily shares: “I feel very at ease when I hear …

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Swiss Indie-Rock Trio Velvet Two Stripes Release New Album & Share New Single ‘This House Is Built on Sand’

Swiss trio Velvet Two Stripes share their new single ‘This House Is Built on Sand’. Taken from their new album ‘Sugar Honey Iced Tea’ (promoted with the catchy and frankly amazing slogan ‘Velvet Two Stripes don’t give a Sugar Honey Iced Tea’) the album is a true demonstration of the bands skills of songwriters, their impeccable …

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Weekly Roundup: Friends Don’t Die, Alexa Van, Kūmorebi & More

FRIENDS DON’T DIE – SLOWDOWN Blending elements of shoegaze and indie-rock, Friends Don’t Die creates a sound that incorporate both an air of early 2000’s indie whilst also invoking elements of the airy sounds of Slowdive. The brainchild of LA solo artist George Gomez, Friends Don’t Die, definitely captures a unique sound on the new …

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