MONSTERS-Kat Saul//Single Review

With a voice like a crisp, autumn breeze over a complex quilt of synth textures, Kat Saul’s single, Monsters, truly shimmers. Saul’s appreciation for alt-pop shines through in her vocal intensity and honest lyricism, but it’s the combination of alt-rock ethos and modern production that makes this track so tantalizing.   Monsters draws its firstContinue reading “MONSTERS-Kat Saul//Single Review”

SMOKING GUN-MACY//Single Review

Intimate and full of delicate charm, Smoking Gun is the latest single from blossoming dream pop artist, MACY. Decadently colorful piano lines the backdrop to MACY’s vocals, rich with reverb and atmosphere. Smoking Gun pulsates with humanity and a raw vulnerability that takes a seasoned singer to get just right.  Off the back of aContinue reading “SMOKING GUN-MACY//Single Review”

UNLEARN-FEMMEBUG//Single Review

Sweet, feminine, indie pop is on the rise in 2020, and it’s a beautifully refreshing break from its oversaturated, male-fronted counterpart. Caitie Inson, who goes by the stage name Femmebug, rides this wave with her succulent single, Unlearn. This song is delicately balanced, leaving nothing to be desired except a second listen. Gentle flourishes ofContinue reading “UNLEARN-FEMMEBUG//Single Review”

SWITCH-SERA//Single Review

Bewitching and full of surprises, Switch, the latest single from North Wales singer-songwriter, SERA, breathes new life into the time-honored tradition of folk music. With the help of esteemed producer, Andi Crutwell-Jones, SERA spins electronica motifs into a heavily-orchestrated arrangement. This song has something for everyone.  From the get-go, Switch lives up to its title,Continue reading “SWITCH-SERA//Single Review”

BORN UNDER BAD STARS-FINN AND THE JACQUES//Single Review

“Maybe it’s because I was born under bad stars,” sing Finn and the Jacques, in their debut single. Isn’t that just all too cosmically relatable? With a hovering darkness over honey-sweet vocals, Born Under Bad Stars elicits a sensation of endlessness, akin to lying on your back beneath a summer night’s sky. The song beginsContinue reading “BORN UNDER BAD STARS-FINN AND THE JACQUES//Single Review”

THE WONDER-JUJU WINGS//Single Review

“It’s magic,” sing Juju Wings on their upcoming single, The Wonder. And that “magic” certainly shines through in the song. Built on a foundation of stabbing grand piano and broken synthesizers, The Wonder conjures a world of whimsical speculation. It opens on a synth swell, with the drums kicking up seconds later to reel inContinue reading “THE WONDER-JUJU WINGS//Single Review”

BABYLON-DEAD METHOD//Single Review

Shimmering and surging with a confident power, Dead Method’s single, Babylon, is a queer anthem for anyone who’s ever been cast out for living their truth. Dead Method’s spirit shines over surging, electronic swells and beats with so much texture that you can practically touch them. In collaboration with South Wales producer, James Minas, DeadContinue reading “BABYLON-DEAD METHOD//Single Review”

BREAKING OUT-GHOSTLAWNS//Single Review

An enigmatic soundscape of tantalizing texture, Breaking Out immediately sparks the listener’s curiosity. With a live drum sound beneath deep waves of synth, the debut single from Ghostlawns pulls elements from several different genres to create something fresh and untapped. Ghostlawns are a Cardiff-based, musical collective whose members are all seasoned veterans in the SouthContinue reading “BREAKING OUT-GHOSTLAWNS//Single Review”

LIFE IN GENERAL-THE RIVERS//EP Review

Soaring indie rock with a canopy of storm clouds—that’s what you get when you stream The Rivers’ debut EP, Life In General. From the isolated electric guitar in the intro of Juncture to the lingering final chord of Hello Today, the band embraces their party boy mentality. But there’s more to their sound than youContinue reading “LIFE IN GENERAL-THE RIVERS//EP Review”

LONG WALK HOME-SUPER MARINE//Single Review

Do you remember how it felt to be twenty one with a bottle in your hand and a night of endless possibility ahead? One South Wales band does, and they’re here to remind you. Modern day rock n rollers, Super Marine, are no strangers to success. With thousands of streams on Spotify and an impressiveContinue reading “LONG WALK HOME-SUPER MARINE//Single Review”