HOLIDAY BY MISTAKE-GILT HEAD//Album Review

It’s pretty easy to feel burnt out in the mist of a pandemic that seems like it will never end. Sometimes, our brains just need a break, some easy listening or a lapse from this bleak reality. The aptly-named, Holiday By Mistake, provides exactly that.  Recorded in quarantine by the Amherst-based duo, Gilt Head, HolidayContinue reading “HOLIDAY BY MISTAKE-GILT HEAD//Album Review”

SOMETHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS-REBECCA HURN//Single Review

If you’re tired of the same ten Christmas songs year after year and hungry for something new to ring in the yuletide, look no further than Rebecca Hurn’s Something About Christmas. This song is a breath of fresh air, crisp like the winter wind and sweet like freshly baked holiday cookies.  Simple yet decadent inContinue reading “SOMETHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS-REBECCA HURN//Single Review”

FUEL FOR THE FIRE-DARLING VICES//EP Review

What do you get when you place 2000’s indie rock music on a modern backdrop? The answer can be found in Darling Vices’ debut EP, Fuel for the Fire. Full of charming surprises and instrumental hooks, Fuel for the Fire will feed the part of your soul that wishes all your old favorite bands hadContinue reading “FUEL FOR THE FIRE-DARLING VICES//EP Review”

COLD SHOULDERS-MORNING ARCADE//Single Review

Dreamy and full of vibrant atmosphere, Cold Shoulders, the debut single from widescreen, indie-rockers, Morning Arcade, makes a lasting first impression. With its drawn out, five minute run time, the song defies industry expectations. Despite its length, however, Cold Shoulders never drags, but rather uses its broad shoulders to play out the full ebb andContinue reading “COLD SHOULDERS-MORNING ARCADE//Single Review”

BLOOM-WYNT//Single Review

Hard hitting from start to finish, Bloom, the latest single from South-Wales alt-rock band WYNT, is nothing short of a rock and roll battle cry. Bloom is bursting with thick layers of guitar and powerful drums, the kind of song that would be right at home on a party playlist.  As a band, WYNT drawsContinue reading “BLOOM-WYNT//Single Review”

I WISH-CEARA CAVALIERI//Single Review

Cascading darkness over dreamy pop synths decorate the landscape of Ceara Cavalieri’s latest single, I Wish. A powerful anthem for victims of romantic betrayal, I Wish carries the trademark craftsmanship of a successful pop song, but avoids falling into the trap of your typical top forty ballad.  The song starts off with a haunting, tremolo-guitarContinue reading “I WISH-CEARA CAVALIERI//Single Review”

ROLLERSKATING-SIZZY ROCKET//Single Review

Surging with a feminine edge, Sizzy Rocket’s latest release, Rollerskating, reflects on a long-lost first love. This track shimmers like the summer sun on a crystal blue lake, full of airy vocals and spacious guitar. Rollerskating picks up just enough in the chorus, packing a punch while still maintaining its effortlessly cool aura. For aContinue reading “ROLLERSKATING-SIZZY ROCKET//Single Review”

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN-CALI RODI//Single Review

Feel-good pop with a bitingly honest lyrical complexity: that’s what you get with Cali Rodi’s latest single, God Save The Queen. Relentless in her positivity and light-hearted production, Rodi plays upon familiar tropes of pop music to subvert the expectations that society places on modern women. The song opens with an already powerful vocal, overContinue reading “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN-CALI RODI//Single Review”

KEY LARGO-ANGEL HOTEL//Single Review

Refreshing and light like a summer cider, Key Largo, the debut single from Angel Hotel, delivers the perfect antidote for the heatwave. The song surges with groovy bass riffs and retro exuberance, leaving just enough space for its hook-laden top line to really shimmer. Right off the bat, the bass sets up a highly danceableContinue reading “KEY LARGO-ANGEL HOTEL//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”