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”

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”

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”

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”