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Posts Tagged ‘Alternative’

Pops Jr. – “New Bag” – a soon-to-be certified underground classic

The first clue to the fact that Pops Jr. is unlike your regular street rapper, is when he says:  “I’m more James Brown than Jay-Z”. He states that even though he grew up in the nineties, many of his huge influences comes...


Lounge Act Jam: “Diabolical” – All unfiltered and unadorned

Lounge Act Jam is a Portland, Oregon based, multi-genre alternative and experimental project overseen by head honcho Alan Yang, who is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Alan writes, sings, and plays all instruments, as well as mi...



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Airwaves Spectacular: “Sinemadik” – a web of rhythm, melody and harmony

Cyrus Keefer, Chris Tolentino and Kayla Rae make up the stunning collective known as Airwaves Spectacular, who originally formed in 2017, but the boys in the band have been grinding since many years before, under different guis...



The Brazilians Release New Album “Delta”

The Brazilians were borne in the Gordonvale pubs nestled amongst the Mulgrave Delta cane fields of deep Far North Queensland. The band got their start playing loud and proud, with the twin guitar attack of Todd Macalpine and Ca...


Ed Hale: “So For Real” – sounding contemporary whilst embracing the past

Ed Hale’s upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of his latest album “So For Real”, which was released via Dying Van Gogh Records last month. Probably best known as the singer, songwriter and guitarist fro...



NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” – you can touch every sonic layer!

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s...


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American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – idyllic radio melodies embedded in coarse, jangling guitar-driven soundscapes

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four p...


ECHOGLASS paves the way for timeless melodies and showcases gorgeous textures

Formed in 2016 ECHOGLASS are composed of frontman DA McKenna, guitarist Remmy, bassist Bo Calista and drummer Bam. They are currently independent and release their music on Darkhouse Recordings. With their heritage deep in ...



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Hefe Heetroc: “The Julie Project” – an avant-garde release

Justin Bacik aka Hefe Heetroc aka Wez Nilez aka 27 SAVAGE was born in Rochester, NY. Hefe Heetroc has been in the underground hip hop game for a long time under various guises. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s because he r...


THE RIFT: “Rock Narcotic” – plenty of depth but extremely accessible

Los Angeles hard rock trio THE RIFT is made up of brothers Aris Anagnos (Vocals, Guitar), John Anagnos (Bass) and Ovais Malik (Drums). Since forming in 2009, they have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Yngwie Malmsteen, The...