Tag: Amelia Vandergast

September 21, 2021

Orchestral composer Tony Manfredonia leaves us breathless with ‘Midnight’

Orchestral composer Tony Manfredonia leaves us breathless with ‘Midnight’ Posted on 21 September 2021 Michigan-based composer and orchestrator Tony Manfredonia has released his Lost at Sea EP, featuring the modern masterpiece, Midnight. Even if you’re accustomed to listening to intense OSTs, Midnight is enough to leave you feeling like Alex in the infamous Clockwork Orange aversion therapy scene. Tony Manfredonia spreads his talent between composing […]

September 21, 2021

The Kecks pull hope out of ennui in their dirty indie earworm, Tonight Might be Different.

The Kecks pull hope out of ennui in their dirty indie earworm, Tonight Might be Different. Posted on 21 September 2021 With their seminal indie earworm, Tonight Might be Different, the icons in the making, The Kecks, proved that alchemy bleeds when dirty disco and catchy indie post-punk splices together under infectiously erratic indie-rock crooning. The danceable beats share the same aphrodisiacal qualities as She […]

September 21, 2021

Alien Al and the Juperoids welcome you to the future of dystopic pop with their standout single, Alice.

Alien Al and the Juperoids welcome you to the future of dystopic pop with their standout single, Alice. Posted on 21 September 2021 After a successful debut with their single, Probe, the electronic space rock outfit Alien Al and the Juperoids, fronted by actor and singer Alyx Nazir, have released their ground-breaking self-titled debut album. The perfect introduction to their conceptual, expressionist style is the […]

September 20, 2021

Nancy Dawn Olsen dares to dream in her ballad, I Don’t Want to Wake Up.

Nancy Dawn Olsen dares to dream in her ballad, I Don’t Want to Wake Up. Posted on 20 September 2021 I Don't Want To Wake Up by Nancy Dawn Olson If reality doesn’t quite hold up to the metaphysical bliss that greets you when your head hits the pillow, sink into Nancy Dawn Olsen’s latest single, I Don’t Want to Wake Up which captures the […]

September 20, 2021

Papa Aashi – She Hates Geminis: Cosmically Dark Trap

Papa Aashi – She Hates Geminis: Cosmically Dark Trap Posted on 19 September 2021 While some hip hop artists struggle to break the mould, Papa Aashi obliterated it with his latest single, She Hates Geminis. The old school rhythm and blues guitars, hazy reverb, tape deck echo and trippy progressions fuse together to justify the expression ‘it is a vibe’. After becoming a DJ under […]

September 20, 2021

Veggie Freshingtin has released his epic Afrobeat hip hop single, So Smooth.

Veggie Freshingtin has released his epic Afrobeat hip hop single, So Smooth. Posted on 19 September 2021 ‘So Smooth’ is the latest unforgettably authentic single from up and coming hip hop artist Veggie Freshingtin. Fans of Akon, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and Ne-Yo will appreciate the fiery symphonic production and high energy rapid-fire rap bars that pull you deeper into the massive production. There may […]

September 20, 2021

Find the silver lining in A-Mar’s bluesy indie single, Raining in New Orleans.

Find the silver lining in A-Mar’s bluesy indie single, Raining in New Orleans. Posted on 20 September 2021 Even though using the weather as a parable for complex emotions isn’t exactly novel, independent bedroom pop artist A-Mar’s single, Raining in New Orleans, proves there’s still plenty of poignant poetry to be pulled from our stormy, unpredictable weather systems. Vocally, there is plenty of reminiscence to […]

September 18, 2021

C.Priest proves that wit and soul go hand in hand in his latest societal exposition, Tinted Windows.

C.Priest proves that wit and soul go hand in hand in his latest societal exposition, Tinted Windows. Posted on 18 September 2021 Cuttingly sharp wit and inspirational soul converge in the latest single, Tinted Windows, by RnB hip hop artist. C.Priest. With lyrics as provoking as ‘hate who I’ve become, but you’re the same ones who made me’ and ‘they respect me for the trigger, […]

September 18, 2021

King Brian calls for an end to injustice with his latest cinematic RnB single, Reparations

King Brian calls for an end to injustice with his latest cinematic RnB single, Reparations Posted on 18 September 2021 Reparations by King Brian King Brian, AKA Brian Christopher Brown, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, filmmaker and producer; he poured all of his cinematic poise into his latest single, Reparations. Starting with the hard-hitting lyrics ‘we’ve been cursed for so long, but we are still […]

September 18, 2021

Get your euphoria fix with MAR1’s alt-electronica single, Someone Else

Get your euphoria fix with MAR1’s alt-electronica single, Someone Else Posted on 18 September 2021 If it has been a while since you’ve encountered an uplifting track that does what it says on the tin, delve into MAR1’s hyper-pop dance track, Someone Else, which uses distorted vocals that find ubiquitous synergy with the beats. Someone Else was never orchestrated to fall in line with contemporary […]

September 18, 2021

Alice Payne – Visions: The Ultimate Chillwave Playlist Staple

Alice Payne – Visions: The Ultimate Chillwave Playlist Staple Posted on 18 September 2021 ‘Visions’ is the latest dreamily psychotropic dance-pop release from the independent Australian artist and producer Alice Payne. After releasing her debut synth-pop track, Drive, earlier this year, the hype is steadily garnering around her emotionally charged, sonically cathartic style. The reverb-swathed soundscape starts with an ethereal indie trip-hop prelude before the […]

September 17, 2021

The Last Clouds take you to the sonic depths of dejection with their ethereal indie electronica track, Black Hole Lives.

The Last Clouds take you to the sonic depths of dejection with their ethereal indie electronica track, Black Hole Lives. Posted on 17 September 2021 With an intro that mashes The National-style tender piano keys with glitchy caustic electronica, the sense of duality starts resonating early in The Last Clouds’ latest single, Black Hole Lives. There is an overarching sense of inescapable despair while the […]

September 17, 2021

LT – How Would it Feel: The Ultimate Melancholic Dream-Pop Track

LT – How Would it Feel: The Ultimate Melancholic Dream-Pop Track Posted on 17 September 2021 Award-winning singer-songwriter, LT (Leanne Tennant), has poured her spellbinding talent into yet another evocatively ensnaring single, How Would it Feel; by all accounts, it’s the ultimate melancholic pop track. Expect a similar sonic palette to the likes of Beach House, Deerhunter and Slowdive through the shoegazey angular guitars and […]

September 17, 2021

MMUpClan put melodicism behind the old school hip hop with their latest single, Chico Calabasas.

MMUpClan put melodicism behind the old school hip hop with their latest single, Chico Calabasas. Posted on 17 September 2021 For their latest single, Chico Calabasas, the breaking 4-piece rap outfit MMUpClan went back to the roots of old school hip hop but took a dark turn along the way. When the beat kicks in, your rhythmic pulses will be powerless to surrender to the minimalist […]

September 17, 2021

Mani Knox delivers high vibe ennui in his standout single, ‘F.M.L’

Mani Knox delivers high vibe ennui in his standout single, ‘F.M.L’ Posted on 17 September 2021 NYC born and raised alt-hip hop pioneer, Mani Knox, has dropped his sonically high-vibe EP, Demons Dilemma, featuring the standout single, F.M.L; if you are going to curse existence to any track, make it this one. Since his 2019 debut album, Love is War, Knox has been a mental […]

September 17, 2021

Franklin Gotham has released their stoically stellar single, Without Being Alone.

Franklin Gotham has released their stoically stellar single, Without Being Alone. Posted on 17 September 2021 Franklin Gotham’s latest single, Without Being Alone, is a tender power-pop embrace that you’ll want to fall into time and time again for the comforting vintage tones, dreamy doo-wop vibes and compassionate lyricism. If you can imagine what Pavement would sound like if they picked up the same romanticism […]

September 17, 2021

Transcend with the jazzy grooves in Mid Ground’s latest single, Peace in the Sky

Transcend with the jazzy grooves in Mid Ground’s latest single, Peace in the Sky Posted on 17 September 2021 ‘Peace in the Sky’, featuring vocalist, Ellen Mara, is easily the most hypnotic RnB trip pop single so far from the jazzy instrumental duo Mid Ground. The easy movements of the notes remind you of how sweet freedom can feel as the lyrics do the same. […]

September 17, 2021

Progressive pioneer, Junkhouse Bones, has released his latest single, Only a Name.

Progressive pioneer, Junkhouse Bones, has released his latest single, Only a Name. Posted on 17 September 2021 Elements of prog rock, Midwest emo, indie, garage rock, and pop all feed into the latest single from the genre-melding self-taught solo artist Junkhouse Bones (Dominic Orteza). After starting with a trashy garage rock prelude, Only a Name loses its discordant textures as the melodies get sweeter and the […]

September 15, 2021

Transcend expectation with Lucy Burke’s jazzy blues pop single, Deaf Ears

Transcend expectation with Lucy Burke’s jazzy blues pop single, Deaf Ears Posted on 15 September 2021 With the style and soul of a 1950s chanteuse, Lucy Burke looks through the eyes of iconic female singers in her arcanely arranged jazzy blues pop single, Deaf Ears, which reveals the inner bliss available if you succeed in transcending societal expectation. Britney Spears’ mental breakdown and subsequent censorship […]

September 15, 2021

Urban fusionist Malice has released her ethereal dream-pop sophomore single, It’s You.

Urban fusionist Malice has released her ethereal dream-pop sophomore single, It’s You. Posted on 15 September 2021 Ethereal pop, new wave rap and soulful RnB collide in the sophomore single, It’s You., from the enigmatically sensational artist, Malice. Sonically, she conjures dreamy and wavy ambient textures in the soundscape that feeds in plenty of tape echo effects. Vocally, she is unpredictable from one verse to the […]

September 14, 2021

PJ Best gives us a glimpse of beauty with his single, the Sun Through the Trees.

PJ Best gives us a glimpse of beauty with his single, the Sun Through the Trees. Posted on 14 September 2021 ‘The Sun Through the Trees’ is the catharsis breathing latest album from up and coming soul-pop artist PJ Best; his serenading melodies are best enjoyed through the meditatively mellow title single. Over the soul-steeped electro-pop grooves, his vocals implore you deeper into the tonal […]

September 14, 2021

Lesse has released the most powerful ballad of the year with Runaway.

Lesse has released the most powerful ballad of the year with Runaway. Posted on 14 September 2021 After racking up over 110k streams with his folky dark pop debut single, The Ghost, breaking pop artist Lesse is here with his latest deeply melancholic single, Runaway. If Hozier carried the same pensive edge of Tom Odell, the sonic result wouldn’t be worlds away from this captivating […]

September 14, 2021

LeoJJChill leaves us ensnared with his minimalist folk sound.

LeoJJChill leaves us ensnared with his minimalist folk sound. Posted on 14 September 2021 With years of songwriting behind him, LeoJJChill has given us a taste of what we can expect from his future releases. Anyone who found them ensnared by Nick Cave’s new material created in collaboration with Warren Ellis will quickly become ensnared by the ease of the melodies and the command of […]

September 14, 2021

Niadomi has released her theatrical, hyper pop single, The Beast and the Grind.

Niadomi has released her theatrical, hyper pop single, The Beast and the Grind. Posted on 14 September 2021 Just when I was starting to think that I had heard it all, alternative artist Niadomi appeared on our radar with her theatrical, hyper pop single, The Beast and the Grind. With her operatic vocals that verse fantastical, poetic lyrics meeting the happy hardcore-style beats, I now […]

September 13, 2021

Darrian Gerard makes no apologies with her hook-laden pop-punk single, I’m Not Sorry.

Darrian Gerard makes no apologies with her hook-laden pop-punk single, I’m Not Sorry. Posted on 13 September 2021 Alt-rock solo artist, Darrian Gerard, has released her self-produced single, I’m Not Sorry; the defiant anthem throws you right back to the glory days of scuzzy pop-punk while encompassing an emboldening modern lyricism style. Away from Paramore and Avril Lavigne reminisces, I’m Not Sorry is a stellar […]

September 12, 2021

Petrokinetic – Rollercoaster Ride (Charli XCX / Alice Deejay Mashup Cover).

Petrokinetic – Rollercoaster Ride (Charli XCX / Alice Deejay Mashup Cover). Posted on 12 September 2021 Moscow-based artist and producer Petrokinetic took some time out from creating his chaotic original mixes to mashup iconic tracks by Charli XCX and Alice DJ in his latest release, Rollercoaster Ride. Brace yourselves; it is full-blown bash of aural insanity. The boundary-breaking maximalist’s sonic style was never cultivated to […]

September 12, 2021

OGGY created the ultimate break-free 80s rock anthem with her third single, Find My Way.

OGGY created the ultimate break-free 80s rock anthem with her third single, Find My Way. Posted on 12 September 2021 OGGY’s latest single, Find My Way, shifted us from curious to obsessed before the first chorus hit. The rock-inclined London-based singer-songwriter has what it takes to leave the same impression on the airwaves as Amy Winehouse with her endlessly uplifting jazz-fused finesse. After being born […]

September 12, 2021

Zazen gave FAULHABER’s ‘Go Ahead Now’ a bass-drenched future house feel with his remix.

Zazen gave FAULHABER’s ‘Go Ahead Now’ a bass-drenched future house feel with his remix. Posted on 12 September 2021 Washington DC hailing artist and producer Zazen made the basslines even deeper in his remix of the world-renowned Dutch DJ and EDM producer FAULHABER’s seminal single, Go Ahead Now. The original was a fine feat of Euro-dance; under Zazen’s production, the track became infinitely more captivating […]

September 12, 2021

Tara Perez is lost in ennui in her latest single, ‘No Feelings in the Summer’.

Tara Perez is lost in ennui in her latest single, ‘No Feelings in the Summer’. Posted on 12 September 2021 If you spent this summer flying solo, Tara Perez’ latest electro-pop single, No Feelings in the Summer, serves a powerful reminder that living out romantic tropes under the sun isn’t mandatory, and to expect it as a given every year is naive. Perez soulfully demonstrates […]

September 11, 2021

Feel the frustration in Left of the Slash’s latest hard-rock hit, The Time is Now

Feel the frustration in Left of the Slash’s latest hard-rock hit, The Time is Now Posted on 11 September 2021 Left of the Slash are the harbingers of doom in their latest single, The Time is Now, which uses screeching sleaze rock solos around the trepidation-laden rhythm section. In the vocals, you’ll find a sense of urgency for awakening that becomes infectious throughout the high-octane […]