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The Riptide Movement - Fall A Little More In Love (Review)

The Riptide Movement are clever little amorous charlatans. Here’s a song about a random hook-up sung with the details of a classic short story, and the conviction of a true romantic. At the heart of this, however, is a garage rock single filled with nervous…
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Blynd Birds - Watch Me Pass Out Review

Incorporating your love of poetry into your alt-rock music has worked well for several artists. Just check out The Libertines and their routine WWI poetry recitals to bemused teens high on molly. Blynd Birds wrote their single Watch me pass out on the idea of looping the…
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BIM x No Buses - Non Fiction feat. No Buses (Review)

Non Fiction packs quite a punch like the Arctic Monkeys relating a particularly rough night out in Sheffield. Of course, BIM hails from Japan where he’s accumulated a fair deal of indie-rock cred. In spite of this, there’s little in the way of a language…
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Anya Mia - Freight Train (Review)

Freight Train sounds like it could belong to any era. This is not because this is merely an exercise in retro fetishism, but rather because the mellotron, reverb-drenched guitar, and smokey vocals are elements that sound good in any era. Anya Mia relates a tale of…
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Chazzy Lake - (Maatje) Mans Best Friend (Review)

Indie-rock acts shouldn’t be allowed to have their drums sound as good as they do on Chazzy Lake’s new single. That should be reserved for classic rock stars like Queen. But, they do. In fact, this is an exercise in restraint, with the drum sound and acoustic…
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Hot Damn! - U up? (Review)

We live in a world of strange mixtures. Hot Damn! is out to create a strange concoction of musical styles. U up?, notice how the artist has a keen eye for knowing how the kids spell things these days, sounds like an indie-rock show tune. It’s all is she…
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John Ward - It's Time (Review)

It’s time begins with the type of guitar murmur that would announce a religious ceremony in an unforgiving land. This could be a regular indie-rcok tune were it not for the fact that John Ward crafts mysterious sounds into frightful echoes of impending doom. By…
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A Straw Assembly - I Crawled In Through A Buttonhole

Gee, I read that title wrong! Thank God for editors! A Straw Assembly’s I Crawled In Through A Buttonhole is a lovely piece of indie-folk melancholy. It almost sounds like a play put on by children for adults. The singing looks meant to accompany a walk through the…