DYGL – "Half of me"
That gives us all kinds of feelings. The styles of rock are well mixed and yet fresh and original. It definitely has a 90s vibe, with damn singable lyrics reminiscent of Blink 182. This may seem strange, but the serious DYGL have a rare talent for melody and emotional sound. The Tokyo Act is one of the more surprising acts we've heard in rock, and we can't wait to hear more of a truly audible and original act.
Julian Lamadrid – "Another Journey"
This is difficult to fully explain. Dramatic is a good start as the video creates a surreal space. The sound is deeply emotional, if not sentimental too. The electronic vibe is existential as it explores a cool room acoustically. It makes sense that the Mexican-based artist would have a background in television and cinema. There is something expressive and dynamic about his approach to music and we are there for every little bit.
Mother Sun – "Marbles"
We get a lot of psych pop sent out, but none of it is as adorable as this one. Mother Sun hit every real, sun-drenched note on “Marbles”. The track is beautifully relaxed while still continuing into a hopping land of trumpets that we can't get enough of. The video is very impressive and fun too. While you might hear songs that share a room, nothing is as beautiful as “Marbles”.
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DYGL – "Half of Me" That gives us all kinds of feelings. The styles of rock are well mixed and yet fresh and original. It definitely has a 90s vibe, with damn singable lyrics reminiscent of Blink 182. That may be strange …
Tomo – "Before the Dawn" This songwriter has a pared-down spirit that is absolutely convincing. We rely on every line of Tomo and on “Before the Dawn”, we've never heard it better. The emotional weak point is one of …
All The Queen’s Horses – "The Troubled Tears of Drury Road" This Irish songwriting project from Sean Murphy is absolutely captivating. The beauty in "The Troubled Tears of Drury Road" and frankly all of its music lies in every serious note …