Pompom’s ‘Skull’ Is Elaborate, Alluring and Dark Electro Pop

Pompom’s ‘Skull’ is atmospheric, lightly dark electro pop with a glitzy, uplifting soul. The artist describes this piece as, “an ethereal Halloween trance,” from her “anime-tinged dream pop,” body of work. On top of the solid track, she has made a point of establishing a clear, concerted focus on her image and packaging. The elaborate costumes and bright color palettes give her clear ties the … Continue reading Pompom’s ‘Skull’ Is Elaborate, Alluring and Dark Electro Pop

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ is some smooth alternative rock with clean, decidedly eighties approach. Since its “conception almost two years ago, the six-piece outfit,” is releasing this as its third single. “Following their last releases, they [have] sold out” several venues, “and are currently touring around with Sex on Toast.” Continue reading Papaya Tree’s ‘Youth’ Is High-Energy Australian Rock with a Jazzy Take

Light Scene Factory’s ‘This Emotion’ Is Dynamic, Free-Form Electronic

The group describes this as a “nighttime disco burner full of spacey sounds and heavy grooves that take you for a trip.” The song utilizes a very loose format which lends itself well to the duo’s layered approach. At the same time, it covers a lot of ground. Continue reading Light Scene Factory’s ‘This Emotion’ Is Dynamic, Free-Form Electronic

‘Music From the Heart’ by Tygersounds Is Glitzy, Eighties-Style Indie Pop

‘Music From the Heart’ by Tygersounds is glitzy, whirring indie pop with a distinctly retro approach. These guys tap “into a sound that can only be described as Morrisey-esque, merging a haunting, classic tone with a contemporary new-romantic vibe.” They say “the combination of vulnerable vocals, synth elements and rocking guitar and drums is what makes Tygersounds roar.” Continue reading ‘Music From the Heart’ by Tygersounds Is Glitzy, Eighties-Style Indie Pop

GLMR’s ‘Take All You Want’ Is Modern, Bubbly Indie Pop with Retro Influences

GLMR’s ‘Take All you Want’ is modern, bubbly indie pop with some decidedly retro influences and tendencies. This self-described “synth pop rock band from Los Angeles,” said this is the “second single from our upcoming debut EP Be Where You Are.” The group makes use of modern techniques to extrapolate on the eighties pop rock sound pioneered by groups like Depeche Mode or New Order. … Continue reading GLMR’s ‘Take All You Want’ Is Modern, Bubbly Indie Pop with Retro Influences

The Royal Foundry’s ‘Don’t Know’ Is Eclectic, Upbeat Canadian Pop Rock

The Royal Foundry’s ‘Don’t Know’ is some eclectic, upbeat pop rock out of Canada. The band describes this song as, “about the frustrations we all experience when trying to connect with someone so strong-willed they refuse to learn and empathize with the world around them.” They say they have “embarked on a new sound for this single, complete with infectious horns and dirty guitars. It’s … Continue reading The Royal Foundry’s ‘Don’t Know’ Is Eclectic, Upbeat Canadian Pop Rock

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach

Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ is upbeat pop rock with a fast, jazzy approach. The band describes the song as featuring, “interlocking guitar parts, bouncy synth bass, spurts of vocal harmonies and even a trumpet solo.” This secondary single from the group’s debut LP and “live favorite comes out September 27th via the band’s own Sonosoma Records.” The intense, impressive guitar work on here really takes the … Continue reading Ritual Talk’s ‘Reminders’ Is Upbeat Pop Rock with a Fast, Jazzy Approach

King Arthur’s “Whatchya Thinkin’” Pushes Genre Boundaries

Get ready to dance to this new song from King Arthur. “Whatchya Thinkin’” is upbeat and exciting, standing out from the constant stream of new pop music with some unique twists. King Arthur blends elements of other genres, like soul, electronic, and funk, to his sound to make it unlike any other. This song starts with some gospel-sounding vocalizations, then quickly picks up into what … Continue reading King Arthur’s “Whatchya Thinkin’” Pushes Genre Boundaries

‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe

‘Evidence’ by Shields is upbeat, poppy alt rock with a lightly progressive, futuristic vibe. These guys are, “a Newcastle-based 5-piece band,” they say, “with a reputation for innovative alt-pop instrumentation and delicate harmonies.” The group says they are known for, “stunning live performances, honed by early tour support slots with the likes of Placebo, Walk The Moon, and Everything Everything,” in addition to their appearance “at BBC 6Music … Continue reading ‘Evidence’ by Shields Is Poppy Alt Rock with a Progressive, Futuristic Vibe