Tenderhooks New Album is Out, Includes Memorial Song for David Bowie

If you love David Bowie and glam era rock n’ roll, and want to hear about Stardust Memories, you are in for a true treat! Drawing lots of inspiration from groups in the classic rock genre, especially David Bowie, is the indie band Tenderhooks. Tenderhooks are a 6 piece outfit based in Brighton, United Kingdom. Sounding a bit like the classic rock vocals of The … Continue reading Tenderhooks New Album is Out, Includes Memorial Song for David Bowie

‘Wax’ by Night’s Edge Is a Flowery, Gothic Take on Dark Radio Punk

‘Wax’ by Night’s Edge is a sensitive, deeply melodic take on hard rock out of Baltimore. “With a sound just as distinct as its look,” these guys say they are, “bringing originality back to rock music.” They describe their sound as, “a mix of metal, goth and alternative,” that makes use of “harmonies and keys to add deep atmosphere to its driving grooves.” These guys definitely … Continue reading ‘Wax’ by Night’s Edge Is a Flowery, Gothic Take on Dark Radio Punk

Cilver’s ‘Turns Me On’ Is Glamorous Female-Fronted Hard Rock

Cilver’s ‘Turns Me On’ is glamorous, sexy hard rock with a clean, powerful take on the genre’s conventions. These guys aren’t holding back any punches. The honest, destructive nature of the lyrics gives the listener a clear, fully-formed view into this lead singer’s psyche. In a genre broadly dominated by testosterone-fueled chugging and the rhetorical themes that come with that, it’s nice to hear something … Continue reading Cilver’s ‘Turns Me On’ Is Glamorous Female-Fronted Hard Rock

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

Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ Is an Honestly Modern Take on a Poppy New Wave Sound

Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ is wonky psychedelic rock that takes clear cues from new wave and some more off-kilter developments in the world of pop. “The new songs combine psychedelic rock and 80s new wave influences,” the band says of their new album Everything’s Fine, “while the lyrics deal with the mind, shamanism, self-doubt, madness and other psychological issues that are very relevant in today’s anxiety-riddled modern world.” Continue reading Luiz Bruno’s ‘Mental’ Is an Honestly Modern Take on a Poppy New Wave Sound

‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies Is Soaring, Intense Dio-Oriented Hard Rock

‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies is soaring, high-energy seventies-style hard rock. The band says they have “created a sound based on the late seventies music scene.” Featuring “the charismatic singer Frida, an original musical image and a unique visual performance, the band gained a lot of interest with their debut album Blues for A Dying Planet.” Continue reading ‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies Is Soaring, Intense Dio-Oriented Hard Rock

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

‘Rising Wall’ by Starframes Is a Spacey Piece of an Alt-Rock Concept Album

‘Rising Wall’ by Starframes is some expansive, well-structured alternative rock that makes good use of electronics. The band describes the song as, “based on a powerful groove [and] some funky guitars,” while the “synths create the dreamy atmosphere.” Continue reading ‘Rising Wall’ by Starframes Is a Spacey Piece of an Alt-Rock Concept Album

Pointdexter’s ‘Even Up the Score’ Is Dramatic Alt-Rock with a Glitzy Rage

‘Even Up the Score’ by Pointdexter is dramatic alternative rock with a glitzy-yet-blistering intensity. This tune is “about swearing revenge on someone who you used to hold close that stabbed you in the back,” the group says. “The band was founded and titled by vocalist Kevin Kinsella in 2008 and has continuously evolved ever since, pushing their music abilities to try and create a concept … Continue reading Pointdexter’s ‘Even Up the Score’ Is Dramatic Alt-Rock with a Glitzy Rage

Datta Boy’s ‘Dirty Diana’ Is a Thoughtful Update of This Michael Jackson Classic

Datta Boy’s ‘Dirty Diana’ is a thoughtful, well-done update of this classic. “In honor of Michael Jackson,” this artist says he brings the king of pop’s tune “to a modern day light. With his unorthodox style… and the help of long-term friend… Jadore “Jay” Kay, Datta Boy shows the world what a Dirty Diana is.” This is a solid, satisfying way to pay homage to … Continue reading Datta Boy’s ‘Dirty Diana’ Is a Thoughtful Update of This Michael Jackson Classic