Frostyn – This Is How It’s Gonna Be – Single Review

The alt-indie project Frostyn from Minneapolis (USA) will be releasing the single This Is How It’s Gonna Be on the 22nd.

Frostyn
Frostyn

A track which runs two conjoined ideas which unify, like strawberries and cream, to create a moreish taster.

Underpinned by bright and breezy twinkling of the stardust guitar and synthesised loops, the minors of the elongated properties of the vocal swathe the listener in a web of infectious sadness leaving the audience both swaying on the dance-floor while losing themselves an introspective moment of self-reflection.

This Is How It’s Gonna Be makes for an intimate follow-up to the EP Doc of Love from June of last year – I merely look forward to hearing more while in the meantime I will just clear away that dust that seems to have blown in to my eyes.

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The Ringards – Steppenwolf – Single Review

Once again the English alt-rock band The Ringards ring up the changes to their sound with the latest track – Steppenwolf – which appeared on the 28th.

The Ringards - Steppenwolf
The Ringards

Imagine for a moment Transylvania was transported to Patagonia – and you will be in the right area for the new track.

A delicious gothic gloom is laden with the terraces of the wilderness of South America both gathered together for a sultry tango, with Steppenwolf jousting a hip writhing beat as the listener submits to the lead of the black-leather clad, high stilettos dominance of the sensuousness of the bass / vocal combinations.

Probably best heard whilst bound and slicked in body oil with a gyrating partner to fully appreciate – though as the track lasts only a margin over two and a half minutes – think of it as a scene setter and not a timer.

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Libby Tisler – Paper Heart – Single Review

Surfacing from New Orleans (USA) is the acoustic-emo creator Libby Tisler who released the single Paper Heart yesterday.

Libby Tisler
Libby Tisler

An approaching four and a half minutes track of sadcore-folk which adds Shawn Garrity who provides, amongst other things, a heart rending slide-guitar which enhances the mood music.

Sometimes a pudgy fingered mix creates a track of unintended consequence and this is case in point as from the constituent elements and starting point of country-folk Paper Heart has become an acoustic-emo song with the vocal thrust in to a lanky-spotlight giving the song a scrawling loci in to which the listener finds themselves absorbed by the seemingly abstractionist positioning, yet, is able to add emotive context to the lyric.

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Peace On Earth – Shoulder – Single Review

Within the past ten hours the skelter-wave trio of Axel (Vocals / Guitar), Samuel (Bass) and William (Drums) from Gothenberg (Sweden). who form the band Peace On Earth – last featured almost a year ago revealed the track Shoulder.

Peace On Earth - Shoulder
Peace On Earth

Taking elements from their earlier material Shoulder has a more shimmered dreamy context to much of the previous songs as bending guitar flows within the persistency of the drum which marries rims, tight snare and loosened bass-kick giving the song its warming constitution.

Vocal and synthetics melt in to richly textured harmonics while bass ebbs and flows, akin to a strobing illumination from a lighthouse, affording Shoulder its pulsing texture.

All of which meld in to a track which washes through the room filling it with a shimmering ambient glow.

Shoulder (feat. Viktor Sandström) – Single – Peace On Earth is available on iTunes.*

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Olivae – A Place To Stay – Single Review

Vasco Oliveira is a sadcore-folk musician from Porto (Portugal) who performs as Olivae.

Olivae
Olivae

Having taken a run through the back catalogue I merely suggest having a pile of clean handkerchiefs to hand to wipe away tears prior to opening up the music.

A little late to the latest release, A Place To Stay (available on bandcamp), which came out earlier this month – apologies.

A song which resonates of gently played strings of acoustic guitar, breaking vocal, both, brushed with the soft keys and hushed vocal of Sara Teixeira creating its own tear streak that catches all those it touches.

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