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CD REVIEW: Invisible by Glorybots

Suffocated in midrange but sharp enough to cut through the silence like a hot knife through butter, there’s not enough that can be said about the black and white grit on the string play in “Cumulous,” one of the eleven tracks comprising the all-new album Invisible by Glorybots. Bringing as much brawn …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Glorious Machine by Shotgun Mistress

Melbourne based rock band Shotgun Mistress has just released the follow-up to their last single Save Me From Myself (No1. on the iTunes Australian Rock Charts, Top 40 overall chart). The group has made a big impression on the national hard rock scene in a relatively short amount of time: …

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Rob Alexander delivers new single “This Hollywood Road”

Fusing the flamboyant rock harmonies of Elton John with a cosmopolitan lustiness more akin to the contemporary sounds of Bruno Mars, south Florida’s Rob Alexander reimagines modern pop through a lean and mean approach to melodicism in his new single “This Hollywood Road” that the genre could definitely use a …

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Roundup: the Hot Half dozen for August 2, 2020

Cold Heart. Single by Joe Stuckey. For my money the best song ever released by Stuckey. A mesmerizing blend of his virtuoso guitar, dreamy memory effects and urgent lyrics set to a pressing beat that ramps up and leave you wanting more.  Available everywhere.  Stream/download at Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Bleed Over Me by 308 Ghost Train

Those who follow the rock underground already know that now is a great time to be a fan of heavy music, and the biggest reason why just might be independent artists like 308 Ghost Train, whose new single “Bleed Over Me” borrows elements from 80s power balladry and gives them …

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Jesse Lynn Madera releases “Fortunes”

Jesse Lynn Madera’s debut studio album Fortunes brings a high degree of musical and songwriting acumen together in a stylish package. The collection is brief, only seven songs, but Madera synthesizes country, jazz, and soul with such completeness that few listeners, if any, will feel cheated by its length. She builds her …

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Nikki Lerner’s incredible new album Human Too

Soul music is having quite a nice summer, and you don’t need to look any further for some of its best harmonies than the tracklist of Nikki Lerner’s incredible new album Human Too, currently out everywhere that quality indie music can be found. Driven by its potent vocals and raging grooves, Human …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Some Gave All by Broken Past

Metal has always been about celebrating intensity of all varieties, and in this sense, the new single “Some Gave All” from Broken Past is no different. Both sonically and lyrically, this is a track that espouses the very epitome of championing dominant perseverance; “Some Gave All” is about honoring those …

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