Odd Morris make their return with angular post-punk twisting and turning of ‘The Once Was Enough’. Set to a jolting beat and brooding vocals, the song makes for a welcome comeback from the band.
Unrestrained feral punk comes blasting out of the speakers with Pretty Happy’s ‘Sudocream’. A primal scream of a song, the track is as expressive as it is aggressive.
‘We’re Just Friends’ finds pop-punk trio Cherym delivering yet again, with a song and sound that matches the ambition of the other. Slick pop-punk production wrapped around hook-based songwriting.
David Keenan gives us a further glimpse into his forthcoming sophomore What Then?, with the biting political jolt of ‘Sentimental Dole’, a track that weaves words around the musical meaning.
Elephant’s ‘Nova Scotia’ is a deep dive into slow-burn, tense soundscapes brought closer by an upfront vocal that dominates the foreground.
Darkly lit and set upon a textural spacious undercurrent, Ali Comerford’s ‘Come Home’ has tension with both the songwriting and performance that makes the song truly compelling.
Indie-folk duo Laytha make their spellbinding debut with the beautiful, hushed harmonies and handmade sound found on ‘What Will I Gain’.
‘Rana The Fortunate’ is one of many gems to be found deep within the intricately crafted new E.P. In The Half Light from Joshua Burnside and Laura Quirke.
Reevah weaves a gently set ballad with ‘Wildflower’. Intimate and intricate in its construct, the song plays out across a engrossing vocal from the artist.
Christian Cohle takes the opening track from his stunning debut Holy Trouble and strips it bare to its essential elements. Highlighting the powerful songwriting at its core.
Presh & Rosie Timmon swing for the fences on the large-scale pop offering ‘Fly With Me’. Dynamically undulating, the song rises and falls behind a powerful vocal performance.
The slow, neon buzz of ‘Thrift Shop’ finds Marlae traversing stark, minimalist synth-pop and melding it with a myriad of sounds that pulse with the music.
Taken from the Crayon Set’s forthcoming Downer Disco, ‘Summer Song’ sets a hazy backdrop whereupon the group can weave a delicately vivid sound around.
Cast upon a fragile sound, Lukewarmdaily96’s evocatively performed ‘Peaching’ has a defined mood and tone to it that last long after listening.
As vivid as it is ambitious, the sonically vibrant sound of ‘Summer Love’, hits with a strong line-up of hooks, harmonies and beat provided by D Lewis and Sarah McTernan.