Craving a vibrant exploration across the musical landscapes of Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Acoustic and other genres? Dive headfirst into our music review article!
This article uncovers hot-off-the-press releases, novel independent musical voices, and a lovingly curated playlist.
Whisked away into the dynamic culture of Alternative Rock, we shed light on indie voices reshaping music’s horizon through their audacious compositions. Advancing towards the high-energy Pop Rock scene, we highlight artists who amalgamate a captivating music style—sparkling pop melodies and gritty rock undertones. Bringing up the rear with Acoustic, we serve a slice of serenity with direct, stripped-back performances.
NICKGCHERRYDOT releasing The Perfect Storm
He carries forward an embodiment of indie rock met with rock pop, creating pieces that are both vibrant and deep.
Ready to buckle up for a musical roller coaster ride? Check it out, track these independent artists on Spotify, and indulge in the powerful beats of our curated playlists. ‘Striking Chords’ – the music narrates, and each note strikes a chord!
1) WESLYNN – Lights On
They say music is a universal language, and the United States, Phoenix-based band, WESLYNN, is speaking volumes with their new EP, Lights On. Their sound, resonating with indie rock lovers, is truly electrifying. This indie melodic pop rock band carries a sound that is reminiscent of the legendary indie gods like The Killers, offering a super catchy harmony and rhythm. “Their music blisters with an energy and dynamism that needs to be heard.”
Unusually, they have an astounding ability to blend alt-rock pop alongside echoes of rock pop, creating an environment where 80s vibes and easy listening coexist seamlessly. Their songs flow smoothly, much like a fine, aged single malt. Each track offers distinctive layers of flavours that complete a full-bodied, immersive experience. Proof positive of their versatility as they echo intimacy with the same aplomb they orchestrate a power anthem.
Their style of music, particularly their extraordinary use of male vocals, showcases not just talent, but a deep-rooted influence of US-based culture. As an independent band, WESLYNN fascinates with an authenticity that should be shared far and wide. The suggestion stands; indulge in their music, visit their website, follow them on Spotify, or better yet, give our playlist a like and listen. Check it out, the experience is not to be missed.
2) MY GLASS WORLD – White Out
Based in London, United Kingdom, MY GLASS WORLD offers a breathtaking fusion of INDIE MELODIC POP ROCK and BRITPOP, capturing the essence of the UK-based culture with their latest single, “White Out.” This talented, independent artist has created a tune that invokes legends of the genre and evokes SUPER CATCHY vibes. As eloquently stated by a fan, “Their music is a roller coaster ride of emotions, soaring through a sonic landscape that is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic.”
Drawing from inspirations like classic ROCK and INDIE POP, MY GLASS WORLD creates a unique sound with their MALE VOCALS that bring to mind iconic artists like The Beatles and Radiohead. This synergy between influences has resulted in a captivating combination of genres, weaving in elements of SYNTH INDIE ROCK, making their music EASY LISTENING while maintaining RAW ENERGY.
Immersed in a compelling blend of SOFT ROCK, ROCK POP, and hints of JAZZ brilliance, MY GLASS WORLD’s “White Out” is an exhilarating offering that showcases the artist’s exceptional talent and ability to create an undeniable GROOVE. Don’t miss out on this distinct and engaging fusion; Check it out, visit their website, follow the artist on Spotify, and like and listen to our playlist that features their fascinating CLASSIC SOUND.
3) OLD MAN SOUL CLUB – Smiling Boogaloo
Versatile in tone and innovative in rhythm, OLD MAN SOUL CLUB from London, United Kingdom, channels the rich and vibrant ethos of British-based culture into an intriguing blend of genres. Effortlessly traversing the boundaries of indie pop and lo-fi pop, his single ‘Smiling Boogaloo’ is a uniquely captivating experience. Dancing light as a feather over the soundscape of alternative pop and touching the delicate nuances of ska, he fearlessly journeys beyond the classic art pop genre. His voice, a tour de force of male vocals, weaves a passionate narrative into the overriding texture of retro guitar rock.
Defining the power that lies within authentic retro music, OLD MAN SOUL CLUB mesmerises with a super edgy, soulful sound reminiscent of legendary artists such as Oasis and Blur. Essentially, what he delivers is Britpop-infused rock-pop coloured with layers of alt-rock pop and lofi, akin to a living, breathing testament to the UK-based culture. It illuminates the spectrum of pop and creates a unique fusion, a quality that reminds one of an emphatic quote by Leonard Bernstein: “Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
Consequently, one cannot help but make an ardent suggestion: for a taste of authentic British music, it’s time to explore beyond the mainstream. To immerse yourself in OLD MAN SOUL CLUB’s eclectic sonic cosmos, check it out and visit his website, follow the artist on Spotify, and make sure to like and listen to our playlist. Fantastic music awaits those willing to venture into this emerging indie talent’s remarkable artistry.
4) ROSS CURRY – Looking For The Sun
One can’t help but notice the distinctive flair of Ross Curry, an indie rock artist making waves in the Netherlands, Amsterdam. His latest single, “Looking for the Sun,” showcases his exceptional talent as a singer-songwriter, threading fragments of 80’s rock, classic rock, and soft rock into a seamless blend of captivating ear balm. Fluent in the language of music, Curry doesn’t just scribble notes and lyrics; he crafts an entire universe with the magical twirl of his vocal cords.
“There is an electric energy in his voice that only maps back to the heyday of Britpop legends like Oasis and The Smiths,” as one music critic aptly put it. The irresistible command in Ross Curry’s male vocals brings a nostalgic revival of classic tunes, yet with a surprisingly fresh spin. His marriage of old and new cultural theses melt in a refreshing indie pop and indie melodic pop rock fusion that’s super edgy, yet super catchy; a real banger.
The subtleties and strengths of Curry’s European-based culture-inspired music will certainly stir your senses. So, allow yourself the pleasure of an unforgettable musical ride; check out “Looking For The Sun.” I recommend visiting Ross Curry’s FaceBook and following him on Spotify. Immerse yourself in the flavours of his unique rock-pop sound and make sure you like and listen to our playlist; you won’t regret it.
5) GRACE & MOJI – Tipping Point
The radiant duo, GRACE & MOJI, are setting new standards for the Indie Pop genre. Their vanguard brew of dynamic chords, fascinating vocals, and audacious Indie Folk influence, coupled with a dash of relaxing Soft Rock emanates from Los Angeles, a city that proudly nurtures the US-based culture. Their single “Tipping Point” is a perfect testament to their unique blend of musical styles, seamlessly bridging a thrilling yet contemporary Pop essence.
Delving deeper, you’re likely to discover an uncanny precision in their male and female vocals. Like Sia and Sam Smith, they also wield their mesmerizing voices to equally capture vibrant and super edgy emotions. Among the waves of cross-genre bands, this Singer-songwriter band stands distinct. “Their music is an auditory banquet, reminiscent of art in its purest form,” says a fan, encapsulating the hypnotic effect their music creates.
Have the flavours of GRACE & MOJI ignited your curiosity? Trust me, “Tipping Point” is an absolute banger and will have you dancing around the room. Now imagine a playlist full of their Alternative Pop-rock tracks. Irresistible, right? So what are you waiting for? Check it out, visit their website, follow the artist on Spotify and add some zest to your easy listening experience with our playlist.
6) CS HELLMANN – Postcards
In the world of alt-country and Americana, CS Hellmann, a US-based songwriter from Nashville, synthesizes a unique blend of music. His latest single, “Postcards,” captures an evocative spirit reminiscent of classic rock giants like Bruce Springsteen. His anthemic style combined with clever songwriting illuminates a fresh, yet familiar, take on indie rock. Hellmann’s rich male vocals echo across the audio stratosphere, each note carrying a super catchy undertone that is sure to welcome listeners of all musical backgrounds.
Drawing from the resilience of US-based culture, Hellmann constructs a careful balance between alt-rock pop and indie melodic pop rock. This harmony is evident in “Postcards,” demonstrating Hellmann’s ability to unite and amplify styles within the music panorama. There’s a raw emotional depth within his compositions, evoking the collective power of celebrated singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan.
Renowned critic, Alexander Thomson, praised Hellmann’s work, stating, “His music captures the heart, and each strum resonates with the soul – this is the beauty of CS Hellmann.” So, explore the magnetic journey Hellmann offers. Visit his Facebook, follow him on Spotify, and relish the artistry within our playlist. Check out this remarkable artist, reminding the world about what was once said, “Music has truly changed when you hear it from the heart.”
7) ETTIE – Marty McFly
Artistically captivating and emotionally engaging, ETTIE and her rock-pop single “Marty McFly” radiate a raw energy that entrances listeners. Her compelling fusion of pop-punk and indie pop takes on a voice of its own, much reminiscent of seasoned artists like Florence + the Machine. The UK-based culture moulded her music, nurturing a distinctive sound imbued with cinematic, nostalgic undertones and punctuated by her honest, soulful female vocals.
ETTIE’s unique approach to singer-songwriting is rooted in her London life, a life led openly and fully, yet peppered with a dash of regret. Her mantra, “I’d rather live truthfully, even if I regret it,” testifies to her authenticity. It’s this endearing humanness that intertwines with the 80’s vibes and alternative rock threads of her music to create a sonic tapestry that’s both comforting and compelling, old school whilst retaining a modern edge.
Finally, ETTIE isn’t just another name in the indie rock scene. The LGBTQ artist skillfully crafts super catchy indie melodic pop rock that sparks the listener’s interest and continues to burn, long after the music has stopped. Don’t miss out on this unique gem in the alt-rock pop genre. Here’s your next step: head to her FaceBook, follow ETTIE on Spotify, and listen to our playlist, guaranteeing you’ll find something that delights your musical soul.
8) MATYA – Nobody’s Home
Matya, an independent artist from the United States, particularly Los Angeles, channels 90’s rock with her single “Nobody’s Home”. This song combines art rock sophistication with super edgy alternative rock elements. The female vocals reminiscent of iconic singers such as Chrissie Hynde, establish Matya as a singer-songwriter who carves her own trail.
One cannot disregard the nostalgic aura she infuses into her music. “Nobody’s Home” echoes the alt-rock pop scene of yore, yet feels refreshingly modern with its blend of male vocals. Matya expertly merges these stylistic dimensions into a musical portrayal of the US-based culture. Listen once, and you’ll be compelled to assert, “This is rock music reborn!”
It is undeniable that Matya’s music is born of deep passion and expertise. To quote a fervent fan, “Her music speaks volumes about the quality and depth of independent rock.” Experience this quality firsthand, visit her website, and follow her on Spotify. If indie rock is your vibe, check it out, savour the sounds, and don’t forget to like and listen to our playlist.
9) BOOKS OF MOODS – Sunday Mood
Independent artist BOOKS OF MOODS has recently revealed their latest single, Sunday Mood. The Paris, France-dwelling mastermind has managed to carve out its own unique brand of indie rock, drawing inspiration from a vibrant Europe-based culture, which is deeply reflected in its music. Conjuring echoes of alt-rock pop, they put forward a quirky, super edgy and yet super catchy masterpiece.
Their distinct sound shares a common ground with famous artists like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. It dances on the edge of acoustic rock and art rock, embellished with melodic pop-rock undertones and a clear influence of dream pop and synth indie rock. BOOKS OF MOODS was born in indie folk, with an interesting twist of folk rock, representing the male vocals in a profoundly captivating way.
“Music like a kaleidoscope of limitless chromatic possibilities.” This distinct praise speaks volumes about the quality of their music. Sunday Mood resonates with a sort of hoarse beauty, a sincere, charming tale that leaves listeners endlessly mesmerized. Seeing an artist bring so much raw emotion and skill is nothing short of breathtaking. Don’t let this band pass you by – follow BOOKS OF MOODS on Spotify, visit their website, and be sure to like and listen to our playlist.
10) NICKGCHERRYDOT – The Perfect Storm
“Emerging from the UK-based culture of Chepstow, NICKGCHERRYDOT seems to have stormed into the acoustic rock scene with his latest album ‘The Perfect Storm’. Much like an unpredictable weather pattern, he brings startling freshness, blending the intensity of classic rock with the diligence of a singer-songwriter. It’s as if the Eagles had a love child with the Foo Fighters, rendering an astounding yet classic sound.
He carries forward an embodiment of indie rock met with rock pop, creating pieces that are both vibrant and deep. His male vocals are dulcet, exuding a sense of rawness that acquires your attention. “It’s an enticing concoction of authentic rock!” one can truly say in awe of his music. His influence of AOR and soft rock is unmistakable, manifesting a meld of rock narratives that give ‘The Perfect Storm’ a touch of golden age rock.
The exclamation to check out NICKGCHERRYDOT’s work is not simply a suggestion but an imperative. By visiting his website and following him on Spotify, you will delve into an artist whose flair for alternative rock sets him apart. So, listen and like our playlist.