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Pom Poko - 'Birthday' album review

Bella Union signings Pom Poko met while studying at Trondheim music conservatory and claim their distinctive sound has a ‘Norwegian punky sweetness’. Following appearances at The Great Escape and plays on Radio 1 and 6 Music, their debut album ‘Birthday’ lands on 22 February and promises to be quirky, creative and unpredictable… 339 more words

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Death by Horse's 'Summer's Up' Is Punchy Swedish Pop Punk

Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ is a punchy, attitudinal interpretation of pop punk. This is a fun little tune from the Swedish rockers. As many Swedes do, these guys seem to have an affinity for the garage rock genre, but these guys are bringing a poppier, spunkier flavor to that sound. 33 more words

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'Left Out in the Sun' by First Round's on Me Is Bass-Heavy Alt-Rock

‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me is a prescient, groovy alternative rock track. These guys describe themselves as an “alternative/garage rock band in Chicago,” made up of “members influenced by classic rock, thrash metal, indie rock, blues and just about anything in between.” This, the band says, “is a personal song about struggling with working too much and finding time to enjoy the good times while they last.” Focusing on “two central characters, the song tells a story of anger and sadness with one’s situation and using music as an outlet to vent one’s frustrations.” These guys cover a lot of ground on this track. 55 more words

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'My Vision' by Cold Lands Is Tight, Atmospheric Prog Rock

‘My Vision’ by Cold Lands is a precise, deeply atmospheric take on progressive rock. The band is described as, “an atmospheric rock project in which,” bandleader Alexandre Martorano “writes, composes and performs.” Martorano started the band after attending, “a classical music school where he studied classical guitar for eight years.” He “began writing his first compositions in 2004.” This is an impressive track. 70 more words

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'Girlfriend' by Small Words Is a Strong Take on Traditional Pop Punk

‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words is a clean, crunchy take on a radio-friendly iteration of pop punk. These guys describe themselves as, “an energetic indie rock band out of Indianapolis, IN.” This year, the band will release a new record titled… 137 more words

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Stream Drake's "So Far Gone" Mixtape

Is Drake’s “So Far Gone” the most important mixtape for our generation? I think so, which is why I thought it was a fantastic idea that they decided to rerelease it on all the major streaming services. 21 more words

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Fiendz - 'Tesco Elvis' Review

What is there to say about Fiendz debut single Tesco Elvis that many scholars and poets already haven’t. The song is, to sum up in one word, mental. 212 more words

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