Single Review: “A Place You Grew Up In” – Laveda

This track starts off all mild mannered and chilled… and the vocals wonder over the guitar riff.. but the timing of the riff should have given me the clue because everything comes powering in at around the 0:50 second mark, and it turns into a gorgeous indie pop track. Those guitars are beautifully played! The …

Single Review: “Focus” – Nyla Sings

Nyla Sings – Focus This is a gorgeous acoustic number! WOW. Nyla’s voice comes in giving the whole song warmth, over a bed of acoustic guitar, finger snaps, 808 drums and synth bass. The beat stutters nicely skipping little bits here and there which makes it pleasing to the ear. Thing is though…. It’s short …

Single Review: “When I Fall” – BRAVE JAMES ft. Oli Rockberger

BRAVE JAMES is back with a new track featuring a singer songwriter that I love and respect, Oli Rockberger. And they deliver! Whereas the last single was a collaboration with with Blue Lab Beats and had a more soulful hip hop vibe this is folktronica at its best, catchy ethereal melodies with dreamy synths, the …

Single Review: “Daffodils” – Sleaze

This is a cracker of a track, the low register vocal reminds me a little bit of Damon Albarn that disinterested tone, but don’t let that fool you because it’s a cracker of a song with lyrics that are pure one liners. The disinterested vibe is intentional if you listen to the lyrics that’s all …

Single Review: “Bluff” – Morena Santi and D’Larm

This tune… Morena comes out all cylinders firing with a fine vocal over drums made up 808 sounds, and analogue synth parts. This is the kind of tune you can easily get down to.  Morena delivers a playful vocal, which sits right on top of the instrumental, and you can tell she had fun while …

Single Review: “When Love Comes (Jae Euax Remix)”

This song comes with such a gentle Afro beat flavour that took me back to the mother land. Sharyn dropped a gospel flavour that fuses beautiful harmonies with a beat that has percussion doing most of the work, but with the occasional 808 dropping a kick here and there. But this is not about the …

Single Review: “Tinder Bios” – Nina Mckendrick

This song literally embodies all that’s wrong with modern dating in the 21st Century, lyrically referencing how some people have pictures taken with people that they claim to be their sister, all the dating cliches like photos of you in the gym, and not taking yourself too seriously.  In the hell that’s the online dating …