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  Take Your Name by Martha Ffion



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On the money

Right on trend for yesterday and today, “Take Your Name” should bring Martha Ffion some welcome attention with her sonorous voice sailing upon a glorious sea of reverb and retro intensive style towards the port that is my wallet.


Review date:  January 28, 2018
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  A Pit by VETO



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Melodramatic

A song that is nothing if not melancholy, “A Pit” is nonetheless blessed with an attention to detail seldom seen these days and a melodramatic vocal performance that could easily be that of a tortured poet.


Review date:  January 28, 2018
  www.facebook.com/v3t0.c0m

  Undone by Art of Shades



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Laidback

I suppose that “Undone” by Art of Shades can be regarded as a song from the streets of today with that laidback urban beat providing an appealing post-midnight vibe that is sympathetically balanced by the voice of Sylo Nozra.


Review date:  January 28, 2018
  www.facebook.com/ArtofShades

  Lockdown by LINES



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Persistent

Lines keep it routine within the electro pop confines of their song “Lockdown” whilst displaying the kind of musical persistence that would make any sequencer jealous.


Review date:  January 28, 2018
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  Wolf by DYLYN



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Insistent

An insistent post midnight dancefloor beat drives “Wolf” forward with DYLYN’s voice matching the rhythm and maxing out the assertive vibe exuded by the lyrics. It’s undoubtedly a pop song for our synthetic times.


Review date:  January 20, 2018
  facebook.com/callmeDYLYN

  Feeling Good by John the Martyr



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Soulful

A song that does what it says on the tin, “Feeling Good” by John the Martyr relies on that old-time soul groove for motivation with Bill Hudson’s voice having the mark of a man who tells it like it is. The song might well sound like yesterday but it still works today.


Review date:  January 20, 2018
  www.johnthemartyr.com

  Heat by Leyya



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Electro cool

Coolly hypnotic, “Heat” nudges Austrian duo Leyya one step further up the ladder to Euro electropop success and there is a certain wistfulness to the female vocals that provides more than sufficient Justification to avoid any accusation of a robotic takeover.


Review date:  January 20, 2018
  www.facebook.com/Leyya.Music

  Cascades by Lydian Collective



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Old head

There is something antique about a jazz flavoured instrumental and “Cascade” by The Lydian Collective does seem more of the past than the present but, as with fine wine, those with a few too many years on the clock will find this song much to their taste.


Review date:  January 20, 2018
  www.facebook.com/LydianCollective/

  Christ’s Entry into Govan by Trembling Bells



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Hippy trippy

For many, Trembling Bells will always be the preferred purveyor of hippy trippy folk rock time travelled from better times to today. Their song, “Christ’s Entry into Govan”, rambles accordingly but the appeal of Lavinia Blackwell’s voice remains eternal.


Review date:  January 14, 2018
  www.tremblingbells.com

  Commit by Paulaa



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Modern

If modern day urban pop is your thing then joy will be found in “Commit” by Paulaa with the song being the polished to a fine shine so that it can slip straight into your iPhone playlist.


Review date:  January 14, 2018
  www.facebook.com/paulaamusic

  You Are My World by Agnese Stengrevics



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Modern

“You Are My World”, remarkably, arrives courtesy of a Latvian singer called Agnese Stengrevics although this accomplished song is so transatlantic in its electropop influences that even the trained ear would think this song a product of the good old US of A.


Review date:  January 14, 2018
  www.agnesestengrevics.com

  Hollow by NAIIVI



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Unconvincing

Given the song’s downbeat style, “Hollow” would have been an odd choice for a single anyway and, with NAIIVI giving a somewhat uncertain vocal performance, the opportunity for exposure is duly lost.


Review date:  January 14, 2018
  www.facebook.com/thenaiivi

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