Song reviews


  S’Alright (G.O.T.I.T) by We Three Kings

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Raucous and right to the point, We Three Kings crank up the riffs to kick their song “S’Alright” straight out of the park and into the streets from whence it came. Play loud, drink beer and sing along. It’s alright.

Review date:  February 21, 2020

  Into Colour by Slye

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In Our Time

Slye dives deep into the retro influence pool and emerges with enough in the way of emotional sincerity, loops and sequenced moves to make “Into Colour” into the kind of song that might take you from dancefloor to morning.

Review date:  February 21, 2020

  Spread Out by BYSTS

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Pulsating with the oppressive beats borne of urban decay, “Spread Out” is about as clearly focused song as you might get in these troubled days with BYSTS bringing the walls in on themselves and us. Anarchy will be upon as all soon.

Review date:  February 21, 2020

  Nudes by Tyra Jutai

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In her rather bleakly theatrical way, Tyra Jutai strikes out once more for our attention with her song “Nudes”. Her words have an edge sharpened to the point that most do not have and she therefore easily engages both heart and mind.

Review date:  February 21, 2020

  One Eyed Snake by Lush Puppy

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“One Eyed Snake” might sound like the title of a fun song but this is the world of Lush Puppy and this bouncy ball of angular social commentary manages to ricochet itself across the road into a world of looped anger. This is telling it like it is.

Review date:  February 21, 2020

  Riot by The Runaway Models

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Another robust song from The Runaway Models, “Riot” throughs in enough anger and, dare I say it, political posture to add streetwise attitude to the growing number of reasons to listen to this local band. It’s a three minute song too. Sweet!

Review date:  February 14, 2020

  Screaming Quietly by Kerry Hart

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There is an organic quality to Kerry Hart’s voice that gives her song “Screaming Quietly” a depth that is far from fashionable in these synthetically enhanced days and that makes for a refreshing change. A song that, for a change, speaks sense rather than shouts silliness.

Review date:  February 8, 2020

  Come Over by Dagny

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Ah, the state of the modern pop song comes to my attention once more. “Come Over” is a perfectly constructed song from Dagny and, with plenty of digital polish applied, she makes it one that will easily make the jump from the radio to your Spotify playlist.

Review date:  February 8, 2020

  Fleeting Dance by Alexandra Lost

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Minimalist bedsit electronica meets with fairytale intent as Alexandra Lost take their song “Fleeting Dance” for a casual stroll through the shadows of the night before stopping the song dead in its tracks. I see the light.

Review date:  February 7, 2020

  Bored Beyond Belief by Land of Rubber Men

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Ever thought of chopping up a song into a mix of quirky bits and angular interludes? Land of Rubber Men clearly have and “Bored Beyond Belief (Sometimes)” provides the proof that you can do just that and still make a song that works.

Review date:  February 1, 2020

  Crystalline by Elisabeth Elektra

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Take some standard electro pop moves then add the kind of windswept sentiments that you would expect of a folk singer and you get “Crystalline” by Elisabeth Elektra. She’s not quite standard, that’s for sure.

Review date:  February 1, 2020

  Let Me Hold Your Hand by The Frampton Sisters

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I’m a sucker for harmonies, especially sentimental sibling ones, and the voices that intertwine and twist “Let Me Hold Your Hand” into a wistful enchantment are those of The Frampton Sisters. I feel the need to sigh and watch the sunset.

Review date:  February 1, 2020

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