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Hyro the Hero on his new mixtape Kids Against The Monsters, the staying power of genre-bending rock-rap, and how his Trinidadian heritage makes its way into his music

Houston-bred rap-rock fusion artist Hyro the Hero (formerly known as Hyro da Hero) is burning down the familiar lines that separated genres with a unique creative fire that brings them together and makes the old new again. 

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Soundhoose on new album Quarantine Psycho, “Mr. Bad Luck”, and staying true to yourself

Soundhoose has written the perfect album to make sense of all the feelings and thoughts you’ve had during quarantine with their 2021 release Quarantine Psycho, and they’re just beginning to scratch the surface of their talent. 

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Billie Marten on her upcoming album Flora Fauna, supporting the backbone of the industry and finally enjoying gigs

Billie Marten’s new album is her statement of purpose: Flora Fauna is an affirmation of undeniable talent and, this time, it sounds like Billie believes it too.

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High Functioning – High Functioning EP

Released on Friday, April 23, via Airbag Records, High Functioning’s eponymous debut EP is a white-hot thrasher. It’s fast-paced punk at its finest, compact but more than enough to tide you over. The production value here is through the roof—it was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in Hackney by Grammy-winner Liam Watson, who famously worked on The White Stripes’ Elephant.

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Weezer – OK Human Live with the LA Philharmonic + YOLA

On April 17, from The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, California, Weezer, along with the LA Philharmonic and the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, put on a very special live stream. 

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FancyNormal’s Noni and Jules on their debut Starters & Appetizers, authenticity in pop and hard to swallow pills

Newly-formed Melbourne pop duo FancyNormal are launching full throttle across romantic 80s synth soundscapes with their subtly profound debut EP, Starters & Appetizers.

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Black Honey’s Izzy B. Phillips on the beginning of their rise to new pop stardom

In the fall of 2019, Black Honey entered the studio and started recording their sophomore album. COVID-19 hit in early 2020, and the whole world went under multiple lockdowns. There were false starts, bad-to-worse middles, new hopes, bittersweet and triumphant ends – and through it all, Izzy B. Phillips and Black Honey masked up, locked down, and kept Written and Directed on […]

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Waterparks – Greatest Hits

The latest and considerably most ambitious addition to Waterparks’ alphabetized discography is the highly anticipated Greatest Hits. The record’s name alone is setting the bar high, but this is not a band that would make such a statement unless they could not only meet but succeed expectations.

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MF Tomlinson – Strange Time

A bleak reality was still setting in as we passed the one-year mark of the degradation of our social cocoons. MF Tomlinson’s first full-length project, Strange Time, landed amidst this bleak anniversary, one full trip around the sun after the world suddenly shut down. 

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Cowboy Flying Saucer – ‘Mascara’

Following on from their recent LP release, Cowboy Flying Saucer are set to drop a double-sided single today, April 2. ‘Mascara’ is headlining in this instance, followed by ‘I Threw Something Awful On It’. This is a strictly limited physical release with only 25 copies of the 7″ available (and already sold out at the time of this review!), with […]

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Waterparks – The Anti-Tour Performance

The music industry as we know it has changed drastically, and artists are now desperate to find new ways to connect with their fans. With shows not feasible in most countries currently, live streams have become the new norm. Texas-bred band Waterparks are one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon, offering ticket and merch packages for a live […]

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Top singles from up and coming artists: March 2021

Every month an absolute plethora of artists release music, many of whom are yet to break into the mainstream scene. There simply isn’t enough time to listen to them all, but we’ve been listening to new artists all month, trying to consume as much new music as possible. To make it even easier for you to discover new talent, we’ve […]

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Black Honey – Written & Directed

Brighton indie rockers Black Honey made a splash with their eponymous 2018 debut, leaving them with huge shoes to fill in regards to their follow-up. With vocalist Izzy B. Phillips at the helm, Written & Directed drives home what is, of late, a particularly relevant message of female empowerment.

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The Maine – XOXO Livestream

The Maine are ushering in a new era, the XOXO era. To celebrate the oncoming era, the end of the last one, and the release of the new single ‘Sticky’, they held a free livestream.  After a countdown of over 15 minutes, the screen goes black, and the anticipation of what to expect is strong. What will the setlist be like? Will […]

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Radio Silence – Isolation

The EP is billed as a modern punk take on Beach Boys-style 50s/60s rock n roll and surf music. This turned out to be the perfect way to describe this bundle of raw energy that we’re calling an EP. It’s fair to say you should expect more than just good vibrations, and if you turn up the volume, that’s exactly […]