Berlin-based singer-songwriter, AKA KELZZ has set a precedent with their latest release: ‘The Drama Series’ – an audio TV show. A DIY bedroom production, the EP explores a journey of thoughts and feelings people “may have been hiding from”. A gentle start with the first track – ‘Intro’, the subtle mixture of neo-soul and a chill groove whisks audiences through AKA KELZZ’s internal challenges and personal battles. Tickling your senses with an uplifting resolution, the body of work encompasses influences from artists such as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and India Arie.
Hailing from North London ‘BUZZKILL!’ hopes to be the statement release The Pink Nostalgia has been teasing. The track is an exploration of self reflection by soloist, Joseph James, confronting anxiety in an indie-electronic way. Since the release of their ethereal self-titled debut EP, The Pink Nostalgia have made waves in the dream-pop scene. With ‘PEACHES’ as the lead single, their sound has been likened to The 1975, Wolf Alice, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, The Japanese House, and Bon Iver, to name but a few. In 2021, The Pink Nostalgia began work on ‘MONOCHROME’. Branded as their conceptual second EP, lead singles like ‘THE COMEDOWN’, ‘PLUTO’ and ‘DRIFTED’ received great praise from their fans and press alike.
INFL Interviews Moxxy Jones and Isabelle to celebrate the release of their recent collaboration ‘Another Yesterday’
The San Francisco-based Synth Pop duo, Moxxy Jones, have just released their latest single ‘Another Yesterday’ – their first collaboration with American vocal powerhouse Isabelle. ‘Another Yesterday’ is Moxxy Jones’ fourth release under Starita Records, taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Unnoticed.’ Described as ‘diving into the nostalgia of what once was so good, and having hope for its return,’ it’s fitting that ‘Another Yesterday’ was inspired by the catchy melodies of 80s and 90s pop music. Isabelle’s beautifully strong mezzo-soprano vocals are paired with R&B/funk guitars, ambient synth progressions and a pulsing bass. I’m Not From London spoke to Moxxy Jones and Isabelle about ‘Another Yesterday’ and their upcoming projects.
From an assortment of locations across the US, indie-pop enthused 19 Miles Per Hour are set to release their new single, ‘CONTRADICTIONS’ September 2022. With the goal to unite using music, the quartet centralises upon the notion that melodies have the power to make us feel like we are not alone in this world. Culturally relevant lyricism coupled with catchy yet passionate rhetoric, 19 Miles Per Hour hope to bring further awareness to conversations surrounding mental health.
People are going through many struggles right now, our world is overwhelmed with catastrophes, war and disaster. Approximately 280 million people in the world have depression. Music is a way to cope, escape and evolve from such negativity, and communicate hope with listeners. To achieve this, uplifting sound designs were a key feature of the track – utilizing synth arpeggios developed to create a musical hook. Whilst the lyricism is fundamentally a timeless pop melody that will get stuck in your head, they convey the narrative of taking the listener on a journey of healing.
With a combination of dreamlike synths and rhythmic drum beats, Candy Riot’s ‘Moonstar’ teleports you back to the 80s – you can’t help but tap your foot and groove along to their music. Each track provides a different feel and mood for the listener, all of which feel tranquil. For me, the paired vocals and harmonies are beautifully angelic and I believe they add a subtle magical essence to the tracks. The lyrics touch on all sorts of topics that resonated with me as I listened. I found that in my mind, the rhythms felt beautifully polyphonic yet still blending so well with the other parts of the track in a satisfying conclusion.
Hailing from Seattle, The Refusers are an up and coming Modern Rock band with a penchant for writing infectious music and controversial narratives. Rallying 107K followers on Facebook, Michael Belkin (Songwriter, Guitar & Lead Vocals), Ehssan Karimi (Drums), Eric Robert (Keyboards) and Steve Newton (Bass, Backing Vocals), blast through the establishment’s twisted goals – performing songs of melodic defiance. Gearing up to release their latest musical escapade, ‘EAT THE BUGS’ [9th of September 2022] features signature modern rock sounds and tendentious lyricism. The single will be the first release of many more to come, satisfying the political symposium of the quartet’s global following. The Refusers draw inspiration from personal issues – coupled with societal commentary that evokes emotional responses, the band intends to engage existing audiences and reach out to new ones.
Supported by two local bands, Red Rum Club headlined a sold out Rough Trade on the 21st March as part of their UK tour.
First to take to the …
Red Rum Club bring their acclaimed new album ‘Matador’ to Nottingham’s Rough Trade tomorrow!
Purveyors of a uniquely “Tarantino-inspired”, spaghetti-western flavoured sound that marries mariachi brass to indie rock’n’roll, these desperados from Liverpool have …