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.
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.
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.
Homeless, jobless, fearless. You know who they are.
“It won’t be long before these Camden lads take over the world”. Gigslutz.
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