NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

Independent singers who make music that isn’t in the mainstream are rising in numbers. Indie musicians cum singers often have something celebrity singers don’t have – making music out of pure love and passion for the art. They also help others to materialize their musicality in any way they can. One such singer is Plan – his real name is Harvey Dowell V. Fenellere and his new E.P “Expresso” is set to be released later this year. The genre of Plan’s music is modern hip hop soul and his music speaks of the reality of how a man decides for

Exit 22 Music: “Lesson Learned” captures the listener’s attention!

Chris Calamera’s songwriting and production is what distances him from his pop and rock peer group. He isn’t too big on image, but big on production. What he does is continue to be himself, he lives his brand by not following fickle trends, and stays true to himself. Chris and his music production company, Exit 22 Music know exactly who they are, and what is important, and hence record amazing, timeless music with their crew of collaborators. The music production company’s blend of pop, rock and dance beats has the ability to capture the listener’s attention, both musically and lyrically.

Pop Wonder Ranwin Le-Roy releases debut single “Painting the Canvas”

International, South African born singer-songwriter and influencer Ranwin Le-Roy (24) released his debut single Painting the Canvas March 15th 2018 and is exactly where he wants to do be for now. This Pop/Rnb singer has risen onto the French Charts according to PureBreak charts and has been in studio working alongside Advent on his debut album. Were excited to hear what he will do next since Painting the Canvas was such an interesting turn; heart-breaking yet hard hitting with a Pop/Hip-Hop twist. He wrote exceptional lyrics to this song based on his breakup which according to him was not pretty

Rock Troubadour Pete RG Releases First Single From New Album

In the midst of his highly-anticipated Fall Tour, which includes U.S. and U.K. dates and even a show with multi-platinum selling band Candlebox, Indie Rocker Pete RG has unveiled the debut single from his upcoming album Whatever We Want, Whenever We Want. Entitled Watching The River Go By,  the single debuted October 5 and RG says that, like the rest of the new songs from the forthcoming album, the first track is influenced by the volatile time in which we live especially with regards to the lyrics. The song features RG on lead vocals, rhythm guitars and keys, Dave Krusen

Kidd Cocø: “There” easily captives the listener’s attention

The name “Tropical House” music came about back in 2014 when Australian DJ Thomas Jack coined the phrase as a form of joke, but it caught on and gained immense popularity in 2015, forging a series of exponents since, such as Kygo, Matoma, Lost Frequencies, Seeb and Klingande. The beats for these music often uses elements from Caribbean music particularly Reggae, Dancehall and Soca to get a more mellow island vibe. In recent times Tropical House has been infiltrating mainstream music in a massive way, annoying many Dancehall prophets who say those cool sounds belong to their genre. An 18-year-old

DAV!D&CLARA: “Body Works” – lusciously lusty melodies!

With such a wealth of personal experience to draw from,  DAV!D (David Castillo) and his trustworthy computer CLARA will never be short of lyrical inspiration for his songs, the beating heart of both of them having already been through more than you or I could expect to reasonably encounter in a lifetime. Melody, song structure and a pop sensibility. The latter is something the new album “Body Works” never approaches – intentionally. Yet the signs are that DAV!D, plugging himself in to more obviously gritty electronic production this time has found an intense mode of expression that suits him extremely well. Confessional or redemptive lyrics feature strongly once again, prompting thoughts of DAV!D&CLARA’s finest songs. The project’s primal cry here opens a few emotional and sensual doors – the dark, metallic texture closer to Nine Inch Nails than ever before, but with a Darkwave and EDM twist.

The trimmings may be darkly laced, but when the crunchiness of the sounds threaten to envelop, the lyrical content overwhelms with the flipside. In pop terms, the songs are a shade too complex – but this means the subtly applied electronic cuttings have more time to work their magic, as they often do, in and around the vocals.

Brooding, slowly treading basslines patrol the lower reaches, while the lusciously lusty melodies stick firmly after a few listens. DAV!D&CLARA, it seems, are progressing into a well-rounded, mature songwriting team who play to all their strengths, and in particular the imposing voice, and its ability to move from a confidential whisper to a rabble rousing bellow.

These songs show DAV!D&CLARA in a newly redemptive prime, and will satisfy both short and long term devotees. One of the challenges for any singer is learning how to write songs that fit his or her talents. It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many otherwise good singers forget this simple fact, not that I’m naming any names.

“Body Works” is filled with songs that take advantage of DAV!D’s voice which is melancholy, languorous, slightly disaffected with a core of honest sentiment. If there’s a reason why DAV!D is probably an archetypal synth-type vocalist, it’s showcased on this album. He sounds as goth-rock, new-romantic and industrial as deeply as anyone else I can think of.

DAV!D’s voice is able to undress the listener with its sultry vocal stroking, while CLARA has smooth, clean, fluid lines that are stacked by rumbling buzz-saw stylistics. Together the two, synergize an opiate state and Arcadian conditioning that preens of resonating, visceral and sensuous ambient flourishes.

From the moment the album opens with “Do it like you mean it”, and then moves through standouts like “Blood Moon “X62”, “Sunset Eyes” and “Luxe Life”, you realize that DAV!D&CLARA’s songs are less artsy and more emo-throttled than many of their genre contemporaries.

The industrial tendencies in the synth patterns for the tracks on this album create moving pictures anchored by heavily chained beats with sumptuous emo-driven sonic furls. This is immediately evident in another cluster of standouts:  “Shooting Star”, “Soaked”, “Golden and Delicious” and “Bodywork”.

The lyrics supply carnal answers as the music produces a swirling sieve of synth-textured atmospherics around DAV!D’s breathy vocal rises and falls. The electro streaks turn hard and biting, impressing a Goth rock chill through the wavy melodic tissues. DAV!D&CLARA fuses a number of elements into the music while being steadfast to the inflaming synth chimes.

“Body Works” certainly presents a fully grown and matured DAV!D&CLARA – musically, lyrically, and vocally. The feeling that he lives inside these songs is vivid: both epic and minimalist, the album solidifies his writing abilities while his unshakable baritone reasserts his performing credentials.

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