Swedish and Ugandan singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Pheeyownah‘s debut album, SILVER, was released on Friday, May 3 and marked a strong start to the musician’s discography. Packed full of R&B instrumentals and driving percussion, SILVER is nothing short of mesmerizing. The influence of Pheeyownah’s history as a dancer is clear on nearly every track. Her music is … More Album Review: Pheeyownah – SILVER
“Sibling pop duo” Klashing Black, out of Northwest Ohio, dropped their debut full-length album, Who We Were. Who We Are. last Friday, August 17. Smooth lyrics deal with nostalgia, growing up, and the classic and ever-constant theme of change as the background is filled with either rich synth or mellow guitar picking and ’80s-inspired drum beats. … More Album Review: Klashing Black – Who We Were. Who We Are.
Perhaps the most remarkable part of EXNATIONS‘ Tiny Sound In The Dark EP, due for release tomorrow, is not its classic synth or its poppy melodies; it is the EP’s impressive cohesion, despite the fact that all three band members were rarely in the same place at the same time. According to the band’s bio, frontman … More EP Review: EXNATIONS – Tiny Sound In The Dark
Charley James graduated from high school and self-released an electropop EP in one fell swoop this summer. The EP, titled Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?, dropped on June 29. Its themes are familiar to any high school student, especially those who are slated to move to college in the fall: he sings about youth, first loves, and the … More EP Review: Charley James – Baby We’re Optimists, Remember?
In Columbus, the name “Damn The Witch Siren” is synonymous with dark, sexy bubblegum pop. The band, who has been releasing music since 2014, has established a strong fanbase with its intense “witch rock,” and its latest album, Red Magic, has garnered even more praise. Everything about Red Magic is over-the-top; whether it’s the lyrics that emphasize … More Album Review: Damn The Witch Siren – Red Magic
The dichotomy between breathy vocals and heavy-handed alternative pop-rock instrumentals in Little Coyote’s “The Trouble With Teeth” is both catchy and cathartic; it’s often difficult to tell whether the consistently mournful feeling is from foggy vocals, hard instrumentals, or less-than-sunny lyrics. It’s an inviting sadness, however – rather than alienating, Little Coyote welcomes you with … More Album Review: Little Coyote – The Trouble With Teeth
With a musical history as rich as her sound, Brooklyn electro-pop artist SIRMA has finally settled on an exciting blend of pop and alternative (with a touch of EDM) for her debut EP, “To Love”, out this Friday, July 28. … More EP Review: SIRMA – To Love
After seeing Sleeptalk at a Tuned Up show and meeting a boy who’s borderline obsessed with them – not only does he run the band’s street team, but I once got a Snapchat of him covered in Sleeptalk stickers as a joke – I had high hopes for the band’s self-titled, out this Friday, July … More Album Review: Sleeptalk – Sleeptalk
Oh Wonder, a London-based duo, has one of the most unique debut stories of all time. In September of 2014, Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht set out to write, record, and release one song a month for a year. The two pulled it off, releasing their debut self-titled album in early September 2015. The … More Album Review: Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder
Digisaurus, a local synth-pop musical group located in Columbus, Ohio, has a setup that’s more interesting than a traditional band. It’s a group of about five people who get together weekly with a theme and write songs based on that. Sometimes, people will have pre-set notions or clips of audio that they will bring to … More Artist Interview: Digisaurus