Indie Pop

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

Lennon Stella: A Music Career Taking Off In ‘Three. Two. One.’

Photo Credit: Aidan Zamiri Lennon Stella is a Canadian actress turned singer who is gaining worldwide attention for her creative talents. With the combination of being in a creative family, working on a hit TV series, and having recently released her first album, Lennon is a serene force to be reckoned with. Lennon grew up… Read more

The Aces: Utah’s Indie Rock Explosion

Photo Credit: Red Bull Records If you’re playing poker, four Aces is a pretty winning hand. That remains the case when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by the Provo, Utah all-girl alternative band the Aces, which is comprised of Katie Henderson (guitar), McKenna Petty (bass) and sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (lead… Read more

Childish Gambino – ‘3.15.20’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pavielle Garcia 3.15.20 is a combination of early Kanye West, 80’s Prince and a sample of Zhane’s “Hey Mr. DJ.” It makes us reminisce about the good old days. At the same time, it feels like Donald Glover pushes the restart button with his “We are, we are, we are” intro in “0.00”,… Read more

COIN – ‘Dreamland’ Album Review

Photo Credit: David O’Donohue The first side of COIN that we’re exposed to on the band’s third album Dreamland is a solid but overall unspectacular cluster of synth-rock tunes, enjoyable and bouncy but largely interchangeable with pretty much any of the similar music sounds out there. “Into My Arms”, in particular, is also unhelped by… Read more

ROLE MODEL: Oh, How Perfectly Imperfect

Photo Credit: Clare Gillen Tucker Pillsbury uses his voice as a means to express issues he has faced. With the combined efforts of quality production and heart-felt lyrics, ROLE MODEL jumps into issues such as relationships, self-doubt, and depression. From Portland, Maine, Tucker adopted his stage name from Paul Rudd’s part in Role Models. Originally… Read more

LovelyTheBand: Healing Emotional Scars Through Music

Photo Credit: Guerin Blask In the short time that this band has been on the music scene, they’ve created hit songs that listeners and music charts adore. LovelyTheBand is composed of three performers who are passionate about expression and connection. They skyrocketed in fame due to successfully relating on an emotional level to the masses…. Read more

Bryce Vine – ‘Carnival’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Juco via WB Records Bryce Vine is the modern day equivalent of an Outkast member and Childish Gambino musical love child. Vine, who adopted the stage name based on his love of “vinyl” jazz records is a self proclaimed “suave hippie,” and began garnering national attention after appearing as a contestant on FOX… Read more

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Katy Cummings Maybe they should be called Two Face Cinema Club. This Northern Ireland band allegedly consists of guitarists – pay attention now: guitarists – Sam Halliday and Alex Trimble (Trimble is also the lead vocalist) and bassist Kevin Baird. Concert photos found through a Google image search show these same people playing… Read more

Bastille – ‘Doom Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett The London four-piece band Bastille certainly started out promisingly enough a couple of years ago, with their debut album Bad Blood (they even beat Taylor Swift to the use of that title), punctuated by the refreshingly terrific single “Pompeii,” which deservedly went Top Five in the U.S. and achieved triple… Read more