Synth Pop

Pale Waves: Loving Them is Easy and Here’s Why

Photography: Jordan Curtis Hughes Pale Waves are an Indie pop group from Manchester, England. The band is composed of four members, Heather Baron-Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani, and Charlie Wood. Heather met Ciara while they were in college and decided to make music together. Heather was the lead singer and guitarist and Ciara was the… Read more

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alana O’Herlihy The instant takeaway from Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus’ toe-dip into the dark arts of Rock ‘N Roll, is that her voice has always been the key to her individuality. It conveys pangs of heartbreak, anger, or complicated love in waters much deeper than those her peers navigate. She commands a towering… Read more

LANY – ‘Mama’s Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Los Angeles-based and Nashville-born band LANY is embarking on a fresh new journey with their third album mama’s boy. The album is full of alternative rock, dreamy lite-pop and acoustic guitar that expands the honest virtue of their songwriting by mixing in ideas from new collaborators like Russian-American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan… Read more

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more

PVRIS – ‘Use Me’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes PVRIS (pronounced just like the capital of France) has returned with Use Me, their third LP,  featuring more direct input by lead singer Lynn Gunn. The Lancaster, MA, band, formerly known as Operation Guillotine, sharpens their knife with this newest collection of songs that hits harder, bangs louder, and hurts deeper… Read more

Troye Sivan – ‘In a Dream’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Tim Ashton Troye Sivan is the name that is now unanimous with queer artists on the rise, but not limited to the former statement. He is creating buzz with good reason to back it up. With a humble and enigmatic image, the singer creates an aura that would seldom attract attention. He is… Read more

Lights: Making Waves in Electro-Pop

Photo Credit: Matt Barnes Valerie Anne Poxleitne, known by her stage name Lights, was born on April 11, 1987 in Timmins, Ontario. Growing up her family moved to different countries across the globe. Valerie learned how to play the guitar from her dad. In high school, Valerie joined the metal band Shovel Face. As she… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’ Album Review

Photo credit: Beth Garrabrant The one thing 2020 was guaranteed not to deliver was another Taylor Swift album – it was a year ago that the singer released her seventh album, Lover, and fans are still deliberating over which song should have been the next radio single, campaigning with their usual fire-fueled ferocity for their… Read more

The Aces – ‘Under My Influence’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Red Bull Records In 1967, a song called “New York Mining Disaster 1941” was released to radio stations but did not list the artist. The DJs listened to it, assumed it was the Beatles, and thus put it into heavy rotation. Even when the actual artist was revealed as a new band called the Bee Gees, people still believed that… Read more