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News: Hybrid Kid - Dabble (2021)

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Picture Credit: Hybrid Kid   Hybrid Kid - Dabble Release Date: September 17, 2021 Length: 03:08 Genre:  G arage Rock Origin:  Brighton ,  England Three months after the 'Fallout' , Danny , Tim , and Fabio  from Brighton are back with single number six. Hybrid Kid's new track 'Dabble' is the sound that will turn your quarantine station into a wild party. Dabble by Hybrid Kid 'Dabble' is a body-moving Garage Rock anthem with a thirsty Punk attitude. The dynamic track is defined by chequered rhythms and fuzzy sounds. The two most outstanding features are the warm bass line that transfers the energetic movement to the next level, and the stunning bridge that leads from a Punk Rock theme over to an anthemic Twee chorus. Music from every post will stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist  for 14 days. This coverage was created via Musosoup  #Sustainablecurator Hybrid Kid Online: Homepage Facebook Twitter Instagram Bandcamp SoundCloud Spotify Looking for affordable and

Mango Monday Mixtape #015

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  Every Monday, I present a collection of 12 tracks that I find worth listening to. If the songs are available on Spotify, they will also be added to the  MangoRotation playlist  (MR) for 14 days. Yet, there will be no extra playlist. Freedumb - Brown Eye Vision   ( MR ) Hardcore Punk - Viken, Norway The Freedumb Curse - Reversed by Freedumb Neon Burton - Trans Siberian Express   ( MR ) Stoner Metal / Psychedelic Rock - Cologne, Germany Mighty Mondeo (2021) by NEON BURTON PAK40 - Hollow Man   ( MR ) Sludge / Noise - York, England Bunker by PAK40 Hungry Ghost - Kill yr Idylls   ( MR ) Psychedelic Punk - Portland, OR, USA Let The Healing Begin by Hungry Ghost Hungry Ghost - Hopeless   ( MR ) Indie Pop / Emo Punk - Belfast, Northern Ireland Hopeless by Hungry Ghost Crooked Bangs - Baudelaire   ( MR ) Punk Rock - Austin, TX, USA II by Crooked Bangs Arctic Flowers - Glass on Ice   ( MR ) Post Punk - Portland, OR, USA Straight To The Hunter by Arctic Flowers Radical Kitten - Shitty Questions

EP Review: Swarm of Spheres - Brother, Take Five (2021)

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Picture Credit: Swarm of Spheres   Swarm of Spheres - Brother, Take Five Release Date: October 15, 2021 Label: No Why Records Format: Vinyl / Digital Length: 23:07 Genre: Sludge / Stoner Rock Origin: Ottawa , Ontario , Canada By only looking at the cover artwork and the title, one might assume that "Brother, Take Five" could be a Blues or Jazz EP (or at least, I did). But you know what they say about the books and judging them by their covers. Swarm of Spheres actually are pretty far away from Blues and Jazz music-wise. Their latest EP was recorded at Boxcar Sound Recording in June 2019, and it contains six tracks that present that darkest side of fuzz-driven sounds. "Brother, Take Five" is a sonic confrontation with PTSD, anxiety, and rage. This EP can be mentioned alongside brutal releases such as Dystopia's "Human = Garbage" or Eyehategod's "Taken as needed for Pain". Swarm of Spheres create a sound that feels like wandering through

EP Review: Keeley - Brave Warrior (2021)

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Picture Credit: Maaike van Liempt   Keeley - Brave Warrior Release Date: June 18, 2021 Label: Dimple Discs Format: Digital Length: 11:47 Genre: Dream Pop / Psychedelic Pop Origin: Dublin , Ireland Dublin's Keeley Moss  is the author of The Keeley Chronicles , an influential blog that is dedicated to the story of Munich's backpacker Inga-Maria Hauser  who got murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988 where she was travelling. True Crime fans will be deeply satisfied by the elaborate processing and workup done by Keeley Moss . This summer, the Irish artist has also released a four-song EP dedicated to the same subject. Together with Alan Maguire  (keyboards and programming), Keeley Moss  has created a sonic tribute to Inga-Marie Hauser , the "Brave Warrior". The EP begins with the dynamic Indie Rock and Post Punk song 'The Glitter and the Glue' (see video above) and thereby introduces the listeners to the story of "Brave Warrior" Inga-Maria . From there on

Album Review: Scarecrow - Scarecrow II (2021)

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Picture Credit: Igor Odincov   Scarecrow - Scarecrow II Release Date: October 22, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: CD / Digital Length: 43:34 Genre: Symphonic Doom Origin: Perm , Russia Two years ago, Russian quartet Scarecrow released their selftitled debut album . The album was highly praised amongst zines, blogs, and fans of the Doom and Prog Metal scene. To be honest, the first album did not catch me at all, and until today I cannot really say why. Nevertheless, now it is 2021 and Scarecrow from Perm are back with their second longplayer which is simply called "Scarecrow II". There has been a small change in the line-up, so guitar player Max  has taken the position from Den . The remaining line-up is unchanged: Artemis is still responsible for vocals, harmonica, and flute, Vadim plays drums and percussions, and Elijah  is on the bass. Thus, here we are with eight new Scarecrow tracks which define the second part of the Central Russian band's musical journey. And right

EP Review: Psy'Aviah - Sunbird (2021) - Guest Feature by Ilya Yclept

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     Psy’Aviah – Sunbird (feat. Oliviya Nicole)   Release Date: October 1, 2021 Label: Alfa Matrix Format: EP Length: 43:20 Genre: dark electro, dark pop, synthpop, indie pop, dream pop Yves Schelpe, the mastermind behind Psy’Aviah, is by no means a newbie to the electronic music scene. The Belgian-based act was established in 2003 and since then has been producing diverse, high-quality releases. The latest one is dedicated to the new song, “Sunbird’, and is packed with a dozen remixes of all shapes and forms.   Psy’Aviah is signed to Alfa Matrix, an underground electronic label, and seems to always stay a bit below the mainstream radars, but definitely can’t be called obscure - Yves worked with a few famous artists, like Kyoko Baertsoen of Hooverphonic, Jennifer Parkin of AYRIA and Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242.   And this kind of explains exactly what you are about to hear - a full 45 minutes of sterile 90’s nostalgia worship, wrapped in every style imaginable. From murmuring electr

Single Review: Heathensun - Beach (2021) - Guest Feature by Ilya Yclept

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        HEATHENSUN – BEACH   Release Date: November 11th, 2021 Label: independent Format: single Length: 03:00 Genre: NU METAL A new name on the nu metal scene - Heathensun rushes in with ambitions to head the genre revival. The band presents the edgy and offensive breed of alternative metal, in the vein of Mudvayne banged Sum41 and had a baby who is homeschooled because he is too smart. And while Limp Bizkit return with a newer modern sound, Heathensun provide exactly the opposite - simplistic riffing, fat bass, rapping and scratches. “Beach” managed to climb to the 7th position of Top 100 Metal Tracks on iTunes, becoming the living proof of resurrected interest towards nu metal in general (and “Beeech” screams in particular). Looks like during the pandemic everyone realised how tired they are from pathetic hardcore manifests and deep reflecting lyrics. Jokes aside, if “Having sex with you was like catching stardust/ RIP my dick/ Dust to dust” doesn’t melt your heart, i don’t know wha