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News: Mike and Mandy - Ash Rain (2021)

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Picture Credit: Mike and Mandy Mike and Mandy - Ash Rain Release Date: February 28, 2021 Length: 04:25 Genre: Alternative Rock / Prog Rock Origin: Los Angeles , California , USA Last time, Mike and Mandy were featured on MangoWave was in January 27's Discoveries of the Week . With their recent release "Ash Rain" the Californian duo is musicking an apocalyptic scenario. Referring to both, the wildfires raging through the American West Coast, and toxic relationships, Mike and Mandy present their new banger. "Ash Rain" is a powerfully rolling Alternative Rock hymn with strong Prog Rock influence. The new hit by Mike and Mandy sounds like a thunderstorm that discharges high voltage. It is a deeply empowering and liberating anthem combining the forces of nature and the human desire for freedom. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. This coverage was created via Musosoup  #Sustainablecurator Mike and Mandy Online:

EP Review: Lewca - 3 Kids and a Mortgage (2020)

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Picture Credit: Lewca Lewca - 3 Kids and a Mortgage Release Date: December 04, 2020 Label: selfrelease Format: Digital Length: 16:25 Genre: Indie Rock / Rap Origin: Paris , France Somewhere in Paris, probably in a room that keeps at least two souvenirs from Brixton, close to a can of beer and a glass of rum, most certainly in view of The Clash's "Combat Rock", Lewca has written the lyrics for his first EP "3 Kids and a Mortgage" - at least, it would make sense. Lewca is an Indie and Hip Hop artist from the French capital who is merging different styles of rock and rap music. One of the central features of "3 Kids and a Mortgage" though, is a strong influence by the sounds of the 1980s - 80s rock, 80s rap, 80s synthwave, 80s galore! "3 Kids and a Mortgage" is a hilarious album for rap and rock fans who do not take themselves too seriously. The musical style goes from (mocked) Gangster Rap over New Wave to boppy Indie Rock. Lewca is self-ironi

News: Riot Spears - Mermaid Bitch (2021)

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Picture Credit: Riot Spears Riot Spears - Mermaid Bitch Release Date: April 16, 2021 Length: 05:20 Genre: Grunge / Punk Rock Origin: Berlin , Germany Berlin's Grunge Punk trio Riot Spears has recently released their debut album "Bad" (March 26, 2021, Ladies&Ladys ). Now, the album's longest track (apart from the hidden track) has received its own music video which can be described as a fantastic subaquaeous reverie. ATTENTION If you have an affinity to photosensitive epilepsy , you might prefer the Bandcamp play button below the video! Bad by Riot Spears "Mermaid Bitch" is a sonic journey to the bottom of the ocean, exploring the realms of Arielle  from a perspective that the films did not show. Riot Spears present their underwater trip via some heavy mid-tempo Grunge Punk with a certain tendency towards Stoner Rock - a song as dynamic and as heavy as the ocean. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. R

News: Tarah Who? - Illusion of Freedom (2021)

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Picture Credit: Tarah Who? Tarah Who? - Illusion of Freedom Release Date: April 02, 2021 Length: 03:27 Genre: Grunge / Punk Rock Origin: Los Angeles , California , USA LA's Tarah Who? are back with another smashing Grunge and Punk Rock single. After their recent release " Manners " dealt with the conservative and oppressive values of religion, "Illusion of Freedom" takes on the privilege of being born at the right place. Some are lucky, others have to struggle from the beginning, and a lot even have to flee from where they are from. The message of this song is clear, no one has chosen where they were born into this world, and no one should have the right to define others by their origin. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. Tarah Who? Online: Homepage Facebook Twitter Instagram Bandcamp Apple Music YouTube Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music? Here's MusoSoup! Follow M

News: Natasha Ghosh feat. Kid Kio - Paradise (2021)

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Picture Credit: Natasha Ghosh / Kid Kio Natasha Ghosh feat. Kid Kio - Paradise Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 03:14 Genre: Indie Pop / Dream Pop Origin: Utrecht , Netherlands "Paradise" is a song that Dutch artist wrote for her partner during the lockdown. It is a song for all the lovers, admirers, and passionate people who cannot be at the same place as their loved ones. Natasha Ghosh creates a fictional space where the lovers can meet in their dreams and their desire for each other. The LoFi R'n'B track was produced by Kid Kio and perfectly fits the dreamy and emotional narrative. "Paradise" is a sonic reverie that is completed by Natasha Ghosh's stunning voice, and soulful content. Kid Kio and Natasha Ghosh have produced a beautiful hymn for the lovers, and have also shown that the two artists are a musical match. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. This coverage was created via Musosoup  #

Single Review: Detention - 56 Minutes (2020)

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Picture Credit: Detention Detention - 56 Minutes Release Date: September 07, 2020 Length: 02:29 Genre: Skate Punk Origin: Akron , Ohio , USA Have you heard about the rumours that punk was dead? It's a lie! Here are Luke Konopka  (drums), Fritz Dannemiller  (bass), Evans Cox  (guitar), and Elliott Carter (vocals) from Akron, Ohio. The winners of the 24th Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off play powerful and melodic Punk Rock for the skate parks, for the beach, and for people of all ages. Driven by a powerful off-beat riffs, the Ohian quartet deals with typical issues of adolescent life these days. The uncertainty of what is about to happen in the future, and not being taken seriously by self-righteous adults are enveloped in a boppy, dynamic, and humourist sonic package. The melodic Skate Punk by Detention comes with a small portion of Grunge and will easily please fans of The Distillers or Death by Horse . Detention prove that Punk Rock is alive. So, can Greenday please finally retir

Album Review: David Christy Jones - Welcome to Virology (2021)

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Photograph: Laura Raye Design: David Christy Jones David Christy Jones - Welcome to Virology Release Date: April 17, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: CD / Digital Length: 32:07 Genre: Prog Rock / Alternative Rock Origin: Cork , Ireland The debut album by Cork's David Christy Jones  is as colourful and versatile as the new reality we are still trying to cope with. The amount of changes and shifts of paradigms are just uncountable: partially it appears that people finally begin listening to science. At the same time, the capitalists still seem to have better arguments than those who want to save lives. And finally, the influence of idiots, conspiracy theorists, and proto-fascists is on the rise, too. How to cope with this madness? Don't we have enough problems anyways? Losing our jobs, not being able to visit our grandparents, or basically trying not to die from COVID, we are facing those new issues. Also, I heard something is going on with the climate... Well, David Christy Jone

News: Jace Metz - Above Water (2021)

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Picture Credit: Jace Metz Jace Matz - Above Water Release Date: March 04, 2021 Length: 03:00 Genre: Grungegaze / Rap Origin: Long Beach , California / Houston , Texas , USA With his song “Above Water”, Jace Metz has written an empowering anthem for everyone who is going through tough and challenging times. Of course, this tune fits the contemporary situation perfectly, as the global pandemic and its social or economic consequences for many people cause daily struggle. Hence, Jace Metz carries an important message to everyone who is faced with the desperation caused due to lockdowns, loss of employment, or lack of regular social interaction. From a first-person point of view, the musician describes the ongoing struggle, and the memo to himself to keep his head “Above Water”. It is a narrative that many people can relate with in these times, and even without reference to COVID, it is a powerfully empowering song. Jace Metz envelops his urge to not give up in a great soundscape mad

EP Review: Κραυγή - Κραυγή (2021)

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Picture Credit: Κραυγή Artwork: Lisa Lawrence and Aether Vortex Designs Κραυγή -  Κραυγή Release Date: March 10, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: Digital Length: 21:55 Genre: Depressive and Suicidal Black Metal Origin: Greece / Brazil Κραυγή (pronounce: Kravghi; Greek for "Scream") is a transcontinental Old School Black Metal project with a strong tendency to subgenres such as DSBM and Raw Black Metal. Κραυγή consists of Brazilian artist  Enrih Strange (bass, guitar, drums, mix), and Grito  (lyrics, vocals) from Greece. Κραυγή (Self-Titled) Ep by Κραυγή The sound on their selftitled debut EP can best be described as a merciless blizzard. The music blows like a brutal storm of icicles and the intensity of the relentless cold of Siberian winter. The lyrics are all in Greek (I guess) and are performed in a brachial early-day Black Metal manner. Fans of pre- Attila  Mayhem will like this a lot. Κραυγή play the music for everyone who cannot get enough of winter. It is a stoic and

News: Nordi Blue - Eye of the Hurricane (2021)

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Picture Credit: Nordi Blu Nordi Blu - Eye of the Hurricane Release Date: February 19, 2021 Length: 03:17 Genre: Soul / R'n'B Origin: Los Angeles , California , USA Break-ups have the potential to become enduring and dirty fights. For artists, they also contain the source for powerful works, and those outputs then can empower other people who are affected by the struggles of a break-up. One perfect example is the new song "Eye of the Hurricane" by LA's singer and songwriter Nordi Blu. The artist, who by the way was a quater finalist in The Voice of Germany, has produced an impressive anthem musicking the rollercoaster ride of emotions and feelings during this final phase of a relationship. Toxicity, self-care, and empowerment are presented in a powerful R'n'B and Soul hymn. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. This coverage was created via Musosoup  #Sustainablecurator Nordi Blu Online: Homepage Faceboo

News: Not Now Norman & Geo Moon - Run Boy (2021)

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Picture Credit: Not Now Norman / Geo Moon Not Now Norman & Geo Moon - Run Boy Release Date: February 19, 2021 Length: 03:50 Genre: Alternative Rock / Drum'n'Bass Some of you might remember that Not Now Norman were recently featured in the Discoveries of the Week . With the recent single "Run Boy", the Alternative Rock band from Berwick upon Tweed is presenting something very special to us. Producer Geo Moon contacted Not Now Norman vocalist Taylor  via social media to request this collaboration. Hence, Geo Moon wrote a melody that is inspired by the scene from GoT in which King's Landing is attacked by the dragons. This cinematic soundscape is beautifully refined by the melodic and power Alternative Rock by Not Norman, and especially by Taylor 's stunning vocals. The result is an impressively unique sound between dynamic Drum'n'Bass and powerful Modern Metal. "Run Boy" is a shiny gem not only for fans of Game of Thrones. Content from the

News: Doug & The Slugz - Pistoled (2021)

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Doug & The Slugz - Pistoled Release Date: April 15, 2021 Length: 02:47 Genre: Oi! Origin: Los Angeles , California , USA "Pistoled" is a heavy drinking hymn, originally written back in 1984 by LA's Oi! legends Doug & The Slugz. The dynamic song prepares our parched throats for the upcoming album "Boots, Braces & A Bad Attitude". Doug & The Slugz Online: Homepage Facebook Instagram YouTube Spotify Looking for affordable and high quality promotion for your music?  Here's MusoSoup! Follow MangoWave on Telegram DONATE

Album Review: The Pighounds - Hilleboom (2021)

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Picture Credit: The Pighounds The Pighounds - Hilleboom Release Date: April 16, 2021 Label: Noisolution Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital Length: 36:54 Genre: Alternative Rock / Grunge / Desert Rock Origin: Dortmund , Germany Peter  and Sandro  are one half of Dortmund's Stoner Rock band Fitches . Whether this quartet still exists or not shall not be answered in this review. Nevertheless, the two musicians formed The Pighounds three years ago. If you have questions about the band name, click here . Ambitious, loaded with energy, and with itchy feet, Sandro  and Peter started writing song after song, and played plenty of concerts alongside The Libertines, Daily Thompson , or AmyJo Doh & The Spangles. The year 2020 then, seemed to be the ideal chance to record the album "Hilleboom" which is now available via Noisolution. "Hilleboom" is an eleven-track series of smashing hits. The Pighounds are fully loaded with energy which they turn into heavy music dynamically.

Album Review: Sounds Of New Soma - Trip (2021)

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Picture Credit: Sounds Of New Soma Sounds Of New Soma - Trip Release Date: April 16, 2021 Label: Tonzonen / Soulfood Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital Length: 42:48 Genre: (Neo-) Krautrock / Berliner Schule Origin: Krefeld , Germany "Trip" - a four-letter word with ony syllable, and yet a term full of different meanings, interpretations, and nuances. The title of Sounds Of New Soma 's newest work is a perfect fit. Dirk Raupach  and Alex Djelassi  present a deep, colourful and versatile instrumental track. On the CD and the digital version, "Trip" is contained as one single track. The vinyl record though has to be flipped around after the first 23 minutes. Trip by Sounds Of New Soma From the first tone on, this album invites you to lean back comfortably, maybe grab a glass of orange juice, and keep some crisps or cookies nearby. This trip is a good and healthy one. The shimmering sounds dance through the sedative atmosphere like tiny flickering lights. Instead of h

EP Review: Jo Below - No Control (2021)

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Picture Credit: Jo Below Jo Below - No Control Release Date: April 16, 2021 Label: Inverse Records Format: Digital Length: 18:17 Genre: Alternative Rock / Alternative Metal Origin: Helsinki , Finland Eight moths after the release of their debut EP " By the Rules ", Helsinki's Jo Below are back with the sophomore "No Control". The quartet consisting of Olli Vartiainen  (drums), Jonne Lindqvist  (bass), Ronni Seppänen  (guitar), and Johanna Kari  (vocals) has produced five new tracks of  melodic, yet intense music. Located around the realms of Alternative Rock and Alternative Metal, Jo Below build up tension with their music. Hence, an electric atmosphere is being created that is heading towards its discharge. The Finnish band knows how to play with expectations of the human hearing and introduces some exciting detours to their sonic thunderstorm. After all, Jo Below is a very exciting release for everyone who loves both massive Rock and Metal, but also appreciat

Album Review: TUFF TURF - Brand New Ways to Be Cruel (2021)

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Picture Credit: TUFF TURF TUFF TURF - Brand New Ways to Be Cruel Release Date: April 12, 2021 Label: American Scream Records Format: CD / Digital Length: 22:03 Genre: Synthwave / Post Punk Origin: Jacksonville , Florida , USA Are you ready for time travel? The vessel we are riding with is called TUFF TURF, and our destination are the colourful dancefloors of the 1980s. Steered with analogue devices, we are navigating to a place where darkness and desire meet. The gasoline in our tank is called Nihilist New Wave, which is a burning hot mixture of Synthwave and Post Punk that will accelerate us to high velocity. So, fasten your seatbelts, put on your sunglasses, and do not dare to forget to take a drink. The newest album by TUFF TURF is called “Brand New Ways to Be Cruel”. It contains ten tracks of feet-moving New Wave that will easily enchant the minds and bodies of fans of Depeche Mode, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, and Fischer-Z. Even fans of кино will find their joy in “Bran