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Split Review: DCxPC Live Volume 2 Presents: TV Generation & The Sinema Uncle Lou’s ‘Loustream’ Benefit Orlando, FL (2021)

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Picture Credit: DCxPCLive   DCxPC Live Volume 2 Presents: TV Generation & The Sinema Uncle Lou’s ‘Loustream’ Benefit Orlando, FL Release Date: May 15, 2021 Label: DCxPC Live Format: Vinyl / Digital Length: 10:19 Welcome to the second round of DCxPC Live. We recently took a closer look at the first 7’’ Split featuring Call in Dead and 2AMature . The sophomore DCxPC Live release was recorded at legendary Uncle Lou’s Entertainment in Orlando, Florida. Originally, a three-way split of The Sinema, TV Generation, and Call in Dead as planned to celebrate two recently granted awards: The Sinema won Orlando’s best Metal band, and Call in Dead won Orlando’s best Punk band. As Call in Dead vocalist Jaeh had to call in sick on short notice (no pun intended here), the schedule had to be shortened. Hence, here it is: “DCxPC Live Volume 2 Presents: TV Generation & The Sinema Uncle Lou’s ‘Loustream’ Benefit Orlando, FL”. The sympathetic Skate Punk band TV Generation has contributed three son

News: Jiva - Mantra | מנטרה

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Picture Credit: Jiva   Jiva - Mantra | מנטרה Release Date: March 22, 2021 Length: 04:00 Genre: Dark Pop / Alternative Rock Origin: Ashkelon , Israel On her newest single, Ashkelon's exceptional artist Jiva Taranenko  processes the prayer by Frederick Salomon Perl , one of the founders of the Gestalt therapy alongside Laura Perl  and Paul Goodman . The Hebrew lyrics by Jiva emphasize the uniqueness of each living being and necessity of accepting these unique traits. On this planet, we need to allow ourselves to be different and tolerate these features in other people, too. "Mantra" (or "מנטרה" in Hebrew) is a powerful sonic presentation that merges the gloomy force of Alternative Rock with glitchy Trip Hop beats and a passionate Dark Pop atmosphere. The oriental harmonies add a strong heat to the soundscape and thus create a stunning sonic experience, unique like the personality of each living creature. Jiva's song is a deeply sensual and catchy tune that is

News: Kipani - Brought Down (2021)

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Picture Credit: Kipani   Kipani - Brought Down Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 03:43 Genre: Indie Pop Origin: Binghamton , New York , USA Following " Admit Defeat ", here is the second ex ante single off Kipani's new album "Mediocracy" which will be out this summer. The new song "Brought Down" is a reminder to everyone that every then and when you need to be "Brought Down". The artist from Binghamton, NY hereby tells the listeners to take a deep breath and do not let negativity or toxicity overcome them. By the way, does anyone remember, Kipani has been featured on MangoWave before ? Brought Down by Kipani "Brought Down" is a folky and unique-sounding pop song. Kipani creates a boppy energy via dynai rhythmsand intelligent use of multiple instruments. The musician's vocals galop and hover over the intense soundscape like seagulls over a stormy coast. And despite the upbeat and energetic sound, "Brought Down" is a

News: Abnorm - Everything Temporary (2021)

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Picture Credit: Abnorm   Abnorm - Everything Temporary Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 02:44 Genre: Alternative Rock Origin: Newcastly upon Tyne , England After their debut single "Citrus" helped Abnorm getting nominated for local artist of the year and was supported by BBC North East, the quintet from Newcastle is back with their sophomore release "Everything Temporary". The song refers to that undescribable feeling that something you are about to experience will not last for long. You can try to shake and dance it away, but like a rolly-poly doll, it will always come back, reminding you of the temporality. Different to the previous single, the boppy Indie Rock impact is not as strong with "Evertyhing Temporary". Instead, the English quintet has produced a silken, gloomy, and yet warming Alterative Rock anthem. The various moods in the song musick the rollercoaster of emotions you experience when realizing something is about to be over soon. "Ev

EP Review: Gill Guillermo - Listen to the Wind (2021)

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Picture Credit: Gill Guillermo   Gill Guillermo - Listen to the Wind Release Date: March 26, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: Digital Length: 15:51 Genre: Indie Folk / Acoustic Blues Rock Origin: Haifa , Israel / Liverpool , England "Listen to the Wind" is the debut EP by singer and songwriter Gill Guillermo. It is an EP about travel, about searching for a place to strike roots, about the emotions and feelings that are connected to migrating and finding one's destination. Gill Guillermo describes the process of him leaving his home town Haifa and settling over to Liverpool. On this journey, the artist has looked for a new musical environment, and a new haven where he can expand from musically. It is thus a very personal, emotional, and soulful release. The music on "Listen to the Wind" can, on the surface, be described as a mix of Indie Folk and Blues Rock. The opening track 'Rain' especially is a powerful Acoustic Blues Rock anthem. In the pre-chorus,

News: Dan Rose - The Opposite (2021)

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Picture Credit: Dan Rose   Dan Rose - The Opposite Release Date: April 30, 2021 Length: 01:27 Genre: Indie Folk Origin: Odense , Denmark Opposites are an interesting topic. Once you spend some deeper thoughts on this issue, you will find it very hard to define straight opposites to things and matters. Is black the darkness the only opposite of light? Is the absence of a straight lie a truth per definition? In his newest song, Danish singer and songwriter deals with this philosophic question. Thus, he sings about the complexity of a two-dimensional view. The song was inspired by my favourite character in Seinfeld - not Kramer, not Elaine, not Claire, not Jerry, but the magnificient George Constanza! Dan Rose's  "The Opposite" is an easy-going acoustic Indie Folk tune. It is the kind of song that fits every location - the back of a truck, a smoky tavern, a big stage, a camp fire, ... Despite the song being quite short, it conveys deep and thoughtful content, and it is highl

News: Molosser - Unsolid (2021)

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Picture Credit: Molosser   Molosser - Unsolid Release Date: April 03, 2021 Length: 04:33 Genre: Folk Rock Origin:  Uråsa , Sweden Jahn  (acoustic guitar) and Tess  (acoustic guitar, drums, vocals) are Molosser. The Swedish duo mixes Northern European Folk with dark Alternative Rock and creates a unique and moody soundscape. "Unsolid" is their newest single that also happens to be the opening track of their recent album " Appear ". A guitar tuned so low, it builds a jazzy bass line, hovers over dynamic percussions and joins an ecstatic dance with the folky lead guitar. The soulful hymn moves the body like a fiddle charming a snake while Tess ' stunning vocals complete the hypnotizing and coloufully dark sonic image. You might spot similarities to Mäkkelä 's Folk Noir here. Nevertheless, the Folk Rock by Molosser is unique ad absolutely mesmerizing. Content from the  MangoNews  will always stay in the  MangoRotation  playlist for 14 days. This coverage was cre

News: Lissy Taylor - Quiet Rage (2021)

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Picture Credit: Lissy Taylor   Lissy Taylor - Quiet Rage Release Date: April 23, 2021 Length: 03:15 Genre: Indie Rock Origin: Stoke-on-Trent , England Staffordshire's Lissy Taylor has recently received plenty of positive feedback in the music press for her 2020 EP " Wildflowers ". Being called one of the top under-the-radar artists of the United Kingdom's Indie scene, Lissy Taylor proves once more that she is a musician you should definitely keep in mind. The next EP will be out this summer. In the meantime, we can enjoy the stunning sound of the ex ante single "Quiet Rage". As the calm intro slides into the first anthemic pre-chorus, you can already guess what intensity this song conveys. Lissy Taylor's "Quiet Rage" is defined by an impressive arc of suspense. Atmospheric verses lead into anthemic choirs and unfold their full force in the powerful chorus. Soulful Indie Rock with a gloomy Alternative Rock paintjob creates a stunning mood and th

News: Bloom 604 - Rust and Sunshine / Punk Breed (2021)

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Picture Credit: Bloom 604 Photograph: Lucas Inacio   Bloom 604 - Rust and Sunshine / Punk Breed Release Date: March 26, 2021 Length: 03:57 Genre: Post Punk / Alternative Rock / Noise Origin: Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada Jack Briscoe  is the person behind Vancouver's Bloom 604. When playing live, the band also constist of bass player Linden Poirie  and drummer Josh Lauzé , so Briscoe  can concentrate his energy to guitars and vocals. Speaking of energy, this band is full of it. As a little teaser for their newest album " Bloom ", this double music video has been released. In the meantime, the album is already available via FLØVER, so if you enjoy the sound, click here and order your copy. "Rust and Sunshine" and "Punk Breed" are the fourth an fifth track of the new album. The dynamic songs make a perfect double feature since they go together ideally. The little break after "Rust and  Sunshine" leaves the audience a little momet to

News: The Huneez - Nigthfall (2021)

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Picture Credit: The Huneez   The Huneez - Nightfall Release Date: April 16, 2021 Length: 03:42 Genre: Indie Funk / Soul Origin: Wollongong , Australia Kaitlin , Paul , and Chad  from Wollongong are The Huneez. In October 2020, their debut single " Morning Blue " was released and received a lot of positive feedback same as thousands of streams all over several platforms. "Nightfall" is the sophomore single that saw the light of the day on April 16. It is a song about the dark and hidden aspects of relationships - the toxic and negative things invisible to outsiders, and thus the reason why escaping from such a situation is often harder than it seems. The Huneez have hereby produced a soulful, dynamic, and moving Soul song. Influenced by Funk and the sonic liberty of Indie Pop, the Australian trio enwraps their narrative in a bittersweet and passionate soundscape. "Nightfall" is an empowering and deliberating release - both, music-wise and content-wise, a g

News: SheBeat - Homecoming Queen (2021)

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Picture Credit: SheBeat   SheBeat - Homecoming Queen Release Date: March 21, 2021 Length: 02:42 Genre: Indie Rock / Twee Origin: Edinburgh , Scotland Less than two months, ago SheBeats single "Believe" was featured in the Discoveries of the Week . Today, we are listening to the most recent release "Homecoming Queen" - the song that the artist calls her own favourite of her releases so far. So, let's listen to the song about the "hometown bird" who "lives her life so easily" - God Save the Homecoming Queen! Homecoming Queen by SheBeat SheBeat provides us with an upbeat and harmonic sound here. The dynamic acoustic guitar is accompanied by a sonorous bass, energetic percussions and moving shakers. Twee, Indie Rock, Beat, and BritPop merge to a wholesome sound. SheBeat's "Homecoming Queen" is defined by steady movement and activating rhythms. Together with the artist's catchy vocals, this boppy track immediately triggers wande

Single Review: Born A Ghost - Shun The Believer / Neurotic (2021) - Guest Feature by Dmitriy Churilov

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  Picture Credit: Born A Ghost Artwork: Ruben Labarca Born A Ghost — Shun The Believer / Neurotic Release Date: April 20, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format:  Digital Genre:   Post Metal /   Drone / Death Doom Origin:  Tacoma,  Washington, USA    A royal gift for fans of old Neurosis and Cult of Luna from Sovereign and Leaving the Chapel Town era respectively. The two song EP from the mysterious project from Tacoma, Washington is a real treat for fans of the oppressive and eerie atmosphere created by a guitar drone a la Sunn O))), samples and crushing heavy riffs of Yob "Burning The Altar" style. Although there is only one such riff here, believe me, it will be enough for you to make the corners of your lips sink lower and lower to form a "reverse smile" of maximum riff respect, and your head slowly nodding rhythmically to the beat of the music. The vocals are simple but varied: samples, whispers and ... demonic growl. All this creates a very cozy atmosphere o

News: SERENA - Ophelia (2021)

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Picture Credit: SERENA   SERENA - Ophelia Release Date: April 09, 2021 Length: 04:53 Genre: Electronica / Dream Pop / Glitch Origin: London , England With her recent single "Ophelia", London's Dark Pop artist SERENA deals with the effects of the hurricane Ophelia that raged over Western and Northern Europe in autumn 2017. If you are interested in the storm, read here . The song by SERENA takes on other consequences the storm had. You can lock yourselves up, you can close windows, bar doors, turn up the stereo volume so you cannot hear the wind howling - and yet, there are ways the storm can affect or hurt you. SERENA is hereby dealing with the mental health issues that can be triggered or amplified by an event such as the impact of Ophelia. Tense and thrilling soundscapes of Dark Pop, Glitch, and Dream Pop create an impressive atmosphere. SERENA musicks the exciting omens of the storm approaching her home town. Will it be over soon? Will it be devastating? Nothing can b

EP Review: TK Collective - Off the Edge (2021)

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Picture Credit: TK Collective   TK Collective - Off the Edge Release Date: March 19, 2021 Label: selfrelease Format: Digital Length: 23:55 Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative Rock Origin: Nashville , Tennessee , USA It all began at Belmont University where three suitemates began jamming some cover songs last fall. The chemistry was right, and Cupid  has shot his sonic arrows accurately. The loose trio became a band and is now called TK Collective, and they have released their first EP "Off the Edge" - a six-track collection of songs that represents the different musical influences and backgrounds of the three members and combines them to an honest work of Alternative and Indie Rock with a certain Folk Rock impact. The soulful and thoughtful EP is opened by the boppy track 'Don't be' featuring guest vocalist Kelsey Minko  whose voice perfectly fits TKCollective's sound. And as a personal side note, I want to add that on future releases, I would be super happy to h

News: Stranded Mermaid - Allies (2021)

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Picture Credit: Stranded Mermaid   Stranded Mermaid - Allies Release Date: March 19, 2021 Length: 03:42 Genre: Indie Folk Origin: Växjö , Sweden Stranded Mermaid is the solo project by Louise Lindenger (co-producer and songwriter in I Don't Speak French  and Swedish Red Elephant ). The new track on hand, "Allies" is the most recent of four new singles that have been published Stranded Mermaid since 2020. The time since the virus turned our lives upside down and thus, solo projects are coming back. The song is an honest take on friendship without white-washing. Friendship often comes with struggles, with conflicts and with dispute - and yet a true friendship is an everlasting ally. Stranded Mermaid has created a dynamic and heavily moving track. Folk tunes are synthesized on an energetic base, atmospheric sounds grind on the the rocky beat, and after all, the anthemic chorus shines bright like the sun's reflection on new snow. Content from the  MangoNews  will always s