Listening to Olympia’s debut release Self Talk is like getting lost in a rabbit hole of electronics, wispy, yet ethereal, vocals and whining guitar riffs. It’s a brave release from the musician Olivia Bartley, who has been working on this project since 2011.
If This Is All We’re Going To Be is a name that suggests settling, that things don’t get much better than this, and while the latter is true for this record, it’s in the best possible way. Luca Brasi has created an album that invites sing-a-longs and emotional epiphanies. It’s the kind of angst-teen listen of our generation that 17 year olds will play to the highest setting to their parents’ distaste.
Created by Alice Keath and Sime Nugent, Sweet Jean, is a project that creates ambient, well-written songs to listen to no matter what your musical presence. It’s the kind of music that really needs to be appreciated for what it is, and that’s great musicality that strips things back to its core.
Pensive, industrial, rough and heartfelt are all words that can be used to describe Norey Cash’s Bad Apple. Featuring collaboraters Jelly Roll, Flash Dangerfield, Sleeper and Opaque Terra, the EP is 15 tracks of pain, anger, fear and regret. That’s not a bad thing either. Bad Apple is honest and unabridged, an insight into the mind of Norey Cash.
It’s not every day that you find a metal band who have members that were in the military, but today is that day for you; here is Path of Victory. Military influences can be heard on aptly named ‘Heart of War’, with the opening snare roll sounding like a machine gun and slowly morphing into the sound of a helicopter flying above.