Ajay Mathur – Forget About Yesterday (2024)
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by Ljubinko
22h ago
How do you get a wider view within your music, something that could resonate further than your local setting? Well, one of the ways is the route taken by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ajay Mathur.  With roots in his native India, Mathur lives and works now in Switzerland, from where he has so far released six, very eclectic, diverse albums, with his album Talking Loud winning the German Rock and Pop Prize in four categories and has produced several chart-toppers and award-winning singles. His good (no luck there) streak continues with his latest album, Blow My Cover, from which his l ..read more
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A Chat with Eyes of Pandora (20.04.24)
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by Nicole Mendes
22h ago
Brimming with eclecticism, Eyes of Pandora has a kaleidoscopic sonic palette and many influences from which to build some awesome music. Undefinable, lilts of psychedelia, alternative rock, pop and electronica oozes from their melodies. We speak with the duo’s guitarist Robert Gueits about their new self-titled album, what music means to him, future plans and pick-up lines. OSR: Cliché but how did Eyes of Pandora come together? What drew you to music and each other? Gueits: Eyes of Pandora came together because I wanted to write the best pop songs I could. What drew us together was the fact th ..read more
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Abby London – War To Peace (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
22h ago
From her 2021 single ‘Anxiety’ to 2022’s ‘Hysteria’ and 2023’s ‘I Wanna Go’, singer-songwriter Abby London finds resilience and empowerment in the grittiest parts of humanity. Primarily exploring relationships, her rebellious words and personal narrative soothe others facing toxic situations – and those who aren’t but love hopefulness in dark stories. Following her well-received single ‘I Wanna Go’, London steps into 2024 with the bold single ‘War To Peace’.   Dark and heavy in its alternative pop tone, the electronic beats act as a steady heartbeat pulsating in the melody. A soft piano b ..read more
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Jodi Heights – Lone Wolf (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
4d ago
A siren in the night, Jodi Heights is the echoing allure of a heart-breaking sound calling you into an ethereal sonic wilderness. Unlike the mythical sirens, Heights doesn’t leave you crashing on the rocks… unless it’s a crash of instrumentation tossing audiences from pillar to post in a sonic hurricane. Binding classical arrangements with contemporary edginess, the US-based singer-songwriter offers listeners orchestral masterpieces disguised as infectious pop tunes. The latest addition to her discography is the single ‘Lone Wolf’. Following her well-received 2022 tracks ‘Aurora’ and ‘Fine Win ..read more
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The Muster Point Project – What It’s Doing To You (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
4d ago
For over forty years, singer-songwriter Kevin Franco has made his way journeying through the music industry with his trusty guitar, multi-instrumental skills, powerful vocals and pure passion for his art. From an 80s cover band capturing the hard-hitting attitude of Judas Priest and AC/DC to his diverse solo project The Muster Point Project, Franco (guitars, bass, organ, percussion and vocals) embodies visionary eclecticism and experimental nature. Joined by the musical stylings of Sterling Laws (drums and percussion) and Oleg Pisarenko (piano), The Muster Point Project (TMMP) began enchanting ..read more
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Elkvilla – Flatline Into Your Arms (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
4d ago
In his last single, ‘Better To You’, singer-songwriter Adam Dudek, performing under the moniker Elkvilla, stepped into the oscillating realm of humanity tipping his hat at the intriguing collision and interwoven areas of individuality. The single explored relationships – the gritty and the good – capturing feelings of loss and confusion with ideas of resilience, hopefulness and empowerment. Dudek shared that ‘Better To You’ “…is about how you stay with somebody even when there is pain…”; and he steps further into the complex situation with his new single ‘Flatline Into Your Arms’. “’Flatline I ..read more
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A Chat with The Silver Doors (17.04.24)
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by Nicole Mendes
5d ago
Sitting at the peak of a rollercoaster brimming with anticipation before the thrashing rush of frenzied chaos, here you will find The Silver Doors. A swirling frenzy of psychedelic rock, blues, indie-rock, punk and much more, listening to the US-based lads is the oddly comforting terror of that rollercoaster ride. Formed in 2022 by Alex Cox (vocals and guitar), Brett Kent (vocals and bass), Bryce Alberghini (drums) and Justin Lawrence (violin), The Silver Doors are unlike anything you’ve heard before – they’re the band you never knew you needed. We speak with Cox about their self-titled debut ..read more
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A Chat with Jaime’s Tone (11.04.24)
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by Nicole Mendes
5d ago
Formed in 2020 by French composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacques M, Jaime’s Tone walks the delicate line between rock and metal, then blurs everything in a pop-rock, prog-rock, prog-metal, indie-rock sensation. While Jaime’s Tone has received critical acclaim on an international scale for his numerous releases, this is our introduction to the artist. We speak with Jaime’s Tone about his EPTake Your Change, what music means to him, his favourite concerts and much more. OSR: What drew you to music? Why did you decide to become a musician? Jaime’s Tone: I started music at th ..read more
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Aiko Tomi – Some Lights Need To Be Dimmed (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
5d ago
Her name translates to “child of love and abundance” in Japanese and it seems fitting considering the all-encompassing societal divergence and union of Aiko Tomi. Unafraid to embrace the unconventional, Canada-based Tomi captivates audiences with her provocative music, appearance and overall demeanour. A pioneer in the pop music scene, Tomi is carving a niche for eclectic pop that is both searing with electric shards and soothing in a kaleidoscopic embrace. This is our introduction to Aiko Tomi, however she has turned heads and made waves internationally for years. From her debut single ‘Lotto ..read more
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Alexia Vegas – At First (2024)
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by Nicole Mendes
5d ago
For Etta James, it was “At Last”; for Alexia Vegas, it is “At First” – both masterpieces swimming through the intricacy of romance. Inspired by humanity in its totality, the 24-year-old Vegas tackles the good, the bad, the gritty, the joyful, the dark and the delightful sides of life. With a penchant for navigating a well of romantic relationships, Vegas’ songs resonate with audiences in brutal honesty and engaging melodies. Her music has been described as “masterpieces disguised as infectious pop tunes…”, so come with us as we jump into one of these intoxicating pieces. Following her well-rec ..read more
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