Albums Reviewed

Kimaya Diggs “Quincy”

“Quincy was written and recorded during a really hard time in my life. But instead of writing sad songs (already did that on my first album!) I decided to chase the joy that I was missing in my life. I wanted songs that reflected my heartbreak but could also make you dance. I kept being…

Beatdenker’s new LP “Ethic Endless Fun”

“Ethic Endless Fun” is a whole new territory for music lovers searching for something different, and not just noise music different, but an alternate and refreshing vision of the concept of rhythm.

JUNK – “Chromatose”

“The band JUNK plays its own original music made first to satisfy the musicians that make it. We blend styles to make us feel good when we listen to it.” Dirty D / JUNK

Tuulikki Bartosik “Playscapes”

“I always find something new in Playscapes for myself and often start thinking, wait, how did we do it and why does it sound like that. This is literally my playscape in music with all the different instruments and my voice used together and through with electronics. A Nordic innovative electroacoustic breeze.” Tuulikki Bartosik

Terry Blade – Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper

Ethos: Son of a Sharecropper is a personal album that explores the identity of Terry Blade. It presents us with a complex individual making us realize just how our own ethos is influenced by different factors: race, sexuality, history, culture, friends family, life events and many more.

Nick Noon – “A Jejune Affair”

All four tracks deliver a deeply personal feeling which can be easily appreciated. It’s safe to say that Noon’s lyrics come from the heart, and his voice is the conduit that delivers his touching messages.

Frank Joshua “Talk Of Things” LP

Treading between the upbeat and the beatless, the desolate and the uplifting, “Talk of Things” brings forth a glorious collection of music that transforms elusive emotions into captivating genre-crossing tunes that easily penetrate the surface for even the most reserved listeners.

Dylan Goff “Untethered (Side Two) EP”

“Thank you for listening and I hope you like my songs! You can expect lyric heavy, acoustic guitar-based music that is definitely indie-folk, but vocally I probably sound more like Matt Berninger or Eddie Vedder than the more folky artists of the genre, albeit with an Irish accent. Fans of Frightened Rabbit might also like…

Michael Donoghue & Pulses “Infant”

Home to 8 songs with total runtime of almost 42 minutes, “Infant” brings forth a blend of several different genres of electronica combined with smooth spacious soundscapes. There’s a perfect balance between the beats and the ambient bits, making “Infant” a pleasurable listening experience for all fans of electronic music. No matter whether you prefer…

Josh Martin – Notes From The American Rat Race

Though I have been playing music for decades I recently hit a dry spell. After getting married with a baby on the way I decided to get a corporate sales job which triggered some kind of crisis of identity. It was like by assuming this new responsible role of provider I could no longer be…

Richard Tyler Epperson- A Wandering Mind

The last main thing was the editing and molding of the songs. I tried to really limit any dead space within the song and have them under 4 mins if I could without losing anything. That was a tough one, but I think when listening to the album everything flows well and doesn’t drag on.…

Spirit Gun – “The Antonym”

The EP is an homage to their late friend Jeff Hewitt, who sadly left this world too soon. “He was a true artist who constantly pushed himself. Jeff was a champion of our city, music, community, arts, and us. We miss him and wrote The Antonym to honor him.”, Spirit Gun explains.

Winchester 7 & the Runners – “Uke Rock”

The EP consists of seven tracks, approximately a 26-minute voyage by virtue of synth-wavy, part-experimental, part-roots-rock n’ roll exposition. However, when ordering it on Bandcamp, the album also includes a bonus track, “Bizarre Love Triangle”- a New Order cover. A nice “crescendo” to the overall experience.

Lewca – “Friday Night Rockstar”

“Friday Night Rockstar” is Lewca’s new upcoming album made with long time collaborator S.O.A.P. both had a hard time thanks to Omicron, and they decided to spend their time creating a full-length album about time passing, personal doubts and demons, abuse and dreams that will never come true. Don’t look so sad, the album is…

Cris Cap ft. Tyla Raé “Feel The Love (Redux Version)”

“Feel The Love” is a song that seeks to reinvigorate that spark and to remind of all those reasons that brought the lovers together in the first place. Built as a duet, the single shines with wonderful vocals, caressing synths, and gentle percussion that slowly makes way to a dancy groove that invites to get…

KIMMERLY “Of Muses and Music”

Her exhibition aka the debut LP comes as a 11-track release titled “Of Muses and Music”, home to 4 previously released singles as well as a slew of brand new songs. Each song is titled after the piece or an era in art history it represents.

Some Kind of Nightmare featured on DCxPC Live Vol. 9

The label describes Some Kind of Nightmare as “touring machines,” as they spend at least half the year of every year over the last decade on the road. Their sound is raw, fast, and energetic. A live energy that transcends so well on record. The stage presence is felt on recording.

Temperature Falls – “Protagonist”

Subtle dark atmospheres, Industrial backgrounds, and pounding basses are also added to the table, making this album perfect and giving a great listening experience from start to finish, so hit that play button now!

An Epic Cast: The Palfreyman Collective

My overall assessment upon hearing the album is that it is just as advertised. The first thing that comes to mind is Rock Opera. Operatic in the sense of over-the-top performance and dramatics. Anyone who has an ear for that legendary classic rock sound is sure to enjoy this record.

The Goons – “DCxPC Live Vol. 5: The Goons Live At The Black Cat”

“During the first week of sales, all purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win the corresponding VML Live album. For example, this is DCxPC Live Vol. 5, so we will raffle off VML Live Vol. 5 Presents Sloppy Seconds. The album also includes a reversible cover, so fans can choose whether to display…

Indoor Friends – “Is It All Melting?”

Kat Delitto (Lead guitar), Krista Marie Setera (ukulele, vocals), Ben Bonadies (Bass) and Matt Wilson (Drums) came together musically to create songs that are both technically challenging and full of emotion. Lyrics are deeply personal, spanning from romantic disasters to emotional struggles and an inside rage that seems to only dissipate thanks to the high-gained…

7000apart – Feel Your Feelings (Side A) EP

Mental health is important, and 7000apart know that. The duo is making music that originates in dark places, but always moving forward and hoping it will be better. Hope alone won’t cut it, you have to put in the work – and these two are doing exactly that.

Major Kami – “Skandal” EP

Yet another amazing work of art is going to be released by these French artists and it’s all made in remembrance of, and inspired by, our dear Blackstar, David Bowie. Three tracks with a lot of depth, musicality, retro vibes and a contrasting modern touch.

Bridget Kelly Quinn “Dead Flowers LP”

Life has been bringing in surprising turns and changes, particularly in the recent years. But even if the changes are for the worse, there’s comfort and solace found in between. Bridget Kelly Quinn’s debut release was co-created with guitarist and keyboardist David Lennon, comes titled “Dead Flowers” and is home to 10 songs, which all…

Maybe Human Invokes “Ape Law”

“One day a voice in my head said, “You must make an album based on the original planet of the ape films” I followed that voice and worked diligently to complete the album.” Maybe Human

Maria Lane “Maybe I’ll Feel Better” EP

Her debut EP is full of such life-inspired stories, making it a release to listen to for comfort whenever you’re feeling low yourself. The introspective and diary-like release has 8 songs with a total runtime of about 25 minutes.

Tough on Fridays, Easy on the Ears

Already bolstering high praise and critical acclaim, this record is, in my opinion, one of the best independent records of 2022 amassing 50k streams and counting on Spotify. They snuck this one in right as we were closing out right before the holidays!

N4November – A World of So Much Hate (EP)

In his debut EP, N4November invites us all to feel the world with him. The good, the bad, the very unlikely and the somewhat possible. “I don’t know how to live in this world of so much hate”, he sings in the title track. None of us do, Alex. But we keep trying, and songs…

Quizboy – “Not Like The Others You Know”

“During this one [the EP], I’ve been sober, and I just felt like a stronger person that had finally dealt with a lot of stuff. In particular, the “regrouping” of myself mentally and physically lent a hand to diving further into more technical aspects of production, and I think the results reflect that.” – Quizboy

Gillian Stone’s “Spirit Photographs”

“My music processes riding the waves of mental health, particularly as it relates to dysregulation, addiction, shame, relational trauma, and dissociation. Because of this, I speak candidly about my lived experience through my music and expressions of artistic identity as an act of de-stigmatization.” Gillian Stone

Catherine Elms- I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It

I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It starts of as a powerful heavy rock album and transforms into something completely different, as we follow Catherine Elms’ emotional journey. She masterfully constructs a cinematic way to guide us through it in an original musical and lyrical sense. We experience anger, sadness, happiness and hope…

Lupis. It’s Probably More than Fine.

“Something I’d say to first time listeners to this album try to appreciate the raw sound of the album. It was entirely intentional, and we as a band feel it represents what we actually sound like…just maybe under ideal circumstances. We put our hearts and souls into this, and we hope you can hear and…

Moon and Aries, Stars Align for “Episode 2”

“Break the Matrix” is a conceptual trilogy, each consisting of three tracks. In episode one, there were themes of “invasion” and anticipation for something (“Closer and Closer”). In this new episode, only two of the three tracks currently have accompanying music videos available to carry forward the visual part of the saga.

Anita Eccleston- Gala Gardens

I became overwhelmed by world events, the War in Ukraine is devastating, and the pandemic has taken such a toll, I needed to find a way to feel in control of something. Using creation as my vehicle, I poured myself into this in March of 2022 as a sort of side project challenge. It became…

Amelouk “..Like a Shroud” EP

The classically trained artist’s alias comes from the Finnish word for death “kuolema” spelled backwards. That little fact also gives a first clue on what her music is all about. Powered and inspired by the deep and multifaceted nature of our human experiences and looking into that from a different, not previously seen angle, the…

Xavier Bernazard- Balloons For My Funeral

Xavier Bernazard plays around with genres and instrument, setting up expectations and breaking them (exceeding them) throughout each track and throughout the album. He knows the rules and breaks them in every chance he gets, while tackling every theme with passion and honesty. He gives his all and it shows.

Painting By Numbers “Rivers EP”

The echoing nearly intoxicating sound has a slightly tribal feel to it, giving the EP a load of ethereal power. Along with the driving single “Weakness”, the EP has three other worlds to listeners to explore.

Rival Karma – “Powerduism”

There’s no boring bit in any of these tracks, as I’m sure Rival Karma very much intended so. Clever twists and harmonic changes keep the EP entertaining, making it an easy and exciting listen through and through. The heat is real!

The Margaret Hooligans – “Turntable Tribulations” Album

“I had been working on a musical that never came to fruition before teaming up with Strontium to create The Margaret Hooligans, so I had a desire to see if we could write a mini rock opera […] Psycho Diapers was a kind of challenge for ourselves, in that we admire The Who’s A Quick…

Jackson Watson’s Love Story Second Album

“”Numb” is about what it’s like to find yourself into someone and feeling that you’ll never love yourself that much. Through the first half of the album, you can hear me ‘fall in love’ with this person and get completely infatuated by them. However, by track 9 and onward, I take a step back to…


The EP begins with “Major Jones”, a beautiful opener that tells the tale of Major Jones, a scientist, composer and designer, sailing in outer space, looking for the one he created and sent out into the cosmos all those years ago… Major Tom.

The Incredible Ari Raine

I’ve listened to a lot of stuff across the spectrum of several genres and skill levels. Ari Raine’s songwriting, production, and vocal delivery is nothing short of incredibly impressive.

Dale McPhail – “McPhailure” Album

10 narrative Antifolk songs recorded straight to tape at the beautiful Green Door Studios. McPhail uses the songs to express his experiences of everyday life as a firefighter, Glaswegian, and partner.

Amateur Ornithologist – “Building the Bird”

“Building the Bird is an album about coming to terms with who you are. I wrote it while coming to realise I have autism and ADHD, and that’s where a lot of the lyrics come from. But the music is just as much an expression of who I am – weird and hyperactive one minute,…

Language Games- Vignettes for a Sad Life

These songs represent moments in my life. The key word being “MY” life. So, use these as a sort of choose your adventure or starting point for things that occur for your stories. I will outline the different themes and characters and anything else I felt while making these songs. But like I said these…

Call In Dead – “Deepest Condolences” Album

Call in Dead is always the lightest band on a metal show and the heaviest band on a punk show, and this album really conveys that. The fact that even with families and full-time jobs these guys are still able to pull out great music like this is mind blowing. So, you better pay your…

Staytus- Disease Of The Mind

The debut album by Staytus Disease Of The Mind proves to be a force to be reckoned with. With the use of her instruments, her voice and her themes, Staytus’ debut album is more than an album itself, she constructs a complex mind to explore, to find ourselves immersed and to get ourselves lost in.

Paraphon “Anecdotes of Wired Minds”

“We‘ve recorded the album over the last year in our home studio. We‘ve done everything completely diy from songwriting and production to the design of the artwork and all the music videos for the singles. On the release day we’ll have a release show for the record in our hometown St. Gallen.”

Only Bodies – “Only Bodies” EP

“Hey there! Thanks for checking out Only Bodies. We hope you’ll go on a journey with our self-titled EP as it explores the difficulties that come with the emotional growing pains inherent to love. Our music aims to balance sincerity and honesty with thoughtfulness and tact. Also, to make you wiggle your booty.” – Only…

V/Terpan- Sun

I believe it is my most mature work so far both lyrically and musically and the one that is the closest to my personal music taste. It was mixed by Massimo Paramour whom I trusted for all my music so far. Those who haven’t listened to my music can always expect a mixture of genres.…

Kit Citrine “Midnight Masquerade”

Kit Citrine’s new album “Midnight Masquerade” is an autobiographical release looking into the artist’s life events from the past 2 years. Home to 15 songs and running for 45 minutes, the album covers a variety of highly relevant themes.

The Baker’s Basement “Wild Wild Sheep”

Expect each song to be pretty different. We view each one as its own personality, and we nurture them as such. Every creative decision is all about what will help a given song find its full potential and life. Some are extremely minimal, with just a couple voices and a guitar. Some are a lot…


“You are welcome to dive into my heavy Latin grooves from rock and reggae to funk and dance. Get lost in the intersecting sounds. I wrote this new album, ‘Reflexión’ as an antidote to our recent shared experience of inconceivable isolation. The melodies will lift your internal vibration towards positive energy,” – Eljuri.

The Connecting Dots “Treasures in the Valley”

Each of the 10 songs have their own part in the whole picture, and none of them copy from one another. Thus, the listener gets to hear long dreamy guitar instrumentals along with Helena’s sweet voice, synth-driven ethereal soundscapes, cozy yet mysterious movie-esque tunes and rocking songs full of driving energy.

The Brouhaha – “The Brouhaha”

“Four of the most wretched, smug and off-putting people you’d ever be sorry to see. These vulgar and vile vermin got together and had the audacity to start a band – bunch of lowlife wasters. They think they’re really good but of course they would. Nobody else should like The Brouhaha but check ’em out…

Big in Borneo – “Sertraline”

“Never be scared to ask for help, and don’t be scared to open up. That’s what I want people to take from this EP” – Big in Borneo

Michael Donoghue- Fractals

“Fractals is mainly inspired by my mini obsession with repeating patterns. I’ve got a journal at home where I fill in a few lines for each day of the year over a 5 year period. I’m 4 years into it, and I’ve found that things such as moods, feelings, and even illnesses seem to occur…

BEES! – “Bees in Space”

This is an amazing Chip Tune Rock experience filled with hyped rhythms, exciting 8-bit melodies, and lots of dry humor. “Bees In Space” brings new life to the retro arcade world, delivering big explosions of gritty riffs and maniac drum playing. LISTEN NOW! How’s it going ladies and gentlemen? It’s me, MadZen, and today we…

Motihari Brigade – “Algorithm & Blues”

The album’s cover art features red wine spilling from a shattered glass of elegant stemware, symbolizing the decadent party that is now winding down while a new generation seeks its place in a diminished world. Matahari Brigade

Sharl “City Lights”

There are deep looks into the upsides and failures of relationships and dating, thoughtful and rebellious songs about societal problems experienced as a woman, as well as stories stemming from her experiences connected to her past record label deal, and many more.

Alba James- Bedroom Walls

Bedroom Walls by Alba James is a short EP with a wide arrange of ideas and emotions. An exploration of intimacy, depression and derealization with a touch of experimentation. Alba James creates a special soundscape that explores, making us think of a physical manifestation of the emotions she explores in the album that takes the…

Moon and Aries “Break The Matrix (Episode One)”

The duo’s new plan is about as otherworldly – seeking to overcome the Old World, Moon and Aries is set to bring forth the New World, and the first part to come from the process of building that is their new EP “Break The Matrix (Episode One)”.

To Hell With Tradition – Blurred

“For as long as I can remember, there has been this universal force about certain music coming, for example, from the speakers of my parents‘ yellow, old BMW whenever we took a ride and listened to random mixtapes. A force that – if only for a moment, for the duration of a couple of bars…


“This E.P. a prime example of the indie scene here in California from the GARAGE Skate style in Alaska Sucks to the Indie Pop style in Tired Of Trying the music embodies our scene here. The energy I tried to capture from our crazy packed live shows and tried to put it into our recordings!”…

KOLBAK- To The Teeth

The band explores the issues of communication, the importance and almost impossible desire of communication and smiling at the face of adversity in a playful, yet extremely touching and serious manner by exploring the persona of different characters.

Gillian Rae Perry “Gillgil”

The album, home to 10 songs and running for 40 minutes in total, became the vessel of self-understanding to the point of helping the artist feel like “I loved myself for the first time in my life”. And thus, the release is overall soft as a pile of pillows, but with heavy lyrics, particularly at…

Becca Starr “Speak No Evil”

“Overall, Speak No Evil is an exploration through the peaks and troughs of what makes me tick, makes me think and makes me suffer. It’s groovy for a reason, no matter how crazy the world gets, it’s still beautiful. It’s still groovy. And the same should be said for every human life. Accepting the beauty…

Fletcher, James – ” All We’re Meant To Do” Album

“The album has ended up as a snapshot of different moments in my life over the past 2 years. I record, produce and mix all of my own music so the album has been a big learning process and I’ve been obsessive about making it as close to my vision as I possibly can.” –…

Hush Bewlay – I’m A Stranger Here Myself

“The name is part homage to David Bowie’s ‘Bewlay Brothers,’ which I often sang as half of an acoustic duo in high school; and part telling myself to ‘hush,’ be quiet, stop saying you’re gonna do it someday and just do it. Releasing something, for me, has been a long time coming.” Hush Bewlay

The Disarmed – “What We Leave” Album

“What we leave is an album about growth, self worth, effort and resilience. It tries to open the listener up to be mindful of their impact on the world and the people around them while also living a life that they can truly be proud of without worrying as much about what others think of…

AA-Legrand “Pacific EP”

AA-Legrand. This name carries two meanings: the letter A marks the beginnings with its placement as the first letter in the Latin Alphabet, and Legrand is the Big Unknown into which we all move in forward. The alias bridges indie folk sounds with soft downtempo electronic influences, forming music where the likes of Bon Iver…


Hannah is ready to let us hear what she’s been crafting in “222”. Let me tell you guys, it’s pretty catchy and explosive, really well produced, and with lots and lots of melodies that will stick into your heads.

Dark Soul Safari – “Running With Scissors” EP

As Adriaan puts it, Dark Soul Safari explores themes of individuals – and humanity itself – on the edge of breakdown. From failed politicians, to global warming, the themes in this EP are an expression of catastrophe somehow neutralized by the soothing musical elements of the tracks. Brilliant!


“Expect to be taken on a sonic journey with “El Peyote” Experience the rush from high energy tracks like “Foot to the Floor” burning down the desert highway then unwind with mellow psychedelic jams like “Celestial Illusions” a song inspired by watching the sun set over the scrublands in Oaxaca.” El Peyote

Jackson Vincent “Normal Tension” EP

“Normal Tension is the result of two real-world relationships ending simultaneously. As I watched two of my closest friends begin to slip away from my life, this record began to form. Normal Tension serves as a continuation of the story presented in my last EP, Foxtrot. While Foxtrot discussed the hardships of love and ended…

Michael Kiel Cash- Shores of Mercy

“Dear one! I have no answer, but I believe in your listening. Forget these little pieces, you are the song! You know where to drop the needle; the record of the heart is turning.” Michael Kiel Cash


I wanna make special mention of opening/closing tracks “Future Dinosaurs” and “Future Dinosaurs (reprise)”, as their acoustic style and short duration very much remind me of Pink Floyd’s album “Animals”, and I believe that to be a very nice touch. Also, honorable mention to the track “I Fear God (is leaving tonight)”, as its tribal…

Izamanya – Next

We’re glad to announce that Luzern, Switzerland-based rock band Izamanya have released a new EP, entitled Next.  Izamanya is fronted by Iza Loosli, the lead singer whose expressive female voice gives the band a distinctive sound. Iza has also been the lead singer, songwriter, and producer in different bands as well, including other rock and…

Dime Store Hustlers – “Ground & Pound” (EP)

“If you like high-power Rock & Roll that jumps from your speakers, then Dime Store Hustlers is for you. Heavy riffs, cranked guitars, pounding rhythm section, fist-pumping good-times that are best enjoyed at maximum volume”. Dime Store Hustlers

Voodoo Bloo – “The Blessed Ghost”

“For all intents and purposes, I am The Blessed Ghost, or more importantly was The Blessed Ghost, a true mirror image of not only everything I disliked about myself, but a guide as to how I can better myself every day of my life, for as long as I can hear this album, I will…

Weed N’ Stiff – “Ron” (Album)

Weed N’ Stiff’s sound is very retro-based. I’m talking about big 80’s drums, cool & crunchy guitar riffs, solid bass, and of course, bright synth leads. An interesting fact about Weed N Stiff’s lyrics is that Jim makes up everything on the spot, the only track Jim actually wrote lyrics for is “Roll With The”,…


Using a DIY approach to his craft, Shredder makes use of vintage sounds such like synths, 808 drumbeats, and an 80’s sound that’s both fresh and surrounding. Keeping it minimal, he uses just a few instruments and a single laptop. His goal is to translate his musical adventures and to show that you don’t need…

Abisso- Son Of Abyss

Son Of Abyss is a project with intimate elements and aspects. Among other things, we would like people to grasp the beauty and importance of remembering themselves, imbued with the entire emotional spectrum that they often carry like a bundle that doesn’t belong to them. However, since everyone’s perception and processing differs, everyone will interpret…

Red Skies Mourning- Red Skies Mourning

After the release of various singles during the year, Red Skies Mourning has released his eponymous debut album. Red Skies Mourning features all of his previous singles alongside three new brand new tracks full of synth pop atmospheric soundscapes that evolve and transform from track to track, with a powerful sound that swiftly lifts up…


“A long creative process has seen us change our approach to songwriting and what boundaries we could push compared to our previous efforts. It became quite clear that we didn’t want to write standard structured songs all of the time and instead explore some different ground. We feel that not only have we managed to…

James & Paul- Tabula Rasa

A few of the songs on this album are reworking from tracks that didn’t make it on the first album. Skyscraper Highs for example was a slow ballad that we speeded up to the much rockier version. As regards our songs generally we have enough ideas for another 2 albums and have plans to start…

Tough On Fridays – “Overboard!”

Tough On Fridays returns with all their anthemic power and empowering vocals in their brand new three-track EP! “Overboard!” is an outstanding interaction of Grunge, Alternative Rock and Pop, blasting away with overflowing amounts of energy and first-class lyricism. LISTEN NOW!


Brand new video release today (June 29th) for the last track “Valley” the neo-psyche stoner-punk closing track off the award winning EP, SMOKED it’s very good reason to watch it here and also take a look to this article presented last year, enjoy it!!!

SBR Bone and Star – Tidal

Dark, sexy, immersive music to get lost inside of on a summer night. With a distinct 80’s feel, it will hopefully give some of you a haunting and familiar feel, whilst also being edgy, sparkly and brand new! -SBR Bone and Star

Hyooman – “Pilot”

“This album is our “pilot” so to speak – since this is our debut album. Pilot covers a variety of themes we experience in modern day: frustrations with social media, existential dread, finding yourself in an age of mass information and algorithms, capitalism, introspection, and nostalgia.” – HYOOMAN


“Two Magic Symphonies is our first album consisting of 8 songs plus a bonus track. We have released 6 singles already, therefore the album release brings 2 new songs (+bonus) to the listeners. A meeting point between 2 different cultures, 2 different continents. Upbeat but mellow. Nostalgic but hopeful. Arrogant but sweet. Sweet arrogance. Real…

Audri- Mechanic High

The concept of the album is about retaining happiness and recalling those times we were happy and creating even more for us to remember on the future. Audri captures this sensation of playful joy on a music level and lyrical level through storytelling techniques that place us on a certain time-space.

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