Updated: Jul 23, 2022
Candy Riot – Only You
Austin, TX, United States
‘Only You’ is 100% added to my playlist! Overflowing with synth-pop sensibilities, that I do think has been missing from modern day music, thus taking us back to the decade of the eclectic 80’s!
This track screams a good vibe for any 80’s new wave fan looking for something new and fresh but with an old familiar feeling. The vocals uncannily resemble one of music’s biggest icons... David Bowie and I was completely shook, it’s like listening to the legend himself! Now add a little Duran Duran spice to the mix and we have the distinctive dynamic duo Candy Riot!
Ålesund – Harry’s Song
Bristol, United Kingdom
Ålesund originated from Bristol and consists of four talented musicians; Alba Torriset blesses us with her ever so-gorgeous vocals as well as her skills on the keyboard, Lloyd Starr excites us with the guitar and synth while Jake Bright brings the bass, and Jai Widdowson-Jones gives us the drumbeat. Alesund holds haunting cinematics, a funky instrumentation with a very atmospheric sound. ‘Harry’s Song’ is one I could hear within a horror musical such as ‘Phantom of The Opera’ holding that dramatic, romantic fantasy sound, upon listening I did think… this is one song that’s missing from the ‘Twilight Saga’!