Little Strange – “Alright Now”
Little Strange’s latest single “Alright Now” is a departure from their visceral Manchester roots, but no less powerful for it. The song has an almost cinematic quality, with a microcosmic resemblance to extras in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood. It’s clear that the band has refined their sound and style, and are eager to reveal their new direction.
With “Alright Now,” Little Strange shows that they are more than just a band – they are storytellers. The lyrics capture the complexities of a relationship with raw honesty, while the music sets a moody atmosphere that perfectly matches the emotions of the situation. The band’s new line-up brings a fresh energy and perspective to the table, and it shows in the way they seamlessly blend driving rhythms with powerful guitar riffs.
Little Strange has built a cult-like following with their captivating live performances, and “Alright Now” is sure to cement their place as one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming indie rock bands. After supporting the likes of Working Men’s Club, Automatic, Neon Waltz, and The Howlers, the band is now poised to take the world by storm. Their forthcoming single, “Before,” is a stylistic hint at where the band’s direction is headed – down a dirt road of vice and sleaze. We can’t wait to see where their journey takes them next.
Cordoba – “Shut It Down”
Chicago-based septet Cordoba is pushing the boundaries of soul and jazz fusion with their latest single “Shut It Down.” The meticulously arranged tune combines intricate grooves, soulful vocals, and explosive improvisation to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary.
But Cordoba is more than just a band – they are a force for radical social change. With a commitment to justice and equality, their music is a call to action. “Shut It Down” is a powerful anthem that speaks truth to power, calling for an end to the systems of oppression that have plagued our society for too long.
The song’s pulsing rhythm and soaring vocals are a testament to the band’s musicianship and artistry, while its message is a reminder that music has the power to inspire change. Cordoba is a band that is not afraid to take risks, to challenge the status quo, and to push the boundaries of what is possible.
With “Shut It Down,” Cordoba has created a masterpiece that is both musically and socially relevant. It’s a call to action, a plea for justice, and a celebration of the power of music to bring people together. We can’t wait to see what they do next.
Skittish – “Dependent Co”
“Dependent Co.” is a song by Skittish off his project “Better Out Than In.” The laid-back tune is about a codependent relationship, described as an ad for “Dependent Co.” The lyrics depict a scene of sitting on a ledge, taking medicine, and slow dancing to a cell phone song under the street lights. The chorus emphasizes the connection between the two partners and their ability to keep things entertaining, even in the rain. The song ends with the suggestion of one more drink and one more cigarette, alluding to the idea that the codependent relationship might be unhealthy.
Skittish’s latest EP “Everything Loose Slides to California” is a journey through the personal and societal changes that come with uprooting oneself and moving to a new place. With influences ranging from indie rock to folk, the EP features the talents of Jeff Noller, Brianna Tagg, Jeremy Krueth, and Chris Lahn. Recorded in a bedroom and mastered by Greg Reierson, the EP is a testament to the power of DIY creativity.