EP Review: Laufey – Typical of Me

Laufey Lín Jónsdottír or more commonly just Laufey is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and musician, she is currently based in Los Angeles. I’ve been making my way through her discography, and today I will be reviewing her debut EP ‘Typical of Me’ which was released on the 30th April 2021.  ‘Street by Street’ opens with a … Continue reading EP Review: Laufey – Typical of Me

Single Review: Laufey – Love To Keep Me Warm (ft. Dodie)

Laufey Lín Jónsdottír, who goes by the mononym Laufey, and describes herself as a modern jazz musician. She is originally from Iceland, but is currently based in Los Angeles. I’ve reviewed her music previously and you can check that out by clicking here. I’m continuing my journey through Laufey’s discography today by reviewing her single … Continue reading Single Review: Laufey – Love To Keep Me Warm (ft. Dodie)

Single Review: Laufey – Let You Break My Heart Again

Laufey Lín Jónsdottír, more commonly known just as Laufey, is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and Cellist, who formerly performed as part of their Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She is currently based in Los Angeles, and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. This Isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed the artist, and you can check those … Continue reading Single Review: Laufey – Let You Break My Heart Again

Single Review: The Driver Era – A Kiss/Forever Always

The Driver Era (stylised as THE DRIVER ERΛ) are a Los Angeles based alternative rock duo made up of brothers, Ross Lynch on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Rocky Lynch on Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals. The band is formed from two core members of the now defunct band R5, which also featured additional members of the Lynch … Continue reading Single Review: The Driver Era – A Kiss/Forever Always

Album Review: Doja Cat – Planet Her

Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini more commonly known by her stage name, Doja Cat is a singer/songwriter, musician and rap artist from Los Angeles. She began making music early in life, and was discovered by Kemosabe Records and RCA Records who jointly signed her for a record deal at the age of 17. Now full disclosure, … Continue reading Album Review: Doja Cat – Planet Her

Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Tenacious D are an American comedy rock duo from Los Angeles, California, made up of Actors Jack Black on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Kyle Gass on Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals. While Black and Gass represent the core members of the group, and have remained unchanged since the duo formed in 1994, they have occasionally been joined … Continue reading Album Review: Tenacious D – Self-titled Album

Single Review: J. Maya – Library Card

J. Maya is a singer/songwriter, musician, actress and former pun champion, based in Los Angeles. I came across them on Instagram and just fell in love with their voice, so today I will be reviewing their single ‘Library Card’ which was released on March 11th 2022.  ‘Library Card’ opens with a building, thematic, piano driven … Continue reading Single Review: J. Maya – Library Card

Album Review: Tyler Posey – Drugs

Tyler Posey is a California based actor and musician, this isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed him either, you can check out my review of his band Five North here, and my reviews of his solo music here, here and here. I was inspired to check back in with Posey because he’s back on set … Continue reading Album Review: Tyler Posey – Drugs

Single Review: Shadow Academy – White Whale

Shadow Academy are a progressive rock duo from Los Angeles, California made up of Dan Avidan (sometimes known as Danny Sexbang) who in addition to being one of the hosts of the popular Let’s Play Channel, Game Grumps has had quite a prolific music career including being a member of The Northern Hues, Skyhill, Ninja … Continue reading Single Review: Shadow Academy – White Whale

Single Review: Sydney Agudong – Welcome to Hollywood

Sydney Agudong, who performs under the name Jayne Doe, is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter and actress, originally from Kauai, Hawaii but currently based in Los Angeles, California where she moved to pursue her career as a musician. You may also recognise her as Charlize in the coming of age TV Show ‘On My Block’ or Jasmine … Continue reading Single Review: Sydney Agudong – Welcome to Hollywood

Psychic Circle Oddities

Psychic Circle Oddities is a Los Angeles based business which was started in 2012 by owner and operator Suzy Berhow, who is more commonly known on the internet as Mortem3r. She is the host of KittyKatGaming, which we’ve talked about here on Off the Record before and you can click here and here to check … Continue reading Psychic Circle Oddities

Single Review: KEANA – Lilac

KEANA is a synth pop singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California and today I will be reviewing her single ‘Lilac’ which was released on 20th October 2020. ‘Lilac’ opens with building and overlapping synthy trilling notes that flow perfectly into KEANA’s vocals, her voice, bright and airy and with a dreamlike quality that just draws you … Continue reading Single Review: KEANA – Lilac

Single Review: Claire Reneé – Red Lights

Claire Reneé is a classically trained dancer and singer/songwriter, who is currently based in Los Angeles, California. She performs a fusion of Neo-Soul and R&B and today I will be reviewing her single ‘Red Lights’ which was released on April 7th 2021 as part of the album ‘Wings’. ‘Red Lights’ opens with a sustained and … Continue reading Single Review: Claire Reneé – Red Lights

Single Review: YVR – Out of It

YVR are a pop/indie duo from Los Angeles and today I will be reviewing their single ‘Out of It’ which was released on July 15th 2021. ‘Out of It’ opens with trilling tones, fading and building as they are filled with a deep, percussive beat that tonally reminds me of a heartbeat more than a … Continue reading Single Review: YVR – Out of It

Single Review: KiNG MALA – Mercy

Areli Castro, also known as KiNG MALA is an El Paso born queer alternative soul singer/songwriter who is based in Los Angeles. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Mercy’ which was released on the 22nd July 2021. ‘Mercy’ has a heavy intro, a rushing note that flows into KiNG MALA’s amazing vocals, rich and … Continue reading Single Review: KiNG MALA – Mercy