EP Review: Mal Blum – Ain’t It Nice

Mal Blum is a singer/songwriter and musician from New York, who is openly Transgender and Queer, and produces authentic and earnest, folk and punk infused music that feels both deeply personal and yet relatable. I have reviewed Mal’s music previously, and I’ve loved what they’ve produced thus far, you can check out my other reviews … Continue reading EP Review: Mal Blum – Ain’t It Nice

Single Review: Mal Blum – Nobody Waits/San Cristóbal

Mal Blum is a singer/songwriter and musician from New York whose music crosses the boundaries of folk, rock and punk. This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed Mal’s music, and you can check that out here. I wanted to visit some of Mal Blum’s music to prepare for their upcoming release which I will be … Continue reading Single Review: Mal Blum – Nobody Waits/San Cristóbal

Single Review: Earthquake Lights – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Earthquake Lights are a five piece, Brooklyn based rock outfit made up of Myles Rodenhouse, Stephen Helms, James DiGirolamo, Cam Underhill and Evan Douaihy. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ which was released on April 7th 2022.  ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ opens slower than I was … Continue reading Single Review: Earthquake Lights – Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Single Review: Anna Shoemaker – Change My Mind

Anna Shoemaker is singer/songwriter, originally from Philadelphia, but currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Change My Mind’ which was released on the 8th December 2021. ‘Change My Mind’ opens with strings, they create a backdrop for Anna’s phenomenal voice, soulful and rich, you get carried away by her … Continue reading Single Review: Anna Shoemaker – Change My Mind

Single Review: Skyhill – Howling at the Moon

Skyhill, as I’ve discussed previously, here and here are an electronic/synth outfit from Brooklyn, they are formed of Dan Avidan, the lead vocalist and Peter Lennox, as the guitarist. When performing live they also added to their duo with Zach Hagen on Bass and Backing Vocals, Elena Belan on Keyboard and Backing vocals and Mr. … Continue reading Single Review: Skyhill – Howling at the Moon

Album Review: Skyhill – Run With The Hunted

Skyhill was a Brooklyn based electronic/synth outfit formed by vocalist Dan Avidan and Guitarist and Keyboardist, Peter Lennox back in 2006. During live shows they fleshed out their sound with Zach Hagen on Bass and Backing Vocals, Elena Belan on Keyboard and Backing vocals and Mr. X on Drums. According to Dan, who responded to … Continue reading Album Review: Skyhill – Run With The Hunted

Single Review: Two32 – Sensation

Two32 is an R&B artist from Jamaica, Queens and today I will be reviewing his single ‘Sensation’ which was released on 20th June 2021. ‘Sensation’ opens with a staccato percussive beat that blends into a melodic vocal section before the singing starts in earnest. It has a nice, fast-paced delivery which shows both the style … Continue reading Single Review: Two32 – Sensation

Single Review: Kate Gratson – Next to Me

Kate Gratson is an alternative R&B artist and musician from Brooklyn, New York and today I will be reviewing their latest release ‘Next to Me’ which dropped on the 13th November 2020.  ‘Next to Me’ opens with slow, lingering, but heavy notes before a harder beat flows through it, the perfect counterpoint to Kate’s angelic … Continue reading Single Review: Kate Gratson – Next to Me

Single Review: ÆUR – Lustral

ÆUR is a rock/thrash/experimental outfit from New Rochelle, New York and today I will be reviewing a track they sent to me, where they ‘honor the memory of NIRVANA/STP 90's grunge era style’. I was quite excited to review this entry as it was one of the submissions I got while I was taking a … Continue reading Single Review: ÆUR – Lustral

Single Review: Riiottt – TN (Freestyle)

Riiottt is a musician and self-described fairy who I first discovered because of Vice. I felt like they had good vibes so I thought I’d review their single ‘TN (Freestyle)’ which was released on March 13th 2020. ‘TN (Freestyle)’ starts off slow with a building synthy tone that rises and fades nicely, merging with some … Continue reading Single Review: Riiottt – TN (Freestyle)

Single Review: Ashley Lauren – Alive

Ashley Lauren is back with her new single, 'Alive'. It is a track which takes the New York singer to a whole new level with fans flocking far and wide to grab a listen.  Moreover, kicking off autumn in style, Ashley Lauren pushes ahead with a performance which has the X-Factor. For me, vocally, Ashley … Continue reading Single Review: Ashley Lauren – Alive

Single Review: MarQuee – Rewind (Prod. ISAAC Beats x Beatz Ape-Rossi)

MarQuee is a 19 year old artist from New York and today I’ll be reviewing his single Rewind (Prod. ISAAC Beats x Beatz Ape-Rossi).  ‘Rewind’ has an offbeat, electronic intro, with the artist vocalising over it, before things really kick in, this song has just the best energy, it’s not too fast, but allows him … Continue reading Single Review: MarQuee – Rewind (Prod. ISAAC Beats x Beatz Ape-Rossi)

Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

He stripped away my dignity, layer by layer until I did not recognize the person I saw in the mirror. I never forgot about the things you did to me in the dark Who gave you the right to touch me like an object on display? Did your hands malfunction? Did it lose control? Did … Continue reading Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

Poem #4 by Lorenzo Dozier

Welcome to the land of Opportunities. The same country used to Kill both you and me. Do you still believe this place was built on Democracy or prefer the Lies you were told and live In hypocrisy? We spew hate, race wars Cause riots, start violence It’s easy being bad and a choice to be … Continue reading Poem #4 by Lorenzo Dozier

Poem #3 by Lorenzo Dozier

There’s a connection deep between us. There’s a voice inside our heads, That tells us to love each other, But our parents don’t understand. They’re against the things we do, They say we’re just wasting time. Hold my hand, let’s make decisions, To be buried side by side. You’ll be Bonnie and I’ll be Clyde, … Continue reading Poem #3 by Lorenzo Dozier