Release Radar #41

it’s been a crazy first week of 2021, so lets sift the focus to some new tunes on this week’s release radar.

Resilient- Farhampton

Resilient- Farhampton

Kicking in with high pitch guitars, the band quickly adds vocals and drum into the mix. Pounding drums and slow guitars fill the first verse’s instrumentation, before guitar builds up to the first chorus. The chorus itself features fast guitars and catchy vocals. Taking it slower on the second verse the band gives a slow build to the second chorus. The bridge is short and sweet. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about the importance of support in creating resilience with yourself.   

What I like about this song is the overall vibe, its fast and upbeat with pop sensible choruses. To make a long story short a perfect pop punk song.

Wrong One – A Better Hand

Wrong One – A Better Hand

Opening with electronic beats, the band introduces guitars, drums and vocals  into the mix on the first verse. Quickly flowing into the first chorus, the instrumentation slows down before all out. Getting slower on the verse again the band just as quickly kicks back to the chorus. Going back to the electronics on the bridge, a slow guitar carries the vocals. the song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about setting yourself up for heartbreak but getting to seduced to think about it.

What I like about this song is the alternation between electronics and traditional instruments and the hard-hitting vocals style.    

Sip – Not My Weekend

Sip – Not My Weekend

Starting of with an instrumentation consisting of piano and electronic beats, the song quickly adds vocals and drums into the mix. Louder vocals and electronic effects introduce an instrumental filled break starts off the chorus. The bridge mirrors the opening of the song. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song is a basic love song talking about going home with the girl and wanting to kiss.

What I like about this song is the use of piano as the leading instrument throughout the songs and the alternating focus between instrumental and vocal driven parts.     

Hesitation- Tigers Jaw

Hesitation- Tigers Jaw

Kicking in with dreamy guitars, before introducing vocals and louder instrumentals to the mix, the song keeps a dreamy flow going into the first verse. Seamlessly flowing into the chorus, the song adds more vocals to the mix before going into an instrumental filled section. Mirroring the first verse the second verse starts of soft and gets louder towards the chorus. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about a relegation gone south, a feeling of being used and the hesitation you hear from the other person.  

What I like about this song is the dreamy and emotional flow that is carried throughout the song and the Math rock riffs at the beginning of the song.     

K- The Sonder Bombs  

K- The Sonder Bombs

Opening with slow rhythmic acoustic guitar the first verse introduces drums and bass to the track. Getting into a stuttering bass pattern the song seamlessly flows between the chorus and verse. Opening with harsher vocals on the bridge the band switches off the stuttering bass before getting to gang vocals and finally following the same pattern as the opening of the song.

Lyrically the song seems the be talking about being cheated and calling out the cheater.

 
What I like about this song is the stuttering bass line and the raw use of vocals, giving the song an emotional edge.

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