Moses Gunn Collective

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Spooky dream disco. If you can make sense of those three words together you'll get close to what this song is about. Psychedelic and 80s synthy all at once. It's cool. Very cool. I hope someone does some remixes of it. Would sound wicked me thinks.

Spooky dream disco. If you can make sense of those three words together you'll get close to what this song is about. Psychedelic and 80s synthy all at once. It's cool. Very cool. I hope someone does some remixes of it. Would sound wicked me thinks.

Dan Southward

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Haunting and beautiful. So dusty and dirty I'm getting hayfever from it. Feels like some sort of ye old waltz for the broken hearted. So gentle yet heavy. If you're a fan of Nick Cave or Tom Waits you'll love this.

Haunting and beautiful. So dusty and dirty I'm getting hayfever from it. Feels like some sort of ye old waltz for the broken hearted. So gentle yet heavy. If you're a fan of Nick Cave or Tom Waits you'll love this.

Zellow

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Deep, mysterious and utterly enjoyable. Soulful and melodic. It's neo-soul or nuRnBeats. Think Frank Ocean with maybe Lorde? I'm not usually into music like this, but this is just such a good listen it's hard to not stop what you're doing and take notice of it. Make sure your subs are ready for this, cause it aint waiting for you.

Deep, mysterious and utterly enjoyable. Soulful and melodic. It's neo-soul or nuRnBeats. Think Frank Ocean with maybe Lorde? I'm not usually into music like this, but this is just such a good listen it's hard to not stop what you're doing and take notice of it. Make sure your subs are ready for this, cause it aint waiting for you.

HYLA

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Like swimming into a pool of pillows. Shoegaze fans will dig it. It's a little psych pop with just the right amount of wash and reverb and fuzzy guitars. Really nice. Play if you're walking home feeling down. Let the sun beat down and this track wash over you.

Like swimming into a pool of pillows. Shoegaze fans will dig it. It's a little psych pop with just the right amount of wash and reverb and fuzzy guitars. Really nice. Play if you're walking home feeling down. Let the sun beat down and this track wash over you.

The Beths

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

45

Love the Beatlesque vocals in this! Such a killer melody! If you find someone who doesn't instantly falls in love with it, they are most definitely a lizard person in disguise and you should distance yourself from them. As for this track, you should turn it up loud and grin like a cheshire cat like I am.

Love the Beatlesque vocals in this! Such a killer melody! If you find someone who doesn't instantly falls in love with it, they are most definitely a lizard person in disguise and you should distance yourself from them. As for this track, you should turn it up loud and grin like a cheshire cat like I am.

Fait

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Beautiful glistening track. If you could jump into a swimming pool that would take you to other galaxies this would be the song playing in the background. Listen late at night or in a smoke filled room for maximum effect.

Beautiful glistening track. If you could jump into a swimming pool that would take you to other galaxies this would be the song playing in the background. Listen late at night or in a smoke filled room for maximum effect.

The Spring Peaks

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

15 Mar 2017

40

Not much to not like about this track. Hooky guitar line that you WILL be humming in the shower tomorrow morning and lines about Uma Thurman. It's kind of like a silly Kinks song, if the kinks were into lo-fi garage pop bands from Australia. To be honest they probably would be into this lo-fi garage band from Australia.

Not much to not like about this track. Hooky guitar line that you WILL be humming in the shower tomorrow morning and lines about Uma Thurman. It's kind of like a silly Kinks song, if the kinks were into lo-fi garage pop bands from Australia. To be honest they probably would be into this lo-fi garage band from Australia.

MEZKO

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Review of Trust by MEZKO Johnny Rock

16 Mar 2017

40

Wicked, industrial pop! Like the more electro end of Kasabian. A little bit ravey but plenty of pop sensibilities to enjoy without the use of elicit drugs ;) Should be on the Trainspotting or Matrix soundtrack.

Wicked, industrial pop! Like the more electro end of Kasabian. A little bit ravey but plenty of pop sensibilities to enjoy without the use of elicit drugs ;) Should be on the Trainspotting or Matrix soundtrack.

Brightness

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Review of Oblivion by Brightness Johnny Rock

16 Mar 2017

40

When you pack your bags to run away from home this is the song that will play as you jump out your window and you make your way across a field of long grass. This song sits somewhere between waves, smith westerns and maybe shins? Great track.

When you pack your bags to run away from home this is the song that will play as you jump out your window and you make your way across a field of long grass. This song sits somewhere between waves, smith westerns and maybe shins? Great track.

Broads

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

27 Feb 2017

40

There is a moment in every movie where the hero has an existential crises and is walking either in the rain, at night, through time and space or a combination of all these. This is the song that would soundtrack that bitter sweet moment just before they realise that they had the power within them the whole time and they can go defeat their enemies/win the person of their affection by running re...

There is a moment in every movie where the hero has an existential crises and is walking either in the rain, at night, through time and space or a combination of all these. This is the song that would soundtrack that bitter sweet moment just before they realise that they had the power within them the whole time and they can go defeat their enemies/win the person of their affection by running really fast back in the direction they came from.

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Confidence Man

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

28 Feb 2017

35

The 90s was full of 60s nostalgia and throwback. Austin Powers wasn't the only one getting into the flower prints and flares. And clearly some people are getting right back into the rave pants, feather boas and inflatable back packs again. If you think pop attained perfection when Aqua sang about Barbies then grab a packet of skittles and turn this up!

The 90s was full of 60s nostalgia and throwback. Austin Powers wasn't the only one getting into the flower prints and flares. And clearly some people are getting right back into the rave pants, feather boas and inflatable back packs again. If you think pop attained perfection when Aqua sang about Barbies then grab a packet of skittles and turn this up!

At the Dakota

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

23 Feb 2017

40

Dancefloor punk for skinny jeans and angular haircut-ted quiffs. If you're into your mid naughties dancefloor hits this sits somewhere between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bloc Party. Disco beats and jangly guitars a plenty!

Dancefloor punk for skinny jeans and angular haircut-ted quiffs. If you're into your mid naughties dancefloor hits this sits somewhere between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bloc Party. Disco beats and jangly guitars a plenty!

Recluse

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

23 Feb 2017

40

Incredible voice it feels intimate while anthemic all at the same time. The gentle electro beginnings lulls you into thinking this could go into a neo soul or chill out direction, but then that chorus explodes in "You do it to yourself!" and you're into banger territory. Would love to hear some remixes of this. I feel once the producers get a hold of it it could get all sorts of ...

Incredible voice it feels intimate while anthemic all at the same time. The gentle electro beginnings lulls you into thinking this could go into a neo soul or chill out direction, but then that chorus explodes in "You do it to yourself!" and you're into banger territory. Would love to hear some remixes of this. I feel once the producers get a hold of it it could get all sorts of great dance treatments to suit your proffered dancefloor colour. If you're into Lykke Li and Robyn you'll love this.

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NEW TALK

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Review of Pissy Flow by RAG N' BONE Johnny Rock

23 Feb 2017

40

Visceral gothic rock. Haunting and explosive all at the same time. It's a little bit The Kills and little bit black lips. It's all in your face though!

Visceral gothic rock. Haunting and explosive all at the same time. It's a little bit The Kills and little bit black lips. It's all in your face though!

Hey Lady!

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Review of One Way Door by Hey Lady! Johnny Rock

23 Feb 2017

40

If you need the soundtrack to a movie about vampires who are cool and smooth as f@&k and not sparkly then this would definitely be it. Dark, brooding but with just enough teenage angst and cool to rock the hell out of a horror teen flicks opening scenes.

If you need the soundtrack to a movie about vampires who are cool and smooth as f@&k and not sparkly then this would definitely be it. Dark, brooding but with just enough teenage angst and cool to rock the hell out of a horror teen flicks opening scenes.

swindail

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Jussrite (feat. SACHI & Naji)

swindail

Review of jussrite {Ft. SACHI & naji} by swindail Johnny Rock

23 Feb 2017

40

Party soul and groove this tune will out a smile on your face. Impossibly suited for summer drives to the beach as well as a Friday night out. Umbrellas in your drinks one way or the other.

Party soul and groove this tune will out a smile on your face. Impossibly suited for summer drives to the beach as well as a Friday night out. Umbrellas in your drinks one way or the other.

Top Lip

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

18 Feb 2017

40

I love it when skuzzy bands do jolly meoldic pop gems. It's got a great beat, so your lil sister will be out front dancing for sure. It's got the crunchy guitars and edgy lyric (spoiler he says the f word) which give it the skuzzy edge but deep down inside this is a sweet pop song and a dancefloor filler fo sho. If you dig Little Red and Dune Rats this sits beautifully between the two...

I love it when skuzzy bands do jolly meoldic pop gems. It's got a great beat, so your lil sister will be out front dancing for sure. It's got the crunchy guitars and edgy lyric (spoiler he says the f word) which give it the skuzzy edge but deep down inside this is a sweet pop song and a dancefloor filler fo sho. If you dig Little Red and Dune Rats this sits beautifully between the two.

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Heaps Good Friends

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

18 Feb 2017

40

This is taking 80s synth pop and infusing it with a little Salt-N-Pepa and throwing it down the halls of an indie dance night. Love it. It's not all slamming beats at 125bpm all the way through. It somehow covers rythms accross genres. Magically suiting my ritalin infused dance style as well as my GFs RnB heart. Sweeeet

This is taking 80s synth pop and infusing it with a little Salt-N-Pepa and throwing it down the halls of an indie dance night. Love it. It's not all slamming beats at 125bpm all the way through. It somehow covers rythms accross genres. Magically suiting my ritalin infused dance style as well as my GFs RnB heart. Sweeeet

Amela

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

18 Feb 2017

40

Really unique folky pop song. Though that description doesn't really do it justice. It starts of as a pretty run of the mill folky pop tune but they way they build this song at each turn is sneaky and brilliant. The vocals are really strong. They're misty and dreamy without being flakey and by the 3 minute mark you're singing along and find yourself lost in a festival with a thou...

Really unique folky pop song. Though that description doesn't really do it justice. It starts of as a pretty run of the mill folky pop tune but they way they build this song at each turn is sneaky and brilliant. The vocals are really strong. They're misty and dreamy without being flakey and by the 3 minute mark you're singing along and find yourself lost in a festival with a thousand other mates wondering how you got there. But more than that it's such a cool melody and it feels so simple. I feel like I've been fooled somehow. Is it the same riff all the way through? How is this so intriguing while just being a bunch of guitars and voices? There must be some sorcery going on here. Let the spell take you. It's a sweet ride.

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Fake Taxi

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Review by Johnny Rock Johnny Rock

18 Feb 2017

40

Rockin raw and ready! Kieth Richards once said that 80s hair metal bands had plenty of rock but not an ounce of roll. This song has plenty of the aforementioned roll. It feels like you're watching the band play on a dirty smoke filled bar in Nashville. Great driving beat and crunchy delivery. It almost feels like it was all done live in one take. Band is super tight, they pick you up by th...

Rockin raw and ready! Kieth Richards once said that 80s hair metal bands had plenty of rock but not an ounce of roll. This song has plenty of the aforementioned roll. It feels like you're watching the band play on a dirty smoke filled bar in Nashville. Great driving beat and crunchy delivery. It almost feels like it was all done live in one take. Band is super tight, they pick you up by the arm in a pickup truck and speed on down the highway. The vocals are so close to being out of tune that it feels like it could crack at any minute. It's a tense journey but one that worth it.

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