Vetta Borne

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Kissing Strangers

Vetta Borne

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

11 Feb 2021

Super Reviewer
50

I'm genuinely just in awe of this song. I've had this on repeat since the day it came out and i feel more and more confident with myself every time I listen to this. I love how impactful every texture of this track conveys, there's such a luscious 90's/2000's pop rnb influence with the melodies, but you just bring such an undeniable presence with your voice. I just wann...

I'm genuinely just in awe of this song. I've had this on repeat since the day it came out and i feel more and more confident with myself every time I listen to this. I love how impactful every texture of this track conveys, there's such a luscious 90's/2000's pop rnb influence with the melodies, but you just bring such an undeniable presence with your voice. I just wanna cry in the front row in a sparkly shirt and drop low to some Janet Jackson choreography.

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 Ninajirachi & Kota Banks

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

11 Feb 2021

Super Reviewer
50

the amount of punch and iconic energy this whole song packs is beyond belief!!!!! Oxford dictionary better update the definition of iconic with this song!!! I CAN NOT WAIT TO BE IN THE CLUB FOR THIS!!!!!!! HOW IS THIS REAL???!!!!!

the amount of punch and iconic energy this whole song packs is beyond belief!!!!! Oxford dictionary better update the definition of iconic with this song!!! I CAN NOT WAIT TO BE IN THE CLUB FOR THIS!!!!!!! HOW IS THIS REAL???!!!!!

Elle Shimada

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Matter ll 紅蓮

Elle Shimada

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

20 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

I love how cinematic this feels! It's got that kinda ballroom drama to it, but with such a floating electricity that feels like I'm in a dramatic masquerade ball. The vocals are so bouncy and lush and I'm just in pure awe of the production!! Also the violins in the end... HAD MY HEART SOARING!!! What a majestic moment.

I love how cinematic this feels! It's got that kinda ballroom drama to it, but with such a floating electricity that feels like I'm in a dramatic masquerade ball. The vocals are so bouncy and lush and I'm just in pure awe of the production!! Also the violins in the end... HAD MY HEART SOARING!!! What a majestic moment.

Sarah Wolfe

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I'll Never Be Happy Again

Sarah Wolfe

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

20 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

It's angsty and so much bite to it. The hook in this track makes me feel like I just listened to the first Kelly Clarkson/Avril Lavigne record and put a 'KEEP OUT' sign in front of my door while secretly writing with red underline all the names that wronged me. I think the most exciting thing about this track for me is it represents how largely diverse Sarah's sound is devel...

It's angsty and so much bite to it. The hook in this track makes me feel like I just listened to the first Kelly Clarkson/Avril Lavigne record and put a 'KEEP OUT' sign in front of my door while secretly writing with red underline all the names that wronged me. I think the most exciting thing about this track for me is it represents how largely diverse Sarah's sound is developing. There's no telling to where Sarah's sound or emotions will go next, which is incredibly intriguing. Emotions are focused and will lead you anywhere and I'm ready for the journey!

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Grenade Jumper

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

25 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Grenade Jumper are the pure definition of strength in music. There's just such precision and impact with every note they hit and I can't get enough of their energy. You can hear the large amount of influence when you go back to back hearing songs like their previous single 'Heatwave' to this mega gem!! It's reviving elements of that gritty heavy 90s almost hardcore aest...

Grenade Jumper are the pure definition of strength in music. There's just such precision and impact with every note they hit and I can't get enough of their energy. You can hear the large amount of influence when you go back to back hearing songs like their previous single 'Heatwave' to this mega gem!! It's reviving elements of that gritty heavy 90s almost hardcore aesthetics, but in a way that's so new and refreshing!!

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m8riarchy

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

I can not get over the vocals in this!! The harmonies have that 90s/2000s soul where I'm feeling like I just entered the dance floor from the first Step Up movie. But the lead vocals that respond to the harmonies have me FLYYYYING!!!! The vocals soar, they fly, it just screams soul and passion. Absolutely stunning! This track is honestly all the caffeine and serotonin I needed today.

I can not get over the vocals in this!! The harmonies have that 90s/2000s soul where I'm feeling like I just entered the dance floor from the first Step Up movie. But the lead vocals that respond to the harmonies have me FLYYYYING!!!! The vocals soar, they fly, it just screams soul and passion. Absolutely stunning! This track is honestly all the caffeine and serotonin I needed today.

Poolroom.

Review

Find A Way

Poolroom.

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

If glitter sprinkle topping on ice cream was a thing, it would immediately make you feel like this song! The sugar rushing, funky feeling in this song is just so beautifully urgent and gets you moving in an instant. I feel like John Travolta strutting in cowboy jacket and wanting to do a jump split off the Dj decks. It's just such an incredibly fun track and would be such a crime if you do...

If glitter sprinkle topping on ice cream was a thing, it would immediately make you feel like this song! The sugar rushing, funky feeling in this song is just so beautifully urgent and gets you moving in an instant. I feel like John Travolta strutting in cowboy jacket and wanting to do a jump split off the Dj decks. It's just such an incredibly fun track and would be such a crime if you don't bop your head and groove along to this. AHH THE GROOVE IS INSANE!!

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Jack R. Reilly

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

I think this is my favourite Jack R. Reilly song of all time! It's got that beautiful combination of narrative vocals mixed with these rough dreamy guitars that remind me of the latest record from The National but with a more rockier/punk edge. I love how the rhythms and the dynamics in the verses continue to build the track relentlessly to 2nd chorus and instrumental break where you have ...

I think this is my favourite Jack R. Reilly song of all time! It's got that beautiful combination of narrative vocals mixed with these rough dreamy guitars that remind me of the latest record from The National but with a more rockier/punk edge. I love how the rhythms and the dynamics in the verses continue to build the track relentlessly to 2nd chorus and instrumental break where you have my heart melting in the pure stunning musical aura. Raw and dreamy/10!!

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rosarrie

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compass w/ neanderthal

rosarrie

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

This just glows and radiates wholesome energy!! I'm obsessed with the how the harmonies float like a kite and just spread warm energy throughout your heart combined with the beautiful light synth arpeggios that are so beautiful on the ears. There's such an aura to this track that makes me feel like I'm in a coming of age movie. Purely and truly stunning!

This just glows and radiates wholesome energy!! I'm obsessed with the how the harmonies float like a kite and just spread warm energy throughout your heart combined with the beautiful light synth arpeggios that are so beautiful on the ears. There's such an aura to this track that makes me feel like I'm in a coming of age movie. Purely and truly stunning!

Genes

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Super Single

Genes

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
45

If I could point to an artist that truly took my breathe away in 2020, it's 1000% Genes! Genes is the prime definition of unapologetic pop music, where the bubbly musical aesthetic produces these empowering, relatable pop bangers that just make you feel like an empowered single individual and I just want to get out and have fun for me. The pre chorus hook absolutely cuddles your soul and b...

If I could point to an artist that truly took my breathe away in 2020, it's 1000% Genes! Genes is the prime definition of unapologetic pop music, where the bubbly musical aesthetic produces these empowering, relatable pop bangers that just make you feel like an empowered single individual and I just want to get out and have fun for me. The pre chorus hook absolutely cuddles your soul and bursts out with this soaring melodies that have me spreading the spirit fingers in the air. I feel like I'm in leg warmers, strutting on the treadmill and Tom Hanks in Carly Rae's 'I Really Like You' music video. The day I get to see Genes live, I will be absolutely LIVING!!!

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Tyla Jane

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Westside Romance

Tyla Jane

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

OMG YAY!!! NEW TYLA JANE!!!!!! This is such a beautiful euphoric follow up. It gives me such Taylor Swift 1989 vibes and I'm in love. I love how it has that unapologetic simplicity to it. Cuts straight to the point and makes you feel like I'm in a rom com music video where I'm wanting going on this romantic runaway/getaway. It's a track that I think everyone is going to be p...

OMG YAY!!! NEW TYLA JANE!!!!!! This is such a beautiful euphoric follow up. It gives me such Taylor Swift 1989 vibes and I'm in love. I love how it has that unapologetic simplicity to it. Cuts straight to the point and makes you feel like I'm in a rom com music video where I'm wanting going on this romantic runaway/getaway. It's a track that I think everyone is going to be pumping in the summer time!!

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Fan Girl

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backwards (everything is)

Fan Girl

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

AHHH beautiful Fan Girl. Hello Hello! I'm loving this refreshing new energy from you guys in this track!! You still get that fuzzy dramatic undeniable Fan Girl punch, but I feel like this track gets to showcase the almost playful side to your musical personality. It's a fun cheeky track that has you twirling and falling into a ball pit and I'm loving it!!

AHHH beautiful Fan Girl. Hello Hello! I'm loving this refreshing new energy from you guys in this track!! You still get that fuzzy dramatic undeniable Fan Girl punch, but I feel like this track gets to showcase the almost playful side to your musical personality. It's a fun cheeky track that has you twirling and falling into a ball pit and I'm loving it!!

Grenade Jumper

Review

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Y'all honestly just take my breathe away every time. GRENADE JUMPER HAVE RANNNGEEEEEEE!! I love what you're providing to the pop punk genre and how y'all are blending influences beyond it. The tracks are so beautifully dense, empowering and just make you want to take over the world. I feel like I'm at an axe throwing place feeling both fabulous and empowered at the same ti...

Y'all honestly just take my breathe away every time. GRENADE JUMPER HAVE RANNNGEEEEEEE!! I love what you're providing to the pop punk genre and how y'all are blending influences beyond it. The tracks are so beautifully dense, empowering and just make you want to take over the world. I feel like I'm at an axe throwing place feeling both fabulous and empowered at the same time listening to your music.

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Telescreen

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Moving On

Telescreen

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

AHH this is just so much fun to listen to! I'm loving how the chorus melody just builds and builds to these beautiful harmonies. The production makes me feel like I'm pumping the jukebox and dancing in a diner from an Indie Rock/Pop version of the Back to the Future movie and I'm here for it!

AHH this is just so much fun to listen to! I'm loving how the chorus melody just builds and builds to these beautiful harmonies. The production makes me feel like I'm pumping the jukebox and dancing in a diner from an Indie Rock/Pop version of the Back to the Future movie and I'm here for it!

Ms. Thandi

Review

The Eyes

Ms. Thandi

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Oh my.. the sparkling energy in this is RADIATING!!!!! Your voice just sprinkles magic and makes hearts dissolve and melt into a puddle but the puddle is still evaporating and bubbling along to the grooves and vibes of this track. It's bouncy, soulful and such a mesmerising song to listen to. Definitely a track that's pumping on the repeat for me!! Your voice is magic!

Oh my.. the sparkling energy in this is RADIATING!!!!! Your voice just sprinkles magic and makes hearts dissolve and melt into a puddle but the puddle is still evaporating and bubbling along to the grooves and vibes of this track. It's bouncy, soulful and such a mesmerising song to listen to. Definitely a track that's pumping on the repeat for me!! Your voice is magic!

RISSA

Review

Hold Up (feat. Zyad)

RISSA

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
40

I can just imagine melting to this on the dance floor. It's got that rootsy, Anderson Paak cheekiness to it with the snappy hook. There's just such a glossy aura with your voice that I'm just so mesmerised by! You can feel the soul and the resonance in your voice. There's a silky nature in the way your sing that reminds me of Jorja Smith and Omar Apollo, but you bring such a...

I can just imagine melting to this on the dance floor. It's got that rootsy, Anderson Paak cheekiness to it with the snappy hook. There's just such a glossy aura with your voice that I'm just so mesmerised by! You can feel the soul and the resonance in your voice. There's a silky nature in the way your sing that reminds me of Jorja Smith and Omar Apollo, but you bring such a warm lively flavour to your sound that makes me feel like I'm in the crowd with you. My dream is to see you and Kaiit perform a duet on a festival stage. I can already imagine how magical it would be!

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Grenade Jumper

Review

The Power You Flaunted

Grenade Jumper

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Grenade Jumper are the Lava Benders of the pop punk/punk rock genre. You can feel and hear the bite in their sound that just embodies the definition of pure STRENGTH and POWERR!!! I think what makes Grenade Jumper stand out personally is how dynamic their sound is crafted. There's so much energy, but you can hear the multiple layers of influence that go beyond the general ideas of pop punk...

Grenade Jumper are the Lava Benders of the pop punk/punk rock genre. You can feel and hear the bite in their sound that just embodies the definition of pure STRENGTH and POWERR!!! I think what makes Grenade Jumper stand out personally is how dynamic their sound is crafted. There's so much energy, but you can hear the multiple layers of influence that go beyond the general ideas of pop punk. You get that serotonin pop punk kick in the energy layered with these almost 90s (punk/ hardcore) gritty guitars that feel like motor bike engines in the song, topped with Bianca's punk in your face energy that gives the band SUCH RANGE! Especially following from their incredible sugar rushing single 'Heatwave', which I LOVED as well. It just screams MOSSHH and I'm so excited to see this live someday.

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Jaguar Jonze

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
45

Queen Jaguar out here slashing through with this gorgeous new track. There's such a resilience to your music that I feel is undeniably inspiring. I'll be forever obsessed with how you create these rumbling surf guitar sounds, wild wild west duel/ stand off musical aesthetics with these haunting powerful vocals on top and inject them all to build this empowering, haunting musical utopi...

Queen Jaguar out here slashing through with this gorgeous new track. There's such a resilience to your music that I feel is undeniably inspiring. I'll be forever obsessed with how you create these rumbling surf guitar sounds, wild wild west duel/ stand off musical aesthetics with these haunting powerful vocals on top and inject them all to build this empowering, haunting musical utopia. Incredible/10

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JXCKY

Review

Lockdown Lover

JXCKY

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
35

The way the backing vocals are layered and are place in this track is absolutely stunning in this! I love how they not only compliment the pure sincerity of the main vocal melodies, but they compliment to create these dramatic effects. It's got that Daniel Caesar 'Japanese Denim' kinda feel to it, but with a musical aesthetic that almost feels like a track Chance the Rapper would...

The way the backing vocals are layered and are place in this track is absolutely stunning in this! I love how they not only compliment the pure sincerity of the main vocal melodies, but they compliment to create these dramatic effects. It's got that Daniel Caesar 'Japanese Denim' kinda feel to it, but with a musical aesthetic that almost feels like a track Chance the Rapper would jump on a verse. I feel like this is something that would be cool to see live.

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Cabu

Review

All I Need (Feat. Blush...

Cabu

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Crying in the club (my room) because everything's closed and I can't go out to dance to this!! This gives me such Disclosure vibes with the Rnb flavour to the breakbeat electronic production aesthetic, but as soon as the vocal hook kicks in I feel like I'm having this emo out of body experience. AHH I can't help but dance to this!

Crying in the club (my room) because everything's closed and I can't go out to dance to this!! This gives me such Disclosure vibes with the Rnb flavour to the breakbeat electronic production aesthetic, but as soon as the vocal hook kicks in I feel like I'm having this emo out of body experience. AHH I can't help but dance to this!