Xhalisse

Review

40

With Running Circles Xhalisse show of their confident songwriting chops that draw tastefully from the modern indie, dream pop & psychedelic rock cannon.
This track is a great representation of the overall sound & mood of the debut EP Propet Moon.
Xhalisse have a dense & intricate sound, but its one that doesn't get to cluttered or distracting for the listener. All r...

With Running Circles Xhalisse show of their confident songwriting chops that draw tastefully from the modern indie, dream pop & psychedelic rock cannon.
This track is a great representation of the overall sound & mood of the debut EP Propet Moon.
Xhalisse have a dense & intricate sound, but its one that doesn't get to cluttered or distracting for the listener. All round wise craft and knowledge of the genres navigated through the 4 minutes.

*other notes
A message on climate change that influences radiohead & massive attack would approve.
A distorted guitar weaves through the mix to join in the
groove
A lovely melodic bridge with some chords that
surprise
A lady on the artwork who shoots lasers from
eyes!

-IR

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Artist

Review

35

There is a bit to like here Scott
Character based songs, very second wave brit pop (that 2002-07 period)
I guess your bringing it back, why not!
Keep writing
-I.R

There is a bit to like here Scott
Character based songs, very second wave brit pop (that 2002-07 period)
I guess your bringing it back, why not!
Keep writing
-I.R

Xrash Gates

Review

40

Don't be put off by the odd EDM DJ Looking Mask thing Xrash Gates has here. Thankfully this song sounds nothing like that picture should! This is a real charming, catchy, long lost new wave gem on a shoestring budget. In the spirit of ariel pink or early MGMT. Solid Hooks Gates, Well played

Don't be put off by the odd EDM DJ Looking Mask thing Xrash Gates has here. Thankfully this song sounds nothing like that picture should! This is a real charming, catchy, long lost new wave gem on a shoestring budget. In the spirit of ariel pink or early MGMT. Solid Hooks Gates, Well played

Ashton Orion

Review

45

Ashton Orion will be the biggest thing to come out of Midwest WA since that billion-dollar drug haul on the Abrolhos islands. This is that elite, lush, modern pop that wouldn't sound out of place on your latest Netflix teen drama montage.
That's big wraps!
Call Lorde & see if she needs a hand with her 3rd album.
-IR

Ashton Orion will be the biggest thing to come out of Midwest WA since that billion-dollar drug haul on the Abrolhos islands. This is that elite, lush, modern pop that wouldn't sound out of place on your latest Netflix teen drama montage.
That's big wraps!
Call Lorde & see if she needs a hand with her 3rd album.
-IR

RATSALAD.

Review

40

They say there is a time & place for everything. The time for RATSALAD FULL STOP (RS. for short) is about 0130am & the place is on your mate’s smelly couch, playing the remastered version of Tony Hawks Pro Skater II, 14 cans deep in lukewarm Bush Chooks. You should probably head on home & take that long walk from Beachlands to Beresford, but this music blasting from the Bluetooth ...

They say there is a time & place for everything. The time for RATSALAD FULL STOP (RS. for short) is about 0130am & the place is on your mate’s smelly couch, playing the remastered version of Tony Hawks Pro Skater II, 14 cans deep in lukewarm Bush Chooks. You should probably head on home & take that long walk from Beachlands to Beresford, but this music blasting from the Bluetooth speaker is comforting & reminds you a bit of being young.

The good old days when all you had to worry about were those damn terrorists & getting a virus from LimeWire on your parents PC. On that PC back then you had a SICK compilation running on the WINAMP player: VARIOUS ARTISTS - Planet X - Volume 1. You must remember to burn a copy for that punky looking chick at school who loves Millencolin & Pennywise! You tell her about the other stuff on it too, like aussie bands Mach Pelican & The Donnas...

It was mostly a 99/2000 mix of popular punk, metal & the Helmet influenced bands of Alt-Rock at the time. Chains were strongly fixed to wallets, Blond Tips were meticulously gelled & spiked. Just before them hipsters from New York influenced the world with skinny jeans, dress shirts & Ties. That's what the sound of RS. remind me of. They would have fit nicely on that Planet X Comp.

But its 2020 now, we don't go buying CD compilations anymore, we make our own playlists! I just created a 'Drunk at 0130am playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater on Scooters couch' playlist on Spotify. Southerly is track #1 on it, Cause you know there is a time & place for everything...

-IR

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