Almost Autumn- Artist Review

Almost Autumn is an appropriate name for this time of year. As the sun burns brightly, Autumn is waiting in the wings for its moment. 

Joelle Edwards AKA Almost Autumn is a music producer/singer/songwriter from Liverpool and her infectious pop is as cheery and delicate as the ray of sunlight that kisses the sky on these summer days. I don't usually review pop music, but Edwards is different. She has that knack to write feel-good and punchy songs that is more suitable for the summer, rather than the autumn.

Edwards writes a social account of her life and her lyrics touch on love, lust and other social occurrences you'd expect in a student’s life.
She has yet to release an album, so I shall be picking a selection of songs from her back catalogue, Available through Bandcamp.

Her music is uplifting and pleasant with hints of folk and electronic beats. She has the potential to tap into the chart music territory that is often occupied by better-known stars.

Snow is a piano-driven ballad entrenched with dazzling keys and heartfelt lyrics. Edwards provides herself with a platform to sing in an intimate style as if alone in the room with that special someone. I feel she is suited to singing with an instrument because it allows her vocals to flourish, and plays to her songwriting strengths.

Only You is an electronic pop track replete with overlapping synth beats that brings a certain charm to the ears. Edwards knows her audience well. She applies a skilful use of rhyming couplets and mellow vocals that sounds gentle and sweet. The message of true love blends with the electronic loops and overall feelgood factor that could be a breakthrough hit within the commercial market.

Unforgettable is a nice folk track that is another love song with that quaint touch. The vocals are warm and easy to listen to with the strong strums of an acoustic guitar that sets it apart from the other tracks' poppier edge.

Heartless is an indie pop song with a strong percussive rhythm structure that flows with Edward's contagious demeanour that shines throughout all her songs. I personally feel the track is about falling for someone who may be trouble, but the effective chorus; and high tempo could definitely appeal to a wider audience.

Overall, Almost Autumn produces several tracks that are easy to listen to and relatable to younger fans. Her music is not generic, but warm and cheerful. I believe she has the potential to go far.

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or, alternatively, if you'd like to hear more of her tracks. You can access her songs via almostautumn.bandcamp.com

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FireBug- Follower ( Single Review)

The California- based Firebug is an Alternative Rock group,, heavily influenced by 70's rock and New Orleans blues. They have been generating a following amongst Festival - goers and concert attendees. The band's groove- orientated rock has enlightened 80,000 fans at Sonisphere in Knebworth, England. The band release Follower ,  the first track from new album Wandering Soul.

The thing that strikes me most about the track is the high energy riff that maintains throughout, and the soulful timbre of lead singer Juliette Tworsey. The 70's influenced vibes makes this an instant favourite with its polished production values and blues-tinged rhythmic patterns.

The track begins with the tantalising hook that leads into the vocals of Tworsey, a rich and tender entrance that hypnotises the listener. Her voice blends with the buzz of guitar -driven desert rock with a nice new Orleans solo that fits in with the structure of the music.

Wandering Soul is now available via itunes.

You can listen to the track below;


Christopher Taylor- Step Back, Slow Down ( Single Review)

Christopher Taylor is a Singer/ Songwriter from Yorkshire. He has been performing and writing songs for many years as both a soloist as well as in bands. He reached a milestone in 2016 when his debut EP Chasing Rainbows received an Akademia Award.  He now returns with a new single Step back, Slow down from his forthcoming EP Curiosity.

This is an introspective song about making those decisions in your life when things get difficult. The uses of steel guitar and Taylor's mellow vocal lines waver to produce a solid Country song, which begins with the resonant echoes of snare drums before the recognisable sounds of slide guitar encroach like a snake in the grass. This is a light summer track that is thought-provoking in a sense for those who are feeling lost, but the overall tone will leave you feeling good afterwards,  You can listen to the track below