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THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S’ TEN BEST ALBUMS OF 2019

Well, readers, it’s that time of the year again, the list of my favorite albums (and EPs) that left the biggest impression on me from 2019. My list usual boils down to what struck my ears the most and what got multiple listens so that may not be what other fellow journalists and publications pick.…

INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE ROCK TRIO THE MAN WHO

The latter half of 2019 saw Canadian band The Man Who not only finish a string of tour dates supporting Indie Rock musician, Banners. But reissue their EP, Bet on You, and release two new music videos, "Down" and "Natural Villain". They also played a show in Los Angeles for School Night at Bardot. Ahead…

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INTERVIEW WITH ENGLISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER KARIMA FRANCIS

Critically acclaimed English Singer-Songwriter Karima Francis having made a name for herself with her blend of captivating and honest lyrics intertwined through haunting melodies rooted in folk-rock. The singer who first started in the music industry at age thirteen, teaching herself, drums, guitar, and finally songwriting all by eighteen. Seeking new inspiration from her London…

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INTERVIEW WITH DOG DRIVE MANTIS A BAND FUSING GENRES AND SOUNDSCAPES TO CREATE THEIR ECLECTIC SOUND

Dog Drive Mantis is the eclectic Toronto based band comprised of Derek Serbin, Mike Papaloni, Carmen Haines, and Neilroy Miranda. Their use of multiple genres, diverse soundscapes and textures, and being unafraid to bend the rules when it comes to music and sound, have made them an exciting new band. You can learn more about…

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BARNS COURTNEY // “404” – ALBUM REVIEW

The English Rock Singer-Songwriter known for his Punk-Rock swagger Barns Courtney has released his subsequent studio album titled 404. Anyone familiar with the internet will instantly recognize the album title, as 404 is what you get when you encounter nothing online. On this record, he implements the term (AKA error pages) to explore feelings of…

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OCNS // “HAUTE COUTURE” – SINGLE REVIEW

We last heard from the Raleigh, NC alternative-pop band OCNS on 2018's You, and now the band who I have formerly covered is back with not only a brand-new single but a fresh sound as well. On the shimmering new single "HAUTE COUTURE", the band not only elevate but experiment with their sound making it…