The Australian quartet, Stand Atlantic, crashed onto the scene in the third wave of pop-punk back in 2017 with their punchy single, “Coffee at Midnight”. After touring with contemporaries such as Waterparks and State Champs, Stand Atlantic entered the studio to record their first full length album.
When the 2018 Grammy nominations came out and I saw that Nothing More had three nominations, I thought perhaps I should give a full dive into the album and see if there was anything I was missing. And, oh my God, I was missing a lot.
George Best was, and still is, the best album to come out of the C86 scene and all its Smiths worship. But that’s still all it is, Smiths worship, or at least an attempt to catch the scene which the Smiths inspired.
Without a doubt, The Lie Within Callie's debut EP proves that frontwoman and primary songwriter Callie Wilson is no stranger to dulcet tones, rich songwriting, and (if the lyrics are any indication) young adult love in all its beauty and ugliness.
Infinite Worlds is quite the fitting name for Laetitia Tamko’s debut album as Vagabon. It’s filled with many little wonders for the listener to discover, as Tamko uses her songwriting talents to carve out her own landscape in the world of indie rock.
“How did I get here?/ Am I ever gonna get back?” asks Conor O’Brien, subtly addressing just how much he has risked—emotionally and professionally— with his new album, Darling Arithmetic, a significant and brave move for the artist to have made. What do you think?