Many talented, hard-working musicians have released music over the past twelve months. But only one can be the best. Of course, this is arbitrary and my opinion may not agree with yours. But I'm also #right. I don't want to be predictable but you know who I am going to say. Artist of the Year: beabadoobee Album: Beatopia Artist: beabadoobee Genre: #IndiePop #Alternative Sub-Genres: #IndieRock #BedroomPop Label: Dirty Hit Description: Over the past year, no other artist has ca
Album: SOS Artist: SZA Genre: #R&B (remember to use hashtags, ex. #HipHop, #IndiePop) Sub-Genres: #HipHop #Pop Label: Top Dawg Entertainment Non-Airable Tracks: Mainly Explicit Album Description: (Artists read these often, please use spellcheck and be insightful/creative :) ) SZA's long awaited new album was worth the wait. I am a huge fan of her work and this new project nothing short of everything I love about her music. Her overall flow, lyrics, beat and themes all de
"Can you take a look inside your heart, is there any room for me?" Single(s): Boy's a liar, Do you miss me? Artist: PinkPantheress Genre: #Pop #Dance Sub-Genres: #IndiePop #AltPop Label: Warner Music Non-Airable Tracks: Boy's a liar, Do you miss me?
Description: PinkPantheress has done it again! If I want to dance through the tears I know I can count on pop music Rockstar, PinkPantheress. The 21-year-old English pop diva has had me on the edge of my seat waiting for the rel
"Break the cycle now, before there's no way out" Artist: Ivri Genre: #lofi #indie Sub-Genres: #softrock #indiepop Label: ivsounds Self-proclaimed "lofi fairy," Ivri has dropped her latest single of 2022 and I'm obsessed. If you are interested in lofi music with r&b/rock influences, may I introduce you to the world of Ivri. Ivri has recently become a new favorite and a staple of my Spotify "On Repeat." This song was my first introduction to the singer, and "no way out" perfec
Album: SMITHEREENS Artist: Joji Genre: #indiepop #indie Sub-Genres:#viralpop #neomellow #bedroompop Label: 88rising Records/Warner Records Inc Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: Joji has been in the world of producing sad indie music for quite some time now, and he has made a reputation for himself to be one of the best artists in this genre. His last album Nectar hit all the right spots, so I was super excited to give this one a listen. His newest album SMITHEREENS c
Album: Full Time Lover
Genre: #indiepop, #hiphop, #rap
Sub-Genres: #shoegaze, #bedroompop
Label: Lex Records To begin, this album was a very interesting listen. There are so many different genres and influences, the vibe can completely change from song to song. At some points I was wanting to head bang, and at others I wanted to stare contemplatively at the ceiling. The Eyedress sound I am used to is more of bedroom pop and alternative, so going into listen
Album: Japanese Breakfast - Spotify Singles Artist: Japanese Breakfast Genre: #indiepop #alternative #indiefolk Label: Dead Oceans Description: I really enjoy Japanese Breakfast’s take on this classic Bon Iver track. They add to the original sound quite a bit, and I think the result is really worth the listen. The additional instrumentation in the Japanese Breakfast cover gives the song a much fuller sound. Additionally, Michelle Zauner’s vocals are intoxicatingly sweet and
Album: The Slow Rush B Sides & Remixes Artist: Tame Impala Genre: #alternative #indie #indiepop Label: Island Records Australia Non-Airable Tracks: Breathe Deeper (Lil Yachty Remix) Description:As an avid Tame Impala fan, the slow drop of each track on this "mini album" was a long, near excruciating process to watch. Nevertheless, the arrival of the final product is nothing short of another Kevin Parker classic. The B Side tracks, which include The Boat I Row, One More Year
Album: From 2 to 3
Artist: Peach Pit
Sub-Genres: #indiepop #indieRock #surfrock ?
Non-Airable Tracks: Lips like yours, Pepsi on the House, Last Days of Lonesome
Description: From 2 to 3 is Peach Pit's most recent release and has in it everything there is to love about their previous works. The slow sad summer vibes continue with this release. Before I get any further, I need to admit my bias. I love this band, and I have loved them since the
Album: Warm Chris Artist: Aldous Harding Genre: #Indie #Alternative #Folk Sub-Genres: #IndiePop #AlternativeFolk Label: 4AD Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: As a long time fan of Aldous Harding, this album blew my love for her out of the water. It was released on my birthday and, naturally, earned the spot of the best present I received. This album captures Harding’s essence so perfectly. From her debut self-titled album up to Warm Chris, she has become increasingly pla
Single: King Artist: Florence + The Machine Genre: #alternative #indie #pop Sub-Genres: #indiepop #rock Label: Universal Music Operations Limited Description: King by Florence + The Machine is a strong 4-minute, 40-second powerfully delivered declaration of gender expression and concerns the far too familiar discussion of career and family. The first few lines depict an argument between Florence Welch and her partner about her career and starting a family. Throughout the so
Album: KEEP IT UP Artist: Rex Orange County Genre: #IndiePop Sub-Genres: #BedroomPop Label: Sony Music Entertainment "Keep it up and go on, You're only holding out for what you want, You no longer owe the strangers, it's enough, it's enough" Alexander James O'Connor, or better known as Rex Orange County is known for his bedroom pop anthems lined with influences of jazz, hip hop and some obvious Elton John influence. Having not released a work of music since 2019's "Pony" (whi
Album/Single: Nothing's Ever Gonna Be Good Enough Artist: Miles Kane (Featuring Corinne Bailey Rae) Genre: #indie #indierock #indiepop Label: BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited Description: This single consists of four songs. Only one of the songs is new but the previous three singles that have been released appear on this single as well. First track is the title track. The song is upbeat with clear percussion, keys, and horns that give it a nice Winter feel. Not holiday musi
Album: This is What It Feels Like Artist: Gracie Abrams Genre: #pop #Top40 Sub-Genres: #Indiepop #bedroompop Label: Interscope Records Non-Airable Tracks: The Bottom Description: Los Angeles born and raised, Gracie Abrams released a 12 song EP, "This is What It Feels Like". The album's title is based off of the first track "...Feels Like". The album opens up with this track with subtle piano keys, then brings in Abram's airy vocals and a guitar ode to early 2000's edgy po
Album: Bad Life (feat. Kali Uchis) Artist: Omar Apollo, Kali Uchis Genre: #Alt #AltPop #Pop Sub-Genres: #indiepop Label: Warner Records Inc. Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: Silky, dreamy and maybe even a bit creamy. This is how one may describe the veil of this melancholy melody. Mexican-American singer-songwriter Omar Apollo teamed up with beloved Colombian-American artist Kali Uchis. A collaboration is not new for the duo for they teamed up on their steamy project, "
Album: The Sneaker Dance Artist: Kero Kero Bonito Genre: #indie #alternative #pop Sub-Genres: #indiepop #electropop #hyperpop Label: Kero Kero Bonito Limited Non-Airable Tracks: N/A If you’re reading reviews on the KAMP student radio website, you’re likely a musically literate college student with a flair for the alternative, so you probably don’t need me to tell you who Kero Kero Bonito is, but I’ll do it anyway. Kero Kero Bonito (KKB) is a British indie pop band fronted by