Plug into the Live Wire Circuit of the Pop World
Welcome to the grand tour of expressive beats. ‘Rousing Riffs’ invites you on a melodious adventure through the raw edges of Alternative Rock, the catchy pulses of Pop Rock, and the innovative currents of Indie Genres. Independent artists are sculpting these sounds, making a positive mark on the music scene.
Join us on a discovery quest. Allow the new releases from these hardworking artists to elevate your music taste. Listen by clicking the song box, and go beyond the tunes to understand the artist’s journey through their expressive music videos.
Can’t get enough? We got you covered. Check out, follow and like the artists on Spotify. Our new curated playlists are filled with an eclectic mix of songs that are waiting to be your new favourites. Dive in and let the exploration begin.
1) LAKESIDE X – Fascination – EP
Emanating from the heart of Prague, Czech Republic, LAKESIDE X emerges as an exemplary band in the indie pop genre. Their EP, ‘Fascination’, imbued with synth-pop elements, establishes them as fulfilling the promise of being the heirs to the likes of New Order and The Postal Service. The EP’s inclusion of compelling male vocals intricately binds the melodies together to form complete and immersive sonic stories.
“Fascination – EP is a mesmerising amalgamation of emo pop rock and synth indie rock that endows listeners with an irreplaceable sonic experience,” raved PopHits.Co‘s music curator. Their sound broadens the scope of Europe culture, infusing it with a dash of vibrant dark wave and electronic essence.
General invitation to all followers: Immerse your senses in their captivating music through their website, Spotify, Facebook, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and YouTube. May I also suggest to enrich your musical experience? Like and listen to our curated playlist. You’re welcome.
2) PLEANING – supersolo
Emerging from the Europe-based culture of Munich, Germany, PLEANING is an independent artist making waves in the world of indie pop and art pop. Supersolo, his debut album, is a striking synthesis of this fresh sound. Filled with intricate layers of electronic pop and alt-rock pop beats, it serves a groove that’ll get even the most reserved listener moving. If you’re familiar with the catalogues of artists like CHVRCHES or LCD Soundsystem, you’ll find resonance in PLEANING’s carefully crafted melodies.
“PLEANING’s sound is super edgy, a banger that represents an intense blend of synth-pop and leftfield,” one reviewer accurately puts it. Perhaps even more deserving of praise, however, is his ability to integrate rich female vocals throughout. Each track boasts funk and dance-inspired instrumentation that enhances the overall immersion, creating an electronic sonic landscape that is just as poetic as it is foot-tapping.
PLEANING’s innovative contribution to indie and electronic pop is worth experiencing firsthand. You’re invited to delve into this dynamic world by checking out his Spotify and Facebook. And to continue your musical exploration, why not like and listen to our carefully curated playlist? With his daring artistry, PLEANING spells the future of independent music, establishing a unique style in a realm often dominated by mediocrity.
3) SAM FEINSTEIN – Maslow’s Mountain
Renowned in the alternative rock scene for his unique sound, Sam Feinstein hailing from San Jose, California is an artist you can’t miss. In his latest single “Maslow’s Mountain”, his male vocals create a fantastic blend of art pop and retro guitar rock-pop that can be compared to the distinct tunes of celebrated musicians such as David Bowie and Peter Gabriel.
Feinstein’s music transcends traditional new wave while oozing with ’80s vibes as he beautifully fuses synth indie rock and Eurovision influences for an epic performance. A critic once acclaimed, “Feinstein’s work is a journey through the soul, as he masters the art of ingenuity with his profound art rock expression.” His tracks are truly the definition of groove that leaves you dancing to the beat with their subtle funk.
Get a taste of his delightful compositions as you navigate US-based culture through SAM FEINSTEIN’s exhilarating, and quirky music on his website, Facebook, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube channel. And, if you’re into singer-songwriter disco tunes, dive into our curated playlist! You won’t be disappointed.
4) DARIUS CHRISTIAN – VOLCANO
The music industry of the United States, particularly in Los Angeles, has always been known for its immense talent pool, carving out artists who make worldwide history. One such emerging talent is Darius Christian. His latest single, ‘Volcano,’ represents the epitome of contemporary alternative pop with a flair for soul. The depths of his male vocals resoundingly echo with elements of R&B, ensnaring listeners into a world of music that is a raw, anthemic banger.
From the first note, Darius Christian manages to encapsulate the listener with his super catchy harmonies reminiscent of the greats in commercial pop, presenting his unique twist with the edginess of his craft. His music was rich with a potency that spoke: “Darius Christian’s music erupts like a ‘Volcano,’ fierce and unstoppable.” The influence of celebrated artists such as Prince and Michael Jackson is strong within his melodies, creating an irresistible pull for music enthusiasts to his sound waves.
In keeping with the shifting US-based culture, Darius Christian brings an unprecedented freshness to his music, making his work super edgy yet familiar, much like the heart of pop. Follow him on Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube to take this musical journey with him. Remember, your support matters. So, like and listen to our curated playlist to enjoy his soulful music and contribute to his resounding waves in the industry. Let’s appreciate the unique rhythm that Darius Christian’s ‘Volcano’ brings to the world of R&B and alternative pop music.
5) JOHN CONLIN – Love Me Just a Little
From the music-rich avenues of Los Angeles, JOHN CONLIN emerges as a dark horse in the alternative pop arena with his latest hit, “Love Me Just a Little.” His male vocals entwine with electronic pop beats to cast a spell just as intoxicating as the likes of Halsey or The Weeknd. There’s a poem in his arrangements, a raw energy that catapults from every verse — epitomizing the US-based culture in modern music.
“Conlin’s ‘Love Me Just a Little’ is super catchy, an anthemic reflection that stands tall in the expanse of synth pop,” affirms PopHits.Co‘s music curator. This single carries you through an epic journey, diving into the depths of rock pop and resurfacing with a melody that clings to the corners of your memory. It’s dark pop with a flicker of hope, wrapped in a production that deserves mainstream commendation.
Allow yourselves to be swept away by the tides of JOHN CONLIN’s sound waves. Dive into his universe on Spotify, get lost in the stories he tells on YouTube, and follow the echoes on Facebook, TikTok, and SoundCloud. Engage with JOHN CONLIN’s discography and, while at it, like and listen to our curated playlist for the full experience.