pop

God Bless Relative – You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return

Those avid readers of Swept may recall the God Bless Relative single release of ‘Soggy Humans‘ not all that long ago. Well, not two weeks ago, this wonderfully mellow and...


Kacy Moon – What Do I Do

Did you ever think that spending years on one of the world’s most eminent karate teams, kicking ass in front of thousands of people might lead someone to jump headlong into...


Corey Pavlosky – Weathered

“I can’t lie”, this latest single from Virginian pop-punk-rocker Corey Pavlosky ‘Weathered‘ is a pretty polish tune. On the surface, it’s a simple composition that could be attributed to many...


Kamryn Marie – Second Best

Cards on the table, right away. I’m not a huge fan of either pop or EDM…especially not EDM. Nor am I even much a fan of country. Now, why would...


Kris Heaton – World Gone Mad

Bluesy pop-rock artist Kris Heaton has had a very expansive history with regards to the artists he’s played with. He’s opened for the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and he’s collaborated...


Oceanlux – Versa Vice

First off, I have to put my cards on the table. Pop is not typically my go-to genre. Neither is dance music. Nor is synth. And yet, I now have...


Eddy Yang – Split The Night

There’s something to be said of independent musicians, in the true sense of the word. Meaning that they have independently produced their work. Not that their a part of the...


January Zero – The Long Radio Silence

There is a certain weight to January Zero‘s latest album ‘The Long Radio Silence‘, that really shares a musical gravitas with listeners in a way bittersweet soundscape of gliding guitars,...


Tom Woodward – Beautiful Shadows

Tom Woodward has really got a mouthful of meaningful, and heartfelt lyrics that reflect the beauty and misery of our reality; our brief spark of consciousness that we can’t hold...


Chrystyna Marie – Loaded Gun

The power of Chrystyna Marie’s voice is astounding, and unsuspecting. Always happy to cover some Canadian-born music, I’ve had the privilege of reviewing Marie’s latest EP, ‘Loaded Gun’. After working...


Embracing “No Pop” and meaningful music

As a music reviewer and pop culture expert, a phrase I hear often from people around my age is “There isn’t any good music anymore”. To which my usual reply...


Dancing About Poetry #1: To begin with, let’s start.

Hey, that #1 up there looks pretty good. The start of something good, perhaps? So fresh and new…but a little bit daunting too. Now, I don’t mean to begin by...