‘IS THIS OFFENSIVE AND LOUD?’ By Songstress NAT VAZER – No, It Is Heartfelt And Sparkling…

3 June 2020

Artist: Nat Vazer
Who: A Melbourne-based singer/songwriter creating a world
of hazy guitars and lilting oohs to accompany her intimate confessionals
Album: Is This Offensive And Loud? – debut album

Nat Vazer about her impressive debut LP: “There are moments of heartbreak and vents about broader world issues, looking at how unreal it feels to be living in a time where Trump is in power, high school mass shootings are common headlines, and things like the Toronto Van Attack keep happening, including in my home city, Melbourne. The making of this album has been a turning point in my life and has inspired me to continually push boundaries as an artist, and to pursue the ideas I believe in with conviction. I hope you enjoy the record and perhaps recognise some part of yourself in there too.”

Keywords: Sensitive images, heartfelt introspections, starry-eyed vocality, doubt
and hope, sadness and happiness, dreams and realities, vulnerable beautinessss
Key references: Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Christine McVie, Demi Moore
Key tracks: Like Demi / For A Moment / Higher Places / Sunlight

Stream/buy album here…

NAT VAZER: Facebook

(photo: Facebook Nat Vazer)

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 28…

A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven stirring strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven towering tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!

1/ ‘Lost Highway’ by LUSTS (UK)
This brotherly band goes on a romantic trip into the unknown on their new single
named after the David Lynch movie. Energized with sensual, alternating female/male
vocals, ‘Lost Highway‘ feels like a sonic hallucination. Both fascinating and attractive.

LUSTS: Facebook

2/ ‘Melody’ by LUCY AND THE RATS (London, UK)
Highly spirited and amplified glam pop that will activate all of your senses. Elevating and lively. From the band’s excellent new, swirling self-titled album – available on Bandcamp.


3/’Health And Wellbeing’ by GARDENBACK (Oldham, Manchester, UK)
This new, delirious single by outspoken garage trio ‘Gardenback‘ electrifies from start
to finish. The reverberating guitar parts sound like they were recorded back in the psychedelic sixties and inject this commotive crackerjack non-stop with flaming fuel.


4/ ‘Weather’
by MAYPINE (Brighton, UK)
Emotionally charged indie rock roller coaster build around layers of invigorating guitars, frontman Jase‘s impassionate voice and a quiet/loud/quiet structure. Flamboyant eruption from the band’s new, excellent 4-track EP ‘Bend/Break‘. Stream it in full here on Spotify.

MAYPINE: Facebook

5/ ‘You’re Winning Me Over’ by NAT VAZER (Melbourne, Australia)
Exquisite vox and high-quality songwriting from down under. With this desirous, captivating and mighty sparkling love song Nat Vazer will, undoubtedly, gain tons
of new fans. You can purchase the outstanding humdinger here on Bandcamp.

NAT VAZER: Facebook

6/ ‘Graffiti Hen Ewrop’ by ilu (Wales)
This adventurous and electrodynamic debut track by Welsh project ‘ilu‘ will capture
your attention from the get-go. The spellbinding song is inspired by heartbreak, grief
and loss but designs also a sense of hope for a joyful future again. Gloomy splendour!

ILU: Twitter

7/ ‘Love Is A Word’ by THE SMITTENS (Burlington, Vermont, US)
This dreamy jingle jangle pop gem colored with delightful harmonies sticks instantly. Amorous and starry-eyed beauty from upcoming LP ‘City Rock Dove‘ – all info here.


See/hear you next week, music junkies