Track Reviews

Holy Wars – Back to Life

Holy Wars’ frontwoman Kat Leon has transformed personal tragedy into artistic creation. After the loss of both parents in 2015, grief engulfed Leon and she took time off from music to mourn. Months later, journal entries and snippets of melodies began to emerge through the healing process, and Leon began to write songs, only this time with bare emotions and upfront exteriors. Come 2017, the brew of saddness, isolation, life and death, and rebirth resulted in Holy Wars. Nick Perez, collaborator with Leon in their previous project Sad Robot, regrouped with Leon to act as Holy Wars' producer.

Taffy Trouble – “Backseat Driver”

Your first obsession of 2016 has arrived. London-based electro-pop duo Taffy Trouble, comprised of longtime friends Alex and Ella, is the latest act that you’re gonna wanna know before anyone else. Their Facebook lists John Waters and Lil Kim as their influences and that should be enough to perk up your ears.