Kicking things off with a thumping guitar riff, opening number “Fires” introduces listeners to Sonic Cartel with a considerable bit of noise. While the production of the track has much to be desired, the Bowie-esque vocal will likely entice and excite those who miss the great man and his music.

“Point Of View”, instrumentally at least, follows along similar lines and lyrically, it’s much more catchy than its predecessor. On a side note, I dare you not to think of Geri Halliwell thanks to the line: “scream if you want to go faster.” (c’mon, you know you remember it…)

Injecting just a little bit of Guns ‘N’ Roses style into proceedings, albeit in a slightly less rocky way, “Consumed” would make for a great single and is sure to find itself being air-guitared along to in bedrooms across the country.

Closer “Tell Me What You Mean” starts off quite sombre, but don’t worry, the melancholy vibe doesn’t last long and the pounding drums soon kick in, playing second fiddle to the strongest vocal performance of the EP, ensuring it ends on as strong a note as it started.

For a rather (as-yet at least) unknown band, through this collection, which is out on October 31st, Sonic Cartel make their first notable impression on the ever growing and ever competitive music industry. However, given the market and the acts they’re following in the footsteps of, quite where and how far they go from here remains somewhat debatable.

For more information on Sonic Cartel, visit their website, give their page a like on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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Championed by Rolling Stone last year and named one of their ‘Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know’, Emily Faye’s passion for music stretches far beyond the short time she’s been in the spotlight as a star in her own right. Having gone from writing songs in her bedroom and studying at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute, she’s now released her debut EP called Here I Am.

Opening with “Open Road”, the collection gets off to a great and upbeat start, thanks to Faye’s soft, almost innocent vocal perfectly being perfectly paired with a toe-tapping country rhythm. “Giving In” is much slower, but maintains the EP’s focus on Faye’s vocal talents as she delivers the tracks’ strong, emotive lyrics that hold a a hint of defiance and rebellion in them.

“Game Over” is the kind of track that deserves to be played when listeners are taking a summer’s day drive with their friends. There’s an unmistakable ‘freedom and exploration’ vibe to the song – a perfect accompaniment to the upcoming summer break – that is sure to have the piece put on repeat.

Written about being comfortable with someone; a boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, or friend, who loves you for you, no matter what, there’s a reflective, deeply emotive and connective feel to closing number “Me For Me”, and as someone who has always struggled with self-confidence, the song reminded me that I have people in my life who wouldn’t and don’t want me to change who or how I am.

The EP as a whole has a very almost old-school, traditional feel to it, making it stand out from the many other releases of recent weeks and months that have focused more on the modern music styles which dominate the charts and the industry in general. The collection is a fantastic introduction to one of the hottest names in country music right now and will certainly have fans eager to see where Emily Faye goes and what she creates with her talent next.


Having first discovered his passion for song-writing and performing in gospel music, Sterling Infinity’s voice soon earned him attention from anyone fortunate enough to witness him on a stage and he quickly moved from performing in churches to playing historic and iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Now, here in 2018, Sterling has embraced his love of pop music and intertwined it with flashes of R&B and house styles, to create the persona and the sound that so many have come to know and love. With an empowering, captivating vocal prowess – a seemingly effortless range and a stunning rich vibrato – Sterling’s career continues to go from strength to strength as more and more music fans on both sides of the Atlantic discover his gift for themselves.

With comparisons to the likes of much loved and much missed icons including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Prince, Sterling Infinity is now set to launch himself further onto the global stage with the release of his self-titled deluxe edition album on July 20th. In the meantime, ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere his new and deeply hypnotic single “#Hypnotized (Pyramid Black Remix)”, about which Sterling says:

“When I wrote and arranged the track, I wanted to write something that was timeless and would never be dated – that people of the future would still love the beat and rhythm. For me, house music is timeless. This is synth-rock meets house.”

Give “#Hypnotized” a listen below and for more information on Sterling Infinity, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.