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  • GR^VE : GR^VE EP

    GR^VE – GR^VE EP

    There has been a debate for some time now (around several decades, to be honest) about whether music is gradually losing quality. Nowadays, the current wave of mainstream music – more urban and with way fewer instruments than before, and thus less musicality – is reliving this debate, making...
  • ASHRR - Bad Reasons

    ASHRR – “Bad Reasons”

    Sometimes, the road to a new record can be long and tedious, like watching a sausage dry until we can eat it. Reasons for that vary: being a total perfectionist, utter lack of inspiration, changes in the band’s lineup, a pandemic… Your pick. Thus, when songs start shaping up...
  • Ashrr - Sunshine Low

    ASHRR – “Sunshine Low”

    In 1997’s U2: A Year In Pop, bassist Adam Clayton said something among the lines of “Nothing wrong would happen if we keep trying new things. On the contrary, things will go south if we keep doing the same thing.” A good band, whether you like their music or...
  • ASHRR - Same Way

    ASHRR – “Same Way”

    L.A.’s ASHRR have kept very busy during the last year and a half, releasing a string of singles we have covered here at QRO. After “WAVES” (QRO review), “Dark Eyes” (QRO review), and “Otherside” (QRO review), on Friday, November 12th, they have released “Same Way”. The song follows the...
  • AMFest Barcelona 2021 Recap

    AMFest Barcelona 2021 Recap

    Nothing new if I say that the pandemic has caused havoc with festivals everywhere so it was very positive to know that one of the best proposals in Barcelona and Spain, the AMFest (which we covered in past editions), was creating a reduced version for 2021, called “(Parèntesi)”....
  • GR^VE - In Fire

    GR^VE – “In Fire”

    GR^VE's new video single “In Fire” lyrically dabbles in various fronts....
  • J GRGY : Live

    J GRGRY Livestream

    If the people cannot go to gigs, the gigs will go to the people, as J GRGRY proved....
  • J GRGRY Twitch Preview

    J GRGRY Twitch Preview

    J GRGRY is playing at Seattle’s Historic Moore Theatre, live on Twitch! Recently, we spoke about artists keeping themselves busy during COVID-19 times: The Church’s Steve Kilbey, New Order’s Peter Hook, LA’s power trio ASHRR are three names that easily come to mind. But another one has been Seattleite...
  • ASHRR - Otherside

    ASHRR – “Otherside”

    When you happen to be in a very creative environment, it is very difficult to stay still. The current pandemic situation has become a challenge for those to overcome when you have ideas you want to express. We have seen many cases in the last year of musicians trying...
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