Emerald Portal EP Release: “Trouble in Paradise”

It’s no coincidence that listening to Emerald Portal’s new EP, Trouble in Paradise will make you feel like you’re living inside your own indie film. Because as it turns out, both members of the post-rock duo, Thomas Ouziel and Brad Runblade, started their careers in the film industry (Thomas as a sound designer and Brad […]

The Howlin' Souls

The Howlin’ Souls EP Review

  The first thing that comes to mind when I hear “Rock and Roll”, I immediately think of KISS. I’m not a rock listener. Truthfully, I couldn’t give you a list of rock bands if you asked me. However, I have an uncle who loves the genre. He’s been a fan his entire life. It’s […]

Lio Nicol EP Review: “1”

It’s difficult not to have your mood instantly boosted by the pop-synth sounds of Lio Nicol’s new EP. Regardless of your current environment, Nicol’s upbeat songs, sweet voice, and quirky lyrics will immediately transport you to a different place and give you some serious laid back vibes. Nicol studied biology at the University of Montana […]

Watch It Fall Joseph Eid

Joseph Eid’s “Watch It Fall” Review

Here at Really Late Reviews, we’re always interested in listening to new music and sharing it with y’all. Last week, I had the opportunity to listen to Joseph Eid’s new single “Watch It Fall”, which releases today! Who is this Joseph Eid you might ask? He is an Americana-singer/songwriter who dropped out after his first […]

Lifeline by Holly Elle

Holly Elle “Lifeline” Review

When it comes to writing, I like a challenge and when it comes to music, I’m willing to give anything and everything a shot.  Truthfully, I’ve never heard of Holly Elle, or seen her anywhere, but she made an immense first impression with her newest single, “Lifeline.” This pop single is about that moment in a first kiss […]

Carrie Lane

Hear Singer Carrie Lane’s New Single “Found You”

Singer-songwriter Carrie Lane’s freshman album doesn’t come out until later in the year but you can hear her debut single now. If you’ve never heard of Lane, or seen a picture of her, you would think she was anyone. Her vocals are reminiscent of Taylor Swift, her looks reminds me of Amanda Seyfried, and her […]

The Civil Wars Album Review: Filled with inner turmoil and loneliness, The Civil Wars created a masterpiece

The Civil Wars’ latest album (last album?) is very appropriately titled “The Civil Wars.” I’d be remiss to not mention the civil war between band members John Paul White and Joy Williams, both of whom have not talked to each other since they abruptly cancelled their tour last fall. According to both Williams and producer […]

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Cable Car Ride EP music review

Recently, a PR firm from LA gave Really Late Reviews  (courtesy our brilliant editor, Jordan Hickman!) the opportunity to listen to up-and-coming bands, and provide our feedback on their music. I volunteered to help in the reviews as I am always looking to broaden my musical tastes beyond the same 90s/pop/oldies songs blasting through my […]

Bastille -Haunt EP Review

  (photo credit: Bastille Band) Haunt EP – Bastille With the recently dropped Haunt EP, the South-London boys of Bastille have lit a fuse that could lead to an explosion of Coldplay-esque proportions. Apparently, Bastille is jumping out of every Tube commuter’s ear buds as they suffer thorough the tropical summer heat that is melting […]

Austin City Limits Festival 2012: The Roots and Gary Clark Jr.

(Photo Credit: Dave Mead) THE ROOTS: I will be honest- when the line-up of ACL was released back in May, The Roots was the first name I actually became “giddy” about. I am not exactly the giddy type, but hearing that I had tickets to a festival that The Legendary Roots Crew would playing made […]