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A Lush Release From Oniera

A new EP release from Oniera brings out a cinematic rock tonality that has a particular way of creating an atmosphere that you can swim through as wavy and slightly fuzz tone guitars float around in the air that surrounds you and you begin to drift off into this other world that you're able to escape into for a moment in time.

One of the things I love most about this release is the honest and the descriptive lyrics that you get because everything feels so personal and that gives the whole record a load of character which just makes you want more and more.

The songs on the We'll Tell Ya More EP feel super authentic like it all came from real life experience, and they even strangely have the vibe of interconnecting with each other almost like these songs were chapters in the life of someone.

The way that the songs are not only arranged but how they bring together those particular textures to create an almost dream-esque landscape is really quite beautiful and all the performances come through with heart and a certain level of gracefulness as well.

The whole thing is very beautiful and even songs that have a little bit more of a harder-hitting indie rock edge to them still have a certain persona that you end up being very allured by.

Some tracks on this record hit this really great late 90s underground pop rock or indie rock vibe and it's done so well that it almost gets you a nostalgic feel and that all comes from the way the songs for example.

I feel like all of these things were taken into consideration when making this record, but I could be totally wrong about that. this could just be how they do their thing naturally.

Memorable hooks on riffs are vibrant throughout this record but so is that aesthetic of keeping you afloat and letting you get washed away with everything.

This is one of my favorite records I've heard in a while, and I think that has a lot to do with its just honest approach and how they don't follow any particular guidelines.

They just made music how they saw fit and it's catchy and it's memorable and it blends different genres together at free will and it all just has a lush feel that you want more and more of.

I think we need more releases like this. Records that are just a perfect length of time and tell stories but also have surprises around the corners here and there.

Releases that create atmospheres for you to step into and forget about your own reality for a little while.

Songs that make you think and even cause memories of your own to pop into your head at random times.

Some of these things are the best parts about listening to music and taking things into your own perspective when you hear them.

It makes songs yours for that moment even though you know they're not yours.

Oniera manages to hit on all these key elements with ease and with a charm to boot so this was a satiating and fulfilling record for me to listen to and I think that anyone that likes real music that comes from real people will enjoy the crap out of this..

There's a lot to be said about a young band with old souls and I feel like this is exactly what that is

Check this out as soon as you get a chance and listen to the whole record from start to finish.

It's only 20 minutes long you can do it.

I'm giving this a 9 out of 10 hands down.

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