Young forces of the region: Top 10 singles 2021.

In 2021, many new bands appeared on the regional scene that exude great quality, but also some of our editorial offices known from before, which this time pleasantly surprised us or appeared in new projects. This list is dedicated to singles from bands that have recently appeared on the scene, and we can’t wait to hear what they will release next. Also, let us note that the word young is not used as a determinant for the age of the members, but for the period of existence of these bands.

Of course, there were more bands on this list, but we decided on 10 bands that delighted us with their impressive singles. Now, dear readers, it is your turn to choose the best of 2021 by voting at the end of the text for your favorite. Voting lasts until midnight on January 8, and the winner will receive a banner on our website for a month. This banner will be seen by over 100,000 people, as many as visit our site every month. Help your favorite win the prize. Also, don’t forget to listen to all the singles that marked the year behind us.

Mammoth – Crown

Single „Crown“Announcing his debut album MammothNihilist“He showed us a new deadly vocal weapon of the band – the combination and contrast of the vocals of Ivo and Borna Žderić, which brings a new kind of melody and anger expressed through very pleasant and pure singing. Definitely one of the most hit songs on this release and a composition that, despite the simple arrangement, is very exciting and gets fresh with each new listening. Tracks as created for the relentless rape of repeat buttons. Mammoth flirts great with pop music and has the ability to, despite being dark and angry, make their music attractive and irresistibly memorable even to fans of not so hard sound. The Crown is a real example of that.

Proto guy – I’m moving

It’s different, significantly different from what you’d think we’d hear. Surprise, with a few sweet vocal tones in the stanza, with a refrain that is easy to remember, cleverly blended, countless decorations and an ending that is not, but hides two more minutes of unfolding… That’s why they are here, in this column, proto tip and the song “I’m moving“. Nikolina’s penetrating voice corresponds to a lowered ball and melodic guitars, and the proto type should probably thank the changes in its composition for a different expression. The changes curbed the violence and enriched the rawness of their sound, which can be clearly seen in this single. From that, we can wish the proto type more smart arrangements, calm tones and clear bass lines as they are heard in the second part of the song, because the fear of change is only the fear of something.

Kenny is not dead – the wind

Song “The wind“It exudes mixed influences, on the one hand by the Great Contempt, and on the other by the Goblins. This is a song that may explain what is on the mysterious cover album “Let’s dance” thing Kenny is not dead. It would be said that the boy from this song is the one who peeks, the one who slowly and clumsily (the boy stumbles) enters the world of adults and is not sure what awaits him there. Nevertheless, he has the strength to oppose spite, a snarling voice from his throat and drinking words, and in all this he has an ally in the form of the personification of the wind, who removes certain worries from him. All praise for this song in which Kenny slows down compared to the one we are used to, but emotions, intensity and tension turn away.

Turbo Trans Tourists – Chimpanzee

This year, tourists decided to revamp, rebrand or even establish a daughter company called Turbo Trans Tourists (abbreviated TTTuristi). Although the band has been around for some time and almost everyone knows its members well, we thought that this was their new turn, a new beginning, which started with the song “Chimpanzee“Should be presented on this list. The musical moment is something essentially left from the old concept of the Tourist, only even more in, we will boldly say, the electro-punk manner, which is obviously insufficiently exploited in our area. It is this path that is seldom followed that puts them on the map more easily than others who try to push themselves to a higher instance with a traditional gig, repeatedly diluted.

Parampaščad – Pieces

Although there is an expression “Montenegrin band“Which is valid for something that does not exist or will probably never exist, from time to time we get very tasty fruits from this country. Parampaad, although because of the name you may think that it is a punk band, they actually play a very pleasant and melodic alt / pop rock that is characterized by atmospheric guitars, dancy grooves and simple but emotional and poetic lyrics. Their second video single “Pieces“From the debut album” On the way to the sun “clearly indicates all these trump cards. The biggest impression is left by the unobtrusiveness and harmony of music, arrangements and singing, which in the end create a dynamic and honest composition. Parampaščad also showed this number that with simple means, everything can be packed into a very attractive whole in the end.

Monk – Behind the mirror

It is rare to hear that the band, with its first single, shows that it has its own style or that at least on the ace it can’t say when it “stinks”. Nis Band “Monk“Is his first video singleBehind the Mirror“It simply came to our notice then. The greatest quality of this song, in addition to its originality, is the interestingly solved vocal dynamics in which the falsetto occupies a dominant place in the refrain duet, while the stanzas are sung in a full voice in the deep register. The text of the song is written in such a way as to intrigue you, ask questions, but it does not turn into banality, but introduces you to the world of the Monk with a great description. We are looking forward to more songs and an album.

Stain – Spiral

Stain is a band that fans of all darker genres should definitely pay attention to. If you like music that makes you shiver, while at the same time you feel the blood of excitement flowing rapidly through your veins, their debut single “Spiral“It will be a real treat for you. It should be especially emphasized that this song, although it does not have a classical refrain, is extremely memorable because of the vocals, which are solved in an extremely dynamic, melodic and powerful way. The fact is that in our country, grunge has never come to life properly, and these guys instill hope that it doesn’t have to stay that way. Extremely mature and powerful first single, after which you are sorry that you can’t hear more songs from this band right away.

Lost – Sail

The team formed in Bijeljina decided to change their name, but also bring us a slightly different sound than the one their fans are used to. Namely, it is about a band We lost (ex GRIMM) and their new single inspired by Ivo Andrić’s speech at the Nobel Prize – “Sail“. Izgubizmo has riffs weighing three megatons, a great sense of dynamics, sharpness in sound and vocals, but also great storytelling skills. The arrangement is simple, but extremely effective and holds great attention until the very end of the song. Special mention should be made of the chaotic finale in which the hitherto unrestrained gig “unfolds” to the end, and then comes a light forgiveness from this song with somewhat archaic verses. All in all, one concrete, concise track that is a great single for a fresh start.

EGO – Hypnotech

HypnotechIs the first single of the Nis alt-rock band Ego, which was announced as the announcement of the debut albumMechanisms“. As you listen to Hypnotech, you can imagine exactly how you jump in the crowd as the stray bundles spill over the band and outplay the melody. Ego is not a typical newcomer and “Hypnotech” is not an ordinary but powerful pop song with an infectious refrain that talks about how an individual manages in the crowd. He also leans a little towards psychedelia. As the Ego himself once explained: “This mass often tends to suffocate the individual and turn him into something that is not, and what is expected of him to be, to ‘hypnotize’ him and take him under his wing.”

Danga – My brain froze

Danga is, as a classic alternative rock band without inventing hot water and hiding under imaginary subgenres in order to convince themselves of their own originality, with their debut single “My brain froze“However, it has shown that it differs from other alternative bands. With two complementary sharp distortions, a fierce guitar groove is carried, and within all that, a pop song performed by the singer was squatting. Andree Ambrus. On the one hand, it is again primordial, essential and with a spontaneous, direct wire that is missing from slightly more introverted performers; on the other hand, unobtrusive enough, down-to-earth and without unnecessary squeaks, screams and any overblown hype. There is no doubt that there is room for improvement here, because, let’s not forget, this is still a debut, and all the key indicators from riffs to singing show a certain maturity in creating Danga’s debut.

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