SASHA BELL: Love Is Alright: LP

Pretty, melodic indie pop. It’s got little to nothing to do with punk, though it certainly checks the DIY box. I could see this fitting in a playlist with The Sugar Stems, Worriers, and The Gateway District. While I personally don’t connect to the music here very strongly, I do quite enjoy Sasha Bell’s vocals. She’s got a clear and rich singing voice in the upper register, though a little thick and robust as well. In addition to singing, she’s a keyboardist and flutist. Both add a nice touch to the songs. I don’t know; it’s not bad, but it’s not really my thing either. –Kayla Greet (Both Sides Now!)