Vylet Pony – Heckers (feat. GalaxySquid & Namii) | Synthpop / Indie Pop

Another lovely collab from Vylet, Heckers is especially cute, being Vylet’s own heartfelt song about the bonds he’s made over the years in this community. Featuring GalaxySquid and Namii, it brings fluffy vocals over a slick yet mellow Synthpop instrumental, with always that Indie flare that Vylet’s vocal tracks are now known for! Treasure your friendships, everypony! And max out your Social Links if you can! (now I wonder who will get that reference…)


Vylet Pony – Little Hugs (feat. Namii & GalaxySquid) | Indie Pop

Focusing on Starlight Glimmer’s character depth this time, Vylet sings a beautiful tribute to our beloved unicorn with the assistance of Namii and GalaxySquid. A unique kind of Indie Pop song with mellow vocals and heart-warming instrumental unfolds, completing the cute and cuddly artwork by Sheepiu to perfection.


Vylet Pony – No Matter What (2017) | Indie Pop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 26 December 2017.

Some more awesome music to celebrate the afterglow of the big holiday with, this time we have some lovely downtempo electronic stuff. First up is a festive chillout tune from ertrii that mixes his signature house-y synth sounds with some great Twilight vocal samples and sleigh bells. The other track here is a re-imagining of one of Vylet’s older tunes called No Matter What, the 5th year in a row he’s recreated it, and this one has some great indie vibes and a nice use of chorus harmonies.


Vylet Pony – In A Rush | Indie Pop

Certainly another token of Vylet’s talent and progress as a musician, In A Rush is a meaningful tune with quite the backstory (read the description). The song brings forward blissful and gorgeous vocals, with an equally beautiful instrumental of many influences. The clean and indie percussions are reminding of Two Door Cinema Club’s take at Indie Rock, while Electronic flavors are definitely present as well. An all-around masterpiece!


[P@D] Replacer – Paper Lady | Indie Pop / Hip-Hop

One of my top favorites from P@D Anthology, this new very unique track from Replacer has got quite an intricate and elaborate story set in the past Equestria, and it’s told through poetic lyrics and blissful vocals through an instrumental of many wonders. Acoustic guitar, synths that will remind you of some Classic Rock and Prog Rock goldies from the 70s, and even an Ambient part, this masterpiece of a track is quite the unique gem. Replacer even drew the cover art himself, representing the character from the story!


And The Rainfall – Skýjaglópur | Experimental Rock

Inspired by Austraeoh, a fanfiction written by Imploding Colon, And The Rainfall delivers an amazing experiment. Also, OH MY GOOOOD, And The Rainfall is back!!!!!!!!!!!1 Let’s celebrate with this write-up!

I cannot describe how happy and emotional I was when I saw the notification, it was soo surreal, but it was true, And The Rainfall, one of the best pony artists return and made a really experimental and ethereal track!

Skýjaglópur is one hell of track! Energetic vocals, noisy and lo-fi guitar solos and riffs, amazing drumming, great performance of the synths and keyboards and some really awesome lyric writing. I love it so much, and if you buy the track on bandcamp, all proceeds will go towards charities that are helping the people affected by the 3 big earthquakes of Mexico, ATR’s home state.

Welcome back And The Rainfall!!! Keep up the good work!


StealingShad3z – New Beginnings (The Tower Pt. 2) | Indie Rock

The continuation of When The Tower Is Quiet, Shad3z delivers and atmospheric and emotional Post-Punk track about Lil Pip and the theme of Fallout: Equestria! I really love this theme!

The drums are so clean, that reminds me of some Midwest Emo acts (Emo bands that use Indie Rock/Post-Punk elements) such as Jimmy Eats World, The Get Up Kids, Cap N’ Jazz and Brand New! The guitar riffs/solo along with the bassline are really awesome and that’s what gives to the song the atmospheric feeling!

The lyrics are well written, some really meaningful themes to what I’ve expecting from the instrumental feeling, sung by the powerful vocals of Shad3z, the song has a great vocal harmony, reminding me of some Post-Punk Revival acts such as Bloc Party, Interpol or even The National! It’s Punk with an emotional feeling on the lyrics and the instrumental, and it’s Indie with the “Midwest Emo” feeling and the Shoegazing riffing in some guitar riffs!

   Cleary this is one of my favorite songs written and performed by Shad3z! Keep up the good work my friend!


Four Strings – Head in the clouds (Thinkin about Soarin) (feat. Stormblaze) | Rock

Here’s a sweet shipping song, and chances are you will like it even if you’re not into shipping! Delivering an enjoyable instrumental of Rock greatness, Four Strings also plays as Braeburn in this track that definitely has a lot of story focus, while guest singer Stormblaze plays as Rainbow Dash! What ensues is a very cute love song about stealing Soarin’s heart, with a very well thought progression that lays out the story of the track in a beautiful and very “pony” way. Props to the artists for this cute fan work!


[P@D] Flittzy – You And I | Alternative Dance / Alternative Pop

Another great track from the newest and awesome P@D album: Guardians. Flittzy bring us a great tune reminding me of 90’s music acts such as Primal Scream. This tune, which talks about the relation between Twilight and Princess Luna, has everything for becoming the best song on this great album full of surprises! First the vocals are well performed, Flittzy does an awesome job singing and we already know that! Second is the writing capacity of Flittzy, those lyrics were really cool, awesome and with some really meaningful messages. Third is the mixing and instrumentation, the instrumental is very good and the mix between the guitars and the drum machine was pretty awesome, don’t forget the mix between the instrumental and the vocals that was pretty kickass also!

Don’t forget to buy or download the full Guardians to listen and admire other artists from this lovely fandom! I LOVE YOU ALL ’cause You and I take part in something greater!


Francis Vace – The Old Mare And The Sea | Album | Rock


Shortly before we started the Horse Music Herald, Francis Vace released his first full album (of his current discography that hopefully won’t be deleted from Bandcamp any time soon) – Lost In A Pastel Hue. Now (okay, a couple of months ago) the time has come for a second full-length release. In a similar vein, The Old Mare And The Sea contains a variety of styles, draws from a few different influences, and contains solo work, collabs, and covers. We start off with upbeat pop-punk and ska solo pieces, followed by a long string of collaborative works and covers, with a couple more solo originals bookending the end of the album. In essence, the album works as a showcase for most of the different kind of styles, formats and types of song that you can find on Francis’s YouTube channel. So whether you follow his music for one particular style or for all of them, this album has something to offer everyone.

The Old Mare And The Sea is available to download on Francis Vace’s Bandcamp.