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Netherlands-based artist, Ratchet, released a powerful new album at the end of last year. Closing The Door is an 18-track ride that comes fully equipped with poppy vocal flows, dynamic instrumentals, and spot-on production work.

Coming in at nearly an hour long, the band shines brightly by delivering a unique sound that pulls from elements of alt-rock, shoegaze, indie rock, and indie pop. The end result is a dynamic sound that feels refreshing and new. Each track possesses an energy that is equal parts uplifting and eerie. There's an emotional element that's boosted by soft and heartfelt lyrical flows. Add in the ever-changing instrumental and you're left with a genre-bending release that any fan of good songwriting will love.

Another aspect of this album that really stood out was how complete it feels. Each track flows seamlessly into the next. This album doesn't feel like a random collection of songs. The journey seems to be very deliberate, and the writing compliments that heavily. We're not sure what the band has planned next, but Ratchet is an artist that every fan of this style needs to keep on their radar.

You can jam along to the new album in its entirety below. We also added a couple of personal favorites to our Underground Indie & Alternative playlist on Spotify. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow Ratchet so you can stay on top of their future releases. Enjoy!

Ratchet - "Closing The Door"



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