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New Haven, CT Rapper Alan Walker pays tribute to his slain brother in ‘’Lost My Brother’’ ft Tyler Gifted

Losing a friend is a tough experience and something that may haunt you forever. Losing your own blood is on another level and ‘Alan Walker’ does a fine job in paying tribute in this touching song.

‘Alan Walker’ has been in the game for about a year now dropping numerous of songs on SoundCloud and a previous EP called “Truth Be Told” under the name “Duhkidd”. He changed his name a couple months ago because he wanted to rep his real name. A fair move and completely understandable. 

‘’Lost My Brother’’ ft Tyler Gifted is a good track and one that should receive lots of love all over Connecticut and beyond. 

Spotify is the best way to hear all of his music.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Ruby Layne – Haven: Darkly Arrestive Alt Pop

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“Haven” is the standout track from up and coming Alt Pop artist Ruby Layne’s 2020 darkly arrestive self-titled EP. Pop doesn’t come much more atmospheric than this without making any compromise on the accessibility.

The moody and ominous tones will hook you in from the first verse. From there on out, you’ll be enveloped in a soundscape which finds the perfect balance between Alt Rock and Pop. Boasting the same dynamic vocal style as Evanescence’s Amy Lee along with a Post-Punk-laced moody atmospheric instrumental arrangement complete with pensive piano keys and angular guitars, Haven is a track which you’ll struggle to forget.

Ruby Layne may be fresh from her inception, but it’s already perceptibly clear that she has plenty to offer, and we’re all too excited to hear it.

You can check out Ruby Layne’s resoundingly raw single Haven for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Indie artist Haven has made their debut with the transfixingly hazy single “Somewhere Brighter”

Up and coming Indie artist Haven has demonstrated their powers of aural transfixion with their debut single “Somewhere Brighter”.

With the Jangle Pop guitar progressions, a Post-Punk tone creeping in through the basslines, and Haven’s instantly magnetic vocals, debut singles don’t come much more exciting than this.

Around the Pop sensibilities of the soundscape, there is also layers of soft Alt 90s Grunge sound combined with melodies which aren’t too dissimilar from bands as Blink 182. There may be a slightly Lo-Fi feel to Somewhere Brighter, but this only amplifies the emotivity in the seamlessly progressive single.

The single kicks off with soft vocals around hazy, sunny layers of reverb spilling from the guitars before building into a captivating feat of pioneering Indie which is all too tempting to play on repeat.

You can check out Haven’s debut single Somewhere Brighter for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Haven – Take Me Away: Iridescently Hyped Pop

Haven’s single Take Me Away, is one of those rare tracks you listen to and it instantly hits you with familiarity, the accessible EDM Pop hit is set at the perfect tempo for you just to slip into. Every pitch sits at the perfect level to allow this iridescently hyped Pop track to resonate with you, as you get caught up with the beat and the viscerally powerful vocals at the same time – it makes for quite the aural experience.

Haven’s take on contemporary Pop music is pretty much as refreshing as it gets, there are no hints of fragility or nativity in her vocals, just pure, uplifting empowerment which bleeds through into the mic as the romantically inclined lyrics are versed. From the track progression you can expect deep, dubbed drops a plenty around the lush hooks which make this track so immediately amiable.

You can check out Haven’s latest single Take Me Away along with the rest of the 2018 EP ‘Escape’ by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Haven – Escape: Pensively Euphoric Pop

Pop singer songwriter haven has just released her debut EP ‘Escape’, I wasn’t prepared for the connection that I would make with the sound. Haven’s contemporary blissful stylistic approach to her music won me over before the first verse was through. The title track from Haven’s EP has just set the bar for Pop artists everywhere. The sound is grounding yet at the same time uplifting, how she created that paradox in a track I’m not sure. But, I can guarantee you will feel every emotion which is pensively projected into the microphone from the emerging artist. After checking out Haven’s entire EP, it feels as though I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster. If more Pop artists were reminiscent of Haven, I have no doubt that the genre would gain infinitely more respect. There isn’t the slightest hint of plasticity to her ethereal sound.

You can check out Haven’s latest sensually soulful Pop hit Escape and the rest of her debut EP which was released on April 13th, 2018 on SoundCloud now or head on over to Haven’s website for more music & info.

If I don’t hear this track on the radio in the next few months I will have officially fallen out with mainstream music channels.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mumbai producer Axesgray brings Golden Goddess on board for beautifully crafted ‘’Precious’’

Formed in 2017, ‘Axesgray’, is a popular producer all the way in Mumbai, India. A haven for cricket, this artist has broken through and is featured on lots of Spotify playlists which shows his knack for making some good music that is loved worldwide.

‘’Precious’’ features the stunningly voiced ‘Golden Goddess’ on this very mellow but enjoyable track. The song takes you on a deep journey, full of good energy and funky beats. ‘Axesgray’, a computer science engineer who is now fully immersed in music, much to his delight. He is clearly talented at this and a real natural.

Let’s see what else he can deliver as this producer is fantastic at what he does. By making happy music, he has opened up a door of delight, inspiring fellow Indian producers to up their game and learn from ‘Axesgray’.

Stream all of this on Spotify and enjoy the progression.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Romantic duo ‘Super Love’ are back with 5th single ‘’Ambient’’

‘Super Love’ is an American duo from New York, New York in the USA. Formed in 2019 by Constance Watkins (lead vocals) and Jared Watkins (multi-instrumentalist), they are back with their lovely ‘’Ambient’’ single, the 5th one from their exciting debut EP.

This is a soothing song and this sweet duo takes us through a journey, the song is very chilled and shows off Constance’s vocal abilities. You can see that these two love playing with each other and although they haven’t performed as a duo for long, they are totally comfortable while playing.

A brand new duo, they will go from strength to strength with more live gigs and events so they can see which songs work and some don’t. “Ambient” is a song about dealing with loss. It is melodically driven and the heartfelt vocals pair with a motown-groove jazz-fusion bass line, emphasizing that life continues even through grief. 

The band has been influenced by the local style of New York City, involving piano in their expressive sound and incorporating elements in their work from numerous subgenres, including punk and jazz. They live in an incredible city, one bursting with energy and the music scene is second to none. Let’s hope that this act plays as much as possible, so that they can light up more and get a chance to fully shine.

Here is the SoundCloud link to hear from ‘Super Love’.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Dylan Taylor rescues us with stunning ‘I Drive’

‘Dylan Taylor’ from the USA is a well established Country & Western artist with a stunningly pure voice. She has been a regular on the scene for a few years and sings with such heart. 

Dylan is back with her new release ‘’I Drive’’. This song is all about taking control of your life and to not let anyone else take charge of the journey, despite all the distractions and detours that you may face. 

‘’I Drive’’ is taken off her latest album-‘’Keep on wondering’’. This is a fantastic single with a great message during this tough time in the world. Dylan longs for us to take charge and be in control of your destiny, no matter what.

This is an established artist that is further cementing her name in the music game with this beautiful song that is full of love and real advice. I love how Dylan tells such descriptive stories, you can tell that she is so genuine and real. I would love to watch Dylan Taylor live while dancing along with the crowd, sunglasses on with a huge on my face. Dylan’s music gives you that feeling, her gorgeous voice catching your attention and taking you on a journey.

If you haven’t heard all her music then be sure to click on her Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Liverpool Popstar Sam George gets the dancefloors ready with sweaty with sexy ‘’Think About You’’

‘Sam George’ is a well established solo artist who is surely going to blow up in 2021. With a seductive voice and dance-laden music that just wants to be enjoyed. Based in the heart of the music capital, Liverpool in England, surely this is Sam’s moment to break out. The follow up to 2019’s popular ‘’Over the Sunrise’’, this is a solo artist with all the right moves.

Adding Indian flutes and with fellow Liverpool based producer Kova (Reece Cairns) on his team, this is a powerful combo that is working. This is fresh and shaven Pop with sexy lyrics. A true dance floor slider, the clubs will be full of Sam’s music when this lockdown finally passes and we can all enjoy being free again. 

‘Sam George’s face is going to be plastered all over billboards very soon and we should take note. He is part of a new wave of artists with a positive message and for that, we need to raise a glass and get involved. If Justin Timberlake ever needs an opening act while in the UK, he should call up Sam and make it happen.

Listen to proud Liverpool native Sam George here on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Intriguing Brighton Band 8udDha bl0od release ultimate movie soundtrack with ‘’M.:.c.:.8R3 M.:.573R’’

Sometimes you hear a song and it instantly strikes a chord, you feel like you have heard it before but you haven’t. Sometimes you need to just stop thinking and turn the volume up high. This is one of those times.

The ever-creative ‘8udDha bl0od’ from England are on a collective mission to push all possible boundaries. Or they are jamming out as mates, one of the two anyway. Whatever their mission is, it’s an absolute whirlwind of emotions when their music is in my ears. From that, I am truly fascinated and love the journey.

The song ‘’M.:.c.:.8R3 M.:.573R’’ Is rhythmic without ever feeling forced,  the groove is mellow and exciting at the same time. This is just plain ol’ good music to the ears. The band continue their extremely impressive music release efforts with another quality song for us to treasure and enjoy.

Hear more from ‘8udDha bl0od’ on SoundCloud and tell the neighbours to expect lots of noise.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen