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Cagri Raydemir bites the hand of ego-greed in his single, Attention Hunger

Attention Hunger is the latest intellectually scathing alt-rock track from the Munich, Germany-based artist, guitar virtuoso, songwriter and producer, Cagri Raydemir. With vocal reminiscences to Serj Tankian and an instrumental atmosphere that carries similarities to Incubus, any true alt-rock fan will allow Attention Hunger to resonate as a smorgasbord of dynamic alt-rock innovation.

It’s been a while since I had a quite literal jaw-drop moment at an instrumental interlude, but the one that brings in the outro in Attention Hunger gives Mr Bungle an Avant-Garde run for their money.

After releasing 12 albums and 3 EPs, Munich Germany-residing alternative artist has discernibly honed in on his craft to the point of peerlessness. It’s beyond refreshing to hear an artist with the ability to catch you broadsided by their talent.

Attention Hunger is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A Nostalgic Place: Freiburg’s ea Collective transmits us into a new world with ‘Tardigrada’

Rust Bear by ea Collective

Bringing the world a track that urges us all to free our contaminated minds and take an expedition into another planet for a few minutes, ea Collective sends us a reminder of the brilliance of his 4-track EP ‘Rust Bear‘, with his mesmerizing new single that shall put you into a welcome trance on ‘Tardigrada‘.

ea Collective is a fascinating Oliver Kern-created Freiburg, Germany-based alternative act that somehow fuses in krautrock, psychedelic, and an experimental ambient post-rock sound for our frolicking hearts to be totally encapsulated by.

Merging in different guest musicians each time, this is a conceptual idea that is well-constructed and expertly delivered with such skilful aplomb by ea Collective. It feels like you are witnessing something so uniquely fresh, in a sadly polluted world that seems to unknowingly gravitate towards the copy and paste that only serves to fill you up with littered waste.

Tardigrada‘ from the 44-year-old Freiburg, Germany-based alternative artist Oliver Kern aka ea Collective, is an instrumental track that seems to gain different layers of beauty through this whole experience. Your toes will be tapping as your spirit feels so replenished, from listening to an intricate track that needs to be in a Hollywood movie. You can feel the many hours of sweat and tears endured inside this invention by a true perfectionist, who wants each second to be something you remember eternally.

This is a special song indeed, that is deep in a substance that the whole family may enjoy naturally.

Hear this new gem on Bandcamp and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A True Escape: German electronic artist Verena Hentschel is quite superlative on her ‘Break Out’

Taken off her wildly creative 9-track album ‘Transformation‘ which is based on field recordings, Verena Hentschel sends us a world-class performance via her made-for-movies track that shall have you looking around nervously called ‘Break Out‘.

Verena Hentschel is a Cologne, Germany-based indie-electronic composer and visual artist (painting/visual media). This is a supremely inspiring young woman who has impressively obtained a Master of Music in Electronic Composition and a Bachelor of Music in Music and Media.

The focus lies on the experience of sound and visuals and ranges between rhythmic-percussive elements and experimental soundscapes.” ~ Verena Hentschel

On a new single for the ages that has you feeling so compelled to listen loudly again and again, as its attention to detail is quite marvellous – Verena Hentschel might be up there with one of the best underground artists we have seen in a long time.

Break Out‘ from the Cologne, Germany-based indie-electronic composer and visual artist Verena Hentschel is one of the most creatively stimulating tracks you might ever hear. This is a seriously talented multi-creative who makes that spiritually-awakening experience that sends shivers down your spine that you can’t explain. You feel like you are in nature here as you look for your escape from danger, and there is so much to love about this excellent track that is absolutely spellbindingly brilliant.

Hear this astonishing new single on Spotify and be sure to see this enthralling visual on Vimeo.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Life Flies By: Chellcy Reitsma sends the lost souls a fitting tribute with ‘Happy New Year’

After previously gracing our awaiting ears with the absolute gem ‘Desolate Days’ from September 2020, the inspiring Californian-born Chellcy Reitsma sends out a tear-inducing effort for us to warmly embrace called ‘Happy New Year‘.

Chellcy Reitsma is a Valletta, Malta-based Dutch-American indie musician and poet who fuses the line between blues and alt-rock in her own incomparable way.

With such galvanizing vocals that takes your breath away for a few seconds, there is no one quite like Chellcy Reitsma. She sings like a true angel sent to guide us and shines a light on the past which hurts her – but somehow makes her stronger and more determined than ever – to make sure that her life is lived in the right way.

This feels like a story that is all about trying to stay positive and to give thanks to those who sadly can’t be here, as they have been lost into the winds of life. Sung with a heartfelt style that seems to flourish like a bird looking for a new nest, this is an emotional single that has clearly been made with so much personal attachment.

Happy New Year‘ from the Valletta, Malta-based Dutch-American indie solo artist and poet Chellcy Reitsma, is a quite stunning effort from an artist who vows to fight on no matter who is left. She misses those true souls who were a big part of her life – but knows that she is a true survivor – who will carry on in their memory and make sure that her own life is lived with true meaning and never wasted.

Hear this striking new release on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Clocks Are Standing Still: Angils wonders deeply in the darkness on ‘Time Still’

Following up on their previous release called ‘Arising‘, Angils yearns for things to speed up so that they may live in peace again with the latest single that is sung with much fervent vigour on ‘Time Still‘.

Angils is a Greek indie-rock band. Recorded at the well-known Lizard Sound Studios in Athens, this is an introspective track that has certainly been made with high quality in mind for the seasoned listener.

Showing us inside his mind as he tries to get into that happy light-filled place where he wants to be thriving inside, Angils gives us an old school experience that is a timeless track we can all lather in reflectively. There is much to like about such a riveting track that keeps you on tenterhooks the whole way through and feels like it belongs in a dramatic movie.

Time Still‘ from the Greek indie-rock band Angils, is a vividly-described song that has been made with classic energy that is filled with deep vocals and quality guitar solos that reminds you of better times. This is the type of nostalgic wonder you have been waiting for, as it grips you close and shakes all that slumber off your body. You will probably be playing this again and again, as you turn the volume up and let it heal your whole soul from any self-doubt you may be encountering.

Hear this deep audio on YouTube and see more via the Twitter music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Falling Down: Ale Galata wonders if he should sleep forever on ‘Wake Up’ (feat. Marveni)

Smoothly conveying to us his 4th single that follows on from his previous single ‘Hands Up, Ale Galata continues to dream so vividly that it actually shocks him at times as what he sees appears so real on ‘Wake Up(feat. Marveni).

Ale Galata is a Regensburg, Germany-based indie-pop solo singer-songwriter and drummer who makes music that shows you his background from performing since he could barely walk.

My goal is to reach people with my music. I want them to laugh, cry, dance, think or just not think at all, but also let go.” ~ Ale Galata

With a substantial vocal entourage that gallops into your awaiting soul as soon as you press play, Ale Galata sings with such intensity and meaning that is such a fantastic listen and showcases his always-evolving abilities.

Wake Up(feat. Marveni) from the experienced Regensburg, Germany-based indie-pop solo singer-songwriter Ale Galata, is a track that reminds you of classic songs from the 90s. He sings with a flourishing technique – as he delves deeper into what he sees while his eyes are closed – so that somehow he may save his love from the carnage that is transpiring. This is a cinematic adventure that shall dive into your consciousness, as you wonder how accurate your dreams actually are.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hiding Inside: Berlin’s Close to Monday tells us the story of the ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

After uncovering that much-needed exit from their thrilling last single named ‘Split‘, Close to Monday return with an honest story about that mysterious ‘Blue-Eyed Boy‘.

Close to Monday is a Berlin, Germany-based synthpop duo who performs with a dance edge that gets you off your feet and onto that sweaty party floor again.

2021 was a very productive and bright year for “Close to Monday”. Their album “Interference” almost immediately entered the TOP10 of the German Alternative Charts and was there for 8 weeks in a row.” ~ Close to Monday

On a dazzling soundscape that seems to have you automatically locked into their visually advanced track, Close to Monday show us why they have been so successful this year with another ear-popping delight. There is much to delve into here, with a vocalist who only seems to become more self-enlightened lyrically after each release.

Blue-Eyed Boy‘ from the exhilarating Berlin, Germany-based synthpop/electronic duo Close to Monday, is the final release from 2021 by this fast-rising outfit. They perform with such an exuberant ambience that comprises a bass-dropping beat refilled with enthralling melodies, that includes a dazzling singer who shines so brightly. This is an attention-catching single filled with the story, of that boy who went out on stage and no matter if he spoke the truth or not, the crowd didn’t really seem to care.

Listen to this tremendous new single via Spotify and follow their travels on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Torn Apart: Imelda Gabs knows that she should run away on visuals for ‘Alter Ego’

Showing us into her warrior-like mindset that is utterly torn between two places, Imelda Gabs returns with the music video for her striking new single all about uncovering that exit to leave the burning house behind on ‘Alter Ego‘.

Imelda Gabs is a 23-year-old Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist/pianist/violinist who grew up in peaceful Switzerland.

Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions through her music, both on stage and in the studio.” ~ Imelda Gabs

With her unforgettable eyes and inner strength that floats calmly into our consciousness as this intriguing story plays out, Imelda Gabs captures our engagement with a spellbinding effort that shall have your whole soul completely riveted to its essence.

Alter Ego‘ from the Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist Imelda Gabs is that sensational story all about knowing that you should probably leave but your feelings have massive superpowers and are somehow keeping you somewhere you shouldn’t be. Sung with an inside look into the conclusions that can ultimately define you, this is a stunning single and video, that will awaken your deepest soul as you gaze inside to see who you really are.

Ultimately, the decision on who and what to fight for can change everything upside down if you aren’t too careful.

See this thrilling new single on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Carrying Others Weight: GREGØ needs that pen and paper on ‘Distinguished Listener’

With a flamboyant start that feels like the speakers could pop apart at any given moment, GREGØ wonders why some people are so full of their own agendas that it makes him roll his eyes on ‘Distinguished Listener‘.

GREGØ aka Gregory Tsavdaridis is a youthful 19-year-old Greece-born, UK-based BIMM London student and indie-pop singer-songwriter.

At just 14 years old, GREGØ finally decided to embark on his biggest dream ever which is to become a big artist in the music scene, he decided to save up money for a MacBook Pro, install GarageBand and start producing music in his room so he can finally turn his inked notebook he’s been writing on since the age of 12, to actual songs.” ~ GREGØ

Simmering hotly through the surface with his appealing vocal ability, GREGØ has our awestruck bodies grooving with unsaturated joy with a simply stunning performance that has you joyously singing along with him at every possible turn. On a story about tiresomely listening to some people in his life that are so full of rubbish they tire your soul to pieces, this is an honest track that shows us his likeable frankness.

Distinguished Listener‘ from the London, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter GREGØ, is a wondrous experience that shall have you turning up the voltage to get an extra spark of this mesmerizing performer with the world at his feet. There is so much quality soaked between the sheets of this sizzling track that it might cause you to blush, as he sings so fluidly and seems to capture your attention as only a Polaroid camera could before.

Big things await for a highly talented entertainer who seems to possess that extra pizazz that you are only born with.

Listen to this top new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

What They See: Moves Johnson brings us a groovy gem to learn from with ‘Everybody Knows’

Self-produced at the SAE studios in Berlin, Moves Johnson reminds us that it’s downright pointless to try and disguise what you are doing as ‘Everybody Knows‘.

Moves Johnson is a Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist, teacher, record producer, and sound engineer who is a well-established figure and known worldwide.

Moves is the narrator and protagonist for the 2021 documentary “Finding Myself”, a short film about the realities of life as a full-time musician. He is also the co-host of the podcast Artists Under Construction, a YouTube-based series offering techniques and strategies for aspiring artists to improve their own careers.” ~ Moves Johnson

Featuring a well-liked natural ambience that has you completely uplifted and ready for more knowledge, Moves Johnson sends us a candid message of life that most people haven’t even comprehended behind their blinkers. He performs like someone who has really lived and is straight to the point without being overbearing, on a funky track that will have your smile beaming brightly.

Everybody Knows‘ from the multi-talented Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist and record producer Moves Johnson is a superb song with a really tasty bounce that keeps you utterly captivated the entire way through. This is the story about keeping things chilled and avoiding being paranoid in those big moments – as there are so many people with sharp eagle eyes – who know what you are getting up to behind the curtain anyways.

Listen to this new single on Spotify and see more movements on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen