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Hank Quillen swims bravely away from the ominous waves on ‘Treading Water’

Treading Water by Hank Quillen

After fighting for a fresh breath while sensing that the toxic fumes are headed his way, Hank Quillen tries his best to stay afloat on his latest release about staying alive in this mad world while constantly ‘Treading Water.’

Hank Quillen is a Nashville, Tennessee-based indie actor, singer-songwriter and music producer who uses his love for Jujutsu to keep his body and mind in the best condition possible.

Records his own songs and has appeared in hit TV Shows and feature films.” ~ Hank Quillen

Displaying complete sincerity and showing us exactly how he is feeling right now, Hank Quillen is in a mood to open up the door and show us all the scars that he has been dealing with lately.

On the acting side, Hank has had roles in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ and Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’. He was recently seen in the critically acclaimed ABC’ ‘Women of the Movement;’ He’s also appeared in ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Nashville’ and many other independent films.” ~ Hank Quillen

Treading Water‘ from Nashville, Tennessee-based indie actor, singer-songwriter and music producer Hank Quillen is a seriously straightforward track that has been made with a true insight from someone who has felt the wicked wrath of the world lately. He rips into the moment and stays alive in the only way he knows how, while captivating our attention with his ear-piercing style that shall awaken you rather quickly.

Listen up to this new single on Bandcamp and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Jordan Dean dreams about when they could be together on ‘Saturday Evening’

Asking for the teasing to end as he can’t stop thinking about their possible romance, Jordan Dean shows us a fresh approach that has an old school feeling interwoven that takes you back to a better time with ‘Saturday Evening‘.

Jordan Dean is a Nashville, USA-born indie alternative rock singer-songwriter who performs with that extra edge needed and has that incredible vocal ability that will make you swoon with delight.

Pulling from garage rock acts such as Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, and The Libertines, Dean crafts a unique sound that is both fresh and timeless. Writing meaningful, practical, down-to-earth pop songs about the experiences of young adults in contemporary society, he plays on both his own experiences and his observations of the ever changing world around him.” ~ Jordan Dean

Sending our thoughts back into a merrier time that will have you thinking about the time you wondered if they were a tease or hinting at a romance, Jordan Dean brings a lively breeze back into our lives with a thoroughly enjoyable track that is packed with a thrilling ambience to bask in.

Saturday Evening‘ from Nashville, USA-born alternative rock singer-songwriter Jordan Dean is one of the more uplifting tracks you will feel this year. Charming our speakers with a cheeky wink and another round to sip on quickly, this is a fine single that shall get you moving and grooving again. Showing us that honest picture again as the world moves on from the previous isolation, you will surely turn this song up all the max to the maximum.

Hear this top new music video on Spotify and see more via his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Nashville-based Dinzy reaches for the skies above for guidance on ‘I Wish’

With her bright hair shining through as the picture turns into a galaxy-exploring maze of potential destinations, Dinzy wonders if that love can be rekindled after they have both saved themselves on the voyage to self-discovery with, ‘I Wish‘.

Dinzy is a Nashville, USA-based indie rock solo artist who enjoys being original and shows us that hard work and belief really is the special sauce.

With only a suitcase in the back of a sun baked Mustang, hard-luck LA-orphan Kristen Dinsmore is bringing her all-or-nothing anthems of survival, power, and discovery, with full-force, to the heart of Music City.” ~ Dinzy

Showing us upwards to a planet of expedition that is needed even though you should be there for each other at this precise moment, Dinzy is rather excellent in a thought-provoking experience of the very highest quality.

A beautiful spacey breakaway from the usual hard rocking Dinzy sound.” ~ Dinzy

I Wish‘ from Nashville, USA-based indie rock solo artist Dinzy is a sensationally sung track that will have you on the edge of your seat. She sends us a body-shaking manifestation to the world and is quite superb, with a story which will resonate with so many lost-in-love souls. Dinzy seems to possess a naturally dynamic vocal output that has you listening closer, to see her whole beautifully drawn picture.

Sometimes you need to be far away from each other, so that you can both learn how strong the love really is.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via her IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Elizabeth II – All My Failures: Someone Tell Hayley Williams There is a New Pop Punk Supreme

With reminiscences of My Chemical Romance’s theatrically explosive antagonism, it almost beggars belief that Elizabeth II didn’t hit the same heights with her seminal single, All My Failures. Searing riffs? Check. Hooky choruses? Check. Avant-Garde ingenuity spliced with instantly infectious personality? Check.

The multi-award-winning artist allowed the single to ensue with a wobbly lo-fi prelude before bursting into a blister of frenetic rock with Jeckyl and Hyde vibes through the dizzying bounce from pop vocal lines to hell hath no mercy screams.

The Washington DC-born, Nashville-based artist’s boisterous infusion of punk, pop, and rock which has never tasted another artist’s flavour has seen her performing at the city’s most infamous venues, opening for William DuVall and playing for Slash since she emerged on the scene in 2017. It’s only a matter of time before she’s a rock legend in her own right.

All My Failures is available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Tennessee-based indie-pop artist Kate Cosentino hopes her daughter never hears this song on, ‘Did I?’

Made with that rare care and love that you hardly see these days via her upcoming EP ‘Note To Self‘, Kate Cosentino is at her honest best with a song that shows us right inside her mind that knows she needs to live more on, ‘Did I?‘.

Kate Cosentino is a Kansas City-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who was a graduate at Belmont University.

Influenced by powerhouse women like Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, and many more, Cosentino has found that the best voices are authentic ones.” ~ Kate Cosentino

Gracing us with a honey-like vocal effort and featuring stories that many men and women can certainly relate to, Kate Cosentino is one of those artists who gets you thinking deeper than most and shows us behind the curtain in her own unique way of intrigue.

Did I?‘ from Nashville, Tennessee-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Kate Cosentino is a lovely single that takes you inside the thoughtful consciousness of a hugely talented creative who senses that she needs to be smarter with some decisions. Her sweet vocals are kind and warm, as we are taken on a wonderful journey of hoping that her daughter somehow skips this track.

With a calming aura and an introspective nature, this is a fabulous song that should entertain those who love something a bit different in life. Her quirky nature is rather warming you see, in a world where there is way too much uncertain coldness.

Listen up to this new song and Spotify and see more via her IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Post-Punk Meets Nashville Rock and Roll in The Rhythm Bullies’ Latest Snarling Triumph, Smoke Rings

The Rhythm Bullies

Just when I thought I was getting to the aurally jaded stage of being unable to drop my jaw at new sonic amalgamations, The Rhythm Bullies came along with their discordant cocktail of 80s post-punk & Nashville rock and roll in their latest single ‘Smoke Rings’.

The bluesy psychobilly-Esque heat meeting the chillier post-punk tones under the Gothically drawled vocals and blisters of surf rock proved to be a viscerally alchemic combination. That’s before you factor in the hedonistic nihilist lyrics, such as “the world is burning baby, so grab a cigarette”. Smoke Rings finds a generously subversive way of saying the world is burning, whether we want to see it or not, so you may as well get accustomed to the noxious air.

With riffed-out solos that make the Black Keys and Bauhaus simultaneously sound pedestrian, The Rhythm Bullies have an immense amount of snarling potential. We can’t wait see what they do with it.

You can check them out via Facebook, their official website and Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Livia McKee feels like the right approach was taken in the end on ‘LOST IT’ (feat. SIGHTLINES)

Dissecting the moment when she decided that the time was right to move on from her former flaky lover, Livia McKee navigates us into this sadly-familiar story when you didn’t want to get let down again on ‘LOST IT(feat. SIGHTLINES).

Livia McKee is a Nashville, Tennessee-based indie singer-songwriter who makes that pure and smooth music that lights up your day when your frown was kinda grey.

Expresses the meaning of love and life from her perspective as growing up as a military dependent moving around the globe constantly.” ~ Livia McKee

Gliding blissfully with a transparent vision that sees everything for what it was as the attention moves on to a new place and time, Livia McKee and SIGHTLINES integrate rather tremendously together to bring 2022 something rather special. With a saucy beat that rattles your creaking bones together and featuring excellent vocals, this is a track for anyone who is relieved that they closed the door on something unhealthily poisonous.

LOST IT(feat. SIGHTLINES) from Nashville, Tennessee-based indie singer-songwriter Livia McKee shows us a way out of any potential heartbreak that is threatening to break you in half and sap the bark off your sweet soul. This is a former relationship fueled daydream that has you into a real state of reflection, that shows you which path you might have taken if you didn’t look twice before crossing the road.

Hear this catchy new single on Spotify and see more of the vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Silent Disco brought the future of rock to Tennessee with their debut indie-pop-rock about a girl single, Rocks

Pop-punk collided with alt-indie in the debut synth-scored euphoric hit, Rocks, by the up-and-coming powerhouse Silent Disco, which may be the sweetest about a girl single we’ve ever heard. The stellar slice of alt-rock affirms that we’ve moved past the Girl All the Bad Guys Want tropes by celebrating the magic and mystique of spiritual girls.

It’s as hooky as any of Fall Out Boy’s iconic releases, but Rocks does far more than just teasing a little early 00s emo nostalgia; it is also well and truly ahead of the curve of artists clamouring over themselves to do the 1975 better than the 1975. It may not be the average sound that spills out of Nashville, but Silent Disco is definitively bringing the future of rock to Tennessee.

Rocks will officially release on April 1st, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dreamy Modernism entwines with country roots in Kimberly Atwood’s latest single, ABY (Anything But You)

Kimberly Atwood

Kimberly Atwood brought a touch of dreamy modernism to her country roots in the effortlessly arrestive single, ABY (Anything But You), which explores our innate human inability to forget the people that became the centre of our gravity before leaving us listless and directionless.

There’s no void quite like it, and that’s exactly what Kimberly Atwood poignantly articulates in ABY through the lyrics, “I’ve never had a problem forgetting anything but you”.  Atwood’s fearlessness when it comes to vulnerability and humility is simply stunning to witness. Notably, Nashville has a new icon in the making in its midst. If you pride yourself on keeping your finger on the alt-country pulse, make room on your radar.

Check out Kimberly Atwood via her official website, on Bandcamp or Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Teddy at Night feels bad but can’t help the way she makes him feel with ‘Stole Your Lover’

Taking us on a captivating journey that takes you into a time that will either thrill some or upset others, Teddy at Night is just being himself and shrugs his shoulders at anyone who brings bad vibes to the table on ‘Stole Your Lover‘.

Teddy at Night is an East Nashville, Tennessee-based indie alternative solo singer-songwriter who makes a stimulating brand of music that takes you back to the good ol’ days.

While playing other people’s music internationally for ten years, Teddy crafted his own sound after hours under the neon lights.” ~ Teddy at Night

With an honest atmosphere that takes you into a whole new world of imagination, Teddy at Night turns up the volume and has our speakers shaking with sensual energy that will certainly spark up your attention.

Stole Your Lover‘ from East Nashville, Tennessee-based indie alternative solo artist Teddy at Night is a sumptuous single made by a fast-rising artist who keeps it cool and casual throughout this bedroom-busting single. This is the story about taking someone away who probably wasn’t yours – but wasn’t really theirs either – so the emotions aren’t really fussed about the potential drama that could change everything.

This is the kind of song for anyone who has felt slightly bad for a romantic situation that unfolded unexpectedly into your lap, just like you have just drawn a royal flush without even trying.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen