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Better Than That: Shivonne won’t let anyone into her freeze-filled heart on Ice Queen

Showing no emotions and guiding us through her bulletproof walls that will only let the genuine souls inside, Shivonne displays her current romantic mentality and refuses to let anything or anybody ruin her current vibe with Ice Queen.

Shivonne is an Ireland-based indie pop singer-songwriter who has been slowly building her name up in the underground and performs with such potent precision.

The songs I write are very different to anyone else in the industry, they are very in the moment pieces of work.” ~ Shivonne (via her SoundCloud page)

Impressing us with a delightful single that shows us a young woman who is clearly on the rise, Shivonne is at her honest best with a simply majestic performance to shake your earlobes. With introspective lyrics that take you deeper inside, this is a superb song for all those who are taking time away from opening up their heart.

I am a mixture of everything and the explosion of creation you’ve been waiting for.” ~ Shivonne (via her SoundCloud page)

Ice Queen from Ireland-based indie pop singer-songwriter Shivonne is an anthem made for anybody who has ever been hurt before. Closing the door on possible love despite the potentially incredible moments, this is a song that will have you remembering the time when you knew you weren’t emotionally available.

Sung with a hugely likeable vocal ambiance that will take your breath away, taking you into a world that could make your soul cold forever.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Been Maxin: BLK Teeze shows us that lit flow with Whats Crackin

Cooking up that chicken and bacon while he rips the script up into the fire, BLK Teeze has dropped a whippin’ track that will get you speaking Jamaican and is called Whats Crackin.

BLK Teeze is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based indie hip hop artist who certainly knows how to spark up those fiery beats that will get your speakers irie.

On Friday, May 6th, 2022, BLK’s debut EP “DARK OUT” went to chart 2 weeks straight On both the iTunes “Hip Hop/Rap” Pre-Order Chart (highest position at #13) and the “All Genres” Pre-Order Chart (highest position at #130) respectively.” ~ BLK Teeze

Breezing in with a dynamic track to fully savour, BLK Teeze shows us what scorching hot hip hop music sounds like in 2022. Using his quick-wittedness admirably, this is a song that shall have you scribbling down some notes to learn from.

Packed with a punchy bass that will have you in Mike Tyson mode, you might find yourself compelled to turn this up a notch.

Started releasing music, primarily on SoundCloud, in 2018 after trying to pursue a career in football. In the last 4 years.” ~ BLK Teeze

Whats Crackin from Charlotte, North Carolina-based indie hip hop artist BLK Teeze is a smokey cool new soundtrack that shall get your lips all perked up. Ready for action and laced with so much attraction, this is a sizzling single all about showing that anything is possible if you have the correct dimensions in life. With so many people currently acting so flaky, this is a statement from a young artist who is ready for anything.

Success really is the only option.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Disguised As An Artist: EM$o feels like he might end up dying alone on The $urvivor

Taken off his debut 9-track album called Differences, EM$o knows he has lost the faith and might actually be a villain after all on The $urvivor.

EM$o (pronounced EMSO) aka Emanuel Santos is a Switzerland-born indie hip hop artist who has emerged from the depths of darkness where poisonous snakes hide away inside.

Grew up among these circumstances where drug abuse, drug trafficking, stabbings and robbing’s were common. His parents, being both hard working Portuguese foreigners, tried to protect EMSO from moving further away from the city, but always staying in the region because of their jobs.” ~ EM$o

Displaying grit and tenacity to break away from a life that would not last too long, EM$o opens up his notebook and shows us a scribble or two from someone who almost died. Scratching on the surface and wondering if his soul is doomed for its sins, you will find yourself so compelled by this movie-like voyage.

After 3 years of constant stress and anxiety of being caught by the authorities or killed by rival gang members, he stopped that type of lifestyle and moved on, investing into music, where he started rapping and producing music in 2016.” ~ EM$o

The $urvivor from Switzerland-born indie hip hop artist EM$o is a raw track that shall strike your soul in exactly the place you needed it. Guiding us through his life that almost had him six feet under, this is a song to truly appreciate for its honesty. Showing us how he rose from the darkest hour, there is so much strength in this message that will hopefully inspire many to claw out of any adversity.

Turn up this track on Spotify and see more news via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Born Down The Road: Via Skies left this burning desert behind on Home

Home by Via Skies

With a debut album on the way soon, Via Skies shows us that even if you are stuck down a lonely hole, it is actually possible to still reach your destination on the nostalgic single Home.

Via Skies is a long distance Arizona/Indiana-based indie folk band that was formed by the experienced East Valley singer-songwriter Jeff Gonzales.

Now collaborating with Indiana-based guitarist and producer Chad Cussen under the name Via Skies.” ~ Jeff Gonzales

Taking us into a world that so many have felt in their veins before, Via Skies rises up and shows so much strength with a terrific performance here that will inspire many to reach their chosen path. Sending us into a reflective moment you won’t be able to forget, this might be an underground gem we cherish forever.

Home from Arizona/Indiana-based indie folk band Via Skies is a joyous single that will surely get your feet tapping and is loaded with a genuinely joyous vibe and shall make you think deeper. Sung with a thoughtful energy and backed with a fantastic production, this is a track that might get you closing your eyes and recalling when you felt rather lost.

Home will always be home.

Hear this fine new song on Bandcamp and see more via Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Different View: Bradley Foster wonders why we can’t feed the homeless on Moment of Truth

With the release of his debut album To Reach Blue Skies on the way shortly, Bradley Foster knows that the time is now to see how the world is going to survive all the carnage and poor leadership in abundance on the socially conscious new release Moment of Truth.

Bradley Foster is a 19-year-old South West, UK-based indie hip hop solo artist who is inspired by Kendrick Lamar and Little Simz.

Seeking to convey his music in multiple styles, all while maintaining a consistent brand & identity, is one of the factors that make this artist one to keep an eye out for.” ~ Bradley Foster

Engaging the conversation and keeping things real throughout, Bradley Foster might be starting a new generation of self-aware musicians who help the world be a better place. Rapped with an actual edge we all needed to hear and quick-fire lyrics pulsating with visions of the world that are packed with a genuine message, this is a vital single to turn up loud.

Encouraging introspectiveness & the realisation of individual importance within society.” ~ Bradley Foster

Moment of Truth from 19-year-old South West, UK-based indie hip hop solo artist Bradley Foster is an important single that shall make you ponder how we got here. Showing us deep inside the truth and never backing down on his thoughts, this is a track that is perched with honesty. Sad with the current state of affairs but trying to stay positive, as the journey to blue skies awaits.

Music always shows you exactly what is happening if you listen closely.

Hear this fine new song on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tightening That Box: Mindwrack gasps and flays on the emotionally raw masterpiece showing our Collapse

Gagging on the pain and showing us a cruel killer instinct that is flying around our brutal world, Mindwrack reveals that haunting moment when the eyes turn red while the whole inferno-famed world falls over like a monumental Collapse.

Mindwrack is an indie East London, UK-based alternative artist who loves to make that underground outsider music filled with post-rock, hip hop and black metal.

Self produced at home during lockdown, debut EP ‘Orbire’ consists of 6 extremely personal songs that tackle various subjects from loneliness to racism.” ~ Mindwrack

Seizing on the moment and getting us all sweaty with excitement, Mindwrack shall awaken a spirit from within that has been hiding like a lost mummy. There is so much depth here that is rather immense to witness, with a sensationally intense texture that many will either love or hate.

Collapse from East London, UK-based alternative artist Mindwrack is a roaring success that has Lion-like intimidation skills that will have you tearing off the whole bone. Seething hot and never letting us relax for a second, this is a thunderous single that has been made with so much intent.

Loud music is back in a big way. Some might need earplugs for this one.

Listen up on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Llectronic drops a pulsating song that shall shake the dust off on Impermanence

Taken off the 13-track album called ElectrogenesisLlectronic has released a mood transforming single to heal with called Impermanence.

Llectronic is a North West, UK-based electronic artist, music producer and multi-instrumentalist who is adept at making those influential songs you can’t ever forget.

Blending ambient sounds and instruments from different cultures into contemporary music to create dramatic soundscapes you can dance to.” ~ Llectronic

Shuddering our earlobes and tickling our fancy, Llectronic has found the sweet spot and doesn’t let the moment pass for a second. There is a sizzling song inside here that might burn your fingers if you aren’t too careful. Short-lived but hardly forgettable, if you are looking for an electronic experience to swim inside, here is your cure.

Impermanence from North West, UK-based electronic artist/producer and multi-instrumentalist Llectronic is a marvellous creation that has been lifted from a place of peace that is taking us into a better world. After all the cold and darkness, it feels like this is the call for calmness to restore properly into our lives through a tremendously smooth beat-that seems to shake all the bad energy out like a duster.

Bringing us something to hold on to when everything else is burning, shall change your mood’s infrastructure.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Chekmayte knows that excellence is flowing through his veins on Flexx

Knowing that no one can come close (even in their dreams) to his fiery cypher-like steam with intent, Chekmayte urges others to turn up that AC as he is on a mission to stay fresh forever on Flexx.

Chekmayte is a Washington, DC-based indie hip hop artist who seems to shred mics to their core as he transforms our thoughts deeply into his story.

Got off to fast start in the game, but got caught up in life. Bounced around from state to state and now my aim is to give you my story uncut.” ~ Chekmayte

Winning at the game, many play but cannot completely comprehend at all until they are six feet under, Chekmayte has seemingly risen back to prominence despite the odds being stacked heavily against him. Showing us that anything is possible in this selfish world if we can only believe in our talents, this is a hugely memorable rap explosion from an old school soul.

Flexx from Washington, DC-based indie hip hop artist Chekmayte is a top-notch display from an underground rapper who has bided his time. After sorting out family issues and keeping on the down low commercially, it feels like we have a new lyrical master to crown. With a rap style that urges us to listen closer inside his raw delivery, this is a wake up call to the streets. A new King is coming.

Check out this fine video on YouTube and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Black Thoughts Were Paused: MASTOIDS claws through the crude engravings on Circadian Low

Sharing a bond after playing in a band together more that half their lives, MASTOIDS tame the ominous rustles in the bushes with a Circadian Low style performance to be inspired by.

MASTOIDS is a potent outfit who is perhaps best described as a super loud but-never-overpowering Sacramento band who might dent your car’s speaker if you get too close.

Initially formed as a haphazard talent show act, the power trio has grown immensely, gaining a reputation in the local Sacramento scene for their loud, energetic shows.” ~ MASTOIDS

Dropped off the latest Long Walk// Short Pier 10-track album, MASTOIDS are their heavy best. Paced to perfection from a top 1% of his class and pulsating just right, there is so much to get excited about. Racing quickly into your mind like a Lewis Hamilton swerve, punchy-cool-to-the-max is the class on display here as we take another listen.

These four years of maturation come through prominently on the new album, which abandons the ceaseless angst of the debut in favor of a more measured, contemplative emotional framework.” ~ MASTOIDS

Circadian Low from the explosive Sacramento-based indie alternative band MASTOIDS is a powerful performance from a savvy group who has gotten the attention of many with their honest style wrapped in mystery. Their music shall grip you closely and take you by the veins, while you imagine being in this predicament.

Swirling with a wonderfully electric aura, this is a sure-fire adrenalin winner to play all night.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Know I like It: Suzanne VanRandwyk wants to feel that tingle again on her spine with Kiss Me Again

Reminiscing about that time when her heart fell in love instantly, Suzanne VanRandwyk sends us one of the most romantic singles of 2022 so far with the joyful smooch-filled gem that is Kiss Me Again.

Suzanne VanRandwyk is a wonderful indie Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter who blends in Americana, folk-rock and country.

Creates heartfelt songs that tell stories of everyday people in vivid detail.” ~ Suzanne VanRandwyk

Soothing our worries away while she brings a ray of sweet sunshine inside our intrigued ears, Suzanne VanRandwyk shows us we are better off when we are in the zone of love. Her genuine vibes are there for all to see and hear, as there is a warm glow of fondness from a truly classy soul.

Kiss Me Again from Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Americana/country artist Suzanne VanRandwyk is that hugely memorable song when you just want your whole body to feel so fine again, like it deserves. Sung with so much love and beautiful energy, this is a lovely effort to put on loud when you need to feel like innocent romance still exists.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen