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All Music Indie Rock

Make The Moment Last: Fresh Baltimore band Ryan And Perry wish for a special ‘Tomorrow’

With a big smile on their faces and their tinted shades on to block the sun of the day, Ryan And Perry wake up our romantic senses so we can look forward to ‘Tomorrow‘.

Ryan And Perry are a highly motivated two-piece indie rock act from rural Baltimore in the USA. They make that freshly squeezed new school rock sound that is meshed with their appreciation of the legends before them, as they forge their own original path to the top.

This is the story about being so excited to start the day by thinking of that sweet love who you can’t stop thinking about, as they have your heart and you get all giddy inside just thinking about being around them.

Their sound is so timeless and you feel like they would be appreciated in any era. They make that positive energy type of music that seems to get sadly lost sometimes under the fake bling and stories that should be impossible to believe. This is that quality music that your whole family can enjoy, their likable tone makes you warm inside and feel rejuvenated again.

Tomorrow‘ from Baltimore indie-rock duo Ryan And Perry, is the youthful story of looking to the future with the one that you care about and taking those lessons learnt from before, to make sure you are self-aware enough to look forward to the next day.

Their energy is infectious and feel like these two genuine love what they do, as their music is joyful and honest. Life is about looking forward and never backwards after all.

Stream this new single on their Spotify and check out the IG for more visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music EDM Electronica House Producer UK

Show Me A Sign: UK-based EDM producer Vekken shows us the light with ‘Never Felt So Good’ (ft. Brooke Telling)

Dropping his debut single to have us thinking that hope is on the way, Vekken shows us that good times are coming back with his debut track called ‘Never Felt So Good(ft. Brooke Telling).

Vekken is a UK-based EDM music producer, who brings forth a real message from his creative imaginations, as he opens the door to positive energy to return again, when there was just darkness before.

With a whirlwind effect that has you smiling again, whilst peering through your window and looking a bit deeper than before. The atmospheric beat has you lifting the keys from the table and venturing out again to see if its safe outside again. This is the mood changer that is needed, as staying home and being glued to the screen and stuck into your pajamas like glue, has become way too tiresome.

Never Felt So Good‘ (ft. Brooke Telling) from UK-based EDM progressive house producer Vekken, is a catchy new single from a new artist that has decided to shove away the negative vibes, to score a goal with this awesome new single that will have you thinking that better days are ahead, no matter what it says on the news.

Watch this fine video on YouTube and check out his IG to see future releases and visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Songwriter

True Intentions: Exquisite New York singer-songwriter Sophia B is breathtaking on magnificent five-track EP ‘Catch Her’

To keep her soul alive during this horrid pandemic, Sophia B turned to music to perfect her sound with world class Australian producer Claire Protas, and the results speak volumes for this dynamic talent on the stupendously superb five track EP called ‘Catch Her’.

Sophia Beltran aka Sophia B is a tremendous multi-talented pop/folk/rock artist and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts student from New York City in the USA. She carefully makes that honest music which has you feeling uplifted and thoughtful, all somehow at the same time.

There are five quality tracks here with no fillers at all. Particular highlights are definitely  ‘Boys Are So Overrated‘, ‘Somebody To Me‘ and probably the song that has your heart beating faster; ‘Everyone Has Secrets‘. Her sensational style reflects gloriously into your eager mind and you feel like you are listening to an old soul, who only wants good energy in the world.

Catch Her’ from the soulfully sweet New York City solo artist Sophia B, is a quality release from a young musician who seems to capture your hearts attention with her crisply toned vocals, as her self-aware lyrics puts your mind into a positive mood. This is a humble talent who is only going to improve after each release — as she flies up high to conquer all her goals and reach those dreams — that she has manifested with that hard work put in.

Catching her live after the restrictions are over, is an absolute must.

Hear this wonderfully talented young singer’s EP on Spotify and see more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music

Finding Yourself: New Zealand legend Keith Ballantyne finds the right path on ‘WhereAreYou?’

From the pit orchestra in his youth, to touring South Africa for nine months, performing live with James Brown and studying jazz, Keith Ballantyne has done it all in the music world and is back with a majestic instrumental creation called ‘WhereAreYou?‘.

Keith Ballantyne is a supremely multi-talented Ponsonby in Auckland, New Zealand-based acclaimed music composer for over thirty-five years. He makes that classic music for film, television and theater, his special touch heard throughout as he shows us what timeless creations sound like.

A true music connoisseur who’s had a highly impressive career, who started his journey as a professional trumpet player touring around New Zealand in the early 1970’s. Soon after, Keith’s life changed forever after selling a house and joined Keith Hunter and Bruce Morrison to create Sprocket Films. It was a huge risk at the time as fairly few New Zealand documentaries were selling overseas, but the gamble was certainly worth it.

You feel like you are in a time machine while turning this one up loud, as the varying layers has you so intrigued, as you get lost for a minute and wonder how it feels when he makes music. His mind is so in tune with countless many different facets and genres that he has experienced. This is so far away from the cheese of today, his skillful art flows above all else and makes you appreciate a true student of the game.

WhereAreYou?‘ from Auckland’s legendary music composer Keith Ballantyne, is a fascinating journey through the layers of this phenomenally talented composers soul, who uses his wide variety of skills to formulate something so pure.

Finding where you are in life is so important in this overly complicated world after all, so that you may walk down the right road for your soul to be content and happy in.

Stream this fine song on Soundcloud and see his FB for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Hard Rock Indie Rock USA

Shadow of The Moon: The Damn Devils shovel with the wine close by on ‘Gravedigger’

With the night pitch black and the darkness in their eyes, The Damn Devils do what they need to do, so they can pay tribute to the lost ones on their new single called ‘Gravedigger‘.

The Damn Devils are an online indie hard-rock act based all over the USA who have joined forces during the horrific pandemic, to fire in with a strongly performed song about those late nights that most choose to forget ever exist.

This is the shivering story about the ghosts down under, as the night shadows into the still of the time in the early hours of the night, that most sleep through. The ghosts are swaying in the wind and things are getting creepy, as you do the job that you are paid for but probably wish you didn’t have to do it sometimes.

With a catchy sound, they fuse frightfully well together and stomp in as a band that might be far away from each other, but strike a chord win your heart.

Gravedigger‘ from the US online hard rock band The Damn Devils, is a powerful entry into our minds, as they show us the dark moments when those who didn’t make it are put to rest. Life goes too quickly, but we only realize that when its too late.

Stream this new video on YouTube and see more on the bands IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Blues Songwriter

I Love You: Denver’s Gordon turns the darkness into light on ‘Sunshine of Mine’

Taken off his debut twelve-track album called ‘Emerson‘, Gordon reminds us of those classic special authentic times that keeps you smiling throughout the dark clouds of today called ‘Sunshine of Mine‘.

Robbie Gordon Conaway aka Gordon is an original Denver, Colorado-based indie folk/blues singer-songwriter, artist, short film producer and photographer, who has recently started his solo journey after being in the band Ghettobillies.

This is the story of feeling that true love deep inside you no matter what the obstacles, as you just know in the bottom of your heart that they are the one for you. The road might be long and winding, but the journey will certainly be worth it.

He sings with such a tender tone that is full of genuine energy that fills your heart up, you feel his warmness simmer in with a superior voice that has you listening real close and taking in every verse with a smile.

Sunshine of Mine‘ from the fantastic Colorado indie singer-songwriter Gordon, leads us into the midst of yesterday’s simpler times, while also teaching us that hope and that positive self-aware perspective, is certainly needed to be happy in this rather stranger world.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Electronica

Mystifying Sounds: DARTH sam / SAMDOE intrigues the mind with ‘The Phonix vol 1’

With a style that is full of wild experiments like a mad scientist in his lab, DARTH sam / SAMDOE is here to entertain with his recently released nine-track album that will have you fascinated called ‘The Phonix vol 1‘.

DARTH sam / SAMDOE is an electronic musician who makes a star-gazing sound that is packed in with various genres, all into one puzzle that has your mind and body into a different space than before. He pushes the boundaries through an art form that has your consciousness in a different world than before.

There are a few tracks to like here and particular ones to listen out for are ‘Slept Child‘, ‘Hot Leg‘ and ‘Makin Soup‘ that come to mind. They are wrapped into a layer of mystique that has you listening extra close, as you try and work out the message through the clues that he gives us all.

The Phonix vol 1‘ from DARTH sam / SAMDOE, is a stirring performance from an artist with a variety of soundscapes throughout this album, as he toys with different ideas and creations to make this a completely unique experience for your ears to embrace.

Stream the full album here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Pop Songwriter

Can Keep It On The Low: Lifeandthetribe wonders why her crush doesn’t feel the same way on ‘Type’

Through a wondrously alluring amalgamation of jazz, RnB, rock, and pop music all beautifully wrapped together for us to enjoy, Lifeandthetribe starts on her new journey fresh, to bring us the new single that will have you in a reflective daydream called ‘Type‘.

Aisha Barrow aka Lifeandthetribe is a Gambian-born, Hamilton-based indie pop artist who makes that real type of music about life as she sees it, her desire to be successful is paramount and you can feel the passion in each verse that she belts out with ear-soothing results.

She sings with such strength and desire, her smooth vocals lather so elegantly on this catchy beat and tremendous visuals that shows us her mental energy just right.

You feel her confidence in herself, as she tells the story of a person that doesn’t feel the same way at all, even though she feels like they must of heard something from small-minded person, who doesn’t want them to be together. She is willing to keep it quiet for a while, but wants them to be real and show who they really are inside, without hiding away.

Type‘ from Gambian-born, Hamilton-based pop singer-songwriter Lifeandthetribe, is a pulsating journey to finding out why they aren’t interested like you are, as you know that you are good enough and your self-worth is shining bright, so they are definitely going to miss out.

See the music video on YouTube and find our more about this fascinating artist on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Canada Producer RnB Trap

Take It Slow: Toronto producer Lostboyjay asks her to listen closely to the real story on ‘Ego Trips’

With that tree blaze always real close by to consume brightly, Lostboyjay wonders why she has so many stamps on her ‘Ego Trips‘, that is currently ruining the mellow vibe he wants to create.

Lostboyjay is an exciting Toronto, Canada-based RnB/trap-fueled artist/producer, with a creative knack of making snack-filled beats that satisfies your stomach and your hungry soul.

He likes to fuse a soundscape that is influenced by Bryson Tiller, Kanye West and Travis Scott, however you feel that he likes to do things his own way and his original style flows in smoothly with the lighter on hand, as the lights dim real low.

With his sensually appealing voice that is tracked on an attractive beat so alluring you might need to light another candle, we are whisked into a busy world where things can get twisted really quickly sometimes. The story of wanting her to listen closer is shown vividly through the speakers smokey exterior, as the selfie world can change a persons perspective about themselves way too quickly.

Ego Trips‘ from the promising Canadian producer/trap artist Lostboyjay, finds him sending us on a journey to find what he is truly looking for, only wishing that she would come down from her high horse so he could explain what he really meant in the first place.

Stream this fresh track on Spotify and see his IG for more info.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

All Music Rap

Put It On Me: Emezzy has us all blushing on ‘Body’ (ft. Michael I-Zayah and Shaleowill)

Taken off the latest two-track EP called ‘AQUARIUS‘, Emezzy returns with the supremely sensual new single all about seeing that special one you can’t resist for another moment called ‘Body(ft. Michael I-Zayah and Shaleowill).

Nnaemeka Keke aka Emezzy is a top shelf Nigerian/American rapper and singer, who carefully combines his music skills to make soundscapes that has you dancing and turning up the volume, all night long.

The busty beat has a party sound to it, as the smooth vocals flow into your eager mind as the descriptive lyrics tell you exactly what the plan of action is for the evening. You feel the love energy around you real close, as the attraction starts to get more intense, their bodies are locked in together and the night is only just getting started.

Body‘ (ft. Michael I-Zayah and Shaleowill) from the Nigerian/American rapper/singer, leads us into a story of attraction, as you want to be with them so badly — as the glint of the eye leads you in — to see if there is indeed a connection.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen