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Virginia’s Franklin Gotham wants that warm embrace to shatter the silence on, ‘Not Enough’

Taken off their well-received 2-track EP called ‘Lucky Enough‘, Franklin Gotham show us their genuine energy that transmits only goodness into a picture that has sadly shattered on, ‘Not Enough‘.

Franklin Gotham is an Alexandria, Virginia-based indie Americana/pop 3-piece band who carefully assembles that likeable blend of music that is perfect for the whole family.

Millennials may hear bits of Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, and Wilco while those with a longer listening history may be reminded of Joe Jackson, Paul Westerberg, and Marshall Crenshaw.” ~ Franklin Gotham

After healing our hearts with their stellar single ‘Without Being Alone‘ from 2021, Franklin Gotham returns with something rather remarkable that shall set you free from any previous dismay, as they combine rather beautifully together and eloquently shows us their growing excellence.

Not Enough‘ from Alexandria, Virginia-based indie Americana/pop 3-piece band Franklin Gotham is one of the most caring tracks you might hear today. Directing us into the notion that sleeping alone can make you sad if you are used to the love of someone who had you feeling like you are rather amazing, this is a release filled with hope and that tender touch.

After all, being with that special heart who makes you laugh as no one else can is the best feeling ever.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more of their travels on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Space Drive wonders if they are both blinded by the same distraction ‘Chain Reaction’

With a superbly silky style that makes you want to turn up the volume to max, Space Drive knows that nature can take you off the path you were seeking to begin with on their top new release, ‘Chain Reaction‘.

Space Drive is a Guildford, UK-based indie-alt-pop fusion 3-piece band that assembles that catchy-cool music to get your ears ready for the night’s adventures.

”A journey through time using nostalgic soundscapes and memorable melodies, cemented by thumping grooves.” ~ Space Drive

Clicking into 3rd gear and getting us to look at life from a different perspective, Space Drive ride into the darkness with confident aplomb and leave us wanting more with their intriguing style that will sizzle your senses awake.

Chain Reaction‘ from Guildford, UK-based indie-alt/pop fusion 3-piece band Space Drive, is a mind-bending experience that will stop you in your tracks as you try to untie your hands. With expectations in the world sky-high and words confused into knots, this is a hot single that helps us remember to ignore the noise. Featuring a dazzling beat, and an array of splendid soundscapes that keeps you on your toes, this super single will probably take your breath away as you try and find that middle ground again.

Being with that special love is the mission, as you look to find your way out of that confusing maze.

Hear this new single on Spotify and check out their social style on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Smooth Retsina Glow get that much-needed help from confusion on ‘Find Myself’

After encouraging us to make a move on ‘Something to Show for This‘, Smooth Retsina Glow is truly thankful about having that genuine soul to assist on this windingly disjointed expedition with the latest release ‘Find Myself‘.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a hard-working Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock band who is, without doubt, one of the most productive acts around.

Since 2019, Smooth Retsina Glow has emerged as one of America’s hardest working and creative bands, surviving everything from lineup changes and a pandemic.” ~ Smooth Retsina Glow

Pacing the rhythm just right and with intricate energy that has you soaring into the sky as you hold hands with your angel, Smooth Retsina Glow returns with their signature style to much acclaim. This release might have your heart beating like the drums and your gratefulness at an all-time high – as you know you couldn’t navigate away from the frigid darkness – without that selfless human who believed in you when others didn’t.

Find Myself‘ from Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie-rock band Smooth Retsina Glow is a stirring single that sends you into a ponder-laden mood about that authentic human who led you in the right direction. With so many temptations and false paths that may lead you in the wrong direction where you intended to go, this is that reminder that there are indeed people out there who have honest intentions. Performed with a calm disposition, this is a track that will have you wondering who are your true friends actually are.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Detroit rock/metal band Hyperiff misses that recognizable world on ‘Take Me Back’

Asking us to guide them through the darkness that has engulfed a world that has undoubtedly transformed drastically from their educated viewpoint, Hyperiff urge those happy times to return quickly on their epic new single called ‘Take Me Back‘.

Hyperiff is a Metro Detroit, USA-based 3-piece rock/metal band who seem to only make those cinematic masterstrokes that have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up to attention.

With an electric arrangement that takes your mind back to the classic memories of the ’80s, Hyperiff dazzle in stupendous fashion with a single that will have you gazing outside and recalling the past moments that you treasure fondly.

Take Me Back‘ from the melodically infused Metro Detroit, USA-based rock/metal act Hyperiff, is a deeply personal song that has you gliding up to the sky and going on a journey back to that place that felt so warm and safe. Sung with a heightened touch by a singer who lets us into her emotional picture of trauma – this is a simply ear-catching single – made with such tender care and love.

Sometimes the world seems ugly and hides away the healthy light, as we hold that caring person’s hand and find that happy place again.

Listen to this powerful new release on Soundcloud and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Not At This Rate: Ohio indie-pop band The Manatee Room wishes that they didn’t have that ‘Expensive Taste’

With a wandering eye that fantasises about that perfect time to make the move you undoubtedly crave, The Manatee Room hates that they are only interested in the rare ‘Expensive Taste‘.

The Manatee Room is a Columbus, Ohio-based indie-pop 3-piece band that makes that relevant music all about topics that we have all felt before in our lives. After being on an enforced hiatus since early 2020 due to this dreadful pandemic that has been lingering on for too long, they make a much-awaited return on their latest single.

The Manatee Room meshes angsty lyrics with addictive rhythmic melody.” ~ The Manatee Room

With a carefully crafted sound and insightful lyrics that have you feeling like you have perhaps missed the boat of romance, The Manatee Room brings us a single-person anthem that has you wondering if you will be able to connect wholeheartedly with someone who truly understands you authentically.

Expensive Taste‘ from the Columbus, Ohio-based indie-pop 3-piece band The Manatee Room, is that story about hoping that your special crushes notice you enough you pull in close and take your breath away. With so many closed doors and empty hearts around, this is the kind of song that will take you into an expectant place of brewing courtship. When you are into someone so much and the timing just seems off, the world can seem like a truly lonely place at times.

Hear this audio on YouTube and see more on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take A Chance: Smooth Retsina Glow advises us to make a move on ‘Something to Show for This’

Bringing us their first single off the upcoming third album ‘Metaphysical‘ which is due out in Spring 2022, Smooth Retsina Glow lead the way into peaceful nature to encourage us to achieve something special in our lives with ‘Something to Show for This‘.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a prolific Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock band that performs at as many venues as possible and are known as one of the hardest-working acts around.

Since 2019, Smooth Retsina Glow has emerged as one of America’s hardest working and creative bands, surviving everything from lineup changes and a pandemic.” ~ Smooth Retsina Glow

As time seems to speed up and memories fade in this clock-watching universe, Smooth Retsina Glow lead us bravely into a perspective that many have forgotten about. It’s so important to actually leave a healthy mark on this forget-quick world – so the plan should be to do something that you are actually proud of – otherwise you will forever live in regret.

Something to Show for This‘ from the Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock act Smooth Retsina Glow, is a true story about taking time to reflect on your life. With so many consumable distractions around that can take your engagement away from what really matters as you get lost into a soul-sucking television set of lies, this is a catchy single made with true love. Featuring introspective lyrics and a close-knit band that really grab your attention with their likeable sound, this is an eye-opening experience that should have you exploring outside again.

Hear this vintage-sounding single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

May Your Wishes All Come True: The Wander Kind reminds us what true kindness is with ‘Forever Young’ (Bob Dylan cover) (feat. Dena Mex)

Bringing us a well-made new version of a real classic that we all treasure in our deepest souls, The Wander Kind lead us kindly into a better world beyond the current norm on ‘Forever Young(Bob Dylan cover) (feat. Dena Mex).

The Wander Kind is a much-liked 3-piece indie-folk group that offers us a peaceful blend of loveable music creations that has a vintage feel you can sense all over your enthralled body.

The name Wander Kind comes from the idea of exploring – whether that is music, new experiences or ourselves.” ~ The Wander Kind

The Wander Kind are so calming on this pleasant new single that seems to wash away all the previous pain and put your whole consciousness into a much better place than before. The aura is so spirit-boosting and the vocal experience is a lovely listen, with a sound that has you smiling broadly.

Forever Young(Bob Dylan cover) (feat. Dena Mex) from the soulfully enjoyable 3-piece indie-folk group The Wander Kind, is a sweet single that shows us how the world should be. Looking out for others and wishing that peace and love may prevail, is such a sincere reminder that it isn’t all about ourselves. Staying real and kindhearted is the best way to truly be happy after all.

See this brand new video on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t Let Go: Brilliant Seattle alt-rock band Romantic Relevance bravely overcome those dark demons on ‘Kingface’

Through an outstanding and surely memorable soundscape that compels you into the picture projected and a subject that is highly relevant in this overly stimulated world, Romantic Relevance takes charge and set their valuable minds free from any uncertainty on ‘Kingface‘.

Romantic Relevance is a Seattle, Washington-based indie alt-rock 3-piece band that sing about small-town stigmas that are all-too-common, that scary boredom that can grip you excruciatingly tight, and religious upbringing topics from their past.

Romantic Relevance shows us why it’s ROMREL season with a fantastic display that leaves you quite breathless at times. They are a tight-knit group that belt out marvellous melodies –  with ravishing riffs to truly cherish –  that have your whole consciousness on the edge of your seat as their spirit is quite remarkably compelling the whole way through.

Kingface‘ from the thoroughly enjoyable Seattle, Washington-based indie alt-rock outfit Romantic Relevance, is one of the most notable tracks of the year so far. With incredible vocals that remind you of some of the prime acts from the ’90s and a barrage of thunderous vocals from this electrifying act, there is so much to love about a band that is certainly only headed upwards. They lead us into this darkly-lit story and emerge victorious, winning over the evil force that threatened to break down their souls forever. Winning through your mind first seems to always set you on the right path in life.

Immerse yourself in this well-made music video on YouTube and see their development on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Plenty Of Time: Mr. Memory sees that scary look in her eyes on ‘She’s Got A Death Ray’

As covid ironically brought them back together as they had much more time on their hands than before, Mr. Memory have their hands full with a toxic woman who is full of love but can also strike you down with her scary superpowers on ‘She’s Got A Death Ray‘.

Mr. Memory is an experienced 3-piece alt-rock band from New York City, USA. They make a world class blend of incredible music melodies for the ears to fully enjoy, due to their smartly-penned lyrics, confident soundscape and terrific vocals.

Written and recorded solely during the COVID pandemic by singer Mike Aronow, musician Jeff Walsh and drummer Andy Fligel. All 3 were John Lennon Songwriting Award winners in their previous band from the early 2000’s, Endgames.” ~ Mr. Memory

Packed full like a tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich, there is much to munch greedily into on this quality new single. The ambiance is totally honest, things are so catchy, fresh and filled with a lip-licking flavor of intent, that keeps you turning this up to the max.

She’s Got A Death Ray‘ from the New York City-based alt-rock act Mr. Memory, is a fantastically projected track that simmers just right into your esurient soul. There is so much to lap hungrily into from a social media-less and no-frills outfit, who just want their music to be appreciated.

Good music is just meant to be loved after all, not judged.

Hear this top notch new single on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Indianapolis band Fifth Lucky Dragon stroll in with entertaining ‘Timeline’

Alt-Pop with cinematic sauce on the side is the style here from Fifth Lucky Dragon on their new song ‘Timeline‘.

In a climate of ruthless competition for our attention, the stakes for each of us individually to create have never been higher. It is infinitely easier to passively consume than it is to actively create. Observation, reflection, and the generation of new thoughts are inherently wrapped in the creative process which faces troubling erosion among current and future generations. The music of Fifth Lucky Dragon is informed by these realities. Through lyrical integrity and sonic innovation, Fifth Lucky Dragon hopes to deliver music that resonates beyond the songs themselves.

The beat shines through a door that has been locked up for many years. I haven’t heard music like this before. ‘Timeline‘ is an intriguing song from the dance-pop 3 piece group that are certainly very creative with their beats. I do feel like dancing here and get the feeling that this song is about relationships. You were in one but feel like the person is better off without you. The feeling of being alone is too real right now.

Fifth Lucky Dragon from ‘Timeline‘ is a fun ride and we are lucky to listen to this. This is a wild ride into the new school.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen