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Inside My Mind: Unwanted Guest flushes out the unwelcome ‘Unwanted Guest’ on debut project

After deciding to get that rainy day music to the awaiting world as his band took an enforced break due to the horrific pandemic of 2020/2021, Unwanted Guest drops a new song that means so much for a man who has always wanted to release his own music as he shows his likable passion on ‘Unwanted Guest‘.

Unwanted Guest is a Dave Fox-created 90’s influenced indie Rock/Metal/ Grunge project. Dave is known throughout the UK for his work as the highly regarded guitarist for well-respected Barnsley Rock band Seventh Son.

UK’s leading mental health charity MIND has been carefully chosen by Dave and his loving wife to receive any sales from this record, as this vitally important organization helped them both during some dark times. With a kind gesture like this, we find an inspired artist who sounds so fresh and extra motivated to help a team who means so much to him peronally.

This is a well-performed track all about getting rid of that sketchy shadow which feels like is angrily clawing away at your mind, when you just want to succeed and be happy in life. Sung with a forceful but never overbearing style, there are so many ravashing riffs to enjoy on this sizzling effort from a truly talented artist.

Unwanted Guest‘ from the Barnsley indie Rock/Metal/Grunge solo artist Dave Fox aka Unwanted Guest, shudders the speakers and shakes off this pesky voice which is doing nothing to help you in life. The claws are out like a wild cat but the motivation to dust this away from your fragile skin is there – as we are brought into a mind that is strong – and ready for anything.

This is the type of track to put on loud when you are feeling that you need to break away from what is holding you back, as you take a deep breath and remember that your mental health is so vitally important to long-term happiness. A vital message indeed, which needs to be heard far and wide.

Hear this electrifying new single on Spotify and see more news via the FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Here To Help: London’s Ze-LuJ reaches his hand out like a true leader as he is a real ‘Friend in Need’

With a calming energy that is so effortless and one of the most peaceful songs you will ever hear, Ze-LuJ shows us what is needed in this often-selfish world that needs way more kindness on ‘Friend in Need‘.

Ze-LuJ is an indie 80’s and 90’s rhythm and blues musician based in London, England, who performs as a hobby. He makes that smoothly filtered type of vibe that has you feeling really calm and relaxed after a tough day at work or school.

His vocals are so smoothly delivered and with a style that is so rare these days. The video is simple and made to show you that he isn’t about the flash or the cash, as he just wants to make music that will truly help others get through their day.

Friend in Need‘ from the London-based indie blues artist Ze-LuJ, shows us a fresh video that is all about doing what you can to be there for your old and new friends, who might need you to survive. With a mellow electronic beat that is combined with his original bluesy vibrations, this is a track to put on when you are feeling rather low and need someone to be there for you while you recover.

Staying positive and keeping an open mind, is the only way to stay happy in these challenging times.

Stream this new video on YouTube and see more his Twitter music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Have No Choice: California alt-rockers Left Of The Slash wish they could curl up in blissful ignorance from this crazy world with ‘Hayne’

After dropping ‘Never Let Go‘ recently, Left Of The Slash return with a 90’s fused rock track that is all about how carefree animals are despite the ups and downs of the world that we can all feel named ‘Hayne‘.

Left Of The Slash is an edgy and exciting alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, California. They have a riveting sound that smashes through your mindset, as they take us for a driving journey that swerves with a skid of freshness, that splashes a waterfall of healing goodness into our tired souls.

This is a top track that has you hooked like an intrigued fan, your sense feel their intensity and this is real underground gem of a song. The powerful vocals makes you think back to the classic days, when this genre was at its absolute peak of powers. They rampage into your consciousness with a soundscape that is at its impressive best, with so much enticing riffs to shower yourself into.

Hayne‘ from the enticing Los Angeles, California-based alt-rock act Left Of The Slash, is a new track that is all about how animals don’t have a clue what is going on. From the financial crisis of 2007-8, to current times with this devastating pandemic, pets have no idea on the impact and this makes that a real striking moment as ignorance can be so blissful. If only humans could be immune to this too, the world would be a much better and less stressful place to live after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Exciting Journey: Texas synthwave artist Mini Turbo drives quickly through the ‘Roads Unknown’

https://miniturbo.bandcamp.com/track/roads-unknown

As he boosts the speed forward with his fashionable shades on tight and his long hair blowing into the wind, Mini Turbo swerves excitedly toward the ‘Roads Unknown’, on his latest full-paced single that will have you thinking about the good days.

Mini Turbo is a talented Austin, Texas-based instrumental artist who loves to craftily mesh the sounds of progressive, funk and synthwave together like a professional chef in his prime, to cook up a sizzling experience like no other.

”If you fused Daft Punk with the soundtracks of video games made in the late 80’s and early 90’s you would get pretty close to the sound of Mini Turbo.” – Mini Turbo

This is that classic sound, the story blows in hot through the road to finding your way in this balmy world. The journey is full of holes in the ground, many detours and traffic jams – but through it all – you may find a certain peace with that feeling that you know you can’t see what is beyond the next corner, as that excites and fascinates you at the same time.

Roads Unknown’ from the creative synthwave artist Austin, Texas Mini Turbo, shows us that you can explore and melodically fuse whatever you can into one melting pot of deliciously lip-licking music. This brings you to a time that was before email and cellphones – as it flows to peacefully sooth you into your awaiting palate – to nibble on hungrily.

Stream this new single on Bandcamp and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dr. Veers releases latest EP Who Owns The Moon?

Dr. Veers the five-piece band based in Glasgow has dropped their latest four-track collection ‘Who Owns The Moon?’

Infusing that 90s Alternative Rock sound throughout, sharing similarities to the likes of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, Dr. Veers bring their own unique twist to the ever-growing sound of the Rock scene, giving it their more modernized sound.

Having that rather Rock style but also combining that with Pop filled choruses that are extremely catchy, chaotic riffs and of course the rather strange lyrics. Their high energy beats out of their music, as they incorporate their manic and energizing sound through each track on the anthology.

Having that rather gruff vocal tone in each piece, they sure know how to create a collection that will show just how good Rock and Pop can sound together.

Check out Dr. Veer’s latest EP Who Owns The moon? by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

George Beck – 90s/High: Nostalgic 90s Vocal Techno/House

George Beck dropped a music video for his song “90s/High” earlier this year. The title track couldn’t have been more self-explanatory: The nostalgia for the 90s rave dance scene kicks in vividly.

And the dance scene isn’t the only item that George Beck sings about in this old-school acid house/techno anthem. He is reciting his lyrics in an Underworld-style delivery, recollecting all the good stuff from the nineties, the clubbing and this song maker’s carefree youth and dominance of free will – representing a whole generation of people for that matter. Realizing that this is a contemporary recording is quite odd; the same goes for the VHS-imagery music video.

Naturally, this is a creation which shall generously give joy to people that dearly treasure these images, this mood, this lifestyle, even though this spiritual wealth might have been transformed to nothing more than a block of memories. Kudos to George Beck for blessing us with some precious name-dropping; everyone who was there/familiar with it all, will acknowledge and instinctively smile, for the rest there’s Wikipedia.

Thank you George Beck. This is “90s/High”, get nostalgic here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

Love Me Jeffrey – Wet Feathers: Progressively Turbulent Alt Rock

LA Alt Rock artist Love Me Jeffrey has recently made their unmissable debut with the evocatively powerful single “Wet Feathers”. The single kicks off with dreamy layers of reverb-laden guitars which almost allow you to become complacent in the sonorous melody. Then, you get a taste of the distinction in the vocals.

The vocals are reminiscent of artists such as Evanescence’s Amy Lee’s, but dare I say Love Me Jeffrey’s vocalist offers significantly more emotion through her pensively dynamic vocal stretches?

Fans of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine are sure to appreciate the hazy Shoegaze instrumental arrangement which seamlessly picks up intensity as Wet Feathers progresses until you reach the melodically turbulent outro.

Love Me Jeffrey perceptibly isn’t your average up and coming band. With their captivating authenticity and ability to spill plenty of soul into their sound, their debut oozes with contemporary appeal. The extended length of the track may mean that it’s not the most radio-ready track we’ve heard this year, but Love Me Jeffrey’s talent is indisputable.

You can check out the official music video to Love Me Jeffrey’s latest single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jango Flash Releases Their Latest Feat of Euphorically Alchemic Indie with “Acting on the Telephone”

If you could imagine what the Manic Street Preachers would have sounded like if they veered into Shoegaze in their Everything Must Go era, you’d be able to get an idea of what Jango Flash has created with their latest single “Acting on the Telephone”.

The single is an energetic feat of smoothly angsty 90s vibes twined with surges of euphoria which resonate through the eclectic semi-orchestral instrumental arrangement. To make sure those ethereal swells hit you with maximum impact, you’ll be treated to vocal chants which tease you into the fuzzy chaos which the guitars bring in the chorus.

Alluding to the magnetism of Jango Flash’s sticky-sweet Indie swagger is no easy feat, but as soon as you hit play on Acting on the Telephone, you’ll hear it for yourselves.

You can check out the official music video to Jango Flash’s latest single which was released on September 9th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jimmy Swagg Puts the Swagger Back into Post Punk with Latest Single “Maybe”

“Maybe” is just one of the Post Punk aural delights to be found on the second EP “No Holiday” from Jimmy Swag. The 90s vibe palpably runs through the punchy progressions, and there is sonic synths and angular riffs aplenty.

If you could imagine a hybrid soundscape between Public Image Limited, the Happy Mondays, and the Human League, you may be able to get an idea of what is waiting for you when you hit play. Alt-Rock rarely comes with this level of energy and swagger. I can only imagine how electric the live performances are when their tracks resonate with such punchy unrestrained conviction on record.

You can check out the latest single from Jimmy Swagg by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Melissa Le – One on One: A Sensually Soulful Revival of 90’s R&B Pop

Before the first verse to Melissa Le’s latest single One on One ran through I was awash with 90’s R&B Pop nostalgia (AKA heaven). I believe a fair enough amount of time has passed to get excited by the revival of the sound created by artists such as TLC and Destiny’s Child. Melissa Le’s vocals were subtly sultry and fairly domineering throughout the duration of One on One, yet she made the ingenious decision to team up with a rhythmically relentless Rap artist who lay down some of the most rhythmically relentless bars I’ve heard this year. There’s a massive anthemic vibe which flows right through One on One which makes the track infinitely infectious, I have no doubt I will be compelled to return to One on One time and time again.

You can check out Melissa Le’s latest single One on One on Spotify now, with that much potential, I’m sure you’d agree that it would be criminal to hesitate any longer before treating her fans to another rendition of her soulfully poised R&B Hip Hop Pop.

Review by Amelia Vandergast