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Take an indietronica trip between dreams and reality with Jespfur’s latest single, strapped

Jespfur’s latest single, strapped, is a mesmerising journey through a soundscape that defies the ordinary by sonically blurring the lines between consciousness and the ethereal realms of dreams. Jespfur, known for his unpredictable musical trajectory, has once again surpassed expectations, delivering a piece that resonates with the innovative spirit of Jaws, Peace, and M83, yet stands in a league of its own.

Strapped is an intricate amalgam of indietronica, grunge, new wave, and dream pop. Each layer is meticulously woven, creating a rich texture that envelops the listener. The track begins with a subtle grungy guitar rhythm that gradually builds into a crescendo of lush, dreamy tonal beguile. Jespfur’s genius lies in his ability to marry these diverse genres into a harmonious blend, making Strapped a testament to his artistic versatility.

The song’s brilliance is further amplified by its ability to evoke synesthesia. As the melodies unfold, they paint vibrant colours across the mind’s canvas. This tonal sublimity is Jespfur’s signature, a unique quality that makes his music resonate on a deeper, more visceral level.

With Strapped, Jespfur continues to redefine the boundaries of modern music. His fearless exploration of sound and texture makes each release a revelation. As we eagerly await Jespfur’s next creation, strapped emits a signal of his limitless potential. Prepare to be transported to a world where dreams and reality converge in a symphony of sound.

Stream the official music video for strapped on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Amsterdam composer, Knupperpouf, set a tear-tempting score in her lates piece, Marnixstraat

El Pueblo (Amsterdam Album) by Knupperpouf

For her latest release, the Amsterdam-hailing songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Knupperpouf (AKA Nicolette Lie) arranged the tear-tempting neo-classic instrumental piece, Marnixstraat.

The chamber strings cut melancholy across the score, while the poise of the piano keys melodically instil a sense of reflective repose, which you will effortlessly fall into while absorbing the baroque beguile of this wordless exemplification of what it means to be human.

Towards the outro of the short and striking single, Marnixstraat introduces nuanced rock elements that pay an ode to the artist’s sonic origins in the 90s Dutch indie scene. if anyone deserves to be lauded as a virtuoso of ethereal pensiveness, it is Knupperpouf.

Marnixstraat is now available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Will Locke – A Melancholic Ride to ‘Amsterdam’

Will Locke’s new song “Amsterdam” is an impressive piece of music that showcases his unique talent as a singer-songwriter. The song, which is available on Spotify, is a beautiful composition that is bound to captivate the hearts of music lovers.

At just 23 years of age, Will Locke has already established himself as a gifted musician with a deep passion for creating original music. Growing up in Kent, he honed his skills as a singer and performer by participating in school choirs and musicals. Later on, he started performing in local venues, where he would showcase his original songs, accompanied by his piano.

With “Amsterdam,” Will Locke proves that he is a versatile artist who can create music that is both emotional and uplifting. The song has a distinct indie-rock vibe, reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys and Catfish and the Bottlemen, two of Will’s biggest influences. However, it also has a touch of Bon Iver’s folk-inspired sound, which gives it a unique edge.

The lyrics of “Amsterdam” are heartfelt and relatable, speaking of the emotions that come with heartbreak and the desire to escape. Will’s vocal delivery is soulful and emotive, perfectly capturing the song’s melancholic tone.

Overall, “Amsterdam” is a fantastic addition to Will Locke’s growing discography, and it is clear that he has a bright future ahead of him as a musician. His ability to write powerful, emotionally charged songs that resonate with listeners is a testament to his talent and dedication to his craft. I highly recommend checking out “Amsterdam” and keeping an eye on this up-and-coming artist.

Netherlands-based artist Yaybolo shows the universe what quality music sounds like on Spacewalker

Performed with heart-warming imaginative skill and with so much to submerge inside our hungry souls, Yaybolo has dropped a single so creative it will stir the minds of many who needed a new sound to believe in with Spacewalker.

Yaybolo is an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based indie EDM outfit fused together rather enticingly by Sebastian Skeete Mc Leed and Florian van Damme.

It started with the Bolo-drum. A self-made melodic, steel instrument that Sebastian Skeete Mc Leed and his brother Joey Skeete Mc Leed developed. They wanted to show the world that recycling is the way to go if we want to save this planet. After Joey passed away in 2018, Sebastian felt that he wanted to expand their vision by making an extraordinary collection of instruments out of recycled materials.” ~ Yaybolo

Created so elegantly and fused with so much incredible poise, Yaybolo has connected the universe together rather splendidly on this fascinating release.

Spacewalker from Amsterdam, Netherlands-based indie EDM group Yaybolo is a superb single to get excited about for its intrinsic value. This is a creative song beyond words and understanding that has been made with true love and care. With so much value on offer, we find a truly memorable single to savour.

Turn this up on SoundCloud. See more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Longing For A Day With You: Skofee and Cimo Fränke want to know what happened to that tenderness on Where Do You Hide Your Love

With a speaker-kissing atmosphere that will have you wondering why there was no text, Skofee and Cimo Fränkel have just released a romantic single filled with a twist that will cause you to ponder deeply called Where Do You Hide Your Love.

Skofee is an Amsterdam, The Netherlands-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie pop singer-songwriter who makes those candle-lit anthems you can’t ever forget.

When I heard Cimo’s original song I was immediately struck by not only his incredible voice, but the lyrics. When I write sadder lyrics, I love tempering them with a “happier” sounding track. That’s one of the things I love most about writing music – combining complicated lyrics with production that makes you want to dance. I felt the original “Where Do You Hide Your Love” had that perfect balance.” ~ Singer Skofee elaborated on working with Cimo Fränkel

Featuring the illuminating talent of Wichita, Kansas-born, LA-based alt-pop singer Skofee, Cimo Fränkel has created something so relevant in this forget-quick world that can cause beautiful things to be forgotten about before its time.

Where Do You Hide Your Love from Los Angeles, California-based indie pop singer-songwriter Skofee & Cimo Fränkel is a deeply introspective single that has been made with that ultimate honest energy flooding through the memorable lyrics. Lathered in excellence and with a genuine message to learn from inside, from someone who’s felt that love come and go, rather quickly. Even if you wanted that special moment to never pass.

With an ear-warming ambiance and plenty of punch on the production, this is might be a new must-listen when you need to hear a song with impressive substance.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Spinposium flies our shaken speakers into a different dimension on Yoga

Pulsating through the wall like the last time you heard a song and just knew that it was playlist worthy for those house party nights, Spinposium has us listening closer than before and startles the sleepy neighbors away on Yoga.

Spinposium is an exciting techno artist who releases this track from Amsterdam, Netherlands-based boutique dance label, Epsilon Records.

Joining forces to make a body-grooving delight, Spinposium and Epsilon Records join forces to assemble a hugely well-received single with their brand of Yoga. Stacked with a memorable production that will be entrenched in your veins for a while, showing us that this is a quality team who has made a real gem.

Yoga from the exhilarating techno artist Spinposium is a super song for all those dance heads out there. Packed a thrilling and at times exotic song, this is a sumptuous track for all those who needed a release from this strange time in our lives. Filled with treats to keep any electronic maverick awake all night, this is a superb soundtrack for anyone who needed a distraction from life.

Listen up on SoundCloud and see more on the labels IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

ANNNA is in impeccable form on her uplifting summer-soaked anthem spraying with ‘Confetti’

After racing through TikTok and inspiring many to take up the challenge, ANNNA is at her instinctive best with a reflective track to shake your hair with on her latest ear-kisser, ‘Confetti‘.

ANNNA is an Amsterdam-born Latvian/Dutch indie music producer and pop artist who shows us her endearing love for a sustainable world away from pointless waste.

Continuing this entertaining content, in May this year, ANNNA made a post on her socials, giving anyone the chance to take part in her music video by joining her on set and popping one of her self-made, biodegradable confetti cannons. Over a 100 people signed up to meet the songstress at a secret location in Amsterdam, popping the dried-flower-filled confetti into the cameraman’s lens.” ~ ANNNA

It’s so easy to get lost in ANNNA’s sensationally stimulating voice as she shines so brightly, like an angel sent to guide us to a better place. Showing progression after her previous releases, this is a lush song to groove your booty with for hours.

Having not touched alcohol since she was 17, after 5 years, ANNNA finds herself drinking again and noticing how much more fun it can make you feel, giving you that false sense that everything is ok.” ~ ANNNA

Confetti‘ from Latvian/Dutch indie music producer and pop artist ANNNA is a vocally beautiful single that will get you off the couch and into a happier frame of mind. Showing us her ever-improving dance skills too after previously lathering up our thirsty mouth on ‘Soda‘, this is an absolute daydream of a song to bring a cheeky smile too.

Lifting high to the ceiling when you need it is always a fun way to spend your time, if you know when to stop.

Listen up to this gem of a song on Spotify and see more via her thriving IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pop Noir Chanteuse Annabel Hailey Has Released Her Soulfully Organic Single, Rhythm of Life

Annabel Hailey

Finland-born, Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter, Annabel Hailey, has released her latest jazzy single, Rhythm of Life; you’d be hard-pressed to find a more mesmerising pop-noir chanteuse.

Any fans of Tori Amos, The Anchoress, Fiona Apple and Kate Bush will quickly feel their senses surrender to the rich and exotic 50s flamenco vibes and organic Nordic pop elements in the soundscape that oozes as much class as the Upper East Side. With over 500k Spotify streams under her belt to date, Hailey has exactly what it takes to be the next big name in folk-inclined alt-pop. We can’t wait to watch her ascent to the top of the charts. She is a rare visionary in a world so swathed in monotony.

Rhythm of Life was released on October 1st; check it out for yourselves on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Start your infatuation with Cherry Makes Waves’ latest avant-garde cine-pop single, Bisket Full.

Amsterdam’s Avant-Garde cine-pop artist Cherry Makes Waves has released her latest artfully sultry earworm, Bisket Full. With her ability to hit high notes with ethereal ease, your infatuation with her authenticity will ensue before the first verse runs through.

Any Kate Bush comparisons that you are tempted to make will quickly slip away while the down-tuned guitars and snappy electronic percussion remind you of the time when Skinny Puppy reigned supreme in the electronica scene.

The playful pop track explores our proclivity to make ridiculous decisions when we are hyped up on lust; considering that you’ll start to feel your inhibitions slip away while embracing the daringly single, Cherry Makes Waves makes a compelling case.

Bisket Full is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Going Back To Basics: Three Colored Squares help us find simple normality again on ‘The Walk in Falling Leaves’

Taken off the magnificently moody five-track EP with so much substance called ‘EP1‘, Three Colored Squares take us for a casual stroll outside with the dark EDM single that has you looking to admire the beauty in this world called ‘The Walk in Falling Leaves’.

Three Colored Squares is a free-thinking Russian-born, Amsterdam-based indie electronica musician, who chills out the frosty fridge within with warm, tasty slow melodic soundscapes, that has your body in a curious state to unwrap the mystery.

You feel the different emotions so closely, as the deeply focused production has you thinking about those dial up phone days, the old school feel wraps on your conscious and fills you with hope that music is continuing to evolve away from ridiculously expensive equipment, that most can’t afford.

The capricious beat takes you to an extremely thoughtful place deep underground, as the catchy melody stays consistent and swims into your body, like an ocean full of life and mystique if you know where to look.

The Walk in Falling Leaves’ from the wildly talented Amsterdam-based indie electronica artist Three Colored Squares, was made on one single FM synthesizer that is currently sparking alight the revival of the coveted frequency modulation sound genre. With creativity like this and an urge to forge the past with the future, we are witnessing a true pioneer who is ahead of the game and playing to his own fantastic rules.

Stream this top single on Spotify and check out the IG for more news on releases.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen