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Warren Davis has released his era-defining ambient EP, Oden’s Palace.

Birmingham, UK-based independent artist, Warren Davis, has released his ambient, mood-reflecting EP, Oden’s Palace, featuring the standout single, Discord. The meditative tempo makes it easy to drink in the organic flair of Warren Davis’ signature style which is defining a new era of new-age lo-fi. He leaves enough space for the listener to feed in their own emotion and imagination, but the gentle guitar melodies still lead to a higher mental plateau.

By taking inspiration from RnB, reggae, and Anime OST’s, Davis can orchestrate soundscapes that are as tonally vibrant as they are explorative and intensely cathartic. Do we even need to tell you he deserves a spot on your radar?

Discord is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Why Do You Keep Me Around: Nvrcallme might fall down on ‘fwb’ (prod. johnnyfriend)

https://soundcloud.com/nvrcallme/fwb

On a highly relevant new song which makes you think why some people act so differently when they are with other people, Nvrcallme wonders deeply if this will cause a deep rift forever on ‘fwb (prod. johnnyfriend).

Nvrcallme is an anime-fused indie hyper-pop artist. He has a striking style which is quick-fire and has your intrigued mind flowing with ideas, as you lock into this roller-coaster of a ride.

Anonymity is one of the most complex yet simplistic things to understand. We hide behind phones and computer screens to escape our reality.” ~ Nvrcallme

This is the true story about loving someone so much as your loved-up eyes lock in so tight – but when they are around certain friends things change – and you feel so insignificant, which makes you upset and at-times rather angry. You care for them intensly but wonder if they truly care about you, or if you are just a side thought who is just being used.

I’m honestly just trying to have fun and make music that I enjoy.” ~ Nvrcallme

You feel the frustration let lose on this fast track, which races into your mind and has you thinking back to when you felt so strange – when you were outside with someone who inside the bedroom – just felt way different. You wonder if they are ashamed to be seen with you or if you are just imagining it, as the vocals spark a detective-type ambiance to get to the bottom of this issue.

fwb(prod. johnnyfriend) from the mysterious hyper-pop musician Nvrcallme, is a movie-like track which is a pleasurable listen and showcases the high skills of this undercover artist who likes to hide his face away. This is a super track which has a really fun beat, which makes this is a real ear-warmer of a single.

Sometimes people are two-faced and like to hide their true feelings, or perhaps some of their friends are making them act like the worst version of themselves. Its your choice to either say nothing, or risk things unraveling if you speak up.

Stream this new single on Soundcloud and see more visuals via his IG music account.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never Giving Up: ShiroNeko inspires hope with sparkling new single ‘LACRIMA’

As you feel her passionate voice shine through the darkness to bring in the sunrise that will embrace us all, ShiroNeko is so inspired by the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series that she has brought out a memorable release that will have you feeling positive again on ‘LACRIMA(「鬼滅の刃」アニメに感銘を受けた).

ShiroNekoShiro (シロ) is a skillful Hungarian singer-songwriter, who sings J-POP and anime songs in Japanese. She delightfully brings her creations to life with her resplendent style that is such an incredible listen.

“”LACRIMA” is about the feelings when you feel lost, when you feel like you are in an endless dark maze and can’t find your way out. It is about overcoming hardships and trying to stay strong, that even though it can be very difficult and hard in life, you still should go against the current and don’t ever give up.” – ShiroNekoShiro (シロ)

You feel her breathtaking voice burst into your ears with a caring tone that leads you into the right lane, her vocals feel like they are carrying you away from all the sorrows of the current times, she is the guiding light and you feel so warm and happy with her right beside you.

‘LACRIMA’ (「鬼滅の刃」アニメに感銘を受けた) from the mega-talented indie singer-songwriter ShiroNeko Shiro (シロ), is that authentically created piece of pure music that has a clean message of hope, no matter what clouds and rainstorms are around us.  Finding a way out of the treacherous maze to seeing light again, is the only way to bringing that smile back to your dial after all.

Stream this lovely new Japanese language single on Spotify and see her story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kai Avilla Releases “Episode 3- Master Kai” (Prod. HoffaKnockz)

If you think that rap music has gone as far as it can, just take a listen to Kai Avilla’s strange musical concoctions. Yes, it certainly has a rap and chilled R&B core but it wanders such a weird and warped musical landscape that you almost feel that we need to invent a new generic label for it. Mutant hip-hop? Cosmic Rap? Alien R&B? Take your pick but they still seem somehow inadequate to neatly sum up what is going on here. I guess you will just have to listen to the music.

Musically it wanders through a dystopian urban landscape, one which sounds like the score to a futuristic world or one that has taken a bit of a wrong turning into a strange parallel dimension. The rapped lyrics are often shrouded in warped effects, slowed down and weirded out and so become sonic creations, instruments rather than regular communications fuelling the idea that this is rap made by non-human, non-terrestrial beings. I’m really not sure where this fits into the scheme of things or even where it goes next but it is going to be intriguing to watch.