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Timechyld is ready and fills us with hope on ‘Happiness Redefined’

Timechyld is a fiercely indie creative artist from Melbourne who returns with the fantastic new song called ‘Happiness Redefined‘.

Timechyld is Australian multi-instrumentalist Andrew Rozen’s lovechild. His inspirational lifelong romance with riff-driven rock and 70’s style funk and soul. Mix that into catchy hooks of 80’s & 90’s synth-pop and fuse together in a bundle of crisp notes that fills your soul up. This is a path to a better life- an artist who who knows himself inside and out. He is ready to be fully happy and has found the correct mixture. Something had to give and the tropical beats every now and then, re-enforces the happy energy.

How do you define happiness? Listening to this ear burner for hours is a good start. With the smoke filled dance soaked vibe here that reminds you of the 80’s mixed with the new school, this is a song that ticks all the boxes. I feel happy while listening to this groovy vibe of wonderful smiles. Timechyld’s ‘Happiness Redefined‘ shows a maturing artist who is happy inside.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Benji and the Saltwater Sound System return spiritually with ‘Lights and Smoke’

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System are an Australian based group that have returned with their new soulfully indie song called ‘Lights and Smoke‘.

Benji and the Saltwater Sound System draws upon African Folk, Reggae and Islander Folk to create hypnotic soundscapes that are so pure and beautiful. The vibe is peaceful, the guitar tropical and the vocals island-like. The band is inspired by Benji’s recent immersion in islander flavors after his stay on the Solomon Islands. The sound is fused with the reggae and African roots of its members past musical projects to create hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by catchy melodies.

There is wonderful indie, pop and folk influences here mixed with stunning cello. ‘Lights and Smoke‘ is a lovely song that is perfect for a road trip song with lots of soul and real lyrics that shows how quality this group is. With slots on huge festival lineups already, this is a group to watch when music venues are open again.

Lights and Smoke’ is the third single to be released from the much anticipated upcoming Benji and the Saltwater Sound System EP, ‘Ripples of Thunder’ and this is a stunning song that ticks all the music boxes. This is a song that flows through into your ears and you just want to listen again and again.

Stream this awesome act here on their Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Marshall Stannus lusts for love but not yet on indie-pop ”Friends”

After reviewing ”Springbreakers”, ”Euphoria” and now ”Friends”, Australian indie rapper-singer Marshall Stannus rolls in with next track and 3rd single of 2020.

The mysteriously brilliant Melbourne artist is certainly bringing out some quality content during these covid-19 times. Music is flowing and this is up there with his best songs so far. His vocal delivery and hard-hitting style that catches your attention is back.

Friends” finds Marshall in a good place for a while before we are lowered into the story of wanting to be friends but also needing that alone time. This is a new artist inside as realizes that this is his path and if something is in the way, he needs to let go and grow. Inside however, you keep looking at your phone thinking briefly if it was the right decision.

Melbourne, Australia Indie rapper-singer Marshall Stannus brings his a-game on this Hip Hop crunched beat ”Friends” that is an excellent track from the Australian performer on the rise.

Stream this new song here on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian Alt-Rockers KaKu bring the heat with ”Winners Are Grinners”

KaKu are an Alt/Hard-Rock band straight outta Melbourne in Australia. They groove our hearts charmingly with their latest track called ”Winners Are Grinners”.

The band are from Melbourne’s inner north and are made up of the bearded Ben Schier, Dan Bergowicz and Andrew Cossey. The 3 piece band have loudly been flying their way up the Australian music biz for over 5 years.

KaKu have just released their debut EP on the 1st July which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Julian Schweitzer. This release is a product of a long musical relationship which explores brooding and introspective ballads, riff-laden jams and deep hooks that power through the speaks to magnetic levels.

Winners Are Grinners” is a terrific single from the outstanding Australian band KaKu. The Melbourne 3 piece blow past the noise and send us a great song. The Ozzie band are on the way up due to their quality song and intricate lyrics.

Stream this fab indie rock tune here on the bands Soundcloud.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian singer-songwriter Tullara’s reflective masterpiece ”Let This Go” dazzles through the darkness

Tullara has been creating a huge buzz on the Australian music scene ever since her first EP release ‘’Better Hold On’’ that dropped back in 2016. Born and raised on a parrot farm in Ramornie, Northern NSW, the indie-folk artist Tullara went on to win ‘Best EP’ at the 2017 Australian Roots Music Awards. A fine achievement indeed. This was the first step to an indie career that achieved an incredible 1,000,000 streams on Spotify in 2018 alone.

After her impressive ”16 Seconds” single from May 2020, ”Let This Go’‘ a fantastic follow up and showcases Tullara’s immense talent. Her voice is so uniquely beautiful and you can feel her authenticity.

You can feel this musicians crisp voice and the guitar riffs are so magnificent on ”Let This Go”. This song is all about speaking to a close person in your life but they don’t seem to love you anymore. This is a sad topic but is covered brilliantly by this fine indie artist. I hope to see her live and witness this fast-rising star up close and personal. Tullara is one to watch and to listen to closely.

Stream this fantastic song right here on Soundcloud.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian singer Em George rises above all on masterful ”Wolves” EP

Em George is a soulful singer-songwriter from beautiful Sydney and became interested in songwriting after discovering the sounds of Stevie Nicks, Lou Reed, The Beatles and Leonard Cohen. She is here with her latest EP called ”Wolves” and this hits the highest of heights.

This is the sophomore EP from Em George after her self-tilted release from 2016 and this is like floating in a happy dream. Em’s vocals are so stunning as she effortlessly dazzles on this new EP.

Australia’s Em George reminisces about her recently passed grandmother on ”Fight” as she was such an important influence on her life. This is all about believing in your inner self and accepting who you are and never giving up despite the odds. This song has such an indie american-folk vibe to it and is puts you in a mellow zone.

Wolves” has a bouncy start to it as we are taken on a journey with with the powerful lyrics and earthy melodies. Em’s powerful voice is on full display here as she lays it on all the line.

Light Comes In” is probably my favorite song off the new EP. I like how Em George is so honest lyrically and I want to hear and understand every word coming about of her mouth. This is about bringing that light back into your soul and replenish your heart.

America” is such a road trip song it’s uncanny. I imagine listening to this while starting out the window of a train while travelling far. There is a more somber mood here as we get lots on the daydream from Em’s sumptuous vocals.

Open Road’‘ is a terrific way to end off the EP as it’s more acoustic and dreamy. This is all about just going for it and moving from that same dusty town. Is it worthwhile or should you move to fresh views?

Sydney’s Em George is in top form on this dreamy indie folk masterclass. I love how controlled her voice is and you can feel her magnificent songwriting is just getting better and better. She is one to watch and ”Wolves” EP is a fantastic release in 2020 as our souls need desperate healing.

Stream this incredible talent here on her Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian Alt-Pop artist Anna Weatherup effortlessly impresses on ”Climb”

Pokolbin in New South Wales in Australia is the home of the effortlessly talented Alt-Pop artist Anna Weatherup. The Townsville-born singer-songwriter is back with her new visuals for the single ”Climb” and the video is magnificent.

From her beautifully intricate and vivid storytelling to her calming vocal style, Anna Weatherup, this is a real talent. Since she started singing at the tender age of 12, Anna has many single releases and also four studio albums to show for her efforts. This is a singer who is pushing hard to get her name out all over the world.

After a short stay on The Voice Australia, Anna has been busy writing and taking her music journey upwards. I am impressed with everything about this Australian singer-songwriter. ”Climb” is a fantastic track and the message is inspiring. Never stop climbing up in life and believing. Ever.

Stream this awesome video right here on Anna’s Youtube music page.

Click here for news on Anna plus upcoming live shows via Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australian pop artist Deonie sends through real message about snakes with debut ”Karma”

Deonie is a young Australian pop star in the making. She effortlessly launches her career in the wild music world with her stunning debut ”Karma”. This is a singer who has a flawless voice and is set for huge things.

Karma” is a pop journey all about having your heart broken and feeling that you have been with a real snake. Someone who has made up stories to be cool and now the lies are catching up to them. This is a real story and a true tale that many of us have had to ensure at some point in our lives. She sings with such meaning and you believe every word.

I love the smooth beat here as it compliments Deonie’s voice with precision production that is perfect. ”Karma” is an absolute winner for 2020 and hopefully this young singer goes from strength to strength.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Melbourne’s Marshall Stannus steps up to new level with ”Euphoria”

Your heart is lonely all the time and it feels like you are stepping into quicksand all the time. You aren’t too sure what is wrong and can’t quite work it out. Your friends are not really there for you and you know you need new ones. The world feels like a blur and deep down you know that something needs to change. Otherwise you will constantly be in this bad state.

After reviewing ”Springbreakers” from Marshall Stannus recently I was delighted to hear the new track ”Euphoria” from this incredible talent. This Australian singer rips through with real lyrics and cutting edge beats. Marshall writes so well and from the heart. He touches on how he really feels and being lonely is such common theme unfortunately.

Euphoria” is a quality new song that certainly lives up to expectation. This is a top track from Marshall Stannus and he has a huge future. The Australian artist is slowly getting new fans and will surely hit the big time in 2021.

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Click here to the Soundcloud link now to hear this track.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Australia’s April And The Drift deliver illuminating jazzy-reggae 2020 soundtrack with ”Garbage Rules”

April And The Drift is a spellbinding singer-songwriter with a life long dedication to elevating her majestic music skill set and the results are gift wrapped with delicious jazzy blues reggae treats. The songwriter who was born and raised in Copenhagen is so honest and showcases her voice splendidly here. Teaming up with multi-talented lead guitarist and pianist Fidel Carmona, the duo primarily go the organic route. They utilize natural instruments that slide straight through your sensitive soul.

With a horror theme park sound to begin this masterpiece- this marks the year that is 2020. Unfortunately garbage leadership is holding back the world right now and the stench is quite horrifying. Luckily April And The Drift send through a jazzy-reggae and soul-pleasing song to make us all happy inside our weary brains.

April’s sultry, sensual but always classy vocals mixed with the ska reggae vibes adds a shoulder hugging song that rises above all pettiness on ”Garbage Rules”.

This is a marvelous soundtrack that keep your energy up with lots to think about. Australian based April And The Drift highly impress here and this is one of the best songs of the year by far. Rubbish dominates right now but times are changing. Mount Glorious is how high this sound elevates me.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen