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Meeting aliens on the way home: ‘Close Encounter On The Road To Solva’ from Spurious Transients is a psychedelic tale of a strange meeting

Something Strange Came Out Of The Skies by Spurious Transients

The humming beat makes the hairs on your back stand up to attention, your neck shivers as you feel rather anxious all of a sudden. The sounds of mystery morphs into your body, and your heart starts to beat so much faster. ‘Close Encounter On The Road To Solva‘ from the earth-defying South West Wales Electronic-Psychedelia band Spurious Transients, is a new song that isn’t from our planet.

The eerily expressive vocals tell the story so vividly, the poetic style sticks in your mind as you wonder if you have also seen strangeness like this before. The words bite hard like a hungry lion, you are soon transported into this strange world, that is usually only in Hollywood movies. The details are so precise, drawing you in like a good story-teller does.

You get lost in the dark woods, the rustle in the song is constant as the harrowing beat gets you into a paranoid mood. Your heart is a bit scared and you peer outside the window quietly, just to make sure you are safe right now. The Welsh accent you hear shows the fear of this moment, and the details are so fascinating to hear, as you listen along to see how the story unfolds.

This strange occurrence is quite freaky at times as your breaths are short, this story too real to do anything else, Spurious Transients bring their original sound that is like none other on ‘Close Encounter On The Road To Solva‘. This is a ride that will get your heart beating extra fast, and is so uniquely genius.

Hear this mysterious story on their Bandcamp.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Music to get weird with: Bahbiss Cobb drops mysteriously exciting ‘Feeling Loopy’

Moonpie and Yum Yum by Bahbiss Cobb

With a fascinating start with many layers in intrinsic electronic sounds to wet the thirsty pallet, the gorgeous groove is soon woven into your tired brain and you enthusiastically gaze, and wonder out loud what this is all about. You like the vibe and close your eyes, forgetting all worries for a few minutes. Michigan’s Bahbiss Cobb are back with an EDM single to help us alleviate current life stress on ‘Feeling Loopy‘.

Bahbiss Cobb is the electronic music project of Eric Curry, and this style was made by mistake which makes it even better to listen to. Sometimes you greatest mistakes turn into your greatest wins, life is strange like that sometimes.

The thudding bass bellows through into your earlobes like a sudden thunderbolt as you get into the galaxy-gazing melody of this mysterious wonderland of a fantastically flavored juicy song. The concept is quite awe-inspiring as you get lost in the wormhole that has been created for us to enjoy with friends- who appreciate electronic sounds of splendor.

Feeling Loopy‘ is that song to get a bit weird to, to explore the mind and stare at the stars to and dance all night with. Alongside good friends, speakers alert and ready for the incredible busty beat that traps you in and won’t let go. Michigan’s Bahbiss Cobb found this style while making other types of music and for that, we are truly blessed. Music is all about creating your own lane, not following anyone else’s.

Turn off your worries via this song on Bandcamp and find out more about this electric act on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Trying to stay sane in 2020: California’s Natasha Pocket puts feelings into words on ‘Therapy Session (West Mix)’

A groovy and honest guitar-filled sound emanates from the speakers, as we are introduced to a sharp start with so much promise. California’s Natasha Pocket shows the growing frustration with this horrible year on the guitar-filled new single called ‘Therapy Session (West Mix)‘.

Encinitas, California based and full of real feelings that is all about this wild year. This is all about needing to express your feelings and getting to the bottom of that worrying slump that you want to get out of as soon as possible. A year that has made overthinking so much more prominent- due to all the time stuck inside.

With a flourishing Indie-Rock feel with a Lo-Fi base, there are so many lusty layers of solo’s here to keep us all happy. The vocal are quite sad and worrying as the year has taken its toll and some therapy is needed to work out what to do next.

Natasha Pocket’s Therapy Session (West Mix)‘ is a song that is so relevant in modern day times and the carefully curated message puts a thoughtful spin on everything before us. The world is really smokey right now so we all need someone to talk to, as bottling those feelings up only causes more heartbreak.

Hear ‘Therapy Session (West Mix)’ here on YouTube and support this artist here on their Bandcamp.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Northern California rockers Furlough Fridays open up the airwaves to quality music with ‘Quantum Leap’

TGIFF by Furlough Fridays

Northern California rockers Furlough Fridays open up the airwaves to quality music with ‘Quantum Leap‘, This is the type of song that you have been missing in your playlist and impresses on all fronts.

Known as the go-to alternative grunge rock group in their local area, this 4 piece are certainly a great listen. Some bands catch your attention right away and some don’t. After taking a break for 3 years in 2015 to re-energize, you feel the extra bit of motivation here and this hunger makes you like them even more, if that is even possible.

With a really raw sound, the biting bass line beasts through the creaking door and you feel the wave of life’s frustration gushing through like a powerful set of waves that drowns you for a few seconds. You feel the pain here and the cry for help, the world is so harsh right now and so many of us are sinking in the mucky mud of 2020. We are all gasping for that fresh air again as we wonder if this is all just a really bad dream.

Quantum Leap‘ from Furlough Fridays is a powerful rock song, full of strong vocals and guitar riffs that are highly impressive. This is a band that are showing their true sound, there is zero doubt that we are listening to a quality outfit here that knows who they are. This is a song to truly appreciate and to admire the haunting honesty.

Click here for the Bandcamp link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Slop’ from Australian band Horse Meat! is so authentic and deserves a listen

Horse Meat by Horse Meat!

Slop‘ from Horse Meat! is the self-confessed ugliest parts of new wave electro and the most fetching parts of post-punk, all combined to make the most intriguing effort of 2020 so far.

Melbourne, Australia must be proud of an act like this, they grab you so close and toy with you almost. This is about gaining respect, the air needs to change and the world needs to be so much kinder.

With the vivacious vocals written and performed by the outstanding Annie Fox, this is a whirlwind of a song that leaves you wanting more. Produced in the spare bedroom at Gooch St, the blends the cruelness of humanity and the beauty at the same time. An acclaimed feat indeed as so many issues face our world.

Slop‘ from Horse Meat! is a call for us to be better, do things with a meaning and be happy. The solos are so electric, the energy is striking, the beat keeps you in the loop always. The glassy sound is so different and you realize that this is an experience. Life is so vivid and this is an experience. A rare one of such genuine music in a toxic world with acid re-flux.

Click here for the Bandcamp link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Pulse Park rock the airwaves with the awesome ‘Apollonian Heart’

Pulse Park by Pulse Park

Psychoacoustic Noise-Pop band Pulse Park rock in with this fantastic new single called ‘Apollonian Heart‘.

The four men first met some time ago on an arctic expedition in Qikiqtaaluk/Canada and started learning their instruments during the long polar nights. These were ukuleles that they had traded dry fruits for at the Inuit. After introducing a breeding program for bowhead whales the band decided to sing about this experience. Songs about the cold, the dark, cod-liver oil and dinky arctic hares.

With an enthusiastic start, the scene is set on what is to come here from this fab band. The vocals are a bit hard to hear at first but perhaps that is the point here. The band want you to listen closely, take the sound in and feel the vibrations. I like how the bass line roars like a hungry lion cub, bursting for an adventure and probably food too.

Pulse Park warn us about daily consumption here and how its damaging the world. This is a fine song from this excellent band who’s music is easy to get lost in.

Click here for the Bandcamp link.

Head through to the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Michigan’s Josh Garvelink releases self-reflective indie-folk ”Boy Scout”

Boy Scout by Josh Garvelink

Josh Garvelink is an indie-folk singer songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is inspired by the acoustic styles of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell and the songwriting of Bruce Springsteen, Sufjan Stevens and more. Josh writes songs that combine the personal with storytelling, touching on spirituality, working class life, the big picture in the world and the small alike.

Boy Scout” is the latest release from this journeyman singer with much to offer the world. He sings with real pain and his honest stories resonate through the experience. Josh sings with regret of not learning how to be a sailor or boy scout. He perhaps wishes that he had that knowledge that all schoolchildren should learn.

This is a very soothing indie-pop song from the Michigan singer-songwriter who is in sterling form here on ”Boy Scout”. A deep track with lots of tailored stories that dig at our heart-strings. This young artist is slowly rising up and is a pleasure to listen to such well-crafted music.

Stream this new track via Bandcamp.

Get the gig info on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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”Livewire” by Redgrave Jones is a Trip-Hop jazzy journey for the ages

Luckiest Girl In The World by Redgrave Jones

You have always has a feeling that you are a bit of a trouble maker and can be temperamental. You are always straight to the point and people respect that. Being a live-wire can be tough and people expect you to be the life of the party. You are worthwhile and have a heart of gold.

Los Angeles in California is the home of the sultry-voice goddess of a musician, Redgrave Jones. I’m blown away on my chair listening to this single. I wish I could see her live with the band. Her voice transfixes me and I feel like she controls my every move while listening. Redgrave’s style is diverse and you can see that she is inspired by different genres.

Livewire” is taken from her ”Luckiest Girl In The World” EP from 2017. This is an incredible song with loads of trip-hop jazzy soul laced with a beautifully stunning bluesy bow-tie full of goodness. A dazzling effort here and I am excited to hear more from Redgrave Jones as she is such a tantalizing talent.

Stream this incredible track via Bandcamp right now.

Find out more about this LA artist on her Facebook page.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Julian Wild calms the world down and reminds us that ”Life’s Too Good to Waste”

The Brightroom Sessions, Vol. II by Julian Wild

Julian Wild is a soulful indie singer-songwriter from Washington, DC in the USA. I am so inspired by his music and am in such an thoughtful mood while writing this article about his new song. Julian’s voice is so pure and the guitar skills are absolutely magnificent. This is kind of music that is so rare these days.

Life’s Too Good To Waste” is taken from The Brightroom Sessions, Vol. II, released on the 1st May 2020. I feel like I’m sitting on a comfy beanbag at an intimate music festival listening to Julian. His voice is so authentic and his music so chilled with a raspy tone that sticks in your head. This song is all about being grateful and optimistic about life no matter what is going on.

Julian Wild sings about peace and love. This is the kind of music that is needed right now in a world full of hatred and division. He is the kind of musician that our youngsters need to hear so they know that there in a light at the end of the tumultuous tunnel.

To hear this very soothing song that I recommend for yoga and/or meditation go through to Bandcamp.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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California indie rock duo The Mulroys stimulate sadness with excellent ”I Don’t Want To Do This”

Splitsville by The Mulroys

With electrically shocked memories of previous relationships that ended like a beautiful summer. You sit back and remember the good times to see if they out way the bad elements. Like a skater falling off their board, you can’t stay on the ramp all the time. Sometimes, you know that you can’t do this for a minute further.

Formally known as Rollers, Singer-songwriter Erik Mullin and guitarist-songwriter TJ Royer are a formidable duo as The Mulroys and this new track is taken off 2020’s first full length album called Splitsville. Recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco and Oakland, this is a band to turn up loud. They wanted something extra so grabbed good friend and veteran rocker Mark Maiggard from Louis XIV on drums and Michigan’s own Chris Diener as bassist for the recording. You can hear the extra grand touch on ”I Don’t Want To Do This”.

The Mulroys exude confidence and have a blues tingled indie rock style that is a pleasure to listen to. On their new single ”I Don’t Want To Do This” the duo are on top form. The vocals are smooth and the guitar background creates a warm feeling despite the sad topic. This is older Americana Kings Of Leon vibes soaked with some warm Californian sunshine.

Head to Bandcamp for this terrific single from the US band with lots to offer.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen