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Berlin’s KOLLISION rock out with speaker-busting force on Provinz

Provinz by Kollision

With a pulsating sound that smashes a hole in the window and gets the birds flying away rather quickly, KOLLISION is at their powerful best, with a truly awe-inspiring display on their new single, Provinz.

KOLLISION is a Berlin, Germany-based alternative rock/post-grunge duo who sing in both German and English and are inspired by legends such as Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots.

Right now we are enjoying ourselves playing shows after all lockdown restrictions have been finally lifted.” ~ KOLLISION telling us about their relief that live music is back

Shaking our ears and core alive like we haven’t felt for years, KOLLISION wreaks havoc with a forceful display that includes illuminated vocals, which will wake you up rather quickly. Loud and proud, fierce and brilliant, this is a band who might snap a few guitar strings as they belt out an anthem for those who love it heavy.

Provinz from the Berlin-based alternative rock/post-grunge duo KOLLISION is the type of single that we all needed to hear today. Sung in German and showing us they are a force to be reckoned with, as they powerfully guide us into a land that has a mosh pit ready for anyone who needs to forget all their worries away. Good music does that, you see.

Open up the windows and blare this loud on Bandcamp while scrolling through their Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hummana shows stunning elegance on the culture-rich single CARGA (Burden)

With such a beautifully mood-transforming essence and meticulous care to keep a vital creative movement alive forever, Hummana is rather spellbinding in a superb song to close your eyes with as your mind is finally set free on CARGA (Burden).

Led by the brave Cristina Vieira, Hummana is a Berlin, Germany-based Madeira Island-born Portuguese indie music project who is on a mission to keep the incredible culture of a homeland awake no matter what.

Cristina grew up in the Island’s unique cultural landscape with influences from Portugal, Northern Africa and Northern Europe. She was immersed in the traditions of the island that, nowadays, are quickly disappearing.” ~ Cristina Vieira

Searching for an updated approach to popular poetry and the traditional Madeiran Songbook while never losing its real authenticity, Cristina Vieira and Hummana shall have you wondering why music can’t be as pure as this all the time. Showing so much pride for being a part of a community that is so special, there is an ear-warming effort to appreciate for its fine artistry.

Vocally outstanding and with an ensemble of the highest quality musicians possible, this is a song that shall find you feeling so replenished.

The music of Madeira is simple and wise. It speaks of the pillars of life. It is work-music that is being played to the rhythm of the manual labour that forged the lives of the people of the island. It is also the music with which the Islanders have expressed love, grief and joy.” ~ Hummana

CARGA (Burden) from elegant Madeira Island-born singer-songwriter Hummana is one of the most illuminating songs of the year so far. With important cultural implications attached, this is an immense anthem that shows us all that if you are doing things for the right reason, it usually works out for the best. Great music heals after all.

Watch this new music video on YouTube and see more stories on their Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Graceful Berlin-based artist Raluca is quite scintillating on her excellent new single Thunder

With a wonderfully deep lyricism that reached the bottom of our soul on her previous single, Could IRaluca shows us her incredible talents yet again on the leaving-heart breakup infused single Thunder.

Raluca is a classically trained Berlin, Germany-based indie pop singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist who has Romanian blood flowing within her veins.

She writes and sings about identity, love, the weight of loss and the possibility of new beginnings. Basically of life, with all facets. The result is energetic, yet at times soothing. Easy and deep at the same time. A blend of darkness and light given a voice.” ~ Raluca

Produced by David Nichols, Raluca urges us all to swiftly avoid those ghastly ghosts amongst us who don’t feel anything at all. For your precious heart’s sake, it’s best to hide away before your valuable shine is stolen forever by someone who just wants to use you as they see fit.

Thunder from the multi-talented Berlin, Germany-based indie pop singer-songwriter Raluca is a call to be left alone forever from a former lover who just wanted quiet away from that sapping energy. Courageous to the core and featuring striking vocals that will burn slowly on your ears, this is a single performed so majestically by a truly talented artist.

Check out this fine new single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

mære feels so helpless when the new smile shakes her spirit awake on, ‘Pretty Crash’ (feat. gau)

Showing us a whole new person on a rather mysterious original project, mære leads us into her inventive mind that has found someone different to the rest, who has stopped her suddenly on ‘Pretty Crash(feat. gau).

mære is a Berlin, Germany-based indie-pop/alt-RnB artist and music producer with a superbly creative mind that takes you into her vividly emotive harmonies.

”For this project took on the identity of Cee, writing and producing tracks with a crew of international artists and collaborators.” ~ mære

Displaying a rather enchanting sound that grips your soul into this picture presented, mære navigates us through this intriguing performance that shall mesmerise each listener, as we are electrified to the core by an artist who makes the type of underground music you can’t help but appreciate.

The project was born from Cee’s (who never shows their face, hidden by a mask) desire to reflect and play with issues such as identity and image through the collective, and the willingness to confront and embrace the musical genres that helped them through a very difficult time.” ~ mære

Pretty Crash(feat. gau) from Berlin, Germany-based indie-pop/alt-RnB artist and music producer mære is one of those particularly thought-provoking tracks that have your mind swirling in this cinematic-like adventure. Her vocals are so uniquely ear-piercing, that shall have you closing your eyes and imagining this striking moment when everything swiftly changed even if you knew it might not work out long-term.

When you meet that special human, your heart tells you what to do, and it’s up to you from there.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Berlin’s Doruk Doyran shows the emotions leading to the unknown ‘Voyage’

After setting the scene with a supremely intricate start that has you gazing far into the distance, Doruk Doyran grabs our attention with an instrumental arrangement for the ages on, ‘Voyage‘.

Doruk Doyran is an indie musician, model, actor and scriptwriter based in thriving Berlin, Germany and composes music for movies, series and more.

The song is a reflection of the inner world of a voyager as he begins and pursues his journey, which leads to the unknown. First part is cherishing and the innocent excitement, second part is dwelling in the abyss and becoming one with your surroundings and the last part is surviving in the unknown.” ~ Doruk Doyran

Bringing us something rather spellbinding that has been wrapped tightly with a coat of mesmerising varnish to uncover, Doruk Doyran has made a track that shall have you completely hypnotised and ready for that time when you can travel to a whole new place you can’t wait to explore.

Voyage‘ from the Berlin, Germany-based indie musician, model, actor and scriptwriter Doruk Doyran is a gripping song that shall grip your core and take you into this thrilling story about all the emotions that transpire when you go into a new part of the world. Your heart will probably beat at an unfathomable speed – as we are taken into this compelling track – that has been made by a true master of his craft.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

JKLN shows us the tears and blood that have spilt onto the terrorized streets with, ‘Welcome to Ukraine’

As the undeserved slaughter continues when the shaken world needed peace and understanding instead of terrifying carnage, JKLN has dropped a song that should shock many who are still wondering why this happened with her latest release, ‘Welcome to Ukraine‘.

JKLN (pronounced Jacqueline) is a Kyiv, Ukraine-born, Athens, Greece-raised, Berlin, Germany-based indie electronic artist and music producer.

Combining deep and dark electronic dance productions with dreamy pop-inspired vocals JKLN has crafted a sound that blurs the lines between different musical worlds.” ~ JKLN

With a menacing tone that seems to somehow take you onto the battlefield to witness the sad destruction, JKLN is rather magnificent with a powerful performance that shall have your heart palpitating with fear as you imagine the absolute butchery that has taken place without cause.

Welcome to Ukraine‘ from Berlin, Germany-based indie electronic artist/music producer JKLN is a thunderous release that is packed with mystery and a heavy beat that shall awaken you rather quickly. This Ukraine-born artist has understandably been affected by the current war and sends us an epic soundtrack, to invite us inside the despair that has killed and displaced millions who deserved much better.

Showing us her music progression that has reached a world-class level, this is a reminder that the world isn’t fair sometimes but through music, we can understand the story a bit better if we open up our ears.

Hear this top new single on Spotify and see more on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tara C Taylor feels the electric energy from the sweaty crowd on, ‘Love Machine’

Looking into those crystal blue eyes that have her attention firmly inside the soul of that sweet lover who makes her heart shudder excitedly, Tara C Taylor returns with a steamy song that feels like is from another era and is called, ‘Love Machine‘.

Tara C Taylor is a Winnipeg, Canada-born indie electronic/acoustic singer-songwriter who is currently residing in bustling Berlin, Germany, and sings with that extra exuberance you are only born with.

Tara’s songs tell stories about lust & love, politics and the many journeys in life.” ~ Tara C Taylor

At her passionate best and seducing the airwaves with her sultry vocals, Tara C Taylor sends a supreme shockwave through our shaking vertebrae and doesn’t stop entertaining with an electric display.

Love Machine‘ from ’80s fused Canadian indie singer-songwriter Tara C Taylor is one of those romantic sizzlers that gets you into the mood to look deep into the eyes of that special human you feel is right for you. Sung with her trademark class and a soothing aura that sends your mind into a romantic place, this is a breathtaking display made with a real edge.

If you’re after a song that alters your mood and gets you thinking deeply about that intended love who you have your eye on, this is definitely the track for you to play loud and proud.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Berlin’s Close to Monday impresses yet again with the incredible new single, ‘Together’

After a huge breakthrough year where they entered multiple charts and gained the traction they were looking for, Close to Monday show us their fresh direction and start off 2022 with a hypo-progressive synthpop style with their new single, ‘Together‘.

Close to Monday is a highly entertaining Berlin, Germany-based electro-synthpop duo who formulate a riveting blend of stunning music that warms the heart.

2021 was a very productive and bright year for “Close to Monday”. Their album “Interference” almost immediately entered the TOP10 of the German Alternative Charts and was there for 8 weeks in a row.” ~ Close to Monday

With a super effort that might be one of their finest releases to date, Close to Monday gravitate towards the top and show us into a world that has you in an honest state as you reflect on what you really need from your partner during this wild journey called life.

Together‘ from Berlin, Germany-based electro-synthpop duo Close to Monday, is the superbly-projected single of waiting for that special person to join you – and hoping that you can keep things simple – while holding hands and looking into the sky as one. With an always-evolving beat that makes you appreciate their progression, this is a scintillating single which bound to be put on loud when you let it simmer sweetly into your hungry soul.

Being together with someone who is ready to elevate you, will certainly have you feeling that this life is all worth it.

Listen to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hiding Inside: Berlin’s Close to Monday tells us the story of the ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

After uncovering that much-needed exit from their thrilling last single named ‘Split‘, Close to Monday return with an honest story about that mysterious ‘Blue-Eyed Boy‘.

Close to Monday is a Berlin, Germany-based synthpop duo who performs with a dance edge that gets you off your feet and onto that sweaty party floor again.

2021 was a very productive and bright year for “Close to Monday”. Their album “Interference” almost immediately entered the TOP10 of the German Alternative Charts and was there for 8 weeks in a row.” ~ Close to Monday

On a dazzling soundscape that seems to have you automatically locked into their visually advanced track, Close to Monday show us why they have been so successful this year with another ear-popping delight. There is much to delve into here, with a vocalist who only seems to become more self-enlightened lyrically after each release.

Blue-Eyed Boy‘ from the exhilarating Berlin, Germany-based synthpop/electronic duo Close to Monday, is the final release from 2021 by this fast-rising outfit. They perform with such an exuberant ambience that comprises a bass-dropping beat refilled with enthralling melodies, that includes a dazzling singer who shines so brightly. This is an attention-catching single filled with the story, of that boy who went out on stage and no matter if he spoke the truth or not, the crowd didn’t really seem to care.

Listen to this tremendous new single via Spotify and follow their travels on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

What They See: Moves Johnson brings us a groovy gem to learn from with ‘Everybody Knows’

Self-produced at the SAE studios in Berlin, Moves Johnson reminds us that it’s downright pointless to try and disguise what you are doing as ‘Everybody Knows‘.

Moves Johnson is a Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist, teacher, record producer, and sound engineer who is a well-established figure and known worldwide.

Moves is the narrator and protagonist for the 2021 documentary “Finding Myself”, a short film about the realities of life as a full-time musician. He is also the co-host of the podcast Artists Under Construction, a YouTube-based series offering techniques and strategies for aspiring artists to improve their own careers.” ~ Moves Johnson

Featuring a well-liked natural ambience that has you completely uplifted and ready for more knowledge, Moves Johnson sends us a candid message of life that most people haven’t even comprehended behind their blinkers. He performs like someone who has really lived and is straight to the point without being overbearing, on a funky track that will have your smile beaming brightly.

Everybody Knows‘ from the multi-talented Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist and record producer Moves Johnson is a superb song with a really tasty bounce that keeps you utterly captivated the entire way through. This is the story about keeping things chilled and avoiding being paranoid in those big moments – as there are so many people with sharp eagle eyes – who know what you are getting up to behind the curtain anyways.

Listen to this new single on Spotify and see more movements on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen