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Windows Up: Christopher Hurst knows he is the only competition on Picture Me

Blowing smoke to the blues and keeping his motivated attitude, Christopher Hurst is at his gritty best as he steers us through the mentality needed to succeed on Picture Me.

Christopher Hurst is a Phoenix-based Boston-raised indie hip hop artist who keeps things as raw as possible on each of his trailblazing

Thriving with so much intent and guiding us through this cinematic-like story to reminisce with, Christopher Hurst cuts through the past and smiles into the future where all his dreams await. Pulsating throughout and forcing many chills to appear all over our naked spines, we find ourselves meshed inside a proper story stuffed with lessons for us all to learn from.

Picture Me from Phoenix-based Boston-raised indie hip hop artist Christopher Hurst is an introspective track with a heat-filled missile to rocket rather swiftly into. Dusting off the haters and showing us he will survive no matter what, this is an honest song which will strike the heart of many.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Boston pop duo Blue Doll feels like the time is now to escape this broken love permanently on None The Wiser

Fellow EP by Blue Doll

After keeping their music hidden from the world and only available if you were one of their inner circle of friends, Blue Doll guides us inside a poignant story that will give you goosebumps all over your body on None The Wiser.

Blue Doll is a Boston, Massachusetts-based indie-pop duo who are close friends and have decided that now is the time to show the world their intimate creations.

Kendall and Steve first crossed paths at college orientation in 2007… but the inspiration to collaborate wouldn’t fully strike until they were about to graduate with their degrees in Music Business in 2011.” ~ Blue Doll

Guiding us into an emotional story that shows us a body-shaking moment when you suddenly realized you were alone in keeping a relationship alive, Blue Doll is supremely sincere and embraces our hearts with an affectionately made release that is laden with serene beauty at every corner.

Showing us deeply inside that precise realization when you knew you needed to get out before your soul was crushed forever, this is an honest song that so many shall unfortunately relate to.

None The Wiser from Boston, Massachusetts-based indie-pop duo Blue Doll is a tenderly made story from the heart. With a superb vocal ambience and a lovely production that will strike you deep inside your soul, this is an anthem for anyone who knew that it was time to walk away from something once so joyous, but now so shattered.

When you feel you’re being used for your kindness, it’s time to close the door for good.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’ve Become Lonely Again: Shriya senses that a desolate state of mind is coming on strangers on saturn

With a simply exquisite and articulate intelligence that might cause your whole body to shiver in delight, Shriya just wants to feel safe again from all the scary cauldrons that can burn up your innocence with strangers on saturn.

Shriya is a 14-year-old Boston, USA-born indie alt-dark pop singer-songwriter and music producer who is massively inspired by the legends Billie Eilish and Lorde.

Her lyrics stem from the inspiration of both her personal experiences, as well as her observations of the world around her.” ~ Shriya explaining her inspirations in the music process

Delighting our frayed earlobes with a truly astonishing performance, Shriya is an extraordinarily gifted voice in a seemingly unwelcoming world that can freeze your precious soul if you aren’t too careful.

Her songwriting roots date back to when she was 8 years old and picked up a pencil to write her very first song with her sister.” ~ Shriya opening the door and showing us how she first got started

strangers on saturn from Boston, USA-born indie alt-dark pop singer-songwriter and music producer Shriya is a wonderful track from a young artist who displays maturity way beyond her age. Sung with a gaze up to the stars and knowing that the temptations below can truly break your spirit if you walk down the wrong path, leading us into her mindset at this precise moment.

Sometimes it’s better to dream than be with the wrong people who can lead you astray.

Listen up to this tremendous talent on Spotify and see more news on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dead Of Night: Boston-based rockers Canyons and Locusts shows us inside the Night of the Locust

Roll The Dice by Canyons and Locusts

Steaming through the airwaves with a high-speed release from their recent 10-track album Roll The Dice, Canyons and Locusts return with a raw display to mosh with all evening on their latest single Night of the Locust.

Canyons and Locusts are a Boston, Massachusetts-based alternative noise-rock duo who seem to have rocket fuel simmering inside their veins.

Their recording process took formative conversations between two cities to one studio in Boston where they dug in, found the essence of each song, and then brought it loudly to life.” ~ Canyons and Locusts

Brimming with a confident edge to tell your mates about, Canyons and Locusts are in formidable form and shake our souls awake with an authoritative performance that is quite superb and rather menacing at times.

Night of the Locust from Boston, Massachusetts-based alternative noise-rock duo Canyons and Locusts is a supreme production that is filled with intensity, a real drive, and a hugely desirable output. They are an electric outfit and show us that underground music is certainly where it’s at on this dynamic release. Laced with an ear-tingling vocal effort to turn your head and a delightful energy, this is a track to get excited about.

You will want to turn this one on loud. Neighbors beware.

Listen up to this vibrant tune on Bandcamp and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Slick Like An Arriviste: Boston rockers Viruette drives us into the little life lost on debut single Viruette

Guiding us through this soul-sucking world that can force your sweet heart to mumble in pain, Viruette impresses on their debut release that might have you clicking repeat on Viruette.

Viruette is a powerful 3-piece Boston, Massachusetts-based indie Anglo-American bro rock band who recently all met on Craigslist.

It’s a story about the loss of youth and how the passage of time coarsens us and makes us ugly.” ~ Harry from Viruette giving us further insight into the vision of this fine track

Bringing us into a place in time that could have scars attached which could be painful to picture again, Viruette are the new kids on the block that everyone should take a listen to. Their sound is made for massive festivals and sold-out arenas, that are packed with energetic rock fans who just want to find new heros to believe in.

Viruette from 3-piece Boston, Massachusetts-based Anglo-American bro rock band Viruette is a rip-roaring display of irresistible vitality that shall get you jumping up and down like it was your birthday. They have a tight bond and show us their electric combination, which is a rather splendid listen. Soaring with passion and intricate lyrics, that might stop and make you think about time and what it actually does to our souls.

Sometimes you just need to look back and wonder if you have actually taken the right path in this game called life.

Turn the fellas up on Spotify and see where they head to next on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Back When: Monica Whitlock misses that sweet romance on JACK+ROSE

Helping us all to release and decompress from this traumatic world, Monica Whitlock never wanted to be rescued as she intensely feels that tragic ending that has her heart rather sad on the spellbindingly brilliant JACK+ROSE.

Monica Whitlock is a 25-year-old Boston, USA-based queer, black, autistic singer-songwriter who makes music that is deep in meaning and true in substance.

Her music focuses on finding and using her voice to express her experiences with healing from mental health challenges, racism and the impact of rape culture.” ~ Monica Whitlock

Wishing that her body could swim farther out into those chilly waters, to be together again, Monica Whitlock sends us one of the most memorable songs so far this year. There is a vocal excellence on offer which might stretch your spine back into place, into that about-to-catch-you moment all the way to the ending.

JACK+ROSE from Boston, USA-based indie alternative singer-songwriter Monica Whitlock is a Titanic-fueled single made of the highest quality. That I-will-follow-you to that twin bed that always felt so special aura is such a treasure to hear warmly remembered into that moment when it all froze up. Too quickly. Everything changed. Forever.

Sometimes the ending isn’t what you wanted.

Listen up on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Viennese School spins a histrionic tale in his roots revivalist triumph, Dr. Irving

There is your average indie rock nostalgic peddler, and then there’s the Boston-based originator, The Viennese School, with their hauntingly archaic reinventions of American roots, folk, and gospel.

Their self-titled debut LP, featuring the standout single, Dr. Irving, tells the parallel stories of an army doctor, their brother soldier and the demise of a student found beneath a frozen river. You’re pulled into the narrative as much as the Avant Garde soundscape, featuring spacey psychedelic synthetics, old-school crooned vocals, blues rock solos and almost pornographically warm saturated analog tones.

Something is evidently in the Bostonian water if it bred The Viennese School as well as Amanda Palmer, who runs in the same histrionic direction as the artful innovator. What Ryan Murphy is to the small screen, The Viennese School evidently is to the airwaves. We’re officially obsessed.

Dr. Irving is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

laceleaf slows everything down to satisfying levels of common sense on ‘Stay’

Released from LA/NYC indie label I’m Into Life Records, laceleaf is in enticing form with a single from their 10-track debut full album ‘Richie‘ with a song that will appease the heart called, ‘Stay‘.

laceleaf is a Boston, Massachusetts-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie alternative pop duo who performs a nostalgic sound that has you visualizing about a different time altogether.

While frequenting the Allston DIY scene, Adam and Ethan moved into an apartment of their own where they began making music of their own- a mellow fusion of pop melodies from the early 2000s’ juxtaposed with the patience of 90s’ slowcore.” ~ laceleaf

Dailing down the excess of extra thoughts that make planning life so hard to stomach when your belly is so anxious, laceleaf leads us down the cosy path that might set you free from any stress that is so unnecessary for your precious soul.

Stay‘ from Boston, Massachusetts-born Los Angeles, California-based indie alternative pop duo laceleaf is a glorious love letter that simmers down the mad rush of life to a tranquil splash into the river. The vocals are so mellow and seem to brush off the heavy thoughts that certainly need to be less, with such an expert style that you might need to listen twice. Constructed with a supremely likeable production to cuddle with, this is a single to remember affectionately for its peaceful message of unity with your chosen partner.

Listen up to this new creation on Spotify and see the moves made on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Romanus doesn’t feel that important love from anyone currently on his emotional new visual, ‘I Need to Be Less Angry’

Comprehending that he needs to be more of a happy person who gazes innocently at rainbows daily rather than those moody thunderstorms, Romanus sends out one of the most candid singles you are likely to hear this year with his latest release, ‘I Need to Be Less Angry‘.

Romanus is a Boston, USA-based indie alternative singer-songwriter, fiction writer and music producer who makes the kind of music that forces you to think deeper than before you clicked play.

He makes music that sounds like Phoebe Bridgers got hit by a car driven by Radiohead.” ~ Romanus

Taking us into a startling perspective that has us wondering if we will ever return to a normal state of affairs again, Romanus drops a track that shows us what he is dealing with right now as his spirit feels so flat like a deflated basketball.

I Need to Be Less Angry‘ from the multi-talented Boston, USA-based indie alternative singer-songwriter and music producer Romanus is a mentally worrying single that should strike the fear right into our awestruck souls. With the world appearing to crumble and riots forming on the streets outside, this is a track that is rather reflective of current climates.

Lack of genuine love seems to be spreading like wildfire as our pandemic-fueled bodies hide away in fear, rather than joining up and holding a warm embrace to help our hearts heal again. Life without love is a sad world after all.

See the new visuals on YouTube and find out more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Boston-based songstress Elisabeth Waters knows that the tears can’t continue on, ‘No Good for You’

Knowing that she needs to reflect as her recent behaviour isn’t befitting the nature that she is deep inside her creative essence, Elisabeth Waters sings with a real insight into a situation that has spiralled way out of control with, ‘No Good for You‘.

Elisabeth Waters is a Boston, Massachusetts-based indie RnB/jazz solo singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and rollerblading enthusiast.

Since she was very young she sang and played instruments, including piano, flute, clarinet, and guitar, and wrote her first songs by the time she was 8 years old.” ~ Elisabeth Waters

Eloquently adjusting our mindsets to what it’s actually like to be in a toxic relationship that has taken to shark-bitten moody waters of no return, Elisabeth Waters reminds us that it’s okay to be totally frank with the world no matter what the consequences.

She attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in Jazz Composition.” ~ Elisabeth Waters

No Good for You‘ from Boston, Massachusetts-based indie RnB/jazz solo artist Elisabeth Waters is one of those singles that will undoubtedly shake your stomach and get you thinking extra to find out quickly, if you are with the right human or not. This is the refreshingly honest story of admitting that you could be better, albeit feeling like the games thrown your way unnecessarily didn’t help the situation at all.

Sung with a glorious presence by a skilled singer-songwriter who only seems to get better like fine wine, you shall be thinking a bit more than usual after sipping on this new track.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen