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2077: Berlin’s Mezolozyde follows The Call and escapes from the dark forces

With a rather fascinating energy which will either stun or inspirit many, Mezolozyde sends our spines into shiver overload on the superb new single to turn up loud, The Call.

Mezolozyde is a Berlin, Germany-based indie alternative industrial rock project who slices massive holes into unassuming ears with a heavy presence.

The Call” is the name of the second single and builds on Mezolozyde’s first video clip. Connecting stories and elements taken from the lyrics, it reveals a futuristic and dystopian version of Berlin in the year 2077. Introducing a potential villain, a mysterious woman, the viewer notices that EzZe is being chased. They then travel with him through the hidden parts of this dark gritty future Berlin while at the same time taking in its glamorous and flashing facade. Once again the music video is directed by Martin Pedreira.” ~ Mezolozyde

Shaking our core and taking things into a movie-like experience, Mezolozyde shows us deep into the German mindset and navigates us into a rather scary and controlling world.

The Call from Berlin, Germany-based indie alternative industrial rock act Mezolozyde is a scintillating sizzler which might awaken those sleepy eyes to see the truth. Giving us a rather thrilling track to be amazed at, this is a look into the future. A scary look too. An exploration into what is possible. A reality check for anyone who hasn’t seen the evil which is possible, if wickedness wins.

Slam your ears in something different on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Underhill West Interview on A&R Factory: Mission through the galaxy

The much-loved and vibrantly appealing pop duo from Greece, Underhill West, sat down with us recently to slice it up music-wise. They tell us about their new release Mission, performing prolifically and delighting us with warm and groovy memories.

Hello there Underhill West. Thank you for joining us today. First, how has the start of the year begun for you and which town can we find you in today?

Underhill West: Hello, Happy New Year, and thank you very much for having us! The start of the year finds us resting from the 3-gigs-in-a-row in the last days of 2022. We are in Thessaloniki, Greece, right now discussing business about our new album; Mission.

Please tell us all about your latest release and explain the creative process.

Underhill West: Our latest release is a concept album called Mission; with eight powerful and atmospheric tracks that engage you in an allegorical story of a character in a dystopian future society being chased by a massive corporation addressing today’s social issues. This album might be the first part of a trilogy of albums. We had so much fun jamming and discussing concepts in the studio and then producing with tapes, 808s and all kinds of retro gear to achieve this warm yet edgy sound of this project. Nevertheless, having good friends and incredible artists doing voice acting is what took this project to the next level!

How did the act start and who is all involved?

Underhill West: We started as students back in 2005, writing our own stuff even then and playing rock covers in live gigs, mostly in our hometown Xanthi. Except for Michael and Tasos, who are the two current members, a few other members were involved in playing keyboards and bass. We’ve lived the classic band thing; to the fullest before we became a duo!

How would you describe your sound?

Underhill West: Our sound is warm, groovy and saturated, like a favourite childhood VHS movie from today’s point of view. We adore creating mind-blowing soundscapes and fitting them into two-minute-radio-friendly songs.

What’s the wildest thing you have ever seen at a gig or music festival?

Underhill West: They are so much! The latest we can recall is somebody going out of the venue and buying us a cake (!!!) that then let us side-stage as a present. That felt so pleasing after the gig. Another one was performing in front of an English audience when Queen Elizabeth II passed away and got a request to dedicate a song to Her Majesty. We performed Leonard Cohens Hallelujah and everybody got emotional. Music is so powerful!

What do you have planned for the rest of 2023?

Underhill West: We are currently working on presenting Mission; live. We want to deliver this album’s energy and vibe on stage and perform it everywhere we are welcome! Festivals and live stages mostly. Also, writing and recording the rest of the story that Mission; introduced is challenging, and we can’t wait for that process too!

Last, what do you hope changes in the music industry to make it better for fans, industry professionals and artists alike?

Underhill West: As fans of globally well-known artists, we see that music being pushed by the music industry is hitting a plateau right now artistically. Concepts are getting repetitive and more nostalgic without any suggestions for the future of music. The bottom-up system of indie artists having the freedom to upload their songs on platforms seems to include very promising suggestions. Still, it needs scouting and amplification to get to the public. We hope people involved in the music industry evaluate all kinds of music out there impartially to expand the vibrations that the world needs right now. This is how The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa got to the public. In the beginning, there were no filters and terms of the agreement. We are optimistic. The new generation understands how art differs from its business part. We serve music to go the world forward; we aren’t being served by music.

Listen up to their new music on Spotify. See more news via IG.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

Timothy and the Apocalypse shocks our minds alive with the incredible ‘Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian – 9 Theory Remix’

Bringing us a trippy venture that shall take your mentality away from all worries like a flick of a switch, Timothy and the Apocalypse skillfully soothes over all the deterioration your mind has taken during these pandemic fueled times with the glossy gem that is, ‘Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian – 9 Theory Remix‘.

Timothy and the Apocalypse is a Sydney, Australia-born electronic artist and music producer who has recently signed to Mass Experience Records.

His latest works, Ethereal Event dazzles with a distinctive production style that leaps across genre boundaries like psychedelic, dystopian film soundtracks, rave, drum and bass and soul, are among the influences that inspire Timothy’s songs. It’s like screaming along the freeway channel surfing the radio to random stations, yielding a unique head-bopping tune every time.” ~ Timothy and the Apocalypse

Gracing us with something rather monumental and skilled beyond comprehension to us mere mortals, Timothy and the Apocalypse is one of the most exhilarating electronic acts in 2022 and is clearly made for the massive stages.

Adventures of a Nymphoid Barbarian – 9 Theory Remix‘ from Sydney, Australia-born electronic artist Timothy and the Apocalypse is such a smooth experience that will shave the hair off your arms without even feeling it. There is a master at work here who seems to effortlessly glide so calmly into our awaiting ears, as we have our previously grumpy moods clicked back into a happy format. This is a single to put on loud when you need to get away from any negativity when only positive vibes are needed to restore order again.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more info on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

8udDha bl0od – !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5: Cinematically Dystopian Scuzz-Laden Psych Rock

!n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5 is the recently released cinematically dystopian single by Brighton-based musician 8udDha bl0od. At least, that’s how it starts.

As the aural doom starts to clear, the ring of the distorted guitars gets sharper while the energy in the mix amplifies through the tribally percussive beats which start to manifest in the mix.

With !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5, 8udDha bl0od proved that harsh discordant psychedelic scuzz has always had the capacity to be entrancing. Who knew?

No one does progressive tracks like 8udDha bl0od. No matter how many times we delve into his Machiavellian ingenuity, we’re always left psyched. Pun intended.

You can listen to !n57.:.j.:.M: Di0nY5U5 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast