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Cellist extraordinaire Brianna Tam is quite exquisite on her memorable new release Eris

With her 4th single from the upcoming album called I AM, Brianna Tam is at her brilliant barefoot best with a toe-curling single of hypnotic proportions on her scintillating release, Eris.

Brianna Tam is a one-woman electric/classical cellist/looper who writes and records from her portable home studio with her loyal tabby kitty cat, Mr Gnocchi.

With a love for travel and adventure, Brianna now ventures throughout the Southeast, sharing her electric cello set with a wide variety of venues.” ~ Brianna Tam sharing more in-depth detail about her genuine passions

Brimming with mystique and flowing rather sensationally into our transformed earlobes with a world class soundscape that is Game of Thrones-like, Brianna Tam is at her skillful best with a dynamic display for the ages. Technically superior and sending our hearts pounding beyond previous levels of comprehension to revive all of our curious senses.

Inspired by the Greek goddess who shares the same name, is an all cello epic composition that begins as a depiction of controlled chaos, and then gradually transforms into a ruthless illustration of overwhelming discord.” ~ Brianna Tam describing the vision for her latest single

Eris from the magnificent Greensboro, North Carolina-based electric/classical cellist/loop artist Brianna Tam is an outstanding anthem for those who love meaningful instrumental music. She builds up the tension which will cause your whole body to be lifted into her world, only for us to be jolted awake by a rising great.

This is a rather special experience that might change your entire perspective, as we are taken into a fascinating universe by a remarkable artist who hasn’t even touched her prime yet.

Hear this gorgeous piece of work on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Good Vibes: San Diego band King Whisker are at their terrific best on ‘Max and Tina’

After getting it done on their previously excellent single ‘Television‘, King Whisker get our feet tappin’ and our bodies all groovy with their last single named ‘Max and Tina‘.

King Whisker is a San Diego, California-based indie five-piece rock act who have used 2020 and 2021 to re-tool and re-imagine, get their ideal sound recorded, as they go for that exciting world domination.

”‘Instead of waiting around or having the ‘what could have been’ conversation, we took classes from Berklee, built or scrounged together whatever gear we needed, and got to work.’- King Whisker

Taken off their latest 10-track album ‘Relaxing With Aunt Janine‘, this is a catchy effort that will have you jiving along to the uplifting energies that flow deliciously from this expressive effort.

Max and Tina‘ from the electric San Diego, California-based indie rock act King Whisker, is a family-based single about having those fun times, with those special people that you love dearly. This is another top effort – from a highly creative act that only seem to make hit songs – that are highly original and packed full of wonderous vocals, plus wildly excellent melodies to swim happily into.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t pull me out: Pilot Run take on the monsters in ‘Haunted Head’

Pilot Run are back with some of that old school heavy bass guitar riff excellence, via their new single ‘Haunted Head‘.

Three-piece Colchester, Essex-based indie alt-rock band Pilot Run, came back from the darkness, to fly up above the cheering crowds once again.

Bruce, Craig and Matt all knew each other from years of playing in different band together and after a few years apart, they fused together again like they had never left each other’s side. They play that electric heavy-in-you-face (but never too much) type of marauding music-that flows into your veins and pumps the the blood thick and chunky-like a kick-drum start to rev up that eager engine.

This is that true story of waking up each day to the dead and not wanting to get pulled out of bed, to the unnecessary madness going on outside. The world is a scary place and its better to stay hidden away for now, until things calm down a bit and its safe again.

With a grungy punk feel that only adds to the incredibly hard sound that knocks your head into place after hearing so much plastic music with no core lately, this is a wake-up call if there ever was one. An anthem to the lost who need to be found, this is a proper band that have the heart and soul of a hungry lion, who roars into action when needed to take on the scary monsters in the world.

Haunted Head‘ from Essex three-piece alt-rockers Pilot Run, is that quality music that you knew you needed as something was missing. They put a guitar stamp on your mind and this is one of the most exciting releases yet in 2021.

Hear this brilliant single on Soundcloud and support their journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Neontown give us a party beat of love with new single ‘Electric’

Neontown show us their stuff on the party-filled beat that is all about love on ‘Electric‘.

Neontown is a pop duo based in Leeds in England. Jac and Aure are the creatives behind the exciting duo, and they are the writers, producers and performers of Neontown’s music. They both come from Italy and have a very similar background after meeting at University and they love making music together. This is a determined team and they shine here.

You have feelings for her so much and you just want to see her. You have gone out tonight and you are hoping that she is there too. After a while, you notice that she is and your stomach gets butterflies. This is the person that you like so much and you just want to dance and be happy. Will this work out and will there be sparks in the air?

Electric‘ from Neontown is a passionate song all about love and this is a great beat that grabs your attention. The Leeds duo get us dancing on this new track.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hypnova release ‘Stranger Things’ – Featuring DR King

While the world of stringed instruments is expansive and can satisfy curiosities and cravings of many types, it’s highly regarded that one of the most expressive accessories since the invention of the pick itself: the slide. They can be glass, brass and a whole lot else in between. Despite how beloved the sound can be, it’s generally reserved for luaus and country ballads, with little else taking advantage of the unique and unmistakable sound. Stranger Things by Hypnova finds featured vocalist DR King enjoying an electric pop song that’s lead by none other than a sliding hook that’s bound to get people moving in a way that they’ve never done before.

Aside from the excellent hook, Hypnova managed to keep a great beat and finds time for finely-mixed piano parts that underscore DR King’s soulful performance.  This is a brief track that doesn’t need to spend time exploring or evolving. It knows what it is and it delivers what the people want. This not only provides an excellent addition to our pre-gaming needs, but gives us two great names to follow (if we aren’t already). There’s plenty to look forward to as far as sounds from Hypnova and performances by DR King. Maybe we’ll even see more collaboration in the future. Stranger Things have happened…

-Paul Weyer