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Sun-Pinned Leaves urges us all to return to that sweet 1967 ‘Summer Of Love’

With the entire world on a cheese board and ready to be sliced into tiny pieces by a grater of doom awaiting the call to action, Sun-Pinned Leaves reminds us that by holding hands and being closer than ever is actually the cure to all evil on ‘Summer Of Love‘.

Sun-Pinned Leaves is an award-winning Deal, England-based indie folk/Americana duo that has been assembled by the experienced Neil Faulkner and Christopher Brown.

Sun-Pinned Leaves’ 4th album ‘Rock ‘N’ Road’ blends a myriad of Americana music styles to narrate tales of aspirational journeys and destinations. Each track is the story of someone’s pursuit of tantalising goals via the concept of “the journey” often literally occasionally metaphorical.” ~ Sun-Pinned Leaves

After first writing songs together when they were in school back in the heyday of 1975, Sun-Pinned Leaves are rather magnificent with a gloriously sung and performed effort from a team who fuse like two friends who gel like glue when together.

Summer Of Love‘ from Deal, England-based indie folk/Americana duo Sun-Pinned Leaves is the message of hope that we all needed to witness right now. Call this a divine intervention if you like, or just a sterling track that Archer would be proud of, as your whole heart feels like you have just been kissed by an angel.

Quality music is here to help us see beyond the pesky noise-that has rattled the cool of so many-through the storm that shall surely end, but at what cost?

See this honest music video on YouTube and view more tidbits of inspiration via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bradford’s Red Shakes rattle our emotions alive again on their ‘Sad Teenager Song (Okay)’

Showing us that they know that things are mad right now as they take another sip, Red Shakes have dropped a track that is perfect to dance with as they bring us the true story of that ‘Sad Teenager Song (Okay)‘.

Created by Sam Da Silva, Red Shakes is a youthfully exuberant guitar-driven indie-rock band that resides in Bradford, England.

The songs are lyrically influenced by real-life experiences, British culture and growing up in the 21st century.” ~ Red Shakes

Impressing our enthralled earlobes with a dynamic display that shall get you calling your mates to see who is up for a razzle tonight, Red Shakes wakes up our souls with a new single that shows us an emerging act with an enormously entertaining vibrancy that is hugely infectious (in a good way).

Sad Teenager Song (Okay)‘ from the thrilling Bradford, England-based indie-rock band Red Shakes is a lively track from a bunch of passionate young lads who like making entertaining music. They revel under the lights here and show us that they will keep on carrying on with this fun lifestyle, even if they know that it’s a bit mental right now.

When you feel like you are invincible, anything is actually possible.

Listen up to this shooter-packed video on YouTube and see their progression develop on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leeds brothers The Dunwells show us that genuine romance is actually possible with their latest masterpiece, ‘This is Love’

Taking us into an enchanting world that is loaded with a wonderful romantic glow of hope, The Dunwells show us the light with their latest gem that shall set your cold heart free again on, ‘This is Love‘.

The Dunwells is a Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana brother band that are one of the most respected groups around and shows their undeniable class yet again.

The Dunwells have found favour with audiences across the world having toured extensively in USA, Europe and the UK as well as having supported artists including Mumford & Sons, Tom Jones, Scouting for Girls, Bryan Adams & Elbow on their UK tours.” ~ The Dunwells

Displaying a real grace and kindness that seems to be missing from modern-day society in many forms, The Dunwells are quite exceptional and return with another ear-warmer to change your mood and take you into a kiss-filled place of love.

The brothers have taken their ‘indie-folk’ roots to a new level, experimenting and underpinning many of the tracks with soaring, intricate and studiously interwoven electric guitar infusions.” ~ The Dunwells

This is Love‘ from Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana band The Dunwells is a majestic effort from two souls who are connected smartly as one, who has made a really special single here. The vocals are so smooth and sealed with that pacifying wind that helps you ease all worries away, with a song that might make your day a lot better.

Sometimes music is designed to heal, and we are blessed by a tremendous performance to truly embrace and never forget.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Oxford act Shaven Primates decimates those dark demons with inspiring single, ‘Answers’

After searching for help to rid the halls of those scary ghosts that can clutch onto you like poisonous sludge in the river, Shaven Primates join forces within and aim to heal from those mental scars which need to be remedied on ‘Answers‘.

Formed by Mark Elphinstone, Shaven Primates is an Oxford, England-based 5-piece dark-wave, art-rock, post-punk band. After a 17 year hiatus from music, Mark decided that he needed to fully heal from all the trauma from his tough childhood and has used music for therapy purposes, with results that are quite bone-tingling.

Our music is a narrative of human emotion and experience: fear, love and anger resonate through the orchestration, giving our audience a deeply cathartic release.” ~ Shaven Primates

Bringing us their vivid story to life while sending a groovy ear-booster with some aplomb, Shaven Primates show us that you can indeed retrain your mind and destroy all past memories that are holding you back from doing what you love in life.

Answers‘ from the Oxford, England-based band Shaven Primates, is a breaking-the-walls thunderbolt that gets your eyes to widen and your thoughts to break those rusty bars with your mind so you can regain control of your destiny. Blending in with dynamic forces that is almost superhero-like, this is a must-listen for all those who have suffered from disgraceful abuse growing up. Music heals if you join together with those who get it.

Hear this rocking new track on Soundcloud and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t Get Too High: Andy Quick manages to block out the distractions on the visuals for ‘Ninety Nine’

With a barrage of challenges to deal with as he merely tries to keep in shape, Andy Quick shows us that it is indeed possible to push down the walls and breakthrough into that peaceful place with his entertaining new single ‘Ninety Nine‘.

Andy Quick is a much-loved and award-winning Plymouth, England-based indie singer-songwriter who is known throughout the UK for his wild live shows.

Showing us why he is so respected all over the land with his sincere edge and calming vocals, Andy Quick has a splendid style that is like no other and he is on top form here with a really likeable new single. You feel so might lighter on your feet after listening to a mightily skilled artist who only seems to delight your soul after each one of his much-awaited releases.

Ninety Nine‘ from the extraordinarily exhilarating Plymouth, England-based musician Andy Quick is one of those music videos you just want to watch again and again as it’s almost guaranteed to give you a gigantic smile across your dial. There is a real message here of keeping your cool when you could easily heat up and melt from all the stress in this rather peculiar world.

Hear this terrific new single on YouTube and see more via his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mother And Child: Lara Eidi reminds us of the tender classic Christmas single with ‘Silent Night’

Taken off her brand new full album ‘A Very Eidi Christmas‘, Lara Eidi is quite terrific on her version of the well-known single that ushers in the ‘Silent Night‘.

Lara Eidi is a Lebanese/Canadian, Athens, Greece-born, London, England-based indie singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music teacher who blends in jazz, folk, and ethnic vocal stylings into the core of her beautiful melodies for us to feel reinvigorated by.

This is a highly detailed artist who turns to music when she is lost, as you feel her true love in her chosen craft through such sublime vocals that has your whole soul feeling so much calmer than before.

She discovered a love for music at an early age, attaining a keen interest in piano and singing and performed with the Greek National Opera Productions as a young chorister from the age of 11.” ~ Lara Eidi

Silent Night‘ from London, England-based indie singer-songwriter and Streisand-influenced Lara Eidi is a sweetly-sung single from a tremendously genuine artist. She has brought us a well-loved Christmas anthem back to life in her own way with such ear-tingling vocals that have you feeling like you are listening to something made from true beauty. During this time of doom and gloom, this is a splendid creation that reminds us to keep things festive as we try and forget the past two years of heartbreaking challenges.

Hear this lovely version of a true classic on Spotify and see her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hope I See You: Jiggydontspeak feels lots of lipstick on his sheets with ‘Dreams’

After eloquently showing us her expensive tastes whilst roaming around town on ‘American Express‘, Jiggydontspeak wonders if the girl that has him grinning like a cheeky cat will be making a much-awaited appearance all in his ‘Dreams‘.

Sako aka Jiggydontspeak, is quick-flowing space music rapper from Hamilton East, Waikato in beautiful New Zealand, who currently lives in busy London, England.

Dreams is a melancholic rap song on a UK Drill beat that is about trying to escape reality and find inner peace with yourself and your significant other.” ~ Jiggydontspeak

On a loaded single which has much promise, we are thrown inside the love-struck story which keeps him awake for hours on end. He can feel the lipstick everywhere he sleeps and knows that she wants more – but other random dudes are taking her away from you – as you wish that they would find other interests and leave you two alone for that quality time.

The creative process of this track was just me reflecting on the state of mind I was in at that moment and how I could express my emotions and turn it to art.” ~ Jiggydontspeak

Dreams‘ from the New Zealand-born, UK-based indie rap artist Jiggydontspeak, is a fast rapped track from a highly confident ripped artist who knows that his ultimate lover is in high demand. He feels like she needs to brush away all those other dusters, and ride with him rather, as he knows what she needs. Made with a bounce-laded flow which certainly gets you off that lazy chair, this is an imaginative song all about dreaming about that special soul you see yourself with.

Check out this new track on his Spotify and see more stylish adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Facing The Fire: Tris Puri drops courageous debut track to boost our tired minds on dance-pop single ‘Braver’

With a hungry fire in his belly and a motivated bounce to lift us off our gloomy mood, Tris Puri helps us find the way out of the torturous storm with the atmospheric new single all about knowing its your time to fly on ‘Braver‘.

Tris Puri is an indie dance pop/jazz/blues singer-songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist who is based in thriving London, England.

It’s been such an amazing experience writing, and producing this track in my little home studio, with expert guidance from my mentor Ajeet Hellfire Gill.” ~ Tris Puri

With a sensational vocal ability and a mesmerizing soundscape which seems to lead you peacefully into the blue sky above, you feel a certain conviction on this wonderful new single. He wasn’t sure about what the future held but seeks that true freedom no matter what, with a tremendous track here that has you feeling so much stronger.

He has performed live across London, Paris and Berlin and won BBC Introducing’s Song of the Week. After a gigless year, Tris is poised to get back out on the circuit with intimate gigs that will showcase his technical ability as a guitarist and vocalist.” ~ Tris Puri

Braver‘ from the fresh-faced London-based indie dance pop/jazz/blues artist and music producer Tris Puri, is the story about being scared of the new world but still being courageous enough to go for it anyway. You might get burnt or feel like you can’t get over the slippy mountain you seek to conquer, but with that inner desire you can achieve anything.

This is that inspirational track to put on loud when you need to find that lift up to your dreams, as you want to fly like a fleeting bird and see the world.

Stream this fine single to get your mood into the right zone on Spotify and follow him in IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Looking At You: Australian artist Scott O’Hara misses the normal days away from the ‘Zeroes and Ones’

With the lead single from his debut solo album ‘Clutter‘, Scott O’Hara wishes that the fun days could return of seeing your loved ones face to face, rather than on a lonely screen with ‘Zeroes and Ones‘.

Scott O’Hara is a talented multi-instrumentalist, guitarist for BathTub Orchestra and indie rock singer-songwriter based in Bath, UK and also Sydney, Australia.

As a Tasmanian teenager he developed a reputation as a great blues guitarist, which led to jamming with Son Terry and Brownie McGee. He cut his teeth in high school bands with members of Devils in Heaven before forming Evolution and The Funky Phantom. In the 90s he traveled the world playing guitar in the US with Tate & the Million Dollar Band in Chicago, home of the electric blues.” ~ Scott O’Hara

His vocals are gritty cool, with guitar playing of the very highest order that sizzles hungrily through your curious ears. He is the old school storyteller who has seen most things in this world from his travels, and plays with a sterling soul which takes you places you forgot existed. This is a singer who has a rare ability to lift you into a different world, as his quality shines through here with a terrific new single.

Zeroes and Ones‘ from the Australian/UK-based indie rock artist Scott O’Hara, is the real story of longing for normality to return. After being stuck inside for so long, he misses the human interaction as the video calls have grown tiresome, as he wishes there was a better way to connect. Sung with a real vigor and true experience, this is a reflective track that we can all relate to.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see his IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Gave You My Time: Northamptonshire RnB singer Megzz feels like they gave up so easily on ‘Checkmate’

After singing so beautifully and from the heart with ‘Tell Me Why‘ from November 2020, Megzz moves on swiftly after being let down by someone she cared deeply for who clearly didn’t care enough on ‘Checkmate‘.

Megzz is a Northamptonshire, England-based indie RnB, pop and neo-soul artist. She sings with such a stunning grace and true elegance on each one of her carefully thought out creations.

Believing that music is a powerful therapy, Megzz uses her talents to empower others, promote self-love and speak out about issues such as mental health.” ~ Megzz

This is the much-needed message of knowing your true value – as you when you give your heart to someone and they don’t reciprocate back –  it can have you thinking that you did something wrong, when actually you were just with a selfish time-waster.

You feel like this is a honey-tip wrapped singer who exudes such sensational vocals. Her reflective lyrics are honest and made with that honest journey, that has you feeling like you find it hard to trust these days.

Checkmate‘ from the Northamptonshire, England-based indie RnB, pop and neo-soul singer-songwriter Megzz, is the true story of moving away from the childish games that got you down in the dumps, as you now laugh it off and close the door on the former pieces.

With a funky bounce and crystal clear vocals which is a real pleasure to lather appealingly into, this is a wonderful track to play when you know its time to dust off the past and move into the future. Your all-knowing soul demands realness.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news on her IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen