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‘Slop’ from Australian band Horse Meat! is so authentic and deserves a listen

Horse Meat by Horse Meat!

Slop‘ from Horse Meat! is the self-confessed ugliest parts of new wave electro and the most fetching parts of post-punk, all combined to make the most intriguing effort of 2020 so far.

Melbourne, Australia must be proud of an act like this, they grab you so close and toy with you almost. This is about gaining respect, the air needs to change and the world needs to be so much kinder.

With the vivacious vocals written and performed by the outstanding Annie Fox, this is a whirlwind of a song that leaves you wanting more. Produced in the spare bedroom at Gooch St, the blends the cruelness of humanity and the beauty at the same time. An acclaimed feat indeed as so many issues face our world.

Slop‘ from Horse Meat! is a call for us to be better, do things with a meaning and be happy. The solos are so electric, the energy is striking, the beat keeps you in the loop always. The glassy sound is so different and you realize that this is an experience. Life is so vivid and this is an experience. A rare one of such genuine music in a toxic world with acid re-flux.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Ben Kidson flows in with his soulful music on ‘Mind Made Up’

Ben Kidson is a producer, creative and blessed singer-songwriter who has just dropped his new single called ‘Mind Made Up‘.

This has cats, fires and lost love. A song all about breaking up due to personal differences can be very tough and this is an indie story that delves deep into the heart. You can’t do everything so there needs to be two people on the same mindset otherwise it just won’t work unfortunately.

With a pop-filled grungy guitars with ravishing RnB sexy synths to sprinkle a sonic platter of a full meal of music. The self-described “punk-pop and everything pink” style is foremost in the mind. The sparkle is bright here and you sit while thinking of past relationships here. Your mind races and you think of how to be a better person next time.

Ben Kidson sings with such passion on Mind Made Up and this is a song to put on full volume on your lonely speakers. With a top team of cinematographer Miguel Carmenes and direct by indie filmmaker Oh Neve on the video, this makes everything right again. A top song and an excellent video to match.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Tigon Speaks about what the world really needs: ‘Talk Real’

Released off Gospel Street Ministries who are a Christian-based production company that seeks to inspire and influence generations through positive, creative productions. They are working hand in hand with the promising artist Tigon on ‘Talk Real‘ and this is apart of a 3 track release ‘This Is My Roar‘ that growls just right to help us heal. This is the conscious Hip Hop that is faith based and made with meaning.

This is about that change that need to make you life better. Life is so stressful and the current work isn’t satisfying, you feel like a zombie. You aren’t the person you used to be when you look in the mirror. This is that real talk and a subject that is often swept under the carpet and forgotten about until the next vacuum of life happens again.

There is a lot of regret and self-reflection here which is so admirable. You are now taking the time to heal up as you have made some mistakes and want to be a better person. ‘Talk Real‘ is a quality release and a real story about what life is life behind the curtains and Tigon performs with passion and love.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Never’ from Salt Lake City band Steve Michels & Foreign Figures is a widely enjoyable rock single

Orem in Utah is the home of Foreign Figures and they are in formidable form here on ‘Never‘.

The band members are Steve Michels, EJ Michels, Seth78, JonnyT and they all met while overseas and this bond has only strengthened over time. The sounds are explosive, well-delivered and with a flair that is so rare these days.

After proudly sharing the stage with the likes of X Ambassadors, Lukas Graham, Kesha, and American Authors plus touring their first EP ‘Overzealous‘ throughout the USA in 2019, the band hit the studio to create their next wave of music. The year has been crazy but productive too.

This is a love-filled pop rock track about wanting to be with someone so badly that it hurts. You are on a daydream and just want to be happy and not be a ghost. You feel that this love would be so strong if given the chance. Sadly things don’t seem to be working for you this time. You may need to find a new love or fight through for now.

Foreign Figures are on top form with ‘Never‘ and this is a late night song that is both sad and reflective, the mystery of love is all to see. The Utah band are a dazzling outfit that are worth a listen.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Tamarind Dream take us on a groovy lo-fi ride with ‘Grapefruit’

Tamarind Dream take us on a groovy lo-fi ride with ‘Grapefruit‘ and this is a lovely track to help us all in 2020.

This young London-based group and are making waves and we are just enjoying the ocean. This is so smooth with classy attributes for our ears.

You fight so hard for that extra bit of energy. It’s that bittersweet moment as you know that it is there but you need to find it. New memories are on the way and you just need to fight through this currently moment. Time will help but you you want this moment now.

Tamarind Dream are quite glorious on the new single called ‘Grapefruit‘. This is a fruit lo-fi mix of wonderful music that will surely cheer you up. This is one of the best tracks of the year so far due to its awesome vibe and subtle lyrics. Here is some pure Psychedelic R&B that will make you happy. This is a welcome 2020 release and this is a fine track.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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The Bow sing about the painful memory of heartbreak on ‘Desire’

The Bow sing about the painful memory of heartbreak on ‘Desire‘ and they are so poignant on their new Indie Pop single with meaning.

The Bow are a new band consisting of members of TAOF (The Art of Fusion). They are a quality outfit and this is a marvelous song to boost our souls in 2020. With a mellow outlook, this is exactly the healing type of song that makes a difference.

You loved each other so much but sadly things ended. This is the way things are and you can’t stand it. There are good days and bad days, the love was so strong and then it ended. You will recover and this was been a good life lesson.

Desire‘ from The Bow is a Pop track for the ages and you can feel the quality here. The vocals are softly delivered but with meaning and this is a new track from deep down in the soul. This is a new band that are just starting out but with songs like this, we will be hearing lots about this fine act.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Me and You’ is story about love from the fresh new talent Samara

Me and You‘ is story about love from the fresh new talent Samara and she is absolutely incredible here. Released on her birthday (Happy Birthday Samara), the young artist shines so bright.

Australian born passionate, this motivated 27 year old urban-pop singer Samantha Demmler aka Samara, grew up with music in her veins and is the oldest of four girls. In 2014, Samara started to really make a commitment and dedicate herself to her music career due to the sad loss of her Mother. This incredible loss took a huge toll on her but through music and those close, she has risen again to express herself, through music. With big dreams, you can feel that Samara is on a mission to use what she has learnt and use these memories to do what she loves.

Working with producer Eric Erickson alongside Daniel Williams, Excel Beats, Tezz Morgan and Ryan Streeter paid off here as with there touching vocals that guide her through each note effortlessly. This is a indie buzz full of lovely vocals. You feel like she can do any genre, her sound so classy and silky smooth. ‘Me and You‘ from Samara is a pop journey of sweet sounds that wins our hearts.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Bats in the Attic’ from Vincent & the Noise is a story of a surprise visitor and finding that chorus on a soulfully sweet song

Bats in the Attic‘ from Vincent & the Noise is a story of a scary bat found in the attic!

Vincent & the Noise is 19 year old singer-songwriter and producer David Vincent, Dan Rinaldi (Drums), and Dylan Scully (Bass). They are all about those good vibes and this incredible song reflects that. They are so real, a simple story created music which is amazing to see.

This is indie-rock-pop with a real inside soul, the melody flows like a pleasant river. You are close to those that mean a lot to you and you are looking for that sound you want. With the silky smooth start, this is that happy type of music that sets you free from your worries. One day you will live together with that special soul, kids in the yard. Good times await.

Self produced and written while the band held themselves at a cottage in upstate New York to find their sound, 19 year old front-man David Vincent came upon the song’s chorus one night after the band found a bat in the attic of their cottage. It scared the shit out of them. Without that fateful scare, this song wouldn’t exist.

Bats in the Attic‘ from Vincent & the Noise has inner beauty and pureness that we are looking from music in 2020. With so much smoke around, this clears the air and is a must-add on any mood boost playlist.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Duan’s ‘Care’ is everything the world needs right now and features Julia Lostrom and Simba Andrews

Care‘ is everything the world needs right now from Julia Lostrom, Simba Andrews and Duan. The production is top quality and this such a special track, with the dreamy layers that lather us into the story of being caring.

Daniel Sun Yuan aka Duan is a Melbourne based producer whose diverse collaborative works, create raw yet ethereal sounds that mix within hip-hop grooves and strong bass-lines that adds feeling your chest and feet. He is a multi-talented and real producer, his music is like music from a movie, this is meant to warm the heart and add a smooth style. A vibe that is bouncy and uplifting. The intricate lo-fi inner wanderings that light up your spirit, your soul is rest from all the wildness out there in 2020.

With a deep connection within the Melbourne Hip-Hop and RnB scenes, he invites various artists to jump on his songs, and meticulously works with them to bridge the gap between standard vocal focused tracks and beat maker instrumentals.

Duan brings us a fine team with vocalists Julia Lostrom and Simba Andrews on top form and performing like it means something. This is the perfect tonic to relax with and remember to self-love with humility. Spreading the message of love and being happy is the key to all to unlocking that long-term smile on your face.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Let the Music’ from Berlin-based Patrizia is a fun journey of dreamy pop pureness

Let the Music‘ from Berlin-based Patrizia is a fun journey of dreamy pop pureness that will make you smile and possibly dance.

Patrizia was born into an Italian immigrant family who lived in small town Germany. At the age of just 6, she discovered a dance studio. This formed the foundation of meshing music with performance. Her creative ambition was not welcome in her lower working class, suburban world. However, a move to Berlin was on the cards and this would change everything for this young musician. She just wanted to dance and sing. Now, with the freedom to be creative in a safe environment that wasn’t small-minded, she could fully express herself.

I love the pop pureness here, this is about letting the music come to you and not to force anything in life. Just turn the music up and do what come naturally to you as this is the best way to live in life. The beat is so 80’s and this is so great to listen to. There is innocence here, the dancing and fun music resonates in a world that can be so cold.

Let the Music‘ from Berlin-based Patrizia is the type of song that makes you happy and smile. Simple pleasures that inspire and makes the day a bit more tolerable. This talented singer & actress has just kissed our ears with this gorgeous song.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen