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Sad Indie-folk melodies with ”Don’t Think I Was Yours To Find” from singer-songwriter Luke Clarkson

New artist Luke Clarkson is here with his song ”Don’t Think I Was Yours To Find” and this is a very sad song about love being lost after some decisions that might of gone differently.

Don’t Think I Was Yours To Find” is a lovely constructed track from this young singer-songwriter. This is a quite a reflective song as he speaks of love that perhaps got a bit cloudy after a music festival. This happens all the time and big events can sometimes change us even if you don’t want it to happen.

Luke Clarkson is a young artist with loads of potential on ”Don’t Think I Was Yours To Find”. I listen quite intently while he is singing and this carries on for the whole song. Luke has heaps of things going for him and this is a fine addition to his growing collection.

Stream this new indie-folk jam right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Hellwaffles has dropped their quaintly angsty Indie Punk Folk single “Audrey Hepburn”  

After hearing Hellwaffles’ resonantly candid debut single “Training Wheels”, there was little chance we’d forget the Indie Punk Folk artist’s instantly endearing style. Upon hearing of the release of their second single “Audrey Hepburn”, we couldn’t help but dive right in and embrace the angsty quaint alchemy one more. It definitely didn’t disappoint.

The short and bitter-sweet track is as uncomplicated as they come. The frill-free Garage Lo-Fi-style guitar give the lyrics and vocals plenty of room to leave you transfixed by them as they playfully allude to Hellwaffles’ complicated relationship with the ultimate on-screen icon. It’s pointed, it’s playful, and it’s utterly ingenious.

We’re already stoked to hear what Hellawaffles serves up next with their unpredictably refreshing style.

You can check out Hellwaffles’ latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Aurore Sibley – In Salinas: Beguilingly Baroque Folk Pop

Aurore Sibley

Singer-songwriter Aurore Sibley is set to release her debut album on July 24th. Ahead of the release, she’s released a mesmerising teaser with the single “In Salinas”.

Her beguilingly baroque Folk Pop style invites you back to a time when finding poetry in lyrics wasn’t akin to finding a needle in a haystack. The stunning storytelling narrative lyrics in Aurore Sibley’s single paint a romantic tale which you’ll be immersed in from the first verse.

The acoustic folk instrumental arrangement may be fairly stripped back. But an arcane ethereal atmosphere clasps around every note in the almost haunting soundscape which any fans of Nick Cave will undoubtedly appreciate.

You can check out In Salinas for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Follow the artist via Facebook to stay up to date with all their future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Michigan’s Josh Garvelink releases self-reflective indie-folk ”Boy Scout”

Josh Garvelink is an indie-folk singer songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is inspired by the acoustic styles of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell and the songwriting of Bruce Springsteen, Sufjan Stevens and more. Josh writes songs that combine the personal with storytelling, touching on spirituality, working class life, the big picture in the world and the small alike.

Boy Scout” is the latest release from this journeyman singer with much to offer the world. He sings with real pain and his honest stories resonate through the experience. Josh sings with regret of not learning how to be a sailor or boy scout. He perhaps wishes that he had that knowledge that all schoolchildren should learn.

This is a very soothing indie-pop song from the Michigan singer-songwriter who is in sterling form here on ”Boy Scout”. A deep track with lots of tailored stories that dig at our heart-strings. This young artist is slowly rising up and is a pleasure to listen to such well-crafted music.

Stream this new track via Bandcamp.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Tessa Devine has released her pensively resolving single “Wild 2020”

With her recently released single “Wild 2020”, up and coming singer-songwriter Tessa Devine shared a stripped-back soulful soundscape with the airwaves which is guaranteed to sting.

From the first note in Wild 2020 the mesmeric pensive tone is set. From there on out, you follow the ambient, intricate guitar notes as they find perfect synergy with Tessa’s expressively imploring vocals.

With the lyricism poetically guiding you through the experience of a mind running wild and yearning for an anchor in a chaotic world, it’s all too easy to connect with the soundscape.

Wild 2020 has all the makings of an iconic hit given. It shares the same pensive yet resolving power as Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car. That’s not a comparison I make lightly.

There was no forgetting Tessa Devine’s Soulful Indie Pop single “Run”. After hearing Wild 2020, we have yet another testament to her simple yet striking songwriting style.

Tessa will be releasing plenty more singles in 2020. Get her on your radar.

You can check out Tessa Devine’s single via all major streaming platforms via this link.

To keep up to date with Tessa’s latest releases connect with her via Facebook or Instagram. For more information head over to her official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Olivia Frances – The Bee and the Rose: Spiritually Resolving Indie Folk Pop

Plenty of Nashville-based Folk Pop singer-songwriter Olivia Frances’ releases have deservedly gone viral. If you’re yet to experience her spiritually resolving sound, her 2019 single The Bee & the Rose the perfect introduction.

As soon as you hit play on the seminal single, you’re hit with arcane and almost tribal tones before Olivia Frances starts to sweeten the soundscape with her harmonically arrestive vocals. As the single progresses, the Indie Folk Pop instrumental arrangement becomes more eclectic and its hold on you gets tighter.

It’s not every day you hear such angular guitar riffs in Indie Folk Pop or an artist who has such a magnetically soulful vocal command.

You can check out The Bee & the Rose for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Milena Estelle has given the evolution of Indie Pop a brand-new direction with “Free” featuring Lef Germenlis

After hearing Milena Estelle’s latest single “Free” featuring Lef Germenlis, it’s evident that Indie Pop has a new pioneer at the vanguard. You’re unlikely to hear anyone else offering the same alchemy which spills from her infusion of Indie Jangle Pop, Future Pop and Alt Folk.

The track kicks off with cavernous drums and angularly cutting guitar notes before the momentum builds until Free becomes a supercharged feat of Electronic Pop. The one thing which remains a constant is the resounding power of Milena Estelle’s vocals which will appease any fans of Lorde and Florence and the Machine.

It’s impossible not to be excited when anticipating what will come next from Milena Estelle. Get her on your radar. With her colossally distinctive sound, she’ll end up in your ears one way or another.

You can check out Milena Estelle’s latest single Free for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prepare Your Indie Folk Playlists for Harry Bodley-Scott’s Latest Single “Man Like Me”

Man Like Me” was the first single to be released from Indie Folk singer-songwriter Harry Bodley-Scott’s debut EP “Hoping for a Sunrise”. If festivals were happening this year, Man Like Me is exactly the kind of track you’d hope to be soaking up under the Summer sun.

Fans of Noah and the Whale, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver and the Lumineers will definitely want to hit play on the stunningly crafted single. Similarities aside, Harry Bodley-Scott’s standout single boasts a striking amount of amorous distinction.

Through the candidly poetic lyrics and the intricately layered Indie Folk instrumental arrangement which is led by angularly absorbing riffs, it’s safe to say a radio-ready earworm was created with Man Like Me.

You can check out Man Like Me with the rest of Harry Bodley-Scott’s EP Hoping for a Sunrise via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Folk Singer Songwriter Hellwaffles Has Made Their Debut with the Amorously Sweet Single “Training Wheels”

Folk and Indie Punk converge in singer-songwriter Hellwaffles debut single “Training Wheels”. The instantly enamouring Lo-Fi track may just consist of an acoustic guitar and Alt Folk vocals, but that’s all that was required to create a resounding intimate single.

The lyrics run you through all too relatable mental health issues as the artist employs their sense of humour about the never-ending battle when it comes to keeping your sanity. Quite honestly, I can’t remember the last time I heard a more relatable single.

I’m already stoked to hear what comes next from Hellwaffles and their refreshingly candid style.

You can check out Training Wheels for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Keep up to date with the latest releases by Hellwaffles by following them on Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Manchester’s The Superphone heal the airwaves with ”Fly So High”

That special feeling of caring so much for that person in your life that makes you happy. Your heart flutters like a cheeky bird that is in the beautiful blue sky. Life seems so simple and you smile. This is what life should be.

Manchester indie-folk band The Superphone are back with new music and have blessed our souls with the deliciously tasty ”Fly So High”. I was in a funk today as the weather outside really got me down. All changed after playing this single on repeat.

My ears feel like they are flying so high in the trees when I turn this song up. UK act The Superphone are such a crispy bundle of treats and spoil us with ”Fly So High”. 15 years plus experience in the music business shows on this one and you just want to sing along. I just want to hold the hand of my future girlfriend while listening intently and my smile beams like a purring kitten. This is all about love and that inner feeling that everything is going to be okay. This is a happy anthem and we all need this kind of music in our ears to remember that things can be simple and the world should be kind. The Superphone from Manchester are a band that deserve lots of love and I for one will be making an effort to see them live when venues open up again. This is good music that is of stupendous quality.

Fly so high with this wonderfully made song right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen