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Dublin’s Jamie Dean eases our busy minds with tranquil masterpiece Alaska

Enhancing our mindsets into a better frame of connection to the earth’s beauty, Jamie Dean is rather special on this soaring new single made with so much love and care towards humanity on Alaska.

Jamie Dean is a Dublin, Ireland-based indie electronic music producer who assembles those exquisite melodies to feel free inside its kind coating.

He plays piano, synths, guitar, bass guitar and drums and has emerged as one of Ireland’s most innovative musical artists and composers.” ~ Jamie Dean

Helping our spirits renew so naturally after so much heartbreak and tragedy, Jamie Dean is the modern day superhero who has just walked rather smartly into our lives. Calm to the core and grabbing us onto a riveting ride to a better place in time, it’s hard not to be completely enticed into this box of relaxation.

Alaska from Dublin, Ireland-based indie electronic music producer Jamie Dean is a simply majestic single with so much elegance and light. Taking us all into the clouds and into happier climates, this is a superb single to swim swiftly into when your soul needs a boost.

When you need to be clear minded again, it’s best to close your eyes and imagine somewhere beautiful.

Listen up on Spotify. See more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leila Jane Interview on A&R Factory: Gracefully easing into her excellent release Revolve Evolve

Showing us deep within the right mentality, Leila Jane is at her authentic best and tells us more about her brand new album, which drops tomorrow, Revolve Evolve. Brushing off those fears and doing things her way this is an interview filled with so much insight.

Please let us know more about the 20th November and all its magnificence at the legendary Whelans in Dublin?

Leila: I am very excited about the 20th November as it will celebrate the launch of my new EP Revolve Evolve. I have seen many great bands play in Whelan’s over the seven years that I have lived here and am delighted to have my own headline show there with a full four-piece band behind me. My friend Chris Wilson DC will be playing support on the night!

A little birdie told us it’s your birthday 3 days after the show. Actually, that’s perhaps a tiny fib. You told us. Any plans for your big day or shall you be spending it locked away in the studio?

Leila: That’s right! Well, getting to play Whelan’s with some of my great friends around will be the perfect celebration for me. As for my actual birthday, I have a dentist appointment and then I am playing a pub gig in the evening! :’)

If you had one superpower for 24 hours, what would you be and what would your first mission be?

Leila: I would time travel back to the 1950s and go and find Elvis to have a jam with him!

The music industry is a wild place with many shapes and forms. How do you navigate its vast challenges and stay focused?

Leila: I focus on what is meaningful to me and try not to get too caught up in comparing myself to others or losing myself trying to ”make it”. I please myself first and foremost and have a specific list of my own goals. That way I can carve something out that’s more sustainable, authentic and hopefully connects with people on a deeper level. I am also very grateful to be part of a lovely network of creatives in Dublin, which inspires and supports me.

Please tell us more about your connection with Bleeding Heart Pigeon’s front man Mícheál Keating?

Leila: I found out about Mícheál as I was Googling, as you do, and trying to find a producer that I could work with. Soda Blonde is a great Irish artist and I saw that he had made a remix of one of her tracks…. then I got in touch with him on Instagram and he responded so we eventually organised the recording sessions after some zoom calls. During the lockdowns I would get the bus over to Limerick to record in his studio. I also became a big fan of his band Bleeding Heart Pigeons and their dreamy synth vibes. I was delighted that their drummer, Brendan McInerney got to play on my tracks during the recording process. Mícheál is a very skilled musician and mixing engineer. He was able to translate my demos by ear and understood the style I was going for. So I challenged myself to have the full arrangement planned out on my home demos, because I knew he would be able to hear what was going on and help me record everything to a better standard.

Who inspires you most in the world?

Leila: It is hard to pick one person who inspires me as I get bits of inspiration from people everywhere I go. I’m always admiring traits in everyone I meet and thinking about what I can learn from them- even if they are someone I don’t quite like, I still appreciate our differences. Perhaps that is the actor in me- as I am beginning to explore that side of myself more now. Having said that, I do get inspired by actors like Joaquin Phoenix and Alice Lowe as they bring a lot of humility to their performances and I would hope to be able to do the same, whether it be in my music or any other performances. I admire artists like Mac Demarco and Big Thief for keeping it real. I also think it is important to inspire oneself, and I get great joy from overcoming my fears and achieving things that I didn’t initially think I was capable of!

Last of all, do you have any plans for a tour and what does the future hold in 2023?

Leila: I would love to go on tour, but I will have to wait and see what unfolds. I have connections in the UK and US where I have gigged before, so hopefully I will be able to expand on that in the future. Right now I am really enjoying getting my music videos made as it combines my love for acting and songwriting, and really helps communicate my music. I have been discussing it with some of my videographer friends and I am definitely going to be having fun making more music videos in 2023!

Listen up to this excellent single on Spotify. See more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ireland-based experimental artist Guilherme Cosme is at his mysterious peak with Fantasia

Including a world class dance that will have you feeling all giddy with intrigue, Guilherme Cosme returns with probably his best song yet on the music video for his new single, Fantasia.

Guilherme Cosme is an Ireland-based experimental singer-songwriter, music producer, composer and founder member of the post-punk act, Mary Bleeds.

Found solace in art at a young age. Born and raised in Brazil, in his teens the self-taught musician begun to write songs. He trained his voice by studying the work of Jazz greats like Andy Bey and the legendary Nina Simone.” ~ Guilherme Cosme

With a real precision and a decisive nature, Guilherme Cosme seems to make special music that has that timeless edge you don’t often hear.

Fantasia from the courageous Brazilian-born alternative creative Guilherme Cosme is a mesmerizing track that shall take your mind away from the messy world and transport us into something different. Caressed with care and wrapped in love, this is a splendid single that might fascinate us more than first expected.

Listen up to this fine track on YouTube and see more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Know Me: David San Clair recalls being treated by royalty by that special human on Better Than Myself

Dropped from his brand new 6-track EP Anything Goes, David San Clair returns with a stunning song that might get you in the mood to smile again after so much darkness with Better Than Myself.

David San Clair aka David O’Brien is a Louth/Dublin, Ireland-based indie folk singer-songwriter who performs all the country with his loyal band.

Beating with beauty and showing us his extraordinary lyrical detail, David San Clair sings with such joy and shall certainly enliven up your day. His quality is easy to fall in love with and there is a ray of hope attached here, from a tremendously skilled musician who hasn’t even remotely found his peak yet.

Better Than Myself from Louth/Dublin, Ireland-based indie folk singer-songwriter David San Clair is a delightfully performed song from a world class talent who uplifts us away from any previous sadness. Opening up the door and letting us into the bedroom to that memorable moment that he shall cherish forever, this is a terrific song that feels like is from a different era altogether.

Genuine in nature and steaming with that pure warmth you have either felt before or wish you had, we find an artist who has blessed our healing world with an outstanding single for the ages.

Hear this fine song on Spotify and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Better Than That: Shivonne won’t let anyone into her freeze-filled heart on Ice Queen

Showing no emotions and guiding us through her bulletproof walls that will only let the genuine souls inside, Shivonne displays her current romantic mentality and refuses to let anything or anybody ruin her current vibe with Ice Queen.

Shivonne is an Ireland-based indie pop singer-songwriter who has been slowly building her name up in the underground and performs with such potent precision.

The songs I write are very different to anyone else in the industry, they are very in the moment pieces of work.” ~ Shivonne (via her SoundCloud page)

Impressing us with a delightful single that shows us a young woman who is clearly on the rise, Shivonne is at her honest best with a simply majestic performance to shake your earlobes. With introspective lyrics that take you deeper inside, this is a superb song for all those who are taking time away from opening up their heart.

I am a mixture of everything and the explosion of creation you’ve been waiting for.” ~ Shivonne (via her SoundCloud page)

Ice Queen from Ireland-based indie pop singer-songwriter Shivonne is an anthem made for anybody who has ever been hurt before. Closing the door on possible love despite the potentially incredible moments, this is a song that will have you remembering the time when you knew you weren’t emotionally available.

Sung with a hugely likeable vocal ambiance that will take your breath away, taking you into a world that could make your soul cold forever.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on her new Twitter page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pat Burgess wonders if the two connected souls found the love map again on ‘A Borrowed Mandolin’

Taken off his first ever 12-track solo release called ‘The Song Box‘, Pat Burgess shows us the hard road that will be followed all the way to that ultimate love on ‘A Borrowed Mandolin‘.

Pat Burgess is a highly experienced Dublin-born, Leixlip, Ireland-based indie singer-songwriter who has been in the music scene for the past 45 years.

As the lead singer and founder member of the Irish Americana group, The Rye River Band, we find an artist who sounds in reinvigorated form with a classic single that will fill you up with a hope that is furnished with so much honesty.

In the 70s Pat performed on the live Dublin music circuit doing solo gigs and guest appearances and around this time he started writing songs.” ~ Pat Burgess

Sung with so much true introspection, Pat Burgess presents us with a real insight into life and performs with a smooth vocal ability that will have you listening so intently, like you are hearing a lesson from an underground legend.

A Borrowed Mandolin‘ from Leixlip, Ireland-based indie singer-songwriter Pat Burgess is a trip down memory lane and a guiding light into what is needed to truly find that light again if you have lost it.

This is a storyteller’s delight and if you love music with a genuine message from someone who has truly lived, this will be a song you shall have on repeat for ages.

Listen up to this timeless sounding single on YouTube and see more news on his website.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Curran flies into the arms of that soaring ‘milkshake sky’

Gliding into the arms of that ideal lover who feels just right, Lisa Curran has found the cure to all of her pain with a stunning vocal experience to make you smile gleefully on, ‘milkshake sky‘.

Lisa Curran is a 34-year-old autistic Kerry, Ireland-based singer-songwriter, blogger, vocal coach and life coach who is one of the most genuine artists around.

Gracing the airwaves with such caring loveliness intertwined into the stems of our speakers that seems to emanate a natural light that is quite gorgeous, Lisa Curran sends the world something to believe in that should spark up your eyes and radiate only good vibes to warm up your soul.

milkshake sky‘ from Kerry, Ireland-based singer-songwriter Lisa Curran is an enchanting track that is filled with that pure quality that you can’t help but love. Showing us that music can be so healing if you have dealt with lots of pain before, this is one of the most beautiful songs you are likely to hear today. She leads us to a better place that has so much hope inside, as this is a superb release that will get you beaming with joy at something so naturally caring.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Phoenix and Wolfe feel the horrific pain but will continue the healing journey on ‘We’ll Get Used To It’

With a sweet melody and a sincere message that might cause a few small tears to be shed as you remember when you lost someone so close, Phoenix and Wolfe show us that it’s indeed possible to heal after you have taken the time to replenish your soul on their debut, ‘We’ll Get Used To It‘.

Phoenix and Wolfe is a Brazilian and Irish duo indie singer-songwriter duo who makes sensually vulnerable music that captures your heart and has you looking intently inside their message.

The song truly comes to open up the heart as Amanda puts her art into motion, her song, in fact, her creation of new life and expansion after the loss of her husband five years ago.” ~ Phoenix and Wolfe

Formed by Amanda Shannon and Cairo Rocha, Phoenix and Wolfe show us their class with a tribute up there with one of the more caring singles you are likely to hear in 2022.

Despite the heaviness of grief as a topic, this song is truly about hope for the dawn.” ~ Phoenix and Wolfe

We’ll Get Used To It‘ from the Brazilian and Irish duo Phoenix and Wolfe is such a beautiful song that shows you inside this tragic story of loss and heartbreak. They perform with so much honest energy and with stunning vocals that are combined with that mellow guitar playing that the moment needed, this is a single that you will feel overcome by. The raw emotion is for all to hear, as we are told a story that will send you into a reflective world, that might shake your core if you haven’t taken time to properly heal.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on their IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Irish RnB artist Donohue let’s us in on dynamic debut track, ‘Solo’

Showing us that he is here and never going to let anyone bring him down, Donohue sends us into a happier state of mind with a debut single to remember called, ‘Solo‘.

Donohue is an 18-year-old Galway, Ireland-born, Manchester, UK-based indie RnB solo artist who is a true entertainer at heart and is clearly ready for the big time.

Donohue looks to bring a timeless style of music back to the forefront by blending influences from Prince, Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo, with his own modern, musical sensibilities.” ~ Donohue

Inspired by so many different genres and with a confident perspective that has him thriving when others are doubting, Donohue will have you dancing and getting into the mood to reach your goals no matter what barriers are in your way.

Donohue was lucky to be given a wide musical palette at a young age, listening to everything from Bach to the Beatles, from Jazz to Folk.” ~ Donohue

Solo‘ from Galway, Ireland-born, Manchester, UK-based indie RnB solo artist Donohue is a catchy track that is loaded with quality and freshly-toned vocals that send you into a new stratosphere of delight. His voice sounds ravenous for more, as we are placed into a world packed with potential, from a young musician who seems absolutely fearless. With live music back globally and venues opening their doors again, he seems to have chosen the perfect time to launch himself into our consciousness.

Real music with soul, is always welcome.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dublin’s Guilherme Cosme drops hauntingly terrifying visuals for, ‘Amber’

With the exploration of trauma and perseverance through this heavy visual experience that is only meant for adults, Guilherme Cosme shows us deeper inside his overflowing mind with his new release and music video for, ‘Amber‘.

Guilherme Cosme is a Brazil-born Dublin, Ireland-based experimental psychedelic singer-songwriter and the lead vocalist of the Irish rock band, Mary Bleeds.

Initially insecure about his abilities, Cosme kept his music to himself until his early 20’s when he found the courage to share it with other musicians. Although all his early work was in his native Portuguese, as a writer he loved the cadence and phonetical textures of English. He moved to Ireland to immerse himself in the language and never looked back.” ~ Guilherme Cosme

Taken from his new album that is set for a release later on in 2022 and is called ‘Persephone and the Ghost Brother‘, Guilherme Cosme opens up the creaking door and bravely shows us inside his dark thoughts that many will recognize. This track is explosive and takes you by surprise at first, as he cannons a story that will open up your eyes and make you ponder everything you thought possible.

He wrote these songs as catharsis while struggling with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. With the new record, Cosme hopes to reach out to those who struggle with similar issues and to raise awareness of the pain and suffering many face in silence.” ~ Guilherme Cosme

Amber‘ from Brazil-born Dublin, Ireland-based experimental psychedelic Avant-garde musician Guilherme Cosme, is a video that will either scare the skin right off your body or lead you in closer. He has created something so rare here that is filled with heartfelt emotion and obvious pain, that needs to be expressed before it breaks him into tiny pieces. Music is his medicine and this is shown brightly here, from an artist who is like none other.

See this new music on YouTube and follow how his music career transpires on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen