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Like The Back Of My Hand: Superb Irish artist Hallie tries to move on from the vicious heartbreak on ‘Impact’

With a captivating single that has you totally immersed into her story about trying to get past this inner pain, Hallie shows us what she has been going through lately with her 5th single called ‘Impact‘.

Hallie is an Irish indie-pop singer-songwriter who has dealt with many traumatic issues over the past few years and uses this incredible single to ease the past away as she regains her former self from the shadows.

It’s an honest, open conversation to herself while reflecting on a past turbulent relationship, with a plea for understanding and acceptance, following a breakup without closure and wounds that never seem to heal.” ~ Hallie

With the pop breakup anthem of 2022 so far, Hallie is at her vulnerable best with this mirror-filled effort that is so touching and rather tragic. She was madly in love and thought everything would fall into place so perfectly, as instead, she felt like her heart broke in half due to that evil former lover.

Impact‘ from the inspiring Irish indie-pop singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Hallie, is a moving single that will certainly shake your soul to the core. With soothing piano, emotional vocals, and honest lyrics that might have you shedding a tear for the unnecessary pain that was caused on this resolute young woman. Sung with a true grace from someone who knows that she needs to move on – but just can’t seem to currently – this is an exquisite effort that will have you thinking so deeply about that person who you thought would be around forever.

Listen to this excellent new single on Spotify and see more news about her life via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Heart Is Aching: Irish family band Us4 drop debut single ‘Tears Of A Clown’

Reflecting a luminescent light onto our unhappy and frightened faces, Us4 have us grasping for the tissues nearby on their much-awaited première single called ‘Tears Of A Clown‘.

Us4 is a DIY Irish pop-rock band that was created by four siblings who are from busy Birmingham, UK. They are a tight-knit group that bring us striking harmonies, to truly gaze right into as we hunt for that new path of self-worth.

Emanating from a rich musical background, Us4 is the triumphant culmination of a childhood of exposure to a vast and eclectic blend of music. A strong Irish heritage is evident in their unique and vibrant sound, as they seamlessly marry the driving rhythms of stadium rock acts with the beautiful melodic spirit of traditional Irish folk music.” ~ Us4

There is a mysterious edge about such well-sung vocals that has your rain-trodden frame shaking with intrigue, on a background soundtrack that takes you to a new place in your gushing capillaries. The ambience is crammed with a contemplative stream of wonder, as you take yourself away from what has been bringing you down in the past.

Tears Of A Clown‘ from the talented and self-produced four-piece Irish family band Us4, is a scintillating single from a truly distinct act who are only getting started. This is the narrative about feeling so downcast and needing to find the energy after an emotional moment to lift yourself up, so that you may return with that vitality that made you extraordinary before.

Finding your glowing light in this harsh world filled with evil potholes – which are ready to easily take you under if you don’t have your thick skin ready for action – is the only way to really be that person who you want to be in life.

Check out this stunning new effort on Spotify and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Swim With Me: Emerging Berlin-based Hannah Kelly takes us for a floating ride on ‘Ocean Brain’

After years of performing with other artists and picking up valuable experience and knowledge on the way, Hannah Kelly is now focusing fully on her own original music and after the success of her debut track ‘New Faces‘, she returns with her atmospheric new single named ‘Ocean Brain‘.

Hannah Kelly is a fast-rising Berlin-based Swiss/Irish indie singer-songwriter. Her debut EP called ‘ForgetMeNot‘, is the works as we speak – and this marks an exciting new chapter in this versatile musician’s fledgling career – who is such a breath of fresh air, with her sumptuously elegant vocal delivery.

She sings with a real rare classy elegance that is so easy to enjoy – her style is so glorious and mellow to consume – as you curiously dive dive down and see her vision, through a tremendous track that is peaceful and made with such love.

Ocean Brain‘ from the wonderful Berlin, Germany based indie-pop artist Hannah Kelly, is a lovely music video and well-made song that urges us to swim with her no matter what the tide is. She shows us her wondrous creativity and performs with such pure artistry, that you can’t help but get the swimming gear on and join her underwater.

The world is full of crashing waves and stormy tides that are so unpredictable, so you might as well just go with the flow and see where you go in this rather strange world.

See this new music video on YouTube and find out more news on her IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

ReHumanise has released their arcanely eclectic single ‘The Sacred Realm of Sokar’

Embark on a tribally psychotropic journey with the latest release, ‘The Realm of Sokar’, from Irish producer and composer ReHumanise (Damian Brady).

With Eastern and West African rhythms, shamanic influence and the beguiling sitar chimes sitting alongside synths, this cultural smorgasbord transcends what Western music alone could in terms of rhythmic transfixion.

The soul-inspired grooves and hypnotically mellifluous progressions of the Folk single are instantaneously accessible through the infusion of Indie and Rock which will simultaneously remind you of Beck, Hozier and the Stone Roses, but rest assured, The Realm of Sokar is far too arcane to offer even a hint of assimilation.

If you don’t really consider yourself a spiritual person, you may feel otherwise inclined once this stunning release eased to a quiescent close.

The Sacred Realm of Sokar is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

From the EP Sooner Than You Think, Omo Aston drops his new single Man On!

Irish singer and songwriter Omo Aston has dropped his new single Man On! from the EP Sooner Than You Think.

Unfolding from Afrobeat sounds rooted in his Nigerian descent and outlining a paramount part of the arrangement, the song is like a gust of fresh air for an R&B-derived hip hop effort to the likes of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. Despite being in the scene since only 2018, Omo Aston prides himself on having achieved thousands of streams without any other support but his talent and an ever-evolving sound that gets to explore features of Soul and even Jazz.

While still being an emerging artist, he’s already gained awareness and appraisal by Irish urban magazines, and it’s fair to expect he’s going to deliver on that pledge in his upcoming project in 2021.

But for now, you can head over Spotify and check out Man On! for yourself.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Relying solely on the support of his guitar and his voice, September is the latest release by Irish singer-songwriter Daniel Jackson

With his debut EP coming out soon, September is the latest release by Irish singer-songwriter Daniel Jackson.

Relying solely on the support of his guitar and his voice, just like many other Irish acts are widely known for, September is an upbeat, cheerful in sound, pop ballad that brings forward a pinch of folk roots.

Daniel’s powerful and thick vocals possess such spirit and passion they make you deeply plunge into the music, and completely immerse yourself into the sweet portrait he describes in his lyrics when singing of a breath-taking something that eventually identifies itself as love – that something he’s been looking for. The love dedication is utterly pure and genuine, as pure as his approach to song-writing.

‘Great tone mate!’, somebody comments on his Soundcloud profile page, and I totally second that!

You can listen to September for yourself on Soundcloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.

ROFI JAMES HAVE RELEASED THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘EVERYTIME I MAKE YOU HATE ME’

Irish indie rock band Rofi James released their new single ‘Everytime I Make You Hate Me’ on April 24th 2020, an alternative pop effort that follows the success of their previous debut singles ‘Fools For Your Love’ and ‘Open Eyes’.

‘Everytime I Make You Hate Me’ is a compelling combination of the best indie pop and indie rock influences of the last decade, with its melodies sounding original and fresh among the contemporary alternative scene.

The song presents a range of pads and rhythmic guitars that broaden the sound both in the verses and choruses, and grows even wider with the balanced pop drums resulting in a almost epic harmony. The little crunch in the vocals perfectly suits the sweetness of the overall song, a fantastic contrast that will immediately catch your ear.

Head over to Spotify and listen to ‘Everytime I Make You Hate Me’.

Review by Jim Esposito.

John Crossan releases latest single 2 Wheels & 3 Bottles

John Crossan has released his latest single ‘2 Wheels & 3 Bottles’, Soul, Pop and Rock combine for this calming and catchy piece.

Plucking at the guitar strings creating that smooth instrumental, adding in a tap to the strings to create that slight difference in sound, using the acoustic to his advantage and playing it in such a mesmerising way as it combines with the vocals perfectly.

John’s tone is light and tranquil, keeping that same pitch and that same tone, always managing to hit every note in an excellent way, whilst making sure that the instrumentation collides alongside the tone.

John Crossan’s new piece has so much potential, the skills he has on the guitar are insane and you must check this one out.

Listen to John Crossan’s 2 Wheels & 3 Bottles by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall