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Jeff Jepson has released his haunting hymnal gem, The Good-Night Song

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jeff Jepson is set to garner a fresh wave of impassioned reverence with his Christmas-tinged EP, Sparkle. If this is your first acquaintance with the artist who rose to fame in Liverpool and has recently replanted his musical roots in the Isle of Man, the standout single, The Good-Night Song, is the perfect introduction to the master of poignant melody.

Whether it was the finiteness in the lyricism or the way the acoustic guitar’s euphonic rings intensified the affecting sting within the captivating vocal delivery in the arrangement which visualises the sparseness of winter branches, I couldn’t help but shed a tear as Jepson’s evocatively honeyed timbres quivered in the frost of the hymnal gem which will haunt you long past the outro.

The Sparkle EP illuminated the airwaves on November 10th; kindle your affinity with the 4-track release via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jeff Jepson spoke for the disillusioned masses in his jovially schadenfreude folk single, Here Comes Trouble

The Liverpool-born Isle of Man-residing singer-songwriter Jeff Jepson spoke for the disillusioned masses with the jovially schadenfreude standout single, Here Comes Trouble, from his latest album, Meaning Waves.

If you are nostalgic for the days when you used to hide in bed because you were dysfunctional instead of as a protective measure to shield yourself from the chaos in our climate, you won’t fail to find the melodic magic in this masterpiece of instrumental and lyrical ingenuity.

If you want a song to sing along with as the fabric of society tears under our precarious footing in it, consider making Here Comes Trouble a sanity-saving playlist staple. You’d be hard-pressed to forget the enchantingly alchemic progressions anyway.

Here Comes Trouble will be available to stream with the rest of his hotly anticipated LP, Meaning Waves on October 13; stream it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Be Myself: Ocean’s Avenue just wants to runaway from the past pain on Sick of You

Reminding one of the legends Blink-182 instantly, Ocean’s Avenue grows tired of those ignored calls and constant lies with their new sizzling single to rocket us back into the classic days on Sick of You.

Ocean’s Avenue is an Isle of Man-based indie alt-pop band who makes those reflective tracks which shall stimulate all senses awake like hot chilli sauce.

Ocean’s Avenue formed in March 2020, just days before COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were implemented. Initially bonding over a mutual love of pop punk music and pizza, they kept in contact through lockdowns and the guys now have a strong friendship.” ~ Ocean’s Avenue

Soaring so high with an elevated mindset and bags full of quality, Ocean’s Avenue has somehow transported us back to a timeless transportation wrapped with vocally charged anthems to salivate over all night. They are raw to the core, with a ravishing track to play loud and with so much joyous intent to be happy again.

Sick of You from the Isle of Man-based indie alt-pop band Ocean’s Avenue is an outstanding single which is seeping with a memorable soundscape to take our minds into a tormented romance. There is a terrifically created ripper which will surely flow right into our soul, filling our hearts with a moment that could change all romantic intensions forever.

When you know you are being messed around, it’s best to leave as soon as possible.

Lace up those shoes and get dancing on Spotify.

Follow the band for more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Am I Really Here: Instinctive Isle of Man gloom-pop duo Raine wonder if this is all really real with the moody classic ‘Roam’

Floating furiously through the creepy chimneys and into our suddenly alert mindsets via their debut album named ‘Most Nights Lately‘, Raine have our anxious hearts beating even faster with the dark cloudy skies new single about feeling so lost in these familiar but eerie streets with ‘Roam‘.

Isle of Man electronic/ gloom-pop group Raine, are a dynamically charged outfit full of creative interweaving skills which has your mind swerving around frantically to find out more. They have such a uniquely attractive sound that is such a pleasure to hear, as they take us on a wild trip through the doom and gloom of the current world.

Raine’s sound is uniquely positioned to their environment. Living on an island, the isolation and vast landscapes detail their experiences to deliver a haunting broadcast to a wider world.” ~ Raine

Raine have us looking around so apprehensively – as we scan our left and right – to work out if the devil is indeed beside us or if we are safe – from this feeling of mass paranoia, which has shaken our once-strong confidence to its fragile core. They have a innate ability to capture your vivid thoughts that has your pulse racing at a spectacular Lewis Hamilton rate, all through this movie-like soundtrack.

Roam‘ from the exciting Isle of Man electronic/gloom-pop duo act Raine, is such a moody track which has you thinking rather deeply about your current state of mind. This is the story about feeling so lost and not knowing what to do, as you truly feel like an odd stranger in your own town, which suddenly feels dangerously dark and horribly sinister. The weather seems to be turning even more ominous as this track develops even further into the shadows, as you wonder if you are even alive anymore.

Stream this epic new single on Spotify or see their travels into our lives via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Indie Folk vibes with Jeff Jepson’s ‘On Repeat’

Isle of Man based singer Jeff Jepson reminisces about love on his brand new single called ‘On Repeat‘.

Jeff Jepson is a prolific singer-songwriter who was born in music city Liverpool. Now recording & performing in the Isle of Man and beyond to a loyal and attentive following, he has been a mainstay of the thriving Liverpool acoustic scene, having supported artists as diverse as Martin Carthy, Slow Club and the Fratellis.

An artist with a voice of gold that makes each day better. This is a fine singer-songwriter that sings from the soul with his real lyrics and passionate vocals that are a pleasure to listen to.

On Repeat‘ is a fine song from the talented singer-songwriter that has a strong voice and who tells real stories. The passion in his voice tells you the story of this artist that loves to be on stage. Also a producer, there is nothing Jeff can’t do in the music scene. I love his honesty and the music makes you feel calm. Just what 2020 needs.

Stream here on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Provoke’ is a dark and pain-filled classic from Raine

Provoke‘ is the fantastic new single from Dream Pop act Raine and it’s a terrific listen.

Raine is an electronic band from the Isle of Man that includes Suzy Manton and Martyn Cain. This meeting of creative minds has a big history in the local Folk and Post-Rock scenes respectively. It is the cross-over in genres that has created this dark Dream Pop project that is music to listen on loud. The sounds go through the walls and you feel in a different world.

This is about meshing our hands together to fully feel the love again after traumatic times. Walking again and getting through the pain inside. Breathing and letting go of what is burning you like a raging fire inside. This is a haunting broadcast throughout the world and the vocals give me chills in my spine.

With their debut release ‘Provoke‘, Raine capture a contemporary cinematic ballad of self destruction and loss, framed in the production setting of a Netflix Thriller. I certainly agree that this would make a fantastic intro to a show or during a deep moment. Raine impress highly and look set for greater things, their music is arched back and really to fly all over the world.

Stream here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Baad Acid send through psychedelic drone pop waves to inspire with ”Monolith”

Their music is out of a UK music. Perhaps Snatch or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It’s very dark and moody with some spooky sounds that keep you on the edge of your chair. The song builds and build, keeping us all captivated.

A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building. I feel like Baad Acid are busy jamming right now on a massive rock, with their sound effortless and professional. They have a sound that must sound even better live.

Monolith” is a grand song from the Douglas, Isle Of Man band. They are on another level with this and an entertaining song with lots of twists and turns. They have an earthy sound sound tight together. An act to watch out for in 2020 and for festivals in 2021 no doubt.

Check out their link on Facebook now for more.

To hear this song on Spotify be sure to head through there and tune into the waves.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen