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Ferocious Leeds punk upstarts Mince smash their paws on the window with Misprint

Sawing off the tree and doing it with a cheeky wink too, Mince surge through with a striking single to dust off those mud-soaked boots with on their stomping new release called Misprint.

Mince is a 5-piece Leeds, UK-based indie post-punk band who blasts through with a thunder-like entry into our shocked souls each time they drop the heat.

Misprint is a problem that nobody is ever likely to face. We all have irrational fears, but what about the worries our minds haven’t even begun to cover? If you feel like you’ve forgotten or left something at home, it’s probably just the knowledge that anything can change your life in an instant. Be care-free.” ~ Mince

With fire in their bellies and so much venom laced inside and ready to bite at any moment, Mince send our minds alive and is a swimming pool of fun with a sensational single to get truly excited about. This is raw to the core. Just the way it was intended.

Misprint from Leeds, UK-based indie post-punk band Mince, is a hammering new single which will cause a few rib cages to be tested. Powerful in delivery and soaring with a tremendously exciting sound, this is a mood-altering track which shall take our breath away rather quickly.

Hear this fine single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Keep On Calling: That Is Good grows tired of being used on Get Shut Off

With a debut album on the way soon, That Is Good shows us what it’s like to feel like a trophy on his goodbye-forever single called Get Shut Off.

That Is Good aka Dan Fielding is a Leeds-born, London-based indie alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who makes a highly memorable blend of catchy music to never forget.

On a stunning single that will have many questioning whether they are in the correct relationship, That Is Good shows us it’s okay to end things if you feel like your soul is being damaged.

With an ear-soothing soundtrack to assist anyone who needed a reminder that you can indeed get away from dark days, this is a highly impressive release that might be stuck in your head all day.

Get Shut Off from Leeds-born, London-based indie alternative artist That Is Good is a terrific song which will lead you to that door if you know that it’s time to walk away. Sung with a real intensity and a foot tapping groove, this is a reminder that sometimes people just want to use you for their own greedy ways. Filled with a vocally excellent vocal ambience and a lyrical awareness, this is that story about waving goodbye and never looking back.

When you don’t want to answer your phone, you know that it’s truly over forever.

Listen up loud on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rising Leeds band Thysen smashes through our ceiling with their ‘Splinter’

With groovy riffs and an anthem-sounding style that is made for massive stadiums, Thysen unleashes their drum-snapping melodies to electrifying effect on their latest single to be totally enthralled by on ‘Splinter‘.

Thysen is a Leeds, UK-based indie post-shoegaze quartet who were making massive strides in the local scene before this horrific pandemic cruelly wiped out their progress.

Since entering the scene in 2019, they have been perfecting their unique blend of herbs and spices.” ~ Thysen

Sending us into a better state of mind with an exciting performance which shall get your head nodding in total delight, Thysen return with monumental display made with a robust tone and vocals which will have you listening closer.

Expect a range of sounds from melodic shoegaze to emo and stoner.” ~ Thysen

Splinter‘ from Leeds, UK-based post-shoegaze band Thysen, is a splendid single that will wash away all your doubts and shall thunder into your mentality like all the best songs do. They are a tight unit who have been developing their sound and seem ready for the next step – as they make that powerful music you can’t forget – that will get the who crowd completely enchanted into their message.

Listen up to this new track on Spotify and see more via their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leeds brothers The Dunwells show us that genuine romance is actually possible with their latest masterpiece, ‘This is Love’

Taking us into an enchanting world that is loaded with a wonderful romantic glow of hope, The Dunwells show us the light with their latest gem that shall set your cold heart free again on, ‘This is Love‘.

The Dunwells is a Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana brother band that are one of the most respected groups around and shows their undeniable class yet again.

The Dunwells have found favour with audiences across the world having toured extensively in USA, Europe and the UK as well as having supported artists including Mumford & Sons, Tom Jones, Scouting for Girls, Bryan Adams & Elbow on their UK tours.” ~ The Dunwells

Displaying a real grace and kindness that seems to be missing from modern-day society in many forms, The Dunwells are quite exceptional and return with another ear-warmer to change your mood and take you into a kiss-filled place of love.

The brothers have taken their ‘indie-folk’ roots to a new level, experimenting and underpinning many of the tracks with soaring, intricate and studiously interwoven electric guitar infusions.” ~ The Dunwells

This is Love‘ from Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana band The Dunwells is a majestic effort from two souls who are connected smartly as one, who has made a really special single here. The vocals are so smooth and sealed with that pacifying wind that helps you ease all worries away, with a song that might make your day a lot better.

Sometimes music is designed to heal, and we are blessed by a tremendous performance to truly embrace and never forget.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Talkc doesn’t want that sexy lover to ever leave on the hot dance single you need to hear called ‘Your Body’

With a beat so hot you might need a cold shower to cool down your fiery soul, Talkc drops a new single that is perfect for those steamy dance floors that are full of new lovers with ‘Your Body‘.

Talkc is a Leeds, UK-based indie EDM solo artist who makes the kind of sensual music vibration that takes your breath away and has you in awe of the speaker-shaking stimulation at hand.

With an electric vibration that might cause a few blushes to be easily seen by those who know what it feels like to be with someone who you can’t take your hands off, Talkc sends our minds into a spin with a dynamically-excellent single that all party fans need to swim deeply into.

Your Body‘ from Leeds, UK-based indie EDM solo artist Talkc, is a new summer-like single that is piping hot and meant to leave a cheeky smile right all over your face. There is nothing mysterious here – as the lyrics tell you exactly what is going on – while the kisses only get steamier throughout this tongue-touching gem of an experience. This is the type of track to play loud when you are with your romantic partner and want to make a point, as you gaze into those alluring eyes and hope that this night never ends.

Listen in to this new single on Spotify and check out the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Picturing You And Me: Kitty Richardson wonders if they will ever be together on ‘Silhouette de Femme’ (feat. Sines)

Featuring ravishing vocals and an artistic movement replenished with delightful colours you will be totally transfixed by, Kitty Richardson shows us into her inner mind as she daydreams about that innocent love she has kept to herself for so long on ‘Silhouette de Femme’ (feat. Sines).

Kitty Richardson is an award-winning indie-pop singer-songwriter and music student from Rutland, UK, who studies music composition at the University of Leeds.

With her concentration on full as her gaze turns into something much more than meets the eye at first, Kitty Richardson is at her unique best on a new single that has you completely enthralled – by such a compelling experience – that has you glued to your screen. Bringing forth paint-filled visuals as she sketches us the picture of where her mind is currently inside, she skillfully lets us into her studio to watch this cinematic wonder unfold.

Silhouette de Femme(feat. Sines) from the fascinating Rutland, UK-based indie-pop artist Kitty Richardson, is a mood-altering single from an artist who keeps you locked into her story like all the greats seem to do. Her mesmerizing style has you quivering at times as you sense her romantic feelings towards someone who doesn’t know she exists yet.

Sometimes life can have you distracted by a love that might never happen, as it stirs your senses alive like a hot flame on your fragile skin.

See this stunning music video on YouTube and see more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kiss You Softly: julian wants that proper romantic feeling with ‘What You Gotta Say?’

Orchestrated by the fast-rising music producer LCDWVES, julian cuddles close with his lover and feels their innocent hearts beating so much faster with his vocally-advanced new single all about wanting more but knowing that you should live in the moment with ‘What You Gotta Say?

Julian Tong aka julian is a 19-year-old Hong Kong-born, Leeds, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter, pianist, and photographer.

After graduation, he moved to Leeds to study photography and continued to pursue songwriting and storytelling, teaming up with talented producer and close friend  (Ambrose Yan). With a blended fresh production by LCDWVES, a new generation of sound was formed.” ~ julian

With his youthful exuberance soaked all over this sexy new single that has that glint sparked into your eye again, julian rises above all the bad role models out there to create a lane for himself that many will want to follow. His voice is so pure and seems to calm your whole body, as you look around and wonder who is going to be your next lover.

What You Gotta Say?‘ from the Hong-Kong-born indie-pop singer-songwriter/pianist, and photographer julian, asks that vital question that we all want to be answered. With so many people realizing that their fairytale might be all a lie, this is a return to that moment where everything is so simple and romantic as you hold each other close.

With the world so irritatingly confusing sometimes – this is a sweet track that will bring you back to hoping again – that not everyone out there is a vampire-like player and out to destroy your fragile soul with one fatal bite.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t This Wait: Leeds indie-pop act Forgettable Faces drop catchy new single ‘Tomorrow’

On an introduction that has you thinking you are in a family-friendly video game you can’t stop playing, Forgettable Faces bring us a sweet song all about taking time to heal up today as there is always ‘Tomorrow‘.

Forgettable Faces is a fresh-faced Leeds, UK-based indie-pop band. Mixing in a fusion of pop, rock, funk and blues into a tasty treat to munch happily into, they are an outfit that is new to the scene and make that type of music you can’t help but tap your feet with.

Originally formed during the pandemic, Forgettable Faces have independently recorded, mixed and mastered their debut EP using the instrumentation available to them at the time.” ~ Forgettable Faces

With an unassuming nature that isn’t too flashy and in-your-face like a lot of bands, Forgettable Faces calmly transports us to their DIY sound that puts an instant smile on your dial. They are a compelling act and after being inspired to make music due to these locked-up-inside times, there is much to enjoy about a group that performs with such a kindhearted style.

Tomorrow‘ from the lovable Leeds, UK-based indie-pop band Forgettable Faces, is a highly-catchy track all about leaving the washing up and anything not important until the morning, as things have been so stressful lately. Sung with pure energy and backed up with such a heart-healing nature you can’t help but enjoy, this might be a perfect song to start your day off with. Sometimes you just need to relax after all, and not worry about small things that don’t actually matter right now.

Hear this catchy new track on Spotify and see more of their socials on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tried To Hide It All The Same: Lara de Belder shows her utter disgust at a cheating ex with 3rd single ‘It’s All Over’

After feeling the full authority of this hideous pandemic that slammed the doors shut on many music venues and creative opportunities beyond comprehension, Lara de Belder shows her determination to move past a relationship that had so much promise before but sadly faded away on ‘It’s All Over‘.

Lara de Belder is a phenomenally talented London, UK-based, North Yorkshire-born, University of Leeds and Royal Academy of Music-trained, indie jazz/blues solo artist, musical director, and actor, who sings with a vocal output that you will always remember fondly.

‘’I’ve been interested in writing my own material for a long time and dabbled in the past, but before the first lockdown hit the UK I was involved in several bands and projects and that was where I was putting most of my energy. I didn’t yet fully believe in myself as a writer and solo artist, so the self-doubt found its comfort in prioritising these other ventures. It wasn’t until we literally couldn’t do our gigs and other projects that I realised the opportunity that was being presented.’’ ~ Lara de Belder

With the excellent producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Rodwell on board, Lara de Belder closes the door on a broken room that has too many cracked walls to live in – as she tried to ignore it for so long – and regrets waiting until everything shattered right in front of her. With superlative vocals from a highly-praised singer who is in inspired form, you will feel like you have just witnessed an extraordinary track performed with that rare quality you have been waiting all year for.

It’s All Over‘ from the decorated London, UK-based indie jazz/blues solo artist, musical director, and actor, Lara de Belder, is a sensational single that could be in any era, due to the smokey class and outstanding ambience. Her voice is so vintage and she shows us the consequences when a former lover left that once-sweet love for dead. This is class personified and a release that is quite clearly something extra special.

Hear this sizzling experience on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Know I Shouldn’t Need You: Sensational Leeds singer Pixia is addicted to the taste on ‘Pink Sugar’

After dazzling our minds on the exceptional single ‘If I’m On Your Mind‘, Pixia stuns our tastebuds with her brand new lip-loving release all about questioning why you miss that taste you shouldn’t like on ‘Pink Sugar‘.

Anna-Rose aka Pixia is a Leeds/Manchester, UK-based indie electro/dark-pop singer-songwriter who sings with such genuine beauty which warms up your whole consciousness to believe that anything is actually possible if you believe in yourself enough.

”” I originally wrote ‘Pink Sugar’ at 16 years old on acoustic guitar. The finished product has been inspired by a variety of influences: from new wave bands such as Japan and The Cure to contemporary female artists such as Melanie Martinez and LANA DEL REY. My range of influences inspired me to experiment with the sound of ‘Pink Sugar’ to create something pleasantly familiar, yet also very unique to my listeners.” ~ Pixia

Pixia is on top form with a stunningly propelled single that is sung with her signature sweetly-tipped vocals that somehow has your heart beating faster than you can ever remember, as she takes us into her angelic world of lust. She has a world-class ability that is unconditionally spellbinding and is one of the most alluringly classy singer-songwriters around.

Pink Sugar‘ from the scintillating Leeds/Manchester, UK-based indie electro/dark-pop singer-songwriter Pixia, is a quite brilliant single from an artist who seems to tingle your ears like no other artist around at the moment. Her lusciously expressive vocals and intelligently-created lyrics – are quite gorgeous and she shows us into this story about feeling sick – that you are still thinking about a former lover who you know isn’t good for your ravenous soul.

Hear this highly captivating single on Spotify and see more via her growing IG music account.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen