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Sleeping in Circles honeyed their indie-post-grunge seminal single, Grey, with beguilingly artful melodicism.

Sleeping in Circles

 The Little Rock, Arkansas outfit, Sleeping in Circles, bridged the gap between Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden in their honeyed-with-melodicism standout single, Grey.

With sludgy hooks by the smorgasbord and a gruff yet soulfully smooth vocal melody striking enough that it will continue to reverberate through your consciousness long after the quiescent outro, Grey is an unforgettable indie release that stands as a testament to the trio’s songwriting chops.

Grey is the first single to be released from the upcoming LP, which is due for release in September 2023. If the rest of the album carries the same evocatively arrestive beguile of the title single, Sleeping in Circles will be the creators of the most seminal post-grunge album of the year.

Grey will be available to stream on all major platforms from August 25; hear it via their website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

She Knows I’m Gangsta: Arkansas rapper Amp Wayne builds up the heat on Reloaded (feat. Ed Dolo)

Dropped from his upcoming album Pressure, Amp Wayne is in no mood to mess around and straps up with his hardcore team who are ready for war if needed on his booty-bouncing new single Reloaded (feat. Ed Dolo).

Amp Wayne is a Little Rock, Arkansas-based hip hop artist who is mostly known for his songs DRACO and MONEY SHOWER with moneybagg yo.

Slicing the competition apart like a hungry lion and making some big statements that could stir up the hornets’ nest, Amp Wayne and Ed Dolo join forces rather well and show us their leader mentality with a rugged song to drink your tea with. Featuring a pounding beat that might catch you off guard, this quick-fire effort which is laden with that street mentality that shall keep many alive.

Reloaded (feat. Ed Dolo) from Little Rock, Arkansas-based hip hop artist Amp Wayne is a thunderously delivered single that shows us a bag-packed mentality that is only raising those stacks to the roof. Showing us that trip from poverty whilst also setting a warning out for those haters, that this is no time to get silly as their armoury is rather stockpiled like the military at the moment.

When you know you’re the best, leaving the noise to others is probably the best bet.

Watch this new music video on YouTube and find out more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Moving swiftly on: Pamela Hopkins makes it clear that ‘Somebody Here is Walkin’

Pamela Hopkins sings with a real statement that leaves no doubt that her former lover’s indiscretion won’t be tolerated on new single ‘Somebody Here is Walkin‘.

Little Rock, Arkansas, indie-Country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pamela Hopkins, is an inspirational woman that performs with a honest style that makes her endearing to all listeners. Her authentic energy transforms the sonic experience and you can’t help but enjoy her music and sensational vocals.

When you have put in the effort to learn the piano, drums, cello, bass, and harmonica, you know instantly that this is a proper musician. Her stunning voice puts the cherry on the top, as you have an electric sensation in your bones when you turn up the volume on high, while sitting back and tapping your feet throughout.

With a glorious vocal ability and a girl-power mentality, she shows all the ladies out there what to do when you have been messed around. Her storytelling is vivid and the excitement she has for music- is crystal clear to see and hear.

Somebody Here is Walkin‘ from the incredibly well-respected and hugely talented Pamela Hopkins is an example to us all that you can be a full-time musician, if you want it enough. After stints in law enforcement and as an English teacher while still performing with her beloved band, she is a bright light of guidance to goodness in this dark world.

Standing up for yourself is the only way to go and anyone that doesn’t respect you enough by cheating when you have given them your heart- deserves to be shown the door swiftly. Never mess with those goodbye shoes as they pack quite the kick.

See the music video on YouTube and find out more about this exceptional talent via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen