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Love that slides in to make it right: Jop & Grace Walker soulfully lift the gloom on ‘Thief in the Night’

The beat captures your imagination like staring at Table Mountain for the first time, your heart beats a bit faster and you meet that person that was a stranger a few hours ago. Your eyes lock in and you know this is going to be a fun night. London based trumpeter, keyboardist & writer Jop joins forces the gorgeous vocals of Grace Walker, and they burst into our lives with the soulfully sweet sounds of ‘Thief in the Night‘.

The beat is quickly in sync to what we need as there is so much soul here. Her voice is so magnificent and graceful, just like her name. The two are so connected to making an absolute classic here. This is about meeting a person that you want to connect with and your heart has been taken already. You know you need to be careful but the lust is so quick to draw you in.

There are so many influences here that make this such a great listen from Jop & Grace Walker, as you close your eyes and just smile in that goofy grin that makes you feel good. The rhythm is galvanizing and everything is alright again with the world. They don’t make music like ‘Thief in the Night‘ anymore, and a throwback to those good old days is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Find that love again with the single on Spotify and see more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Renee Stormz & Altosounds drop the magnificent Hip Hop-fused ‘Love Is’

Taken off the full ORE MI (My Friend) album that just dropped on the 3rd November 2020, Renee Stormz & Altosounds show us what ‘Love Is‘.

London born emcee, producer and singer-songwriter with Nigerian heritage, Renee Stormz, who is now in South Manchester. She joins forces with composer and sound designer Altosounds on this absolute gem of a track that is a song you won’t be able to stop listening to. Yes, it is that good.

This is all about that sweet love, that love that we are crave any whether it is meant to be or not. This is a deep track, full of intricate beats that make you feel relaxed and thoughtful, meshed with raps that are of such high quality- you might need a cold shower to cool off.

”The songs are a reflection of the individual and collective journeys of Renee Stormz & Altosounds, portraying an amalgamation of Heartbreak, love, triumph and perseverance through connection and friendship.”

The sonic landscapes are quite incredible here and this is music that heals the soul. With a message asking what love is, this question is paramount to our hearts and thoughts. It is a question that is hard to answer, but through music we can try. This is an excellent track that is easy to get lost in and is one of the best of 2020 due to the excellent production and vocals that are so real and beautiful.

Here is the Spotify link to hear this top quality track.

Follow the journey on Renee’s Facebook and Alto’s too.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s high-flying Post-Rock act National Service are in superlative form on ‘Caving’

Caving‘ is another masterful effort from the fast-rising UK act National Service who are signed to the legendary Indie label Fierce Panda.

National Service are a London based Indie-Post Rock band who have an energetic style and posses a real flair in their sound. With a strong and spectacular style, they drive in speeding hot with supremely style and vivid vocals that really impress. The superlative groove sticks in your head and melody will be stuck in your head for ages.

This is all about not being too hard on yourself in 2020. You are tired and a bit sick of everything. Your sleep patterns are not what they should be and you are not feeling normal. We all need to cut ourselves some slack and realize that it’s one day at a time at the moment.

With a vocal delivery that is so honest and each word means something, no effort is wasted here. The driving guitar riffs gets you in the mood to dance in your lounge. This is top quality track and you can see why this is a much-heralded outfit.

National Service are the type of band that you tell your friends about and wish you could see them in your local music bar. They transform powerfully like Optimus Prime as their new track unfolds before your eyes and ears, and you suddenly start to feel better and realize that things will be okay.

Caving‘ from North East London band National Service is an atmospheric single that seeps into your heart and doesn’t let go. They have a gift of sounding better and better as the song goes on, which is a true sign of a quality band. This is an important message of being kind to yourself despite what the world looks like right and a warning to not overthink anything too much. With a captivating sound that brings you close like a magnet on metal, you are locked into a sound that is so pleasurable for your sensitive soul, that needs a big lift. Luckily National Service are the elevator and we just need to walk through the door in order to hear this absolute gem of a new single.

Click here to stream this rocking track.

Hear more on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Chamber Pop that illuminates: Heren Wolf’s ‘Far’ is a spectacular song filled with warmth

Chamber Pop that illuminates: Heren Wolf’sFar‘ is a spectacular song filled with warmth and deep energies that filters into our hearts.

Heren Wolf is an Italian pop singer-songwriter based in London who has a voice that pieces through you, you can feel the raw beautif and how incredibly well this song has been constructed.

‘The imagery of the‘womb’, representing the safe and primordial place, in which pain hasn’t yet left its mark.’- Heren Wolf

With a soothing start that has stunning piano riffs that are so touching and encapsulates how safe the world should be. After making a fresh move to London, this is all about a new times. Taking the time to heal from all that happened in the past is key, moving on is even better as it enables you to start again. New friends and new memories.

Heren Wolf’sFar‘ is such a masterpiece, the layers here are so magnificently meshed together and you can’t help but appreciate this new song. Music like this doesn’t appear all the time and this is a track that needs to be hear and played to get that extra bit of beauty back in our lives.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Kasseo transforms our ears with the marvelous ‘My Way’ ft. Cordelia O’Driscoll

London’s Kasseo transforms our ears with the marvelous ‘My Way‘ ft. Cordelia O’Driscoll and this is a song to focus with and get into the zone. There is so much beauty here and 2020 is suddenly a much better place.

Seth began writing electronic music when he started his exciting Kasseo project when he was at University. After massive success on Soundcloud, the whole game changed. He then began scoring music for adverts and documentaries, things have got so busy and his music has been licensed on thousands of projects.

You know you need to change your perspective right now and get back to where you want to be. You care about them so much and you want to be together. You won’t change your ways and you will be yourself throughout.

My Way‘ ft. Cordelia O’Driscoll from London artist Kasseo is such a gem of an indie-electronic song. There is so much to like here and you feel like you are in the ocean, trying to clear your mind and get that inspiration back. This is a song made with such quality, the sounds are quite therapeutic. An excellent song that make you fly in the sky, breezing in the air, feeling free again.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Old Dreams’ from London band Foreign TV is an ode to old school love

Old Dreams‘ from London band Foreign TV is an ode to old school love and the great moments that those give you in your veins.

This is a band with a unique style, you just know that they have made this song with their own sound and they don’t try and sound like anyone else in the world.

This is that laid-back vibe as you think about that special person in your life and how her hair flows, how she walks and talks. You are madly in love and this could be the one. Each thought you have is about her and you wish you could see her everyday for the rest of your days.

London band Foreign TV impressive massively with their new song ‘Old Dreams‘ and this is such a lovely track. With a UK rap style that is mixed into an indie track without pretentiousness. This is the type of track to enjoy late at night when you are relaxing after a long day. A top track that is such a worthwhile listen.

Click here for the Spotify link.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London singer Ross Western rides the airwaves above with the electric ‘Easy’

Easy‘ from Ross Western is a new single full of life and energy, this is a artist on a mission to be known all over the globe.

This is a quality songwriter, producer, engineer based in London who returns with a new song that has a brisk start that catches your attention. This is the follow up to his last effort called ‘Worlds‘, full of touching piano and a movie feel. A more than worth follow up is seen and heard here, such is the brisk quality. This one is a bit edgier, with a indie rock kind of journey. I love the varied skill set which shows off the talent we are exposed to.

Easy‘ from Ross Western is a fun journey above the clouds, you just want to fly while listening to this truthful experience that makes us all smile. This is a perfect weekend song by the beach, living life the way it should be. The vocals catch you and fill you up, the guitar riffs reminds you that this is a song to support.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mari takes Electronica in an ethereally new direction with “So Easy”

London-based artist and producer Mari dug up the roots of underground UK EDM and planted them within their hypnotic debut EP ‘Midheaven’.

Lush layers of reverb lace steady beats with ethereal glazing in the standout track ‘So Easy’, allowing the track to border on the celestial. With warm, yet phantasmal vocals, So Easy doesn’t solely offer instrumental entrancement. Mari’s sultry vocal timbre will leave you transfixed as she explores her evocatively wide vocal range.

There’s also an incredible intimacy to be found in So Easy. Tonally, the soundscape may share qualities with those cooked up by the likes of Warpaint, but Mari’s love for the underground resonates throughout the entire EP.

You can check out Mari’s single So Easy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Irish singer-songwriter Eiza Murphy is effortlessly incredible on her new single ‘Black Hole’

Eiza Murphy is effortlessly incredible on her new indie-pop single ‘Black Hole‘, her voice transfixes all of your senses.

Eiza Murphy is a conscious artist from Cork in luscious Ireland. After moving to the big lights of New York when she was 15 to study, she learnt what she needed and then came back to the UK. Living in busy London from 2018, she has performed all over the city and has big plans. With lots of radio play, she is on a mission to get her vibrant music out there.

Black Hole‘ from Eiza Murphy is a cinematic masterpiece from all angles of view. The sounds are so well put together, the production matches her voice so well and you can’t help but smile. This is the type of musician that is around but you have to do a bit of digging to find gemstones like this. This is music from an upcoming series or movies surely, the beauty is for all to see and enjoy. The Irish singer is an act to keep a very close eye on,

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Del Gibbons and Marina Berry fire in with party beat on ‘Hollywood’

Del Gibbons feat. Marina Berry fire in with their party beat on ‘Hollywood‘, a 3am type of song which is a fun listen to get us on the dance floor again.

Del Gibbons is a Scottish-born producer who is now based in busy London in England. He is also a presenter, actor and composer. This is a man with a lot of experience in the music world and he loves challenging himself to learn new skills.

Marina Berry is a singer-songwriter, front-woman, backing vocalist and session singer with a fantastic voice that is so powerful. She is on full form on this new single with her style that is so stunning to listen to.

This is all about the crazy world in Hollywood. Things are fake and there are a lot of trophy wives out there. You want to try and avoid that as you want something real. You see so many people who are lost at night and you want to be the knight in shining armor and show them what life should be. Being happy and not worrying about small things that don’t matter.

Del Gibbons feat. Marina Berry are on full flow with the dance-infused ‘Hollywood‘, this is a song to turn up real loud.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen