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Miranda Joy is absolutely magnificent with new single ”The Fall”

There are some artists that just have it. Their voice is stunningly delivered, the tone is perfect and they sing without trying too hard. This is pure talent and is a pleasure to listen to. I feel relaxed and drift away like I’m on a quiet lake on a sunny afternoon.

Miranda Joy has a soulfully genuine voice that takes you away to another peaceful world. With striking pureness she washes away all our fears and makes everything okay.

London based and working on a few projects, this is one of the UK’s finest talents around. On the way up and shining bright, we are in the midst of this fantastic singer- pianist’s time to shine.

The Fall” is all about picking yourself up after falling. You need to dust yourself off and embrace the fall. Learn from the lesson while patching yourself up with the medical aid kit of life. Smiling in the mirror and laughing about the unfortunate events. This is the only way to mentally survive and not drift too far down the dusty and wind-filled road. We should try and hold onto the good memories and remember that tomorrow is another day.

Stream this fab new song right now on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London singer Rea can’t control her love on ”You”

You get the feeling deep in your bones and you just know it’s right. You feel like a teenager again and can’t stop thinking about them. Breathing properly can be hard sometimes and you pinch yourself. Is this actually real?

Rea is a quality singer from the UK and she effortlessly shows her emotions on ”You’‘. Formally from the Midlands, she is now based in buzzing London where she can stay close to all the best venues. Signed to Streets Music, I feel like we are witnessing a future star that is just getting started. Her voice is majestic and I can’t stop listening to her. The vocals are so clear and the love story is so relevant. The feeling of meeting someone that makes your heart flutter like a happy bird is a sight to behold.

Classically trained from a young age in piano, cello and clarinet, and vocals, this is one impressive resume. Add poetry to that list too. Influenced by Emeli Sandé and other artists in this genre, Rea strides through impressively to create her own lane in the music industry. This is a huge talent and her pop infused music is on full display with her scintillating performance on ”You”.

Get this new song in your ears right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Sultry beats emanate from Ale From SummerClub’s ”Sabanas”

Vocalist, Producer and part of Thenasa8, Ale From SummerClub is one busy musician. He alternates between London and Madrid. Ale makes really good music too and this is his time to shine as a solo artist.

Sabanas” means ‘sheet’ in Spanish. We all know where this is going. This is a stupendously sexy song that makes me want to comb my hair and put on a new shirt. Sadly I have no hair and my washing is in the dryer so I’ll let Ale From SummerClub do his thing.

This is summer house all the way with quite possibly the naughtiest song of 2020. The beat hypnotizes you and you just want to remember those fly dance moves you might know. This is love music with lots of groovy beats to make your crush blush all night.

With the single coming off the ”LUCKY13” EP from the 1st June 2020, the timing couldn’t be better here for a party release. With the world slowly opening up, it would be surprising not to see this song pushed on radio and clubs.

This is quality party music to wash your ”Sabanas” for.

To hear this beat with so much charm, get your fingers clicking on the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Prince of Sweden pulls on the heart strings with live video of ”If You Speak to Her, Tell Her Thanks for Me”

Breakups are an emotional roller coaster and can really affect you for years. Perhaps forever. However, you can learn a lot about yourself and its important to cherish those good memories.

Prince of Sweden is a true indie folk singer-songwriter from South London and is emerging slowly but surely on the UK music scene. ”If You Speak to Her, Tell Her Thanks for Me” is the new release from this young musician and we are blessed to have a lyric video to watch.

Recorded at Stonepitts Farm, this is a beautifully sung live track and I really enjoy the simple video. This is a sad song and was captured perfectly. The message here is that Prince of Sweden (James Phippen) is grateful for the great times but knows that it’s over and time to move on.

Wearing a smart white jumper, Prince of Sweden encapsulates a man that is expressing his hidden pain about this new development. I like his voice a lot and would love to watch Prince of Sweden play live. This is the type of singer-songwriter that is low-key and not worries about being flashy on Social Media.

Let’s look for more songs from this real talent who is sure to shine on the local scene when pubs and venues open up again. He is a mysterious figure who will have his time to shine.

To find out more about future shows head to his Facebook page.

Click on this YouTube link to hear this beautiful song for this brilliant singer-songwriter from South London.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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East London artist SmoothVee strides through stylishly with real ”Surviving”

Directed brilliantly by FourtyFourFilms, this is the brand new music video from the soulful and consciously self-aware UK emcee SmoothVee titled ”Surviving”.

We are taken a local gig where the crowd are loving this quality performer. This is the start of the video and I am hooked already. I feel the locals energy and this is the kind of buzz I was hoping for. Then we are led through to SmoothVee’s local hometown and with added flashbacks of the live performance.

We are all surviving. Life is tough right now but we must push on with true friends is the message.

Founder of Label Capital Citizens Records, this is an impressive release and further establishes SmoothVee as one of the best in the UK Hip Hop game. What I like the most about this video is that he is in touch with his community. So often you see musicians get a bit of fame and then change their whole style to fit into whatever current trend is popular. SmoothVee is a man of the people. The streets raised him and he is proud of where he is from. This is a message that is real and genuine. Take note kids.

Stream this new music video right now via YouTube.

For more music news I’d suggest heading to his Facebook page so you can find out gig news and more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Rum Buffalo – Screama Preacha featuring Kathika: Rhythmically Filthy, Cinematically Flamboyant Prog Swing Hop

Rum Buffalo

If rhythmically filthy yet cinematically flamboyant Alt Rock is your bag, you may want to make room on your playlists for Rum Buffalo’s flamboyantly transfixing Prog Swing Hop single “Screama Preacha” featuring Kathika.

The progressive track utilises an impressive horn section which will reinvoke any love you harbour for Swing music. Yet, Screama Preacha is anything but archaic. The tensile friction within the soundscape allows this highly innovative mix to ooze seductive contemporary appeal as it evolves through offerings of Cinematic Indie Rock, Nu Metal, Funk Rock and Jazz.

Usually, you’d need to look to Mike Patton for offerings of such arrestive aural innovation, but Rum Buffalo has proven with Screama Preacha that they possess plenty of their own uniquely alchemic appeal.

The lockdown may have hindered Rum Buffalo’s summer plans, but they’ve got plenty more tracks in the pipeline io release throughout 2020.

Head on over to their website where you’ll find links to their releases and social media.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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London’s Sols X the Nominees bring that real funky Hip Hop with ”Best Of Us”

Yes please. This is exactly what the doctor ordered and us mere mortals must just chill back, turn this up loud and enjoy. That good vibe is here and its all going down right in London town, thanks to Sols X the Nominees featuring Braceman.

This stripped-down Hip Hop Funk Jazz band starts us off with some awesome bass lines to dust off the speakers, followed up by the phenomenal vocals of Ashleigh Barker-Hughes to make everything okay. We are treated to a sound that is so joyful and the overriding human instinct is to just smile and dance away.

The Nominees teamed up with Sols, a well-respected rapper and poet from East London recently and together with Braceman, they bring the good times back on ”Best of Us”, a song all about keeping your head despite all the madness going on. The band impresses with a song that is of timeless quality. This is a happy journey of self-reflection and knowing what your best is and keeping that to those that really matter. One of the UK’s biggest rising bands are in top form with this release and the world is their oyster.

Get some funky soul in your ears on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Warrington’s Kaleiders pay homage to their roots with ”Subway Station”

With an energy-filled style that keeps you thoroughly hooked throughout, Garage Rockers Kaleiders are proud of their new release and it shows. I love everything about ”Subway Station”. The track is stacked with heart and includes a catchy melody that is guaranteed to have you singing along joyously, all through the track.

After gigs in Manchester, Liverpool and London, I feel like this act are making their name known in the UK and the music just seems to improve after each release. With their debut album set for later on in 2020, these are exciting times for the 3 piece.

Kaleiders take us on a journey in the local subway station, falling asleep on trains and wishing that she was still around with regret tingled lyrics of lost love. The band are punk inspired and have garage rock influences that keep you listening intently. ”Subway Station” is a fantastic single that has been delivered via the train speakers at exactly the right time and the results are spectacular. This is a band that deserve more respect and will surely be rocking out live as soon as venues open up in the UK. The crowds await.

Stream this fantastic single and more on their SoundCloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s The Lightness Of Being shred through the speakers with ”Red Summer”

With hard-hitting lyrics plus a raw and distorted sound with experimental riffs- this is London Hard Rockers The Lightness Of Being time to shine. They have just released their moody single, the ominous ”Red Summer” and it’s a song to play with the volume up very high to capture the band at their best.

With a song that could be the theme track out of a Hollywood action movie, they remind us the perils of the current dark days we are in.

With a frenetic start, ”Red Summer” wakes you up and puts you into a strange kind of mood. You are a bit paranoid and the haunting background noises of doom sparks up your imagination to a dark and lonely place. The Lightness Of Being have been a rock band since 2009 and their experience shows. The band are easily able to toy with our souls, grabbing our attention, before exploding into a fury of high impact rock that is sure to light up any stage. A quality band with a ferocious sound that doesn’t get too much, ”Red Summer” is launched into our ears with devastatingly effective results.

Stream this experimental London band’s new track on SoundCloud and check out the whole collection.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Will James reminds us of real values with bluesy classic ‘’Bo James’’

https://soundcloud.com/willjamesch/bo-james/s-T6B4igR2y1b

I do what I love, I don’t need to sell my soul. Ah yes Will, you are absolutely right. In a crazy world, full of fakeness all over, this is the kind of music that is so good for the soul. It’s authentic, has elements of Jazz, Blues and all that good stuff.

I can imagine going to watch Will at a small, basement club, full of real music fans. This is the kind of place that warms my heart. Will’s voice is strong, he holds his tone well and man, this guy can write.

London native ‘Will James’ would be a treat to watch live I’m sure. He is a part of the street musicians in the City, playing as much as possible and inspiring those locals and tourists that bother to listen to good music. This is a true solo artist and one that I hope gains much love worldwide. Will & Bo James have soul and that is rare.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen