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Why don’t you just tell him: Guesstimate tells us the story of the letdown on Thomas Is Waiting

Thomas Is Waiting by Guesstimate

With a funky vibe that will recast moods into the transporter mindset like Jason Statham on the run, Guesstimate takes it up a notch and has made a movie soundtrack to rev up the engine called Thomas Is Waiting.

Guesstimate is an indie prog-fusion band from New Brunswick, New Jersey who are on a mission to slice the world into a more cutting-edge place with an illuminating presence.

Impressing all the way throughout with a delightfully intense anthem to get sonically intertwined inside, Guesstimate is that top-notch group that might get the intestines rumbling with joy.

Thomas Is Waiting from New Brunswick, New Jersey-based indie progressive act Guesstimate is the kind of song which will ramp up the energy and take many into a memorable place. This is quality to the core. This is a rather great soundtrack which has been designed with patience and brilliance.

If this doesn’t get the tastebuds ready, nothing will.

Check out the single rise to life on Bandcamp.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Fade Away: Amanthi Beam helps us remember the precious moments of innocence on Mama

Inspired by her daughter and glistening with joy on this gorgeous single which helps everyone who has felt rather low in this savage climate, Amanthi Beam transmits the purest form of music possible on the sure-fire must-listen for a lost generation on Mama.

Amanthi Beam is an emerging multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer who is on a mission to do what she loves and stay in a healthy mindset despite the worries of the world.

I’ve struggled a lot with depression and suicide as a teen. I consider myself very lucky to be alive still.” ~ Amanthi Beam

Taking us on a majestic voyage and illuminating through the darkness, Amanthi Beam is quite extraordinary inside this excellent song which will make many sad hearts smile again. Delighting throughout, this is a tremendous song to praise for its core beauty.

Mama from multi-instrumentalist and electronic music producer Amanthi Beam is a total gem which deserves as much love as possible. Hurtling us through the galaxy and sending us a massive lift into a happier place, we find a tremendously precise single to play on loud.

Listen up on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Underhill West Interview on A&R Factory: Mission through the galaxy

The much-loved and vibrantly appealing pop duo from Greece, Underhill West, sat down with us recently to slice it up music-wise. They tell us about their new release Mission, performing prolifically and delighting us with warm and groovy memories.

Hello there Underhill West. Thank you for joining us today. First, how has the start of the year begun for you and which town can we find you in today?

Underhill West: Hello, Happy New Year, and thank you very much for having us! The start of the year finds us resting from the 3-gigs-in-a-row in the last days of 2022. We are in Thessaloniki, Greece, right now discussing business about our new album; Mission.

Please tell us all about your latest release and explain the creative process.

Underhill West: Our latest release is a concept album called Mission; with eight powerful and atmospheric tracks that engage you in an allegorical story of a character in a dystopian future society being chased by a massive corporation addressing today’s social issues. This album might be the first part of a trilogy of albums. We had so much fun jamming and discussing concepts in the studio and then producing with tapes, 808s and all kinds of retro gear to achieve this warm yet edgy sound of this project. Nevertheless, having good friends and incredible artists doing voice acting is what took this project to the next level!

How did the act start and who is all involved?

Underhill West: We started as students back in 2005, writing our own stuff even then and playing rock covers in live gigs, mostly in our hometown Xanthi. Except for Michael and Tasos, who are the two current members, a few other members were involved in playing keyboards and bass. We’ve lived the classic band thing; to the fullest before we became a duo!

How would you describe your sound?

Underhill West: Our sound is warm, groovy and saturated, like a favourite childhood VHS movie from today’s point of view. We adore creating mind-blowing soundscapes and fitting them into two-minute-radio-friendly songs.

What’s the wildest thing you have ever seen at a gig or music festival?

Underhill West: They are so much! The latest we can recall is somebody going out of the venue and buying us a cake (!!!) that then let us side-stage as a present. That felt so pleasing after the gig. Another one was performing in front of an English audience when Queen Elizabeth II passed away and got a request to dedicate a song to Her Majesty. We performed Leonard Cohens Hallelujah and everybody got emotional. Music is so powerful!

What do you have planned for the rest of 2023?

Underhill West: We are currently working on presenting Mission; live. We want to deliver this album’s energy and vibe on stage and perform it everywhere we are welcome! Festivals and live stages mostly. Also, writing and recording the rest of the story that Mission; introduced is challenging, and we can’t wait for that process too!

Last, what do you hope changes in the music industry to make it better for fans, industry professionals and artists alike?

Underhill West: As fans of globally well-known artists, we see that music being pushed by the music industry is hitting a plateau right now artistically. Concepts are getting repetitive and more nostalgic without any suggestions for the future of music. The bottom-up system of indie artists having the freedom to upload their songs on platforms seems to include very promising suggestions. Still, it needs scouting and amplification to get to the public. We hope people involved in the music industry evaluate all kinds of music out there impartially to expand the vibrations that the world needs right now. This is how The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa got to the public. In the beginning, there were no filters and terms of the agreement. We are optimistic. The new generation understands how art differs from its business part. We serve music to go the world forward; we aren’t being served by music.

Listen up to their new music on Spotify. See more news via IG.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

Think About Me: kai Kyoto refuses to go back into a toxic romance on Escape You

Wishing that he could help save a lost soul while still feeling traumatized by the entire experience, kai Kyoto finds the exit and sticks with the original plan to fly away from discontentment on Escape You.

kai Kyoto is an Atlanta, Georgia-based indie hip hop artist who is on a courageous mission to help the world become a much better place to live.

If you’re not willing to take the time and understand me or listen to my art, this is not the place for you. I don’t promise to be the best, but I promise to give you my best. Just like each and every single one of you, I’m human. I make mistakes. I’m not perfect. But best believe I’m trying.” ~ kai Kyoto

Nibbling our thoughts into a turmoil-filled frenzy, kai Kyoto has the ability to change perspectives. Layered so skillfully and rather audaciously constructed as our attentions veer back into a precise moment, which had the enormous power to alter everything in an instant.

Escape You from Atlanta, Georgia-based indie hip hop artist kai Kyoto is the kind of single which so many need to hear right now. Feeling stuck in something so unloving is surely bad for the heart, as this is that important reminder to rather cruise the scene before souls are crushed unnecessarily.

When the vibes are off, it’s time to switch over into a fresh path.

Listen up to this fine new single on Spotify. See more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen