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Andrew Bradley advocated for unity in the infectious grooves of his latest single, Everybody’s Welcome Here

Hot on the heels of his debut LP, All Things Considered, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Andrew Bradley is set to unveil his unifying funk-dripping pop-rock hit, Everybody’s Welcome Here.

After an 80s funk hop reminiscent intro, the single unravels as a kaleidoscopically groovy hit that will leave you itching to hit a dancefloor and move to the intrinsically rhythmic magnetism. With the attitude of Britpop and a perfect pinch of Beatles-esque 60s psych-pop, Everybody’s Welcome Here is a compellingly textured sonic TARDIS of a release that couldn’t be better timed.

In such a divisive era when it feels like the pot is being perpetually shaken to breed antagonism in the atmosphere, Andrew Bradley served an all too welcome reminder that acceptance is one of the highest virtues we should all find a little more time for.

Prior to releasing Everybody’s Welcome Here, Andrew Bradley has gained experience in the industry as an artist and producer. From The Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville to Abbey Road Studios, his multi-faceted talents have graced plenty of the bucket list studios.

Check out Andrew Bradley on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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

Piano and Vocals with Orchestral Energy: Laura Loh Takes Off!

Laura Loh is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer hailing from Hampshire, UK. Her background in classical and jazz music, combined with her inclination towards pop and alt-folk, has resulted in a unique and versatile sound. Loh began her musical journey at a young age, classically trained in singing, piano, and violin. At 13, she picked up a guitar and started writing songs. She has since released her debut EP “Sunrise” in 2020, which featured two BBC Introducing Tracks of the Day. Loh has also performed at prestigious music festivals such as Weyfest, Westival, and ValeFest, and even recorded vocals at Abbey Road Studios.

Loh’s latest single, “Cold Morning,” co-produced with MUNBOI, is a lovely piano-centered ballad that showcases her captivating vocals. From the first note, her voice draws you in with its sweet and genuine tone, displaying impressive range and control. The simple yet beautiful piano melody serves as a perfect foundation for Loh’s lyrics, which depict a heart-wrenching story of longing and loss.

As the song progresses, the addition of drums and backup vocals build in intensity, leading to a climactic finale that will leave listeners moved and inspired. The backing vocals, in particular, add an extra layer of depth and emotion to the song, perfectly complementing Loh’s vocals and the overall sound.

“Cold Morning” is a prime example of Loh’s ability to blend different genres seamlessly. The song captures the essence of alt-folk while incorporating elements of pop and classical music. The result is a track that feels both fresh and nostalgic at the same time, showcasing Loh’s mastery of melody and lyrics.

NY’s JShell teamed up with rock royalty for his post-punk spliced hit, Haunted

To kick off 2023, rock-inclined NY multi-instrumentalist, JShell, will be releasing 15 music videos in 30 days from his hotly anticipated audio and visual album, IN MY HEAD, featuring members of rock royalty, including Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Katie Jacoby (The Who).

We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of Haunted, featuring Karen Abrams, Fernando Chirinos, and Sofie Jane. The single starts with a dramatically suspenseful horror score before giving way to the gravelly post-punk basslines and vocals that flow in the same biting vein of PIL and Magazine to bring in a nuclear explosion of rock.

The female vocals bring a shot to the heart of Joan Jett glamour before the maniacal riffs extend the progressive nature of the hit that throws curveball after curveball. It’s not rock n roll as you have known it before, but anyone with an affinity for experimental rock will want to get acquainted with this riotous feat of ingenuity.

The official video for Haunted will premiere on January 25th. Catch it on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

I’ll Take You Out: Incredible Indiana singer-songwriter Jacob Dircksen wants to make it last on Sixteen

Inspiring us to take charge of each day, Jacob Dircksen waits for those dreams to come true on one of the most uplifting singles to hear today and it’s called Sixteen.

Jacob Dircksen is an Indiana-based indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the music world and hasn’t stopped since.

Jacobs writing style seems to reflect his life struggles and successes, and his music speaks clearly on his own personal experiences about life, loss, and love.” ~ Jacob Dircksen

A proud member of the United States Marine Reserve, Jacob Dircksen performs with so much passion and desire to be happy with a special human. Taking us through a few years and guiding us through what it takes to make a relationship work out, we find a glorious soundtrack to young love.

Sixteen from Indiana-based indie singer-songwriter Jacob Dircksen is an absolute anthem to millions of lost souls. Showing us deep inside and showing us self-aware lyrics with romance in abundance, this one of the most electrifying releases so far in 2022.

When you know it’s special, never let it go without a fight.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Mind Likes To Trick You: Joshua Woo will always remember that special smile on Goodbye

Reminiscing back to the past and walking that path back to a special moment, Joshua Woo knows that it’s time to wave Goodbye to something that has to move on for two hearts to fully heal.

Joshua Woo is a UK-based indie alt-electro artist, music producer and multi-instrumentalist who formulates splendidly calming music to heal the world.

”’This song has been around for a while. Going through many different permutations. It feels appropriate it should all come together now. As this song feels like saying goodbye to the year that is leaving us and hello to the new one incoming.’ ~ Joshua Woo

Compelling to the core and never letting go of its authentic atmosphere, Joshua Woo sends our roots into a reflective state of affairs on this underrated gem. This is a song which will surely be timeless as it is packed with so much vocal quality to savour like fine wine.

Goodbye from the multi-instrumentalist and music producer Joshua Woo is a stunning soundtrack which will be entrenched in the souls of millions. This is an honest story which so many shall find rather familiar, in a world where relationships seem to end quicker than before.

When you feel like its time for closure, it’s probably time.

Listen up on Spotify. See more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

KAIS culminates a sense of hope in a disparate world with his Indie Psych Folk two-track release, Willow

With every new release from the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, KAIS, we know we are in store for two things, deeply intellectual yet accessibly resonant contexts, and a glimpse into a brand-new facet of his creativity. His latest two-track release, Willow, was no exception.

The opening single, Willow, is a defeatism-traversing intrinsically melancholic work, which utilises solemnly angular art-rock lead guitar lines to completely submerge you in the cold tones that exemplify the isolation and frustration over deceit. Regardless of the inspiration of the lyricism, Willow extends sentiments that will viscerally resonate with anyone feeling adrift by the contemporary times, which all too often leave silver linings out of sight.

The second single, On to Land, uses an extended prelude of ardently raw acoustic guitar strings, rhythmically hammering zealous emotion before the first word is spoken. After cavernous shimmering reverb crawls across the folky, sparse soundscape, there’s an interlude of silence before the melody picks up under KAIS’ vocals, which are fervid in their urgency to culminate a sense of hope in a disparate world. Closing on a turbulently psychedelic outro, you’re only human if you delve in for a repeat experience of the awakeningly affirming release.

Listen to Willow on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gone Crazy: Marlon Bianco drops groovy new single We Once Knew

Knowing deeply that he needs to dive away from the trauma and madness to enter a new galaxy with so much excitement, Marlon Bianco senses that his mind has already drifted away into a happier place on We Once Knew.

Marlon Bianco is a North London, UK-based indie alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who formulates anthem-like creations to stir the soul awake.

He started writing songs on his Roland keyboard toy, using just few simple chords and experimenting with electronic sounds. His first dark jazzy tunes were inspired by the long walks wondering the streets of an empty London. He is kind of a melancholic cyberpunk, who loves to live at night and to be surrounded by the city lights.” ~ Marlon Bianco

Displaying such class and poise when others are acting like somebody else, Marlon Bianco is in assertive form and is rather dynamic on this fine new release.

The album, “Life in Low-fi”, which mixes elements of psychedelic ballads, jazzy and electronic sounds, was recorded over 5 days at the Ovo Studio in Margate (October 2020), where Marlon had the freedom to play and explore different instruments, drumbeats and moogs.” ~ Marlon Bianco

We Once Knew from North London, UK-based indie alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marlon Bianco is a true story all about staying sane in this rather odd time. Sung with so much meaning and mysterious elegance, this is a track to play loud when you need to be inspired again.

Knowing when you need help and doing something about it is always the wise path.

Listen to this new single on SoundCloud or follow more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Cagri Raydemir – Unscripted Surrender: Meet Your New Favourite Prog-Rock Pioneer

With vocal reminiscences to Serj Tankian’s softer vocal lines and the gypsy punk rogue Eugene Hütz, Cagri Raydemir’s latest single, Unscripted Surrender, featuring musician Salih Korkut Peker, is a charisma-fuelled feat of intellectually crafted prog rock innovation.

With 12 albums and 5 EPs under his belt, the Munich, Germany residing singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer has notably poured blood, sweat and tears into developing a sonic signature that will leave a perpetual mark once you have been exposed to the achingly beautiful motifs that take his sound far beyond the standard bar for independent artists.

While the instrumentals refuse to bow to genre constraints and break the monocultural mould in the process of the progressions, Cagri Raydemir’s autonomously alternative sound compliments the lyricism which operates on a near philosophical level.

Unscripted Surrender is now available to stream on Spotify with the rest of his 2022 EP, Shortage of Identity. 

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Llectronic drops a pulsating song that shall shake the dust off on Impermanence

Taken off the 13-track album called ElectrogenesisLlectronic has released a mood transforming single to heal with called Impermanence.

Llectronic is a North West, UK-based electronic artist, music producer and multi-instrumentalist who is adept at making those influential songs you can’t ever forget.

Blending ambient sounds and instruments from different cultures into contemporary music to create dramatic soundscapes you can dance to.” ~ Llectronic

Shuddering our earlobes and tickling our fancy, Llectronic has found the sweet spot and doesn’t let the moment pass for a second. There is a sizzling song inside here that might burn your fingers if you aren’t too careful. Short-lived but hardly forgettable, if you are looking for an electronic experience to swim inside, here is your cure.

Impermanence from North West, UK-based electronic artist/producer and multi-instrumentalist Llectronic is a marvellous creation that has been lifted from a place of peace that is taking us into a better world. After all the cold and darkness, it feels like this is the call for calmness to restore properly into our lives through a tremendously smooth beat-that seems to shake all the bad energy out like a duster.

Bringing us something to hold on to when everything else is burning, shall change your mood’s infrastructure.

Listen up to this fine single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen