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Jake Speikers captured a daydream of longing with his 80s-swathed new wave single, Nostalgic.

With music fans clinging to nostalgia like there’s no tomorrow, the Minnesota singer-songwriter Jake Speikers has shown them the future of 80s-integrated pop with his choral dream of a new wave single, Nostalgic.

With Phil Collin-esque drum fills punctuating the dreamy atmosphere of the release which finds the middle ground between The Midnight and Cigarettes After Sex, the nostalgic pop wheel wasn’t reinvented, but it was creatively reimagined in this impassioned earworm that captures a daydream of longing in panoramic picture that you’ll want to expose yourself to time after time.

If you can’t get enough of the DIY pop artist’s achingly sweet sonic signature, you won’t have long to wait for the release of his debut, which traverses his experiences of coming out, heartache and coming of age. We’re already invested.

Nostalgic will hit the airwaves on November 17; stream it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Missing: Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds knows that she has a hold In My Head

Swimming back through a waterfall of a possible romance to treasure, Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds return with a fantastic fusion of sounds to bring smiles to the house on In My Head.

Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds is a Calgary, Alberta-based indie pop/rock act who have assembled a nostalgic sound which will have many licking their lips in joy.

There’s a lot of people out there, both young and old, who want nothing more than the sounds of the past to come back. I want to be their representative and ensure that happens.” ~ Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds

With a Michael Bolton-like aura and so much to love, while tapping those happy feet, Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds fly so freely like an airborne plane on a mission and rocket into our spirits on a timeless-sounding song which could be from the 80s or 90s.

In My Head from Calgary, Alberta-born indie pop/rock outfit Jackson Reed and The Silverbirds is a rather enjoyable melody made with the feelings of being head over heels for a romantic interest. Poised and precise throughout, this is a delightful innovation made with only pure intentions for the listener.

This is a soaringly well-made song with so much texture attached and shall take our hearts into an imaginative state of affairs.

Hear this new single on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

BP.frm.NC shows us where the flowers are hidden on ‘I Still Love H.E.R’

Taken off his 11-track album called ‘What Would Patsy Do?‘, BP.frm.NC wonders what happened to that old school feel that make him fall in love with the genre that is still entrenched in his heart on ‘I Still Love H.E.R‘.

BP.frm.NC is an indie part-time rapper who brings us back to that nostalgically excellent feeling and shows us that classic Common vibe we can’t ever forget.

Reminding us back to a time that was memorable and is still talked about like it was a World Series to remember for decades, BP.frm.NC opens up the History book and takes us back to that almost mystical time that so many have forgotten. Accompanying us back like a teacher and avoiding the lean times that have destroyed many bright minds, this is an excellent track to play loud and reminisce with.

I Still Love H.E.R‘ from the indie rapper BP.frm.NC is a golden age track that feels like is from the timeless 80s or 90s style that is still renowned as the best of its generation. Displaying mighty skills with the pen and flow that is combined rather calmly with an underground beat that shall catch your feet tapping, this is an ode to the good old’ days.

Music with a message is the reminder for us to ponder, as we wonder what happened to that beautiful time that felt like yesterday.

Listen to this new track with soul on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

COW understands that together is best and what nature intended with, ‘On and On’

With an unassuming vibe that has you turning up the volume to witness their sociable soundscape that reminds you of those happy days in the past, COW reminds us that we need to join hands and avoid staying indoors so much even if it feels safer these days with, ‘On and On’.

COW is a Liverpool/North Wales-born indie alternative 4-piece rock band that makes riff-filled music that has you feeling rather nostalgic.

Taking us on a genuine journey of contemplation that so many will wholeheartedly relate to, COW is one of those bands that keeps things nonchalant throughout and show us that ostentatious moves aren’t necessary when you keep the music vibes completely legit.

On and On‘ from Liverpool/North Wales-born indie alternative rock act COW is one of those songs that has you pondering what exactly happens to that valuable free time that we seem to waste, instead of seeing those who we truly care about. Sung with a calming air that gets you into a reflective mood, this is a track that shall have you humming along to the chorus for hours. Catchy music just grabs you sometimes, and this is a perfect example of a song made with true love.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

oh boy sings about that special soul who will always be unforgettable with, ‘her’

Sizzling our hearts with a love-filled single that will have you moving your whole body around no matter where you are, oh boy shows us that writing about ‘her‘ is the only way to go.

oh boy is an Alex Caesar-created indie rock/pop bedroom act who makes underground hits that put your mind into a different place in time completely.

The best band that you have never heard of.” ~ oh boy

Gracing us with a stylish single that has you in a dreamy mood you will never forget, oh boy is in scintillating form with a simply divine effort that has Alex Caesar’s signature vocals intertwined inside to perfection.

her‘ from the indie rock/pop act oh boy, is a nostalgic single that is filled with intricate guitar-playing that takes you back to a stage in your life that you can’t ever forget about. With caressing vocals that remind you of someone who hasn’t even entered his prime, this is a sterling release that will take you to that place where you were writing love letters to someone who took your breath away.

Love will make you do anything if you feel like they are the one.

Listen in to this top new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Scottish singer-songwriter Kenneth Anthony Morton seeks that love on ‘All The Yellow Fishes’

Taken off his new 13-track album that has recently dropped, Kenneth Anthony Morton sounds thoroughly reinvigorated after his brief hiatus in France to freshen up his mind and is at his best with ‘All The Yellow Fishes‘.

Kenneth Anthony Morton is a well-known Scottish indie alt-rock singer-songwriter who has been compared to Matt Berninger and The National, John Grant, and many more. This is a highly experienced artist who has written songs for some of the most critically-loved bands in the post-punk world and we see his class shine through on this real gem.

My songs are, in most cases, not about specific events, stories or issues, but are impressionistic. While each song has a distinct starting point or inspiration, I love that the songs become their own and allow me to develop each one in its own right, often with results that surprise me. My intention is to suggest, with the marriage of words, atmosphere and ambience, feelings and emotions which might resonate differently with each individual.” ~ Kenneth Anthony Morton

With comforting energy in abundance that has you sensing that this is such a nostalgic listen you feel is timeless and belongs in any era, Kenneth Anthony Morton blends in his descriptive storyteller mentality to expert effect on this mellow single that will have you singing along.

All The Yellow Fishes‘ from the Scotland-based indie singer-songwriter Kenneth Anthony Morton, is a well-crafted track from a highly recognized artist who has seen it all. He sings with a real air of calm that gushes through your inquisitive mind, as you reflect on your own journey in life. Made with catchy lyrics and intricate guitar playing that is such a vivid listen on the soul, this is a memorable single you can play on loud and soothe the soul with.

Listen to this brand new release on Soundcloud and see more of his story on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Never Let You Be Alone: Monday Feeling wants that love forever on ‘Don’t Stop’

Featuring passionate vocals that has you whistling innocently along as this throwback tune gets into full rhythm, Monday Feeling wants to keep the night going as long as possible on their latest single ‘Don’t Stop‘.

Monday Feeling is a Korea-based indie four-piece Rock band. They make a fun blend of mostly happy music that is catchy and reminds you of music from the 90’s.

After touring the USA a few years ago and proving to be a big hit with fans all over during their travels, they went home to reorganize after many lineup changes that threatened to derail all the progress they had made before.

With a smooth energy and ravishing riffs which have you feeling so reflective, this is a terrific effort that has clearly been made with love from a band on a mission to become known.

Don’t Stop‘ from the Korean-based indie four-piece Rock band Monday Feeling, is a nostalgic single from a confident outfit who swarm the speakers and bring a fun groove to proceedings. This is the story of wanting that closeness as long possible, which is a feeling that so many of us can relate to during these lonely days.

Check out this new track on the YouTube channel and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In A Pretty Place: Catherine Porter recalls those beach-filled heavenly memories on ‘Dune Road’

Co-written by Kevin Malpass, Catherine Porter fondly remembers those incredible memories that shall never be forgotten on the lovely new nostalgic single ‘Dune Road‘.

Catherine Porter is an inspiring New York-based cancer survivor, Mom to a daughter and five year-old maltese/yorkie dog Roxie, blogger, and indie folk singer-songwriter.

Dune Road pays homage to a lifetime of memories of a childhood to adult beach home.” ~ Catherine Porter

You feel her gloriously honey-wrapped voice that is so kindly tender and organically kind, as she remembers those moments that were scary, sad or truly happy, as she takes us to those incredible pictures that can never be traded for anything.

This is such a classy effort from a highly skilled artist who keeps her composure so well here on this highly personal track, which has shown us the vast emotions that come with losing a little piece of yourself deep inside.

After my sister died from Covid last April, my parents decided to sell the house. The day we moved was a tearful day, but I’m oh so grateful for the years I was lucky to grow and flourish there. The memories will always run deep.” ~ Catherine Porter

Dune Road‘ from the wonderfully honest New York-based indie folk singer-songwriter Catherine Porter, is that sunset by the fire type of track that has you feeling the sweet ocean breeze all over your shivering skin. Sung with a pure beauty, she sends a fitting tribute to her lost sister and this wonderful home.

The house you grew up in has sadly been sold, but the vivid memories will be impossible to forget and shall be cherished forever.

Hear this stunning new single on her Spotify and see the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

George Beck – 90s/High: Nostalgic 90s Vocal Techno/House

George Beck dropped a music video for his song “90s/High” earlier this year. The title track couldn’t have been more self-explanatory: The nostalgia for the 90s rave dance scene kicks in vividly.

And the dance scene isn’t the only item that George Beck sings about in this old-school acid house/techno anthem. He is reciting his lyrics in an Underworld-style delivery, recollecting all the good stuff from the nineties, the clubbing and this song maker’s carefree youth and dominance of free will – representing a whole generation of people for that matter. Realizing that this is a contemporary recording is quite odd; the same goes for the VHS-imagery music video.

Naturally, this is a creation which shall generously give joy to people that dearly treasure these images, this mood, this lifestyle, even though this spiritual wealth might have been transformed to nothing more than a block of memories. Kudos to George Beck for blessing us with some precious name-dropping; everyone who was there/familiar with it all, will acknowledge and instinctively smile, for the rest there’s Wikipedia.

Thank you George Beck. This is “90s/High”, get nostalgic here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

Fam – Hey Fam: Nostalgic R&B Lullabies

Fam released his debut EP mid-November, dubbing himself as a R&B hopeful. Whilst there’s undoubtedly some talent underneath the surface of his tracks, they could do with some fine tuning. Tracks such as ‘Friends Don’t Leave Friends’, have all the key elements that you’d expect from a R&B and Soul track, but they appear in a sporadic fashion. The upbeat tempo rattles throughout the track with scarce melody. The layering of the vocals is just a little too much to fathom for it to be a truly enjoyable track. The back beat is relatively tinny, which is a shame for the Atlanta based singer songwriter.

His vocal ability offers promise, alongside the dubious electronic effects. With a higher production quality, I have no doubt that Fam could rise up in the R&B ranks to become a star, once he’s truly mastered the woozy lullaby sound that he’s aiming for. His sound is heavily influenced by a mix of nostalgia and euphoria, yet it’s lacking the sincerity that you’d hope for in a track.

I hope to hear more from Fam in the near future once he’s fine tuned his style.

Check out the new EP on the SoundCloud link below: