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Bryan James Duffy wonders why the world couldn’t make this sweet human happy with ‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’

Going forward to the Neverland that is waiting for this kind heart who has decided that the time is now to end it all, Bryan James Duffy sings with tremendous love and care on this heart-stopping new single named ‘The Most Beautiful Suicide‘.

Bryan James Duffy is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based, Ontario, Canada-born indie singer-songwriter who meshes in tasty snacks filled with Americana, blues and folk packed inside to nibble on.

I love all facets of musicality. I don’t vocally sound like anybody other than myself. I’ve been a huge fan of guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Dereck Trucks and Johnny Winter.” ~ Bryan James Duffy

Gliding up in the clouds like an authentic hero amongst us, Bryan James Duffy performs with that classy style you can’t help but appreciate. The lyrics are deep and the tone totally honest, showing us deeply inside this all-too-common story that has, sadly, broken the hearts of way too many innocent humans.

I try my best to learn from that pool of incredible musicians in all attempts at perfecting my own sound. I’m still a student and always will be.” ~ Bryan James Duffy

The Most Beautiful Suicide‘ from Las Vegas, Nevada-based, Ontario Canada-born indie singer-songwriter Bryan James Duffy is a vocally excellent single that is packed with an important subject that many choose to brush under the carpet. Showing us inside this sad picture that unfortunately ended so tragically, this is a splendid single to make you think quickly about those who you should reach out to. Right now.

Listen up to this new single on YouTube and see more on his Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Shared Image urges us to buckle up and get ready on ‘Along the Way’

Taken from the 11-track album that was dropped on the 3rd June 2022, Shared Image tells us to enjoy the ride as the world is going through bone-snapping convulsions that might break your spirit if you aren’t too careful with, ‘Along the Way‘.

Formed by Craig Delin, Shared Image is a Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada-born indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

He has been playing music for over 20 years and has been in various bands such as Sueisfine, Hey You Millionaires, and Silver medals.” ~ Shared Image

Bringing the heat with a commanding performance that might have you doing some extra squats, Shared Image displays a tenacious mindset that shows us he is ready for anything and urges us to do the same. Heavy to the max and leaving us with no doubt that we need to wake up quick – before it’s too late – this is a track that will have you thinking deeper than before.

Craig’s influences include Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Slint, Thee Oh Sees, Broken Social Scene, Mogwai, and many more.” ~ Shared Image

Along the Way‘ from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada-born indie singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Shared Image is a vital reminder that we need to strap up quick, before we are flipped around and taken for a vicious ride. With reality twisted and so much madness going on, we are thrown into such an honest track that has so much truth coated all over.

Sung with a rigorous edge and packed with a punchy riff, this is a single to play loud. Really loud.

Hear this new track on Spotify and see more on the Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Toronto’s Jason Maxwell wanted it to last but finds that his former lover has moved on with, ‘For Now’

Released via Believe Music Canada/Flying Colours Music/Glacier Bay Entertainment and recorded in Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios, Jason Maxwell can see right through her eyes on the breakup fueled single about wishing for a different outcome with, ‘For Now‘.

Jason Maxwell is a Toronto, Ontario-based indie country/pop singer-songwriter who makes that emotionally-charged music to heal with.

Even though we had been broken up for a long time, I felt that things weren’t fully over between us. I loved her and still saw a future together. It was disheartening to realize that our relationship was really over and that she had moved on definitively.” ~ Jason Maxwell

Sung with a splendidly confident style that shall induce some rather resonant emotions to spill over, Jason Maxwell shows us how we need to know that something is properly over – before we can walk away for good – knowing that we tried to make things work.

The single follows Maxwell’s performance in the Netflix movie “Full Out 2: You Got This!” which also featured his single “Girls Like to Dance” on the official movie soundtrack.” ~ Jason Maxwell

For Now‘ from Toronto, Ontario-based indie country/pop singer-songwriter Jason Maxwell is a story that so many of us will probably have experienced or seen first-hand from a close friend. Steering us through the deep trauma of not having that closure needed to move on, this is the message that many need to hear. Ending the chapter properly and having that uncomfortable conversation, will truly set you free even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.

Hear this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music page for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hooker and a Handgun torch up the skeleton’s remains on their high-powered release, ‘Inferno’

Produced by the sublime skills on offer at Washburn Records, Hooker and a Handgun rage in with a seriously intense single that has just dropped off their piping hot new 6-track release with the fiery track that is, ‘Inferno‘.

Hooker and a Handgun is an Ontario, Canada/UK-based indie progressive rock band that makes a hefty blend of staunchly delivered music to vent out any frustration you might be currently feeling.

Making their debut with their new EP Inferno with high energy, heavy riffs and in your face vocals these guys are ready to rock your world.” ~ Hooker and a Handgun

Upping the voltage to deafening levels of unfathomable euphoria for all hardcore rock fans, Hooker and a Handgun show us that they mean business and entertain our shaken speakers while slamming down hard on the accelerator where others have forgotten where the clutch actually is.

Inferno‘ from Ontario, Canada/UK progressive rock act Hooker and a Handgun is a heavy experience that will probably slice your earlobes and ignite a passion inside you that has been taking a sleepy snooze lately. The vocals are raw and fierce, and the soul-smashing soundscape will possibly burn a hole in your fragile soul, as we are taken for a rampaging ride by a band that certainly knows how to scintillate our imaginations.

Sometimes you need a loud song to completely demolish all those pesky self-doubts which ultimately, shall do nothing to help you if you let them linger.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Toronto’s Jamie W.C. Graham shows love for that furry friend who is feeling the pain on, ‘Hailey In Limbo’

Taken off his new 12-track album called ‘Hurricane Violet‘, Jamie W.C. Graham guides us through the sweet story about a very special pet who really needs him right now on, ‘Hailey In Limbo‘.

Jamie W.C. Graham is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter/music producer who is of Irish and Chinese descent that raises awareness of mental health through his music.

He is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and seeks to represent queer artists and music-lovers all around the world.” ~ Jamie W.C. Graham

Sung with a true passion and a deep tone that will have you edging the volume up slowly so that you catch each moment developing in this fascinating story, Jamie W.C. Graham turns on the light and makes sure that all animal lovers will be there for their pet no matter what the elements.

Jamie additionally has a background in theatre, as well as mathematics and physics—Jamie holds a BSc from Western University in Physics and Applied Math.” ~ Jamie W.C. Graham

Hailey In Limbo‘ from Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based indie singer-songwriter/music producer Jamie W.C. Graham is one of those rare tracks that show us that genuine care and love for our animal friends will always be there, no matter the climate of the world. He sings with a real understanding about that important moment, that is sad that this limbo situation is happening, to a pet that is feeling so much discomfort right now. Animals are our partners in life after all.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

California metal band Slanderus urge us to grab our own destiny on, ‘Absorbing Infinity’

Smashing our previous mindset into tiny pieces to make sure that no unfavourable energy comes close to our precious souls, Slanderus helps us to see the light that is away from the darkness-packed narrative that is holding so many back from fulfilling their potential on, ‘Absorbing Infinity‘.

Slanderus is an Ontario, California-based progressive metal 4-piece band that makes a heavy but intricate blend of hardcore music to vent out any frustration to the universe.

Showing us that they are the type of band that will scare many and thrill others, Slanderus dominate the speakers with a heavy performance that might leave your eardrums rattling in utter delight with an assertive display of true might.

Absorbing Infinity‘ from Ontario, California-based progressive metal 4-piece band Slanderus is a story about wondering if you will flounder as a mouse stuck into a trap, or find a way to adapt and survive to move on to better times. There is roaring vehemence that lights up the stage here and simmers deeply into your veins, from an outfit that likes to call the shots and dictate what roads they go down. Wondering what could have happened, is definitely not an option.

Slamming the door shut on any potential roadblocks and middlemen with no genuine love for the music game, this is a track that will certainly excite metal fans who have been looking for new heroes to get behind after so much darkness.

Turn up the volume on YouTube and see their stories unfold on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Ontario’s Undefinxd wishes that he didn’t stray away from her love on ‘Stay’

Produced 4AWHILEE, Undefinxd drops his latest track that will take your mind into that time when you think deeply about that former lover who you miss so intently on ‘Stay‘.

Undefinxd is a 17-year-old Mississauga, Ontario-based indie Hip hop artist who is a new name in the scene and is making maximum impact currently with his quality soundscapes.

Taking inspiration from his late idol Juice WRLD, he entwines his personal experiences into his craft through a vivid mix of melodic production and insistent and iterative lyrics.” ~ Undefinxd

Seducing our speakers with something ultra-fresh and rather classy that induces our minds to wander into a memorable time, Undefinxd is quite superb on this fine single that has you embracing your loved ones as you show your gratitude while they are around.

Stay‘ from 17-year-old Mississauga, Ontario-based indie Hip hop artist Undefinxd is a regret-loaded track that is all about wishing that things could be different as you reminisce about that romantic partner you treasure, who has sadly faded from your life. Sung and rapped – with such an impressive tone and precision – that has you sitting down and closing your eyes. We feel a message that so many of us can certainly relate to, as we wonder why certain paths can’t join together like we planned out.

Listen up to this new track on Spotify and check out his IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Place To Place: Toronto folk band Ptarmigan are so peacefully excellent on ‘Rounder’

Sung with a gloriously enchanting wind that seems to breeze gracefully through the curious veins into your warmed-up heart, Ptarmigan are at their best on the single which will put you into a calm state of mind again with ‘Rounder‘.

Ptarmigan is a throughly entertaining indie-folk band based in busy Toronto who also have homely roots in cozy Peterborough, Ontario.

After starting to play together in 2009, these high school pals skillfully blend in various instruments like the banjo, to compelling levels of heightened enjoyment for the whole family to lap up lovingly.

There is much to lather into here – from a top band who seem to possess that world class ability – to totally immerse you into their love-filled offerings, which is such a delightful experience to tuly treasure.

At a time when much of the world is sheltering-in-place, how we think about home is more important than ever.” ~ Ptarmigan

Rounder‘ from Toronto, Canada-based indie-folk act Ptarmigan, is such a charming single which grabs your whole heart and takes you away from the real world for a while. The vocals are so sumptuciously delivered and each word has been carefully written, by a band who play for the love of the artform. This is the type of movie-like experience that deserves so much love, as you feel so swept away like a frolicking bird into the beautiful blue sky.

Hear this wonderfully peaceful new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dreading The Call: Oceans Of Tears tells the tragic story of that heart-pounding conversation on ‘Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix’ (feat. Nick Preymay Jr)

As he sings with that pain-filled voice which feels each moment of this dire situation, Oceans Of Tears recalls the night when the youngest son was sadly taken away too soon with ‘Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix(feat. Nick Preymay Jr).

Oceans Of Tears is the creation of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based indie pop/rock artist Steve W. Boily. He develops rock and children’s musicals, songs and videos, with his 80’s and 90’s inspired music created to add depth to a world that can appear to be so shallow at times.

It is 1 of 14 songs as part of a semi-autobiographical part live rock musical concert / part stage play written by him titled “DROWNED IN A SEA OF TEARS”. This is the track that started it all. It is performed by SHAWN, the main character of the musical which shows the pain and guilt he feels when he finds out that his brother Mike had been just killed in a car crash where drugs and alcohol were involved, leaving behind a young girls and boy who would never know their dad. He feels responsible for his brother’s death and must now contact his mom and dad to let them know of their son’s tragic death.” ~ Steve W. Boily

Sung with a really passionate tone and packed with a rainy ambiance that might have you shedding a small tear, this is an emotional single that has you thinking about those who are sadly no longer with us. The stormy roads have been cruel and unkind – as you look outside the window – to remember their memory, to try and only think of the good times.

Drowned In A Sea Of Tears Remix(feat. Nick Preymay Jr) from the Canada-based indie rock artist Oceans Of Tears, is a really sad story that is made with a nostalgic feel you can’t get out of your mind. The earth can be unkind sometimes and sweet souls who are gone should still be around, as we search for answers that might unfortunately elude us forever.

See this video on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Okay I See You: SirW moves swiftly onto the win with ‘Pass Da Controller’ (feat. BigLu91)

With a brightly-lit hunger in those ravenous veins and a motivated taste for the true victory, SirW sees that his time is now and tells others to move over so he can claim his rightful place on top with ‘Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91).

Selwyn Ichizedek Richard Williams aka SirW, is a Toronto, Ontario-based indie rapper, cook, anime enthusiast and music producer.

Featuring Luther Daniel Saunders aka BigLu91, a sizzlin’ Scarborough, Ontario, Canada-based rapper, this is a terrific new single which has your speakers bouncing in delightful enthusiasm.

Inspired by various animes, video games and movies, SirW’s music journey began at the tender age of 16 where he started creating instrumentals while being a cook.” ~ SirW

With vigorous raps of intent that seem to swirl just right into your intrigued soul, they morph together and grab the controls of their destiny with a gritty performance here. These are two skillful rappers on a mission to reach the finish line where the gold medal is at – and aren’t giving up no matter what the obstacles in the way – as they believe its their moment to be getting that W.

At 17, BigLu91 was given a pen and a pad by his Uncle and his main inspiration for music. After writing “Loneliness”, his first song about his absent father, BigLu91 found his outlet.” ~ SirW

Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91) from the Toronto, Ontario-based indie hip-hop artist and music producer SirW, is the message of not accepting second place anymore. Others have had their time at the top of the pack and have eaten greedily, whilst you believe the moment is now to jump up and never let this opportunity go by the wayside.

If you want it enough, believing in yourself is the only way to truly win in this game of life after all.

Hear this brand new track on Spotify and check out his SirW’s IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen