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Fauna recollects on disillusionment in pre-COVID times in their alt-indie-rock anthem Didn’t Wanna.

Fauna

With so many big names springing out of the Manchester music scene, breaking alt-indie-rock artist Fauna have some stiff competition but their latest single, Didn’t Wanna, establishes them as an artist worth a spot on your radar and in your gig diary.

Didn’t Wanna was written during lockdown while the fourpiece recollected on those nights out that aren’t worth the Uber fare because the minute you find yourself in a crowded room, there is no place you would rather be but home. Despite the relatable disillusionment, Fauna succeeded in creating a fervent earworm out of Didn’t Wanna. Every introvert will want it on their feel-good playlists.

With sonic angular riffs sweeping through the soundscape that was constructed through influence from Kings of Leon, Peace and Foals along with instrumental stylings of 70s rock and 60s psych-pop, Fauna’s sound in their fourth single hit the airwaves as an endlessly distinctive one.

Instead of crawling out of a mould cast by Manchester icons, Fauna’s constraint-less sound breathes an air of ingenuity into Manchester’s music scene, often stifled by Joy Division, The Fall and the Smiths assimilators. If you needed any additional reason to love the pioneers, they also brewed their own Didn’t Wanna IPA to coincide with the release.

Didn’t Wanna hit the airwaves on May 21st; you can hear it for yourselves via SoundCloud and Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Journey To True Bliss: Guy Jackson and Hetty Clark are spellbinding on new single ‘Catching Paradise’

As they join forces beautifully to make this tremendously satisfying single, Guy Jackson and Hetty Clark are on a life-long mission to always be ‘Catching Paradise‘.

Guy Jackson and Hetty Clark are a wonderful London-based indie-electronic duo, who make that calming music that has a catchy cool beat which takes you to the place of your dreams, in spectacular fashion.

This is the story about wanting to stay in your ideal world as long as possible, your body and soul is tired from this insane world and you just need to break free, as you never look back to the past again.

You feel the colors wrap stunningly in your soul and you imagine the blue soul, with her soothing vocals holding you close, the background is so alluring and you feel so free while listening to this fantastic track.

Catching Paradise’ from London, UK duo Guy Jackson and Hetty Clark, is the elusive chase to get to where you need to be, wherever that is in your mind. This is a peaceful song that feels like you are in a different planet to the one that you find yourself in now. The journey to ultimate peace is a long one, but is achievable if you visualize it enough and never give up for this chosen path.

Stream this beautiful single on Spotify and see more about their journey on Guy’s IG and Hetty’s too.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wanting others to win: Henny Holyfield shows the world how its done (ft Mistah F.A.B) ‘Win (Remix)’

Henny Holyfield shows us all how its done on his latest release. With Mistah F.A.B in imperious form, ‘Win (Remix)‘ is an exciting new Hip Hop track and this is the story of a man that wants others to do well. This is a selfless emcee that is one of the good guys, in an often ego-driven industry.

With a flow that is absolutely classy and hits the spot just right and a visual video that captures the moment perfectly, this is a message of peace in a war zone year of madness.

With an attitude that raises the game, Henny Holyfield (ft Mistah F.A.B) sends the world a positive message on the ‘Win (Remix)‘. This is an ode to the way music was supposed to be, supporting others and wanting those good souls to well.

Music in 2020 is all about rap beef and creating headlines to drive clicks. This is a swing back to the old school and for this, Henny needs to be acclaimed and admired. Hopefully his message spreads to the youngsters in the music game who can gradually change the native. People dying and getting hurt over music is something that needs to end as soon as possible.

See the music video here on YouTube and find out more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Singer-songwriter/Poet Michael Golden sends us a mellow gem on ‘Ship in a Bottle’

Singer-songwriter/Poet Michael Golden sends us a mellow gem on ‘Ship in a Bottle‘ and this is a wonderful indie-folk masterpiece that soothes the soul from all worries.

This is the 2nd single from the new upcoming full album ‘Some Kind of Holiday‘, this exciting track dropped on November 20th. A song that you can’t help but like, the layers are so lovely here and the lyrics are so wonderful. This is half poetry, half singing and this style is so fun to listen to.

Ship in a Bottle‘ from Michael Golden is such a pleasant surprise to the ears and heart. He sings with such meaning and this is a peaceful single that brings us back to the good times of music, those times where you can relax and reflect while looking into the ocean. The seas are very high right now in the world but this is a new single that calms the waters and throws us a life-jacket to save ourselves. A true modern day classic this and the incredible vocals and cello are a wonder to listen to.

Click here for the YouTube music video.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

German band Sombrerobeach sing with love of better days on ‘Christmas Will Be Different’

German band Sombrerobeach are back with their new single called ‘Christmas Will Be Different‘ and this is a reflective song about that special day for so many in the world. 2020 will be different but we can all be kind anyway.

This exciting Indie studio music project are based in Germany. Their unique name comes from one of their favourite beaches in the beautiful Florida Keys and their music sounds allow their fans to feel good, relax and chill out while listening. This is that mellow music for the whole family to enjoy. This is that music that everyone in the family can enjoy, from young and old.

The awesome band Sombrerobeach impress us on ‘Christmas Will Be Different‘ and this is a love story about this day that won’t be the same this year. We can instead hope that 2021 brings some normal life again. This is a lovely track that brings the heart some warmth as this is a song made with care.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

”Hold You” from King Kent is the caring song the world needs right now

With the world in a lot of pain, we need healing music to make us forget about worries and unite. Some artists have the ability to do this with their voice. This is one of those times where we just need to put our headphones on, hold hands and unite.

King Kent has such a pure voice and he brings you into his song with expert precision and care. ”Hold You” is such a beautifully created track and hits all the right notes. This is a song about holding that special someone really close and not letting go. With a soft guitar background, I just want to click my fingers and join in. This is the type of music that can be played for all ages and all humans of the world no matter where they live. This song crosses borders and if there is a Peace Concert in the USA soon, King Kent needs to be on that lineup. I could see candles and lighters up high with everyone singing along.

Get on Spotify now to hear this song and more from this fantastic singer-songwriter from Chicago in the USA.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen