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Way In: Peach Giraffe wants much more on the emotionally-charged electronic track ‘Hate Letting Go’

As he screams in potent disgust for being pushed outside that is much to his annoyance, Peach Giraffe puts it all on the line as he strives to find that elusive way back no matter what on ‘Hate Letting Go‘.

Peach Giraffe is a Midland, Texas-based indie electronic singer-songwriter artist and music producer. He makes that raw edged music that cuts deep into your perspective, and has you looking further inside his state of mind.

I make music that I would love to hear. I usually just make whatever I’m feeling or what I hear in my head.” – Peach Giraffe

You feel his disappointment for being let outside into the cold when he wanted things to be stronger than before. His mind swirls wickedly with confusion as to the reasons – as he swarms on the mic with an agitated attitude – that shows his hunger for redemption.

Hate Letting Go‘ from the Midland, Texas-based musician Peach Giraffe, is the story of being unhappy with what transpired and doing whatever was required, to make them understand that you are not accepting this outcome. This is a full-paced single that has your heart beating rather quicker than before, as you turn up the volume to capture his mood and dig further to understand his raw vocals.

The single has you thinking about when you were thrown to the wolves – took your bruises and frostbite – and came back to see where you went wrong, so you could make amends as you can’t let go yet. A fiery and determined mindset, is the way forward in any situation.

Stream this exciting new single on YouTube and see more on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Top Shelf Feel: North London emcee A STAR drops tremendous ten track album called ‘Samples’

Sparking up that tasty cali with a quality rolled release that settles your nerves from these wild times, A STAR expertly smashes those bars real hard, on the new gritty ten-track album that gives you hope about UK Hip-Hop again with ‘Samples‘.

A STAR is a fast-rising North London emcee with so much fire in his raw rhymes, his street stories about how he sees life is so relevant, in a strange world where there is so much divisiveness and confusion instead of just peace and love.

Its a happy night when all of your team make it home. This is an example of a wild story that tells you all you need to know about his current mindset and this is a striking insight into how things really are, away from what the often watered-down television says.

The particular highlights are definitely ‘Candle Light‘, ‘Smoke In The Air(feat. Big Sam) and ‘Squad Goals‘. He swarms the mic with realness that will have you astonished — the busty beats seem to mesh like code on a crisp website — his admirable loyalty to his true family is noticeable, as his wordplay is wizardry-like and on a rare level of self-aware enlightenment.

Samples‘ from North London rapper A STAR, flows through your mind due to his top shelf lyrical delivery that has you bouncing your head and tapping your feet in adulation. In a genre where there is so much competition and artists come and go so quickly, he has claimed his spot right at the top of the underground where the best are at.

Stream this fire new album on Spotify and check out the visuals on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gotta Be Careful: Boston rapper Ace Capone knows the next move needs to be the right one on ‘HeadSmoke’

With the blaze game on the tightly rolled every time he’s hungry, Ace Capone rips a freestyle quick-fire track to tease us into his next creation on ‘HeadSmoke‘.

Boston, Massachusetts rapper Ace Capone, drops that raw street-hop trap that has you in a flux of emotions, as this rapid energy of a video has your head spinning, as to who he really is.

The mysterious raps has you thinking extra deep as you transfix yourself into his state of mind. The money is slowly starting to build up and he is seeing results, as the pressure mounts up too and loyalties are tested real quick. Its crazy how a maddening pandemic can actually help you truly find out who your real friends are, and who definitely isn’t.

HeadSmoke‘ from emerging Boston rapper Ace Capone, is that raw new track to let us know that he is keeping his eye on the prize, as he gets his music collection ready to blow up. The team needs to be strong however, otherwise all the cards will fall down like a ton of bricks and fold it down to the ground, to be locked up forever.

Check out the video on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Came To Win: JESSICA-DRUE has a sound that is so ‘Infectious’ for the soul

https://spinrilla.com/songs/2690069-jessica-drue-infectious?fbclid=IwAR2AZdVaQpsc_ZBCOx6Lv42FU7MAYe0m67QopNpWvWdMhMsArco1XpaKdCM

With her ten star flow rushing through into your veins like a powerful waterfall, JESSICA-DRUE puts the gloves on to wrap up the competition via her new fire track called ‘Infectious‘.

JESSICA-DRUE is a smooth-voiced London-based rapper with a leader mentality, who performs from the heart and makes that honest music about the path to true happiness inside the bottom of your soul.

This is the story of doing what you have to do in order to survive in this wild world, that is full of doubt and excuses. She throws down with the best of them here with her catchy rhymes about doing it the right way, as she ignores the lame wannabees who are so clueless that they will get stung sooner or later by the wild game, that she knows all too well.

Her style is raw and never corny, as she blazes in with a confident style that has you bouncing in your seat, as she raps with so much fierce ferociousness and refreshing self-awareness.

Infectious‘ from the superb UK emcee JESSICA-DRUE, takes us on a journey through her world as she rips the mic down to its fragile bones, cutting through all doubts on a catchy beat that matches her ambitions just right. This is a quality track that shows her growth as one UK emcee to truly embrace, as she throws her heart and soul into every line she drops.

Stream the track here and see her IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Anti-5G in full force: Felix & Cyko show their growing frustration on the raw and rebellious ‘Shotout’

There is fire everywhere, guns are casually swung around like kids toys, and the Rap-Rock is so ravaging and extremely raw. These young men are clearly angry with the world and 2020 has just added more paraffin to an already burning mosh pit of disillusionment. With job losses at record levels, so much hate around and twisted 5G news strewn all over TV sets globally, this is the worrying state of affairs currently for many. When drugs are easier to find than work, this creates a flaming fire-pit as Felix & Cyko join forces with Treeburke to light the fuse on this dangerous Halloween track called ‘Shotout‘.

The Rap-Rock is so fearsome and this is a video that you will either love or hate. The visuals are disturbing and the raps blow a massive whole into the speakers. The clear frustration is so obvious to see as these young rapper shred everything in their path on the streets of Pittsburgh.

Your eyes are opening wide here and this will be a song you won’t forget too easily. Love is furthest from their minds as the hate has split over like a tanker truck that has T-boned and flipped over, gas has filled the roads and the match has already been lit. Felix & Cyko are the match and with Treeburke’s help, have shown us a world that most of us had no clue existed.

See more of the modern rebellion against the current world here on the YouTube link and see more on Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Raw Indie-Rock with San Diego band Happy K-O ‘s ‘’Alarm Clock’’ single

Based in San Diego, California, Happy K-O are just that. A happy band who just want to play live and jam out to an appreciative crowd. Their grungy style is a treat to listen to as it’s so raw. I imagine their live shows to be a packed, small and intimate club experience with real music fans. Sounds like a perfect night out to me.

Formally of Colorado Springs, Colorado, this 2 Piece band is slowly getting more music out and let’s hope they can catch that big break and get noticed by the masses. This is a fun band to listen to and hopefully they can go on tour soon.

Happy K-O will appeal to punk rock fans and it will be interesting to see how they mature. Turn them up and skate away. 

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Moody and introspective – Perry Ripley releases The Storm

Walking into a storm could be interpreted in a multitude of ways but most likely signifies how someone is still willing to leap through even though their universe may be falling apart. That storm is a whirlpool of experiences, challenges and above all, emotions, depicted by Perry Ripley in his new release The Storm.

Moody and introspective, a true lyricist more than just an artist, Perry Ripley distinguishes himself for a canny approach to songwriting and arrangements developed through a dynamic track segmentation that gradually grows in momentum.

You’re free to define it as alternative, but the electronic imprint pushes his style towards a compound of indietronica, indie pop and dream pop, to the likes of one of my favorite, and I believe extremely talented, artists, Eden. In this track, Perry Ripley achieves nothing less.

I seriously can’t wait to hear more from this guy, and you might want to check him out for yourself by heading over here.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Jackboyvick has dropped his latest track Make A Scene (BUMMEE TAPE untold story)

https://soundcloud.com/jackboyvick/make-a-scene

International Rap and Hip-Hop artist Jackboyvick has dropped his latest single ‘Make A Scene’, this is what Rap is all about.

What really stands out in this track, is the revised vocals they’re what makes this song so fun to listen too, using the technique of sampling beats, repeating the lyrics  in a more techno sound after each verse is rapped to give it that Hip-Hop feel, each word is strong and the pitch stays at this mellow pace.

The instrumentation and the use of sound really stands out within this piece, you can hear throughout the use of different synthesiser beats to create the overall rhythmic sound.

You can check out Jackboyvicks latest track by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

RVANA SHMATA – Well Hello: Raw Noise Rock

There’s urgency in RVANA SHMATA’s music, an element that many could argue that’s missing from a lot of rock bands these days. Or maybe, it’s like Keith Richards said in his documentary on Netflix: “Rock n’ Roll abandoned Roll and became just Rock”.

“Well Hello” is a song that marginally, could be described as noise rock. The most distinguished element on this track is the suffocating atmosphere the drums are creating. I enjoy how the almost out of tune bass guitar is scratching my skin and the electric guitar which while it appears to be the most buried instrument in the production, however somehow it all works fine resulting in a tight sound. If your favourite part in a rock band is the rhythm section, I guess. As for the singing, on the clean parts, it sounds alright and when it’s time for some growling they sound even better.

This is a raw composition, regardless it doesn’t feel like it is pointless nor like it is lacking purpose. On the contrary, in this song I listen to a band that has an identity.

Listen to “Well Hello” on their Soundcloud page.

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

Jibba James – Forced Conversations: The Ultimate Taste of Indie Revelry

Jibba James new track Forced Conversations, In a nutshell is subsequently disappointing if you’re looking for polished and authentic indie ensemble, however if you’re looking for something raw, natural and rhythmic you’re in for a treat.

The sound is as minimalist as it comes. Just one man and his guitar taking you on a journey through his own plaintive pain and misery. In a way it’s rare to hear someone so unadulterated as Jibba James, however, there isn’t much that sets the acoustic singer song writer apart from the other acoustic indie musicians that are filling up the soundwaves.

It sounds like every other track that you would hear as you walk down the high street in whatever city you’re from, it’s not that I want to detract from the talent that is on display in his latest track Forced Conversations, but I feel as though it’s not enough to really invoke any sense of feeling through the soundwaves if you listen to this track at home.  Grandiosity certainly isn’t his style as he allows his tracks to progress with angst, revelry and sonorous acoustic effects.

If you’re a fan of minimalist indie, head on over to YouTube to listen to his latest track now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvVU6Pu9kr4&feature=youtu.be