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Turn It Up: Scotland’s brave Billy Moffat delivers a terrific music gut punch of truth that is needed with ‘They Lit Our Souls On Fire’

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As he urges us passionately to not follow the silly sheep as they shall lead you astray into the dingy sewers of decay, Billy Moffat lights up our fluctuating mood with a sensational rock song that would fit in easy like a glove with any generation on ‘They Lit Our Souls On Fire‘ (written by Mike Griffioen).

Billy Moffat is a world-renowned Scotland, United Kingdom-based indie rock singer-songwriter and bassist. He makes music that certainly hits the spot and has your feeling uplifted and educated at the same time.

Mike Griffioen of The Doors Alive wrote the lyrics and sang on the track, while I composed the music and put together the arrangement. Davie Brockett, the One Night Of Queen’s guitarist, contributed guitar solos and this was our first collaboration.” – Billy Moffat

Billy Moffat is the bassist for the world-renowned show: One Night Of Queen with Gary Mullen & The Works – playing over 2,500 live shows in over 20 countries around the world since 2002” – Billy Moffat

His superb vocals rush waterfall-like over your inquisitive mind to give you such a satisfying feeling – as you divulge what he is saying and nod your head in approval – as the riff-fueled edge takes on a life of its own. This is that old school barrage that is such a blessing and fills you with such hope that there will be a better day tomorrow, only if your eyes are really open.

They Lit Our Souls On Fire‘ from the quality Scottish indie rock singer-songwriter and incredible bassist Billy Moffat, heats up our souls with an abundance of charm and passion. He reminds us that it is indeed so vital to have a free mind, as you don’t want to be let down a road that isn’t where you wanted to end up in the first place. Be awake and aware no matter what you hear.

Stream this action packed single on Bandcamp and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

On They Drift: Likable Laguna Beach band Gingsu break the silence after saying goodbye on ‘Road Song’

With their sunken eyes set on the visible road but thinking so deeply about what just happened, Gingsu effortlessly remind us how hard it is when you leave someone close you really care about on ‘Road Song‘.

Gingsu is a summer-cool Laguna Beach, California-based alt garage/rock three-piece act. They formed recently during the pandemic in early 2020 and make that profound type of music that has your mind racing with memories, as they bring your emotions in check with meaningfully tasteful lyrics.

Road Song is a send-off to the many internal contrasting emotions one feels after saying final goodbyes- during that seemingly infinite drive home.” – Gingsu

His strongly textured voice shows so much robustness, with a band that back him up with a clear sound that brings your closer to the tender speaker, so you can hear each word in unison. Their obvious togetherness is easy to see and for a young band  they certainly show so much promise – as they sound like a quality outfit with so much more to surely come.

The melodic layers are so welcoming as you get into the song more and more, the story is so relevant during this horrific time, where mental health has been pushed to the absolute edge of the line.

Road Song‘ from the Laguna Beach alt/garage-rockers Gingsu, opens up the road to travelling through that quiet moment when the car is so quiet – as you have just said goodbye – for perhaps the last time ever. Your mind is alert but you feel saddened, and wish that you could say more but just can’t.

Hear this purposeful new single from the likable band via their Spotify and see what they get up to next on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dances In The Spotlight: Groovy Nashville band Tear Ducks return after heartbreak with that glowing ‘Shine’

After a few unforeseen delays and waiting longer than they expected for their ten-track album ‘Another Late Night‘ to drop, Tear Ducks wipe away the tears as they move on swiftly from someone who wasn’t worth it on ‘Shine‘.

Tear Ducks is a happy-go-lucky Nashville, Tennessee-based indie soft-rock band with a real soulful vibration. They make that introspective type of vibe that has you rather thoughtful and also feeling warm inside from their welcoming style.

After a series of graduations, breakups, and job moves, former bandmates of several projects return to their suburban Nashville hometown after an 8 year hiatus of playing together.” – Tear Ducks

The vocals here are super chilled and kind of reminds you of Dr Dog back in the day, with an authentic sound that is never too rushed, and always honest to the core bone. You feel a sense of reflection here as you remember when you met someone who thought that they were too good for you – and moved on to their dream human – whilst leaving you with a sour taste in your mouth. However, you were happy that it happened, as then you could move onto greener pastures.

Shine‘ from the super mellow and meant-to-be-jamming-together Nashville-based indie soft-rock band Tear Ducks, shows us into a true story that has you wishing that they would take a chance on you, but don’t seem to want to. Sometimes you think that you should be with a soul that seems to be the right person at first, when actually you two couldn’t be more different in reality.

Stream this new awesome single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hold Tight: Accrington band Escapades reach for the galaxy beyond on freshly minted new single ‘Star Collisions’

Recorded at the cozy Electric Church in Blackburn, Escapades sparkle with the imaginative love story that has you feeling so alive on the superbly created ‘Star Collisions‘.

Escapades is an exciting Accrington, England-based five-piece indie pop/rock band. They have tweaked their sound recently and the results are for all to see – with a pacey drum machine – adding so much to an already superb music output.

Her stupendously crisp voice is so full of life and exudes such class- as each note is filled with harmonious brilliance – and is backed up by some seriously groovy and catchy vibes. This terrific band has a magnificent style and your head can’t help but nod in union – you feel toasty warm and lovingly enlightened by their superb energy – and this is such a tasty treat to our hungry souls.

Star Collisions‘ from the excellent Accrington-based act Escapades, is the story about being with someone who makes you feel like you are travelling to outer space when you kiss their lips, and feel such a welcome surge of shooting star attraction flood into your whole welcoming body. They get you and you feel like you are floating somewhere peaceful, far away from the mess of this currently confusion-filled world.

This is one of the best songs released in 2021 so far – as it fantastically leaves you in awe of this fast-rising – and criminally underrated UK band.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Close Our Eyes: Steve Winch and The Inception run free from the hot burning sky of doom with ‘Still Life’

Taken off their excitedly-awaited ‘Down At The Soul Dispensary‘ full album that is set to be released on the 25th June 2021, Steve Winch and The Inception knock the door down vigorously with another gem as their lead single called ‘Still Life‘.

Steve Winch and The Inception is a four-piece high-energy indie-rock band from Bletchley in Milton Keynes, England. They make that shrewd and welcome music vibration from their wealth of experience, as they get our feet tapping again with quality tunes.

Insightful lyrics depicting life, love and wry social commentary sit atop a unique bedrock of expertly crafted and decidedly English indie music.” – Steve Winch and The Inception

His vocals are so smoothly trimmed and honestly immaculately delivered with enlightening stories of the world – as the band back him up with a world class display – that further lights up the notion that this is a quality act, who definitely deserve more love. The chorus strikes your heart hot like an iron on full steam, and has you sneakily turning up the volume – as you imagine them live on stage at a sold-out festival – which is the place where they belong.

Still Life‘ from the experienced Bletchley, England-based rockers Steve Winch and The Inception, shows us into a world that is absolutely bonkers right now. They bring us a groovy track that is full of clever lyrics, which urges us to keep on dreaming no matter what other madness is going on in this crazy world, full of non-nonsensical decisions and undesirable heartache.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bangkok’s most enticing alt-rock outfit Stay Awake welcome us to the ‘Brave New Normal’

Fans of Alexisonfire, Rise Against, and Bad Religion will want to make the same amount of time for the Bangkok-based alt-rock powerhouse, Stay Awake, after the release of their sophomore EP, ‘Portraits’.

Track 1, Brave New Normal, is the perfect introduction to Stay Awake’s hardcore sound and even harder-hitting lyrics. After forming in 2018, they’ve garnered plenty of international acclaim and sharpened their sound to a piercing precision.

With catchy choruses that could easily captivate main stage festival crowds and simple yet efficaciously clever lyrics, “we face each day behind a mask, 2020 vision is useless”, Brave New Normal is a nuanced matured take on hardcore that will undoubtedly take Stay Awake to even greater heights.

Check out the latest EP from Stay Awake on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A Little Crazy: The Fiddle Revolt impress again with the reflective ‘Garden of Eden’

As they dodge the sneaky snakes that threaten to bite them on the foot as they walk innocently around to forget this challenging time, The Fiddle Revolt keep their energies constant to remind calm despite the possible venom awaiting on ‘Garden of Eden‘.

The Fiddle Revolt is an experienced Akron, Ohio-based multi-dimensional rock, funk, soul, blues, RnB, pop and reggae band. They make that deeply created vibe that is a throwback to the good days, when the vibe was uplifting and full of only positive music with meaning.

This song was written as a response to the current state of the world. Through the global pandemic, one very important fact was realized: you don’t get lost time back.” – The Fiddle Revolt

The members first started playing together as the backing band for a country artist. The band grew tired of being stuck in one genre with one front man. Unable to convince the lead man to allow for more experimental use of their talents, and with their creativity being stifled, the five members decided to leave and form their own band.” – The Fiddle Revolt

Garden of Eden‘ from a band that certainly keep it real always and are called The Fiddle Revolt, is a terrific single that is full of catchy solos. strong vocals and raspy riffs, that makes you smile deep inside your tired soul. This is a single to throw on and enjoy –  despite the sad tone of losing time due to this disastrous and pesky pandemic – as its unpretentious is a welcome eye-warmer to filter good vibrations into your soul again.

Stream this groovy track on Spotify and see more via their IG adventures.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Crimson Spirit – Poor Little Boy: The Darkest Alt-Rock Earworm You Will Hear This Year

Crimson Spirit

German-based rock revivalists Crimson Spirit are set to release their most absorbing single to date. After a Post Punk-Esque intro, Violet’s vocals creep into the soundscape with a timbre that haunts with the same phantasmal presence as Sophe Lux and Angel Olsen.

Poor Little Boy is an epic alt-rock track that teases empathy while allowing a sardonic undertone to run under the compassion. The instrumentals artfully and progressively mimick slips of patience in the realistically hard-hitting release that tackles tendencies to turn to self-destructive vices.

The founding members, Alexander Stieben and Jana Krieger (aka Violet Rigby), are experienced musicians; before assembling Crimson Spirit, they were part of black metal and psych bands, but Crimson Spirit captures both of their work at its most experimental. Their sound is inspired by the 80s and 90s alternative eras, stylistically, they dabble with elements of classic rock, hard rock, avant-garde rock, grunge and metal to forge their own alchemically immersive signature sound.

Poor Little Boy will be available to stream on all platforms, including SoundCloud, from June 18th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Cam Schnell sings the Movin’ On Blues in his latest decade-spanning hit

‘Movin On Blues’ is the latest scuzzed-up blues-rock single released by the archaically-inspired artist Cam Schnell who pulls inspiration from different genres and decades to create contemporary hits that make our modern existence one a little less disconnected.

With Movin’ On Blues, you get the ultimate redemption story told through whiskey-soaked vocals that groove along with the rockabilly walking rhythms and hints of 70s psych-rock. The single offers the anthemic furore that you’d expect from any self-respecting rock n roll artist in 2021. If you find space on your playlists for the Black Keys and the Jim Jones Revue with their revivalist sounds, you’ll also want to make room for Cam Schnell’s retro magnetism.

Movin’ On Blues is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Where Will I be: Norwich band Leadboots worry where the road will lead on ‘Ten Years Time’

Taken off their enthusiastically rousing five-track EP from 2020 called ‘Call of the Void‘, Leadboots stomp purposely into the house with muddy feet aplenty on the reflective single named ‘Ten Years Time‘.

Leadboots is a foot-tap-appealingly awesome four-piece indie-rock/folk/bluesy-fueled band from Norwich, England. They show their vast experience with a catchy single here – and have a real natural rhythm with zero ego – which makes them such a fun listen.

You feel the bounce of their smooth combination lift you up like a trampoline, as the riff has you loving each second you entrench yourself into gladly. This confident English band have a superb style and take you for a ride that feels like you have just gone down a satisfying water-slide.

Ten Years Time’ from Norwich-based indie-fusion band Leadboots, is a story that makes you wonder what is going to happen down the wind-swept and dilapidation-filled world, that can really get you down in the dumps. After all the isolation, the danger is that over-thinking is leading us down dark and dingy paths, that are actually unnecessary if you just think positive.

Stream this top new single on Spotify and see more info on the voyage via FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen