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I Like To Watch You On My Television: Pittsburgh band Bikini Islands shape-shift our intrigued ears on ‘Midnight Lizard’

As the brilliantly named Bikini Islands are back from their short pandemic-fueled hiatus with more deliciously lip-licking music after 2019’s ‘Vines‘ and ‘Psycho Killer‘, they have us looking around for potential slimy creatures roaming around unexpectedly on their new slick single named ‘Midnight Lizard‘.

Bikini Islands is a super chilled and highly unpretentious four-piece Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based indie garage-rock band. Their style is a blend of steel city edge and surfer mellow, as they make thrilling music that reminds you of simpler times.

On a riff-laden track with much to like on this tv-swirling song that wraps a palm-tree blowing freshness into your awaiting mind, you quickly feel the weekend beach smooth-talking track flow beautifully into your atmosphere. This is a song to turn up loud and just let go – as the solos are something specially mixed to please – combined with confident vocals that keep things sweet and pure for the gasping soul to lap up thirstily.

Midnight Lizard‘ from the pulsating Pittsburgh garage-rockers called Bikini Islands, is that awesome catchy track you aren’t quite sure what is all about, but you love it anyway. They have a very likable style and you feel enraptured by the soundscape provided and feel like they would be an epic band to watch live. As long as there are no slippery lizards crawling around at the gig however.

Stream this fine new single on Spotify and see more news on their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Brushing Away The Doubt: East London rockers Howard And The Leaves drop new single ‘Broken Rocks’

Recorded after the first UK lockdown at Stratford’s cozy Mustard Seed Studio, Howard And The Leaves sweep away the treacherous ‘Broken Rocks‘ to mend all past worries away into the distance forever.

Howard And The Leaves is an exciting East London, UK-based alt-rock band, who after writing this song during an improv jam, show their creative skill set with music that soothingly gushes at the sweet spot in your stomach, and never lets go easily.

They give a story about wanting someone so badly, as they race into your mind but it feels like they don’t really want you. You feel like you are sliding down and are picking up so many cuts on the way, as you want something you can’t have right now.

With a catchy chorus that has you reminiscing about those dusty music festivals that you feel a band like this would absolutely revel in, they power into steal your heart on a fantastic single with so much to like.

Broken Rocks‘ from the quality East London rockers Howard And The Leaves, is a motivated track that shows their intent to get off the slippery cliffs and only be on dry land again. They morph a sound that gives you a tremendous boost that blasts into your speakers and makes you real sweaty. Just the way music should be.

Stream this top new song on Spotify and see more stories on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Boom, Boom, Boom: Sublime Philly band Dirty Soap deal with the ultimate soul-snatcher on ‘Mother Of All Bombs’

With their humorous attitude in full view as they funk it up on the street corner to head-nodding satisfaction, Dirty Soap are back with a new song that will be in your mind until you take your next shower with ‘Mother Of All Bombs’.

Dirty Soap is a thrilling Philadelphia-based five-piece Doo Wop Punk Rock act, who keep the vibe alive and perform with such entertaining spirit and passion, that its contents washes all over your body with results that speak for themselves.

This is the story of going for the wrong girl, as her boyfriend isn’t letting you near her and makes things highly difficult for you. Your eyes are on her but deep down you know that it isn’t going to work out, as you eventually move on but still think that she is something special.

Mother Of All Bombs‘ from Philly Doo Wop Punk Rock group Dirty Soap, certainly cleans the streets with an array of tremendous sound waves that barrels your mind alive again. They bass it up with such precision and the vocals mesh so well with the bands array of talents here. This is a song that you can’t help but love, as they bring something different and keep the day fresh with their sense of humor, which is much-appreciated in this serious world.

Stream this top video on YouTube and check out more on their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

São Paulo’s The Zasters and their pets release excellent wine infused DIY Video ”Meltdown”

Produced, mixed and mastered by Rafa Luna and edited with the help of Jules Altoé, this is the new DIY Music Video from Brazilian indie rockers, The Zasters.

COVID-19 has reached a tipping point and this fantastic song has just expressed the feeling of millions so eloquently. We are all a bit fed up are starting to lose the plot. We feel very numb inside and need wine. Lots of it. I love the realness of the video and you can see the personalities of Brazilian indie rockers The Zasters shining brightly here.

I’m a huge fan of the awesome guitar riffs, solos and energetic drumming throughout. This is an uplifting track with a great vibe that gets the head nodding happily. With singer Juliana Altoé leading the way with her terrific vocals that I can’t stop listening to, ”Meltdown’‘ encapsulates 2020 to a tee.  The DIY video is well made and I like how they have expressed the numb & dumb feelings we are going through as a planet. I’d love to watch The Zasters live and hopefully they are able to tour soon and jam. That is what they do and very well too.

Check out this fantastic DIY Music Video right here on YouTube.

For gig info be sure to head through to Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Canadian Psychedelic rockers The Space Wizards beam through with ”On the Loose”

There’s a breath-taking start and the drummer is in full flow. There is no stopping him on this track and he fires through with unlimited energy. From there it’s a raw vocal and guitar lesson on how to entertain the crowd. One of Canada’s best are here and they are born to entertain.

The Space Wizards are a 3 piece outfit from the mean streets of Montreal that have been jamming together since 2017. They impress mightily with ”On The Loose”. This is good old fashioned rock and roll that is designed to make us dance. The band must be going nuts without live gigs as they seem like a proper act. Not concerned with fame, these guys just want to do what good bands do- rock out hard on stage and let it all hang out. That is exactly what the song is about. Keeping things real and letting bygones be bygones with small things. Life is too short for unnecessary issues. This single is taken off their successful ”Adding Color” album from 2019 with this song being one of their last single releases as new music is surely on the way in 2020.

Get some more of the Montreal band with old school rock skills right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Newly formed Leeds Garage-Punk Rockers Goose Chase make powerful entrance with ‘’Rich Get Richer’’

You don’t get a voice when you’re on the dole. Goose Chase are here to champion the regular people in the world and make a massive entrance to be proud of with their new single ‘’Rich Get Richer’’.

This is the 2nd single off their debut EP slated for release on the 19th June 2020 and follows up the fast-paced banger ‘’Time Goes Too Fast For Me’’. The band all met at University and feature Taylor Jones on Vocals, James Masterson and Jamie Waller on Guitar, Eddie Lomax is on Bass and finally, Rob Hughes as the energetically charged drummer. The band all share an interest in politics and raise interesting points with their music that is for the common citizen, frustrated with the state of the country at the moment.

I enjoy Goose Chase’s catchy melodies and driven attitude. This is a band pushing themselves through the door and we should take notice before they hit the big time. 

Stream the Goose Chase lads here on spotify and be sure to tell your mates about them.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Headphone release speaker-knocking new track ‘Something Like A Love Song’

San Diego based indie-rockers Headphone have released new single ‘Something Like A Love Song’. 

The alternative three-piece’s latest track is a fun, powerful and poppy ride. A sparkly, keyed intro sets a hopeful pace and tone for frontman Morgan McRae to hook you in with a chorus that doesn’t seem too overwritten or overdrone in its enjoyability. The track’s self-awareness takes you to a fun place and shows a lot of the hallmarks of what this kind of indie-anthem needs to really grab a listener, and It does it well.

‘Something Like A Love Song’ shows the band’s strong sensibilities in writing upbeat, danceable pop that feels contemporary but without any dragging pretense. There’s little to not like here for fans of, and it’s well worth checking out if danceable indie pop – with a splash of 80s style melancholia – is your thing, 

You can listen to Headphone’s ‘Something Like A Love Song’ on their Spotiffy page here.