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Getting Tired: Sanchez waits for the right moment to take charge and ‘Knock Them Down’

Bringing us the first of his new releases that he has been cooking up briskly for us to sample sweetly, Sanchez is in no mood to mess around as he looks to ‘Knock Them Down‘.

Oisín Magee aka Sanchez is a South Korea-based Lurgan, Northern Ireland-born indie alternative solo artist who brings you back to the classic ’90s with his sensational sound.

For the past 12 months, he has been recording his debut album, Burgundy, mastered by Pete Maher. Maher, of course, has worked with the likes of U2, Damien Rice, Jack White, and Snow Patrol.” ~ Sanchez

There is so much to like about an underground musician who sings with a flourishing edge that is often hiding in this plastic world, as Sanchez drops one of the most nostalgic tracks you will hear all year.

Knock Them Down‘ from the resolute South Korea-based Lurgan, Northern Ireland-born indie alternative artist Sanchez is that must-hear single which has you feeling in a mood to dominate your enemies. After biding your time and looking at others shining for too long – this is the type of track that has you unearthing your own opportunity – to leverage into a position where you can make that all-important move. Knowing when that correct moment is, could define what the future holds.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t Expect To Run Far: Richie Madewell flips direction with new Bond-esque single ‘There Is No Time to Die’

Inspired by the late great Chris Cornell’sYou Know My Name from Casino Royale, Richie Madewell gets his 007 suit on with his new single all about spreading your wings and not relying on anyone else with ‘There Is No Time to Die‘.

Richie Madewell is an indie alternative rock singer-songwriter, cat lover, and voice actor based in Incheon, South Korea.

His lyrics cover topics such as love, loss, politics, hope, and dreams and he continues to expand his musical repertoire.” ~ Richie Madewell

Sung with a real gritty meaning and heartfelt intent, he tells us to avoid the negative lies spreading around the world and to break through all self-doubts. Only we can save ourselves after all, and we are the only chance to actually fly up and take charge of this world, which wants you to fail.

He released his debut album, ‘The Colors in My Dreams,’ in 2018 and is currently working on his second album.” ~ Richie Madewell

There Is No Time to Die‘ from the South Korea-based indie rock voice actor/singer-songwriter Richie Madewell, is the story all about hiding away from death and just getting on with what you need to do. No matter what happened in the past, where you have been or what you have seen, if you push through and believe in yourself, anything is actually possible.

Made with a 007 inspiration, this is an exciting song to get you off your cozy chair and into the world again.

Hear his new track on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Broken Nation: Seoul-based band Narotic bring the total truth package with ‘Nothing Has Changed’

Released off their latest twelve-track album with meaning called ‘KindA‘, Narotic are totally honest beyond the norm and bring us an eerie reminder us that ‘Nothing Has Changed‘.

Narotic is an indie post-rock/dream-pop/shoegaze band from Seoul, South Korea. They have a style of music which has you thinking deeper about the world, as you sense that things are not what they seem to many.

On a sparkle-filled ambiance which has you nodding your head to their unique soundscape that seems different to the rest – as they drive in melodic vocals that are clearly made with true introspection- shines through beautifully to capture your attention like a striking Polaroid, you will never forget.

This is the sincere story of knowing that something is quite off with the world as the milk is actually sour but so many still drink it, the kids are suffering and so many just ignore the real truth, hidden behind their phones of endless distraction.

Nothing Has Changed‘ from the rhythmically stimulating South Korean-based alt post-rock band Narotic, is a stunning display from a self-aware outfit who see the world from the ground right now. They hope that things may change for the better but see our precious planet falling apart at the seams, as violence, greed and desperation takes over, when peace and common sense should be the guiding light for us all to grow with.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see their journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Love And Unity: Jihae sends us a dreamy message of hope away from the darkness on ‘Utopia’

Recorded with love from Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, New York to the attic of her cozy home studio, Jihae is majestically masterful on her latest single called ‘Utopia‘.

Jihae is a supremely gifted Seoul, South Korea-born, USA-based, indie singer-songwriter, political science graduate, model and globally recognized actress. She has spent sixteen worthwhile months writing and rewriting this tremendous track until she felt like it was uplifting enough.

The aim of this stunning release is to help us all with coping through the undesirable climate of vicious hate and unnecessary divisiveness, that is plaguing many parts of the world currently.

After working virtually with Dave Harrington (Darkside), Didi Gutman (Brazillian Girls) and Avi Bortnick, they added an extra element of classy intricate sounds to this passionate song that really has you gazing outside, wondering if you can actually find that calming place you wish for.

She sings with such desirable self-awareness on a galaxy-moving single, that has you in a peaceful place as you feel like you are floating in the clear blue sky, your relaxed body and mind as one that is searching for the caring place, where you truly feel is right for you.

Utopia‘ from the incredibly multi-talented singer-songwriter and world renowned actress Jihae, is a story about feeling like a stranger in your own world, as you look for something more in a new golden age, that has no hate but just peace. This is a deeply personal song that is sung with such grace and class from a world class musician, with so much soul and perspective.

Click here for the Spotify link and see her IG for more music and acting news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

French/South Korean singer-songwriter Séline Delcourt sings with such grace on her debut dazzler ‘Morning Sun’

French/South Korean singer-songwriter Séline Delcourt sings with such grace on her debut dazzler ‘Morning Sun‘ as this is a beautiful track to truly enjoy while sipping on a cuppa coffee and staring outside your window. She has that extra bit of class and this is a gorgeously performed indie effort.

After performing across three continents while studying at the University of Oxford, this is a globe trotting musician that sweeps through wherever she goes, her style is so sweet and genuine.

Morning Sun‘ from French/Korean singer-songwriter Séline Delcourt simmers so well in the heart and this is a song to truly embrace. She is a London based singer and poet who is on a quest for self-discovery and improving all the time. This song starts off with a thumping beat that catches your ears and you want to know what is going to happen next. From there we hear sultry but classy vocals and a message about how beautiful the mornings are. We need to appreciate them and get guidance from the universe and go and chase our dreams.

After a tough childhood, this is a musician who has beaten the odds and has built herself a strong armor that refuses to break. This is such a elegantly sung debut track that opens the window to the world. Take note of this incredible talent.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen