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SRVR unleashed a debut of spacey blues with their alt-rock release, Birdman

In response to America’s political decline, the South London producers and songwriters Sidney Rivers and Vincent Rogue merged their visionary creativity under the moniker SRVR and released their art-rock debut, Birdman.

Converging bluesy guitars and spacey textures in the soulfully gospel-esque production, there’s a subversive surrealism to the release, making it more than fitting for the 2022 airwaves. With Rob Wilks (Foals, Florence and the Machine, Lianne La Havas) at the mixing desk, Birdman spread its wings as a cathartically compelling sensory experience that everyone with an affinity for the Avant Garde will want to aurally revel in.

With their debut LP due for release in early 2023, save a space on your radars.

Birdman will officially release on September 14th. Stream it on SoundCloud or watch the official music video on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

South London’s Maria Manuel shows us the emotional pain that will cloud your spirit if you let it on ‘Find’

After enchanting us with the soulful gem from 2021 called ‘True‘, Maria Manuel sings with so much honesty and broken heart-packed vocals that will have you embracing those who you truly care for with her latest single ‘Find‘.

Maria Manuel is a South London, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter who is inspired by being alive and fearlessly strives to develop her sound constantly.

Music has always been an outlet and a way to express myself like no other. It’s been there for me through every mood and through every situation imaginable.” ~ Maria Manuel

With a sensually classy vocal armour that is such a calming experience to witness, Maria Manuel is at her outstanding best here and sings from her shattered heart that needs some deep consoling after being torn to pieces for a second time. Showing her fight and desire to find herself again, this is a break-up anthem for anyone who needs to know that everything will be okay again.

Find‘ from South London, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Maria Manuel is one of those songs that will strike your whole body and take you to a place of deep thought. This is that true story which will have you wondering why some fake themselves into another relationship, when they have no intention of making it last.

Regaining your soul again after being let down is a tricky journey, but is ultimately worth it in the end if you can find the strength within.

Hear this lovely new single on Spotify and see more via her IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

London rock band Quiet Tongues emerge from the hidden shadows with their debut ‘Ennui’

Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age, FOALS and Tame Impala, Quiet Tongues show us their entertaining brand of brilliance with a superb debut single to remember called ‘Ennui‘.

Quiet Tongues is a South London, UK-based indie rock band who was formally mysterious and has been building up a loyal following on the underground scene.

Formed in 2018 under the name Modra Luna, the quartet spent the coming years circuiting the London music scene, playing venues such as Oslo Hackney, The Finsbury, Notting Hill Arts Club and Nambucca. The band took the chance presented by the enforced break in 2020 to set a new direction and rebrand.” ~ Quiet Tongues

With their next foot-stomping single and fan favourite ‘This Water is Wet‘ due for release later on this year, Quiet Tongues enchant all of our senses and deliver an insightful single with sumptuous aplomb.

Ennui‘ from South London, UK-based indie rock band Quiet Tongues is a dynamically charged track made with that extra edge that makes them an outfit to play loud and with pride. They sizzle the airwaves like professional chefs ready for action and bring us a debut single to truly remember because of its thrilling ambience.

Check out this exciting new music video on YouTube and see more of the lads on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

South London’s Nick Frayzier wonders if they will ever be ‘In sync’

Bringing us a mesmerising single that shall boost your heart rate and get you looking more in-depth inside the whole picture that you thought was painted, Nick Frayzier takes us into a world that knows that something isn’t quite right with the timing on, ‘In sync‘.

Nick Frayzier is a South London, UK-based Kenyan-born artist and music producer who fuses the line between RnB, rap and jazz to form his own experimental blend of brilliance.

Nick started his musical journey back in 2016 where he would upload songs to Soundcloud using instrumentals he found on YouTube.” ~ Nick Frayzier

Sizzling our senses awake with a cannonball of a single that shows the diverse awesomeness of a creative in full flight, Nick Frayzier flicks a switch and shows us where the light has been hidden all this time on a tantalising release.

His growing popularity in the UK underground scene is a sign that people find Nick’s unique takes on common song topics such as love, loss and yearning to be refreshing, expressing the mightiest highs and the abyssal lows of emotion.” ~ Nick Frayzier

In sync‘ from South London, UK-based Kenyan-born indie solo artist Nick Frayzier, is such a speaker-shaking effort from an artist who is always looking for the next level. His vocals are striking and loaded with a worldly attitude, that has him looking through all the fake plastic – as he tries to find that planet where everything is real – between two souls on the same wavelength. If you are looking for something to open up your conflicted mindset again, this is the answer to all your desires.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

South London’s One-Eyed Disco are curious as to what others are saying on ‘Man On The Moon’

https://soundcloud.com/oneeyeddisco/man-on-the-moon

With a look down to Earth as they are flying high above to find a better world for us all, One-Eyed Disco returns with an awesome track that will be stuck in your head for ages with ‘Man On The Moon‘.

One-Eyed Disco is a South London, UK-based indie-punk 4-piece band that have ravishingly likeable energy that might have you feeling a bit sweaty after a few listens.

With lyrics that perfectly capture the darker side of modern society, and the joys that can still be found therein.” ~ One-Eyed Disco

Displaying a sound that has you edging up the volume and pestering the neighbours with a speaker-shaking track that is meant to uplift us to greater heights, One-Eyed Disco is quite fantastic with a new single that is up there with the best releases of 2022 so far.

Their sound has been described as the love child of original Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, with lyrics that perfectly capture the darker side of modern society and the joys that can still be found therein.” ~ One-Eyed Disco

Man On The Moon‘ from the South London-based 4-piece band One-Eyed Disco, is a proper catchy breeze-filled track that will have you in awe of their tremendously fired-up sound that reminds you of some of the great UK bands. They seem to have found a winning formula here and with this being the first release from their new EP, you might have found your new favourite British band to fall in love with.

Check out this new single on Soundcloud and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Made Me Do It: TR Moshia shows us into this sad story of lost love with ‘Do You’

Taken off the intimate 8-track release called ‘Love Affliction (VL.1)‘, TR Moshia wonders deeply as to the reason his former lover decided to be with someone else on ‘Do You‘.

TR Moshia is an underground South London, UK-based indie RnB/jazz/rap artist who is inspired by so many genres as he creates his own lane that has been forged from his own personal experiences.

Soothing the airwaves with his laid-back vocals on a narrative that will cause many to shiver uncomfortably, TR Moshia ponders the memory of that once-strong love that seemed to blow away when the storm grew too heavy.

This is a wonderful track that all fans of love stories will relate to deeply, as we are left wondering why this romance died when it was supposed to blossom.

Do You‘ from the South London, UK-based indie RnB/jazz/rap artist TR Moshia is a story all about reflecting back on that moment you realized that the woman you thought was going to be with you forever is now gone. This is the type of track that digs deeps at that time you imagined having a baby with her, only to see reminders of your time together each day.

Sung with control and an expert poise by an artist who started making music when he was just eight years old – this is a real look into the eyes of a former lover – who is still getting to grips with being badly let down by someone who he figured was different to the rest.

Check out his new lyric video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take Your Time: South London rapper ENIGMAR shows us how to get to our ‘Dreams’

Taken off his latest album called ‘Help‘, ENIGMAR plants the seed in our minds that shall assist us in getting to those much-wanted ‘Dreams‘.

ENIGMAR is a South London-based indie UK rap artist. He makes a vocally-stimulating blend of compelling music that guides you to a better mindset that helps you succeed in life.

Showing us his well-constructed delivery that is an enjoyable listen from start to finish, ENIGMAR raises the bar and shows us the way forward. In a dog-eat-dog world where things seem so gloomy and negative a lot of the time, this is a smart rapper who brushes off the standard-lowering distractions and brings in only positive words for us to learn from.

Dreams‘ from the South London, UK-based indie rapper ENIGMAR, is a bass-boosting encounter that takes you into a better position than before. He raps with so much conviction and inner determination, as he flows with a real certainty that is such a pleasure to witness. This is a track for anyone who is feeling down and who actually wants to get into a better place in your soul, as you grab hold of your destiny without anyone else telling you what to do.

Immerse yourself into this beat-filled track on Spotify and see more via the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

See You There: South London’s Martin Wapshott takes us honestly through the road he currently seems himself on with ‘Inside My Mind’

After the success of his recent single ‘When You Close Your Eyes‘, Martin Wapshott eloquently returns with more quality that is so easy to be spellbound by on his latest single called ‘Inside My Mind‘.

Martin Wapshott is a South London, UK-based indie Britpop solo singer-songwriter who sings with the inspiration of his heroes Oasis, The Jam, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen.

It’s so easy to get lost in his calming edge as his outstanding music shines through – to graciously grant us a real treasure here – during a period that most of us truly understand. The doors have been shut and the locks tight on the core of the world, as many of us, have been biding our time and waiting to meet someone special.

You sense that he has been rather frustrated recently, as these have been such tough times for us all. He pitches his voice to effortless appeal and there is much to like about these smartly-penned lyrics, that have clearly been made from the bottom of his heart.

Inside My Mind‘ from the South London, UK-based indie Britpop singer-songwriter Martin Wapshott, is that I-need-to-fly-right-now track – that is filled with an insightful glance – from a man who has felt rather isolated lately in this rather cold world. Sung with his trademark gritty vocals and with riveting guitar riffs to have your hairs standing up to full awareness, this is another immense effort from a fast-rising musician who is only just getting started.

Hear this exciting new track on Spotify and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

No One Knows You’re There: South London singer-songwriter Martin Wapshott takes time to work out the right path on ‘When You Close Your Eyes’

Influenced by legends such as Oasis, The Jam, Paul Weller, Bruce Springsteen and more, Martin Wapshott has our usually over-stimulated minds thinking about where we actually fit in while others are sleeping with ‘When You Close Your Eyes‘.

Martin Wapshott is a highly creative South London-based indie Britpop singer-songwriter who performs with a mellow edge that is so thoughtfully aware.

With a chilled ambiance that takes you to a new place into your heart, this is the type of song to look outside with as you delve into your dreams and desires. In a confusing world – filled with so much temptation and hard-to-break obstacles – this is a welcome reminder that you can indeed take a timeout, to see where you want to really be at. Ultimately, its all up to you anyway.

When You Close Your Eyes‘ from the excellent South London, UK-based indie Britpop solo artist Martin Wapshott, is the story all about pondering your future in this weird world. You might feel a little bit lost and thinking about what is next, as he sings with such a reflective state – that will have you looking outside – and working out your next move as you meditate your soul to a better place.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Air Outside Is Freezing: South London’s Prince of Sweden finds his true home on ‘As Good A Place As Any’

After blessing us with the visuals for ‘If You Speak to Her, Tell Her Thanks for Me‘ from the middle of 2020, Prince of Sweden returns with his unmistakably soothing style on his next gem called ‘As Good A Place As Any‘.

James Phippen aka Prince of Sweden, is a thoughtfully self-aware indie-rock singer-songwriter who hails from the calm countryside, who now calls South London in England his home.

Prince of Sweden’s influences range from the 60s infused rock’n’roll of the Arctic Monkeys, to the slow folk ballads of Leonard Cohen.” ~ Prince of Sweden

With a tranquil energy in much-abundance, you feel like you are listening to a true underdog who makes a sterling blend of music memories, which firmly fills the cold air outside, with a magnificent ambiance of warm contemplation inside your healing soul.

His voice is consistently excellent – as he takes us into a world of delightfully honest melodies – which has you feeling in a mellow-trance state of much-needed reflection.

Live from a dark room” was recorded and filmed in a day in a friend’s living room with gaffer tape on the windows.” ~ Prince of Sweden

As Good A Place As Any‘ from the soulful South London indie-rock singer-songwriter Prince of Sweden, is a soothing song which has you feeling so evaluative on what you truly value. Some want that excitement of travelling the world, whilst others just want to feel safe and happy in a calming place. This is that true story of just wishing for that ever-elusive peace, as you begin to think that where you are now, is actually just perfect after all.

Hear this superb effort on Spotify and see more of his journey on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen