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West Wickhams – Who’s Out There: Mind-Altering Blood-Chilling Psychedelic Garage Rock

Scilly-hailing, Surrey UK-based Dark Punk duo West Wickhams’ has dropped their most transfixing track to date, ‘Who’s Out There’. From the first fiercely chilly note, the Surfy, Psychy Garage Rock hit will leave you psyched. (Pun kind of intended).

With elements of Post Punk found within the antagonistic vocals which practically effervesce with aggressive zeal, there are some reminiscences to the likes of Magazine, but you’ve never quite heard an infusion of Psych, Post Punk, and Garage Rock quite like this before.

If you got excited about Fontaines D.C, West Wickhams might just leave you with palpitations.

You can check out Who’s Out There which dropped on October 26th on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A real story about current confusion: Alutepena Hughes-John brings her uniquely talented music to help with the current UK ‘Lockdown’

The driving drums drop in so sweetly, as we are introduced to an authentic voice that breathes new life into the dull year of stale air, and dark clouds. This is all about the trauma about the ravaging bite that is 2020 and the rhythmically energy brought forth, is a pleasant listen from Alutepena Hughes-John. The Surrey, UK based performer speeds into the wild waters with the relevant ‘Lockdown‘.

Her voice is so smooth and authentic, her various styles and bands in her armor mesh with much enthusiasm here, this is a performer with so much to offer our sad hearts. The frustration of how the UK lockdown has been handled is so apparent, the confusion and poor management is described vividly, the shocking levels of sadness of the people is for all to see. The end is not in sight, and seeing other countries open up again, gives even more ammo to the weary-eyes souls of the once-proud nation.

With a vibrant energy that shines through the gloomy skies, the new single makes you smile as stories of sacrifice and not knowing what is right to do, and what is not. The vocals swim through the rock-filled waves with aplomb, her words are so hauntingly honest, and will make you feel better about things as you aren’t alone.

With her music style changing all the time from Steampunk to Goth dependent on her mood, the wildly talented Alutepena Hughes-John shows us all that creativity is alive and strong on ‘Lockdown‘. The citizens of the UK will just have to be a bit more patient for a while until the rain has passed, for this is a time that has shown who the great leaders are, and who are the ones that need to sit down, and leave big decisions to wiser souls.

Hear this supremely real song on her Soundcloud and see more on Instagram.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Remembering that real love: Robert Emms is breathlessly brilliant on debut release ‘Hold Me Lost Boy’

The soft piano start percolates your interest right away and you feel as though this is going to be a worthwhile listen of deep magnitudes. This feeling is backed up by a singer who is clearly feeling pain and loss from a relationship he cherished very much. UK based Actor/Musician Robert Emms sprinkles our ears with something that was so carefully made, and should be cherished on his debut song called ‘Hold Me Lost Boy‘.

Robert Emms is a renowned English film, stage, and television actor, who is now making his mark in the music scene and the results are rather fantastic. His voice is so perfectly expressive, each word is so meaningful, and the beauty of the song is a real treat to the ears of the uninspired.

His voice sweetly guides you through the song like its honey-tipped, the track made with love and regret. The sadness is personified through each sentence, as we wonder if he will every see his lover again. The warm embrace of the past hovers over the story, the lyrics so genuine and kind.

The journey to finding true love is a long and winding road, with many twists and turns that might lead you in the wrong direction sometimes. This is a song that help with closure, you want that warm embrace again from the person you loved but they went away and you need to find a new path to happiness.

Hold Me Lost Boy‘ from the wildly talented soul of Robert Emms, transports you into so much thought, as you reminisce about your own experiences with love and lust. This adds some comfort among the sadness as we all look for that special human, that loves you for who you are, deep inside your soul.

Hold someone you love close as you listen to this special song on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Seasons’ is the kick ass track with so much luster by Ascot’s finest Picture The Scene

With winter in the UK coming around right about now- just as their 2nd lock down has begun- this is a Post-Punk firecracker with sparks of Pop and Rock, that is a like a warm blanket right now for our cold feet. Surrey band Picture The Scene are to thank for this, and they smash the ice right off the windows, with the brand spanking new single called ‘Seasons‘.

With so many different elements and influences in their music, you get the feeling that this is a professional outfit that love to constantly evolve, and they take you on a whirlwind of a carpet ride with their latest single. They are cutting edge and seem to sharpen as this track morphs into a water slide of exuberance- that you won’t forget too easily.

Seasons‘ from Ascot’s Post-Punk revelers and the act with the most awesome name- Picture The Scene– is a real shot in the arm, as they bring forth some rugged attitude and an ode to the grand days of summer. They vividly show us what is going on in the UK right now and this will definitely warm you up quite nicely.

Rock your socks off here on Spotify to hear this new single.

Follow the bands journey here on their Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen