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Wonderland asks us all if this world can be saved or is it doomed forever on ‘I Ask You’

Looking back to when he naively assumed that this incredible planet was actually fair for all to succeed in, Wonderland sends us into an underground location where we find ourselves doing the things that we know are bad for the soul on, ‘I Ask You‘.

Wonderland is a Switzerland-based, Germany-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and music producer who makes that honest music that asks real questions that matter.

Wonderland has his own music studio and produced all songs by himself.” ~ Wonderland

With an intriguing message to the whole of humankind that strikes you right in the middle of your heart’s epicentre, Wonderland asks those tough questions that are often overlooked and swept under the carpet. His vocal capabilities seem to stretch into unfathomable places, to lead us into a better place where peace and kindness reside.

I Ask You‘ from Switzerland-based, Germany-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and music producer Wonderland, is a brave effort and a call for common sense to prevail. Believing that life is fair should be a common theme for us all, instead of it being an unrealistic fantasy at present. He sings with emotion and vigour, which sends you into a world that is possible but will take you into a darker place at first, as you wonder if the light will eventually shine.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Zurich-based post-punk act 4 Beat Grace travel through space and time to find that peaceful place on ‘Voyage’

After accumulating much love from their debut “Violence Dance” from earlier on in 2022, 4 Beat Grace strap on those seatbelts and get us thinking about a new discovery with their new single ‘Voyage‘.

4 Beat Grace is a mysteriously captivating Zurich, Switzerland-based post-punk/alt-rock band who are still new on the scene but have made a huge impact already.

A detour to dreamland, where there are no obstacles, where everything is possible and happens. It is not for nothing that the voice asks: “Am I flying? Am I on a spaceship?”. ~ 4 Beat Grace

Turning heads with a performance so striking that you might need to take a sip of cold water to cool down, 4 Beat Grace raise our consciousness from the gutter and urge us to look above to see how much potential there is out there. This is a band who have made their mark recently and have set out to keep that momentum supercharged all the way to the top, with astonishing vocals and a style that has you shaking in anticipation.

Voyage‘ from Zurich, Switzerland-based post-punk/alt-rock band 4 Beat Grace, is a shift-shaping experience that will take you into a whole new world about opening your eyes no matter where you are. With loud and proud vocals, a toe-tapping soundtrack to awaken your soul and smartly-penned lyrics that capture your imagination, this is a magnificent single that will get your heart flooding with blood again. It feels like this is a track perfect for a movie intro, as its class is so transcendent and will get you to turn up the volume rather quickly, as you figure out your next destination.

Listen in to this meaningful single on Spotify and see more of their story via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Switzerland-based Hip hop artist Benj spins the truth on excellent visuals for ‘Proove me Wrong’

Sending us a fireball of breathtaking bars that will transmit those old school Hip hop fans into a real buzz of excitement, Benj sounds and looks ready for the limelight that he knows his body of work deserves with his debut video called ‘Proove me Wrong‘.

Benj is a Switzerland-based music producer and Hip hop solo artist who has dealt with those demons and vanquished them with expert aplomb as he looks for world domination.

Delighting those who crave that proper lyrical delivery that is paced to perfection and inspiring for those who need a quick push in the right direction, Benj might be the breakout rapper we have been looking to save us from all the fake rhythms that can suffocate your soul if you believe in the nonsense. He seems naturally driven and isn’t messing around, as the hunger in his sharp eyes enlightens those who look deep enough and find themselves compelled by his outstanding efforts.

Proove me Wrong‘ from the highly motivated Switzerland-based music producer and Hip hop solo artist Benj, is the ultimate anthem for the underdog who believes so intently that blowing up is imminent. With so many people trying to crush on others’ dreams just because they don’t believe in themselves and have an evil tendency that is unexplainable, this is a full-throated effort from someone who just knows that his time is coming. It’s not a question of if, it’s when.

Check out his first music video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Torn Apart: Imelda Gabs knows that she should run away on visuals for ‘Alter Ego’

Showing us into her warrior-like mindset that is utterly torn between two places, Imelda Gabs returns with the music video for her striking new single all about uncovering that exit to leave the burning house behind on ‘Alter Ego‘.

Imelda Gabs is a 23-year-old Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist/pianist/violinist who grew up in peaceful Switzerland.

Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions through her music, both on stage and in the studio.” ~ Imelda Gabs

With her unforgettable eyes and inner strength that floats calmly into our consciousness as this intriguing story plays out, Imelda Gabs captures our engagement with a spellbinding effort that shall have your whole soul completely riveted to its essence.

Alter Ego‘ from the Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist Imelda Gabs is that sensational story all about knowing that you should probably leave but your feelings have massive superpowers and are somehow keeping you somewhere you shouldn’t be. Sung with an inside look into the conclusions that can ultimately define you, this is a stunning single and video, that will awaken your deepest soul as you gaze inside to see who you really are.

Ultimately, the decision on who and what to fight for can change everything upside down if you aren’t too careful.

See this thrilling new single on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wish I Could Explain: Swiss indie pop survivor Aura Davis courageously breaks away from the past on ‘Unbroken’

After dealing with those inner demons that can break anyone it chooses, Aura Davis has conquered so much after this much-needed hiatus away from creating with her excellent new single on ‘Unbroken‘.

Aura Davis is a reborn-from-the-ashes indie pop singer-songwriter and multi-creative who is based in peaceful Switzerland.

I basically have two personalities”, Aura explains laughing. “On one hand we can all agree on the fact that there is a certain amount of narcissism involved but then again I am a very introverted person when it comes to opening up, like, I may share a lot, but I almost never expect anything in return“. ~ Aura Davis

You feel an inner power which sweeps all over her awaiting body and soul, which has shaken her core and blown away all the treacherous poisoned saliva which threatened to defeat her. This is the message of climbing up from the glue-like quicksand which has taken so many kind souls underneath forever – as you close your eyes and take a deep breath in – and feel truly happy that she broke away and survived those blood-clawing chains of the mind.

She’s darker, stronger, more honest and a lot more herself than ever before.” ~ Aura Davis

Unbroken‘ from the Switzerland-based indie pop singer-songwriter Aura Davis, is that stunning redemption story that we all needed. This is a strong woman who unshackled herself from what was holding her down, as she inspires us all to truly be happy inside where it counts. With hauntingly beautiful vocals and featuring some smartly written lyrics, she is on full form with a highly memorable release which makes your whole body shiver throughout.

Finding that escaping light is possible, if you believe that you can fight through anything that is attempting to destroy you.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sound The Alert: Bolt Seminar bring back that excellent underground boom bap dystopian sound on ‘Gargle’

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Taken off their special twelve-track spark of lightning into your sleepy soul that needed this mighty awakening, Bolt Seminar spray the truth all over our healing gums with the electric new single named ‘Gargle‘.

Bolt Seminar are a Dell Wells and John Sarastro combined Brooklyn and Zurich-based boom bap beat inspired duo of the highest quality imaginable. They fuse that wildly thoughtful music into your awaiting ears, which gives you a whole different perspective on the world as you see it currently.

We are your tour guides on this rollercoaster of sound and syllables. Dell Wells (emcee, singer, songwriter) from Brooklyn, NY and John Sarastro (producer, graphic artist) from Zurich, Switzerland. While paying homage to the glory days of hip hop, this international duo has conjured up a sound that can only be described as Dysotopian Dope“. ~ Bolt Seminar

You feel the swirling energy wrap vigorously around you, as you get so lost into this barrage of bars that smack the sense right back into your face, with a rampaging style which is so rare in modern day music that is hidden deeply into the underworld. The prolific storytelling is in mass abundance, the head-nodding ambiance is such a joyful wonder to all ears concerned.

Gargle‘ from the terrific Brooklyn/Zurich duo Bolt Seminar, is a cleverly-penned track that showcases such unbelievably creative rhymes that your favorite rapper wish they had even attempted to write. With a beat that punches a hole into the ceiling, this a track of immense skill which will leave you quite breathless.

This is up there with the best hip-hop tracks from 2021 without a shadow of a doubt – that certainly gives this at-times stale genre – a real wake-up call.

Stream this new single on their Bandcamp and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Finding your way again: Indie-Pop singer Imelda Gabs drops the outstanding solo debut ‘Fallen Angel’

UK & Switzerland based singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Imelda Gabs is quite breathlessly brilliant on the incredible visuals for her debut single called ‘Fallen Angel‘. This is something rare and special right before our eyes.

Daughter of the world-renowned jazz pianist Doctor Gabs who sadly passed away when she was just 15, this young lady has made her own lane and he would be so proud of what she has created here.

Her music is so cinematic, each layer and move has been created with such pure precision. You can tell that she is in charge of her own destiny and is not going to let anyone ruin her vision with fads or flashy tactics. Each word is sung with an elegant class that is a refreshing cleanse of the current music around that is mostly dirty and diluted.

Scars on her back, seeing a newspaper with her name and picture inside, a movie-type start, this has it all. The haunting but beautiful start is an entry into something more than a song. this is her flying free, finally released from being in bands and in other’s shadows. She is doing what she feels is right and her piercing eyes looks right inside your soul. The gift to hold her tone is there, never trying too hard to impress anyone but herself. The scene of her with her wings on and the spark filled background is a moment that gives my whole body shivers of excitement.

With a jazz background and influenced in various genres such as pop, soul and classy classical, her music is clearly original and I love how she isn’t trying to copy anybody else’s style, only to be the best version of herself each day.

Imelda Gabs is born to be a solo artist and seems happy with this new adventure. ‘Fallen Angel‘ is a song that is edgy and real, her stunning voice and ability to get a top team to join her on the journey, is a sign of world class releases to follow with her debut EP set for 2021.

Sometimes you lose yourself and run away from that special soul that really loves you, You care for them but are scared you will hurt them so you run away but come back, hoping they will still be there. The ultimate love story to see if you are a match and the timing is always an issue. This is the incredible story and a spectacular song that will be timeless. This creation is that good.

See this excellent music video on YouTube and see her next moves on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A&R FactoryPresent: From Kid

Following the release of their acclaimed debut album, Swiss duo From Kid return to the fold with their sophomore LP Favourite Storm. Leading the way is the enticing single ‘New Gods’ out 17th February.

‘New Gods’ starts off with a warm, inviting vocal melody, instilling the innate sense of endearing intimacy that is laced throughout From Kid’s previous offerings. The track is restrained yet gripping. An unassuming guitar bounces gently throughout, working in harmony with the coy keyboard and atmospheric synths, painting a vast landscape to match the wondrous nature in which it was recorded. It’s no surprise that the relationship between human and nature marks a key element in the new From Kid, which might also explain the opening lyric “Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.” Speaking about the track the band have said “In the song it is mother earth speaking to the human race, expressing its displeasure and showing power.”

The haunting visuals were filmed in a stunning forest veiled by a blanket of snow and far removed from the everyday urban chaos. The video juxtaposes the warmth and comfort of the track as the lone character meanders desperately through the chilling landscape before collapsing to his knees before the camera pans away; perhaps to demonstrate just how small we really are in this grandiose world.

The second full-length project ‘Favourite Storm’ saw the band remove themselves from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life and was recorded in the tranquility of the remote Graubünden mountain village Lohn. Dealing with the contrast between a man-made world and a wild natural world, the album ebbs and flows like a stormy night. Sometimes gentle and vulnerable like nature after a violent storm, then loud and melancholy like a hurricane sweeping over the forest; From Kid have created a more personal, bold body of work than that of its predecessor ‘You Can Have All The Wonders’.

Consisting of Andrin Berchtold and Gian Reto Camenisch, From Kid’s debut album saw them race into the top ten of the Swiss album charts in 2015 as well as being nominated for both ‘Best Emerging Act’ at the Swiss Talent Awards and ‘Best Breaking Act’ at the Swiss Music Awards. Their success not only lies in their native country but support from renowned tastemaker sites such as Nothing But Hope And Passion, Pause Musicale and The 405saw them climb to the top of the Hype Machine popular chart, garnering recognition on an international scale.

New Gods’ is the perfect introduction to From Kid’s forthcoming album and is a sincere piece of music that showcases Berchtold’s inherent talent for writing charming songs that bring to mind the meandering, brooding character of Wild Beasts. With the album out later this year we cannot wait to see where the duo’s beguiling journey takes them in 2017.

Find out more here.

A&R Factory Present: Rival Kings

Rival Kings’ new single Drown is here, and it’s a pumping, raging beast. The band turn their earthy song-writing into modern pop music like it’s nobody’s business.

The six-piece band’s new single Drown, heralds their second album WAR, the successor to their acclaimed debut Citizens (2014). WAR is a commentary on the inner struggle of a generation full of doubt and enforced individuality. It’s an ode to the lack of orientation of the so-called Generation Y, full to the brim with medication, captives of their own freedom, and in many ways more narrow-minded than the generations they deplore. A lonely generation.

The song reflects what the Rival Kings do best: Perform music with an energy that has managed to thrill and fascinate crowds at countless festivals & club shows (Zurich Open Air, Gurten-Festival, M4Music Festival, Stimmen Festival).

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A&R Factory Present: The Two Romans

The brothers Samuele and Mattia crossed the Swiss Alps and started conquering the stages as “The two Romans” with their bold and tempestuous Roman temperament.

e same household again in 2012, the two brothers became a creative unity writing songs and rehearsing high above the roofs of Thun accompanied by the wind in their long hair. After scouting various genres they reached their destination somewhere between pop, folk and rock , but without the intention to settle down.

Both collaborate on songwriting and polish the tunes until they shine without losing the raw character. “A song is never finished. But we have to let it go sometime because beauty is found in imperfection”, states Samuele, “ultimately, it is the raw and unfinished music that people can relate to in their hearts.”

www.thetworomans.com