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Bullets For Your Brain Today: The Blackheart Orchestra drop well-sung cover of Manic Street Preachers gem ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’

With their own spin to the much-loved Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers classic number one track from 1998, The Blackheart Orchestra are on top form with ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next‘.

The Blackheart Orchestra is an award-winning Manchester, UK-based indie electronic prog-folk/alt-rock duo act who have added a new chapter to their story here.

We’ve created a new interpretation of the Manic Street Preachers classic No.1 from 1998 that’s all about climate change. We will be donating a proportion of the download profits to the wonderful JUST ONE Tree who work tirelessly to offset carbon emissions through reforestation. When the song was written it was about the past, but now 23 years later, the words are all about the future. We’ve looked at the song through a different lens and our version and the accompanying video scream for the world to u-turn on the pollution, industrial destruction, planet abuse and self-interest that rules today’s economies with an almost total disregard for future generations.” ~ The Blackheart Orchestra

The Blackheart Orchestra reminds us of a really brilliant single that is cherished by young and old. The lyrics are honest and striking, as they send out a wonderful effort that has terrific production and the eerie soundscape will have you feeling in a rather reflective mood.

If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next‘ from the excellent Manchester, UK-based band The Blackheart Orchestra, is a well-sung single from a vocalist who is at the top of her game. She performs with a gloriously melodic style and reaches notes that might make your whole body shiver in awe of her brilliant technique. This is a song to ponder on, as we wonder where the world is actually headed after many years of greed and poor decisions that will affect us all for many a generation.

Hear this well-performed single on Soundcloud and see more of their vision 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

RIP: Bitvert sends fitting tribute to a true legend on the 8-minute mind-bender ‘Residue’

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Slamming the bass down with expert effect as he brings us a track that has been dedicated to a true legend who has sadly been lost, Bitvert takes us into the proper underground to see what is left inside on ‘Residue‘.

Bitvert is a London, UK-based indie electronic music producer and live performer who makes a truly expert range of ear-sizzlers beyond comprehension for most that shall take you to a place back in time when the world wasn’t so broken.

This is a fine addition to our ravenous ears and is a fantastic track to say thanks to the Windsor, UK-based Andrew Weatherall, the British musician, DJ and record producer known for helming Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, who tragically passed away due to a fatal pulmonary embolism earlier in 2020.

This track is dedicated to Andrew Weatherall. Patron of the underground. Rest in beats.” ~ Bitvert

Residue‘ from the London, UK-based indie electronic music producer and live performer Bitvert, is a roaring track that is edged with that truly hardcore sound that is so rare these days. He missiles in with a swarming bounce that takes you into a whole new world, as the speakers shake in anticipation for the next move. This is a sumptuous effort that shall have your whole soul feeling rather intrigued – and filled with that vintage sounding feel – that is a glorious listen for all fans of this genre.

Hear this bass-tumping new single on Bandcamp and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Just Wanna Be With You Tonight: Clifford leads us into his mind on ‘I’m So Bored’

With his trusty electric guitar, silky cello, spark-filled electronic synths turned up to the maximum and featuring a catchy chorus that was highly influenced by T-Rex, Clifford wonders why he can’t be with his lover tonight as he really needs to hold them close on ‘I’m So Bored‘.

Clifford is a dual USA/UK citizen, fluent English, French and Arabic speaker, who is based in busy Maryland and expertly composes a well-crafted compound of alt-rock and electronic music.

I’ve always thought to write a good song you have to tell a story through lyrics. But with this song, I realized it would be better told using mostly instrumentals instead.” ~ Clifford

After previously teasing us on ‘Renaissance Fam’ from April 2021, Clifford has our thoughtful minds in a complete flurry of thoughtfulness with a vocally-impressive performance. The bass-booming production has you feeling alive and ready for anything, as you wrap your mind into the story about a highly creative soul – who just wants to express himself with his partner for tonight – as he feels rather lonely and heartily craves that sweet touch.

I’m So Bored‘ from the Maryland-based alt-rock/electronic solo artist Clifford, is a track that evokes memories of another time in the world that you just can’t place. He sings with such a surging and potent swarm of electricity that has your heart beating like no other moment you can remember. This is the type of release to play on full blast when you just need to dance around by yourself, as you miss your lover terribly.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see his progression on Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Know I Shouldn’t Need You: Sensational Leeds singer Pixia is addicted to the taste on ‘Pink Sugar’

After dazzling our minds on the exceptional single ‘If I’m On Your Mind‘, Pixia stuns our tastebuds with her brand new lip-loving release all about questioning why you miss that taste you shouldn’t like on ‘Pink Sugar‘.

Anna-Rose aka Pixia is a Leeds/Manchester, UK-based indie electro/dark-pop singer-songwriter who sings with such genuine beauty which warms up your whole consciousness to believe that anything is actually possible if you believe in yourself enough.

”” I originally wrote ‘Pink Sugar’ at 16 years old on acoustic guitar. The finished product has been inspired by a variety of influences: from new wave bands such as Japan and The Cure to contemporary female artists such as Melanie Martinez and LANA DEL REY. My range of influences inspired me to experiment with the sound of ‘Pink Sugar’ to create something pleasantly familiar, yet also very unique to my listeners.” ~ Pixia

Pixia is on top form with a stunningly propelled single that is sung with her signature sweetly-tipped vocals that somehow has your heart beating faster than you can ever remember, as she takes us into her angelic world of lust. She has a world-class ability that is unconditionally spellbinding and is one of the most alluringly classy singer-songwriters around.

Pink Sugar‘ from the scintillating Leeds/Manchester, UK-based indie electro/dark-pop singer-songwriter Pixia, is a quite brilliant single from an artist who seems to tingle your ears like no other artist around at the moment. Her lusciously expressive vocals and intelligently-created lyrics – are quite gorgeous and she shows us into this story about feeling sick – that you are still thinking about a former lover who you know isn’t good for your ravenous soul.

Hear this highly captivating single on Spotify and see more via her growing IG music account.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dark Soul: London’s Rhea knows that this evil shadow has certainly sinned on ‘Blood on your hands’

On one of the most beautifully frightful tracks you will ever hear in your whole existence, Rhea discreetly cuts through our inquisitive consciousness with a sharp-edged experience that might remind you of early Lana Del Ray with ‘Blood on your hands‘.

Rhea is a 24-year-old indie-pop singer-songwriter and artist who appears to make music from the most profound part of her highly creative soul as he uses this outlet to help stay sane in this puzzling world.

My goal is to make music and art others can relate to, I also want to fuse visual are and music together.” ~ Rhea

Rhea dispenses us into this movie-like picture with vivid detail and harmonises with such a lovably raw style, as each expression is propelled with such perspicacity and emotion. It’s like she has truly seen this story with her own eyes and directs us, into a release that will have your whole soul shaking in utter disbelief at this underground gem.

Blood on your hands‘ from the terrifically talented and highly-promising London, UK-based indie-pop artist Rhea, is such a heart-stopping song that you might need a cold glass of water afterwards. This is an authentic singer-songwriter with so much potential at her very fingertips, who is such a vividly descriptive storyteller beyond compare. There is a knife-edge of anticipation here as you don’t quite know what is going to happen next – which has you so fascinated like you are watching a future great at work – while she is still fairly unknown and finding the sound that she wants to propel to the world.

Hear this deep track on her Soundcloud and see more of her activities on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

More Than We Need: London’s Burlington hopes we can still climb those mountains on ‘Mind for Mind’

With a comforting resonance that has you feeling so succumbed in his calming vocal capabilities, Burlington compels us to endeavour for more so that humanity may be stronger and not more lethargic with ‘Mind for Mind‘.

Burlington aka Matt Burlington is a London, UK-based indie vocal house solo artist, nature explorer, music video editor, and keen swimmer who is always naturally developing.

Burlington, this being his second musical presence, decided to shift over into indie-pop when he realized that he did not have to be attached to one single sound. This genre allows him to explore his more acoustic and alternative sound whilst his alter ego “Matto” allows him the freedom to create that ever loved house music.” ~ Burlington

Burlington is an artist that sings with such an amiable tone, that you just want to listen to him all day. There is something rather unprecedented about this promising musician, who seems to effortlessly project what many are imagining through his wise words and transfixing behaviour.

Mind for Mind‘ from the London-based indie vocal house and former indie-pop artist Burlington, is a charming single from a fast-rising artist who is always looking to improve and challenge himself. It’s this inspiring mindset that makes him one of the most compelling underground acts in the UK today – as he takes us on a peacefully reflective journey – into being in the moment and nothing less. Life is all about exploring after all.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In Your Mind: Leeds hard rock act ALL I LIVE FOR knows that the eyes needed to be opened on ‘Awaken’

Featuring a riveting sound that cuts through all of those dusty chains that have been holding back a soul that needs to be free from the past, ALL I LIVE FOR confidently urge us to get that saw ready and get rid of anything in the way with their passionate new single ‘Awaken‘.

ALL I LIVE FOR is a Leeds, UK-based 4-piece indie hard-rock/alt-metal band is a well-constructed team that loves a powerful solo, as they make meaningful music that has been made to help others in pain.

Despite the heavy breakdowns, the band are not shy about exposing their heartfelt side. Their unique sound is focused around powerful guitars, empowering lyrics and a choral section saturated with emotive vocal harmonies.” ~ ALL I LIVE FOR

ALL I LIVE FOR bring us a real mood-booster that is all about stretching for the sky and never giving in, with the reasoning that keeps you so intrigued from the first second to the last. The UK rockers certainly turn up the volume and let loose, with an inspiring message that we all need to take note of quickly before it’s too late.

Awaken‘ from the Leeds, UK-based indie hard-rock/alt-metal outfit ALL I LIVE FOR, sends us a message that is so true in this constricted world that wants you to fail. With their trademark heavy sound that is mixed with potent vocals that just seems to get the ambience just right, this is a booming effort that is rather pain-alleviating and an exceedingly quality listen.

Hear this deep new single via Spotify and see more news via their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Living In: UK rapper SA1LOR knows he is destined for warmer times on ‘Cold World’

As he wraps up with the blanket close while skipping channels from all the political nonsense on the telly, SA1LOR shows us his ocean-filled flow that has his mind thinking of how to get out of current circumstances in this ‘Cold World‘.

SA1LOR aka Luke Mason is a youthful indie hip-hop artist who is based in Telford in the United Kingdom who is fairly new to the game but shows us that lyrically he is only advancing.

SA1LOR navigates the sketchy seas of the current world with accomplished aplomb on this chilly track, that has you noticing that he feels like conquering the USA is unquestionably on his schedule. Your senses perk up with the sentiment that he is fed up with the normal and has that bag ready, to see where his hard-working intellect can take him.

Cold World‘ from the promising Telford, UK-based indie rap artist SA1LOR, is the type of track that has you wondering where your next move is. With the winds so gusty and chillingly rampant on your naked body, this is an inspiring soundtrack that shows us a self-confident man who sees so much clearer now. After sipping on too many bottles before he has realized that its time to get that passport out, and see what it’s like in warmer climates.

Check out this immense new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You’re Dancin’ Like A Peacock: London-based The Dockers sip up splendidly on ‘Moonshine di Roma’

With a cheeky glimpse of the night’s festivities and featuring a soulful tone so fresh you will feel a welcome breeze flowing all over your body, The Dockers show us that it’s okay to have fun again with their enjoyable track ‘Moonshine di Roma‘.

The Dockers is a Campbelltown, New South Wales-born, London, UK-based indie-folk/rock funky duo who was formed by two very talented multi-instrumentalists that are skillfully self-taught.

Whilst working as lifeguards, the duo’s deep sense of irony and surrealist sense of fun attributed to snack bar sugar and chlorine.” ~ The Dockers

The Dockers are quite a gleaming band to turn on loud and have a blast with as you dust off those dancing shoes. They show us their cleverly-written lyrics that are strengthened up with a foot-tapping soundscape – that is compounded in with some catchy cool vocals – that have you in full voice as you join in.

Moonshine di Roma‘ from the fun-loving Campbelltown, New South Wales-born, London, UK-based indie-folk/rock duo The Dockers, is such a likeable song from two young men who don’t take themselves too seriously. With a funky flow and a vibe that has your fortitude feeling so active again, this is the type of track to put on loud after a transcendent night out with mates. The world is back and it’s time to enjoy ourselves again.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen