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Hunting Giants unleashed another mythological monolithic monster with their proggy hard rock single, Too Big to Kill

Too Big to Kill is the latest mythologically-inspired monolithic hard rock single to be released from the progressive four-piece outfit Hunting Giants’ upcoming album, Mythos.

With vocals as gnarled as the salaciously ferocious guitar riffs, Too Big to Kill makes no apology before it ravages your attention with the lyrics relayed to instrumentals which refuse to pigeonhole themselves into just one genre. The complexity easily matches the ferocity in this melting pot of grunge, groove metal and prog rock.

Not many tracks could warrant a comparison to Static X’s no Submission, but Hunting Giants easily match the intensity and cataclysmic etherealism between the melodic Godsmack-Esque increments.

Too Big to Kill was officially released on September 9th. Check it out on Spotify, and await the arrival of Mythos, which is set to be unleashed on September 30th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Felix Kay moves on forever from the distant connection with powerful EDM release, ‘Surrender’

Using his financial skills to the max in every facet comprehendible, Felix Kay has dropped a surefire banger that shall slap the sense right back into your face again on ‘Surrender‘.

Felix Kay is a Vancouver, Canada-based indie electronic artist, film producer and writer who just seems to improve after each track.

As a ghostwriter, Felix has helped edit, update and contribute to many manuscripts, teleplays, and screenplays. He has also helped with other early stages of movie and television development.” ~ as per the article on airplaydirect.com

Slicing the tires without even trying that hard, Felix Kay is in heavy form with a thunderbolt of electricity that might shock your senses awake.

Surrender‘ from Vancouver, Canada-based indie electronic artist, film producer Felix Kay, is a booming experience for anyone who needs a fresh start. After certainly feeling the harrowing climates lately that have burnt a massive gap between two former close companions, this is a striking song for us all.

Packed with a seriously stomping beat, this is a track made with monumental proportions that make force you to rethink everything. Life is all about being happy about the humans you connect with.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more vibes on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Vancouver rock band Moving City returns with a road trip single to remember, ‘Can I Go and See My Lady?’

With the 3rd single off their upcoming full album ‘Nightflash‘, Moving City asks us the magic question that is met with a groovy laid-back vibe that has you nodding your head in an unflappable manner with, ‘Can I Go and See My Lady?

Moving City is a Vancouver, Canada-based indie-rock 5-piece band who has a sensational sprinkle of folky pop-infused inside and brings their 70s inspired sound to the fore.

Elevating us into a spectacular sunrise that has you taking a deep breath as your body moves to the quality rhythm presented, Moving City shows us their indisputable polish with a glow-filled performance that will have you sensing that you have heard a highly memorable single.

Can I Go and See My Lady?‘ from the prolific Vancouver, Canada-based indie-rock 5-piece band Moving City is a terrific release from a tight band who just makes glorious music to put on your favourite playlist. They have a likeable mellow style that has you feeling like you are in a nostalgic dream of being closer to your ideal lover.

Sung with a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere attached, this is a track that shall take you into a mood of true contemplation.

Listen up to this new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Out Seer worries that the positive vibes have evaporated forever on, ‘Good Feelings’

Ab Initio by The Out Seer

Taken off their 4-track release named ‘Ab Initio‘ and featuring excellent vocals with some terrific solos, The Out Seer are at their best with a new song all about wondering why being happy is so hard these days on, ‘Good Feelings‘.

Formed by their guitarist Ashley Pearce aka Pearcie, The Out Seer is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based 4-piece indie-rock band that makes a deliciously memorable type of riff-packed music to dance with.

They are an active and educated group of young musicians, each carrying a diploma from Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program.” ~ The Out Seer

The Out Seer are the type of band that you tell all your mates about as you plan the evening’s adventures while making a stop at the local rock venue. Their music is rather ear-warming as you might need a second listen, to truly get inside their superb style that draws you in as all the great bands do.

Good Feelings‘ from Vancouver, British Columbia-based indie-rock outfit The Out Seer is one of the catchiest (in a good way) tracks you might dare to listen to this year. With a scintillatingly skilful lead singer, powerful guitars and lyrical honesty that is rather rare these days, this is a new single to be totally enthused by. This is rock music at its most exciting in the underground, as we are swept in by a song that might be caught in your mind for ages as you hum this tune in joyous unison.

Hear this tremendous new single on Bandcamp and see more news via their IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Can’t Make It In This Wasteland: Kill the Headlights seek that dream through the ‘Bottom of the Bottle’

Taken off their brand new album called ‘The Shack‘, Kill the Headlights look for that much-needed revelation to pursue their deepest aspirations via their latest infectious single called ‘Bottom of the Bottle‘.

Kill the Headlights is a Vancouver, Washington-based indie rock two-piece act. They form a terrific crew and make that sing-with type of vibe that is completely honest and gets you in the mood to dance together with your closest friends.

Kill the Headlights are quite the entertaining outfit and sparkle shrewdly with their latest release that brings you to that moment where you know that something needs to change. They sound ready and appear filled with that much-required inner determination, to bypass that swamp-packed wasteland that so many can get inconveniently sucked inside.

Bottom of the Bottle‘ from the Vancouver, Washington-based indie rock duo Kill the Headlights, beams us a dazzling chandelier of light into finding what is really meant for you. After thinking about what they really want to do away from the town that is comfortable but is suffocating that all-important creativity, this is that motivational anthem to really feel enlightened by. Sung with so much animated gusto and saturated with that likeable guitar riff to shake your head around with, this is a fine track from a duo who are only just getting started.

Hear this brand new single on YouTube and see more via their fast-growing IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Aza Nabuko leaves us feeling anything but ‘Blue’ in her latest indie-pop-rock single.

After her latest single racked up over 200k streams on Spotify, indie-pop soulstress Aza Nabuko released her debut album, Indigo, on June 4th. The standout single, Blue, is a flawless feat of panoramic pop that will be a hit with any fans of Pale Waves, Wolf Alice or the 1975.

The Vancouver, BC-based 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter’s authentic indie-folk-pop fractured vocals bring a sense of intimacy and vulnerability to the otherwise sonic and high-octane hit that carries all of the emotion of a ballad and all of the energy of an anthem.

After Aza landed a sync placement with Netflix’s ‘Tiny Pretty Things’, her power-pop sound has earned her international acclaim. After the release of her deeply confessional and expressive debut album, the possibility of her becoming a household name matches the level of talent in the release. Hint, that’s pretty damn high.

Blue is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

They Can Take A Bite: Prodigious Vancouver-based singer Sofia Evangelina shows so much bravery on the astonishingly exceptional ‘Endure’

With a powerfully elegant vocal ability that might cause your heart to pulsate a bit quicker than before, Sofia Evangelina fights through the darkly-lit carnage with a new single that will have you shaking with admiration on ‘Endure‘.

Sofia Evangelina is a fully focused, multi-award-winning, teen indie RnB/pop singer-songwriter and actress from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She makes that inspiring music, with a superb presentation, that has a real message and is combined with crisp production and stunning vocals.

This is the heroic message about staying strong no matter what, as you need to have the courage to face life-altering moments that scare you, hurt you, and make you question who you are inside. The fight to dig yourself out of those dreadful circumstances will harden you up and make you a true survivor, who will never (ever) let anyone claw at you undesirably again and take your glowing shine away.

You feel her spirit getting stronger as her stunning song goes deeper in – her tremendous story is so striking and has your breath taken away for a few moments – as you get lost with her, you close your eyes to fully understand her story of taking on the horrible beasts and succeeding like a valorous Lioness.

Endure‘ from the outstanding and highly-motivated Vancouver-based RnB/pop artist Sofia Evangelina, is one of the best vocal performances of the year so far, as she sings with such fight and desire. The wolves may have circled her before but she made it out stronger – and brings us a truly glorious song that should inspire us all to reach our dreams – no matter what or who is biting at us. The scars will heal, if you want to win enough.

Stream this excellent new single on Spotify and see more of her stories on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Calvyn Cass – Me, Myself & I: A semi-retro feat of sensual self-loving pop

Vancouver-hailing singer-songwriter, Calvyn Cass, has extended the conversation around self-love with their single ‘Me, Myself & I’ which explores our complicated relationships with self-acceptance and poignantly points out that life leaves us under-prepared to deal with the pitfalls of insecurity.

Spend all day listening to the radio, and you’re likely to be bombarded with pop tracks longing for affection from an external source, Calvyn Cass delivers a nuanced reminder that you wouldn’t be quite so desperate for that validation if you could find it within yourself.

The semi-retro feat of sensual self-loving pop drips with the same amorous soul as you’ll find in hits from the likes of George Michael which celebrate the beauty of authenticity.

You can check out the official video to Me, Myself & I via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

The story of absolute despondence: ‘Sorry for Me’ by Tom Ivory is the tale of going under due to heartbreak

The song starts right away with a bang, and there is no break the whole way through. The sad story of a broken soul is described through the lens of a new school Rap artist, who keeps it real the whole way through. The love has been lost and the barreling wave of getting sucked under the foamy water, is proving too much at the moment. 21 year old Candian Rapper/Producer Tom Ivory is so honest on ‘Sorry for Me‘, and this is a worrying story of how love can crush your heart into smithereens.

The fragmented splintered soul is so fractured like a broken arm, the pain is there right in front of you and won’t go away. This is the story about how this artist is taking too many pills to mask the hurt underneath. The actual pain is actually only growing day by day, and by hiding away in the dark corner questioning everything you did, the hurt is only manifesting deep into the body and mind.

His words are so honesty portrayed and he raps with such skill, the fury of being let down is so paramount to the listener. The open wounds are far from being healed, and the beat stings the tail like a jellyfish at your leg, the blood thickens and you feel like you are going to pass out all the time.

With a wild imagination and a downward cycle of self-distraction, the tale of how love can cut you up so deep, it hurts like nothing else you have ever felt. Vancouver local Tom Ivory is quite breathless on the exuberantly produced ‘Sorry for Me‘, the warning for all that fall too hard, and can’t get up. The support of real friends and kind strangers, is the only way to step up into reality again.

Hear this intense song on his Spotify and find him in Social Media via Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Vancouver’s Sean Martin Luther Tha P releases groovy ”Come Over” Feat Lyrical Joe, D.O Gizzle, Terry Tha Rapman

You want her to come on over as this is a special woman. This is no drunken fling. This is the real deal. She makes you smile, she makes you happy and you know that this is the right woman. You can feel it in your heart and you can feel it in your fingers. This is afro-fusion Hip Hop/R&B music to get your dance on.

Come Over” is the lead single off Sean Martin Luther Tha P’s brand new ”Pumbah Mixtape” which is dedicated to his wife and has a bunch of artist from different countries all over the world. This is a big effort and this vibe is tight with some party energy to get us dancing. “Come Over” is a good song for 2020 and we are all waiting to be allowed out again. The track is all about flirting with your ideal woman and that incredible feeling. All the artists bring their A-game and the vibe is perfect for summer.

To see more from this artist head through to Sean’s Instagram page.

Stream this song right now via Sean Martin Luther Tha P’s Soundcloud page.

Review by Llewelyn Screen