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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

‘Faded’ by Fellow Kids: Feel good music with a hardcore message.

Fellow Kids have a great summer hit on their hands with ‘Faded’. Their interpretation of gritty, funky rock is a young persons dreamscape. These are young pups with old souls, evidenced by the clever and thought provoking lyric and topline, floating nicely above seriously cohesive guitar chops. Vampire Weekend and Two Door Cinema come to mind very briefly at times as does throw back artists like Duran Duran and The Fine Young Cannibals. But the similarity ends there.

These guys really know their stuff and it comes across in the way they work together to create what is nothing less than magnificent and nothing short of ingenious. A deep curtsy to the lead singer who’s gravelly tone and vocal range are teaching materials for neophytes. Seems like growl, belt and falsetto are all well within this young bands remit and his vocal riffs are the cherry on top of already decadent cake. Lush!

Be warned – ‘Faded’ has a hook thats going to play in your dreams……’Don’t leave the lights on coz I’m never coming home’? Best breakup line EVA!

Listen to ‘Faded’ by Fellow kids on YouTube and get those ears ready to chomp on candy!

Review by Susan Harriott

Ato-Mik drop new single Faithfully ft Malikai Motion: Rap and Hip-hop intertwine

Born and raised in North Vancouver, two brothers Atom and Mikey Mic joined together to create Ato-Mik, recently dropping their single ‘’Faithfully’’.

A lot of aspects of this track stand out, but the main one is without a doubt the way in which both of them sound, they both have such distinct vocals, and they’re not even in the same pitch or pace which is really interesting to listen too.

However, even though the two vocals are pretty diverse they still go side by side and intertwine perfectly. Atom has a fairly soft yet deep vocal range, when he raps it’s not too quick or slow it’s the right amount of pitch and pace. Mikey has a more high-pitched vocal, but his rap is a lot faster.

The energy you hear through this track from both of them is infectious, there’s this constant up-beat rhythm. Faithfully shows how Rap can be done in a more modernised way, Ato-Mik are bringing their revised Rap sound into 2020 and it’s going to be exciting to see what they do next after listening to this.

Head on over to YouTube to listen to Ato-Milks new single Faithfully

Review by Karley Myall

Chris Ho’s Folk Track ‘For Now’ Certainly Stands Out

Folk has definitely shown itself to have a strong staying power, weaving in and out of alternative and pop eras alike. These days, it’s been commercialized to a degree many would never have expected. This said, there’s still heart left to follow in so many artists. For Now is a song that comes at a height of many similar contemporaries. Chris Ho doesn’t however walk in line with the rest waiting for his due. He strides confidently with a sense of class attached to his charmingly influenced roots.

With a beat that you can walk to and a melody that knows when to peak in and when to duck out, this song is certain to inspire adventurous days in the outdoors for young people yearning to enjoy any spare moment they can find. But Chris Ho doesn’t stop at a satisfyingly cute song. There’s energy put into the guitar and the intermittent touches of strings that dance on the outskirts of the song in a microcosm of how folk has always walked parallel to so many wonderful artists and songs. This is not a song to blend in with, For Now is a song to stand out with and truly let yourself move in a positive way.