thebuzzr buzzPLAY (yes, the afterhours show)

The first or last Monday of the month airing at 10 p.m. EST/EDT. (whatever makes sense)

thebuzzr podcast's mix tape of worldwide indie music.


Hey, ya’ll, I am Shay, and this is thebuzzr after hours show. Episode 26.

Welcome to buzzPLAY: A show of new releases from independent artists around the world.

We bring you emerging artists & their music from their local music scenes to your living room, man-cave, she-shed, or bachelor pad. You can tune in during commute from work or a couch chill out at end of the day.

So pour yourself a glass of wine, open a beer, top up your tea or light a smoke! We will hear releases from Canada, the United States, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Featured artist is Kevin Estrella, frontman for rock band Pyramids on Mars™. The Hamilton, Canada band dropped the 2nd track from their upcoming album Cosmic Angels.

Enjoy the show!

To kick off the show, a track releasing August 20th, a summer anthem by London, U.K. alt-rock band The Great Leslie. Another banger. “Everything From Last Night”.

“Everything From Last Night” 1:15:60

What the band has produced is a seductive single that gets you dancing. It shows the musical versatility of the band and the different aspects of The Great Leslie’s sound. It’s fresh yet familiar, powerful and playful and a banger in every sense of the word!

Second spin, the July 2nd release by psychedelic indie pop rock band Beatnik. “Free Your Mind”. Classic funk and disco fans will love it, but also modern pop fans that dig Dua Lipa.

“Free Your Mind” 5:34:64

This latest single is a psychedelic-funk filled ride finding love in unexpected places, and trying to resist those sensations. Great release! The band is from Logan, United States.

Now, “24/7” by pop artist xs released July 24th. Currently creating in Singapore xs is a Malaysian singer-songwriter. She uses her platform to advocate for female empowerment and celebrating who you are.  ​

“24/7” 9:55:76

Debuting on the music scene this year, xs has released multiple singles and debut album Good Girls Don’t Speak Their Minds. Despite being a pop album, the music draw influences from jazz, Latin, country and electronic. An incredible lyricist that takes inspiration from her personal experiences.

“Come Underneath My Covers” by United States artist The Meskimo released the track July 12th. It is a collab with Argentian guitarist Fernando Paul. Fernanda is responsible for the guitar playing. All other sounds are The Meskimo

The title pretty much sums it up. What do you do with a lover underneath your covers?

“Come Underneath My Covers” 14:05:04

The Meskimo is getting noticed and building a solid fan following. The music is infused with rock, blues and paychedelic indie pop nuances.

We follow The Meskimo with a track by Lottie called “Lights Out”. ”Lights Out” is the first single to be released from her debut album. It’s an upbeat pop track, infused with piano elements and dance hall style drums.

Lottie is based in Singapore yet hails from Essex, England. Her songs fall into the indie pop genre and are all voiced from a lesbian perspective.

“Lights Out” 18:46:96

The lyrics lament about a troublesome relationship and depict the turbulent emotions of failing love. 

Before we chat with Kevin Estrella, “Two Stars Collide” by String Bone. The talented folk artist hails from Southern Ontario, Canada. The video to this released premiered on June 18 this year. Incredible work by Barry James Payne, known as String Bone and Emma Hefkey. Check it out on YouTube.

“Two Stars Collide” 22:48:40

From the upcoming full album Cosmic Angels, Pyramids on Mars™ “Phoenix From The Ashes” is up next. The song released July 8th. Pyramids on Mars is an instrumental rock band from Hamilton, Canada. Frontman Kevin Estrella joins us for a chat after we listen.

Y’all “Phoenix From The Ashes” 27:14:32

Interview with Kevin Estrella

“On Dragon’s Wings” 48:23:92

Closing, a quote by Sean Higgins.

“Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.“ 

And that brings us to the end. When the show goes silent, take a minute to reflect.

Remember, without music, our canvas is blank.


Thank you to the artists on today’s show. This show wouldn’t happen without their music.

Promote the music on social media. The more people hear the music, farther the music reaches.

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Catch you at the pod next episode. On air indie. From my pad to yours – over the airways.

Have a good one! See you next episode!


Kevin Estrella, Pyramids on Mars™

Hamilton Ontario based band Pyramids on Mars™ joins us. Kevin Estrella talks about his music, the creative influences behind the unique other-worldly of his sound and other great stuff.

Pyramids on Mars™ is instrumental rock guitarist Kevin Estrella. He combines progressive rock, metal with Baroque Classical influences of J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi.

Kevin Estrella is a Neck Illusions Signature Artist along with Steve Vai (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson).

Kevin Estrella is an ET Contactee and a Musician. He always had a passion for and has spent over twenty years researching to understand why they are here. Kevin wanted to combine his passion for music with raising consciousness and awareness of the UFO and Extraterrestrial presence.  He felt it was always his purpose in life. The affirmation of this calling came on August 21, 2014, when he had contact with an inter-dimensional craft of unearthly origin.

Bio source & Image credit Pyramids on Mars™

Artists Featured

About the Author
Shay D is a media professional and creative A&R management consultant who inspires and empowers artists to create business models that go global. These projects ignite actual results. Shay owns and operates thebuzzr media, thebuzzr podcasts, and WOBZ Music. The companies support independent artists of all genres, from around the globe. WOBZ Music (What’s Our Buzz?) began in 2020 as part of thebuzzr media. Shay is dynamic and creative, hosts a syndicated radio show, is a songwriter, and writer as well as an active curator for many indie platforms. Periodically she is also a copywriter providing Top 40 music content for a NYC firm and a radio programming consultant on an international platform.

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