Manchester indie-rock band, The Covasettes are set to release their fourth single tomorrow October 12th. Following the success of their last single ‘Top Drawer’, which achieved over 200,000 plays on Spotify. The band comprised of Chris Buxton (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Matt Hewlett (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Jamie McIntyre (Bass/Vocals) and Matt Buckley (Drums/Percussion) are back with their new single ‘Wild’.
‘Wild’ is an invigorating buoyant slap of indie that pogo’s you into a danceable state of delight. It’s catchy and vibrant with a delicious melody gliding along a bouncy rhythm and punchy drum foundation as ethereal guitars soar and playfully weave around this exhilarating backdrop. This upbeat number is exactly why this four piece grab attention. The hooks are glorious, the bridge ready for mass clap alongs and the chorus is frenzy inducing bliss. From the groove infected jangly verses to the explosive crescendo- the track maintains its high intensity and vibrant persona that is perfect for a bouncing live setting. It’s a radio friendly, dazzling little number that fills your ears with sweet melodic elation.
Commenting on the track, The Covasettes said: “From the minute we finished Wild, it was a song we were immediately excited about and it quickly became a staple in our setlist. We’ve been sitting on Wild for a while now and we’re so excited to be finally releasing it, it’s definitely the most hyped we’ve been for a song. Whenever we play Wild live, people always seem to get behind it and it creates such a great atmosphere in the room, so releasing Wild after Top Drawer was the obvious next step for us and we’re looking forward to seeing what the world has to say about it!”
‘Wild’ is released tomorrow for more information follow The Covasettes on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/thecovasettes/
Mini Mansions have revealed the new video for ‘Midnight In Tokyo’, taken from their Works Every Time EP which was released on September 28. The video, directed by Will Goodan, finds Michael Shuman headed to Tokyo to shoot the visual. Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 album ‘The Great Pretenders’, which saw the band tour with the likes of Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, only now are the LA trio ready to unmask themselves more than ever before. The recording of the Works Every Time EP at Hollywood’s Barefoot Recording Studios was co-produced by the band and Cian Riordan, who worked with them on their prior record, whilst Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age) and Darren Weiss (Papa) tracked the drums. Dash Hutton (HAIM) will be playing live with the band.
When we had a chat with Michael Shuman about the new EP last week he had this to say about ‘Midnight In Tokyo’
” Well, even though it’s a pretty fun, danceable track the content is maybe the most literal song I’ve ever written. Midnight In Tokyo is about a trip I had in Tokyo it was a really deep existential one for me. It was with a ex of mine and I got engaged at midnight on new year’s eve in Tokyo and the song kind of starts there. I don’t know how you can talk about a relationship within 3 and a half minutes but it kind of spans the whole thing because I finished the song after we broke up so it was a really weird thing to do, to try to get all that information into a song.
But then production wise I’m a big fan of Damon Albarn and I started as a big Blur fan and I like how he has progressed. He has gone from punk rock to pop to hip hop. Whatever he does- The Gorillaz, which I think is so unique and I think he is one of the great innovators of our time. So it was a little inspired by that. I listened to a lot of Blur so musically that was my biggest inspiration too.”
You can read the full interview here http://indiebuddie.com/a-chat-with-mini-mansions/
Read our review of ‘Works Every Time’ EP here http://indiebuddie.com/mini-mansions-works-every-time-ep/
Watch the video for ‘Midnight In Tokyo’ below
New Jersey’s Young Rising Sons have released their new single ‘Scatterbrain’. The band have seen success performing across the globe with the likes of Halsey, The 1975, & The Neighbourhood. In 2014 Young Rising Sons signed with Goodman & Accettas’ production company, Dirty Canvas Music, and released ‘High’. It garnered the attention of fans and industry executives alike. The band ultimately signed with Interscope Records and released their self-titled EP shortly after. Following their signing, Young Rising Sons played to the world through placements in Toyota, Pepsi & Hulu commercials, trailers – like Universal Picture’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” the Guitar Hero video game, and ESPN broadcasts of NCAA Football. Young Rising Sons have garnered over 20 million streams on Spotify alone.
‘Scatterbrain’ is an adrenaline surge of whirling indie wrapped in a compact blanket of infectious musicianship. Driving drums springboard the track into its gripping anthemic outfit as it bubbles through the verses before the catchy chorus propels the song into a sing along gem. Gritty guitars crash and stride between the ethereal excitable soundscapes while a luscious melody weaves a sweet honey drizzled thread holding all the chaos and instrumental intensity together. It’s both velvety smooth and breathtaking as Young Rising Sons flesh out their ability to pound hair raising emotion through every pulse and note creating a meaty satisfying rich sound that is sure to ignite a live audience.
About the track the band explain “It’s the byproduct of being an emotional hoarder and carrying baggage that you know you shouldn’t. Scatterbrain is about trying to balance the outside work when you’re living inside your head”.
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Shiny pop rock outfit DENOVA have recently released their newest single You’re Not Alone, marking a newly crafted sound for the four piece. With key tastemaker support from the likes of Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1 and has already received support from Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist..The band present anthemic pop rock paired with meaningful songwriting.Hailing from Manchester, the band have played together for the past 10 years, performing across the globe at festivals in Canada and clubs in Manila.Their newest single You’re Not Alone, written at their studio in Bury, Manchester, was written with the premise of getting to a stage in your life where you begin to question your identity and purpose. Seeing others with a dream job, car and house but having only ever known a life of continuous touring, writing and recording, the feeling of being lost comes about.
‘You’re Not Alone ‘is an energetic indie pop tune that highlights the importance of being around people that lift you up in light of these situations, and being aware that you’re not the only person who feels like this. This refreshing slice of indie pop floats and swirls with shimmering keys over a buoyant slapping backdrop creating a catchy vibrant anthem. Velvety vocals slide over a melty melody while DENOVA flesh out their electronic heart rushing wall of sound. The glistening guitars simmer and jab throughout the track flooding it with adrenaline and sparkling scintillation as the dreamy electronics whirl about creating an ethereal swoosh of vitality. Oozing positive vibes and a danceable atmosphere this delicious heartfelt number has everything to charm its way onto repeat.
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Noise-pop quintet THUMPER have released their new single ‘Down’, produced by Dan Fox of Girl Band.2018 has seen THUMPER top several Ones To Watch lists in Ireland and tour relentlessly headlining Hard Working Class Heroes, joining Fangclub on tour, and playing festivals all summer long such as Sea Sessions, Body & Soul, and Electric Picnic.
‘Down’ is a pungent, biting number swirling with mouth watering pop hooks lavishly placed on a grunge backdrop. Whirring guitars fizz and spin about with infectious razor sharp riffs and vibrant laid back jingles while a glorious sun kissed melody glissades along the buoyant beat. This track is affluent with rich swirling soundscapes as it meanders into a psychedelic dizzying trip of distortion. THUMPER blends the bitter/sweet effortlessly- filling their tracks with exuberant dreamy tones laced with daisies and sweetness which lead you down the delirious rabbit hole into frenzied chaos. With a lo- fi production easing you into its floppy 90s-soaked noise-rock- this track reins in the pure elements of rock, grunge and pop to create the perfect frazzling blend of bliss. There is something for everyone here, these guys slowly and delicately build the song adding a new layer and dimension each time until it’s an all out mouth frothing whack of psychedelic scuzzy rock. Its frenzied boppy euphoria displays THUMPER’S tight undeniably slick sound and impressive musicianship.
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Liberty Ship have released their new single ‘Snakes And Ladders’. Liberty Ship are a four piece band from Sheffield. Since forming in school they’ve had 4 successful singles, a number of sold out headline shows under their belt, played major UK festivals (YNOT, Isle of Wight, Leeds & Reading, Kendall Calling) and have gigged with the likes of The Libertines, Reverend and The Makers, Tom Grennan, The Pigeon Detectives and more.The track was recorded and produced by Dave Sanderson and Ed Cosens (Reverend and The Makers) and features collaborative artwork from Emily Richmond and tattoo artist of RedFox Studios, Toby Skelton.
‘Snakes And Ladders’ is a moody creeping display from the four piece that wallows in a brooding atmosphere of throbbing slinking bass lines and punchy drums as lamenting guitars whirl and jingle around the dark rhythm. Soulful vocals glide fluidly over the smooth velvety indie pop melody creating a soft texture to this chilling number. Its a catchy track that bubbles upon a subtle classic rock n’ roll vibe while lush harmonies coo and a steamy guitar solo drives the track into a sophisticated state of polished refinement.
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Berlin-based energetic rock ’n’ roll band Ponte Pilas have released their new single, the long awaited ‘Out Of My Head’. Ponte Pilas consists of Scottish frontman Calum Bolland and Ecuadorians Daniel Rivera (drums), Randy Bullet (bass) and Ismael Rivera (lead guitar). Although they are not all related, the band considers itself a band of brothers. They have won the love and following of the Berlin scene after playing over 30 shows at famous venues like SO36, Musik und Frieden and PrivatClub. The quartet has been promoting their debut EP Young Perros by touring cities like Prague, Karlsruhe and Leipzig and will support indie legends The Wedding Present in the Netherlands.
‘Out Of My Head’ struts in swagger soaked and ready to knock your socks off with Ponte Pilas’ slick rock n’ roll. Slinky guitars saturate the track in steamy flamboyance while punchy drums and elastic bass create a fluctuant foundation and infectious groovy backdrop for this swanky track to flourish off. The raspy vocals fill this luring track in panache as ‘out Of My Head’ powerfully rushes adrenaline into your veins. With a tight production, sleek musicianship and a shredding guitar solo – it’s a charming strutting display to have you prancing and dancing around the room carelessly.
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London based three piece Pin Ups have released their new single ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?.’After a chance phone call with a friend of a friend, drummer Jesse (hailing from Norwich) and singer/guitarist Josh (from East London) came together in another project Pastel Colours. After stripping down from a 5-piece to a 3-piece and recruiting Jesse’s brother Louis on bass, Pin Ups was born. Their latest release ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ was recorded in the wee hours of a Sunday morning with producer/engineer Scott Docherty. The song deals with the feelings after waking up from a particularly heavy night out, those of confusion, doubt and self-loathing, as you question why you do it to yourself, and who’s that person over there?
‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ is a combustible track brooding and smouldering in a gloomy grunge atmosphere as stinging guitars jingle their way playfully between punchy drums and a pop drizzled melody. Raspy hushed vocals whisper the verses as the track slowly brews and bubbles. Its moody and vibrant all at once as the song builds into a dynamic chorus sprinkled with 70’s /80’s post punk attitude. It’s catchy with a darker undercurrent that takes over as the track progresses into a blistering instrumental with shrilling guitars whining and screeching over pulverising rhythms, mighty drum whacks and aggressive vocals. This summer soaked scorcher burns its groovy infectious way into your ears with dizzying psychedelic hues among its grunge hostility. ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ is a tight well crafted Pixies -esque track that makes this trio one to keep and eye on.
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Alternative/indie rock four piece, Enemy II Lines, have released their new single ‘What She Said’. The band who are from Navan, County Meath, Ireland, formed in 2016. They are a young band, whose members are Dylan Hickey, Jordan Patton and brothers JohnPaul and Matthew Melady. ‘What She Said’ is an anthemic adrenaline rush of indie rock swirled and carefully rolled in pop punk with some garage residue sprinkled on top. Driven by catchy guitar hooks and punchy drums this infectious number soars and glides upon heart gripping youthful exuberance while maintaining a powerful meaty foundation of hefty riffs and a bulky rhythmic backdrop. The husky warm vocals and pop smeared glorious melody make this track an instant radio ready gem that is impossible to prise from you head. These guys showcase some swagger throughout the track with sublime guitar whines and intricate layering. It’s sing along ready and perfect for the kinetic live setting. Keep an eye out for these guys.
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Bloody English have just released their new single ‘Conflict Resolution’. The band are primarily a family affair with brothers Peter and Andrew Gomez joining their cousin, Chris Reynolds and his friend Sean O’Hanlon to form a covers band for a friend’s memorial gig. When Laurence Burden was recruited as vocalist they began writing original material.The London based band made national headlines following a charity gig for Momentum, when Daily Mail pictured them with Jeremy Corbyn with the caption ‘Corbyn with members of the band Bloody English’. Day to day, hobnobbing with the political class gives way to working with musical collectives, DJing at underground parties and promoting club nights in East London.
‘Conflict Resolution’ is a wild thrilling number that batters and smashes your eardrums into tiny unrecognisable pieces. Travelling at an unruly hyperactive pace this track thunders in on a snappy punching groove of pulverizing relentless drums and elastic bass while crashing guitars dizzy and distort their way around the frantic backdrop. It’s loud, raucous and angry as Burden howls, exclaims and screams spitting the rapid lyrics into your brain while the intense rambunctious instrumentation bruises and shatters.It’s one for the frenzy of the mosh pit each blistering briery note evokes the smell of sweat, blood and the glorious sight of frantic pushing and jumping. This impassioned number summons the mosh pit frenzy into your room – in all its brutal glory.
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