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Our Worth A Listen Track This Week Comes From Jack Perrett

Newport newcomer Jack Perrett has released his new single ‘Like A Fever’. Ahead of its release the track had already been played by Janice Long on BBC Radio Wales and Charlie Ashcroft on Amazing Radio.Set in the his hometown Newport, Jack Perrett’s previous single was a parody based on Blur’s Parklife. ‘Portlife’ went viral, reaching more than 100,000 views.Since then Jack has been busy recording his latest bombastic indie anthem at Rat Trap Studios in Cardiff with producer Steffan Pringle.

‘Like A Fever’ is a scalding invigorating indie anthem that steam rolls straight in, taking no prisoners as it obliterates your mind with blistering guitar, punchy drums and fiery adrenaline. It’s an energetic number that relentlessly slices through at a brisk exhilarating pace while a catchy pop sprinkled melody takes its infectious hold, rendering you powerless to its fiery seduction. The snappy rhythm creates a buoyant foundation for the shrilling guitar riffs and intoxicating soundscape to spring and ricochet off. This is a well crafted intense song that is sure to have a live audience going crazy. With swagger soaked vocals, stomping attitude and panache sprinkled all over the catchy lyrics while the instrumental assault batters your skull with feverous mania this track makes Jack Perrett one to keep an eye on.

About the track Perrett explains “The song started off with a guitar riff that I had. Then I had a couple of verses with lyrics based around chord progression. Lyrically, the song is about the people who go out in their own city centers every Saturday night and get into trouble after not handling their drink. It is sort of me saying ‘Why waste your money every weekend on drinking in the same nightclub surrounded by the same people who you don’t even like?’ After a few practices in the studio I started playing it live with the band and people watching us were loving it so it had to be the next single.”    

You can catch Jack Perrett live at:

20th October – Pen And Wig, Cardiff

4th November – Tiny Rebel, Newport

9th November – 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff

15th November – The Assembly, Leamington Spa (From The Jam Support)

16th November – Clwb Ifor Bach

17th November – Pen And Wig, Cardiff

18th January – Cheltenham Town Hall (From The Jam Support)

19th January – Cheese and Grain, Frome (From The Jam Support)

23rd March – Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry (From The Jam Support)  

Stream ‘Like A Fever’ below


The Burma ‘Quicksand’

Cork indie rock n’roll band, The Burma have released their new single ‘Quicksand’. The Burma released their debut EP ‘Her Eyes On Horizons’ in June 2017 and embarked on a successful Irish tour, headlining venues such as Whelans, Roisin Dubh and Coughlans. They have supported the likes of The Academic, The Strypes, Delorentos, The Blizzards and Ryan Sheridan in the past and have a run of Irish dates coming up in November to support the single.

‘Quicksand’ showcases The Burma’s invigorating indie sound in all its illustrious glory. Swirling with ethereal soundscapes of jangly guitars glistening and soaring over a punchy drum and buoyant bass foundation this track is a refreshing melodic offering from the band. The biting guitars weave zesty stings between the aerial backdrop providing a zealous sharpness and bitterness superbly contrasting  the smooth vocals and laid back melody which rest comfortably in your ears. The track progresses steadily into an exhilarating breezy crescendo as The Burma layer their crisp gripping sound meticulously creating a satisfying and fresh number. These guys are ones to keep an eye on.

You can catch The Burma live at:

Kennys, Lahinch – November 24
Crane Lane, Cork – November 27
The New Bar UCC, Cork – November 29
The Underground, Dublin – December 16


Watch the video for  ‘Quicksand’ below


BRONCHO ‘Bad Behavior’ Album

BRONCHO have released their new album ‘Bad Behavior’ an infectious swirl of luscious, teasing and exhilaration tracks to keep you drooling for more. It’s a tasty collection of tracks filled with psychedelic indie pop, laid back tones and insanely catchy grooves to ensure a satisfying listen. ‘All Choked Up’ sets the EP in motion with its churning rhythm creating a danceable foundation for the buoyant guitars and smoky melody. The stop start beat establishes an atmosphere of suspense which is only subdued by the shredding slick guitar solo. This track is so sleek and glossy with dark undertones twirling beneath the hypnotic rhythm. The tracks on the album flow into each other with a smooth fluidity,‘Weekend’ continues the heavenly subtly psychedelic trip with ethereal guitars twinkling between a steady backdrop. Ryan Lindsey’s sweet falsetto vocals provide each song with a heavenly quality. The instrumentation is tight throughout- crafted to perfection with glorious guitar twinkles daintly accompanying Lindsey’s vocals and honeyed melody while the strong beat and elastic bass grooves between. ‘Boys Got To Go’ displays this perfectly, the melodic flow guarantees a soothing listening experience as soft guitars glisten playfully throughout before whining elegantly every so often. BRONCHO provide the most glorious comforting blanket with ‘Keep It In Line’. This track enfolds your ears in a candied soothing melody, beautifully weaved instrumentation and sedating vocals. It’s bouncy, bright but incredibly tranquilizing. These guys delicately unwrap their sound revealing lush textures with each track. Together they gel immaculately- each instrument has its part and yet the tunes they produce feel airy and freeing. The album continues to blossom with ‘Sandman’, bringing a slightly ominous tone into this dreamy mix. The guitar and bass in this track is riveting. The song bubbles and boils around the playful guitar as Lindsey creates a haunting atmosphere. It’s a little more gritty with a creepy almost sleazy vibe but an absolutely thrilling listen.’Undercover’ follows the darker tone of its predecessor lightening it with buoyant grooves stomping between a sliding swagger soaked melody and strutting guitars. This is one well crafted track.The subtle guitar changes from twinkling and gliding to prancing as they flood the track with panache and an infectious funk flavoured danceable quality. ‘Family Values’ is another infectious gem that is sure to put a smile on your face. If you can prise your ears away from the bouncy weaving instrumentation and focus on the lyrics BRONCHO showcase their humorous cheeky side,“I got a thing for your mother / I got a thing to teach your father”. One thing I have come to love about the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based band is their sublime ability to create dreamy woozy tunes likeBig City Boys’. Though the track is hazy and dreamy the instrumental backing is strong, pushing forward with a relentless goal of fun loving with a slick proficient style that is one to be admired. The summertime cruising ‘Get In My Car’ follows. The album version sounds a little tweaked and more crisp to the single version released last year. This summer time gem bops and wiggles over a smooth melody and gleaming guitars. Glissading over to a glam rock flavour, BRONCHO provide us with a tantalizing variety of genres to taste throughout this album. They close the album in the best possible way, leaving us hungry for more. The swagger steeped foot stomping danceable and infectious ‘Easy Way Out’ accomplishes this task without fail. It’s slick, pristine, panache driven indie rock drizzled in rock n’ roll flamboyance with nimble steamy guitar licks and a catchy melodic flow to keep us wanting to dance all night long.

BRONCHO is that band that are cool, fun and make you want to scream and tell everyone about. Their sound is appealing to everyone from the lazy daydreamer to the adrenaline punk-rocker and indie-head in between. The provocative lyrics, incredible musicianship and all out swaggering groovy persona within each track is what makes BRONCHO one heck of a band. The sound is distinctive, Lindsey’s vocals are distinctive and their tunes undeniably infectious. It’s music to make you feel, music to make you dance and bop or tap your foot and do air drums to while you relax on a lazy summer’s day, but either way you feel every delightful note.

Stream ‘Bad Behavior’ below


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Our Worth A Listen Track This Week Comes From BRONCHO

BRONCHO have released their new single ‘Keep It In Line’ from the upcoming album ‘Bad Behavior’ out tomorrow October 12th via Park the Van Records. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based band of Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Nathan Price (drums), Ben King (guitar), and Penny Pitchlynn (bass), has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively over the past few years, including arena shows with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Cage The Elephant. The band have now gifted us another soothing, blissfully sweet number to keep those summer glistening sunny days implanted in our minds.  Lindsey’s soft, velvety falsetto vocals drift and delicately float over the dreamy delicious melody as twinkling guitars shimmer between a snappy buoyant beat and glittering bass. BRONCHO have created their own glorious world of euphoria to keep us calm and sedated with their sugar sprinkled groove infested tunes that make you want to dance and bop while the sway-able hazy melody swoons you into a delightful stupor. There is no denying when these guys want to crush your brain with fuzz filled tunes they can do it superbly however, this track shows us just how slick, luscious and tightly woven their musicianship can be and it’s beautiful.

Stream ‘Keep It In Line’ below

 


The Covasettes ‘Wild’

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/

 


Young Rising Sons ‘Scatterbrain’

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”.

Stream ‘Scatterbrain’ below

 


DENOVA ‘You’re Not Alone’

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.

Watch the video for ‘You’re Not Alone’ below

 

 


THUMPER ‘Down’

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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Watch the video for ‘Down’ below 

 


Liberty Ship ‘Snakes and Ladders’

 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.

Stream ‘Snakes And Ladders’ below

 

 


Enemy II Lines ‘What She Said’

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.

Stream  ‘What She Said’ below