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KAVES ‘Serotonin’

Norwich four piece alternative rock band KAVES have released their new single ‘Serotonin’. KAVES were formed in Norwich in June 2017 after attending a Black Peaks and YONAKA show. Their debut single ’27’ was released on 24th November 2017. The band’s debut live show at The Waterfront in Norwich on 7th December 2017 was a sell out. The tongue in cheek video for the single received 2500 views via Facebook in 2 days, and the song itself got played 2 weeks running on BBC Introducing in Norfolk.

‘Serotonin’ is a catchy shuffle and bounce of indie rock filled with intricate guitar twinkles and punchy funk flavoured rhythms. Caitlin Mapes’ charming vocals ooze charisma and warm tones which melt upon the vibrant melody. It’s a buoyant gem that flickers light springy vibes between slinky guitar lines and a sublime bass groove. Lush backing vocals and perfectly placed instrumentation provides glorious little bursts that keep this song refreshing. This track is a compact tasty number from this four piece.

Stream ‘Serotonin’ below

 


Edited People ‘Feel My Skin’

Edited People have released their debut single ‘Feel My Skin’. The band consists of four members Alisha Vickers (Vocals), Josh Ellinor (Guitar), Thomas Whitaker (Bass) and Laura Bentley (Drums) pioneering a new-wave of Alternative music. Their sound is reminiscent of 90’s rock mixed with modern, heavier flavours.

‘Feel My Skin’ is a moody slap of adrenaline fueled alternative rock. The track revolves around gritty guitar lacerations through a punchy slap of drums while elastic bass rumbles set a flexible foundation. Alisha Vickers’ vocals are laced in rich varied tones as she wails, howls and coo’s sweetly between the rough and tumble backdrop. There is no denying the powerful command she has over her vocals and it is this that wrestles your ears into submission. Brimming with attitude this track creeps in filled with dark mystery before pummeling right into its heavy mosh ready core. The verses create a steamy enticing sense of danger as twinkling guitars weave between a steady beat while the chorus wallops out the meaty raw side of this new band. It’s sophisticated and enthralling as Edited People have developed their sound into a no nonsense, full flavoured spectacle. Keep an eye on these guys.

You can catch Edited People live at

27th December supporting Hands off Gretel at the Old School House Venue in Barnsley

Friday 8th February – single launch #2 at Record Junkee in Sheffield with support from Desensitised and Hazel

Stream ‘Feel My Skin’ below


Drop The Shadow ‘Break The Fall’

Formed by brothers Mike (lead vocals/guitars) and Eric Walsh (drums), Dublin based Drop The Shadow have just released their debut single ‘Break The Fall’.Joined by Sean Carey on bass, the band draw inspiration from the sounds of Alt rock to folk & everywhere in between.

‘Break The Fall’ is an impressively mature number brimming with slinky guitar lines, steamy bass grooves and a solid drum progression. This track glides effortlessly through a smooth suave melody as raspy soul filled vocals coo and soar over slick guitar licks with a sweltering country hue and elastic bass rumbles. Building into a whopping silky turbo banger this charming number seeps and oozes swanky swagger as the glossy guitar evaporates off the  luscious rock melody keeping you hanging in suspense off every word. There is enough grit mixed with infectious sensual soul to keep your ears craving for more and lets not forget that shredding guitar solo. This blistering track announces Drop The Shadow with great poise and panache in the form of  glorious classic rock and soul pop.

The band have also just released a  video for ‘Break The Fall’, produced by vocalist Mike Walsh you can watch it below.


Passive ‘Anti Romantic’

Watford indie-rock band Passive have released their new single ‘Anti Romantic’. On the back of ‘Premonitions’, the first track Passive put on Soundcloud, the band received local radio airplay, saw an increase in online interest, secured slots at local festivals and have packed out shows across London venues such as The Camden Assembly and The Water Rats.

‘Anti Romantic’ is an impressive slice of alternative rock as Passive wrap our ears in a mysterious dark number filled with absorbing mature musicianship. This creepy track has a slinky shadowy looseness that weaves with a relaxed attitude around reverberant desert toned guitar. Punchy drums and elastic groovable bass lines create a danceable yet haunting backdrop. The catchy melody seeps into the ears with charming ease as the luring vocals coo and haunt over this wholly sinister and enthralling number. Passive balance the meaty, raw and delicate crawling instrumentation perfectly to create a sophisticated hair raising thrill that consumes and entices with chilling elegance and ominous awe. These guys are expanding their range nicely.

Stream ‘Anti Romantic’ below

 


Bitch Falcon ‘Prime Number’

Dublin rock trio Bitch Falcon have released their new single Prime Number’. The searing shatter of grunge rock wrestles with pulverising drums battering and crashing through the thrilling distortion of blistering wails on guitars while Lizzie Fitzpatrick powerfully howls over this frenzied soundscape. It’s sharp, eerie and dark as Bitch Falcon balance dizzying hysteria with smooth melodies soaring over the relentless raw aesthetic. The track is perfectly crafted for creeping, chilling and explosive impact as the verses build in intensity crawling and bleeding into the chaotic gritty chorus. This trio channel and harness their fiery rock, grunge and melodic pop elements with a slick finesse that makes these guys one impressive force to be reckoned with.

On the release  of ‘Prime Number’, lead singer Lizzie Fitzpatrick said – “It’s basically an apology song, for people close to me for being too self-obsessed and narcissistic to the point of pushing them away. It’s a nod to myself trying too hard to be cool and I’m probably better off just being plain ole me.”

Watch the video for ‘Prime Number’ below


Orchid Collective ‘Forces’

Irish indie rockers Orchid Collective have released their new single ‘Forces’ alongside a tour crossing Ireland, the UK and Germany. The band have received support from the likes of RTE 2FM, RTE Radio One, BBC Six as Tom Robinson’s Fresh Faves and added to a total of 3 Spotify Official Playlists as well as clocking over 500,000 streams on SpotifyOrchid Collective have also made huge steps on the live circuit, supporting Picture This, playing Y Not Festival as their UK debut and performing 57 shows in Ireland alone in 2017 and ‘Forces’ is all set and ready to continue their success.

‘Forces’ is an ambient whirl of anthemic indie filled with that intense energy that takes your breath away. Raw guitars slice and shred through the ethereal biting soundscape while punchy drums and soaring melodies flood the track with a dreamy sense of nostalgia. With an anthemic chorus that strides in on a riveting wall of sound- this track is emotive and delicate yet bitter and edgy all at once. With flickering guitar melodies weaving lamenting sweet threads through heavy beats of meaty, epic proportion- this track is crafted perfectly to strike you in the chest and make you feel every note. Their sound is mature crisp and piercing with all the glorious lush qualities Orchid Collective do so well in between.


You can catch Orchid Collective below


8th November – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast 

9th November – Coughlan’s, Cork 

16th November – Roisin Dubh, Galway 

17th November – Tricky McGarrigle’s, Sligo 

20th November – Bar Bloc, Glasgow 

22nd November – Jacaranda Phase One, Liverpool 

24th November – The Islington, London 

Stream ‘Forces’ below


Cloakroom Q ‘Going For A Walk and I’m Not Coming Back’ EP

Northern Ireland art rock/neo psychedelic five piece Cloakroom Q are set to release their new EP ‘Going For A Walk and I’m Not Coming Back’ this Halloween. The band started in late 2016 and have since released a few singles and low fi compilations. These compilations were in the form of “official bootleg” recorded during the band’s earlier stages which include the single “Don’t Come Home” and their other more recent complication “Seven Stories Up”, partly recorded in Toulouse France and features versions of tracks off their debut EP ‘Going for a walk and I’m not coming back’.

‘Going For A Walk and I’m Not Coming Back’ is a spine tingling collection of tracks that weave and flourish with sublime obscurity through abrasive instrumentation while a healthy dose of psychedelic is churned through magnificent art rock elements and intense atmospheres.‘South of Sane’ kicks the mayhem off with the perfect tension building beat and spoken vocals. Soft guitars strum as the thrilling track builds and slowly creeps adding a warm trumpet into its swirling dark soundscape. Musically these guys create refined hair raising masterpieces with western-esque melodies mourning through rich rhythms and pining guitars. Through this EP  they showcase their ability to create stripped back wispy, mind melting acid soaked tunes shown brilliantly with ‘d0nkroom’. All these elements are twisted and entwined in euphoric dizzying bliss. ‘People With Energy’ rushes through on a heightened vibe of snappy beats, funky bass lines, jagged guitars and haunting synths. It’s danceable, groovy and filled with energy yet drenched in ominous vibes. Each track is crafted with the finest components to make it luscious, manic and thoroughly enjoyable. Their sound is unique to them and it is this band’s attention to detail and meticulous musicianship that makes these tracks so impressive. The grunge hued ‘Feeding The Stranger’ smears on that dark atmosphere thick. Rugged guitars crash and batter into the punchy drum assault while the vocals exclaim over this frenzied backdrop narrating about coughing blood, alcohol and vomiting.’Unearth’ closes the EP disguised, to start as a soft delicate number with a gentle beat and slow jam groovy bass line. The track builds becoming the mosh ready banger Cloakroom Q are pros at. Their braided rhythms keep a fluctuant foundation for everything to explode off. Cloakroom Q really give it their all for this beast of a track, constructing the verses perfectly to increase and tease the intensity of the fierce dynamite choruses. It’s a lengthy track, clocking in at 07:09 minutes but each and every minute is worth it. These guys blend the soothing and gentle tones seamlessly with the skull bashing heavy tones to lure you into a false sense of safe psychedelia before whacking you out of your dreamy daze with meaty gritty rock injections. It’s a magnificent end to the EP.

Cloakroom Q have created a wholly unique frenzied EP that grooves, whacks and soothes all at once rendering the listener captivated and craving for more.

‘Going For A Walk and I’m Not Coming Back’ is released on 31st October-  for more information

you can follow  Cloakroom Q on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/disappearlikethis/

 


Ned Dylan ‘Life’s a Rave’

17-year-old original artist and songwriter, Ned Dylan has released his first single ‘Life’s a Rave’ from his debut album. The track is produced by Gordon Raphael (the Strokes’ first three albums/Regina Spektor’s ‘Soviet Kitsch’/Hinds), Wizard (M.IA./Chemical Brothers/Chase & Status/Wiley) and Freear (Slamboree).In the past Dylan has played festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Beautiful Days among others, leaving lasting impressions with his high-energy performances.He has also received coverage, airplay and praise from the likes of BBC Radio 2, Sir Tim Rice, American Songwriter, Amazing Radio and BBC News among others.

‘Life’s a Rave’ showcases Dylan’s sublime musicianship that encapsulates its theme perfectly through darkly coated soundscapes and catchy melodies. This cinematic number wavers between indie pop and symphonic rock to create a wholly enchanting goosebump inducing listen. Driving rhythms and sticky beats slap between an ominous piano feature while sinister strings elegantly lament in the chilling background. His vocals are filled with anguish and a sense of hurried danger and drama while lush backing vocals add a dash of soul into this adrenaline inducing banger. It’s intense, utterly mesmerising and well crafted with tight production teamed with the perfect and diverse use of instrumentation to slither and glide between genres seamlessly. Dylan oozes effortless swagger yet his delivery of the track seeps a sense of mystery and confusion through the vivid instrumentation.

About the track Dylan said “Life’s a Rave, is about ‘social media, isolation, escapism and how we connect with each other”

Watch the video for ‘Life’s A Rave’ below


Lead Coloured River ‘Uncensored’ EP

Lead Coloured River have released their new EP ‘Uncensored’. Lead Coloured River are an indie rock quartet hailing from the valleys of South Wales. Forming in February of 2017, they have been hard at work establishing a name for themselves in the Welsh music scene.

‘Uncensored’ is an impressive and compact collection of tracks that showcase Lead Coloured River’s blistering brand of indie rock. From the first track ‘Uncensored Heartache’ with its swagger soaked rock n’ roll flair, we see how this four piece take guitar rock and flesh it out with some wonderful embellishments. Slick shredding riffs pierce through the punchy drum smacks and thrilling rooted bass grooves. Lead Coloured River can whack out a catchy chorus with ease, building the atmosphere, smearing it in darkly coated hues and mysterious tones while creating a “mosh pit frenzy” ready foundation and wrapping it in a danceable blanket. The quartet wear their influences on their sleeves with ‘Deception’ and ‘Set It Out’ oozing an early Arctic Monkeys residue. Each track flows fluidly and swiftly into the next with refined ease. Gritty guitars parade slick licks while the rooted rhythm marches everything at a powerful brisk pace. ‘Set It Out’ displays just how proficient this four piece are at melody progression. The infectious chorus is sure to spark massive live sing alongs while that sublime explosive crescendo and rumble drum progression sets the track apart from its predecessors. It’s meaty, well oiled and crafted beautifully. This I need to see live. ‘Everything’s Changed’ closes the EP ensuring we fully comprehend the brisk vibrant sound of Lead Coloured River. It’s a snappy, hyper number that flails wailing guitar shards about a hefty backdrop while dynamic vocals spit the brisk melody through agile bass lines. The perfect closer to keep you wanting more.

Lead Coloured River have presented us with a slick, vivacious four track EP that tantalizes the senses and promises this four piece are ones to keep an eye on. They are finding their sound and at the moment that sound glides on swagger steeped melodies, high-octane riffs, distorted bass and hefty drums.

Stream ‘Uncensored’ below


Lupa ‘Until The Day’

Electronic Rock quartet Lupa have released their new single ‘Until The Day’ today. Drawing on the influences of Knife Party and Paramore, Lupa deliver a composite and dynamic listening experience with their newest single.With a multitude of live performances under their belts, collaborations with some of the best producers and filmmakers within the industry and continued growth across a number of their social media accounts, Lupa are continuing to gain momentum and make an impact with the right demographic.

‘Until The Day’ rushes through on an intoxicating buzz of electronic weaved rock. Flickering synths dazzle with seizure inducing flashes through rapid tightly knit drum beats and exhilarating guitar strides. This track travels at an intense adrenaline rushing speed as the compact rich backdrop thunders forward relentlessly building its sound becoming more heavy for the chorus. The meaty whack of the drum and bass lifts this track into a mosh pit ready banger while frontwoman Livvy M’s powerful vocals command and drive the catchy sweet melody. There is a lot going on in this song with intricate guitar melodies entwining a blazing rhythmic and electronic foundation yet Lupa blend these component parts seamlessly creating a dramatic, elated listening experience.


Stream ‘Until The Day’ below

Watch the video for ‘Until The Day’ below