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Indie Quick Picks

Dead Naked Hippies

Genre: Gritty Post-Punk

Bio: Dead Naked Hippies thrashed into life in late 2016. The trio, bolstered by let-loose front woman Lucy Jowett alongside band mates Joe Clarke (guitar) and Jacob Marston (drums), have cemented their take-your-head-off wall of sound, dancing around trashy alt rock & punchy post-punk. Since their inception, they have received love from BBC Introducing. The band have shared stages with the likes of Dream Wife & Le Butcherettes and in 2017 played to a sold out crowd at Live at Leeds, which lead to a slot on the Festival Republic stage at Leeds Festival 2017.

Track: Guillotine

Why We Like It: It’s a blistering ear bleeding blast of punk rock that begins chilled calm and luring as a low-key guitar and drum groove teamed with cooing vocals introduce the track soft and lulling before its slaps you in the face with its fiery chorus. Dead Naked Hippies blend the luscious sweet and lacerating sour seamlessly. The scorching distorted guitar crash and shred through the chorus and punchy drum pummels and batters creating a pulverising backdrop for Jowett’s dynamic powerful vocals. Its sharp. shredding, and soothing chill all at once- a sublime combination.

You Can Follow Dead Naked Hippies on Facebook Here  https://www.facebook.com/deadnkdhippies/

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GORILLABRAIN

Genre: Indie alternative

Bio: GORILLABRAIN is a London based solo artist who has released his debut single ‘Fire (Watch Me Breathe)’

Track: Fire (Watch Me Breathe)

Why We Like It: It’s a dark spine chilling number encapsulated in swirling thick murky electronics whacking and slapping off a sticky gooey beat and whispered vocals. The stinging guitar injections slip in a glimmer of steaming vibrancy between this dark abyss of mystery. The track builds becoming more intense with an INXS feel to it as it seeps a slithering hint of swagger and sweltering stuffy heat into its rhythmic section while the vocals remain entrancing, seductive and creepy. It’s a unique track that is absolutely thrilling and mesmerising to listen to. Evoking goosebumps and chills while also captivating you and luring you into the danceable hypnotic soundscapes.

You Can Follow GORILLABRAIN On Twitter Here https://twitter.com/GORILLA_BRAIN

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Jessie Munro

Genre: Alternative pop

Bio: Twenty-three year-old Toronto born, Los Angeles based artist Jessie Munro has been mesmerizing audiences worldwide, with her stunning soulful vocals and sleek, modern-electro R&B/pop. Finding her start in classical music and musical theatre, Munro went on to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, propelling her songwriting abilities and giving her the musical maturity which is evident throughout her music. The soulful songstress is now preparing to release her Debut EP ‘On My Own’, a six-track release which tackles the stages of post break-up.

Track: ‘Under Fire’

Why We Like It: This richly melodic track pushes through on a driving peppy bassline which hops along snappy drums creating a finger clicking infectious groove. Munro’s vocal’s sweetly glide upon the smooth creamy melody with passion and soulful tones that hover and slide between luscious coos and rich depths. This sprightly track floods with vibrancy as zesty guitar strides weave between the vivid rhythm creating a refreshing sting and lamenting lull as the dreamy vocal’s soothe and ease with a blissful bounce and joyful quality. It’s a catchy irresistible gem.

You Can Follow Jessie Munro on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/jessieleithmunro/

Stream ‘Under Fire’ below

 Gang of Four

Genre: Post punk

Bio: UK post punk icons Gang of Four have posted a new video for their latest single ‘Lucky’, taken off ahead of a new Gang of Four EP titled ‘Complicit’ which was co-produced by the band’s Andy Gill, alongside Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode) and Ross Orton (M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys). The EP, from a band recently quoted as a touchstone for musicians as diverse as St Vincent, Frank Ocean, James Murphy and Pharrell Williams.

Track: Lucky

Speaking about the track Gang of Four’s Andy Gill says; “It’s about how luck defines more than we imagine. You might think of the words from Macbeth concerning life being an hour upon the stage where the walking shadow struts and frets but can change nothing. A parallel idea is that luck may have as much impact on the course of a life than anything an individual does. As in Sartre’s ‘les jeux sont faits’, action, truth, morality will always play second fiddle to luck.”

Why We Like It:  It’s a slick fuzzed strut of infectious musicianship. A striding sharp guitar shreds through a foot stomping beat and dizzying electronics creating an enthralling panache driven listen. The swagger filled vocals cruise in effortless and cool with a mesmerising charm while the swirling soundscapes dazzle and erupt in the background. The infectious groove and danceable hypnotic backing is filled with mysterious yet mesmerising qualities that will have you strutting your stuff on the dance floor in no time

You Can Follow Gang of Four on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/gangoffourofficial

Watch the video for ‘Lucky’ below

The Harriets

Genre: alternative indie

Bio: Leeds band The Harriets are Daniel-Parker Smith (guitar and other instruments, baritone vocals, jawline) and Ben Schrodel (bass and other instruments, tenor vocals, Roman nose). The band formed in early 2016 and since then quickly got the attention of UK based radio and festival organisers. “Television” was recently played on BBC Radio Leeds as part of a 6 week consecutive run of their songs

Track: Television

Why We Like It: It’s a retro peppy number that strides on jangly guitar shimmying around a punchy drum beat and groove fuelled bass and just all-round infectiousness. The catchy chorus teamed with dynamic expressive vocals and lush backing coos makes for a unique refreshing listen. Its drenched in laid back swagger and a hint of nonchalance. It’s difficult not to dance to this jittery number as shaky percussion and vibrant sing along ready feature make this track just a fun gem to listen and dance to.

You Can Follow The Harriets On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/TheHarriets/

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King Bones

Genre: synth-punk

Bio: King Bones are a 6-piece synth-punk group from Dublin. Party Animals is taken from their newly released ‘My Best Friend’ EP featuring 3 tracks (Right There, John Coltrane, Party Animals – Radio Edit). Produced by Ger McDonnell (U2, Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers), the EP was recorded in Beechpark, Rathcoole and The Mill, Swords.

Track: Party Animals

Why We Like It: It’s a dazzling sonic number brimming with infectious grooves slapping and weaving between shimmering synths and gritty guitar injections. This flashy tune drives with relentless stamina while a chilled catchy melody coats the track in smooth laid back vibes. It’s a danceable song that coaxes you into its dark undertones with an infectious groove and glistening soundscapes until the hefty drums and fuzzed guitars kick in hooking you into their rich textured thrilling sound.

You can follow King Bones on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/itskingbones/

Stream ‘Party Amimals’ below

Team Picture

Genre: Alternative Rock

Bio: Leeds-based six-piece, Team Picture have recently released their debut mini-album, ‘Recital’ out via Big Dumb Music. Produced by Matt Peel (previously Eagulls, Autobahn and Pulled Apart By Horses). Since forming in 2016, Team Picture have earned praise at Radio 1, BBC Introducing and secured multiple spins at 6 Music with support from Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq, as well as ticking off support slots with the likes of Parquet Courts, Psychic Ills, The Orielles and Ulrika Spacek. In addition, the band have performed at the likes of Bluedot Festival (along with Warpaint and the Pixies), the Wire-curated Drill Festival and Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, as well as selling out their own curated ‘Du The Katman’ night at Leeds’ Hyde Park Book Club.

Track: ‘Break Yr Heart’

Why We Like It: This is a blistering, punchy, get up and dance classic rock track with all the components to make it instantly lovable. A stomping beat surges a strutting confidence throughout the track while fuzzed guitars shred and blister as swagger soaked vocals demand attention and seep a healthy dose of charisma into the song while the shrilling fuzz pumps adrenaline and slick pizzazz into each and every stride. It’s a glossy boisterous number that is just phenomenal. There are some golden guitar moments in this track, that steamy guitar solo will have you doing air guitar uncontrollably.

You can follow Team Picture on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/teampictureband

Stream ‘Break Yr Heart’ below

 

Beachwood Coyotes

Genre: indie rock

Bio: Beachwood Coyotes are an indie rock band from LA.The four piece is composed of Jason Nott (vocals, guitar), Drew Smith (bass), Bryan King (drums), and Yan Clermont (guitar).After receiving multiple placements on MTV, as well as extensive touring throughout the western US and critical acclaim from high-profile media outlets, Beachwood Coyotes have been deemed a band on the rise.

Track: ‘I Am Just A Stand In’

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant rush of indie driven by a pulsing rhythm section that will have your foot tapping and hands clapping along in no time. Filled with catchy lyrics and a luscious melody this track is one for those jumping around vibrant sing along live shows. Light guitars glisten upon a lush electronic flavoured backdrop making for a thoroughly satisfying listen. The anthemic chorus teamed with the glowing instrumentation adds an electricity and dynamism to the track that is just sublime.

You can follow Beachwood Coyotes on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/BeachwoodCoyotes/

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 Falcon Jane

Genre: Art rock , plez-rock

Bio: Falcon Jane are a plez-rock band from Orangeville, who make music that is inspired by nature, truth, peace and magic and is fronted by Sara May.

Track: The News

Why We Like It: It’s a delicate, sweet track that floats on a dreamy melancholic melody as May’s raspy warm vocals coo and sweetly lull upon light instrumentation. A twinkling guitar softly laments about wispy soundscapes while the steady beat throbs and bounces behind giving a strong foundation to this floaty number. It’s tender, emotional and immaculate while pulling at every heart felt emotion you possess.

You can follow Falcon Jane on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/FalconJane/

Stream ‘The News’ below

Goosebump

Genre: art-pop

Bio: Goosebump is an art-pop band from Toronto. The band have released their new song ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’ from their upcoming album ‘Goosebump by Goosebump’.

Track: She Don’t Say Goodbye’

About the track the band said: “Lyrically it’s a meditation on saying goodbye to someone despite them being right in front of you and them not really saying anything”

Why We Like It: It’s an infectious “disco stew” ditty that will have you out on the dance floor busting all your 70’s -esque moves. Filled with shimmy shaking elastic grooves and swagger soaked vocals this track will lure you and charm its way into your brain. There is even  a warm sax blast over shimmering synths, sensual bass and jangly guitars which wander playfully about the track while a stomping beat puts a strutting spring in your step.

You can follow Goosebump on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/goosebumplife/

Stream ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’ below

 Mating Ritual

Genre: indie pop

Bio: LA-based duo Mating Ritual have dropped ‘Stop Making Sense’ the lead single from their sophomore album ‘Light Myself On Fire’. Having already unleashed the snarling single ‘Light Myself On Fire’. The band comprises of brothers Ryan Marshall Lawhon and Taylor Lawhon, initially beginning as a solo project for Ryan while Taylor was in school the project was born from the duos previous band Pacific Air. After that ground to a halt the brothers were separated by time and ambition, then 4 years later they moved in together and Mating Ritual quickly went to a 50/50 process and the songs wrote themselves

Track: ‘Stop Making Sense’

Why We Like It: This richly textured gem is filled with lush vibrant tones and delicious melodies spread upon a bright synth driven canvas. The honey saturated pop melody glides and floats over a tribal – esque throbbing beat while the vocal harmonies caress and exude sweet delicate emotion making for a scrumptious wholly tantalising listen. The beat drives this track while its gripping swoony construction places you in a hazy dreamy state of euphoria.It’s anthemic, heart racing bliss wrapped in a silky blanket of synth pop.

You can follow Mating Ritual on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/matingritualsounds/

Watch the video for ‘Stop Making Sense’ below

 

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Automatic Fiction

Genre: indie

Bio: Automatic Fiction is a 3 piece band formed in Bordeaux in 2015.Recorded during the fall in a vast baroque salon and mixed in caves, they released their first EP “Spring Inclination” in March 2016. Automatic Fiction is : Lise Data, Tom Data and Dany Ladrat.

Track: Lightness is a Greatness

Why We Like It: It’s a breezy ethereal track that swirls with aerial electronics around a throbbing beat and jangly biting guitars. The infectious melody flows with an icy chill while the cinematic soundscapes rush past creating an adrenaline buzz through a darkened eerie atmosphere.With the sublime, sharp stings on guitar meticulously layered upon enthralling musicianship this magical track is a well crafted and gripping display from Automatic Fiction.

You can follow Automatic Fiction on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/automaticfiction/

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 The Voques

Genre: indie synth pop/rock

Bio: The Voques are an indie synth pop/rock band emanating from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, comprised of members Myles (Guitar/Vocals), Jonni (Bass/Vocals), Joe – (Drums/Vocals) and Aiden (Keys/Vocals)

Track: ‘Easier Said Than Done’

Why We Like It: It’s a zealous hop of blazing indie pop that radiates bright golden tones through a delicious melancholic melody. This sweet melody melts upon a fiery blast of dynamic instrumentation as a reggae flavoured buoyant rhythm rebounds off zesty scorching guitars and shimmering keys. This track beams and glows from every note.It’s a glorious dazzling indie pop gem.

You can follow The Voques on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/TheVoques/

Watch the video for ‘Easier Said Than Done’ below

The Interrupters

Genre: ska-punk

Bio: Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their third studio album Fight the Good Fight on June 29th via Hellcat Records.Formed in 2011, The Interrupters came together when the Bivina brothers (guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona) found themselves on bills with Aimee during a 2009 tour. With their self-titled debut arriving in 2014, the band soon shared stages with bands like Rancid, Blink-182, and Bad Religion. The Interrupters embarked on a world tour in support of the release, headlining their own shows as well as supporting Green Day in Europe, Australia and South America, solidifying the band’s status as a dynamic force on the stage.

Track: She’s Kerosene

Why We Like It: This is such a good track, if you want an infectious rhythm, catchy melody and just something to jump around to this is the track for you. With an energetic beat constantly ricocheting off the animated sing along ready melody teamed with blistering guitar injections that scorch images of sunshine into your brain- this song is a blistering delight. It’s upbeat, fun, empowering and just a great tune.

You can follow The Interrupters on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/wearetheinterrupters

Watch the video for ‘She’s Kerosene’ below

 

 Ghostking Is Dead

Genre: Alternative

Bio: Matt Corrigan’s solo project Ghostking Is Dead aims to bring audiences on adventure into a variety of styles, combining Corrigan’s varying musical fields of interest. The result is new sounds, borne from experimentation and integration, while always maintaining a pop edge. Citing influences including The Antlers, Mac DeMarco, James Blake and David Bowie, his tracks switch from delicate and carefree to towering, glistening synths placed carefully throughout. His work has been featured on Nialler9 and as a full band Ghostking have performed acclaimed live shows including at the It Takes A Village festival and Cork Loves Music.

Track: ‘Fool’

Why We Like It: It’s a soulful number that begins stripped back and peppy as Corrigan’s vocals hop about with a lively melody along peppy guitar strums before building into a luscious, sweet, melodic tune that swoons you into a stupor. A warm guitar jingles with delicate balmy tones while elegant strings glide upon gentle piano twinkles creating a wholly satisfying, beautiful number that engages all your senses. It’s a sublime track that sweeps you away with rich guitar, lush backing vocals and the most glorious sun speckled fine wine instrumental. It’s simply beautiful.

You can follow Ghostking Is Dead on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/GHOSTKINGISDEAD/

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Broncos

Genre: 90s rock

Bio: Broncos is a brazen 90s rock band from Brooklyn. Their album ‘Revenge’ is out now.

Track: MOAB

Why We Like It: It’s a jagged riotous blast of rock that thunders in on a feisty foundation of pummelling drums and rugged riffs. This catchy number snaps and hops with an elastic bassline and mosh ready hefty instrumentation- perfect for those sticky bloodthirsty mosh pits.

You can follow Broncos on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/broncosbk/

Stream ‘MOAB’  below

Eraser TV

Genre: Indie

Bio: Eraser TV  are an indie band from Limerick, Ireland. The DIY band comprised of members Cian McGuirk on Lead Guitar and the Vocals, Alan Horgan on Rhythm and the Bass Guitar and Laura Drennan on Drums and Percussion have released their second EP ‘Modern Classic’

Track: (1-800) COAST 2 COAST

Why We Like It: This light golden number features some sparklingly sublime guitar moments weaving between a punchy beat and wonderfully buoyant percussion. The lengthy intro is sweet and melodic and when the vocals do enter the track becomes more heavy. A little obscure at times this track keeps hopping and bouncing along with some jagged injections breaking up the dreamy sun kissed atmosphere.

You can follow Eraser TV on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/EraserTVband/

Watch the video for ‘(1-800) COAST 2 COAST’ below

Hot Soles

Genre: rock

Bio: Hot Soles are a two piece band from Sheffield.Since October 2010, the band have been wowing audiences from all walks of life with their rip roaring, raucous soul vibe.Initially they started out as enemies, but quickly recognised and respected each other’s fighting styles. Realising their core internal rhythm was in sync, they became friends and decided to form what is known as Hot Soles.

Track: Hangin’ Loose

Why We Like It: It a swagger soaked sweat and leather rock track that grooves and strides in all the right places. Raspy vocals add a touch of panache while slick guitar licks and punchy drums give this track that all important strut quality. It’s a meaty number that spits fire and attitude while packing in some slinky grooves and sensual tones.

You can follow Hot Soles on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/hotsoles/

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Chay Snowdon

Genre: indie pop

Bio: Bristol based indie/pop outfit Chay Snowdon is comprised of members Liam Roberts on lead guitar, George Roach on bass, Ed Fox on drums and Chay Snowdon providing vocals and rhythm guitar. Recently Chay and the lads have smashed their second UK tour, taking their brand of Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll to the ever-increasing crowds, having huge success selling out The Mothers Ruin in Bristol three weeks in advance as well as The Underground in Plymouth for the second time.Other massive shows of 2017 were The British Fireworks Championships and Radio Plymouth’s Bonfire Night Celebrations on Plymouth Hoe to crowds of around 10,000 people. As well as supporting The Sherlocks and Vant at their sold-out Bristol shows, even having time to sneak in their second live session for BBC Introducing in Devon.

Track: ‘Zenobia’

Why We Like It: It’s a catchy track with vibrant jangle guitar striding over a sublime foundation of rumbly rooted bass lines and punchy drums. This radio friendly track is a sweet little earworm coated in feisty attitude with a smooth melody smothered in laid back tones. This track has a young fresh feel with a thumping back drop that is sure to have a live audience clapping along. Filled with hooks from every angle while maintaining a chilled vibe it’s a mature infectious doozy.

You can follow Chay Snowdon on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/chaysnowdonmusic/

Watch the video for ‘Zenobia’ below

PREP

Genre: R&B Soul

Bio: PREP came about as an alias for 4 artists with an eye-watering list of credits under their belts. Co-writer and keyboard player Llywelyn Ap Myrddin – a classical composer keen on electronica – began writing instrumentals with House music producer / drummer Guillaume Jambel (GIOM), who has previously headlined Fabric and collaborated with Defected Records. Llywelyn was thrown by the response to these tracks from Grammy nominee Dan Radclyffe, noted for his work on recordings by Drake and AlunaGeorge. Sensing the foundations of a shared musical DNA, Myrddin, Jambel and Radclyffe’s line up was solidified by frontman Tom Havelock (who’d previously been co-writing for the likes of Riton, Sinead Hartnett and Ray BLK), who’s effortless falsetto was immediately apparent as the perfect foil to the band’s airtight grooves.’Cold Fire’ is the title track from PREP’s new EP.

Track: ‘Cold Fire’,

Why We Like It: This funky number glides and strides with an infectious strut quality that is masterful. It’s a tight shuffle and groove that will make you dance and clap along. These guys are just too cool for school. The disco vibes and bold swanky riffs seep and ooze chicness as it struts with a retro sun kissed finesse that will turn any cloudy day into a luminous glow of funky delight.

Follow PREP on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/prepband/

Stream ‘Cold Fire’ below

Tim Brooks

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Genre: indie rock

Bio: Solo artist Tim Brooks has released his new single Quicksilver’. Brooks is not your conventional singer songwriter, the artist blends the worlds of Frank Turner, Bruce Springsteen and Gerard Way together, walking the line between acoustic intimacy, and straight up rock and roll.Brooks has played at some of London’s most prestigious venues, such as 93 Ft East, The Bedford and The Half Moon and having previous material aired on local FM radio.

Track: ‘Quicksilver’

Why We Like It: It’s a blistering track laced in shredding guitar riffs with a feisty drum backing. The melody rolls with a hefty punch as Brooks raspy vocals flood the track with a rush of adrenaline. It’s a high intensity number that seamlessly ventures from twinkling and sweet to powerful and mighty.

You can follow Tim Brooks on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/timbrooksmusic/

Watch the video for ‘Quicksilver’ below

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 La Bête Blooms

Genre: Post-Punk

Bio: La Bête Blooms are a Post-Punk band from Hull. The band consists of members Daniel Mawer (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Jack Gallagher (Bass) , John Copley (Vocals/Lead Guitar), Louisa Robinson (Keyboard) and James Coggin (Drums).

Track: Take Arms

Why We Like It: It’s a glorious fizzing assault of the post punk this band do so well. Acid stinging scratchy guitars blast feed back into your ears while effervescent synths fizz throughout a drum and rumbling bass foundation.  It’s filled with angst and adrenaline with some witty lyrics thrown in. Its biting and sharp but a thrilling buzz to the head.

You Can Follow La Bête Blooms On Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/labeteblooms/

Stream ‘Take Arms’ below

 Powerbleeder

Genre: Indie Pop

Bio: Powerbleeder is an indie pop band from Seattle. The band members are David Plell (songwriter, vocals, guitar), Martin Selasco (keys), Mike Sampson (drums), and Craig Peters (bass). The single is out now and their upcoming EP, “G u s h,” will be released on April 10, 2018.

Track: Donnie Wants You Dead

Why We Like It: It’s a melodic pop soaked track with a melody that hops along with the sweetness of a doo-wop tune while harsh grunge instrumentation floods the background of the chorus. The verses jingle and bounce like a happy bunny while the chorus swarms in like a harrowing wolf wanting to make rabbit stew. Meticulously layered well-crafted it’s a suspense filled joy ride.

You Can Follow Powerbleeder on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/powerbleeder/

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Emma Saunders

Genre: Singer songwriter

Bio: Emma Saunders is a singer song writer from London. She has been involved in music from a young age and has worked with various artists most recently, French producer Don Low. At the start of this year she started writing her own music, it’s heavily inspired by the ‘Doo Wop’ genre, with more modern elements and she has her first solo gig coming up in London on 2nd of April at ‘The Old Queens Head’.

Track: I Feel Alive

Why We Like It: It’s soulful, passionate and timelessly pristine. Saunders vocals are crisp, pure and expressive. Simple piano accompaniment creates an elegant quality to the track while her vocals lure and entice with a rich depth and effortless power. The sweet lull in the backing vocals create a doo wop vibe as Saunders vocals take the limelight mesmerising you with every note. The track is melodically beautiful and passionate with a maturity and sophistication that is timeless. It’s classy, vintage with some subtle eerie tones mixed in.

You Can Follow Emma Saunders On Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/emmasaunderssinger/

Stream ‘I Feel Alive’ below

 

 Death By Piano

Genre: Dark Wave

Bio: Death By Piano is a Brooklyn based duo comprised of singer/keyboardist Kalen Lister and producer/instrumentalist Greywolf.  ‘Bender’ Is taken off their upcoming debut EP, ‘Countdown’ which is set for release 6th April.

Track: Bender

Why We Like It: It’s a delicate sweet electronic track that soothes and eases the mind with tranquil electronics floating around a sticky slapping beat and beautiful crisp vocals. Mellow and aerial this track is a swishing flickering dreamy example of fine musicianship and refined production..

You Can Follow Death By Piano here https://www.facebook.com/deathbypiano/

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 Ivory Wave

Genre: Indie

Bio: Birmingham’s Ivory Wave have released their new single ‘Cool Kids’. Since mid 2016 the band have enjoyed a fast ascent from a gang of mates to local heroes selling out hometown shows which now erupt into chaotic, sing-along frenzies

Track: ‘Cool Kids’

What inspired the track: The bands frontman George Johnson explains the inspiration behind ‘Cool Kids’; “It should be us who shape our own future as we will be the ones who are living it. It’s a celebration of being able to wear what you want, a celebration of being who you want to be and most importantly a celebration of youth.”

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant fun indie track that will have you bopping along in no time. With flappy beats rebounding off groovy buoyant bass lines and wobbly silky guitars this track is instantly likeable and strut ready. They even throw in a sleazy sax feature. Who can resist this tune.

You Can Follow Ivory Wave on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ivorywaveuk

Stream ‘Cool Kids’ below

10 O’Clock Chemical

Genre: Electronic/Grit Pop

Bio: 10 O’Clock Chemical are comprised of songwriter, keyboardist and vocalist Rhys, drummer Danny, bassist Josh and guitarist Jack. The four of them met through Stoke On Trent’s local music scene, sharing a deep love for rock and electronica. In addition to the core lineup is a mysterious cyber entity called Zed, who carries administrative duties for the band and even makes the odd cameo appearance. With radio support from BBC Introducing Stoke, and the accolade ‘Best New Artist’ as voted by six hundred of their peers at the Staffordshire and Cheshire Music Awards in Spring 2017, they have now released their debut single ‘Babylon is Fallen’ via the group’s own label GRITPOP. A still from the locally filmed video, made on a snowy January day, forms the single’s sleeve. Their follow-up will arrive in April ahead of their debut EP in June.

Track: Babylon Is Fallen

Why We Like It: It’s a laid-back electro dance number that slaps grooves and throbs with a chilled cool vibe while still packing in some edgy jabs. Its addictive and catchy with itchy funky elements springing against a slippery bass and dizzying electronics. The verses lure and entice you into the hypnotic mind melting entrapment of the chorus. It’s a trippy rave-ready, danceable track that has a Kasabian vibe.

You Can Follow 10 O’ Clock Chemical On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/10oclockchemical

Watch the video for ‘Babylon Is Fallen’ below

Snow Patrol

Genre: Alternative

Bio: Irish alternative band Snow Patrol have released ‘Don’t Give In’ the lead single from ‘Wildness’, their first record in seven years. Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including “This Is How You Walk On” for 2017’s Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Biffy Clyro.

Track: Don’t Give In

Why We Like It: It’s a heart warming number backed with sweet melodies and tender tones. A touch of Americana warms the track as a blood pumping beat and mighty sing along ready chorus drives the track to anthemic heights. With raspy emotional vocals, mellow guitars and a shredding crescendo, its passionate, powerfully wholesome and tender yet motivational.

You Can Follow Snow Patrol On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/SnowPatrol/

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 Five Mile Smile

Genre: Rock

Bio: Five Mile Smile are a two-piece rock band from Belfast.

Track: This Is Not A Drill

Why We Like It: It’s a hefty dose of swagger-soaked rock and roll that glides in strut ready backed by pounding raw instrumentation. Thumping drums batter throughout while shredding sharp guitar shrill and whine. It’s an exhilarating wallop of pure classic rock and roll.

You can follow Five Mile Smile on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Five-Mile-Smile-604400046245516/

Stream ‘This Is Not A Drill’ below

Blossoms

Genre: Indie

Bio: Stockport band Blossoms have returned with their new single ‘I Can’t Stand It’. It is the first track from their upcoming second album, ‘Cool Like You’.This follows the bands self titled debut album which scored the five piece number one on the official UK Albums Chart.

Track: I Can’t Stand It

Why We Like It: Bursting with the youthful surge of indie pop this number bops, chimes and gushes with subtle sweetness and delicate vibrancy. It’s catchy, luscious and blissfully melodic as shimmering synths trickle candied chimes over deep bass slaps and jangly guitars. With a dreamy melancholic melody and pulsing buoyant beat Blossoms steep this track in light heart-racing sugary sprinkled pop that rides in on a wave of nostalgic emotion

You can follow Blossoms on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/blossomsband/

Stream ‘I Can’t Stand It’ below

Sleepovers

Genre: Indie, Shoegaze, Britpop

Bio: London’s Lo-Fi rabble Sleepovers have released the aptly titled ‘Group Therapy’ from the forthcoming Heartbreak High EP out March 9th.  Following the release of ‘Good Sides’ from the same aforementioned EP,

Track: Group Therapy

Frontman Alfie Smith explains the meaning behind the song: “I was self medicating a broken heart and head which ultimately led to turning to others for help.”

Why We Like It: It’s a woozy airy healthy dose of shoegaze pop that packs in some dreamy honey coated melodies to tranqualise your mind in a light breezy bubble. With sharp distorted guitars adding a dash of dizzying bedazzlement and spiky zest this track presents you a luscious sweet daydream bliss but with a piercing edge. The heavily layered swirling guitars provide a shrilling wall of sound that is crafted to a refined elegance yet appears laid back almost lazy. Sublime listen.

You can follow Sleepovers on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/sleepoverslondon/

Watch the video for ‘Group Therapy’ below

Kalpa

Genre: Indie

Bio: Kalpa are an indie 5-piece band from Bath. After a successful 2017 touring with Voyages through Bath to Liverpool, supporting Flyte on their UK Album tour in Bath and King No-One at Liverpool Arts Club, Kalpa are kicking up the dust and gaining serious traction. 2018 started off with their debut single launch, backed up by supporting High Tyde at the iconic Thekla, Bristol.

Track: Wrong Faces

Why We Like It: It’s vibrant indie pop that sprinkles little sun kissed bursts of scintillation through every note. With zesty jangly guitars gleaming throughout animated peppy drums its instantly likeable and radiant. The sweet melty melody glides upon the vivid instrumentation with ease as the dynamic passionate vocals flood the track with emotion. It’s a beaming infectious little ditty.

You can follow Kalpa on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/kalpaboys/

Stream ‘Wrong Faces’ below

Electric Shore

Genre: Alternative

Bio: Dublin indie-rock band Electric Shore have been working tirelessly on the live circuit since the release of their 2016 sophomore EP ‘Glass’. Now they’re back with new single ‘Too Different’,

Track: Too Different

Why We Like It: It’s a breezy atmospheric number that packs oodles of passion.Mature and anthemic this punchy track builds and progresses so that the chorus hits hard. A rich rumbly rhythm creates a fluctuating foundation for the sweet toned guitars to flicker and rebound off. The melody is delicate and lulling for the verses while the guitars freely swirl about the track with an ethereal aerial charm. Its well crafted and maturely written. A powerful display from Electric Shore.

You can follow Electric Shore on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ElectricShore/

Watch the video for ‘Too Different’ below

My Pleasure

Genre: Almost pop

Bio: My Pleasure is from Hull, UK and describes his music as “almost pop”

Track: Drama at the Gala

About the track My Pleasure said: “Drama at the Gala is pretty much the song I always wanted to write, in which several different instruments spar with each other for attention and you’re never sure where the actual hook of the song is. It was especially nice to have my friend Carl Macklin on the drum set, fighting against a Casio drum machine.”

Why We Like It: It slaps a hosts of sounds into your ear drums causing the most contrasting assault to the senses. With sharp zealous guitar stings jabbing through fuzzed distortion while sweet little jingles lull and delicately soothe with a dolly like effect. Its packed with punk attitude and heavily layered beats which break for a stripped back acoustic verse. Though it’s a contrasting dizzying display each section is sublimely created giving a catchy satisfying track that quenches all appetites.

You can Follow My Pleasure on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/pg/mypleasursaurus/about/?ref=page_internal

Watch the lyric video for ‘Drama at the Gala’ below

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We Were Glue

Genre: indie pop/rock,

Bio: Liverpool’s We Were Glue have released their new single ‘Stuck in Love’. The track was recorded with Mark Morrow (Vistas, Mt Doubt) and represents the first offering in 2018, the follow-up to last year’s singles ‘Birthday’ and ‘My Girl’.

Track: ‘Stuck in Love’

Why We Like It: It’s a tasty nibble of infectious indie. Sharp zesty guitars spiral around a dynamic vocal while punchy drums add a buoyant spring to this vibrant number. Luscious melodies playfully melt upon the busy instrumentation as We Were Glue perfectly blend biting razor sharp indie rock with delicious sun kissed indie pop.

You can follow We Were Glue on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/wewereglue/

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Voyages

Genre: Indie pop

Bio: Bath family of five, Voyages have released their new single ‘New Year’s Day’. Voyages is the creation of singer/songwriter, Will Walter whose work began in Spring 2017 in his home studio in the West Country. Enriched by psychedelic sounds, Walter’s journey started to create a modern alternative production and a new sound from everything he loved about his record collection before adding a band of brothers together for the ride. The band, who now perform and record as a 5-piece, are twins, Will and Tim Walter on vocals/keys, their brother Ollie Walter on guitar, alongside another set of twins in James and Lewis Woods who take care of the rhythm section on bass and drums.Their debut EP entitled New Year’s Day has been recently released on newly pressed limited edition vinyl.

Track: Godspeed

Why We Like It: It’s a twinkling retro 60’s flavoured track doused in trippy blissed out psychedelia. A dreamy vocal glides upon the sweet melody while swirling synths and tapping rhythm create the perfect mellowed out state of euphoria. The track builds into a crescendo with 16 layers of vocal harmony over a 3 round vocal pass forming a lush rich texture to wrap your ears around.

You can follow Voyages on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/voyagesmusic/

Watch the video for ‘Godspeed’ below

Philip Morgan Lewis

Genre: alternative, blues,

Bio: UK based blues rocker Philip Morgan Lewis has released a music video for his single ‘Sinner’ taken from his ‘Grief Harbour’ album which is released via Moonalizer Records. The London East End singer, songwriter, producer Philip Morgan Lewis combines alternative, blues, rock and folk influences. Philip writes and produces his songs playing most of the instruments. A nominee at the British Blues Awards, Philip features as producer alongside Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) on Elêphant’s album (RYP recordings).

Track: ‘Sinner’

Why We Like It: With a stomping rhythm forming the back bone of this darkly hued track ‘Sinner’ instantly grabs the listener by the ears, slithers and hustles its way into your brain. Infectiously catchy with steamy wailing guitars and smokey raspy vocals smothered on top of a sultry bluesy outfit it’s a cool swagger soaked rough and ready number. With a sing along friendly chorus backed by gospel like soul, this track makes for some hefty listening.

You can follow Philip Morgan Lewis on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/philipmorganlewis/

Watch the video for ‘Sinner’ below

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Marrius

Genre: indie electro pop

Bio: Anglo-French newcomer Marrius is an indie electro pop artist who mixes modern electronics with a bluesy classic songwriting edge, Marrius has released his new single ‘Small Talk’ which is the lead single off his debut EP which is out now on Station 5 records. The self titled EP was recorded in Brixton with producer Livingstone Brown and in part with Andy Hall in East London, then mixed in Malaga, Spain and London. He has recently headlined London’s Servant Jazz Quarters and supported wonky indie pop legends Alt-J at the Scala in London.

Track: Small Talk

When asked about the track Marrius Said: “If you’re bored of the same small talk then this is your song. Not being afraid to address these taboo topics to strangers.’ He describes the EP as the result of him, ‘Mixing genres and influences for the last two years. Each song brings you a different side of my influences, whether its Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic or Pop.”

Why We Like It: It’s a sleek swagger-soaked track saturated in sensual bluesy  steaminess with a healthy dose of electronics splashed on top. So cool and laid back with an infectious groove and hip swaying sultry melody cruising between a sticky beat and vibrant swirling soundscapes this track is one for those swanky strutters for sure. I would recommend checking out the EP too.

You Can Follow Marrius on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/marriusmusic/

Stream ‘Small Talk’ below

 Bengal Lancers

Genre: Alternative Indie Rock

Bio: Formed at University of Leicester in 2012, the group built a cult following culminating in a support slot at the Leicester O2, alongside Rudimental and Wretch 32.They soon re-located to London, playing a string of shows and festivals, sharing the stage with the likes of The Fratellis, Reef and Reverend and the Makers. Backed by a slew of singles and two EPs, the releases of which were all met with acclaim, this four piece comprised of members Harry Sullivan, Max Hutchins, Charlie Hawkins and Aidan Wickham have returned with their latest single ‘Eclipse’

Track: Eclipse

Why We Like It: This little indie gem sparkles with dazzling guitar lines which add flashes of bright scintillation through the punchy beat and dynamic vocals. Tightly wrapped in a melancholic intense melody this track is carefully crafted and polished to perfection with a luscious rhythm section and glorious breezy soundscapes. It’s refreshing, sun kissed and a sublime juicy burst of pop flavoured indie. A strong mature track from the four piece that is so infectious and luscious it’s one to put on repeat.

You Can Follow Bengal Lancers on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/bengallancers/

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Black Lizard

Genre: garage/psych-pop

Bio: Since forming back in 2008, Finnish garage-rockers Black Lizard have been busy leading the charge in the ever-fruitful Scandinavian underground with their relentless gig schedule and a constant stream of releases. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Anton Newcombe and Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3/Spectrum) and toured Europe several times, appearing at a number of festivals including Great Escape as well as sharing the stage with everyone from Brian Jonestown Massacre, DIIV, The Men, The Horrors, Allah-Las and Veronica Falls. On February 23rd Black Lizard will be releasing their third album, Celebration Of A New Dawn, on London imprint Fuzz Club Records. Recorded in the basement of a rundown 50s movie theatre turned recording studio, the new album is a sublime excursion into Sixties-indebted, washed-out garage-pop. To announce the release, Black Lizard are sharing the video for ‘Window In Time’, the first single to be taken from the new LP.

Track: Window In Time

Talking of the single, the band explain: “Window In Time is psychedelic pop song about enjoying your life the way it is. Most of their lives people seem to look for things they don’t have and spend their time trying to be like someone else, then there might be a point where you realize that you have everything you need right here and right now.”

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant dreamy haze of blissful psychedelic pop that leaves you tranquilised in a cloud of ecstasy. With bright guitars swirling into a steady rhythm and swoony melody this track is glorious narcotic bliss. Lo-fi velvety vocals echo adding a dreamlike vibe to this calming mind melting track while the woozy sting on guitars add that 60’s garage psych feel that is just simply magnificent.

You Can Follow Black Lizard of Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/blacklizardmusic/

Watch the video for ‘Window In Time’ below

Donal Quinn 

Genre: indie dance

Bio: Following a string of big dance bangers during summer 2017 and the BBC 6 Music plays of “Massif Anthem” late last year, Dublin-based indie dance artist Donal Quinn has announced that his new single ‘Precious’ will be released on Feb 8th.’Precious’ which is a  live favourite at gigs, was recorded in Hackney, London with top producer Tom McFall (Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party) and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and all other digital distribution outlets.

Track: ‘Precious’

Why We Like It: ‘Precious’ is that wiggle and shimmy track that could coax the most stubborn person onto the dance floor. Get your sunglasses out, cocktails at the ready Mr. Quinn has brought the summer early. Tropical beats and zesty guitar strides introduce this dazzling track with feet shuffling zealousness before the verses and vibrant soundscapes trap you into this luscious infectious tune. Snappy electronics are tightly packed into this jubilant number with a samba feel which creates the most satisfying exuberant track. This fruity song will blast away those cloudy days and abolish all glum thoughts. It’s the definition of a feel-good track. Try not to sing along it’s damn near impossible.

You Can Follow Donal Quinn on Facebook Here https://www.facebook.com/DonalQuinnArtist/

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Natalie Shay

Genre: Indie Pop/Rock Singer Songwriter

Bio: Natalie Shay is a 19 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging talents and having already acquired an impressive array of awards, Shay is ready to launch herself into the forefront of the industry, with her highly anticipated upcoming release. She has performed to sold-out audiences at some of London’s most iconic and renowned venues, including The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scotts and Brooklyn Bowl, O2. Her successes to date include her long list of awards from ‘Best Undiscovered Talent’ London Music Award, Winner of The Guardian’s Music Award and two time winner of the Mayor of London Gigs. Shay’s debut single ‘Follow You Home’ reached number 15 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

Track: This Feeling

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant bubbling smack of indie pop.Dazzling melodic guitars drive the track and have a gritty texture which blends into the infectious glowing pop. The anthemic chorus surges with adrenaline and hyper intensity as Shay’s powerful vocals teamed with punchy drums add a glint of dynamism and energy. It’s compelling energetic and dance around the room ready. This track floods empowerment and energy into the listener with enough bedazzlement and oomph to make the floor shake with elated buzz filled indie pop.

You can follow Natalie Shay on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/NatalieShayMusic/

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 Mark Loughrey

Genre: Alternative Folk

Bio: Mark Loughrey is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Belfast who has recently self-released his debut album ‘Treppenwitz’

Track: Threw The Looking Glass

Why We Like It: This peppy jangly track it light and plucky with a playful bright acoustic guitar accompaniment. This track bounces along with a positive vibe on a theme of just ploughing through those tough days. Loughrey’s agile guitar playing is infectious and his witty snappy lyrics keeps the track hopping along in a sweet sprightly manner.

You Can Follow Mark Loughrey on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Mark.Loughrey.Music/

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 Sara Vanderheyden

Genre: Alternative

Bio: Sara Vanderheyden is a Belgian singer active with various projects. During 2017 she signed a contract with Epictronic to produce her debut solo album. Subsequently Finnish songwriter and producer Ville Oravala decided to join the project and support Sara with his unique songwriting and production skills. During the last months of the year Sara recorded some songs at Titans Lab Studio in Italy with the help of Ville Oravala and Riccardo Daga and has released her debut single  ‘Hypoxia’

Track: Hypoxia

Why We Like It: It’s a darkly coated track smothered in hair raising eerie tones and thrilling symphonic Evanescence- esque vibes. With chilling flashing beats and an intense electro-orchestral arrangement, it’s a powerful expressive track. Sara’s vocals are crisp mighty and hearty – so pure and controlled she holds the attention as the rushing instrumentation flutters and boils building into a dramatic blustery storm. Quite the gripping track.

You Can Follow Sara Vanderheyden on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/VanderheydenSara/

Watch the video for ‘Hypoxia’ below

Krantz

Genre: Alternative/psych-rock

Bio:  Nashville-based, alt/psych-rock band, Krantz, have released their new single, “Run Away With  Me,” from their upcoming EP, The Pennock Tapes which is due out April 27. After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey  made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville.  Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz  joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), who he met on the Broadway circuit.

Track: Run Away With Me

Why We Like It: It’s fiery adrenaline pumping indie rock equipped with everything you need to fill your heart with get up and go dance filled attitude.  Its kinetic energy, catchy chorus and youth filled exuberance exudes heart racing blood pumping stamina. With shredding guitars punchy drums and velvety vocals melted on top of an infectious melody this track is blazing hot. Throw some scorching guitar licks and a kick ass solo and bam your hooked. These guys are so good. Brightened my day for sure.

You Can Follow Krantz On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Krantzband/

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Dramalove

Genre: Alternative -rock

Bio: Alternative rock trio Dramalove, originally from Italy but now based in Canterbury have released their new single ‘Play With You’ It is the lead single off their first full-English EP titled “How To Wear A Broken Heart” and it includes 5 songs picked up from a selection of a 20 demo song package that the band managed to home-record during this first year and a half living in the U.K. It has been mastered in Ashford at the Anchor Baby Recording Company and is due to be released in early 2018, The trio have already achieved a certain level of stardom by reaching the semi-finals of the Italian version of X Factor of which the Italian version allowed bands to apply and team up with artists such Skin from Skunk Anansie and Mika. Dramalove fast gained a dedicated local following in Canterbury, and summer 2017 already saw them touring across the country with gigs in Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and London.

Track: Play With You

Why We Like It: It’s a slick heavy dose of swagger soaked rock. This smooth criminal is sassy gritty and sensually steamy. With sticky eerie soundscapes smothered on vaporous sharp guitars lines and Matt Bellamy- esque falsetto vocals this track cruises in, in all its stuffy sizzling glory to take over your mind. It’s impressively commanding and luring.

You can follow Dramalove on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/dramalove

Watch the video for ‘Play With You’ below

Bad Family

Genre: Alternative Rock

Bio: Brighton’s Bad Family formed in late 2016 and quickly released EP1 to critical acclaim. They return with EP2 and are ready to claim their place among the indie elite.

Track: ‘On Your Wall’

Frontman Dane Etteridge explains about the track: “Have you ever been with someone, it doesn’t work out and they start sleeping with someone new way too soon after the breakup? Well, thats what ‘On your Wall’ is about, the horrible anxiety and hatred it causes towards the person that you once cared so deeply about, The idea that you shadow is the last thing to leave a room, and your former lover is with their next one before your shadow has had the chance to get out.” 

Why We Like It: It’s a stinging knife edged rock track blistering with fiery sharp guitars crashing against punchy drums which creates a thrilling wall of sound. With a catchy chorus and delicious melody this track is instantly likable and fiery. Swirling guitar whines teamed with rumbling drums and a dark chanting bridge create a wholly unique eerie spiky experience. It’s an attitude drenched anthem.

You can follow Bad Family on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/badfamilyuk

Stream ‘On Your Wall’ below

 Zach Leon

Genre: Singer songwriter

Bio: Zach Leon is an alternative artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee and originally from Kansas City. He was front man for a rock band called ‘Project Zero’ in his earlier years and is now currently pursuing a solo career.

Track: A + K from his ‘Sailawayheart’ album

Why We Like It: It’s a luscious sweet ditty. Creamy smooth and sugar coated this track is melty, heart shaped candied romance. A soft delicate acoustic guitar twinkles along a boppy doo-wop beat while sing along friendly backing vocals and clap along joyous chorus creates a light heart-warming dreamy blissful atmosphere. This track will put a smile on your face and have you swaying happily in no time. With velvety passionate vocals and feathery light skip along rhythm this track is the perfect pick me up.

You can follow Zach Leon on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/zachleonmusicstuff/

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Mellor

Genre: Indie

Bio: Reading Indie four-piece Mellor have had a whole host of national and regional media support from the likes of Absolute Radio, BBC6 Music, BBC Berkshire, BBC London, and BBC Introducing. Labelled by Alt Reading as “one of Reading’s most exciting acts”, they bring a live show packed with high energy, raucous vocals, big guitar riffs, and pounding drums. The bands dedicated following is steadily on the rise thanks to shows up and down the UK sharing stages with the likes of The Kooks, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Flyte, and The Milk.

Track: You Were Right

Why We Like It: It’s a vibrant track stamped with Mellor’s signature infectious blistering indie- so irrepressible and effervescent it bubbles and boils intense adrenaline through your veins. Sharp guitars sting and wail with a brazen zest teasing then gushing through you leaving you craving almost gagging for more. Punchy drums and dynamic vocals bring the track to anthemic heights. It’s one for large crowds bellowing out at the top of their lungs.

You can follow Mellor on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/melloruk/

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The Fontaines

Genre: new wave rock

Bio: The Fontaines are a new wave rock duo based in Los Angeles, California comprised of siblings Charlotte Fontaine (vocals) and Hank Fontaine (guitar). They are backed by Xrys Kaplan (drums) and Daniel Zuker (bass) both live and in the studio.They have released a series of singles and EPs while performing across the United States – including a sold-out headlining performance at legendary venue The Troubadour. It was recently announced that The Fontaines will be returning to SXSW in 2018 in support of their new EP ‘Playboys’ which was recorded at Big Bad Sound LA (Rancid) and mixed by Xrys Kaplan and legendary producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna).

Track: ‘Playboys’, the title track from The Fontaines new EP

Why We Like It: It’s blusterous, sassy, attitude driven rock. With a snappy beat and rowdy guitars blazing through a twist ready shimmy and shake groove. This track oozes enough energy to whip you into a frenzy of dancing. It’s raw and gritty with a timeless doo- wop-ness that has been distorted and corrupted adding an edgy aggressive coating. Charlotte’s vocals seamlessly flicker from a soft coo to powerful bellow as the track becomes more dynamic. It’s a razor sharp jubilant frenzy causing number and catchy as hell.

You can follow The Fontaines on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/thatfontainesound/

Watch the video for ‘Playboys’ below

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