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Ivory Wave ‘Frankie’

Birmingham’s Ivory Wave, have released their new track, ‘Frankie’ via ModernSky UK. Fresh from sets at festivals such as, Tramlines and Truck Festival, as well as Birmingham SHIIINE ON Weekender. The band have just supported The DMA’s by personal invitation.Formed of George, Connor, Luke, Rob and Seb, the band have become known for their hooks and good vibes to boot. The band have been touring the UK heavily for quite some time, and have started making some remarkable waves in their hometown. ‘Frankie’, picks up where Ivory Waves’s last single, ‘Cool Kids’, left off. The production of this track was aided by Gavin Monaghan in Wolverhampton’s Magic Garden Studio.

Much like their live performance, ‘Frankie’, exudes a level of fun-loving exuberance. This infectious party indie pop banger rides in on a slick wave of hyper synths swirling around buoyant beats and shuffle inducing danceable grooves. Glistening guitars meander through the exhilarating soundscapes lacing the track in a sleek fluid whack of indie while attitude drenched vocals strut in with panache and punch. Frankie is designed to fill the dance floor – it’s an instant adrenaline shot to the veins. With a clap along feature ready to infect the live audiences and glossy production providing a dazzling sheen-  it’s one heck of a body mover.

You can catch Ivory Wave Live at:

20th October – Manchester – Night People
25th October – Leeds – Lending Room
2nd November – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
5th November – Brighton – Komedia studio

Stream ‘Frankie’ below

 


Indie Quick Picks

 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/

Stream Donnie Wants You Dead below

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/

Stream ‘Bender’ below

 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/

Stream ‘Don’t Give In’ Here

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Ivory Wave ‘Separate Beat’

Birmingham’s Ivory Wave have released their new single ‘Separate Beat’. The new track which the band have been debuting live at gigs across the midlands, is produced by Matt Terry and recorded at Warwickshire’s Vada Studios.

‘Separate Beat’ is a psychedelic trip swirling with narcotic dizzying soundscapes. Sparkling zealous guitars  and mind expanding synths swirl with euphoric bliss while lush lulling backing vocals take the track to a hazy dreamy state. The commanding vocals and heavy beat becomes the steady anchor to hold on to while the track attempts to sweep you up into its woozy hypnotic  electronics. Its a track for relentless dancing.

You can catch Ivory Wave live at

May 20th The Sunflower Lounge (single Launch) The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

June 9th Record Junkee, Sheffield

June 10th Verve Bar, Leeds

Stream ‘ Separate Beat’ below


Ivory Wave ‘Paradise’

Ivory Wave are a 5 piece band hailing from Birmingham. This unique indie band caught our attention earlier this week. Their recent single ‘Paradise’ is a floaty track that creates a bubbling fizzing world of its own. With sprinkles of psychedelia in swirling synths and sweet lush backing vocals its a fluffy trippy cloud of narcotic ecstasy. Bliss and euphoria ooze from every pulse of the track. With perky indie beats adding a gritty sandy pull to the track and infectious groove its effortlessly cool and chic with a dreamland anaesthetic thrown in. Raspy attitude soaked vocals tie the track up nicely relaying authentic lyrics. These guys have a strong steady impressive sound creating their own little Utopian hypnotic pocket in the indie scene. Once you hear this track you will be addicted.

Stream ‘Paradise’ below