Sunday, 19 June 2022

49th & Main - Human Condition (Official Video)

Taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Must Be Nice', set for release 22nd July via Counter Records, duo 49th & Main recently shared their insatiably catchy new single Human Condition. With infectious synth lines, soaring pop choruses and driving electronic beats comes a unique sound that sees them traverse genres delivering their vibrant brand of audio excellence. Speaking about 'Human Condition', 49th & Main said: "This is simply a song about being human. To be human is to make mistakes, to feel emotion and to seek connections. We tried to capture that in a song. We probably did a bad job but hey after all we are human." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Trader - Medieval

Taken from their album "Their Best Work So Far" out October 14, 2022 via Part Time Records, Danish outfit Trader recently shared their latest single Medieval. With punchy percussion and hazy guitars comes another stellar effort from the four-piece as they lead us in to their upcoming album. "’Medieval’is about the way you compare your own life to others and weighing them against each other to see who’s living the best life" the band explain. "It’s not something you do consciously, but as you’re constantly presented with other people's personal successes it’s hard not to do so. You are blinded by it and you forget what’s really important and meaningful and instead you focus on achieving something greater or equal to what you see from others." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Thursday, 16 June 2022

emie nathan - static

Continuing to build on her previous single's successes, newcomer emie nathan has shared her stunning new self-reflective effort, static. Channelling huge pop sensibilities comes another hook driven pop masterpiece with towering melodies and infectious choruses. Speaking about the track, Emie said “For me, static takes back ownership and power over the period where I wasn’t myself. I was finally able to write something that felt right using the words I wish I had at the time. It depicts a moment when I was 18 in my first semester of college and figuring things out. It talks about the aftermath of a seemingly innocent decision that led to a pretty scary situation. I was too trusting of someone I’d shared a lot with, but who didn’t take care of me in a very vulnerable situation - and then let me down in a big way. Looking back on that night now seven years later I’m not scared or anxious anymore, but I am changed for it.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live dates June 2022 
25th - Malahide Castle, Dublin, RoI * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
26th - Ormeau Park, Belfast, UK  * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
28th - Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
30th - Barn On The Farm Festival, Gloucester, UK


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Harvey Jay Dodgson - Oxygen

Photo credit: @willhutchfilms

Taken from his EP of the same name, Portsmouth based singer-songwriter Harvey Jay Dodgson has this week shared the official video to title track Oxygen. Directed by Tom Knibbs and filmed around his hometown of Portsmouth and Hayling Island, the music video showcases the dichotomy between fire and water. "My vision with 'Oxygen' was to create a story. Initially starting with a calmer atmosphere and building up to a crescendo when the song does, the juxtaposing scenes filmed by the water and in the fire both represent a lack of oxygen. I wanted it to be extreme," Harvey explains on the project. Take a watch for yourselves below. 


Monday, 6 June 2022

The Haunted Youth - 'Broken'

Photo: Charlie De Keersmaecker

Following on from the recent single Shadows, The Haunted Youth make an exceptional return with the scintillating new effort Broken. Essentially written about loss the track takes on a commandeering approach with driving guitars, swirling synths and confronting lyrics. Explaining the track in more detail Joachim Liebens goes on to explain, “The song is about feeling lost or helpless after being betrayed in a friendship or relationship you thought would last forever”. Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Bloomsday - Voicemail

Photo credit: Felix Walworth

Brooklyn indie-rock singer-songwriter/producers Bloomsday made their very welcomed return this week with new single Voicemail. Beautifully layered with intricate guitars and dazzling melodies comes another stunning work of art that begs to be played again and again. Iris says of the track: "I wrote this song in the lockdown of 2020 as well, earlier on. It was originally called ‘Propagation song’ since the first lyrics I wrote for it were “I grew a propagation from the roots we planted.” I  felt that I was growing into someone new at the time, and that the person I had met was helping me trust in my new growth, that they had helped plant new roots in my self emotionally. If your leaves start growing away from me, I’ll know it’s meant to be” is expressing that brevity can be beautiful. Some people come into your life, you learn something essential from one another, and then you grow apart. I wrote this song as a voicemail that was never sent. Things I wish I could express to this person that I couldn’t because I was unfortunately ghosted (sigh)." Take a listen for yourselves below. The band's debut album Place To Land arrives on June 10th via Bayonet Records.


Thursday, 26 May 2022

dexter - Pressure

South West London’s dexter makes her very welcomed return unveiling her first new single and video of 2022 with the glistening Pressure. A breath of fresh air in the scene, the fast rising artist delivers another prominent forward thinking masterpiece with intricate melodies, catchy choruses and a soulful drive of pop nuances. Speaking about the track in more detail dexter goes on to say, "The song was the first song I had made in a while that I liked after a long period of really not enjoying making music. In the song I was talking about the way I feel like I’ve changed since leaving school and how I wanted to change the way I’d been feeling, as I’d felt so bad for quite a while. I think this is my fave song I have made so far. I like it a lot." Take a listen for yourselves below.


Chappaqua Wrestling - Full Round Table (Official Video)

Photo credit: Iona Lily

Having recently signed to EMI Records, Chappaqua Wrestling make their welcomed return with the huge, cathartic new single Full Round Table. Through its snarling basslines and tension rising guitars comes a towering powerhouse effort that's set to tear down anything that gets in its way. Cataloguing the UK crises of student debt, being priced out of the housing market, or the cost of fuel to travel to a job that pays the same as it did 15 years ago, it's certainly a track that I'm sure much of this generation can solidly relate to. Speaking about the single in more detail the band explain: ‘We wrote Full Round Table as a reaction to the endless negativity put in our faces about our generation’s future. So much news is greeted with the response of how screwed we are - hopeless views from unhelpful people. Negativity about youth is relative per generation but today it feels stronger. We want to ignore the cynicism, get together, appreciate what really matters, and not let people tell us what we can't do. The Full Round Table is full of our friends, and that’s not changing.’ Take a listen for yourselves below. 

Chappaqua Wrestling are:  Charlie Woods - Vocals, guitar, Jake Mac - Vocals, guitar, John-Paul Townsend - Drums, Coco Varda - Keys, percussion