Birmingham Band PEACE Release New Track ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ ahead of their upcoming album
PEACE are well on their way to releasing their new album later this year, and ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ gives us another glance into what we can expect.
After the releases of ‘From Under Liquid Glass’ and ‘Power’ people are already getting excited for Peace’s next chapter, and this new song will only heighten the excitement. They continue to step away from their dancy indie-pop roots, as this track has more of a powerful rock feel with the riff and straight vocals.
Peace continue to spread this message of love an generally being nice to each other which is why the upcoming album is called Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll. The album will be released May 4th and it sounds like it has the potential to be their best one yet.
Luna Rose are one of the rising band in the UK and after the release of their self entitled debut EP nearly 8 months ago the band have continued to drive their momentum. With a number of shows around the UK going incredibly well, it’s clearly encouraged the band to jump back into the studio to create one of their best song to date ‘Mercurial Man‘.
The track clocks in just over four minutes and give you plenty to chew on throughout that time. The song almost sounds like a jamming session, and you’re involved in the creation of the song. It seems like the track was spawned out of instinct rather than planning and developing, with the fast paced start it eventually begins to slow down and this continues throughout the whole song. The hazy guitars along with the far out vocals gives out this psychedelic feel which works incredibly well.
Words by Alex Wise @AJWise
Featuring on today’s New Music Now we have Basement Revolver and their brand new track ‘Johnny Pt.2‘! After huge success with their original Johnny track, the band are back with the second part, and is even better. The track has a very moody overtone to it, andis centered around the loss of someone, which the band have clarified.
“Most of the songs on this EP are dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, the mental health issues exacerbated by this breakup, or the moving forward from said breakup – I think that we’ve all been there!”
The track is very bold and has hints of shoegaze around it with it’s increased hazy feeling, which creates a great sense of disillusion and confusion. The vocals on this track set the tone for the song perfectly, with the slow and heartfelt delivery it’s quite easy to spot that this song is somewhat personal. Which is one of the great features of this song, its emotion and the well created atmosphere by the band for this song to live.
Words by Alex Wise
Loved Ones are due to release their second album ‘Harness’ on 5 May. The first single ‘End Of An Error’ showcases how the band’s sound has developed since their debut album. The song sees the band move away from a lo-fi ambient rock sound. And it is safe to say that the album will continue that trait. The Liverpool quartet have spent most of their time recently recording soundtracks. An element of that work is present in the new single, but it’s the Hot Chip style vocals that really hit you first.
The drum beat keeps a fast pace throughout the track, while the piano melody works itself quickly into the brain and sets up home. The beat and melody combine well to create a sound perfect for any summer festival, even if the lyrics contradict the sunny vibes of the music.
Lead singer Nik Glover said: “We tried to turn our traditional song structure on its head in End of an Error, piling all the melodies into the verse and letting the chorus speed past with hardly any vocals.”
Adding: “It’s a song about naive teenage love and regret, and why sometimes ripping up all your memories of a relationship is better than trying to hold on to it.”
The song gets better with every play.
Words by David Chrzanowski @D_Chrzanowski
Natalie Bouloudis has stepped forth from her home, where she usual records music in her kitchen, and out into the world. And we are glad she has done so. Bouloudis takes inspiration from literature and she fills her songs with mythical imagery. Second single ‘Firebird’ is no different. It is the follow up to the evocative debut single ‘Burning Pier.’ It tells the story of someone rising from the ashes like a phoenix. For this reason, the song is nothing but uplifting.
‘Firebird’ was recorded live, which complements the smoky folk/blues vibe of Bouloudis’ music. The song invites you into the room to be a part of the story. Her songs are spellbinding and the influences of Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, The Cure and, of course, Bowie can clearly be heard. And like those great singers, Bouloudis has a voice that is unique and truly beautiful.
Her debut EP ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ is out in May.
You can purchase the track via the link below.
‘Lovinit’ is the brand new song from Essex four-piece The Recoupes, who have been creating some noise for quite a while now and this song is another testament to their hard work and desire to play music. ‘Lovinit‘ has all the corner stones of a great summer indie track, which is what it is. The subtle build with the light guitars, the cool vocals laying over the top of them and the big blowout at the end. It’s easy to imagine flying down a country lane with this song being played ridiculously loud and realising how good you’ve got it.
Another great track from these guys, cannot wait for them to go ahead and release more stuff, can see this being an important year for them.
’15 Years’ is the brand new single from Indie five-piece High Tropics, and after having some good feedback on their previous releases, the band are continuing their musical journey.
The track is heavily produced creating this grandiose sound packed with reverb and complete noise. the guitar are at the complete forefront of the track as they drive the song along, while you hear the vocals distantly in the background shouting out, directing the chaos. The song has some raw power behind it giving it that energy, one that will easily become a crowd pleaser live!
Words by Alex Wise @al4563
Table Scraps are a Birmingham band that have been consistently providing great tracks for a number of years now, so it’s no surprise to hear that their latest track ‘My Obsession‘ is any different. It’s amazing to note that in the ever changing world of music and how quickly it moves that Table Scraps have never changed their style or sound, which is possibly one of the best things about them. You know when you’re about to listen to Table Scraps that you’re going to get loud visceral guitars with these punchy drums, which come out and meet you face to face.
‘My Obsession’ does exactly that, with the crashing drums and this disjointed guitar bursting in at the start you already feel like you’re being haunted from within and are just waiting for those unique vocals. As the vocals come in they’re right in your face demanding your attention, and you have to give in. The simplicity of the song is great as there’s not much going on in terms of complexity, but the noise is that raw and gutfull it’s automatically very gripping. The breakdown within song is possibly one of the best parts, because the fuzz and anger flaring off the guitar is something to just enjoy.
If you like what you hear, be sure to catch the guys live wherever you can!
UPCOMING LIVE DATES:
Monday 24th April – Crofters Rights, Bristol Thursday
27th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham Tuesday
2nd May – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch, London Thursday
4th May – Sound Bar, Liverpool
Also be sure to follow the band wherver they are on Social Media, they’re a pretty entertaining follow!
Today featuring on New Music Now we have the talented solo artist DIDI, who made her debut last month with her first single. However with that out there and making the rounds DIDI has wasted no time and released another track for us to feast on. Her music has been dubbed fiercely provocative art-pop and it’s hard to argue with that statement as this track strengthens that argument.
With her erratic singing and jumpy guitar hooks the track is very endearing and unique from the start, really love the production on the song as it has these weird build ups and heavily delayed guitars which you don’t hear often. Also DIDI clearly has a statement embedded within this song and it’s extremely easy to relate, as we’ve all been in a situation when you want to lash out when someone’s perhaps talking down to you or simply making you feel awkward.
DIDI used some different recording techniques for this song and it’s very easy to spot as the track is unique with a lot of her own ideas including scraping a piece of metal against the guitar neck and tapped two pens on a tambourine to complete the high-hat parts. These different style of recording will always give you something new and inventive to listen to, which can be appreciated by anyone. But when the product is good, it becomes very hard to argue with. Hopefully this is something DIDI continues to do and create new and different ways to make music.
Words by Alex Wise @AJWise
The sensation of Marc Scibilia has released his new track ‘Untamed‘ ahead of his upcoming tour across the US! The track is a slow and methodical as Marc subtly sings over a heavy dose of guitar that is dripping with reverb, somewhat combing the genres of pop and rock rather well. Marc always delivers and this song is no different, so should he be brezzing past your town be sure to drop in and show your face!
April 14 – Alexandria, Virginia @ The Birchmere
April 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba Cafe
April 18 – Buffalo, New York @ Buffalo Iron Works
April 19 – Boston, Massachusetts @ The Red Room at Cafe 939
April 21 – Chicago, Illinois @ Schubas Tavern
July 22 – Des Moines, IA @ Nitefall on the River (opening for Phillip Phillips)