One of Birmingham’s Finest Ivory Wave Release Autumn Banger ‘Frankie’
One of Birmingham’s hottest bands have released a tune which will cure those post-summer blues, welcome ‘Frankie’!
The song slips and slides as it makes you feel like the coolest in the room, which is down the the excellent musicality of the track. Having remnants of The Stone Rose and Happy Mondays, it just has that swagger which has become a trademark for Ivory Wave. Love what these guys are doing at the moment, and it won’t be long until we hear even more! In the meantime dig through their tunes, see them live and enjoy!
Indoor Pets Surprise us All by Releasing New Track ‘Hi‘
For the most part of the year Indoor Pets have kept themselves fairly quiet on the new music front, after releasing ‘So Soon’ earlier on in the year. However after signing to Wichita, and playing a few shows the momentum seems to have been really picking and this song is only just the start I believe.
Listen to the Track Below:
The bands fun-loving, carefree attitude is sprawled all across this song, as I get the vision of it being created with limitless imagination and the lyrics taken down in crayon, it’s just that fun.
One thing you’re guaranteed in an Indoor Pets track is a catchy guitar riff and frontman Jamie hitting those ridiculous high notes, and we get both! Jamie scream “I’ll never get that Hi”, which is simple yet endearing line, and when you have these overdrive guitars behind it creates a huge chorus.
Great to see the band have went into some weird direction since signing for the stunning Wichita, and hopefully we can look forward to some big announcements from the band coming soon!
The Novus Release Brexit Fuelled Track ‘Break’ and give a real opinion!
I think this new track by The Novus symbolises an under pressure Government, trying to keep its head above water in a post-Brexit society. And we as a country are to scared to speak up, previously and to this very day. All I know is there’s Talk of a deal, or no deal UK. And I can’t help wonder if we need to give Noel Edmonds a phone call, get deal or no deal back on the TV? Featuring Teresa May as a special guest, picking our kids and grand kids futures from 22 boxes at random, which will be filled with pros and cons. The banker will be the European Union Headquarters, offering us imported French wine on the cheap, in exchange for Boris Johnson’s resignation letter as she progresses through the game. And so on and so forth.
Some one give the government a better idea ? Now as you’ve probably gathered, I’m not a Brexit enthusiast. I’m a music fan. This song is electric from the start, and as the vocalist sang “left hand is held high, la la la la la la laaa” I instinctively raised my left hand and sang along. I was in that mad mosh pit without physically being there.
The song was a time machine, transporting me back to the 80’s. When the Smiths burst on the scene, and Morrissey spilled lyrics without a care, conveying controversy and standing by his beliefs. As did the sex pistols. this song paints that exact picture. With the lyrics ‘We’re scared to speak out, about those men who walk those carpet halls’. And I can’t help agree, and make this song one of the best I’ve heard in sometime in that context. The vocals have some mega phone effect, it’s regal, and you’ll hear it from outside as well as you would right up the front of their gig. Like the ring leader of a protest, only in dynamic, political punk-rock style.
Dream Pop band Toothpaste release New Track ‘Bedtime’
London Dream Poppers Toothpaste have released their first single of the year, and it’s steeped in DIY dream pop textures that will warm you up when listening.
As the track starts with a slow guitar and a beat so laid back that it could fall off the chair when leaning back, Toothpaste create a perfect bed of music for equally mellow vocals. The song stays around that slow melodic beat for the entirety of the track never drifting too far, as some finger clicks are introduced.
The track was produced by band member Daisy Edwards, meaning the band had a huge say int what this track sounded like at the end. However it did have some mastering work completed by Slowdive’s Simon Scott, who has an ear for this style of music, refining the track to a high standard.
The tracks has some very dark undertones to it with the lyrics, as they read “Waiting in my bed for the Perfect Time / To tell the one I love I might be dead Inside / Oh what a nice surprise”. This is at contrast with the beautiful atmosphere the band have created for us on this track, and it works so well. It’s a delicate number the band have created, one which I would love to see performed live.
Which you can see, as the band are having a FREE launch party! – Details Here
Hope you enjoyed the track, what did you make of the bands first release of the year?
Echo Beach! Release debut Single ‘She‘, and it’s Wonderful!
Just a week or so ago, Shrewsbury Indie-Pop band The Sunset Beach Hut released their debut track ‘Upside Down’. Now Shrewsbury boast two of the most promising bands in the UK, as Echo Beach! release their debut single ‘She’.
‘She’ boasts one of the most funkiest treble drenched riffs that’s been heard this year, as it lays a tasty lick behind the magnificent vocals from Paige Janey as she sings “She’s so sure / She’s so Proud!”. The song takes it’s time introducing itself to you as the introduction lasts about 25 seconds until the bass kicks, making it even sweeter when it all comes together.
The track has a very stripped back indie feel, as the song doesn’t sound crowded with elements or too washed out. It’s that song that you can stick on when you need a bit of a pick me up, when you walking out the door and you don’t feel quite ready to take on the day. Put your earphones in, walk to the beat and feel confident!
Echo Beach are still in their infancy as a band, but it sounds like they know their way round a tune, and have a very talented guitarist on their hands also.
Catch the band live, tickets and info below!
14th September – O2 Academy 3 Birmingham – Tickets
Australian Artist Julian Wa stuns with Debut Single ‘Bloom‘
A debut single can always be a terrifying task, because it’s the first song you want to push out there to represent you as an artist. However with Julian Wa it seems as if there was no anticipation, because the record reeks of confidence due to how good it is.
The song at it’s core has some folk tendencies, with the storytelling, the pace and strumming of the guitar. Yet Julian took it to another place, adding euphoric sound effects, some which you may hear on a Tame Impala record. The sounds of distant waves, electronic whirring and blunt guitars blend so well together making the track stand out.
This is the work of some masterful production and a fearless attitude when it comes to trying new things. The levels on the track are light and tender, along with the vocals helping create some sort of dream world, it’s beautiful.
Looking forward to see what else Julian can offer before the end of the Year, as this is only the start of the musical adventure.
The Fauna showcase that Birmingham isn’t all about Banging Indie Guitar Music!
Birmingham’s music scene at the moment is full of young vibrant bands with a strong community and an arsenal of songs, all covering various genres. The Fauna have released something a bit different, which leans much further towards to the pop rock side.
Their debut track ‘Love You A Different Way’ has all the qualities of a pop/rock song, being centered around love, the smooth guitar and the heartfelt vocals over the top
The guitar solo in the middle is impressive as it ties the song together, with a touch of overdrive lingering in the background. Combined with the little breakdown at the end where it tuns a bit funky, with the sharp chops of the guitar and the band singing “Should I love you a different way”, is a really cool touch.
This is further proof that the Birmingham music scene is growing and there’s something here for everyone. Hope you like the track, leave comments below!
Manchester Band The Recreation deliver with New Song ‘Jealous Lovers’
This is a debut for The Recreation on WFM, and I’m very glad to introduce them to our audience! The Manchester band boast a classic indie guitar style, with subtle influences from the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The Maccabees and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Since forming in 2014 the band have been refining their sound, and with this song it seems pretty clear that they have cemented their vibe to the ground. The guitar work within it is really tight, with quick hooks constantly ringing in your ear, while Owen Baldwin on vocals lays out some solid lyrics. The guitar solo is tidy and follows that suit as it pierces through at it’s first chance.
Could easily see this track being played to a sea of drunken people as they stamp the ground and scream to the top of their lungs. This is a strong indie track, and The Recreation are another band everyone should have on their radar! Enjoy!
Make sure you keep up to date with the band and follow them! – Twitter
New York Duo Holy Golden Release New Track ‘Lost Island’!
Holy Golden have released their brand new track ‘Lost Island’ along with a lush, beach laden video. The infectiously bright song is the first the band has released since their album Otherworld ealier this year, and it’s safe to say they’ve kept up their consistency.
The track seeps into the world of dream pop, while still having some light indie tendencies. The style of the band really comes through in this track, as they once again deliver on all fronts. The vocals provided by Leslie Schott are a key feature throughout, as the soft delicate tones give so much to their overall sound. It’s lazy day vibe allows you to completely relax, something that the band acheived on their Otherworldrecord. with it reaching just over the four minute mark, it gives you enough time to fall in love with it and let Holy Golden win you over.
With a track this good it had to be added to the WFM 2018 Playlist, where it sits with over 150 other top tracks.
The Post Romantics Release Debut Single ‘Call It Off’ and gets Single of the Week!
Single of the Week Sunday!
Liverpool band The Post Romantics have released their debut single ‘Call It Off’, proving that Liverpool have depth to their music scene.
The band is made up of three brothers and a close friend, making them very tight-knit and unique, comapared to a lot of other bands. Their new song has a dark-pop edge to it with the synths and the slow melodic pace, as it reeks of a failed love story. Instrumentally the song is very stripped back with subtle bits of xylophone (My best guess) and a synth – but that’s all this song needed to combine with the vocals.
Considering this is the bands debut single, they’ve set a high bar for themselves because it is very good. Looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring for the band, as i’m sure they’d love to capitalise on the momentum gained from this track.
If you’re around, go and see the band live when they support The Gold @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen on August 30th!