Freeda release Fun-Packed Guitar Track ‘Go Home’
Manchester based band Freed have released their new track ‘Go Home’, and it will instantly have you bouncing around the room.
The track has a certain Wombats feel about it, especially with the upbeat rhythm, jumpy melody and catchy hook. You can also hear a hint of Catfish and the Bottlemen on the surface, especially the lyrical/vocal content as lead singer Sean Rowles sings “Go Home Now Darling”!
If you like what you’ve heard and want to see them live you can, check out the date below!
October 20th – This Feeling – Jimmy’s
Words by Alex Wise
Johnny Kills release Brand New Track ‘Seems’!
Johnny Kills are a three piece garage/indie rock band who span across York, Cambridge London and Brighton, a lot of places for three people to be. This is a debut for them on on WFM, and they’re making it a well worth one.
After releasing ‘Who’s Counting’ earlier on in the year, the band have built up a bit of momentum and really solidified their sound. This can be heard on their latest track ‘Seems’!
‘Seems’ has a sense of urgency applied to it with the quick I’m late for work pace of the vocals, backed by these melodic distorted guitars! The track has a sense of glammy surf rock about it, something which has hints of Bloody Knees, Wavves and Weezer in parts.
If you wanna here more from the band, make sure you catch them live!
September 22nd – @ The Finsbury
October 4th – @ Paper Dress Vintage
Support the Band: Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud
Words By Alex Wise
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Courtyards are back with Brand New Track ‘Backseat’!
Earlier this year Huddersfield band Courtyards achieved Single of the Week for their efforts on ‘Hear You Call’. This led the band to on to an interview, where we found a ton more about the band, which you can read up on here!Well the band are back with their latest track ‘Backseat’ today, and it’s clear the band haven’t lost a step since their last release.
The band stick to their large anthemic sounds, featuring guitar riffs with large personalities and drums which have no room to breath. The song very much falls into that indie rock, similar to that of Catfish and the Bottlemen at times, as you could easily hear their songs being played to large crowd drenched in beer and sweat. The guitars and vocals in the chorus are euphoric, which is largely down to their reverb soaked sound.
Honestly Courtyards have become another of my favourite bands discovered this year as they have so much potential, and keep constantly delivering. This should sound off a good end of year for the band, which leaves the mind wondering to what could be coming up next year!
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Words By Alex Wise @AJWise
Scottish Caveman Mr E Bear Releases a Catchy Little Number
Of course Mr E Bear is not a caveman, although he does state on his facebook profile that he resides in a cave in Scotland. This a debut for Mr E Bear on WFM, as we haven’t crossed paths musically before, however his new track ‘Perfect By Design’ is a catchy little number.
‘Perfect By Design’ has a very frank and direct approach, because it comes across like he’s having a conversation with you in song form. It’s this conversational/storytelling style which makes the track very approachable and have a certain charm, especially with the unmissable thick Scottish accent .
The structure and and production of the song is very simple, as you’ve got a guitar, some drums and vocals, giving it a Lo-Fi sound. Along with this, the video is also cut from the same DIY cloth because it’s been recorded by the artist on a phone – which makes it more endearing! The song has been released on Beary Good Records, which is great as it adds to its underground, independent DIY style which is always admirable. Enjoy!
Words by Alex Wise @AJWise
Vancouver Three Piece Release Indie Banger ‘Ginger Ale‘
This is new, this is very new. With the weather still fresh as the sun continues to burn down on us there’s never a bad time for some new quintessential indie music.
Vancouver three piece Hotel Mira have released something that The Wombats and The Maccabees would both be proud of. They latest release ‘Ginger Ale’ has all the qualities of a summer indie hit.
The fast paced nature of the track is refreshing, and when combined with the insightful lyrics of a date which lead Lead Singer, Charlie Kerr, went on it makes it all the more interesting.
Kerr had this to say about the new track:
“‘Ginger Ale’ is about going on a date when I was on tour in London. And everything was going well but then I kept losing my train of thought by having these random, horrible flashbacks to fucked up things in my childhood. It got to the point where I could hardly hold a conversation. Becky, if you’re reading this, you are a wonderful, Scottish flower and I apologize for being so distracted and out of sorts that evening.”
You’re always told to write about what you know and it rings true here, nice save for apologizing at the end!
The bands debut EP will be released August 17th on all majour platforms, so be ready for some more indie hits on that!
Words by Alex Wise @AJWise
Due to to the adoration for the song I decided to post it up on the website, because it is that good.
Malpas have managed to create one of the catchiest songs in the subtlest of ways. The opening to the song is a simple tune with a xylophone combined with two talented vocalists that hover over the melody. As the song continues it slowly builds it keeps that tasty mellowness which works so well.
the song borderlines indie electronic with the band introducing a synth towards the wend, however they keep that indie vibe around.
Now we have found Malpas we won’t them go lightly as we will be following their each and every step, which I’m sure they’ll be many!
Wordsmby Alex Wise @al4563
With the Birmingham music scene continuing to move quickly new bands seem to be unearthed every day along with new and interesting music, one of the new additions to this list is SLTP’s debut song ‘451’.
After starting out in 2013 the band have made a slow start due to the number of projects the lead singer takes on. However he has now found the time to focus on the band and has released a strong song to begin their musical catalog.
With several different influences flowing through the band it was difficult to suggest what the music would sound like and which genre it would come under, but it has taken a slight indie twist with hints of of trippiness surrounding it.
Hopefully this won’t be the last of SLTP this year as the song should leave people wanting to hear more!
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Wild Smiles are on a bit of a roll at the minute. and in addition to this role the band have added their latest song ‘Round and Round’ into the mix, which is just even more of a reason to follow these guys.
The track is a riot the whole way through with the singer singing ‘There’s nothing to do’. The guitars front this wall of sound and it’s a difficult track to not like, if this was played at a house party-the house would be upside down. Good work guys!
A while back we reviewed a band called Dream Lake and their first album which was also called ‘Dream Lake’. The album brought nothing but good thoughts and positive signs that the band were something special. Since then we have kept a close eye on them and they have just released their new song ‘Let us stay in the Light’.
The song stays in touch with what they accomplished in the first album, as they carry the same style and lackadaisical sound, which seems effortless at times. The song is another good example of what the band can produce, which is good dream pop type music.