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It’s been two years since Smith Westerns’ well-received album “Dye It Blonde”, and now as they prepare to release their highly anticipated third album Soft Will, the opening track appears on SoundCloud. “3am Spiritual” doesn’t disappoint either, it’s melodic heaven and brings lots of summer, psychedelic vibes.
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Listening to Backwaters, it’s clear Drenge are destined for big things. The vocals stand out from the music, yet still manage to blend in with their fuzzy guitars. Incorporating a little distortion could do wonders, but regardless, this up and coming band are ready to be the new rough and ready band in town.
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Everyone’s favourite teens, The Strypes, are releasing a limited edition 7” copy of their track “Hometown Girls”. The band have been receiving an inordinate amount of hype around their blues revival but are definitely worth checking out now they’re releasing their own music.
Katy B has been one of the artists breaking past judgements about the UK dubstep scene and has become an artist almost everyone adores. Within the first few seconds of her new track “What Love Is Made Of”, a tense build up is already progressing underneath her sugar-coated vocals and it’s obvious this song is gearing up for a colossal climax, and she’s not one for disappointment. I can definitely see this song taking this summer’s festival season by storm.
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The Orwells’ couldn’t be any cooler if they tried. “Other Voices” is a track that has you hooked from the first note, summer anthem is written all over their garage-twist on an indie guitar riff and bouncy drum patterns. It’s almost impossible not to press replay at least once.
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As if being Steven Spielberg’s kids wasn’t cool enough, two of them make up the duo Wardell, whose cards are destined to be one of the coolest bands this summer, even with only one song under their belt. Why so much hype? Opossum features distant and dreamy guitar riffs strung in between comely vocals and the drum build ups make this the ultimate splash of sunshine to your day. An album brewing for a 2014 release can’t come soon enough.
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Yet another majestic gem from The Great Gatsby’s upcoming soundtrack is Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful’. Her adoring voice purrs over a gentle piano sequence, followed by an orchestra accompanying her devotion. Lana definitely is the queen of classic charming and angelic choruses, bringing edginess to symphonies.
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Although the wait for a new album following the ethereal Ceremonials is, as of yet unknown, Florence + The Machine have lined up ‘Over The Love’ for The Great Gatsby’s epic soundtrack. The song begins painfully dejected, but the euphoria that hits with Florence’s exquisite vocals in the last half has the bewitching allure that everyone has come to expect from the band.
Bwani Junction seem to be one of Edinburgh’s best unrecognised talents, getting ready to take everyone by storm this upcoming festival season. With their syncopated off-beat rhythms bringing a charming tropical edge to a classic indie track. ‘Civil War’ is definitely their best song to date, and if there’s one thing this band excel at, it’s their quirky guitar riffs over catchy choruses.
Their/They’re/There as well as teaching youths about grammar are some pretty strong pop punks! ‘Their/They’re/Therapy’ kicks off with tough vocals shouting ‘this sucks’ before kickstarting into an almighty 3 minute blast of punk metal riffs and climaxing and cross-thrashing drum patterns. The band’s use of lo-fi and changes in tempo prove how much Their/They’re/There do not suck!
Holograms’ new single “Flesh and Bone” showcases the best of what the Swedish punks have to offer. Within the first few seconds, the vocals echo over the deep and distant guitar riffs that could be lifted straight out of a Joy Division record. In fact, Flesh and Bone seems to have a lot of post-punk influences which develops a euphoric and angst-ridden atmosphere, combining guitars with synthesizers. By the end of the song, it’s easy to believe that Holograms may have that special something which sees a band define a generation.
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Embarrassing? Says the person dishing out insults behind anonymous for someone having a different opinion on a fucking band. Yes, I realise that these reviews are not very good, that is why I write them, to improve. Bands do not become the best the first time they pick up their instruments or try penning a song, it takes time. I think perhaps the fact that you took my comments on Beady Eye so personally could prove me right about their fans trying to recreate hype.