Fresher Sounds – The best new music – 13/05/19
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The grey skies and rainy weather are finally fading away and with the end of the exam season approaching, it’s fair to say summer is just around the corner. So whether you’re taking a break from revision or if you’re one of the lucky ones and you've finished exams altogether, take a moment and check out this week’s newest tunes.
Image courtesy of Wasuremono via Prescription PRWasuremono – Self-Help Wasuremono’s latest single, ‘Self-Help' is a cheerful and uplifting indie dream pop anthem. Their debut album, Something Left Behind, was conceived and recorded in a garden shed, yet despite its humble origins, upon its release in 2018, it managed to launch the band to new heights. Now their highly-anticipated follow-up effort, Are You OK? is just around the corner and ‘Self-Help’ is our first taste of the forthcoming project. Writer and vocalist, William Southward described the song’s vibe as, “one of optimism and feeling less alone, but there is also a sense of urgency to this song, of reaching out.” Frost Koffin – Ain't Good For Me The latest release from Texan metal band, Frost Koffin is a roaring release of power. ‘Aint Good For Me’ is a thumping refusal to change bad habits, whatever they may be. Bassist and co-vocalist, Garett Earles says, “Most people will develop a bad habit in life; some overcome, while others simply choose not to. This song leans towards the perspective of those who choose to stay in their ways.” It’s a bold and impressive track with heavy riffs and powerful vocals. Exiled – Lita’s Place ‘Lita’s Place’ is the latest exciting release from indie-pop student band Exiled. The Bristol/Sheffield based four-piece are making waves in the local music scene and with the release of this latest tune, their year is looking promising. Catchy riffs, strong vocals and a wonderful old school indie vibe make this track a triumph. It’s a sure-fire festival anthem that will fill you with a fond nostalgia for the days of old school Arctic Monkeys and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Black Mountain – Licenced to Drive Black Mountain’s latest release is a spacey, kooky tune with a melancholic doomsday vibe. Taken from their forthcoming album Destroyer, out on 24th May, ‘Licenced to Drive’ is a frantic, exhilarating track that boasts strong guitar riffs and heavy vocals. An initial spacey, sci-fi vibe progresses into a classic riff-heavy, rock and roll track that feels almost cinematic. Dude York - Falling Seattle trio Dude York’s latest track is an ode to adolescent bliss and the pop-punk vibe of decades past. ‘Falling’ is the title track from the band's upcoming album, due for release on 26th July. The tune is a celebration of the clumsy and fragmented nature of young love, falling together and falling apart. Band member Claire England says, “There are two ways things can fall, they can fall and be ruined, or they can fall gently like a feather and be fine”. It’s this duality that the single captures.
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