Freshly Squeezed

Freshly Squeezed: February

Empyre Northampton five-piece

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases

Empyre ‘My Bad’
The hard rockers ratchet up their proggy tendencies on this ballad, the final single from their well-received ‘Self-Aware’ album. The feel is akin to Queensryche meets Alter Bridge, with some slick Chris Cornell-style vocals from Henrik Steenholdt giving it serious gravitas. If you like your rock sound to be American-flavoured, and with plenty of light and shade, then you’ve come to the right party here.
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Freshly Squeezed: December/January

Sarpa Salpa Indie-Pop five-piece

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases

Sarpa Salpa ‘Say Something’
The four-boys-one-girl NTown gang start 2020 with an EP of some considerable wow-ness. Lead single ‘Say Something’ is just the sort of insistent banger we’ve come to expect from them, and they do it better than many of their more famous contemporaries. The bassline is brain-battering, and the melody will have you by the third listen. Now watch them go conquer the world and come back with tales to devour. […]

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Freshly Squeezed: November

Kian Russell, Northampton blues artist performing live

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases
Kian Russell ‘Off the Ground’
Kian Russell 16 year-old Russell brings his American blues and rock influences to the fore – from John Mayer and Hendrix through to Paramore and Biffy Clyro. After he lived in the US for some of his childhood he really has soaked up the sound and feel of the guitar greats, and his songwriting is now flourishing. Opening track ‘Bullet Through The Heart’ really kicks the round dangly things, whilst the title track has a lot of emotional layering that suggests a bright future no matter what style he does. […]

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Freshly Squeezed: October

King Purple psychedelic four piece from Corby-

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases

King Purple ‘Warning Signs’
Oh lord, how do they keep coming up with this stuff? The Corby band recently filled the Roadmender and you can understand why, what with such swashbuckling tunes. Sonically they sit somewhere between the grunge and the shoegaze of the late 80s and early 90s, and by mixing things up create freshness. This one’s as stoned as a wall, and if they don’t become huge soon I’m gonna get pretty mad at someone. […]

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Freshly Squeezed: September

Rolling Thunder, Northampton indie 5-piece performing live

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases…

Rolling Thunder ‘John Doe’
Second single from the hottest new 2019 band outta NN. Spiky vocals, fuzzy guitar lines and an especially forward facing rhythm means this one is a winner on the dancefloor as well as in your heart. Big things coming from these lot, yes mark those words now.
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Freshly Squeezed: August

Joe Martin, local musician performing live

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases

Joe B. Humbled Why Did You Kiss Me
Joe B. Humbled is the new sideline venture from Joe Martin, aka frontman of maraca driven rockabilly band GOGO LOCO. Staying true to his blues influences, Why Did You Kiss Me is the third release so far. The track tells the story of misdirected hope during the early stages of a budding romance. The harmonising vocals are reminiscent a fifties pop song. […]

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