Freshly Squeezed: August

Joe Martin, local musician performing live

FRESHLY SQUEEZED: AUGUST

PHIL MOORE RUNS YOU THROUGH AUGUST'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.

 

Sarpa Salpa ‘Before it Gets Dark’

The boys are back with new single Before it gets Dark, released to all streaming platforms on 9th Aug. Sarpa will be playing in London that night at 229 The venue with Modern Age, Stay Club and Drusila. The official single launch will be held at the Bedford Esquires on 16th August, with support from Phantom Isle and The Courts. The bittersweet track explores the darker side of romance and features Sarpa’s signature lush indie tones, this time with a sharper edge, opening with a jerky staccato guitar.

 

Rolling Thunder ‘Break in at the Nachtwinkel

‘I always have my finger resting on the pulse, afraid of losing it all’
Psych garage indie rock band, Rolling Thunder, are a new, up and coming band from Northampton. Break in at the Nachtwinkel is a solid, original, indie anthem.

 

Luna Rosa ‘I in the Centre of Pride

Corby alt rockers are back with a new anthem, released 26th July ahead of their gig at The Black Prince, on Friday 2nd August. The defiant track uses the bands signature frenzied tones, demonstrating the beauty in the cynicism of disenchanted youth.

 

Andy Hawkins ‘Phoenix & Flame’

The new release from acoustic, singer/songwriter Andy Hawkins is a song about survival and escaping the daily grind. Catch him opening the Twinfest alldayer at The Pomfret Arms.

 

Joe Miles ‘Change Your Mind’

Singer-songwriter Miles is back from his self-imposed break with this bittersweet song of lost love. The production is his best yet; multi-layered sounds all painting a broader picture than the simple man-with-guitar. The vocals sound huge, and his jazz background is revealed with the trumpet solo. Good to have you back, dude.

 

Kenneth J Nash ‘The Explorer

Local Folk-Father, Kenneth J Nash, has taken a break from music festivals nationwide to record another album, under his own record label, Old Hotel Records. OHR signs local artists such as Oddity Island, The Abrahams and Hazey Jane. The Explorer is a haunting track foregrounding mental health, and it’s correlations with homelessness as the profits are being donated to the cause, musicians against homelessness, of which Ken does a lot of work for. The music video that accompanies the track was filmed by the team at Audio Stage, featuring the faces of local people, it is a testament to the track.

 

Lunaxis Waves of You

Waves of You, out now, is the first release this year from the female-fronted, folk rockers and is a perfect soundtrack to the summer festival season. I was lucky enough to see it performed live, in between the spots of rain, at the Northampton Music Festival.

 

L30 Robinson ‘Paige

The latest release from Northampton’s own up and coming grime artist.

 

Cousin Avi ‘Burn Right Up

A celebration of lust and love, Cousin Avi are back with Burn Right Up and this ones a funky one.

 

Frettylst ‘Frettylst’ EP

Frettylst hailing from wellingborough have released their debut, self-titled EP. Featuring four feel good tracks Sanctuary and Sunday both feature gutsy guitar riffs, whilst Follow me offers a musical reprise with a slower tempo.

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