Freshly Squeezed: September

Rolling Thunder, Northampton indie 5-piece performing live

FRESHLY SQUEEZED: SEPTEMBER

PHIL MOORE RUNS YOU THROUGH SEPTEMBER'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.

 

props ‘You Don’t Care’

Lo-fi digital pop that’s a cousin of the more commercial sounding Ginger Snaps? Tick. Happy melodies with heartbreaking lyrics is always going to win me over. Crushingly under appreciated so far; let’s change that now please people.

 

Empyre ‘Stone

The top drawer album ‘Self Aware’ has been winning plaudits from many sources, and this latest single demonstrates all their strengths: minor chord drama that should come marked ‘life-affirming’. Embrace the proggy hard rock everyone, resistance is futile.

 

We Are Giants ‘Respond

The serious/not serious trio with twelve storey riffs continue to make progressive rock/metal look easy. Great vocal patterns throughout, it might be the sound of madness – and it sounds pretty darn good to our ears. The video is a hoot, too.

 

Amii Dawes ‘Wooden Toy’

Another artist on the comeback trail, the sensitive soulful tales from Dawes never fail to make this black heart tremble a little bit. Rootsy yet thoroughly modern too, this is a brushed and melancholic look at what it means to try this adult thing called love..

 

Duncan Bisatt ‘Young Man

Duncan Bisatt is back with his new single, Young Man, another ballad style track showcasing Duncan’s knack for storytelling and sophisticated songwriting. Catch Duncan at The King of Hearts Festival at the Black Prince in November.

 

Joe Corkram ‘We’ve Been Here Before’ EP

The balladeer has been quietly bubbling away, creating a series of understated and thoughtful Damien Rice-style love songs via voice and acoustic guitar. We noticed though, and we’re very grateful. Keep them coming Joe, your time is very soon.

 

Caliburn ‘Outskirts’ EP

The metalcore act have put out their first EP, ‘Outskirts’, and it’s some statement. Drawing from the same well as Parkway Drive and Oceans Ate Alaska, expect big choruses and bigger drum fills. Impressive sounds over those gargantuan 20 minutes.

 

Charlotte Carpenter ‘Follow You Down’

Does she not know how to write a bad song? The NN mainstay, who launched her own record label (Babywoman) last year, continues to mine gold from the simplest of soils. A handful of gentle chords, and a double-tracked chorus has us metaphorically on our knees within three minutes. Get streaming now; “you only get one trip around this sun”.

 

Robyn Wilson ‘Hotel Room’

It’s been a long three years since the then 16 year-old Wilson hit the scene with her hyper-melodic acoustic pop. No with producer in tow the clubs beckon and this   holiday romance tale has ‘hit’ written all over it. Sometimes only “frivolous” pop will save your soul.

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