'Slide' is about the search for meaning, our origins and our destinies. Topics that occupy us all every day. But it goes one step further and describes the feeling of losing sight of the essential in this process. Suddenly thoughts become a load and you carry a burden with you.
JACK WAKEMAN AND THE DREAMSTRIDERS – VISIONS
"Visions is a song of apocalyptic optimism, written as a reaction to the yearning for a better life caused by social isolation, anxieties and uncertainty about the future. Written by Jack during a personal identity crisis, realising that things in his life could be better than they were. As well as being a personal song, the message of Visions goes beyond the individual and echoes out to a wider picture of needing societal change.
THE MOOD – DAISYPICKER
The Mood's songwriter, Dan, was inspired to write Daisypicker after going through a sticky patch in his relationship with his girlfriend during the summer months of last year. "We would often argue over silly things such as not answering the phone, which is referred to in the second verse". But the conflict is resolved in the final chorus of the song, as Dan states that they'd often resolve their arguments by picking daisies for each other and being sarcastically romantic with one another.
LEND ME THE TWELVE – DEVIL’S AVOCADO
What we have here is a band brimming with ideas and purpose - but they also have the aptitude to produce a finished article that is enjoyable, engaging and palatable. Devil's Avocado was a real treat of an appetizer - now I'm ready for the main course Lend me the Twelve.
ALANNA MATTY – LITTLE DREAMER
“The single is very much a letter to my younger self. I’ve been an over-thinker my whole life and if I could go back and teach myself anything – it would be to take a breath and not burn myself out thinking about things I cannot change“ Alanna Matty
MARY BLEEDS – MARY BLEEDS
If you want intense, impassioned and fervent music - then this debut album is a must for you. If you want dark, deep, opaque and discordant lyrical matter - then this is a new artist you will want to explore deeply.
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDX) – RELIGION
The funky drumming and Moroder-esque bass line, delivered by Amar Grover, wrap ‘Religion’ in a delicious warm groove, that continues to drive the song forward towards its thrilling climax of rising guitars and howling vocals. The rhythm is indeed the king!
CASSANDRA RAFFAELE – MY ANARCHY LOVES YOU
“Cassandra has a soulful voice and a wide range of vocal capabilities. Here, she uses subtle, smooth vocals to lure us into her world and later, we experience the true depth of her emotions as her voice becomes more passionate and powerful. “
NO VACANCIES – BAD HABITS
NEW SINGLE! Accomplished anthemic rock'n'roll.More majestic indie from Manchester. spotify:track:5lyLmHbdbjAoXjGiTRRbPZ Having had this song 'on repeat' for most of the day before attempting to write this review, I have to say that the most impressive thing about 'Bad Habits' and 'No Vacancies' is the tight musicianship and the 'in-sync' sound. For a band that have... Continue Reading →
YAMMERER – TELL ME WHAT THE ANCIENT ASTRONAUT THEORISTS BELIEVE
"Most bands, regardless of how atypical they strive to be, fit neatly into boxes. Most bands, regardless of how different they think they are, still have a rigid creative process. And most bands, regardless of what they tell you, see stardom as an end goal. For Yammerer, none of these things apply".