Popped Round-up March 2019
Words: Daniel Burton and Gary Lambert
Latenight Honeymoon – Lost on You
It appears that the guys at Latenight Honeymoon have been operating down the quarry of summer time and have been capable to hack out a piece of sunshine that is reminiscent of the early releases from Fickle Mates in the laidback mix of jangled guitars and soothing beats. It is the sort of track which pushes straight to the skin as you really feel the song radiate by means of you. The basic echoey synth glockenspiel riff that underpins the track is pretty much like an ASMR video on YouTube, except alternatively of generating you fall asleep it tends to make the listener giggle and consider of how thrilling it will be to hear this becoming played at a festival with a cold beer in hand and hot rays on the back of your neck. In contrast to the summer time motif musically, the vocal accompanying it radiates emotion and feeling. As Ted Joyce sings that he knew that he had to let you go, you know there is not a single drop of the carefree happiness we associate with the warmest months hidden away. Hopefully seeing the reaction to this song will bring a smile.
Casey Lowry – Roam
With a basic guitar sound in the 1st handful of moments it feels like it’ll be a quite quiet chilled track, but as you listen additional and attain the chorus this is definitely not the case. At 1st it seems to be a deliberately restricted, basic sound but upon additional listening it became apparent the vast quantity of layers there are in this track. Whether or not it be an added guitar riff, electronic drum beat, bass line, a basic click or a bit of synth, there is just so significantly that you retain discovering. Due to the fact Raffer has began operating with Casey, it is quite clear the impact he has had. This track has so a lot of layers it is pointless to even attempt to comprehend, but to the naked ear every thing blends into 1 and performs completely rather than feeling overblown. As soon as once again it is all the finer specifics make the track. While he has had an influence, this is nonetheless quite significantly a common Casey Lowry track with a smooth but enriching voice to compliment the complexity of the music.
The Pale White – Medicine
These indie rockers from Newcastle have me filled with joy anytime I hear their music. With a heart pumping opening bass line, you know you are in for the ride of your life. Adding Adam Hope’s wealthy and commanding voice to the equation, it just encourages and begs you to singalong with it. Adam and his brother, Jack, operate in unison to develop a monster of a track with crunching guitar operate and thundering drums, while Bassist Tom, slides suitable into the middle of that and makes it possible for The Pale White to turn out to be full. Bringing a basic mixture of guitar, bass and drums, they generate songs that are each musically & lyrically potent and demand to be listened to and adored. Medicine boasts a big chorus, and as the distortion of the guitar kicks in, it has the energy to get you up for something. With a quickly-paced drum beat, it is the great track for your higher intensity exercise, along with fairly significantly any other Pale White track for that matter. Complete of HIIT-appropriate rhythms and energising riffs you can supplement with your exercise with this holistic Medicine for maximum impact.
Protected To Swim – Make Points Like They Utilised To Be
Protected To Swim have undoubtedly produced the most of the early days of their profession (this is only the fifth release from the band) obtaining currently supported the likes of DMA’s, The Evening Café & Anteros and racking up pretty much 150,00 streams of the debut release, Struggling. As quickly as you catch it, or rather it catches you, the chorus has the makings of a big singalong tune. “Make it out, make factors like they utilized to be” has the hallmarks of becoming prepared to be bellowed with arms in the air or about your mate’s shoulders. With the introduction of some soaring synth the band have been capable to develop a significantly larger, expansive sound in Make Points Like They Utilised To Be compared to the far more conventional indie sound of their earlier releases. They have added so a lot of far more components to their music to create the sound and it leads itself to an totally new outlook on the band. Beginning the track with only a soft drum beat and guitar, it ascends into a significantly far more ambitious tone which then remains for the rest of the track.
Azura Kings – Logic
Azura Kings are an totally new discovery for me, but I have now had the pleasure of listening to a backlog of two years’ worth of music type this Liverpool-primarily based quartet. From the start off, they strike a clear and distinct comparison to the early releases of Foals. From the off this track feels like the band are taking you deep into the 1980’s. Logic is complete of speedy fire lyrics, the style of which is clearly influenced by their shared adore of UK rap and grime artists. Logic follows the release of their most preferred track to date, Dirty Dancefloors (Second Possibilities), which leans significantly far more on the light indie/rock side of their sound. Nevertheless in the early stages of the band’s life, they have managed to develop such a definite Azura Kings sound, and with a bit far more development and a price range that makes it possible for larger production procedures, the possibilities for this foursome are endless.
Jerry Williams – Grab Life
I’ve been wanting to get Jerry Williams into a Popped Music round up for a although now, but the timing has been off previously. Releasing music considering the fact that 2014, but generating a breakthrough with the single Mother in 2016, Jerry Williams has truly been making a stir not too long ago. Initially released in 2017 but not too long ago re-released in her newest EP, Gameshow, Grab Life provides a potent life mantra behind the soft but encapsulating voice. In accurate Jerry style, she manages to place across a rather tough-hitting message while masking it with a optimistic and grasping light indie rock sound that tends to make the foot tap uncontrollably to the beat and the voice singalong to the basic but proficiently catchy chorus. Anytime I hear Jerry Williams, I under no circumstances have any doubt that this girl will be a big achievement. Let her music in to your soul, in her personal words, “Grab life in in between the teeth simply because quickly adequate man you will be dead”. Take the probabilities, reside your most effective life no matter what it throws at you.
The Estevans – Gotta Know You
The Estevans have returned with a classic upbeat really feel very good classic indie tune. It is the sort of conventional indie track which persons can locate uncomplicated to unnecessarily criticise, but for me this makes it possible for The Estevans to get on with entertaining their fans. It has an addictively incessant beat and juggernaut sound so from the 1st note gets you going. With them unsurprisingly tipping their hat to The Beatles as the principal influence for the foundation of their music, this track sees a clear step forward with a significantly less-retrospective take on the music of these legendary scousers. For me, I also associate the sound with a heavy hint of Alex Turner in terms of the vocal. Gotta Know You is slightly slower than, and not as scuzzy as, their Up The Bracket inspired debut single two Minutes From The Lincoln but I consider this step down in the beat makes it possible for them to make a significantly fuller all round sound which in turn creates a far more passionate feeling track. It is really thrilling to see a band mature so immediately. When is their subsequent release out???
The Covasettes – Like You
Due to the fact I 1st heard this track, I just couldn’t get it out my thoughts. I’ve been humming or singing it consistently whether or not in the shower, walking down the street, cooking tea for our flat, when in the middle of a lecture. It has been the soundtrack to my life the previous handful of weeks – though I consider my flatmates hate my version of it… Beginning with just a handful of strums of the guitar and the basic lyric “I’d rather chasing you”, it immediately transitions into a track which is complete of pulsating bass lines, popping riffs and an definitely on the button beat. All of this musicality is assisted by an infectiously very good voice from frontman Chris who brings life to lyrics that will catch the heart of any young indie lover out there. Right after the primary physique of the song, Chris returns to the basic sound with just an acoustic guitar like a stadium gig encore. This is not some thing you see a lot of in songs, but it just puts the cherry on the best of a different good song from this distinct Manchester band. Every thing feels like it comes uncomplicated for The Cosavettes, so uncomplicated in reality I consider they’ll quickly be a staple on everybody’s indie music playlists.
MOSES – I Consider You Be concerned As well Significantly
With more than 20,000 streams in just a handful of days, you’d be mad to consider that MOSES are not onto some thing with this track. I Consider You Be concerned As well Significantly is a definite sign of the renaissance knowledgeable by The Kooks as it could effortlessly have come from Inside In / Inside Out, but these guys had been possibly not into double figures age-sensible when that was initially released. I consider it is the sort of song which can be immediately lamented by persons due to the crimes of becoming catchy and pleasurable, but for me this is a song created for immediate enjoyment rather than to show off the artistic sensibilities of the musicians. You are going to smile, shimmy your shoulders and tap your toes to this release, and I’d propose that you do not be concerned as well significantly about it.
Effortless Life – Sunday
Coming from the current Spaceships Mixtape EP, Sunday is a lo-fi version of the likes of Do not Mug Oneself by The Streets and Jamie T’s early operate. It tells the tale of a chilled out, quite modern day romance exactly where the lady at the heart of the lyrics tends to make each and every day really feel like a Sunday. This is a quite distinct view of Sundays compared to Morrissey’s Every single Day Is Like A Sunday. For the narrator, his lover tends to make life really feel uncomplicated and relaxed. It is the sort of tale that we can all associate with and reminisce about. It is a celebration of when you attain a level of comfort with every other that dates can be fuelled by Just Consume rather than looking for the suitable restaurant. I adore how the stoned beats reflect the tempo and intensity of their partnership, it tends to make you really feel like you are in that partnership even if the closest you get is swiping suitable while watching Netflix on your personal.