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RGM RECOMMENDS – THE SINGLES

URBAN THEORY – A POET’S WORLD

Urban Theory’s new track ‘A Poet’s World’ is loud, gritty, and powerful, everything you would expect from the band. The Manchester-based, indie rock band has had a great past few years since forming in 2016, and with this track already gaining a lot of listeners on Spotify, it looks as if though 2021 could be their best year yet.

From the guitar riffs to the powerful lyrics and everything in between, this track is 2 minutes and 40 seconds of pure excellence. You can only imagine how incredible this tune would sound in a live setting.

This textured and inviting opening greets the listener, and the heavy full band that we are used to soon joins it. Lyrically ‘A Poet’s World’ is fuelled with interest and intrigue. The textured and inviting opening greets the listener, driving the nature of the track and effortlessly capturing the audience’s attention.

Based on this track, 2021 will be a great year for the band as they have a couple more singles up their sleeves!

GLASS VIOLET – HOURGLASS

After gaining attention from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Wales, and This Feeling with their first three releases, Glass Violet has returned with their new ‘Joy Division’ and ‘Idles’ inspired single ‘Hourglass’.

‘Hourglass’ has this catchy chorus that the band has become known for, whilst adding this newer, darker sound. “Lyrically, the song was originally inspired by experiencing being both introverted and extroverted, and how, at times, mood states can flip, similar to an hourglass being turned onto its opposite side.” These grungier lyrics and melodies drive the song and it is an exciting new era for the band.

Every part of this song is alluring and completely keeps you captivated throughout. Glass Violet definitely have a bright future ahead of them, I cannot wait to see what is next for them!



LOUIS AND THE SHAKES – HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT IT?

Louis and the Shakes are a visceral indie band quartet. The band is shaking up the mainstream music scene with their infectious hard-hitting riffs born from the western psychedelic rock world.

‘How Badly Do You Want It?’ is the first single from the band’s upcoming same-titled debut long-player and what a banger to start with. Like most of the band’s other tunes, ‘How Badly Do You Want It?’ is made for live settings, it makes you want to be at a festival in the sun with a beer in hand. From the beginning of this single to the end it is purely electrifying, energetic and so fun.

Overall, if you are a fan of bands like The Black Keys, Royal Blood, The Howlers, then there is nothing you will dislike about Louis and the Shakes, they are such a talented and unique band. The music industry has a massive gap in the market for them, and I think a lot of people are predicting big things for the future of the band.

JAMIE BUTTON – TOLD YOU THINGS

Dundee based singer/songwriter, Jamie Button, unveiled his third single this month, following up on a successful end to 2020, with his single ‘Flashbang’ reaching number 3 in the iTunes charts.

‘Told You Things’ explores the uncertainty surrounding a relationship break up and how best friends can help with the process of starting afresh. The melodic track, written on an acoustic guitar, makes full use of Button’s live band, featuring uplifting violins, crashing drums, and trademark epic sing-a-long chorus.

‘Told You Things’ is a relatable song for a lot of people, the uplifting chords and violins on top of the somber lyrics, work very well. With similarities to DMA’s, Circa Waves and Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamie Button seems to be gaining quality popularity. There is no doubt that this song will take off as his others have so far, it is everything you could want for a song that makes you feel something deep down.

PEYTON HUTCHINSON – POINTLESS LIFE

Peyton Hutchinson is a new name to the music industry, at just 16 he has already released two singles. ‘Pointless Life’ has pretty chords and is led by the harmonica. Taking inspiration from Gerry Cinnamon and Oasis, Hutchinson is looking to get into the indie music scene.

The simple yet effective melody provided by the harmonica takes you to this melancholy space, giving me sitting around the campfire vibes.

With better tools and more experience, Peyton Hutchinson could definitely have a bright future ahead of him as he is showing so much potential already.