TOM BRIGHT – DOWN THE LINE
London based singer, songwriter, Tom Bright is set to release his brand new single ‘Down The Line’ later this month. This song is beautiful from the sombre lyrics, melancholy guitar riffs and gorgeous strings section.
Produced by the Mercury Prize nominated Ed Harcourt and mastered in the iconic Abbey Road studios, there was no doubting this song would be as beautiful as it is. ‘Down The Line’ has been cited in early industry feedback as “absolutely fantastic” and there is no lie in that statement. Tom’s work ethic is second to none, this being his fourth single of 2021. So far, all of which will appear on his upcoming album due in November.
This song is definitely a nightime listen, or that ballad that you scream the lyrics to in the car by yourself, although it is an overall heart-rending tune, the end lyrics “see you down the line” is almost a see you soon to the one person this tune will inevitably of been written about.
Tom Bright’s success has been amazing so far and he just keeps on flourishing and widening his fan base, all well-deserved of course. Definitely give this one a listen, especially if you are a fan of the likes of Rod Stewart.
FIVE DAYS NORTH – CHAMPAGNE SHOTS
Manchester’s indie-pop five-piece Five Days North have just released their second single of 2021, ‘Champagne Shots’ it is this anthemic indie-rock tune which has been released just in time for Summer.
Taking the Manchester music scene by storm in 2020, the last six months have proved no different for Five Days North. Their last single ‘Take Me Higher’ gained attention over at Radio XS Manchester and BBC Introducing. Prior to the pandemic the guys got to play some great venues like Gorilla and Manchester Academy as well as getting a slot at Kendal Calling.
This is such an exciting time for the band and this tune has just made it even better for their already established fan base, the loud catchy chorus is one that won’t leave the brain after just one listen. If you are a fan of Blossoms, you will definitely love Five Days North!
SIZE OF A PLANET – SPACE AND TIME
Space And Time is the 4th single by the Sheffield-based collective ‘Size Of A Planet’. Size of a Planet is a collective of 19 diverse musicians, vocalists and producers that came to life at the beginning of the pandemic.
The tune itself is full of surprises, including the feature vocals from Jody Wildgoose, the backing narratives and the cool synthesises noises, very unique, but it works. Coming in at 3 minutes and 36 seconds, the repetitive lyrics with the maddest backing instruments, makes this such a fun yet easy listen.
At this point I would compare this tune to others, but there is, quite simply nothing else quite like this piece. It is so fresh and definitely one you just have to listen to just to completely understand it.
HAZY – SINKING DOWN
HAZY is a new artist, originally born in Hong Kong but now based in Manchester. He has been perfecting his craft since he was a child and is now giving us some unbelievable tunes, especially his newest single ‘Sinking Down’ which will be released the 23rd of July.
‘Sinking Down’ is this bedroom-pop, mixed bag of emotions and at first listen you are kind of transported to this carefree place where you just want to dance to this melody line, but at a closer listen the lyrics seem very desolate. Although it is said to be one of HAZY’s more darker tracks, it is still so enjoyable to listen to, especially with the feature of a BBC Introducing artist, Le Montais.
With this being HAZY’s first single of 2021, it is exciting to see what the rest of the year and coming out of the pandemic will bring him, after having some notable gigs at the likes of Gulliver’s in Manchester, there is no doubt we will be seeing a lot more of HAZY.