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RGM Recommends – The Singles

Promenade Cinema – The Arch House – Release date: March 20th, 2020

Fresh from their new album – Exit Guides this is a brilliantly every track, with strong clear vocals which captivate. The track is mesmerising with an 80’s style sound to it, which feels like an episode of stranger things. 

There are similarities to The XX, with harrowing vocals which interwind within the beat and layered backing vocals.

The production level throughout is astounding, allowing the vocals to shine through and work cohesively with the amazing instrumental. 

If you love a powerful vocally fronted track this is sure to be for you. 

The Frontiers – Sober Again – EP Release date: March 6th, 2020

A combination of soft punk-Rock and indie, which feels like a much more alternative version of Oasis or Scouting for Girls. The vocals are harsh and in your face on this track, forcing you to listen to every word and rock your head. 

The Frontiers new EP has range, with some softer more tranquil tracks like, My Way, amongst upbeat shout it out singles such as Sober Again. 

There is something for everyone in their latest self-titled EP, so head to a streaming service and give it a listen.

The Assist – Life – Release Date: April 10, 2020

This Charity single which has already “raised over £1,000” for the NHS in the fight of Corona is emotive and brilliantly inspiring. It takes you on a journey through lockdown and the boredom, fear and anxiety we are all facing today. It hopes to inspire us all to get through this together, and that it does. 

The track is heavily guitar focused and goes into upbeat and slow harrowing moments throughout, reflective of the tone lyrically. 

The donations are still going, so if you want a song perfect for the occasion which is going to help our frontline workers in this unprecedented time, you can check it out at:

https://justgiving.com/fundraising/the-assist

Stay home. Stay safe and listen to Life by The Assist. 

Michael Vickers – Dead and Buried – Release date: May 15th, 2020

A classic singer songwriter, heavily guitar-influenced track set to be a part of upcoming EP It has major similarities to Scouting for Girls earlier music, and in the same way lifts your spirits. 

Most people will be able to relate to the reflective nature of this single, which takes you through feelings of regret and angst.

You are sure to be up and jumping around to this song. Unapologetically raw. Lyrically it is slightly repetitive although, this feels like a great first track to release, and perfect for the summer. 

366 hours and Death Trap are released 24th April too.

Balamona – Draw the Line – Release date: April 10th, 2020

A raw and somewhat moody rock track, which will satisfy any rock fans needs. 

The single has a howling electric guitar backing track with strong vocals. Lyrically it is an expression of feeling aggravation and wanting to set boundaries, something most us can relate too. 

Overall this song has a good mix of sombre vocals and a heavy production, which creates a good cohesive track. The only thing I would have changed is to perhaps have had more range lyrically, in terms of having a less repetitive chorus and more verses between each chorus line. 

Finn Reid – Lemme Change – Release date: April 20th, 2020

Finn Reid’s voice floats perfectly on this heavy guitar and soft drum-based track. There is an unexpected twist at the end where the instrumental becomes distorted which feels unnecessary to the overall sound of the single. However, overall this is a solid Sunday chill anthem. 

This up and coming artist shows a maturity in his music, which will take him far, and we expect this isn’t the last we will hear from this promising musician.