RGM Recommends – The Singles

The Harriets – Hopefuls

Hailing from Leeds, The Harriets are to release their debut album ‘HOPEFULS’ this summer. The album sees the band go from strength to strength, lead single ‘Café Disco’ lead The Harriets to getting shortlisted for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition and Record Store Day Unsigned. ‘HOPEFULS’ sees the band release a colourful collection of heart-swelling pop tunes, each track sees The Harriets bottle the uplifting essence of their live shows, definitely a band to keep a close eye on.

Sinikka Monte – Play Pretend

This week has seen Austria’s Sinikka Monte release her second single, ‘Play Pretend’, a summery, pop track, made for the summer months. ‘Play Pretend’ sees Sinikka Monte discuss fantasizing about somebody you’re romantically interested in and wanting (and not wanting) to act on it. Soaring high notes pair gorgeously with dreamy vocals.

Erotic Secrets of Pompeii – They Wouldn’t Let Me Write My Book

Bristol’s Erotic Secrets of Pompeii are set to release their new single, ‘They Wouldn’t Let Me Write My Book’ this Friday. The track is a pleasing explosion of dance punk energy, ‘They Wouldn’t Let Me Write My Book’ sees Erotic Secrets of Pompeii experiment with their sound, creating a post-punk journey that moves from doom waltz to electronic desert rock and dystopian funk in a click of the fingers.

CeeV – Lonely Night

CeeV is releasing her latest single ‘Lonely Night’ this week, written about sleeplessness and overthinking, ‘tired eyes but a racing mind’. The track came to life whilst CeeV was studying at BIMM in Manchester, where she studied song writing. At the time of writing, CeeV was reluctant to release her tracks for the world to hear, yet with her confidence now blossoming, CeeV is certain to leave a lasting impact on the listener.

Mercury Machine – Ascend

Dark electro-synth band Mercury Machine are to release their new EP, ‘Ascend’, very soon. The 4 track EP sees Mercury Machine experiment with their 80’s style sound. Stand out tracks ‘Broken’ and ‘Fictional Mind’ feel as if they’re being taken straight out of a film soundtrack, catchy lyrics mix gorgeously with hauntingly atmospheric synths to create wonderful imagery.