RGM Recommends – The Singles

Slender Pins – Apprentice to Life

Slender Pins will release the lyric video for new single “Apprentice to Life” on Wednesday 5th August, the track is available for streaming and purchase on Friday 14th August. Self-described as a ridiculous two minute romp that channels the sounds of 1970s punk, the pomp of retro glam, and the swagger of some good old fashioned rock and roll. The song features an upbeat instrumental, snappy lyrics, a catchy guitar riff and heavy drums that it is frankly near impossible to sit still to.

Charlotte Bettson – Important to Me

Out on 14th August this track from Derbyshire based Charlotte Bettson is about how after the tribulations of not fitting into the normal education system she decided to become her own CEO and is smashing all of her personal goals. It’s an uplifting track which is pretty empowering without being ostentatious and features some captivating lyrics. It’s quite a gentle song so is certainly one to sit and reflect to – it’s essentially a middle finger to everyone who looked down on Charlotte in the past!

Edited People – Natural Disaster

Leeds based act Edited People will drop Natural Disaster on 2nd September. The song is about feeling like you’re not enough and is actually really quite emotive, it boats some punchy lyrics sung with conviction by a very talented leading lady. The lyrics are accompanied by some pretty mellow synths which pair perfectly with the vocals and are rounded off with some on point production so the track as a whole makes for a stunning piece of alt-pop.

Kosmonauts – What Did You Expect

Manchester based band Kosmonauts have smashed it with this absolute killer of a track released on 31st July. Somewhere between Catfish and Courteeners, Kosmonauts are pouncing onto the indie scene with their latest single. Lyrically this one punches right in the gut, it features some honest and heartfelt verse “Never again will I trust my gut, never again will I be so naïve” is one most can relate to in some capacity. The punchy lyrics are accompanied by some gorgeous guitar work and an anthemic chorus that oozes stadium impact! You can see exactly why they have already had the opportunity to work with some big industry names.

Alleyways – Rude

Released on 08th August Rude is the latest one from Leeds based band ‘Alleyways’ and is bright and summery synth-pop track.  It’s very well written with catchy lyrics that you’ll soon be singing along to, it’s a little too heavy on the auto tune for my taste if I’m being honest but I really like the instrumentals on the track – especially the saxophone which works really well and makes it feel really fresh and quite unique.