RGM RECOMMENDS- THIS WEEKS BEST TOP 5 LATEST SINGLES
LISSY TAYLOR- MINDS A RIOT
Self-confessed ‘Indie Rock Girl’ Lissy Taylor has released her latest single ‘Minds A Riot,’ a track which fits seamlessly into the direction the indie rock scene is taking in the moment.
The high energy, heavy intro sets us up for a slower verse before emerging into a catchy chorus It feels as if the song builds and builds until the very end and is absolutely jam packed. The Stoke singer’s voice compliments the instrumentals incredibly well, unbelievably confident and the perfect tone for such an indie rock tune.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, ‘Minds A Riot’ is about the chaotic energies of everyday life, and the fast pace of the track really showcases this.
Originally from Sydney, Australia and now residing in London, Abbey Frances’ third single ‘Ants,’ is a three-dimensional indie rock tune, taking influences from jazz and hip-hop as well.
The Aussie three piece is fronted by singer Abbey, and there’s nothing I love more than an indie rock track fronted by a powerful female voice. Pair this with the western- inspired guitar riffs and forceful drums and you have yourself this incredible melting pot of a song.
It’s clear to see why this is a fan favourite, and Abbey Frances’ songs include lyrical metaphors to create a seamless blend of storytelling and music.
EUAN BLACKMAN- THE BALLAD OF A BROKEN MACHINE (29/09/23)
‘The Ballad of a Broken Machine’ is the second track from Liverpudlian alt-folk artist Euan Blackman’s second EP. A twist on a classic love song, Blackman combines a wistful dreamscape with soft storytelling to create such a beautiful track.
There’s just something about the reverb- drenched guitars and acoustics in the track which creates such a nostalgic and emotional tone to it, and Blackman has managed to capture the narrative so well within the dreamy notes.
Taking influence from bedroom pop too, the whole track was written, recorded, mixed and produced in his bedroom, and it’s the perfect track for those rainy days.
Straight from the off, it’s clear Northern Hospitality’s new track is made for the fields. Anthemic, head-bopping and with heavy guitars, ‘Runaway Like Me,’ is everything an indie rock tune should be.
Punk infused vocals flow effortlessly throughout the track and paired with the catchy melodies; the track simply reverberates with influences from every angle.
The Hartlepool band have played a host of local festivals this year, as well as coming fresh from a support slot with Pete Doherty. With Northern Hospitality, something just feels right about them, and ‘Runaway Like Me’ is the perfect example of this.
Taken from his upcoming fifth album, ‘Calendar- Chapter II,’ ‘Travelling Song,’ is a collaboration between Richard Lomax (Granfalloon) and Lobelia Lawson.
The track opens with a sweet, soft plucking melody, almost reminiscent of those early spring days, before Lomax carries the song with his folk vocals, which sound straight from eras past. Wispy lyrics and a psychedelic undertone make ‘Travelling Song,’ something which wouldn’t sound out of place in a fairy-tale world.
The track feels like a warm hug for your ears and definitely something I could listen to over and over again without getting the slightest bit bored.