RGM RECOMMENDS – WE REVIEW THIS WEEKS BEST TOP 5 LATEST SINGLES
PAVÉ – LOVES ARCADE
PAVÉ, The Manchester based group, present a re-imagining of one of their older songs, ‘Loves Arcade’. It presents a slightly dreamy feel, thanks to the presence of reverberated guitars as well as a lead vocal that features a ton of depth in their performance.
The chorus and punchy and aggressive, in juxtaposition to the more relaxed introduction. This is thanks to a wall of heavy guitar, paired with an excellent vocal melody.
The singer showcases a strong, emotive voice that really shines through as the soul of this song, with some longer notes that showcase a great vocal ability.
Topped off with a simple, yet effective lead guitar part over the bridge, this is a song that one can definitely lose oneself in. I look forward to seeing what PAVÉ come up with in the future!
Next up is solo artist Magerison, with his latest single ‘Gift’. Something instantly noticeable with this song is the really crisp production, every instrument is crystal clear and is topped off by a smooth and soulful vocal.
The song provides some very laid back vibes, with some groovy drums and finger picked bass to add some more depth to the song overall. It also features a fantastically catchy hook in the chorus vocal, with some really nice uses of falsetto.
This is a song that you can’t help but want to move around to, definitely one to dance about to whilst you’re doing some cooking (or is that just me?).
The large ensemble of parts, effects and little licks on certain instruments really give the impression that the artist had a lot of fun recording this, providing an energy that really resonates with the listener.
Liverpool based sextet, Red Rum Club, bring with them their insanely memorable single ‘Godless’. Right away the listener can hear a cinematic influence, seemingly inspired by some of Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti Western scores.
This is all complimented by a fast paced indie track that is sure to bring in many new fans, especially as it also holds within it some strong UK festival vibes, sure to be a crowd favourite.
The ‘galloping’ drums really help keep up the momentum of the song, even in the more laid back middle 8, it still keeps up the pace. Clear and concise in it’s structure, it feels like it is over before you know it.
The main melody at the end of the song is a great way to finish and leave a lasting impression, though I wish that it went on for another couple of bars! Oh well, guess I need to press play again.
KickBoy, the London based five piece present their spooky new single ‘Vision Shakes’. I say spooky, because the dissonant guitar that lingers in the introduction gives this song a more edgy feel, bringing about some 80s gothic style undertones.
The songs commitment to this sound with it’s instrumentation, eerie vocals, and creepy ambience really succeed in giving it another-worldly sound, making it’s Halloween-esque themes really shine through.
This track also brings with it a certain quirkiness that sounds very ‘London’ in it’s influence. Music like this is a strong representation of a music scene quite simply like no other, and captures it’s energy perfectly.
Give this one a listen if you dare, you won’t regret it.
Finally, we arrive at Dutch metal outfit, ObnoXiouS. ‘Last Stand’ is a fast paced throwback to metal fans young and old. Featuring some powerful riffs, aggressive vocals and technical drums to boot.
The guitar tone used here sounds meaty and brings in with it a wall of sound that really emphasises and highlights the quality of the bands playing.
I also really enjoy the vocal style of this song, I just wish that lyrically I could hear a little more through the mix, as they are a little too quiet at times.
The skill of the band really shines around halfway through the song, following an evil bassline that I’m always going to be a sucker for. Of course, a song like this would not be complete without a face melting solo, this one being the star of the show for me personally.