RGM RECOMMENDS – WE REVIEW THIS WEEKS BEST TOP 5 LATEST SINGLES
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – WE’RE GONNA GET THERE IN THE END
Ahead of his UK arena tour, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds presents the latest single off his 2023 album, Council Skies. ‘We’re Gonna Get There In The End’ as an extremely uplifting track, accentuated by the horn sections that feature prominently.
The way that the vocals are presented here adds an encouragement to the audience, having an inclusive feeling which I’m sure will be reciprocated by the audiences of his upcoming live shows.
The message presented here is uplifting, but with some added poignancy. Noel’s unique vocals really help drive this home, with the quieter parts really pairing wonderfully with the louder, more powerful phrase that kicks off the chorus.
This is another brilliant showcase of an artist who has contributed so much to the world of music, in the UK and beyond. This song is proof that he continues to get better and better with every release.
Next up, from Uzbekistan, is indie rock band, NEEDSHES. Presenting their single, ‘Let Me Know’, an upbeat song with a hell of a lot of personality throughout it’s runtime.
First off is the very fun horn section that is then backed up by some accompanying vocals, imitating the horn section melody.
The vocals in general almost have a bit of a tongue and cheek feel to them, as the lyrical content in this song tell the story of a man who just can’t seem to catch a break.
Lyrically, and performatively, the verse provides the context to this story and evolves the narrative throughout the song. They are a great subversion to the very upbeat nature of the rest of the music.
The chorus vocals provide the hook and repeat the phrase in the song title, the protagonist pleading to finally be up on his luck.
This is an extremely fun song that is sure to have you moving!
Wolverhampton based Lions of Dissent present their neo-retro inspired track, ‘I Feel Nothing’. The song has a fairly laid back, yet funky vibe that can be enjoyed in many different environments.
The bass riff present in the verse cuts through the mix nicely and adds a solid backbone, leading nicely into a more open chorus that gives its components a chance to breathe. This is backed up by some effective guitar lead that compliments the chorus vocal nicely.
Personally, I wish the song contained another element within it’s runtime, as I feel like the song ends quite abruptly. The outro doesn’t really add much more to the song, as it seems to be missing something that would make the song truly great, such as another chorus or some kind of additional melody to play out on. The first half is definitely the strongest part.
Following up the release of their debut EP ‘Mojo’, Champ Kind bring with them their latest single ‘Centipede’, a song that carries with it some of the attitude of the grunge era.
The fuzzy guitar riff that repeats throughout the majority of the track is a great hook that instantly presents the song as a more memorable one.
The whole song has a really nice sense of progression, with the vocals and each instrument becoming more and more pronounced the longer the song plays. A touch I really like are the clean chords playing over the ‘chorus’, giving a nice juxtaposition to the more dirty, grungy sound.
The outro is the peak of the song, with each component really going all out, showcasing a fantastic burst of energy.
Slowing things down a little, is Euan Blackman’s upcoming single ‘The Last One’.
One of the first things that grabs you are the intricacies in the detail of this songs production. Effect heavy guitars that take off a bit of the high end off and give the softly sung vocals a chance to carry the song forward.
This is definitely a more ethereal listening experience, the vocals hide plenty of soul within their delivery, the chorus harmonies really adding a layer that completes the sound in this section.
The guitar effects sound almost otherworldly, straddling a fine barrier between guitar and synth that really backs up this notion. Everything blends beautifully in the mix and really brings the easy in easy listening.
An emotive track that I can’t wait to listen to more and more.