RGM RECOMMENDS- WE REVIEW THIS WEEKS BEST TOP 5 LATEST SINGLES
RED RUM CLUB – UNDERTAKER
Everyone’s favourite spaghetti North-Western Scousers are back, not only with a single but a tour and brand-new album too. ‘Undertaker,’ is taken from Red Rum Club’s upcoming fourth album ‘Western Approaches,’ which comes out in early 2024. And if that wasn’t enough, the Liverpudlians will also be taking on the 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena as the final date of their tour.
Working with producer Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Courteeners) on this new era is immediately recognisable, with the extra splash of indie pop hooks and melodies within ‘Undertaker.’ Hints of synth and a rocking bassline carry the song through this dreamscape that Red Rum Club always capture so well in their songs.
Having caught them at Y Not Festival this summer, Red Rum Club certainly live up to being one of the best live bands on the scene right now, and if ‘Undertaker,’ is anything to go by, it’s clear Red Rum Club are still very much on that upwards trajectory.
A prodigy of Manchester’s underground scene, Chris Bridgett is set to release his highly anticipated debut single ‘The Deep End.’ Alt pop meets poignant guitars to create this dark and mysterious track.
With ‘The Deep End,’ you can immediately tell that Bridgett is a veteran of this music scene. A blend of rock undertones and pop melodies makes this track such an interesting listen that it’s practically impossible to only listen once.
Having taken three years to write, Bridgett is leaving it up to the listeners to decide what the song is about, as he is doing himself. The haunting vocals tie the whole thing together into this deep and dark track, one which really lives up to its title.
Bradford band turned activists Drella are showing no signs of slowing down, especially with their latest offering ‘Nothing To Lose.’ Protesting against police violence, ‘Nothing To Lose,’ makes you want to get behind everything the alt- rockers are saying.
Raw vocals and gritty basslines make up this astounding cacophony of noise. The bridge has been written perfectly to be played live, and I can just picture the mosh pits right now. Building and building towards the end, it’s three minutes of pure punk infused goodness.
Alongside releasing ‘Nothing To Lose,’ Drella are also heading out on a 5 date UK tour, meaning it won’t be long until you get to hear this one live!
Right from the first note, Silverfish had me hooked on their latest single ‘Bored.’ Sun- soaked riffs meet a soft, raw vocal to create this tender yet upbeat indie pop track. It’s only the Leeds 4- piece’s second single, but it sounds incredibly mature.
‘Bored,’ almost leads you into a false sense of security. It starts off all slow and harmless before escalating into this emotional crescendo, lending itself perfectly to the lyrics describing relationship struggles.
To me, this track sounds exactly on the path of all those indie pop bands we know and love. If anyone else is missing festival season as much as me, I’d give this one a spin and you’ll instantly be transported back to those fields, pint in hand.
‘Hole In The Sky,’ is the final single released from West Midlands based Black Bear Kiss’ debut album. An upbeat, riffy rock tune, it’s easy to see why the band pride themselves on their ‘high energy’ performances.
Following the passing of founder Rob Jones, the band took some time out before continuing to and releasing their self-titled album. ‘Hole In The Sky,’ takes a bit of a laidback approach to start with, the guitars driving the song forward.
A break in the song leaves the opportunity for the song to grow and grow. Headed by a deep bassline, the track nears the end with a passionate vocal and that consistent rock feel that we hear throughout.