Quick Fire Reviews: October Edition
The days are getting shorter, but October is not short on awesome new tunes!
Check out our quick fire reviews of this month's best releases from artists across the North East.
The Old Pink House – Neck Deep
The cosmic four piece strike again with their latest release 'Neck Deep'; a bittersweet song that glimmers with melancholy vibes and riveting vocals. Add to that the band's trademark upbeat electronica, hooky guitar riffs and a chorus that is bound to stay in your head for days on end and you have yourself the perfect indie-pop banger.
Swine Tax – Feels Like
A fresh serving of captivating chaos-rock comes in the form of Swine Tax’s latest release: 'Feels Like'. With its blend of quirky sound effects and old school rock vibes, this track perfectly captures the Newcastle trio’s unique sound, which they have become renowned for as much as their boisterous live shows.
Plastic Thieves – Banausic
Packed with strung-out heavy guitar riffs and spine-tingling falsetto vocals it’s almost impossible not to compare Plastic Thieves’ sound to that of the likes of Muse. 'Banausic' is an absolute stunner of a rock anthem by the Newcastle three-piece band that will make you lose yourself in its dark atmosphere before leading you into an instinctive mosh-along during its epic finale.
Fletcher Jackson – Undine Beauty
Fletcher Jackson’s astonishingly unique voice leaves the listener awestruck when they hear his latest single 'Undine Beauty'. The intensity and passion from this Newcastle singer-songwriter increases even further during the incredibly catchy chorus, before this tune is stripped back to its barest for its incredible climax.
Plaza – Speak it
After a successful summer, and getting ready to head out on their own headline tour, Hartlepool’s grunge masters Plaza have released their latest track 'Speak It'. This dark rock tune delves into the depths of your mind before finding much needed relief within the powerful “Speak It” chorus trembling with deep riffs and rising drum beats.
Bruto – Meet my Enemies
Pop-punk powerhouse Bruto have just released their latest single and it packs a proper punch. Furious drum beats, deep riffs and a hostile chorus laced with a touch of pop sends a clear message that the Stockton four-piece are not to be messed with.
St. Buryan – Forget to Love
Gently harmonized vocals and rhythms ease you into the satisfyingly catchy beat of this straight up indie-pop track that will have you tapping along in no time. 'Forget to Love' may not be a whirlwind romance but we adore it for its satisfying riffs and lead-singer Ben’s stunning voice, declaring passionately: ”Let it never be said that love isn’t true”
Read our full review here.
Headclouds – Seen It Before
Headclouds have just released the follow up track to their gorgeous debut single 'Flowers' which promptly delivered a second helping of feel good vibes that are much needed during the quickly approaching the winter months. 'Seen It Before' has a rhythm that sits snugly between mellow and upbeat, whilst the glimmering guitar melodies and drum beats will make you feel as cosy as sitting in front a roaring fire with a hot chocolate.
Sam Fender – Start Again
The way Sam keeps putting out quality tune time and time again, it’s no wonder that he’s currently the talk of the Toon and far beyond.
His latest release 'Start Again' has an immediately hooking groove that stands out starkly against the pounding, riff-laden chorus.
Thanks to his powerful voice, Sam’s hard-hitting lyrics in this track turn into a beautiful gospel that add yet another layer to this skilfully crafted indie-pop song.
FEVA – Blind
With demos like 'Waiting Room' and 'Ain’t Nobody” already being firm favourites on our playlists, we are not surprised by high calibre of FEVA’s first official single: 'Blind'. It's an intensely broody rock track that hooks deep with its melodic riffs and ferocious drum beats.
Lead singer Sam’s signature quivering vocals only add to the alluring effect of the lyrics of this track: “I don’t see what it is you see”.
We can totally see all that’s right with this banging tune!