Quick Fire Reviews: January Edition

Quick Fire Reviews: January Edition

New year, new tunes! January has been a busy month for newcomers and established artists alike from across the North East music scene, bringing us a mountain of new releases to enjoy and share with you.
We’ve also thrown in some tunes released whilst we’ve been busy over indulging over the Christmas period that we think you should definitely not miss out on!

Shamu - Eyes Are Wide
Released: 26th Jan 2018
Shamus’ multifaceted and enrapturing electro-rock sound has already firmly cemented itself in our hearts and new track 'Eyes are Wide' is once again proving the trio’s ability create music that can unleash a spectrum of emotions.
The teasingly slow intro is soon transformed into an uprising medley of synth, drum and guitars as front-man Jonathan enthrals with his eye-opening lyrics and vocals. The tranquil interlude allows for a moment of bliss before swirling riffs lead into the powerful guitar and drum finale. A whole lot of musical marvel squeezed into just over 5 minutes that we could easily listen to non-stop.

Tall Shaves - Breanna from Orillia
Released 5th Jan 2018
Acoustic folk duo Tall Shaves bring us this charming tale of a long-distance online romance. With its beautiful harmonies and heart-warming, witty lyrics this tune is guaranteed to make you smile whilst your heart is feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Peace Frog - Milky Tea
Released 1st Jan 2018
Taken from their maraca-shaking feel-good EP 'A Message For People At Home', Milky Tea is yet another prime example of Peace Frog’s ability to create a tune full of clever lyricism and exotic indie-rock rhythms. As comforting and uplifting as its namesake, we are not likely to grow tired of the summery vibes and soulful vocals of this track any time soon.
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Fever Days - Bored
Released: 26th Jan 2018
A thrilling hyper indie-rock sound that unashamedly dips into multitudes of genres to leave you bouncing off the walls. With its frenzied groove, unconventional sound effects and clever hip-hop-esque vocals, this debut track from Newcastle based Fever Days is anything but boring. Written and created solely by 18-year-old Oliver Green, 'Bored' shows huge potential that leaves us eager to hear more. 

Roxy Girls - Dangerous Driving
Released 28th Dec 2017
A fast and furious folk-punk tune with some manic musical influences and heaps of wit in its lyrics. However just as unpredicted as Roxy girls’ sound, Dangerous Driving comes to a crashing halt after just 01:05min making you wish the joy ride had lasted just a little longer.
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Pink Tide - Charlie
Released: 31st Dec 2017
Alt-rock trio Pink Tide present their debut single 'Charlie'. With its no-nonsense riffs, swaggering vocals and psychedelic vibes the track indulges in plenty of 90’s influences whilst retaining a fresh sound that marks a great start for the Middlesbrough band.

Tanx - Know Me Better
Released 27th Dec 2017
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Released as part of the bands debut 3-track EP of the same name, 'Know Me Better' is shoe-gaze indie tune that hides its dark and brooding lyrics behind sparkling guitar riffs, a nifty beat and soulful vocals that are hauntingly beautiful. Delicately balanced by upbeat rhythms and bluesy tones Hartlepool band Tanx have created a sound that distinctly sets them apart from the rest.

Giraffes - Drag Me Down
Released: 22nd Dec 2017
Teasing us with yet another deliciously dark rock tune ahead of the release of their new EP, Giraffe’s latest track 'Drag Me Down' will do just that in the most beautiful divine way.
Eerily gentle guitar and drum melodies lull you in as front-man Ollie’s bewitching lyrics hit you deep in the darkest part of your soul.

Dead Blue - Tenderstem
Released: 22nd Dec 2017
Newly formed Newcastle trio Dead Blue are here to kick-start you into a healthy new year with their veggie-inspired punk-pop ballad Tenderstem. Perhaps a bit “corny” but with a catchy chorus and witty lyrics that would turn some other bands green with envy.

You Are The Dead - Strangers
Released: 22nd Dec 2017
The tantalising electro-synth intro swiftly evolves into a much heavier space-age rock sound that is out in a world of its own. Obscured robotic vocals interlude the eclectic track at the halfway mark before heavy riffs and dance rhythms elevate this track created by the Whitley Bay duo back out into the stratosphere.
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Prize - Radio
Released: 13th Dec 2017
With immediately hooking rhythms and high-hitting vocals, Prize’s debut track 'Radio' is mightily impressive. And through memorable indie-rock chorus it’s got mainstream radio potential written all over it and sets our expectations very high for this newly emerging band from Newcastle.

You can check out these tracks and more in our ever growing recommended playlist below:

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