Quick Fire Reviews: June Edition
SpotlightUK have already reviewed some pretty incredible new releases this month, but there is always more that we think have earned a place on your playlists as soon as possible to make your summer listening complete.
Ten Eighty Trees – Stop Asking
Release Date 8/6/2018
With their debut single ‘Feral’ still ringing in our ears, the Newcastle trio's follow up banger ‘Stop Asking’ does not need to hide behind its predecessor. Lead singer Nathans’s pitch-perfect vocals reach mind-blowing heights that give their ferocious heavy rock riffs a real edge. Ten Eighty Tree’s sheer talent for writing fiercely ear-busting tracks with a catchy sing-along chorus is now undeniable, so stop asking yourself if you should give this track a spin, the answer is 100 percent yes!
Ghost Signals – Hectoring
Release Date 4/6/2018
Despite their goth-rock appearance, Ghost Signals continue to reach far beyond the niche of a single genre, a move that has made them gain new fans in droves in recent months. With glistening rock riffs and melodic drum beats there is a captivating allure that is further heighten when frontman Rick’s richly echoing vocals drill the track’s chorus deep into your brain taking it hostage, and we don’t mind one bit.
A fantastic bounce-along pop-punk anthem that is anything but menacing.
Ground Culture – Derailed
Release Date 1/6/2018
Newcastle post-hardcore band GroundCulture have been grafting away, building a fierce reputation and steadily increasing their fanbase far beyond their hometown. Roaring vocals, intensely ferocious riffs and volatile melodies that twist and turn are all instant trademarks that all come together in their track ‘Derailed’. Released as part of their self-titled 6-track debut EP showcasing the incredible spectrum of this heavy genre of rock that most certainly deserves its place in the rapidly growing ranks of North East acts to watch out for.
Baltic – Bleak
Release Date 08/06/2018
With youthful energy and enthusiasm, 4-piece rockers Baltic present their latest single ‘Bleak’, which, despite its title has a rather infectious summery feel. An intro of frantic riff-raffing guitars sets the scene for witty and observant lyrics imparting tales of youthful trials and tribulations. The track’s light hearted indie beats swiftly fill your head, leaving you to jive and smile with no care in the world.
Palm Beach – I Don’t Like You
Release Date 30/5/2018
The second release from Palm Beach's debut EP UNO, ‘I Don’t Like You’ stays true to the duo’s fast-paced surf-rock style that is the perfect soundtrack for your summer. Heart-break and melancholy permeates its lyrics making them candidly poignant. Yet they’re quickly overthrown by wildly rhythmic drum beats and guitar riffs that will have you boogying unashamedly and wholeheartedly indulging in this 60’s rock n roll revival.
I don't like it, I LOVE it!
Sam Fender – Leave Fast
Release Date 14/6/2018
The North East's pride and joy strikes again, this time with a much more subdued ballad in this homage to Sam Fender's hometown of North Shields. Soulful vocals once again effortlessly capture his view of the world, this time much closer to home than ever as he takes you on a journey down the solemn streets of a northern town that, despite its lost souls and apparent gloom, holds many precious memories.
Throwing the ultimate question to any young adult’s mind: leave fast or stay forever.
A little masterpiece that grows and grows with every listen.