Quick Fire Reviews: July Edition
The summer continues to sizzle and burn, and so are the new releases that have been gracing our ears over the last few weeks.
Check out our Quick Fire Reviews of the best new tracks from North East acts below:
The Old Pink House - Heart’s Beat
Released 27th July
Ahead of the release of their debut EP 'Expectations', and their big headline show on the 18th August, The Old Pink House have dropped this slowly twisting and hypnotising ballad to get our anticipation growing even higher. Deeply hitting vocals and synth-driven melodies grow steadily throughout before leaving you completely wrapped around it’s little tuneful finger. A powerful beat of the heart!
Mayfare - Better Days
Released 24th July
If you’re having a bad day, then this new tune by the North East’s most upbeat Indie outfit Mayfare will certainly turn it around for the better. From the first sparkling riff and driving beat you just wanna dance to the captivating rhythm as frontman Adam’s striking vocals beguile you to wait for those better days. These Whitley Bay lad’s just can’t do wrong and we love it.
Read our full review here:
Great Waves - Haircut
Released: 13th July
With punchy riffs, lush vocal harmonies and lyrics that say it like it is, Great Waves’ new indie-rock track Haircut is taking us one step closer to finding true happiness. Forget fancy clothes and shed loads of money, this candid tune by the loveable five-piece will make you rock out and groove along with a smile on your face. What more could you possibly want?
Michael Gallagher - All Night
Released: 17th July
Trademark indie-rock grooves and uniquely gravely vocals make 'All Night' an instant toe-tapper that is hard to get out of your head. Relatable themes of late night fights with the one you love make this a superbly impressive release by youthful Hartlepool singer-songwriter Michael Gallagher and his talented band.
Deep.Sleep - Orange English Sun
Released 25th June
This ultimate summer anthem by Newcastle’s indie four-piece Deep.Sleep has been an instant favourite since it’s release thanks to its memories of adolescent days spent at the beach and a super catchy chorus.
Check our full review here:
The Escapades - Stay
Released: 17th July
Capturing the essence of the perfect indie anthem, this latest track by the Escapades would not sound out of place as part of the set of festival headline act. With plenty of clever tempo changes, mighty riffs and a bouncing chorus that has to be sung along to at full pelt, 'Stay' proves how much potential this newly emerging Newcastle band pack. Mark our words!
Photography: The Old Pink House: Alex Robson