Track of the week

Bare Roots – ‘Always’


Bare Roots are back with a touching new release ‘Always’. The Newcastle based band have had a packed festival season and recently signed a publishing deal…

With a sound that combines 80s soundscapes with 90s soulful rock and roll, Bare Roots are constantly bringing something new to the table. ‘Always’ is a number that exhibits the band’s signature sound but it is cast in a softer light than previous releases ‘Ride The Wave’ and ‘Away Too Long‘

Lyrically, ‘Always’ is a touching ode to frontman Ant Francis’ mother. Of the song Francis explains “The track discusses the struggles of growing up in a single-parent household. 

“The track was first written a few years ago while was still living at my Mum’s house and on reflection, the track uncovers me realising she isn’t superhuman. She has dealt with an extreme amount over the years and this song recognises that.” 

Catch Bare Roots live soon  at Surf Cafe, Tynemouth on August 29th, Press Club. 

James Leonard Hewitson – ‘Deader’


James Leonard Hewitson has released a new video for his track ‘Deader’. It magnifies present day anxieties and has one of the catchiest choruses we’ve heard so far this year…

Sonically ‘Deader’ is an indie anthem with all of the trimmings including euphorically scuzzy guitars and an undeniable singalong quality. In stark contrast the lyrics tell another story. Leonard Hewitson explained to The Line of Best Fit “I wrote the chorus in a really instant, uninterrupted way one unemployed birthday.”

I was lacking meaning in whatever I was trying to do in life and felt it appropriate at that point to take stock of my privileges, laugh at my normcore dress sense and make some sort of pledge to myself to try and do something better.” 

Catch James Leonard Hewitson live in the glorious North East with an upcoming appearance at Last Train Home festival, Darlington.

The Pale White – ‘Unnatural’


The Pale White can’t seem to do any wrong. Their latest single ‘Unnatural’ is an unflinching slice of rock’n’roll that packs a punch…

The new track was produced by Jolyon thomas who has worked with some of British alt-rock’s heaviest hitters. Think the likes of Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Royal Blood. Impressive stuff indeed!

On ‘Unnatural’, The Pale White take on a particularly gritty demeanor. 

Frontman Adam Hope states “Unnatural’ is a song framed through the eyes of a sociopath’s worldview and unwaveringly confident mindset. It’s the most straight-up a slice of rock n roll we’ve ever unleashed, and we will be playing it nice and loud on our UK tour this autumn.” 

Michael Gallagher – ‘Gone’


‘Gone’ is the latest single from Hartlepool indie rocker Michael Gallagher, released ahead of his Newcastle headline show this month!

‘Gone’ is all an upbeat indie track should be, filled with jangly guitar riffs, melodic flairs and an infectious chorus. This one is definitely a track you’ll be sticking on repeat for months after you hear it!

The first release since Michael’s self-titled debut EP dropped in April this year, ‘Gone’ shows that the Hartlepool native is continuing to refine his sound and climb his way up the local ladder.

With a string of live shows and festival appearances already under his belt this year, Michael is set to give one of his biggest performances to date when he comes to Newcastle at the end of this month. Catch him headlining Think Tank? Underground on 27th July!

The Futureheads – ‘Good Night Out’


‘Good Night Out’ is a part of the second 2019 release from Sunderland’s finest, The Futureheads. It’s part of a double A-side ‘Good Night Out’ / ‘Listen, Little Man!’…

‘Good Night Out’ is an easy pleaser for fans of the band and/ or anyone who loves their indie music with a side of delicious 00s nostalgia. 

While this is the first year the band have released new music since 2012, their new material maintains their signature sound and shows that The Futureheads are a tighter outfit than ever before. 

To see The Futureheads live in the North East, catch their next hometown gig at Bonded Warehouse, Sunderland on 4th September. 

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