Track of the week

Fever Days – I See Through It

01/04/2019

Fever Days have quickly become part of the North East’s most exciting crop of new bands. Their second single ‘I See Through It’ is the ultimate infectious bop and you’ll want to add it to your playlist immediately…

The playful track has the perfect balance of funk, pop and indie, not to mention a few surprise harmonies thrown in for good measure. The song itself is about the ever-pressing issue of how people present themselves on social media.

Of the track, frontman Oli Green states “I’m very excited to release this track. Thematically I think ‘I See Through It’ is one of my favourite songs I’ve written.”

‘I See Through It’ sounds just as great when the band perform it live. Luckily Fever Days will be doing just that when they play Hit The North this year. The inner city festival, which takes place in Newcastle on 5th May 2019, features over 100 acts. Tickets are on sale now.

Joe Ramsey – Stop & Start

22/03/2019

‘Stop & Start’ is the new single from Joe Ramsey. The Teesside based singer-songwriter has created a sepia toned love song for people getting mixed signals from their significant other…

Ramsey’s lyrics are brought to life with warm acoustic guitars and wholesome vocals. The track evokes music by singer-songwriter favourites such as Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Ben Howard. If you’re a fan of either then make sure you keep an eye out for Joe.

You can catch Joe Ramsey live at Beyond Vinyl for Record Store Day on 13th April. Alternatively he’ll be performing at two fantastic North East Festivals over the next few months. These are Stockton Calling on 20th April and Hit The North, Newcastle on 5th May.

Bare Roots – Ride The Wave

15/03/2019

Bare Roots are a band new band hailing from Newcastle who have just burst onto the scene with their debut single ‘Ride The Wave’…

‘Ride The Wave’ is a delight, bringing together 80s rock soundscapes with a soulful rock and roll edge popularised by bands in the 90s. 

The track is a statement of intent with lyrical content based on the personal experiences of frontman Anthony Francis in a previous job role. Many people will be able to relate to the track if they have ever felt dissatisfied with an unrewarding 9-5 role.

Despite this, the song has an upbeat, epic sound that acts as a hopeful silver lining. There are plenty of chances for you to see this exciting new band in the coming months. Festival wise, this year Bare Roots will appear at Stockton Calling, Hit The North and Friday at This Is Tomorrow. 

 

PLAZA – ‘Hold’

01/03/2019

PLAZA return with ‘Hold’, another sweeping tour de force from the Hartlepool “post-indie” band…

‘Hold’ is atmospheric and brooding from the off. The track has ruminative lyrics and includes the band’s signature innovative sound that seamlessly combines shoegaze and math rock.

PLAZA have kicked off their live performances for 2019 with support slots for A Festival, A Parade and The Pale White.

The band recently announced that their next big live outing will be at Stockton Calling on Saturday 20th April. Make sure you catch them perform ‘Hold’ and other brilliant tracks.

Reali-T – Billz 2 Pay

25/02/2019

Instead of bragging about how much chains or cars cost, rapper Reali-T offers up a refreshingly honest and relatable money story on ‘Bills 2 Pay’. For this reason it gets our Track Of  The Week slot…

We’ve all been there at least once, rent and bills have all gone out, payday feels like an eternity away and to make matters worse you’re too skint for that big night out you’ve been eyeing up.

‘Bills 2 Pay’ sees Reali-T facing these anxieties head on with his usual savvy lyricism. The addictive track, which appears on the North East based rapper’s recent mixtape ‘Life Bars… Fam’ has gained extra traction lately thanks to its new music video.

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