Track of the week

James Leonard Hewitson – ‘Deader’

02/08/2019

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’

30/07/2019

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’

19/07/2019

‘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’

12/07/2019

‘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. 

Vandebilt- ‘Pushing Through’

28/06/2019

Vandebilt’s second single ‘Pushing Through’ is a zany electro pop tune that has well and truly put the Sunderland quartet on our radar…

Vandebilt’s music sounds like a sonic hybrid of Hot Chip and Two Door Cinema club- a pretty sweet spot to be hitting by our standards. While debut single ‘Dream In Colour’ offers a more laid back vibe, ‘Pushing Through’ raises the tempo up a notch.

Multi-instrumentalist band member Jordan Miller explained to Vents Magazine ‘We wanted to write a track that hits you and then it hits you again. It’s honest and angry and intense. It’s about showing how brave vulnerability can be. Despite all the shit, as people we can still push through. I didn’t realise it at the time but I wrote it to myself.”

Next time you can catch the band live is at The Cluny on 19th July!

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