Track of the week

Holly Rees – Stick Around


Holly Rees is a shining beacon of calmness on her new single ‘Stick Around’, which is especially useful in the face of any pre-Christmas chaos. For this reason it has bagged our track of the week…

The song is a classic singer songwriter effort done well. It features no one but Rees with her sweet vocals and her guitar.

The relaxing but slightly melancholy tone of the song evokes early Damien Rice and it’s nothing short of Blissful to listen to.

Holly is certainly one of the North East’s most promising acoustic acts. This year she has been a feature in local festivals like Hit The North and Evolution Emerging.

Her final show of 2018 takes place tonight (7th December) at Think Tank? Underground. It will be her first show with a full band, The Breakfast Club. Support comes from Picnic and Matt Dunbar. 

Club Paradise – Sugar


Those with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist ‘Sugar’ by Club Paradise, our latest track of the week…

Club Paradise first came to our attention with ‘Brother’, their emphatic debut single. ‘Sugar’ is similar to its predecessor, in that it possesses a strong sense of drama and energy.

However, it does exactly what a sophomore single should, increasing the momentum and intrigue surrounding the act, who dub themselves “The best band you’ve never heard of”.

On the new single, Club Paradise synthesise a broad range of influences. Musical features such as Daft Punk-esque vocoders and alternative rock vocals co-exist surprisingly well.

If you want to uncover more about Club Paradise come and see them play Think Tank? Underground on December 6th for the official ‘Sugar’ launch party!  

NE Dons – No Problem


‘No Problem (Feat. Reali-T)’ by NE Dons is our latest track of the week. Once again the Newcastle based duo push the boundaries of grime and deliver with infectious energy…

NE Dons first introduced the song on their ‘Nang’ EP released back in September. It’s similar enough to previous single ‘Pick N Mix’ to prove that the outfit have a catchy, fully established sound for this era of their career.

However, it’s different enough to avoid falling into the trap of monotony. This is thanks to the slightly slower tempo which adds to the menacing tone and the more defined structure courtesy of collaborator Reali-T’s refrain.

Check out the track and its brand new video below…

Spell Token – Goldfish


An enigmatic new artist called Spell Token has just released his first full track, ‘Goldfish’. It’s pretty much the auditory equivalent of curling up with a mug of Hot Chocolate at the end of a long day…

It’s always exciting when something a bit different to the norm crosses our desks. Spell Token is just that. The new music project comes from Josh Ingledew, an active musician in the North East, playing with Shamu and James Leonard Hewitson (aka Talent Show).

‘Goldfish’ is a comforting swirl of sonic textures. Ingledew has taken it upon himself to do most of the instrumental legwork ( he contributes vocals, keys, guitars and bass). However, he has orchestrated a track also comprising of strings, woodwind, percussion and backing vocals.

If you’re intrigued to hear more from the artist then look out for his upcoming body of work ‘Perfect Present Tense’. It due on 15th November.


Fever Days – What’s your Problem?


Fever Days have been on a lot of people’s lips lately, from debuting at Evolution Emerging to stealing the show when Our Girl came to town. Finally those who haven’t seen them live can listen to their first single ‘What’s Your Problem’…

‘What’s Your Problem?’ is roughly three minutes of unadulterated catchy indie pop, simple as. It’s definitely one for fans of of acts like Declan McKenna, Circa Waves and Jamie T.

The tune is upbeat but the lyrics are rather angsty. Lead singer Oli Greene uses the track to encapsulate feelings of anxiety induced paranoia.

He defiantly tells his anxiety, or perhaps someone who seemingly has a problem with him, ‘try to take control of me but, I ain’t no crash test dummy.’

If you like what you’re hearing from Fever Days then come and check them out in Little Buildings on 8th November.

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