Track of the week

Cattle & Cane – Mexico


Cattle & Cane have and epic new track, ‘Mexico’. The track sees the Hammil siblings and Co. in top form, poised to take on the world when their next album ‘Navigator’ comes out…

The tune was produced by Pete Hammerton (Kylie minogue, Wandering Hearts). Of the collaboration, co-lead singer Joe states “For the first time ever, we took a step back last year and actually thought about how Cattle & Cane should sound and where we want to take it”

“Being in a band isn’t always easy and sometimes it can take some time to find your way, but this is undoubtedly the most excited we’ve ever been about sharing new music” he adds.

“We’ve always been ambitious,” explains Helen, “but I think locking ourselves away with Pete [Hammerton] for the last few months has enabled us to create some songs that really justify our ambition” she adds.

For a band that have already received airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Beats Radio and have shared stages with names such as Tom Odell, Brian Wilson, Stereophonics and Lewis Capaldi, Cattle & Cane are sure to realise some lofty ambitions.

Check them out live at Tyne Theatre & Opera House on 8th November.

Llovers – Coming Loose


Llovers fill the atmosphere with sweet synthy sounds on ‘Coming Loose’ their latest track. On it the band grapple with relatable relationship anxieties…

Llovers have had a strong output of tracks over the last couple of years. ‘Coming Loose’, their first release through newly launched label Think Tank? Records, shows that the band are continuing to improve.

The track is comparable to The 1975 and even Tame Impala with the synth heavy, psychedelic vibes presented. It’s the perfect upbeat indie pop to see you through all of the highs of festival season. Speaking of- make sure you catch Llovers this summer at Wasteland or Hardwick Live.

Bare Roots – Away Too Long


‘Away Too Long’ by bare roots not only harkens back to the golden age of rock and roll but also reminds us that nothing beats a well written tune with a belting, anthemic chorus…

‘Away Too Long’ can be viewed as a distilled version of what Bare Roots are all about. The band’s vocalist Anthony Francis explains “We’ve had Away Too Long for a while now and we’re excited to put it out there.

“We work hard on our tunes and it’s all we do. We’ve focused on the art of songwriting and music production so that we can offer the listener something truly homegrown.”

Bare Roots recently performed to a sold out crowd at Think Tank? Underground for their debut gig and they also gave a stellar performance at Hit The North at the start of May. The band are playing at This Is Tomorrow on Friday 24th May alongside Foals, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six and more.

Fever Days – I See Through It


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


‘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.

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