Track of the week

Spell Token – Goldfish

09/11/2018

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?

02/11/2018

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.

The Pale White -End of Time

26/10/2018

The Pale White keep teasing us ahead of the release of their new EP ‘Take Me to the Strange.’ Their latest way of doing so is through new single drop ‘End of Time’…

‘End Of Time,’ is another sweltering track from the Newcastle three piece. It showcases their signature sound but it’s packaged up as what might be their best sing along yet. That chorus will not be leaving our heads any time soon!

Frontman Adam Hope elaborated on the role this track plays on the upcoming EP.

“End of Time” is the closing track from the EP, and the second single we’’ve chosen to share. It was pretty difficult to pick a second single from the EP, as we love all the tracks on it. People should listen to it in full, start to finish, and go for the ride.”

Celebrate the upcoming release in style when The Pale White play Northumbria Institute on 8th December. Limited tickets remain so you might want to secure yours ASAP.

 

Dylan Cartlidge – Wishing Well

15/10/2018

‘Wishing Well,’ is a party starter from Dylan Cartlidge that has secured himself a slot as our Track of the Week…

With the new single and freshly announced UK Headline tour, Cartlidge has so much going for him at the minute. ‘Wishing Well,’ shows why the Redcar based artist is worth paying attention to in the coming months. The track is energetic, distinctive and a bona fide earworm.

In an interview with NME (yes you read that correctly!) Dylan talked about the track.

“‘Wishing Well’ is a song where, if you just want to listen to it and groove out, you can – I think it’s a groovy track – but also it has themes of self-discovery, admitting doubt, but not letting too many outside influences crowd your judgement.”

Be sure to catch Dylan Cartlidge on his latest tour. He has dates at Newcastle’s Think Tank? on 29th November and another at Sunderland Independent the following day.

 

Palma Louca – Free Float

05/10/2018

As we get into October, the month of all things supernatural, Palma Louca have a hauntingly gorgeous new song ‘Free Float.’ We’ve summoned it up as our Track of The Week…

‘Free Float’ sounds how you imagine it would from the title alone. Joe Norton’s vocals float above an ambient, sparse soundtrack made possible by the rest of the Palma Louca boys. (These are guitarists Richard Norton and Dan Tiplady, bassist Andrew Thompson and drummer David Chambers).

The pool of artists you can hear hints of is as diverse as it is impressive: Foals, Soundgarden and Jeff Buckley.

If you’re a fan of ‘Free Float’ the band have a whole EP on the way soon! You can also catch them at Tynemouth Surf Cafe on 3rd November. They will be joined by Mayfare, Dead Rabbit and Mr Comfortable.

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