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Native Kings- Sound of Victory
The Sound of Victory is an apt title of the latest single by Liverpudlian trio Native Kings, because if they keep writing songs like this one then they will be on to a winner. The song has a lot to offer, a catchy guitar hook, a big pop punk chorus, inspirational lyrics and an incredibly tight rhythm section which gives it a funky undertone. Expect to be involved in a mass sing along at festivals when this come on.
Coco- Big N Serious
Sheffield native Coco recently has just the video for his song Big n Serious. The beat in the verse, the production is done by fellow Sheffielder Toddla T, is minimal allowing Coco’s vocal to come across strong. Teaming that with the unforgettable repetition in the chorus creates a big tune. Coco is a very talented MC and is definitely one to look out for in the near future, proving that the grime scene is alive and thriving outside of London.
Still Parade- Walk in the Park
Created by Berlin born songwriter and producer Niklas Kramer, Still Parade are back with new single Walk in the Park. Normally folk songs are stuck in the past, trying to recreate the glory days of Dylan and Baez. But the production by Kramer brings this sound firmly in to 2016. Simple drums, a smooth bassline and sound great guitar work centred around a wispy vocal immerses the listener in a spring afternoon taking a stroll.
The Teen Age- Glade Dreams
New York Rockers The Teen Age have showcased Glade Dreams from their new EP Bad Seed which is released on Friday. Their sound is a mixture of garage rock meeting 1970’s rock. Imagine The Strokes and The Clash teaming up, sounds good doesn’t it. Throw in a use of repetition reminiscent of The Ramones and you’ve got Glade Dreams.
Oracle North- Underzone
The four piece from Sweden unveil their latest single Underzone, it’s Martin Hannett style production and post punk tones bring to mind an obvious comparison. Electronic blips and layered hooks, it all equates to a dark industrial sound that reflects their strong Factory Records influence. Haunting vocals and stunning synth, work over the new order esc beats and Sumner style guitar.