There’s realism in the verses, poetic honesty that feels poignant and heart-breaking in its depth, but there’s ultimately a clear sense of possibility in the hook and the overall concept.
Rod Black promises reflective, optimistic writing, and a voice that sounds naturally connected to this genre and the feelings of the song. It’s country for sure, but with a twist of fresh identity.
Think of a stripped-back Stones performances with an edge of Eddie Vedder’s acoustic days, only this is Dan Cody – paving his own way, getting vulnerable, truthful, and deeply human in his search for answers.
Lay all your Wisdom on Me offers a diverse musicality and a welcomed series of stories that venture out a little further than the self.
“I always picture my characters in an American town, bar, coffee house, highway. It kind of frees my imagination up a bit more plus place names in America can be cool. My song The Last Train from Baltimore just would not be the same if I had called it The Last Train from Grimsby or Macclesfield.”
Introducing a soul-funk explosion with a brilliantly topical, uplifting undertone – Patrick Ames rebrands his sound once again with this collaborative new project; freshly crafted throughout a tumultuous 2020.
Story-telling that feels partly folk-like and partly pop-punk ready, Serotonin blends genres in a natural manner, and ultimately winds up feeling like a pop-rock classic of timeless, memorable quality.
Wonderfully seductive in its soulful take on uncertainty and acceptance in love and indeed life itself. Another winner of a single from the one and only Maypo Deluxe
Bright and multi-layered pop-rock meets with a surprisingly humble, tired and almost emo-esque vocal lead throughout this new collection of originals from Lolitas Lovers.
Unafraid to highlight vulnerability, mistakes and a generally self-reflective manner of writing, Brandon weaves in an authentically emotive vocal lead to reinforce the heart and poetic intentions of the work.
Mighty vocals blending depth and relatability guide us into a rock warmth and conceptual vulnerability for this powerful, engaging new album from fellow Mancunian Rob Murphy.
So many stand-out lyrics crop up throughout the project, and thanks to beautiful melodies and natural, peaceful arrangements, these connect on a profound level.