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.
Gorgeously crafted, in short – a collection that feels like a timeless album of classics.
Forever unpredictable in concept, with a musical familiarity but an equally unexpected arrangement in most cases – hooks that reach out with light in the darkness, instrumentals that connect honestly to the lyrics.
Indie songwriter Gliffo returns with another classic pop-rock anthem, this time designed and dedicated to inspiring a sense of self-optimism and empowerment.
Benjamin Andrews revels in the moment beautifully, and this gives the song the authenticity it needs to really move an audience.
Mystery Math have made this from a place of contemplation, and it finely accompanies precisely this act for those who choose to step in.
An ever-passionate alt-rock outfit Eonian bring through a beautifully melodic anthem of a track from their 2020 album.
Pop-punk vocals and an organic pop-rock set-up meet with somewhat country-esque song-writing for this heartfelt, nostalgic new single from New York City’s The Night Years.
Perhaps now more than ever is a great time to reconsider and recount our blessings.
The whole thing feels like a nineties rock hit ready and waiting to be rediscovered – Ocean Colour Scene, The Stone Roses, Goo Goo Dolls; the warmth and emotion, the organic and crisp set-up.
Mystery Math take inspiration from what they know works and connects in music, and weave into this their own freely meandering energy and presence.
Superb musicianship really lights up the arrangement, making this post-four-minute single one of the most refreshing yet also nostalgic to emerge so far this year.