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With the low-fi aura of The Vaccines enveloping Alex Turner-like bouts of lyrical self-deprecation, Don’t Play With Fire more than solidifies China Rats standing as the next big, stand-out indie darlings.
The first noticeable trait is the absence of bassist Kim Deal, who’s sugary backing vocals used to chime so brilliantly with the tortured howl of Black.
Birmingham’s Dead Sea Skulls feature a member of now defunct rock band Raven Vandelle and a lead singer who drums standing up whilst belting out their tunes.
With the recent revival and massive success of folk-influenced music, it would be easy to lump Fitz. together with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and Stornoway, but that would be such a mistake.
Only Shadows have made an EP that is a throw-back to the heyday of guitar bands when The Killers and Editors ruled the charts.
Love the new grunge revival that has been going down for a number of years now? Fade are the latest band to plug in and wig out with some chunky distortion.
Layers are a band for those that want to jump around and lose themselves in the music and they lead by example.
Wasted Generation is the brand new recording by Sopwith Snipe. Written and played solely by Tamworth’s Martin Reynolds, and recorded at Coventry’s Moonbase Studios.
‘Train Back’ is the first EP released by 16 year old singer-songwriter Tom Forbes.
The lyrics are humorous and playful; much like the instrumentation, which makes this EP fun, fresh and funky. The three F’s that make a very promising EP indeed.