Semantics are a post-punk indie rock band from Birmingham, and they've released their debut self titled EP, which the four-piece had recorded over the course of 2015. Bridie Green (guitar), Josh RB (bass), Rob Lilley (vocals/guitar) and Simon Lees (drums) formed back in August 2014 and have since been crafting and defining their own sound. The result is this fantastic release which will stick in the heads of anyone who listens to it!
Ultraviolet EP - Dagny
Since featuring Dagny and her debut single 'I Say' back in 2014, she has gone on to create huge waves in the music industry. Dagny's performed at some big festivals and venues around Europe and has now released her EP 'Ultraviolet', 'Backbeat' is the lead single and has gained support from all over the place. Get ready to get infectious melodies and upbeat tunes stuck in your head...
The Valley - Ardyn
We shone the spotlight on Ardyn earlier in the year, and were lucky enough to see them live at Barn on the Farm too. We loved their debut EP 'The Universe' and we're now loving their latest single 'The Valley'. It's a dark and haunting song with a steady beat that that grows into a positively wavering chorus. We're excited to hear even more from this talented duo in 2017...
Through Your Hands - The White Raven
The White Raven were easily one of our favourite bands of 2015, and that has continued into 2016... So when we found out they were releasing a debut album, we got really excited. 'Through Your Hands' is a fantastic release full of stunning soundscapes, wonderful vocals and just genuinely great music. I've always loved this band for their ability to write incredible lyrics and piece them together with complimenting melodies, beats and riffs. Personal favourites are 'Wake Wait', 'Summon' and of course 'Keep'...
Let It Burn - Mavrick
After 2015's breakthrough single 'Remedy', the stage was set and now Mavrick releases his debut EP 'Atlantis'. Released on 7th October via Universal Music Sweden, it's already been playlisted on BBC Radio 6 in the UK. 'Let It Burn' is the lead single from the six track release and has already gained support from Noisey and Clash. This is a wonderful soul-filled electro pop sound and I'm loving it.
Get Recovered - April Towers
Electro pop duo, April Towers, recently released their new single 'Get Recovered'. A staple track in their live shows, it's 'about saying enough is enough. Time to sort this mess out.' They've just toured the UK, which included their biggest headline show to date at Koko. Their sound has evolved since we featured them, so be sure to give this one a listen!
China Doll - Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott is quickly becoming the master of charming, effortless electro-pop. Since his debut single 'Dead End Love Affair', he's snowballed and started making real waves in the world of music. His fresh take on nu-soul shows the skill and musicality Mark holds. 'China Doll' is yet another fantastic track, it's a slow jam that will have everyone grooving in one way or another.
'Should I?' - Henry Bateman
Last summer we reviewed Henry's debut album 'Take A Form', now he's releasing his next single 'Should I?'. Much like his previous album, it's a beautiful acoustic song with warm vocals and stunning lyrics; however, I feel like this track surpasses all Henry's released before. It's a step in the right direction, with added layers creating an atmosphere that pulls the listener in. I'm excited to hear even more from Henry!
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