Broadcast date: 15th April
Band - Xeresa
Track - Raining on the Skyline feat Demi Haynes
Release number 81 on Brighton label Shore Dive Records is a re-issue of the debut Xeresa album.
Xeresa is a musical project based in Brighton ,UK fusing electronic beats, shoegaze sounds and guitar lines inspired by classical minimalist composers.
Each song was started as an instrumental track and then sent to a guest vocalist or musician to add their touch.
The album was originally released on a small independent american label back in 2017. It is not re-released , remastered by Greg Wilson of DKFM and expanded with outtakes and previous singles.
"highly inventive dream pop/minimalist project, stunning record, brilliant stuff" - 91% - albumoftheyear
"Electronic drums, angular guitars, dramatic strings and vocal lines bordering on heavenly " Strawberry Tongue Radio
"Beautiful spacey sounds" Loose Canons On 6 Town Radio
"An album of beautiful surprises. 8.5/10" Stand-Out Zine
"Indie-pop electronica with some obvious shoegaze hints" Noise Journal
here is the first single featuring Demi Haynes of Seashine:
Find Xeresa here:
TRACK: I A Fire
Third Lung, an Indie/Alt-Rock four-piece from Reading, are releasing their new single, I A Fire, on the 26th of March 2021. The band, consisting of Tom Farrelly (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Cams Jurasek (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Rob Jacques (Bass) & Sam Waugh (Drums), have decided to follow-up 2020 singles Meet The Sky, Desire, Nowhere Left To Hide and Falling Stone with the first track from their forthcoming EP Dialogues Of The Fatal Few.
The single is a celebration. A coming of age. A moment where we decide to no longer be a victim of our past and commit to realising Potential. To focus on our future. Lyrically, the song explores the friction that occurs internally when such an aim is set. We battle doubt, we confront our own demons and inner voices to strive forever on. With the lessons of yesterday fuelling tomorrow.
Third Lung’s sound is unique yet familiar
Dangerous yet inviting.
Built by individual voices to create something truly rare
A must-see for 2021.
“A mix of crunchy Grunge-laced chops, atmospheric harmonies and contemporary production
qualities that drive the soaring, pensive qualities of the Reading-based rockers. Modern Rock
ready for the Millennial Generation” - Classic Rock Magazine
"It’s that perfect sound. At home in a sweaty, darkened club or a sunny afternoon on a festival
line-up.” - Moshville Times
"Anthemic Rock 'N’ Roll at its finest” - Pure Grain Audio
BAND: More in Luv
TRACK: Someone Else
’Someone Else’ is the new single by Merseyside band More In Luv, out Friday 19th March 2021 at 7PM GMT. It’s a glittering indie pop bop that’s bound to be the soundtrack to your summer. Check this out if you’re a fan of The 1975, Years And Years, Larkins and Fickle Friends as I’m sure you’ll love it.
Merseyside based indie pop 4 piece More In Luv are carving a firm imprint in the North West music scene with their unforgettable hooks and soaring singalong choruses. After pricking up people’s ears with their debut single ‘Maybe All I Wanted’ in summer 2020 and follow up EP ‘Local Celebrities’ in the autumn, More In Luv are ready to grab 2021 by the horns and show the world what they’ve got.
‘Someone Else’ is the band’s newest single, to be released on Friday 19th March, and if you’re looking for a summer anthem then this is it. Further showcasing the band’s ability to write catchy tunes that’ll be spinning round your head for days, ‘Someone Else’ is a serotonin-boosting single that you’ll be singing along to in no time.
Fans of the likes of Larkins, The 1975 and Fickle Friends will adore More In Luv, and will no doubt relate to the story behind ‘Someone Else’. Written about seeing someone close to you changing for the worse, it’s an experience so many have had to process, but here More In Luv have transformed that ordeal into an enlivening, glittering indie pop bop.
Find More In Luv on the following platforms:
BAND: Reclaim Vienna
“Retro Futurists” RECLAIM VIENNA release their latest new single JOKER on THURSDAY 1st April on all digital platforms.
A fresh, energetic and upbeat pop / dance / indie rock crossover track about confrontation, anger & resolution, it’s one of the bands earliest songs.
Main Writer Danny Smith:
“JOKER is one of the first songs the band wrote.
It's a song that has stayed with us from the
start, so we felt it right to release it as a single. Working
with producer Ben
Booker, we now have a song that is a cross genre Pop / Dance / Rock track.
The song could easily be construed as a love
song but the 'she' in the
personifies any idea or thought that plays on your mind and cannot be shifted. It's about the
relentless pursuit of divisiveness and confrontation. It’s about confrontation, anger but also
Even though this song was written a few years ago we feel the lyrics are more relevant now than they have ever been.
JOKER is released THURSDAY 1st APRIL on Manchester’s 42’s Records
Reclaim Vienna headline Manchester’s The Deaf Institute on 07.08.2021
Slow Readers Club
BAND: The KYND
TRACK: Get What You Deserve
BAND: FLu FLU
TRACK: Mi Apotema Personal
debut EP by Flu Flu from Seville in Spain.
It is the side project of Fran Llora from local shoegaze legends Swimming Pool.
BAND: Dai Williams and 505 Friends
Coinciding with Ostara (Spring Equinox in the Wiccan Calendar) or 19/03/21 for everyone else, Dai Williams & 505 Friends bring you the magnificent masterpiece ‘Witches’. You will be able to stream this via your preferred platform by clicking this link https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/daiwilliamsand505friends/witches
This ambitious piece has been nearly a year in the making: written, recorded and produced entirely in lockdown by sharing ideas and files across multiple remote locations in Wales (Neath Port Talbot) and Cyprus. It has been born out of a collective's desire to achieve greatness in spite of the adversity the world faces in pandemic and changing social attitudes.
Witches will have you spellbound with its dramatic orchestral sounds, enchanting harmonies, seductive hooks and mesmerising lyrics.
Our Wiccan friends need fear not, this is not intended as a call to pitchforks and burning haystacks, rather it is metaphoric with modern day 'witch hunts' maliciously manufactured by those who have control over the media for political or anarchical purposes, which, sadly, are all too often embraced by the fickle in their hoards. This is intended as a warning cry to those who would succumb to the path of least resistance to follow like sheep.
The music video pays homage to the classic silent horror movies of the 1920s and complements the song perfectly. You will be able to view this from 19/03/21 here: https://youtu.be/oaznD5ZLLWg
Dai Williams has been in bands for the best part of his life, starting with Million Dollar Babies in the 90s. His solo work has been transformed through collaboration with a collective of 505 friends, including various members of Aubrey Straw, Sound Egg International, 505 Collective and the Hoskins Phenomenon and will be promoted via Shiny Vinyl Presents.
Other interesting facts: In his spare time Dai Williams is a butterfly collector and is very proud to have caught a black hairstreak in the golden summer of 2018. However, he has a strange fear of the colour yellow (Xanthophobia), which has restricted his collection somewhat. So much so, he has often been known to run away from Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, seeking refuge in a darkened room for a few hours afterwards.
TRACK: Choppy Water
My name is Lucas and I'm the guitarist of LONGLIGHT, a London, U.K. based Alternative band.
I wanted to get in touch to send you our warm up single, 'Choppy Water'. I found you guys through a friend's recommendation and we would love to feature on your Unsigned Playlist.
The song will come out on the 16th of April via AWAL and has already received support from Danny Fullbrook at BBC 3 Counties, Jim Gellatly at Amazing Radio and over 15 local and international radio stations
LONGLIGHT are the genre-bending, Avant-pop band led by Jo Williams and Lucas Polo.
Previously eminent as Beautiful Thing on international underground circuits, the group are
known for their soaring vocals and widescreen sound. Emulating a euphoric super8
dreamland, their debut record takes a nostalgic journey through memory and fantasy.
Pairing Williams’ naturally soulful songwriting with Polo's prowess for musical arrangement
producer Danny Allin (Marmozets, Labrinth, Jamie Cullum) has pushed the former guitar
band's boundaries far beyond the conventional, guiding them in blurring the borders of
traditional genre, generating a record of collage style, glitched-out and glittering pop
sensibility. Featuring vocals sung through guitar pickups, guitars played through synths and
natural field recordings of the work and social life of the trio, there is something new to
discover with every listen.
First performing together in a castle a top the Tuscan hills in Volterra Italy in 2016, Williams
and Polo's subsequent adventures would see the duo travelling the world; gracing the
legendary 54 Sound Studios in Detroit with Oscar winning musician Luis Resto (eminem),
chateaus in the South of France, the sun drenched Californian coast during a tour of the USA,
the green fields of Glastonbury Festival (2017 & 2019) and collaborating with a variety of acts
from Hussain Manawer, to KWAKE BASS and Hattie Erawan.
The pairs uplifting live energy is complemented by a whole host of talent, many of whom
shall be revealed in upcoming releases, including three drummers and rich, five part
harmonies for a resonant experience. The weight of it all led by Williams’ voice, truly opening
up the soul with colossal emotional force.
We are C E L Λ V I, an industrial metal band from Bangor in North Wales.
CELAVI ARE GWION AND SARAH, A POWER DUO INDUSTRIAL | METAL | ELECTRO | ROCK BAND FROM BANGOR IN NORTH WALES. THE HEAVY GUITAR DRIVEN SOUND OF THEIR MUSIC IS DRAMATICALLY CONTRASTED BY SARAH’S SOFT AND DELICATE VOICE WHICH COMPLIMENTS THEIR MUSIC AND MAKES THEM STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.
THEY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT EP ‘NOVUS’ ON THE MERAKI RECORD LABEL IN AUGUST 2019 AND IT HAS REACHED OVER HALF A MILLION STREAMS! CELAVI HAVE ENJOYED INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS IN RUSSIA, GERMANY AND AMERICA.
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF ‘NOVUS’, CELAVI RELEASED THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘STAIN’ ON THE 30 OCTOBER 2020, READY FOR HALLOWEEN. ‘STAIN’ IS ABOUT STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF, CHALLENGING DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND FINDING STRENGTH IN YOURSELF.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF BEING DIFFERENT. BE AFRAID OF BEING THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE.
Unsigned Script for Alex, Darrell & Ash show
Broadcast date: 1st April
Band - The AV Club
Track - Mistakes
UK based electro indie pop band The A.V. Club, who will be releasing their new single ‘Mistakes’ on Friday 5th March 2021. ‘Mistakes’ is a cinematic indie pop tune, following last year’s EP ‘Youthful Illusions’ and singles ‘Over U’ and ‘Real Love’. Would really recommend these for fans of The 1975, Fickle Friends and Wallows. They’ve had previous support from John Kennedy at Radio X as one of his ‘Ones To Watch' and they’d really like this single to reach new listeners.
Warrington indie pop band The A.V. Club have entered a new phase with their brand new single ‘Mistakes’, out Friday 5th March.
Thriving since their very beginning, The A.V. Club have been dropping carefully crafted indie pop bops since early 2020. Their exciting blend of nostalgic electro sounds with modern indie-pop vibes has captured the attention of many, including John Kennedy who tipped them as a ‘One To Watch’ on his Radio X show last year. After an extremely well-received EP ‘Youthful Illusions’, the band swiftly followed it up with singles ‘Over U’ and ‘Real Love’, quenching the thirst of their ever-increasing following.
The Warrington quartet are now back with their first offering of 2021, in the form of new single ‘Mistakes’. The single’s hooky synth melodies and catchy chorus pair to create a bittersweet, soaringly cinematic listen. Dubbed as an anthem for reckless young lovers, ‘Mistakes’ follows the story of a person living with regret over a past relationship, reflecting on their heartache and the resulting emotions of letting someone they loved go for no real reason other than being young and reckless. It’s a relatable story; something more people will have experienced than they care to admit.
‘Mistakes’ was written in just a couple of hours, while singer Joe was waiting to go on a night out during the brief period of time the first lockdown was lifted. The full demo, including all instrumentation, was tracked by Joe at his home studio, before it was completed by the full band at Matchbox Studios. Fans of Fickle Friends, Sea Girls, Wallows, Valley, The 1975 and Swim Deep will find their new favourite band with The A.V. Club.
‘Mistakes’ will be available on all streaming and purchasing platforms on Friday 5th March 2021.
Find The A.V. Club on the following platforms:
Band -Pocket Lint
Track - Smashing Mirrors
Pocket Lint is the solo project of former Remodel guitarist, Mark Heffernan. The name Pocket Lint refers to the leftover ideas that formed my initial recordings. A feature of my music is a love of ‘Aural Bonbons’: sounds found or created and incorporated into songs.
E.P. Two was released in autumn of 2020 and saw the music compared to Bowie, Blur, the Auteurs and Syd Barrett.
E.P. Three is built around the cities of Paris and Vienna, the two dominant artistic and cultural hubs at the turn of the last century. The whole E.P. has a sense of noir and the romantic. This romance can be seen in the songs Same old Seine and When Winter Comes Again. Smashing Mirrors borrows a line from Noir classic ‘The Lady from Shanghai’, while opening song Carousel plays with images from bygone childhood
Band - Shader
Track - Runaway
SHADER release their debut Vinyl single
“RUNAWAY” on 7” clear vinyl and all digital
platforms, on Friday 12th March 2021
Backed with their last digital hit “ True To Life,
RUNAWAY showcases an INSTANTLY POWERFUL, FRESH
more RAW sound from the band.
Their previous CD single, “Time is Right” hit number 2
in the UK Physical singles chart in July 2020 and
remained in the top 3 for 3 weeks.
Main writer and lyricist Stu Whiston:
“Runaway is about the anxiety of everyday life,
real vs. fake, the upsurge of talentless TV celebrity
culture becoming a legitimate career move and the
overwhelming desire to runaway to somewhere with
It was written in a flat in Didsbury, Manchester, I was
working at Blockbuster Video, spending all my spare
time watching classic films (perks of the job), daytime
TV and becoming obsessed with 80’s post-punk band
The Sound. The guitar intro & feel are my nod to the
genius of Adrian Borland of The Sound”
Hailing from Stoke and Manchester, SHADER will set out
on a UK tour this August (‘21) and have an album planned.
Written by Stuart Whiston
Recorded by Gavin Monaghan (Blinders, Editors ,
Sherlocks, The Twang) at Magic Garden Studio
Mixed by Joe Murray
Stu Whiston - Vocals & Guitar
Mike Lo Bosco - Lead Guitar
Daz Edwards - Bass
Tom Turney - Drums
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Band - Saint Martyn
Track - Aubrey Plaza Smile
LATEX RECORDS set to release SAINT MARTYN’s debut album SMILE in JUNE 2021. Debut single & video AUBREY PLAZA SMILE available now. Media links below.
Saint Martyn is a project born from real pain. Bed ridden from CRPS, the most painful medical condition known to mankind, Saint Martyn took this never-ending pain and channelled it into his debut album: Smile.
Smile is a dark musical journey presented from a place of truth. It explores what it is like to live with 24/7 chronic pain and what this can do to a person.
Smile's debut single, Aubrey Plaza Smile, is available now. The phrase Aubrey Plaza Smile refers to a fake smile adopted to hide what is really going on beneath the skin. Aubrey Plaza Smile also has a dark and disturbing video featuring a distinctly creepy deepfaked rendition of Aubrey Plaza.
Sonically, Smile draws from the bleakness of 90s acts such as Massive Attack, Tricky, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails and the cold chill of 70s acts such as Ultravox!, Joy Division, John Carpenter, Gary Numan and The Human League through the more recent lens of Iamamiwhoami, Zola Jesus and Chelsea Wolfe.
Smile is currently scheduled to be released digitally on the 28rd of June 2021. The single Aubrey Plaza Smile, from the album Smile, is currently available on most major streaming services and the video is available on YouTube. For more information on Saint Martyn visit saintmartyn.tumblr.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on CRPS please support and visit Burning Nights https://www.burningnightscrps.org/
Artist - The Amber List
Track - New Day Calling
The Amber List from Preston, Lancs.
Good old guitar indie bringing to mind Bunnymen, REM, The Coral, The La's, James....you get the picture.
Our first album, The ache of being, is out in mid July with a taster EP available on Soundcloud on this link only.
The band formed in 2017 in Preston, Lancashire with Tim and Mick playing original folk songs together. Once joined by Tony and Simon, the sound broadened to a classic four piece indie guitar sound peppered with harmonic interludes and touched with atmospherics. Think Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen and the La’s, crossed with The National and Fleet Foxes, with a hefty helping of The Smiths. All members of the band have flirted with the limelight, with previous releases on Virgin and Action records and supporting the likes of The Stone Roses, Gene, Hard-fi, The Saw Doctors, The Cleaners from Venus and Bronski Beat. This from poet Paul Cookson: “Perfectly pitched, deftly mixed and immediately accessible, their songs feel like old friends you haven’t seen for ages, or best friends you haven’t yet met. Familiar and warm, but different and alive. High on melody and hooks and low on volume for volume’s sake. Understated and all the more powerful for that.” Mick Shepherd: Lead vocals, guitar, bass Tim Kelly: Guitar, vocals, bass Tony Cornwell : Guitars, bass, atmospheres, vocals, racket Simon Dewhurst: Drums, percussion, vocals
The Amber List are:
Mick Shepherd-Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, bass
Tim Kelly-2nd lead vocal, acoustic guitar, bass
Tony Cornwell- lead guitar, BV, bass
Simon Dewhurst- Drums, BV, no bass
On Soundcloud and Youtube
Artist - Finding Aurora
Track - The Last Call
Finding Aurora are a 4 piece garage rock band from Newport, South Wales. Starting as bedroom project in late 2017. Finding Aurora took to the stage in 2018 and since then have sold out headline shows in Cardiff and Newport to crowds of 100+. They have an enthralling live show which must be seen and are eager toi get back to the live scene as soon as possible.
Having already establishing themselves as an incredible live band, with their first ever gig happening in May 2019, at the Dragonffli in Pontypool, they went straight to work and recorded their debut EP with Jeff Rose (Skindred and Dub War).
The Ep was well received in all quarters setting the band up for an exciting career.
Such an exciting young band, both live and on record, bound to make waves in the scene in the near future. Finding Aurora have an incredibly bright future ahead of them.
ABOUT THE SONG
'The Last Call' is about cutting people off who make you feel like nothing and moving ahead and giving them the last call. The song was recorded in February 2020 with Tom Auton at Musicbox studios and his house.
For fans of: Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Queens Of The Stone Age
Band - Rilke
Track - Have it All
'Have It All' will be released on Friday the 5th March and is our second single from our upcoming debut EP, Zero Days.
Just a quick background about the song - This song explores the phenomenon of knowing a romantic situation feels like a lost cause, but holding on to a glimmer of hope that it could still work out. Meanwhile an unshakable sense of pride leads you to ignore your gut feeling, a feeling that is inevitably right. Taking a little artistic license this tale originates in rainy England, transporting the listener on a journey through the glittering night markets of the Middle East to the palm lined boulevards of 00’s Beverly Hills. A song made for blasting through the radio of a classic Cadillac convertible under the rays of the hot sun.
Band - 10 Gauge
Track - I’m Broken
Old-school rock is back... and it gets a contemporary twist from the sensational British hard-rock outfit — 10 GAUGE.
Musically and sonically, 10 GAUGE return to the rhetoric and style of the late 1980's & early 1990's to play their exciting brand of rock with the same dedication and inner strength as bands like Metallica, Megadeth and, of course, Iron Maiden.
But the 10 GAUGE musicians were raised on a diet of alt-rock, so although they might be inspired by the greats of NWOBHM, they are not obsessed with the notion of trying to reinvent the vintage sounds. So, for example, tough alternative hitters such as Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry are big influences on their playing and compositional style.
10 GAUGE believe in making broad-shouldered, hard-wearing, durable rock. They put on a show and they create strapping-great sounds filled with power and melodic perception.
The band centres around TJ (lead guitar) and Rob Jewson (vocals) with Kieran Best also on guitar. The lasting rhythmic oomph comes from Gareth Dearing (on bass) and Neil Felgate (on drums).
“We're private people,” TJ says “With households to run and family obligations - but we're not building a fortress around our band... On the contrary — we want to sweep-up our audience. We want to bring our fans into our family circle, we want to embrace them.”
This promising arena-band, based in Hertfordshire on the outskirts of North London, is already showing signs of great potential. The five-piece create some powerful ballads and scandalously addictive adrenaline pumps of testosterock. Their ingenious intuition and spirited resolution comes from an ingrained sense of companionship.
Their credo: toil and graft brings revelry. Their hard-rock/alt-rock numbers, often reminiscent of Maiden-cum-Metallica, have brute force and unbridled energy. It's as if the band possesses unlimited potential. The guys are proud of their work ethic. ”We took our band name from the type of harder-hitting, fret-buzzing, 10-gauge strings we fit onto our guitars... The name adapts well to the nature of our sound because our songs have a high carbon content and a steel core... We believe we play with an exacting consistency and optimal performance — we're never wound too tight.”
This work-hard band are united by strong relationships and common interests, and that's how the guys accumulate their energy so efficiently. Their close bond is the fissionable material that gives their songs a distinctive euphoria, a crackling rockiness and, ultimately, that deep emotion.
ABOUT THE SONG
The song is about taking things for granted, or showing you that you shouldn’t. Takes us through the stereotypical ‘had it all and lost it’ example of bad choices and realising that you need to ask for help to regain control or to move forward, and in the end how asking is not the bad choice it is the correct choice. The main premise is to be able to ask for help when you need it.
For fans of: Metallica , Black Stone Cherry, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Band - Dead Rituals
Track - When the Lights are Out (acoustic, live in Brooklyn)
February 2021 - Post-punk / shoegaze outfit Dead Rituals managed to stay quite busy during these crazy times, releasing 2 EPs and a handful of singles. What’s been missing, is some live music. The band shared an intimate acoustic take on their single “When The Lights Are Out.” Recorded in a big stairwell in an old Brooklyn loft, the track features a lush natural reverb and a soothing atmosphere. By contrast, the studio version (available on all platforms) has a layered production with drums, guitars, and other instruments.