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.