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BAND: The Superlatives
TRACK: What Will You Do With Me
Rock band for Leeds
Twitter - @TheSuperlatives
The Superlatives are a three piece indie rock band from Leeds. Hard hitting catchy riffs with a driving bass sound.
Charlie Noble - lead guitar and vocals
Tom Gausden - bass guitar
Jamie Godley - drums and backing vocals
The Superlatives wear their influences on their sleeves with music comparative to the progeny of Britpop, 70’s British Punk, indie and alternative. Described by the Sheffield Scenester as ‘Looking like three blokes going down the pub, their casual demeanour gave little hint of the underlying talent they were ready to unleash upon the Harley [venue in Sheffield]. Power chord combinations tore out of the amps and across the room with riff after riff belting, the drums pounding with foot-stomping ferocity and the vocals not drawing attention, but grabbing you by the throat and demanding it.’
We’re a band from Wetherby, formed a long time ago, with four members. As we’ve improved and formed our sound, we’ve also whittled down the members to just three of us. With the typical three piece set up, we’ve played gigs all over Leeds and Sheffield, as well as playing in Germany, the Netherlands and London.
These most recent demos were recorded at Cottage Road Studios in Headingly, the same place where the Crookes recorded their album, and Leeds bands such as Pulled Apart by Horses and the Pigeon Detectives have also recorded
BAND: Coral Snake
SONG: Pierce The Heart
North East hard rock band Coral Snake have released their debut single ‘Pierce The Heart’ on 09th October 2020. An adrenaline fuelled statement of who they are, ‘Pierce The Heart’ is just the start of what’s to come from the 4-piece powerhouse.
Borne from heartbreak and betrayal, ‘Pierce the Heart’ is triumphant in its emotional soundscape; with impressively impassioned vocals and thrilling instrumentation, the song is not only a visceral representation of real life but a statement of who Coral Snake are and the hard rock vigor with which they play. The single was recorded, mixed and mastered by Samuel Turbitt of Ritual Studios in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Known for his ability to capture monstrous drum tones, exhilarating guitars and flawless vocals, “Pierce The Heart’ delivers on all counts.
Formed in late 2019 from the remains of Chris (Guitar), Joe (Drums) and Matt’s (Bass) former band, they drafted in Jamie (Vocals & Guitar), who had blown them away when they shared the stage with him several times at gigs earlier in their careers.
The band is true to its old school rock n’ roll roots with a modern flavour, a band with the bluesy gusto of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, in a loud hard rock package akin to Alter Bridge and Nickelback.
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Single Title: Wish You Were Dead
Artist: The John Michie Collective
Signpost: Sounds like the Beatles with Drum Machines.
Genre: Indie / Alternative /Psychedelic / Shoegaze
The John Michie Collective is a multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist from the North of England. John’s art tries to explore personality, truth, beauty, inspiration and euphoria in the form of guitar-based psychedelia.
In John’s song writing, he is predominantly siphoning psych stalwarts including Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, with a touch of Lalo Schifrin and 1970s Fleetwood Mac.
The John Michie Collective’s debut LP High Vibrations will be released on the 12 February 2021. It is a multi-layered and firmly controlled freak-out.
John is also a producer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, graphic designer, photographer, video maker and record label owner. All of these skill have been used in his “High Vibrations” project.
To date, The John Michie Collective has released the stand alone single “The Fool” and “Under The Stars”, which is the first song to be taken from his album. He has collaborated guitars for other similar artists as taken on mastering projects. He has also made music for two YouTubers, most notably for Dr Jake’s Very British Reviews which has a subscription audience of over 60,000.
Twitter - @johnmichiemusic or www.thejohnmichiecollecive.com
BAND Jen Ella
SONG Lipstick Queen
CONTACT - I’m from cork and based in Glasgow just now. Maybe a bit about that I will releasing more music in December and also a music video for Lipstick Queen in the next couple of weeks. The song is about empowering acceptance for yourself.
GINNEL are a new and exciting garage punk/psych outfit from the very heart of the northwest.
Treading in the footsteps of long forgotten ghosts and taking compress readings along the way from the likes of: ‘STACK WADDY, THE MODERN LOVERS, BLUE ORCHIDS and THE SWELL MAPS’, GINNEL are bringing old sounds to new ears.
After playing support slots with the likes of THE LOVELY EGGS, DEJA VEGA and THE MEMBRANES, the band set up camp in 6dB studios Salford Manchester with producer Simon 'Ding' Archer (THE FALL, PJ HARVEY and THE PIXIES) to capture the bands live energy and true sound. To finalise the a side, mixing and mastering was done by James Aparicio (SPIRITUALIZED, LAIBACH and DEPECHE MODE)
We give you BLUEPRINT and S.M.XL
This, their first single, will be released on ‘THE SOUND MIRROR RECORDING COMPANY’ label on the 9th October 2020 featuring the wonderful artwork of Paul Simpson (THE TEARDROP EXPLODES, WILD SWANS). it also comes with a full colour inner sleeve and is a limited numbered edition of only 200.
Youtube - Blueprint Video
Mark Wareing – vocals and words
Paul Lakin – guitars
Pete Brown – bass
Scrub – drums
EMAIL - email@example.com
BAND Holy Drone
CONTACT Holy Drone are architects of shoegaze dream-pop, heavenly fuzz riffs and luscious, mesmerising vocals. After making their debut in 2016, the Warrington quintet’s noise laden psych sound has piqued people’s interest across the world. Their last release ‘Northern Fire’ came out in 2019, and after a year of experimenting on new material and navigating lockdown difficulties, Holy Drone are back with their new single ‘Fibres’.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, the song came together very quickly for the band, written during a period in lockdown when the sun was shining and the band started to gain a shred of optimism about the weird situation we all found ourselves in. Opened by Emma Taylor’s signature glistening breathy vocals, ‘Fibres’ is punctuated by a soaring guitar riff, pairing together to create a blissful, transcendent listen.
‘Fibres’ follows other previous releases ‘Sleeping Silver’, ‘Radio Song’ and ‘Washed Out’, and two EPs - ‘Danxia’ (2016) and 2017’s follow up ‘Learn To Swim’, which all captured the attention of the likes of BBC Introducing, The Unsigned Guide and Amazing Radio. The band have recently supported Witch Fever and Max Bloom (Yuck), and also played at Stay Fresh Fest.
Take a look at what people have had to say about Holy Drone so far:
“Peeking out from underneath the layers of delicious fuzz, you’ll hear the hypnotic, soaring vocals leading ‘Washed Out’ to its sublime crescendo like a siren luring ships onto the rocks.” - The Unsigned Guide
“Celestial waves of dazzling shoegaze shower upon our welcoming ears while Bate-Nilsson’s dreamy vocals swirl high above the fuzzed-out storm. For under three minutes, we are overwhelmed by a song that is simply shoegaze brilliance.” - Therevue.ca
“Their hypnotic brand of alt-rock, takes cues from the fuzzed out guitar interplay of Deerhunter fused with something heavy, leaving their own original sound. Opening for a masterful act from across the channel, the female-fronted five-piece presented themselves as a complete force-to-be-reckoned-with that have plenty of steam in them to go all the way with their project.” - MCR Live
Find Holy Drone on the following platforms: “holydroneuk”
BAND Pocket Lint
SONG Daydreams of Aidi
CONTACT Pocket Lint is the solo project of former Remodel guitarist, Mark Heffernan. The name Pocket Lint
refers to the leftover ideas that formed the tracks on E.P. One, but the focus has quickly moved
towards new material. A feature of Pocket Lint recordings is a love of
‘Aural Bonbons’: sounds found or created and incorporated into songs. These might be the sound of bells, traffic, or a cocktail being
shaken. The project explores different styles and is not confined by particular musical boxes. Whilst
maintaining a sense of the romantic, the lyrical content avoids the cliched tropes of love songs and those of classic rock hedonism preferring to look for less trodden paths.
Recorded during the first lockdown of 2020 and set to be released on Bandcamp, E.P. Two features two songs with a political focus. It seems impossible to avoid at present. ‘Back to Basics’, the first
track, takes its title from John Major’s 1990s speech, which sought a return to ‘family values’. The song rails against attitudes to immigration. The second political song, ‘International Conspiracy’, is an argument with Hitler. ‘Daydreams of Aidi’ is the distillation of a novel by Enrico Brizzi while ‘The Soul Banker’ introduces a Halloween character who buys souls. The final song, ‘Four Paths’, is an instrumental.
BAND Temporary Long Term Positions
CONTACT We're Temporary Longterm Positions an indie alt-rock band from North Wales.
We started making music in North Wales in late 90s / early 2000s. As a duo (longtime friends with a passion for music) we shared a love of the mid to late 60s psychedelic/garage bands such as The Doors, Love and 13th Floor Elevators. Despite growing up in the 80s and 90s we tried to capture the spirit and creative freedom those bands had throughout our music, but also tried hard not to mimic ideas and to remain original. We both play guitars primarily but do also play bass, keys, percussion etc.
Due to curcumstance at the moment it's just me writing and recording but after Covid (hopefully) I will be looking for a drummer and bass player plus the other half of the duo to take these songs out to the world. 'Force' is just me playing everything, we have not released music as a duo yet but have many recordings/ ideas. This is the start.
'Force' is a track from one of our upcoming albums 'Remote Viewing' which releases 01/12/2020 on Spotify and other major streaming platforms.
We currently have an EP and two albums released already with another album releasing 27th of this month before 'Remote Viewing' comes out (I have been working very hard on writing/recording and getting music out there this year).
SONG: Don’t You Forget About Me
CONTACT Stoke, Leek, Sandbach and Sale’s finest new Rock n Roll outfit SHADER release their isolation cover of the Simple Minds US number 1 hit ‘Don't You (Forget About Me)’ on Friday 27th November, to support The Music Venue Trust and the #WeMakeEvents campaigns
The aim is to raise awareness of the campaigns and encourage donations; plus all proceeds from the release will be donated to the campaigns
Frontman Stu Whiston:
“After recording ‘Don't You’ in isolation during the 1st COVID lockdown, we posted it as an isolation cover on our social media and got a great response. The author Brett Easton Ellis picked up on it and gave us a ReTweet.
Though both the band and the label aren’t keen on releasing cover versions as such, 42’s Records suggested that, as a band that depends on grassroots music venues and events crew, the title would fit perfectly as a digital single to support and raise awareness of the #WeMakeEvents and #SaveOurVenues campaigns.
Music venues have been closed for 9 months; many have had no financial support.
There’s an army of highly skilled crew; roadies, sound and light technicians, bar staff etc who have had no work and no real support for that period.
Anyone into music, bands and gigs should know this is critical and we can’t afford to lose these venues, which provide a starting point for new bands, or the skilled professionals that make gigs happen.
We spoke to people at the #WeMake Events and The Music Venue Trust and they were delighted to have us supporting them