It’s brought us the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and Courteeners; but now hoping to make their mark on the Manchester music scene are indie band The Recreation, who’ve just released their latest double A side single.

The quartet is made up of front-man and guitarist Owen Baldwin, guitarist Tom Atkinson, bassist Sam Sumner & drummer George Porter who’ve been performing together since 2014 and released their debut EP in November 2016.

The double A side (Believe Me/So Strong) was produced by Rochdale producer Pete Troughton who worked with the band on their first two releases You and Sofa.

Believe Me sets off slow but soon bops into a mix of simmering guitars, steady percussion and husky vocals before the beat changes just in time for the chorus. Baldwin’s Mancunian twang only adds to the noughties-rock vibe given off through the entirety of the tune. This is definitely a track to listen out for.

 Talking about the meaning behind the track Owen told us: ‘I wrote it around the time I was getting with my girlfriend so it’s just about the complications of that really, all good now though.’

So Strong follows on from Believe Me, continuing the noughties vibes; specifically hinting at influence from The Strokes. The energetic, jangly guitars accompanied by powerfully emotive vocals and an imaginative rhythm throughout, only add to the appeal of the track.  Be sure to add this to your summer playlists!

The tracks are available to listen to on Spotify, iTunes and on the bands Youtube.

The release comes ahead of their second headline show at AATMA Manchester on March 18th; which will see support from M60 and Chelmsford lads Wax Colour… but be sure to grab your tickets soon as it’s looking like it could well be a sell out!


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Photography (Feature Image): Hannah Johns – Twitter