If you’re into the indie-rock, psychedelic vibes from the Manchester music scene you need to sink your ears into Wanderlust, the brand new track by The Recreation.
As the lads first release of 2018, Wanderlust is an intriguing mix of funky riffs, rapid percussion and Van McCann-esque vocals. Produced by Jim Spencer who has worked previously with the likes of Johnny Marr and New Order, this track encapsulates just what The Recreation are all about. Taking a much bolder approach to their earlier sounds, Wanderlust highlights the bands ability to make music that crowds will love.
Wanderlust definitely shows that The Recreation have developed their sound further from their older material, and as a personal favourite by the band so far, I can’t wait to hear what they bring out next.
Wanderlust is now available for streaming on Spotify.
Single artwork by: The Northern Dread
This week’s track of the week comes from noise-pop Swindon trio YVES with their latest track You Wanna Know.
You Wanna Know is a punchy and dynamic tune. It combines indie-rock with punk-pop giving off similar vibes to the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves and Drowners. As a band who have clearly got their sound developed down to a tee, YVES’ material puts me in mind of festivals, romance and lush weather, and You Wanna Know is no exception.
The track racked up over 13,000 plays in just 24 hours, you can give it a listen below.
YVES are playing three UK dates (18+ entry) this month:
- July 6th – Sebright Arms, London (Free Entry)
- July 7th – Green Store Door, Brighton
- July 8th The Victoria, Swindon
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The Seamonsters are a six-piece indie group hailing from Sheffield in Yorkshire. The indie glitter girl-gang formed in 2013 and are now set to release their debut single Lost (and Found) on April 14th.
The group combine catchy guitar riffs, melodic tunes and distinctive keyboard sounds. So far their material has brought them comparison to the likes of The Wombats, Wolf Alice and Black Honey. They’ve already played a number of headline and support gigs as well as playing festivals such as Outlines and Tramlines.
After hearing news of the debut single release I was super excited to catch a listen and share my thoughts on the tune with you all.
Almost from the get-go Lost (and Found) had me hooked. Opening with a single riff, followed briefly by a heavier mix of instruments that steadies out just in time for the introduction of the verse.
Naomi’s pleasantly ethereal vocals portray a dreamy-pop vibe; highlighted particularly by Naomi and Lauren’s backing vocals throughout the chorus. It’s a euphoric combination of drums, guitars and keys; combining beautifully with the vibrant variety of voices.
As a track that evokes memories of late summer nights at festivals this is one to add to your Summer playlists.
Talking about the track and the release, The Seamonsters told us:
“We’re so happy and very proud. The production and recording quality is a huge step up from the demos we put up … We’re honestly thrilled with how it sounds.”
They are hoping to play some gigs across the UK off the back of the single. Keep an eye on their social media which can be found below!