SINGLE REVIEW: Foreign Places – Belvoir Hill

Originally reigning from North Yorkshire, Belvoir Hill have spent years performing mainly as a cover band. Playing hometown pubs, parties and even a private island in Essex, they’ve had a long stretch without any official releases under their belts.

However, yesterday (28th April) marked the end of an era and welcomed a new, as the band released their debut single, ‘Foreign Places’. 

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ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT: Idlewild announce new album & release new single ‘Dream Variations’

Having taken a break in 2010 after their previous 15 year stint of success, friendship and their creativity brought Scottish Indie veterans, Idlewild, back together for 2015’s album: ‘Everything Ever Written’. Along with that came critical appraise, a top 20 slot and tonnes of sold out gigs in venues as large as they had ever played in.

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SINGLE REVIEW: Friends – Safe To Swim

Brighton four-piece, Safe To Swim, are back on the scene with a brand new single, ‘Friends‘.

Released on 2nd November, the track was “inspired by speaking to a couple of friends who had tragically lost someone very close to them“.

Despite the unfortunate inspiration, the track is flighty and catchy from the off. Glistening guitars contrast with pounding drums to create a punchy, indie-rock sound that’s reminiscent of a slightly heavier version of The Magic Gang.

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SINGLE REVIEW: Suis-Je Cool? – The Van T’s

Alt. “90’s dream”, The Van T’s, embody the idea of empowerment. Glasgow based and female fronted, the band are well known for fearless and powerful tracks such as ‘Blood Orange’ and ‘Fresh Meat’. Despite the band being pretty quiet on the music releasing front since 2017, they’ve still bagged plenty of slots at 2018’s festivals and gigs, including Live At Leeds and Community Fest.

Back and fiercer than ever, newest single ‘Suis-Je Cool?’ is relentless and ferocious. It’s fast, punchy tempo combined with heavy guitar and gorgeous vocals certainly packs quite the punch – everything I would expect from the band that always tend to scream power in everything they do.

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