SINGLE REVIEW: I’ve Got Too Many Friends – Acrylic

Glasgow five-piece, Acrylic, have kicked off their year with a bang with release of latest single: ‘I’ve Got Too Many Friends‘.

Formed back in 2014, Acrylic have gone from strength to strength: March 2018 saw the release of their debut EP ‘All I Am‘, with the band receiving critical acclaim and support from the likes of BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary, BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft to name a few.

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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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