Small Single Spotlight – Issue #3

MT DOUBT – BLEMISHES

Edinburgh musician Leo Bargery is preparing to add yet another EP to his continuously growing discography – This Must Mean Something Awful, available 13th October – and we get our first preview courtesy of this lead single.

This is undeniably one of his most mature tracks to date. Leo’s mellow vocals are filled with emotion, the acoustics are subtle and there is a real atmosphere that forms in the air as it progresses.

Add to that some strong writing, and you have yourself a very fine number from a talented, constantly evolving chap.


LAKYOTO – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

They may not have been around too long and have only got a couple of tunes to their name so far, but this Edinburgh electronic act have quickly made an impression, and their upcoming third single continues to perfectly showcase their talents.

Naturally, this is a catchy song that fires the listener up with sharp harmonies, a large sound and magnetic beat, with a blistering chorus being the sweet cherry on top.

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 SEASONAL – STRANGERS

The Surrey pop rockers further fuel the excitement for their next EP with another great track that is driven by a rhythm with a non-stop, highly spirited energy.

Other highlights of the single include a fiery vocal performance, and some stand out, emotionally pulling lyrics that many will easily connect with.


NOVACROW – CRIMINAL MASTERMIND 

Manchester hard rock quartet got a tonne of folk excited when they revealed they had a new EP on the horizon, and they’ve given us a first taste of it with the titular lead single.

They go all in with a menacing-sounding track led by Kitty’s enjoyably scowling vocals, and the backing harmonies lend an extra hand stylishly. In addition, the writing is a lot of fun, the guitars are great and the rhythm section is damn good.


JORDAN HIGO – LOCK & LOAD

Emerging from out of nowhere to charge his way up the iTunes RnB chart, the self-proclaimed future-soul artist from Huddersfield delivers one of the most stellar debut singles of 2018, firing out with brilliant harmonies, presenting gripping lyrics and giving us a sound that is just engrossing.

A superb number that only gets better with every hit of the play button, from a fella who has quickly shown off huge potential.


RED LIGHT EFFECT – EMPRESS 

This Salford post-punk group have been heralded as ones to watch from various sources, and it’s understandable, judging by their latest offering.

Opening with a grabbing intro and led by a tight bass-packed rhythm, the track exhibits firm harmonies, cool guitar work, a heck of a drum beat and a memorable chorus punctuated by hooking lyrics.


IN HER EYE – CHANGE 

The title number of the Milan new wave/shoegaze act’s latest album is a doozy, with a trippy sound accentuated by the kaleidoscopic guitars and carried by sleek vocals and a good beat, but it suddenly takes a turn in the chorus and goes in a heavier direction, cranking up the riffs in the process, and it’s pulled off surprisingly well.


TIGER MIMIC – ELEPHANT SKELETON 

Originally hailing from New York and currently based in London, indie rock band Tiger Mimic are quickly becoming one of the best newcomers to emerge from the city, and they are fresh off releasing their new single, the title track of their upcoming Elephant Skeleton EP.

Smooth verses spotlighted by neat bass chords eventually push into sweet choruses. The dual harmonies click together well, the guitars are great and the drumming provides a catchy beat.

Predicting that these guys will become ones to watch quite quickly.


WRTHLESS – GIVE ME A REASON

The Glaswegian pop-punk newbies have been creating a lot of buzz in a short space of time, and it’s easy to see why based on their most recent single.

The verses are calm and feature soft vocals, but they suddenly drop into energetic choruses that are highlighted by fervent singing, solid writing and great riffs aplenty.


PETRA TAYLOR – DREAMIN’

Without a doubt one of the hardest working artists in Glasgow as of late, Petra recently presented us with this single, a delightful little ditty with very elegant vocals and nice writing, not to mention a very bluesy tone that is only made more abundantly obvious with the sharp and sweet harmonicas added in.

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