WOODFISH – DAMN THANG
The New Jersey trio deliver one of the most breathtakingly funky tracks of the year that is highlighted by an infectious rhythm, a catchy chorus, and some insanely jaw-dropping bass work. Absolutely awesome!
COCOA FUTURES – BIG TIME
A tranquil single from one of Tottenham’s most promising acts, feature vibrant harmonies and a balance of polished guitars and a smooth beat.
VOICE OF AIKO – PRESCRIPTION DREAM
The London collective of musicians and other creative folk team up together to produce a track touching upon the overlooked dangers of prescribed drugs that often go a miss, but can lead to dangerous consequences.
The song has a perfectly matching trippy, spellbinding sound to compliment the subject matter, and the accompanying video is among the most beautifully made of 2018.
BACKROADS – A HOUSE FOR CASEY
One of Bristol’s premier metal outfits deliver this brilliant single from their chart-topping EP that commences slowly and gradually swells before launching into an immense second half.
Dynamic riffs, banging drum blows and fiercely emotional vocals make this a must-listen.
PARLIAMO – SWEET
Big things are being said about this Perth pop group, and this is clear evidence as to why. A cracking, addictive tune with a lot of energy to it, good lyrics and the bounciest of rhythms.
THE EVES – TIDES
Marissa and Caroline’s new dual venture has already picked up a lot of attention, courtesy of a debut single that shines with affectionate vocals, memorable writing and a glowing sound that steadily grows with each passing second.
PRIMES – BODIES
The Scottish trio continue to impress with yet another excellent tune that is awfully catchy and topped by one hell of an amazing, energetic chorus.
ANDY K LELAND – THE KINGDOM
The opening track and third single from one of Italy’s most promising songwriters, this is an interesting song that draws the listener with a simplistic but intriguing low-key sound, candid vocals and compelling lyrics.
DAVE GILES – TAKEN TOO SOON
The London musician gives us a tune with some of the most genuinely heart-tugging lyrics of this year that personally had us struggling to fight back the emotions, and Dave conveys them flawlessly through an incredible performance.
STEVE GROZIER – RINGING OF THE BELLS IV
One of Glasgow’s finest Americana musicians is back with an engaging track that has a good melody to it and features terrific writing, as well as an equally great performance from accomplice Roscoe Wilson on the guitar.
RUBIAN – START AGAIN
Glasgow’s newest indie pop group make a legitimate impression with their superb debut single, consisting of stunning vocals, slick riffs and a big, memorable chorus.
HOLY PIRANHA – SAY WHAT?
The Stirling rock trio impress with another fine single that is seriously catchy and enveloped by an enjoyable distorted sound.
PANDACAR – HISTORY’S REPEATING
The first single from the Glaswegian post-punk trio is a cracking tune with nicely dissentient writing and a catchy as hell chorus that sticks in the head, and it only gets more mad as they rush towards a rocking finish.
CHASIN’ THE TRAIN – WHISKEY BOTTLE
The first half of this double-sided single serves as a proper introduction to the Dumfries blues rock group, led by a jumping rhythm, mighty sweet harmonicas and a solid chorus.