Sunday, 11 June 2017

New Music Review #65

Here are ten more songs to delight your ears!

All Time Low - Life Of The Party

'Life of the Party' is another catchy pop-punk number from All Time Low. It's chorus might not be their grandest but it hooks you in and forms the centre of a well produced number. (6.5/10)

Aston Merrygold - Trudy

He may have been through the rhyming dictionary to make this song, and it has a vibe of a recent Dave Hanson track albeit a bit more funked up, but there's something unashamedly catchy and poppy about this potential summer hit. (7/10)

Bakermat feat. Kiesza - Don't Want You Back

Probably our favourite track of these ten, this is a ballsy attitude-heavy dance-track with Kiesza's vocals on top form, forming the backdrop of a very catchy electro-dance number. (7.5/10)

Blaenavon - Lonely Side 

With hints of Chic in its backing riff this is really more firmly in indie territory. Unassuming, this is a smooth, laid-back number but with enough bite to keep you listening and a surprising amount of funk. (6.5/10)

Chase & Status and Blossoms - This Moment

Quite possibly an unexpected collaboration, the inclusion of Blossoms adds a bit more interest and variety into the C&S formula, but it's not their most dynamic hook-up. (6/10)

Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass

Far better than anything he did as part of the Beady Eye project, this feels much more like a modern take on the Oasis sound, with a punky production vibe and a catchy chorus. Welcome back Liam. Got any spare parkas? (7/10)

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie - Red Sun

The former Fleetwood Mac singers return with another great harmonised duet with a slower tempo than their last song but in its place a strong laid-back vibe and a great little guitar solo. (7/10)

Lorde - Perfect Places

A big more musically conventional than 'Green Light' but no less catchy. If you like Lorde's songs up to now this will keep you happy, her perky lyrics and the electronic style really suits her style, and there are plenty of punky hooks amongst the words and quite a brave ending. (7/10)

Nickelback - Must Be Nice

Though the inclusion of the fairy-tale and nursery rhyme-style lyrics are justified by the closing word of the chorus, it's hard not to find the words of the verse a little fag-packet in their writing. That said the effected vocals and the driving catchiness of this rock-song just about cover that up. This won't help the band though combat their detractors! (6.5/10)

Sody - Let Go

Sody could well be a big future star. With a great voice that suits this powerful little track, it's perhaps a little too masked by the hefty EDM-dance production but it has enough energy to shine through on this likely big future radio hit. (7.5/10)

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