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The Leeds-based indie rock evocators Milford Place will render hearts raw with their latest single, Lately

Whoever you revere as the most iconic emotive indie rock acts of all time, everyone can agree that the Leeds, UK-hailing 4-piece Milford Place deserve a spot in the evocative rock hall of fame, especially after ‘Lately’ entered their discography.

After making their presence well-known on the local live scene in 2019 by playing to capacity crowds and always finding a new way to hone their live performances, the outfit is looking to come back with an even bigger bang following pandemic stagnation. After dropping Lately onto the airwaves, Milford Place will easily steal the hearts of indie rock fans who turn to sonic sanctity to quell their heartbreak.

With tinges of Peace, Jaws and M83 to their intricately lamenting sound, which always cuts to the core of emotion for visceral catharsis, we have no doubt that the melodic powerhouse will effortlessly dominate the indie landscape in Leeds and beyond.

Lately will officially release on June 7th; hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Stubbed my toe on a Rock: Moose Wrench man-flu’s their way through the midlife existential crisis on Not Dead Yet

Provoking us off our cosy crisp-laded crunchy couches and informing us to hastily brush off all those lazy mentalities which don’t help at all, Moose Wrench is at its roaring best and might shatter fragile glass windows that haven’t been triple-glazed with a speaker-breaking single to sit up with, Not Dead Yet.

Moose Wrench is a Leeds UK-based alternative act that loves to be known as the finest dad-bod alt-core trio in the world with their ultimate confidence and groovy vibes to entertain all ages who are brave enough.

Angry and snarling. Brisk and brooding. Moose Wrench is the name. Leeds is in their blood through and through. Turn them up okay? Before they break something. Anything. They make loud music which is right up in your nostrils.

Not Dead Yet from Leeds UK-based alternative act Moose Wrench is a thunderous release that you will either love to pieces or find compelled to shout at. Either way, that’s the point. They don’t care about our feelings at all. Making music they love is the mission, that loyal fans will bounce off walls to hear.

This is underground music with a piercing sound, that will slice through earlobes like a spikey pin in the night.

Turn this up on Spotify.

See more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Americana Meets British Acoustic Indie in Champagne on the Rocks’ Sentimentally Cinematic Single, Golden Hour

UK singer-songwriter, Champagne on the Rocks, tantalised timeless Americana tones and tinged them with British acoustic indie in his latest cinematically rendered single, Golden Hour.

With choruses that made me nostalgic for Semisonic, Deep Blue Something and The Calling while simultaneously affirming that Champagne on the Rocks has what it takes to become a sonic legacy in his own right, you’re damn right we were arrested by the elevated weight of Golden Hour. When the winding Americana guitar solo hits, the stripped-back sentimental hit which will allow all of your most-cherished sun-soaked memories to manifest in your mind, the track transformed into a virtuosic triumph. Repeat attention is practically mandatory.

Golden Hour is now available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ferocious Leeds punk upstarts Mince smash their paws on the window with Misprint

Sawing off the tree and doing it with a cheeky wink too, Mince surge through with a striking single to dust off those mud-soaked boots with on their stomping new release called Misprint.

Mince is a 5-piece Leeds, UK-based indie post-punk band who blasts through with a thunder-like entry into our shocked souls each time they drop the heat.

Misprint is a problem that nobody is ever likely to face. We all have irrational fears, but what about the worries our minds haven’t even begun to cover? If you feel like you’ve forgotten or left something at home, it’s probably just the knowledge that anything can change your life in an instant. Be care-free.” ~ Mince

With fire in their bellies and so much venom laced inside and ready to bite at any moment, Mince send our minds alive and is a swimming pool of fun with a sensational single to get truly excited about. This is raw to the core. Just the way it was intended.

Misprint from Leeds, UK-based indie post-punk band Mince, is a hammering new single which will cause a few rib cages to be tested. Powerful in delivery and soaring with a tremendously exciting sound, this is a mood-altering track which shall take our breath away rather quickly.

Hear this fine single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Keep On Calling: That Is Good grows tired of being used on Get Shut Off

With a debut album on the way soon, That Is Good shows us what it’s like to feel like a trophy on his goodbye-forever single called Get Shut Off.

That Is Good aka Dan Fielding is a Leeds-born, London-based indie alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who makes a highly memorable blend of catchy music to never forget.

On a stunning single that will have many questioning whether they are in the correct relationship, That Is Good shows us it’s okay to end things if you feel like your soul is being damaged.

With an ear-soothing soundtrack to assist anyone who needed a reminder that you can indeed get away from dark days, this is a highly impressive release that might be stuck in your head all day.

Get Shut Off from Leeds-born, London-based indie alternative artist That Is Good is a terrific song which will lead you to that door if you know that it’s time to walk away. Sung with a real intensity and a foot tapping groove, this is a reminder that sometimes people just want to use you for their own greedy ways. Filled with a vocally excellent vocal ambience and a lyrical awareness, this is that story about waving goodbye and never looking back.

When you don’t want to answer your phone, you know that it’s truly over forever.

Listen up loud on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Leeds brothers The Dunwells show us that genuine romance is actually possible with their latest masterpiece, ‘This is Love’

Taking us into an enchanting world that is loaded with a wonderful romantic glow of hope, The Dunwells show us the light with their latest gem that shall set your cold heart free again on, ‘This is Love‘.

The Dunwells is a Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana brother band that are one of the most respected groups around and shows their undeniable class yet again.

The Dunwells have found favour with audiences across the world having toured extensively in USA, Europe and the UK as well as having supported artists including Mumford & Sons, Tom Jones, Scouting for Girls, Bryan Adams & Elbow on their UK tours.” ~ The Dunwells

Displaying a real grace and kindness that seems to be missing from modern-day society in many forms, The Dunwells are quite exceptional and return with another ear-warmer to change your mood and take you into a kiss-filled place of love.

The brothers have taken their ‘indie-folk’ roots to a new level, experimenting and underpinning many of the tracks with soaring, intricate and studiously interwoven electric guitar infusions.” ~ The Dunwells

This is Love‘ from Leeds, England based indie-folk/Americana band The Dunwells is a majestic effort from two souls who are connected smartly as one, who has made a really special single here. The vocals are so smooth and sealed with that pacifying wind that helps you ease all worries away, with a song that might make your day a lot better.

Sometimes music is designed to heal, and we are blessed by a tremendous performance to truly embrace and never forget.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Talkc doesn’t want that sexy lover to ever leave on the hot dance single you need to hear called ‘Your Body’

With a beat so hot you might need a cold shower to cool down your fiery soul, Talkc drops a new single that is perfect for those steamy dance floors that are full of new lovers with ‘Your Body‘.

Talkc is a Leeds, UK-based indie EDM solo artist who makes the kind of sensual music vibration that takes your breath away and has you in awe of the speaker-shaking stimulation at hand.

With an electric vibration that might cause a few blushes to be easily seen by those who know what it feels like to be with someone who you can’t take your hands off, Talkc sends our minds into a spin with a dynamically-excellent single that all party fans need to swim deeply into.

Your Body‘ from Leeds, UK-based indie EDM solo artist Talkc, is a new summer-like single that is piping hot and meant to leave a cheeky smile right all over your face. There is nothing mysterious here – as the lyrics tell you exactly what is going on – while the kisses only get steamier throughout this tongue-touching gem of an experience. This is the type of track to play loud when you are with your romantic partner and want to make a point, as you gaze into those alluring eyes and hope that this night never ends.

Listen in to this new single on Spotify and check out the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kiss You Softly: julian wants that proper romantic feeling with ‘What You Gotta Say?’

Orchestrated by the fast-rising music producer LCDWVES, julian cuddles close with his lover and feels their innocent hearts beating so much faster with his vocally-advanced new single all about wanting more but knowing that you should live in the moment with ‘What You Gotta Say?

Julian Tong aka julian is a 19-year-old Hong Kong-born, Leeds, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter, pianist, and photographer.

After graduation, he moved to Leeds to study photography and continued to pursue songwriting and storytelling, teaming up with talented producer and close friend  (Ambrose Yan). With a blended fresh production by LCDWVES, a new generation of sound was formed.” ~ julian

With his youthful exuberance soaked all over this sexy new single that has that glint sparked into your eye again, julian rises above all the bad role models out there to create a lane for himself that many will want to follow. His voice is so pure and seems to calm your whole body, as you look around and wonder who is going to be your next lover.

What You Gotta Say?‘ from the Hong-Kong-born indie-pop singer-songwriter/pianist, and photographer julian, asks that vital question that we all want to be answered. With so many people realizing that their fairytale might be all a lie, this is a return to that moment where everything is so simple and romantic as you hold each other close.

With the world so irritatingly confusing sometimes – this is a sweet track that will bring you back to hoping again – that not everyone out there is a vampire-like player and out to destroy your fragile soul with one fatal bite.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t This Wait: Leeds indie-pop act Forgettable Faces drop catchy new single ‘Tomorrow’

On an introduction that has you thinking you are in a family-friendly video game you can’t stop playing, Forgettable Faces bring us a sweet song all about taking time to heal up today as there is always ‘Tomorrow‘.

Forgettable Faces is a fresh-faced Leeds, UK-based indie-pop band. Mixing in a fusion of pop, rock, funk and blues into a tasty treat to munch happily into, they are an outfit that is new to the scene and make that type of music you can’t help but tap your feet with.

Originally formed during the pandemic, Forgettable Faces have independently recorded, mixed and mastered their debut EP using the instrumentation available to them at the time.” ~ Forgettable Faces

With an unassuming nature that isn’t too flashy and in-your-face like a lot of bands, Forgettable Faces calmly transports us to their DIY sound that puts an instant smile on your dial. They are a compelling act and after being inspired to make music due to these locked-up-inside times, there is much to enjoy about a group that performs with such a kindhearted style.

Tomorrow‘ from the lovable Leeds, UK-based indie-pop band Forgettable Faces, is a highly-catchy track all about leaving the washing up and anything not important until the morning, as things have been so stressful lately. Sung with pure energy and backed up with such a heart-healing nature you can’t help but enjoy, this might be a perfect song to start your day off with. Sometimes you just need to relax after all, and not worry about small things that don’t actually matter right now.

Hear this catchy new track on Spotify and see more of their socials on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tried To Hide It All The Same: Lara de Belder shows her utter disgust at a cheating ex with 3rd single ‘It’s All Over’

After feeling the full authority of this hideous pandemic that slammed the doors shut on many music venues and creative opportunities beyond comprehension, Lara de Belder shows her determination to move past a relationship that had so much promise before but sadly faded away on ‘It’s All Over‘.

Lara de Belder is a phenomenally talented London, UK-based, North Yorkshire-born, University of Leeds and Royal Academy of Music-trained, indie jazz/blues solo artist, musical director, and actor, who sings with a vocal output that you will always remember fondly.

‘’I’ve been interested in writing my own material for a long time and dabbled in the past, but before the first lockdown hit the UK I was involved in several bands and projects and that was where I was putting most of my energy. I didn’t yet fully believe in myself as a writer and solo artist, so the self-doubt found its comfort in prioritising these other ventures. It wasn’t until we literally couldn’t do our gigs and other projects that I realised the opportunity that was being presented.’’ ~ Lara de Belder

With the excellent producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Rodwell on board, Lara de Belder closes the door on a broken room that has too many cracked walls to live in – as she tried to ignore it for so long – and regrets waiting until everything shattered right in front of her. With superlative vocals from a highly-praised singer who is in inspired form, you will feel like you have just witnessed an extraordinary track performed with that rare quality you have been waiting all year for.

It’s All Over‘ from the decorated London, UK-based indie jazz/blues solo artist, musical director, and actor, Lara de Belder, is a sensational single that could be in any era, due to the smokey class and outstanding ambience. Her voice is so vintage and she shows us the consequences when a former lover left that once-sweet love for dead. This is class personified and a release that is quite clearly something extra special.

Hear this sizzling experience on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen