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Taking Back Tomorrow have made their supersonic orchestral indie rock debut, In This Moment

If anyone ordered the male version of The Last Dinner Party, judging by the cinematically theatrical flair of their orchestrally cut debut single, In This Moment, they’ve arrived in the form of Taking Back Tomorrow.

Exhilarating from the first augmented rock-licked breath, the symphonic pop-rock mash-up exudes the charisma of Queen, slick indie style in the same vein as Editors, and orchestral layers intense enough to bring Vangelis to climax.

The synergy exhibited between the instrumentals as they spark electricity and work their way towards Blockbuster OST-esque crescendos and within the euphonically layered harmonies is unparalleled. Pour into that mix the sticky sweet extolling of mindfulness and living for the moment and you’ve got a track that transcends your ordinary earworm; there isn’t a part of your anatomy that Taking Back Tomorrow will leave unaltered.

The first thing you’ll think after having your face melted by the debut is how long has the Stoke-on-Trent 5-piece been sitting on their virtuosic talent; the second is when are they releasing their sophomore single. If any newcomer in 2024 is capable of a sure-fire trajectory straight to the top of the charts, it is Taking Back Tomorrow. Watch this space; if they can come in this strong with their debut, there’s no telling what they will do next.

In This Moment was officially released on May 4th; stream the single on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jupiter’s Beard plead for leaders on indie rock ‘Mr. Billionaire’

Stoke-On-Trent rockers Jupiter’s Beard are back with their new indie track that fires through the streets on ‘Mr. Billionaire‘.

From the backdrop of post-industrial struggle, Jupiter’s Beard have galvanized the youth in their home city of Stoke-on-Trent. Their close musical bond, formed during early school years, has driven Jupiter’s Beard to deliver a well-developed sound and artistic maturity that is so clear to see. They are ready for the big time. This is a band that rocks.

Mr. Billionaire‘ is a call for those with money to do better. We need good leaders at this time to see what is needed to fully help the UK. Right now, things are a mess and funding is needed to keep the music scene as healthy as possible. With fiery indie rock vocals that shines through, I love the rhythm of this new single from Jupiter’s Beard. They do their best to inspire the local community and are a band we can all get behind.

Stream here on Spotify to hear this fab track.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen