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Summer Anthem

Harri Larkin mainlined affectionate adrenaline into their pop-punk-hooked summer anthem, Dopamine

After discovering the immense talent that lingers in the larynx (it is a powerhouse in itself) of Harri Larkin through her Christmas collaboration with Sam Scherdel, we couldn’t wait to get stuck into her three-piece band’s latest single, Dopamine.

Drunk on affection-derived highs and vexed by the subsequent aftermath of anxious uncertainty, Sheffield’s hottest DIY alternative outfit pierced the funk-grooved rhythms with catchy enough to be cosmic pop-punk hooks. The summer staple that achieves elevated status through the infusion of indie guitars and demurely jazzy vocal lines that sultrily lead you into the choruses would be paralysing if they weren’t so galvanising.

After John Kennedy (Radio X) chose Harri Larkin out of 1578 other applicants to headline the BBC Introducing Library Stage at Tramlines, recording their single, Bonfire Toffee, for BBC Introducing Live in 2022 and the track was included in BBC Introducing Sheffield’s Top 50 Tracks of the Year countdown, there is no doubt in our minds that Harri Larkin will be moving on to even greater things.

Stream Dopamine, which hit the airwaves on May 26 on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Get your summer soul-fix with the electronica producer, Nathan Maurice’s baby I need your love

Nathan Maurice lay down a tapestry of old-school soul in his latest single, baby I need (your love). The vibe-driven mix starts with the sample of archaic soul vocals before building a buzzing summer anthem, slickened with lush reverb, vibrant beats, and crescendos you would understand if your heart stopped for.

When his classical work isn’t on repeat on Classical FM, the Birmingham, UK-based composer and producer is featured on Radio 1 with his electronic project, Lorenz System. If that doesn’t tell you all that you need to know about Maurice’s luminary presence in the electronica world, I’ll assume you are past the point of comprehension.

Hear baby I need your love for yourselves via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham go for fun times again with ‘Day Drinkin’

The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham go ‘Day Drinkin‘ and this is a terrific song that helps us reminisce easier times.

This Chicago-based Hip Hop/R&B group comprises of rappers, singers, producers, writers plus sound engineers to keep the engine running smoothly.

This is the summer anthem that we all needed. A song about just enjoying yourself during the day, staying away from the wolves of the night, all in the name of pure fun. Your close friends are right by you, the day is but a youngster and you want to enjoy the day with a few innocent shots of your choice.

Taken off the latest EP ‘Summer League Madness‘, this is a mellow party anthem for those weekend days when you want to have fun. ‘Day Drinkin‘ from The Startin’ Lineup & Ryanne Abraham is the song our tired bodies needed to remember those times that will happen again, when the world calms down.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen