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BIRCHES shows us how to brush away that sad sorrow on ‘SEE YOURSELF TOMORROW’

Guiding us through the sadness and showing us which light-filled door to open, BIRCHES bravely leads us into a better world with smiles guaranteed all day on ‘SEE YOURSELF TOMORROW‘.

BIRCHES (formally We Are The Trees) is a DIY Northern Irish indie emo band who are proudly self-produced and seemed to thrive creatively during this recent pandemic.

More of a ballad, a moody track, than our more upbeat tracks. It focuses on mental health and we hope it can encourage our listeners to speak with their friends and family about any problem or issue they are having in their life”. ~ BIRCHES

Reminding one of the classic USA band The Shins and taking us for a revealing ride through life in their signature way, BIRCHES claw their way bravely to the top of the food chain with rampaging riffs that might cause you to blush uncontrollably. Soaked with a vocally enthused vigor, this might be one of your new playlist faves for 2022 when you need a natural boost.

SEE YOURSELF TOMORROW‘ from Northern Irish indie emo band BIRCHES is a really terrific soundtrack to finding freedom again. After being locked inside for too long, this is that call to speak up if you have been going through a traumatic period of upheaval in this confusion-packed world. Performed with genuine passion and desire, this is a simply excellent song made with such pure intentions.

Life should be about helping others through dark times when you’re able to help.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Black Beach Baby – Nothing – Band Explores The Melodies And Energy Of Brit-Pop On New, Exciting Single.

Black Beach Baby set out to create an eclectic, original and edgy sound – somewhere in between pop, indie and alternative rock, but with a slick, modern sound. The band is quickly becoming a solid name within the local music scene, and not only: their recent release “Nothing” is actually with something!

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. Cheekiness aside, this song is a great example of the band’s remarkable sound and ability to focus on high-quality songwriting that feels engaging and appealing.

“Nothing” feels very natural for the band, as Black Beach Baby dives into a direct arrangement where interlacing melodies are essential to the “movement” and feel of the track. The song really strikes for its raw and emotional energy, combined with the skilled musicianship of the band members. The track is a particularly amazing example of the band’s taste for energy and dance-friendly grooves. The vocals in the song have a broad scope and can easily swing from low to high, really controlling the dynamic response of the whole track, adding energy when needed and kicking it back when some more intimacy is required.

On this particular track, Black Beach Baby’s work reminds me of artists as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, The Shins or Kaiser Chiefs, going for a very powerful and instinctive approach that really adds appeal and interest to the song.

A&R Factory Present: Wingman

Wingman is an alternative rock band that lives at the juxtaposition of pop sensible and melancholy.

After years of frustrating and failed personal pursuits, members Con Davison and Dan Stewart met and formed their sound while playing as the rhythm section for another notable indie band, Ancient Mariner. Their debut record, Honcho, tells stories of stolen money, losing faith, and fighting crippling anxiety, all while being delivered by fuzzy guitars and infectious melody.

Self produced and engineered, the duo recruited Brett Bullion (Bad Bad Hats, John Mark Nelson) to mix the record and Huntley Miller (Low, Aero Flynn) for the master.

Their first single, Giant Microphone, boasts grit and groove in which bobbing your head becomes second nature.

The second single, In Comes Rushing In, is a clean and moody track, that builds in intensity and power; all the while never losing its melancholy sweetness.

Honcho will be out on June 10th.