HL London: The New Wave British Sound Part 1

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Coming to us from London, another chance to review some of the indie-rock bands showcased recently, all of whom are attracting coverage and airplay from media outlets all over the world. Jump right in, give the sound a listen.

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I hope you find lots of new music you enjoy! 

Andrea x

                                                                                                                                         

The Reveurs
Take a Bow 
16 March 2015

'Take a Bow' is a storming new track from The Reveurs, a four piece Manchester based rock/indie band who are committed to writing and performing intense, unique and lyrically engaging indie-rock anthems.

Formed in late 2013, the band consists of Gary Nelson (Vocals/Guitar), Iain Brewster (Guitar/Backing vocals), Adam Molyneux (Bass) and Ben Devenport (Drums).

Channeling musical influences such as Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, The Reveurs have found strong support in Manchester and are ready to take their music beyond their home city to further add to their already expanding fanbase.
 
Social
www.thereveurs.co.uk
www.facebook.com/thereveurs
www.twitter.com/thereveursuk
http://instagram.com/thereveurs
 

Gigs
14th March - Manchester Academy 3
16th March - West Steer Live - Sheffield
27th March - Verve Bar - Leeds
3rd April - Sound - Liverpool
25th - Etihad Stadium (City Square)
3rd May - Castle Hotel - Manchester
6th June - Carpe Diem - Leeds


"They played to arguably the biggest audience I’ve seen in Night and Day since the end of last year as well, bringing with them many fans who got right behind them,
The Reveurs will grow and are well worth seeing live, as they establish themselves, they can only continue to get better.” Mancunian Ways

 

                                                                                                                                   

Milo's Planes
Aural Palate Cleaning Exercises 
23 March 2015

Lead Tracks: 
Lost Talent
Only Listen
Two Feet in a Crowd

Formed in Bristol in 2013, melodic hardcore/punk band Milo's Planes began as a duo of Joe Sherrin (guitar, vocals and bass) and Harry Sherrin (drums and backing vocals).  After recording their first album they were joined by Charlie Horne (bass and backing vocals) who was a natural fit, sharing a love of Wire, Fugazi, Leatherface, Lync, Rites of Spring, early Modest Mouse and Pavement.  

Priding themselves on their DIY approach to their music, the trio record and produce all their tracks themselves on a sixteen track in Harry's bedroom. Joe's guitar playing is influenced heavily by the nineties emo/post hardcore band Lync; he uses a off-beat  tunings as a means to create interesting chords.  

The band have earned support slots for Eagulls, Skaters, Traams, Electric Eel Shock and their hero Mike Watt, who made a cameo appearance in their music video for 'Two Feet In a Crowd'.

'Aural Palate Cleaning Exercises' has been a labour of love with Joe spending months re-ordering track listings, carefully editing exact track lengths, dropping songs and adding piano interludes/snippets of radio samples to make it flow as one complete piece.
 
Of the subject matter, Joe says largely focuses on his experiences within soul destroying, bureaucratic admin jobs and the seemingly endless supply of bizarrely ordinary characters that can only be found within these roles.

He explains "A large part of the fun I have writing lyrics is studying the mundane to the point where tiny details can be unearthed, exposed as real concerns and then exaggerated upon maniacally as a way for me to express the true feelings of frantic despair I feel sitting at a desk for 8 hours of my day.  Being pretentious I would say a running theme of the album is using language as a means to disguise tiny, nit-picky & personal matters as universally angry subjects worth shouting about."

In between 'A Letter In Confidence' and 'Interlude 2' is a hidden track; a shortened acoustic version of an earlier track - this was a concious effort to end the album in what Joe describes as a "dissonance of feedback which quickly resolves into something pretty & melancholy, with the album's final words ("I have good intentions, but I never know why") a statement intended to summarize the whole album."
 
"A band who are fast, furious and who ooze passion and drive. A band who evoke memories of all your favourite bands and who surprise you with punchy, urgent melodies when you’re least expecting to find them. And a band who are more than the sum of their parts, with busy songs chock full of ideas.And most importantly we’re left with a band who now have their own sound and identity and who don’t deserve to be described by referencing other bands anymore." - Louder Than War

"Young kids who tore it up big time; reminded me of Rites of Spring" - Mike Watt and The Missingmen
 
"Having spent their first year dropping a string of statement releases, it’s not really strange that Milo’s Planes have kicked off the new one with such resolute volume… The aggression and sheer pummel of the music does the talking, coming in a coherent package of joyous flair and rippling guitars, that so greatly echoes Sonic Youth and other fuzz-endorsing bands." - Bristol Live Magazine
 
"It’s a confident track (Two Feet In a Crowd), breezy and catchy; distorted vocals you can shout along with and a finish that builds nicely. I’m impressed with Milo's Planes and recommend you check them out." - Tales From the Middle 8

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/milos-planes
Private Album Link: https://soundcloud.com/milos-planes/sets/private-album-preview/s-NZQpc


Social Links
https://www.youtube.com/user/MilosPlanes/videos
https://www.facebook.com/MilosPlanes
https://twitter.com/milosplanes
milosplanes.bandcamp.com
http://milosplanes.bigcartel.com/

Gigs
January 23rd - Stag & Hounds, Bristol

                                                                                                                                      

King Kartel
Come At Me Now 
30 March 2015


“King Kartel reanimate the glory days of The Jam & The Libertines. Many bands have tried that trick before, but there’s something highly appealing about the Manchester band’s efforts”
RADAR - NME MAGAZINE

Released on CD and as a digital download 'Come At Me Now' is the highly anticipated new single from King Kartel, a band renowned for their infectious indie-infused rock.

Formed in September 2012, King Kartel wasted no time in taking the UK and Ireland by storm through a successful tour to support the release of their debut single ‘Stone Cold Killer’, which has now racked up an impressive 29,000 views on Youtube. 

The quartet, mainly hailing from Northern Ireland quickly caught the attention of Riggsy from the BBC’s ‘Across the Line’ who gave ‘Stone Cold Killer’ plenty of airplay, heralding them as hometown heroes, a claim justified by a string of sold out shows in and around Newry.

Riggsy describes the band as having an “eye for a hook!” and Philly Taggart from BBC Radio 1 says King Kartel produce “cheeky guitar pop in the vein of The Fratellis and The Courteeners”. 

'Come At Me Now' prove the King Kartel aren't afraid to embrace their pop sensibilities which combine with their indie rock sound to create a storming single which is set to raise the profile of the Manchester based band even higher.
 
Both tracks were written by Hugh McCreesh (King Kartel)

Music by King Kartel

Social Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/kingkartelofficial

https://twitter.com/KingKartelUK

https://soundcloud.com/king-kartel

Live:
February 20th - Barfly, Camden, London
March 20th - Verve Bar, Leeds
March 27th - Night & Day, Manchester
April 24th - Stone Roses Bar, York
April 25th - Live Lounge, Blackburn
May 2nd - Single Launch Night, Manchester, details tbc
May 9th - Proud, Camden, London
 

                                                                                                                                                

I, Us & We
Mono 
6 April 2015

Lead Tracks: Lanterns, Sunday

Jordan Doverspike, Evan Doverspike and Aaron Doverspike are brothers based in California who write and perform captivating dream pop they describe as "clean and unadulterated".

Their EP, the beautifully atmospheric 'Mono' was recorded in their home studio and produced by Chad Marshman over the course of several weeks.  Taking a collaborative approach, the brothers found that some tracks came more easily than others, but the advantage of recording from a home studio meant that they could act immediately whenever inspiration struck.

'Mono' is a fluid collection of songs featuring enigmatic sounds and vocal harmonies that ebb and flow, with each track differing in tone.  The upbeat opening track 'Lanterns' is perfectly juxtaposed with the ethereal and climactic 'Sunday'. Third track 'Free is ominously somber whereas closing track 'Alive' ends the EP on an optimistic note.

"This seraph’s song envelops us with a sense so cold it burns." Danny Davenport

“…like cleansing your ears with a new sound that wipes away the stress. Its cryptic, its atmospheric, its quite fantastic, to be honest.” CityScope Blog

“‘Sunday’ is a lush synth-driven glide with a nifty modern take on some soft-focus 80s production. Call it chillwave, call it synthwave, call it what you want, it’ll still sooth your soul just as well whichever way.”
Record Rewind Play

"Wondrous and dreamy synth-pop with exceptional vocals – so mirage-like in quality that your perceptions will be happily bewildered."
Raw Ramp


Social:
www.twitter.com/iusandwe
www.facebook.com/iusandwe
www.instagram.com/i_us_and_we
http://iusandwe.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/iusandwe


Credits:
All tracks written and performed by Jordan Doverspike, Evan Doverspike and Aaron Doverspike who are all registered with ASCAP. Body Art by Jeffrey Locke.