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I’ve had loads of bands and artists send me new music over the past few weeks. I’ve had a good listen and I’ve chosen my favourite ten tunes, starting with this beauty from Darling Boy. Enjoy…

 


DARLING BOY – WASTE MY DAYS


Darling BOY, or Alex Gold, (for that is his given name) is an entirely self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and actor. In 2016, he starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Joe Strummer in the feature film ‘London Town’, and more recently played Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan in the West End Small Faces musical, ‘All Or Nothing’. As if all that wasn’t enough, Alex has also joined Supergrass’ Danny Goffey’s new band, switching between bass, guitar and drums. Here’s ‘Waste My days’…


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NOVUSTORY – MONSTER 


Power fronted alt-rock band Novustory create stadium worthy bangers from a glorified shed in Manchester. Vocalzone and dR Drums UK endorsed, Novustory have previously recorded for fashion magazine GLAMOUR and Virgin Radio, following wide acclaim from both. For fans of Royal Blood, Yonaka & Muse, their versatility and dynamic abilities have seen them thrive supporting the likes of metal rockers, ‘Dream State’, indie pop-influenced ‘The Lottery Winners’ and stadium rockers ‘BANG BANG ROMEO’. Their latest single ‘Edible’ is below…


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MARC TODD – FEEL LIKE A HURRICANE


Alt-Folk newcomer Marc Todd draws influences from Ray LaMontagne, Nick Drake, PJ Harvey and Jonny Cash, all tracks deliver melancholic lyrics and exhilarating guitar rifts that keep an audience on their toes. If you want music that is honest, passionate and true, then this is for you. Marc is regularly featured on Pat Lyon’s (Spokesperson of Fat White Family) PH7 radio show and has a couple of single releases in 2016, with Fast Factory Records in New York under his belt.

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METHODS – BACK OF YOUR HAND


Influenced by life and their soundings along with the likes of Joy Division, Depeche Mode, The National & Interpol METHODS formed with the mutual understanding to do things our way and write what we love. Ash Bradley – Vocals, Jon Nash – Synths, Ryan Deakin – Guitar, Adam Hall – Bass and Pete Bates – Drums. Methods have made their mark with their own dark sounding synth indie anthems. The Midlands-based 5 piece have been gaining recognition in the last few years, playing countless shows to crowds across the UK. With just 2 official singles released so far, the band have been garnering support from the likes of BBC Introducing WM as well as nominations at the Birmingham Music Awards and Black Country Music Awards. Check out latest realease ‘Back Of Your Hand’ here…


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UNO-MAS – BORED


With not a lot online, UNO MAS are a 4 piece unsigned indie rock band based in Manchester. I’m loving their latest single ‘Bored’ check it out here:


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THE LAPELS – GET IN LANE


The Lapels emerged onto the music scene in a blitz of raucous live shows and critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson. Right from the beginning, they have built a steady fan base through a relentless tour schedule. ‘Get In Lane’ is The Lapels latest offering…


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M-40 – FALLING


Manchester indie band M-40, the band consists of vocals Lee Kennedy, Lead Guitar and songwriter Alan Lamb, bass player Justin Lamb, drummer Steven “Basher” Bailey. I’m a big fan of their most recent release ‘Falling’…


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CASCADE – ANGELS PATH


CASCADE are a British rock band based in Guildford, Surrey. Since starting in 2017 the band have very quickly began to prove their worth accumulating thousands of streams since their debut single, “Listen Now”. The band went on their first UK tour following this which concluded with a sold-out hometown show with a crowd of over two hundred. Since this, the band have sold out shows in Guildford regularly and have shared stages with larger acts such as Jesus Jones, Planet, Cassia, Moses & more. Their latest release ‘Angels Path’ is below…


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WE ARE PARKAS – MEDICATION 


An indie rock quartet hailing from Bristol, who are old enough to remember the 90’s and smart enough to know they’re never coming back. Expect nothing less than bone-crushing riffs, anthemic choruses and songs that drip with irresistible attitude. Check out ‘Medication’ now…


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WEEKDAZE – (DONT) TELL ME 


Formed in Sheffield Weekdaze are made up of Shay Toal (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), George Phillips (Bass), James Clarke (Drums) and Jay Burfield (Guitar). Their latest single (Dont) Tell Me.


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RACHEL BROWN


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