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Track of the Week: Not Enough // Spares

Track of the Week

October 19, 2015

Heavy footed guitar stomps onto the scene, announcing Spares’ presence with an unapologetic level of confidence. This brazen Liverpool based band sure knows how to make an impact, with Adam Boyd’s drumming lending ‘Not Enough’ it’s purposeful stride from start to finish. Vocally, the drawling tone is reminiscent of Miles Kane – which probably has something to do with the latter’s Wirral upbringing. From a lyrical and indeed melodic perspective, it’s quite an angry construction – epitomised by the “you know we’re not enough, you know we’re not enough” cries which bring the song to a close.

The track was first premiered on BBC Introducing last week and has since then been reviewed on a number of blogs. A word that is bandied about all too often in the music industry is “talent”, but these lads really do have a lot of potential, and so it’ll be interesting to chart their progress over months to come.

If you like what you hear you can like Spares on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Article by Beth Kirkbride

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Track of the Week: Joey Says We Got It // The Orielles

Track of the Week

September 14, 2015

Opening with a chilled out melody which is reminiscent of Beach Fossils, The Orielles’ surf pop track ‘Joey Says We Got It’ is a nice gentle way to ease yourself into a new week.

A welcome change in a genre which is often dominated by male frontmen, Esme Dee Hand-Halford’s vocal gives the track a refreshing edge. As she warbles “you don’t know your name / though it sounds insane”, it’s hard not to find yourself singing along to this meticulously catchy construction, even only after a few listens through.

In marked contrast to the band’s previous releases, this is a song with a definite sense of direction. The backdrop to the song is a tightly controlled yet ambling melody, with catchy hooks and a relaxed beat. It’s almost arrogant-sounding “in my own time” pace is indicative of the band’s growing confidence, as they are undoubtedly going to find themselves presented with bigger and better opportunities if they can only keep making music as good as this.

‘Joey Says We Got It’ is set to be released on the 17th October, via Weiner Records, as part of Cassette Store Day.

Article by Beth Kirkbride 

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