Hello and welcome once again to the OSM weekly single round up. We hope this list keeps you occupied over the week ahead. As ever, we’ll kick things off with this week’s choice for our Single Of The Week. This week we’ve gone for the track from the Brighton-based Porridge Radio. Their new tune, titled ‘Back to the Radio’, was born out of front person Dana Margolin’s own feelings of loneliness. Her captivating vocal guides the song’s instrumentation into a blaze of desperate teenage angst. It feels like the band are well and truly on their way.
Onto other new release and we have a track everyone’s talking about. After a significant spell away from the limelight, Florence and the Machine dropped a surprise single last week. The track, named ‘King’ sees Florence dive deep into concepts of femininity and motherhood, and does so amidst a triumphant, all-conquering musical backdrop. Fans will no doubt be excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for one the best indie acts of the last 15 years. ..Next up this week is the new track from The Chase. Their fresh indie-rock sound has been capturing our attention, as well as the attention of many others, for some time. Their new tune, titled ‘I’m The Man’ features an infectious rhythm section, a hoarse vocal and, most prevalently, a daringly rock ’n’ roll attitude. ..We’re sticking with indie-rock with this next, too. It’s the new tune from the Southampton-based Regent. The tune, named ‘Yes It’s Love’, is as full fat indie-rock as it gets. Thick bass and dirty guitar lines take center stage, while the Stereophonics-inspired vocal delivers a compelling lyric that strives to answer life’s difficult questions...the next single comes from the post-punk and North Wales-based outfit, Maines. The track is called Ascendence and features the kind of thrashing instrumentation that leaves little room for breath. The band’s relentless and unforgiving approach to their blunt sound singles them out as one of the most raucous bands on this week’s list. ..Next we have the new drop from the Dunfermline-based Birrell or Biscuit. Their new tune, ‘Dinnerladies’ centers around themes of admiration; centering round the unsung working class heroes of the modern day. It does so with a backdrop of gentle indie-pop instrumentation and an equally soothing vocal performance. The song comes with a great music video that you can view here, and they are also playing for us in Hull next week with tickets available here...continuing with the indie-pop genre is this next tune. It comes from Nikki & The Waves. The group, which formed in Liverpool, dropped ‘Online Chess’ on Friday. The song was written in lockdown and explores the humour in mundane life. It’s synth heavy and poppy sound gives the song a fun-loving vibe and sets the stage for an enjoyable 2022 for the band. ,,Back onto indie rock again with ‘Marathon In Heels’. It’s the latest release from the Mansfield-based The Publics. The track, which centers around themes of regret, bears the influence of 2010s indie rock acts like The Wombats and Catfish and the Bottlemen, but does so in a way that keeps their sound fresh.