Single Reviews 25/04/22

Published on 25 April 2022 at 11:15

Words: Adam Wright


Welcome to OSM’s weekly roundup of the latest indie tunes. Each week we pick a selection of songs that have most caught our eye over the last week or so. Kicking things off is our Single Of The Week. This week, it comes from Headshinkers. Their a band who’ve been steadily creating a buzz for several months and one listen to new track, ‘Monocle’ will show you why. Its punky and gloomy sound bares the influence of acts like Fontaine’s DC and The Cure; featuring captivating guitar lines and chanty choruses. The track comes from the group’s forthcoming EP - set for release in June. 


The K’s new tune, ‘Hometown’, dropped on Friday and further asserts the band as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the independent scene. Its raucous britpop-inspired sound has already been turning the heads of national radio. Its grandiose and euphoric sound makes the track the perfect song with which to embark on a massive UK tour - tickets for which are on sale now...moving onto a more poppy sound now: this cut comes from The Gold Supply. The tune, called ‘Never The Same Again’ showcases the group’s experimental approach to their sound. A soulful and funky inspired rhythm gives the track its groove but misty vocals and dreamy synths give it a distinctive ambient feeling. The combination of such sounds creates an engaging song that is as relaxing as it is fresh-sounding…next this week is the new single from Skylights. Their new tune, ‘Nothing Left To Say’ exhibits a slightly softer side to the rock band. Bright and subtle guitars take to the foreground for large chunks of the band’s first real attempt at a rock ballad: complete with its stadium-ready arching choruses and soft interludes. The tune is the second to be taken from the band’s debut album - released early next month - and suggests the LP won’t be one you want to miss...Up next is the new track from the Manchester-based quintet, Gathering of Strangers. The group’s new tune, ‘Naked & Blind’ is an infectious blend of dark vocals and pounding indie rock rhythms. The song’s emotional lyrics - which focus on finding strength in vulnerability - match the changeability in its instrumentation and give the track a true sense of honesty and depth…This week’s next tune comes from solo artist, Lee Ford. The singer released ‘Push Bikes’ on Friday and, with it, he’s kicked off his 2022. The track, which centers around concepts of nostalgia, features infectious indie rock rhythms that build on the raw nature of its preceding singles: putting Ford on the path for a successful year…sticking with a solo artist for this week’s last pick: this next one comes from the Irish electro-pop artist, Sarah McTernan. The tune, titled ‘Gotta Get Out’, fuses together elements of neo-soul and electro-pop to create a bold sounding dance tune that puts its infectious rhythms at its heart. Having already gathered support from several radio stations, McTernan is hoping to reach new heights in 2022. 


All of the above releases can be listened to now on our Spotify Playlist here.


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