Indie band The Burma have shared latest single ‘Sleepers’, and let’s just say this psychedelic-infused gem will have you singing along with its anthemic-like lyrics within an instant. Not heavy on the listener’s palette with its smooth and light indie production, one could easily think back on days of innocence, youth and maybe a little bit of rebellion.
The band previously shared their excitement about unveiling sharing ‘Sleepers’ on social media: “Sleepers” is probably our favourite song we’ve recorded as a band to date and we’ve been loving playing it live! “
A band that enjoys crafting a nostalgia-driven and indie infused sound , their lyrics are always relatable in some way and that is what makes this band one to watch. This track was also mastered by Richard Dowling who has worked with world famous rock and alternative acts that include David Bowie and Foo Fighters to name a few.
Life is more than just a runway show or performance stage with The Assist’s latest track ‘Television Kid’. An indie track that will have you chained to its rhythm, the band wrote this song about all those people constantly chasing attention and fame. As an effect, they lose their sense of reality and end up spiraling, losing things that they hold close to their heart in the process. The band have been going strong independently since their inception in 2014, performing alongside acts like Blossoms and Black Honey. Not feeling the need to conform to a certain sound, the act experiment with hip-hop, disco textures, and any topic their heart desires – badass.
Vocalist Mikey shares:“Ambition is an admirable trait and I’m a strong advocate for having dreams that we live and die by. However, it is important to ensure that whilst chasing our dreams we are aware of the bigger picture that is life. In order to grow and maintain a realistic outlook on life it is important to acknowledge that defeat is very much possible and as individuals we aren’t invincible.”
Released via South America Records today ,alternative rock artist Beach Tiger track ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ gives us a taste of his upcoming album Yenta. The album is scheduled to be released on the 21st May via Southern America Records. Beach Tiger definitely does not disappoint in his latest release as it proves to be the perfect recipe for his sound which permeates through the awesome vocals. If this track is anything to go by then it would definitely be worthwhile listening to the full album when released.
‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ has a catchy melodic tune to it and is an earworm to look out for, as the lyrics cover an interestingly rocky relationship. Beach Tiger, who sounds similar to the likes of Passion Pit, Real Estate and Imagine Dragons, brought forth his vocals in this track with uplifting indie tones in a perfect masterpiece. The lyrics are in stark contrast to the melodic tune, yet has just the right amount of spiciness to it – an auditory meal perfected by an auditory master chef. If auditory Master Chef competitions were anything to go by then, ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is an awesome track delivering in all the right places and leading you on an auditory explosion of artistic talent.
Bridging the gap between alt-rock and indie pop, Greater Manchester’s Cultures have been plying their trade across the region for the last four years, and their intelligent and idiosyncratic brand of indie has been turning heads and picking up traction ever since.
With an equal focus on both head and heart within their lyricism, the band have succeeded in elevating themselves head and shoulders above their contemporaries, something that has afforded the band high profile support slots across some of Manchester’s most iconic venues, including Germany’s Giant Rooks at Night & Day Café, and Marsicans at The Deaf Institute – a venue the band have since gone on to headline in front of a rapturous audience, cementing themselves as one of Manchester’s most promising new bands.
The band’s latest single ‘Ghost’ succeeds in merging both the band’s aesthetics; a combination of brooding indie rock buoyed by rousing synth-pop. “For us in the band, the song has come to represent a huge number of different feelings and concepts as it’s developed” explains frontman Josh Spivey. “The lyrics “you never needed someone to take you home” refer to coming to realise that you are more capable of being independent than you knew and in “she never saw you as skin and bones” I try to tackle the idea of how people’s perceptions of each other can be completely different from our own ideas of ourselves. I think we have a habit of assuming that people think the worst of us when people are actually really good when given the chance.”
And in that, Spivey seems to get right to the heart of not just the track, but the band themselves – always looking for the silver lining, ever aware of the clouds it outlines.