Due to my lack of recent blogging I haven’t done a new music post in absolutely ages and I thought it was time to change that. So here is a massive welcome back to ‘Music to Soundtrack Your Week’. I know how much I love discovering new bands so hopefully you guys will too.
With festival season in full swing it’s time to appreciate some of the newer bands on the line ups. I am incredibly excited for Slam Dunk at the end of April , so much so that I am doing two dates – watch out Leeds and London!
Set it off have been one of my most played bands on iTunes over the past few months when I discovered their album ‘Duality’. For me 2015 seems to be a massive year for pop punk and set it off have fulfilled all of the requirements which I have for this genre. Cody’s vocals are melodic, powerful and dam right mesmerising. Every track across the album is big, punchy and so catchy I can’t stop listening. At the beginning of May I will be seeing the band when they tour with Decade and again at Slam Dunk and I am so excited.
Wars supported Bury Tomorrow when I saw them in Rugby last month and for a newly formed band supporting in their home town it could have gone one of two ways; fortunately the band blew away any expectations that I had. They’ve got two tracks (one of which is below) that have been played on Daniel P Carter’s rock show and their debut EP is out in May and I’m pretty excited for it. They’re pretty similar genre wise to Bury Tomorrow, combining raw vocals with clean vocals and the results are enough to be excited about.
Now I generally don’t really like female fronted bands, I tend to not find their vocals as strong as males, and you can notice any imperfections much quicker. This is why I was surprised how much I loved Against The Current. My editor sent me a track and instantly I was hooked. Their new EP ‘Gravity’ is out now and it’s insanely catchy. Again another pop punk band, and the perfect band to make me feel summery.
The final band for this week is shockingly another female fronted band: but this one you’ve certainly all heard of: Pvris! They played an insanely intimate show at London’s Barfly a few weeks back and I was gutted I was busy that night, but it’s another reason Slam Dunk is going to rock. ‘My House’ is probably one of the first tracks of theirs I heard and I don’t tend to throw emotions around openly but they’ve stolen my heart. There’s something special about them.