Singles of the Week
Spring has well and truly sprung and while we're warned that more seasonal weather is supposed to be returning, right now we're looking out of TMF towers seeing nothing but blue sky. Fingers crossed that we have another week of cracking tunes to help us soak in the sun...
Imagine if Aqua had slightly more serious older siblings - that's the effect of 'Let It Go'.
Dragonette - Let it Go by Dragonette
Hefner leader Jack Hayter launches his new twelve part single series with 'The Shackleton', a comical folk tale from the streets of London played out on just an acoustic guitar accompanied by Jack’s distinctive gloomy drawl. Whilst it is hardly the most original of offerings, it is a pleasant affair that bodes well for the series as a whole.
Check out our exclusive snaps from the Derby trio's penultimate date on their tour with InMe.
Noah And The Whale
A bit of fiddle goes a long way for triumphant folk-pop Whalers.
It's a welcome return by The School, with their unique brand of retro pop goodness. 'Never Thought I'd See The Day' seems to have been uncannily timed for the gorgeous weather and is the perfect soundtrack to kick off the spring. Released on an EP with three other tracks, it's a tempting taster of the unbridled joy that we can expect from their soon-to-be-released album.
The new EP from Isle Of Wight four-piece The Shutes is perfectly pleasant fare if you're into your indie rock with a splash of psychedelia, but fairly samey for everyone else. Echo Of Love won't rewrite any rule books but the five tracks pass by without much fuss and while they aren't exactly dull, they inspire little other than a gentle nod-along. But don't just take our word for it, grab a free download of 'She Said' below.
The first single to be taken from Theme Park's debut album, 'Two Hours' is yet further evidence of why the London four-piece have been eagerly buzzed about. A sharp, delightful three minutes of indie rock joy, you could listen to 'Two Hours' consecutively for its titular time period and not get bored by its finely crafted hook and lush keys.
Stirring stuff from Camdenites Tribes on the emotive 'Corner Of An English Field', the latest track taken from their excellent debut album Baby. An ode to Ou Est La Swimming Pool's Charlie Haddon, lead singer Johnny Lloyd's lifelong friend, it's an utterly sublime effort - perfect for a festival lighter moment or quieter moments of reflection. Think Tribes are just raucous rock'n'rollers? Think again.
Single of the Week
We're really rather taken by the Derby trio LostAlone who have come back in a big way with sophomore effort I'm A UFO In This City. 'Love Will Eat You Alive' is one of its many highlights and showcases their tricks: big chorus, crunching riffs and an arresting lead vocal from Steven Battelle. Catchy, expansive and just brilliant.