October Playlist

With festival season a dim and distant memory it’s time to get on the trial of new music to warm your cockles, so check out the run down of what’s been on rotation at ALBL towers over the past month!!

Findlay – Greasy Love

Manchester exile Findlay unleashes her biggest sounding track to date Greasy Love, ballsy, bluesy, sleazy and sexy!! Available now as a single with a full EP released 24th November you can also catch her live in late November and early December.

Vellocet – Cosmic Blues

New single from Stoke based four-piece Vellocet released via new record label Clandestine Records on the 21st October. If you like your rock with serious riffs this is the track for you!  Heavy, psychedelic and blues heavy monster that pulls no punches, the band have recently supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and All The Young. Download the track here

The Darlingtons – Don’t Give Me Hope

Guaranteed to pull on your heart-strings The Darlingtons latest release Don’t Give Me Hope is a melancholy and melodic slice of post-rock. Set for release on the 25th November with b-side Contagious, Courageous keep your eyes peeled for gigs before the end of the year.

Born Thief – An Inch Of Doubt

Time to take things a bit funky now with the debut single An Inch Of Doubt from Leeds band Born Thief.  A late night disco meets Daft Punk piece of laid back funk. Available now to download here

Weatherbird – Johnny Strange

Young up-starts from Birmingham Weatherbird released their Cut Me Loose EP at the end of October, this is lead track Johnny Strange which harnesses a Document era REM melodic sound with a powerful contrast of driving heavy rock guitar in the chorus.

Shannon Wardrop – Take You Home (Tongue In Cheek)

This track and the EP have been around for a while now from singer/songwriter Shannon Wardrop. A definite nod to the blues and the groups that took that sound forward in the 60’s Take You Home (Tongue In Cheek) is a raw, foot-stomping groover of a track. Available now on the Medicine EP as a free download here

Blossoms – Blow

Fresh from supporting Mutineers at Sound Control this is Manchester outfit Blossoms and their single Blow a wonderful Hammond organ ride through the world of dark psychedelia. Don’t know too much more at the moment so stay posted.

Richard Judge – Show Me Love

From the ashes of I Dream In Colour comes Richard Judge and his solo project. It’s great to see the big, anthemic sound of his previous band still lives on in Richard’s solo work, a track that builds around a heartfelt vocal and marching beat that’s beautifully lifted by strings to the climax of the song.

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