"... oozing a romanticism akin to the likes of Richard Hawley, as Hale’s deep, impassioned vocals gracefully glide throughout”
Hailing from Barnsley, Tom Hale has spent the last six months writing and recording his debut EP In The Night, which is set for release on 7th July 2017.
Lead single and title track In The Night premiered on Gigslutz and is also available to stream on Tom's
Soundcloud page now.
Title and lead track In The Night is filled with sweeping, cinematic melodies that flow alongside Hale’s deep drawl and a soaring romanticism. Reminiscent of fellow South Yorkshire crooners Alex Turner and Richard Hawley, the track tells the story of a man falling in love in his dreams; it’s an epic, musically rich ballad filled with uplifting strings and an emotion-strewn power.
After fronting bands in the past, including indie-rockers ROOD, Hale has now decided to go solo, to discover his own unrestricted style. Inspired greatly by the work of composer Henry Mancini, he has written and produced the EP himself, and hopes to allure listeners with this imaginative and compelling collection of songs.
In The Night, the debut EP from Tom Hale, is out 7th July 2017.
"…a vibrant composition that brings
the old spirit alive...”
- Tenement TV
"... a compelling pro-indie anthem..."
- The List
Having already received critical acclaim as part of Edinburgh-based dream pop band Collar Up, musician Stephen McLaren has now gone solo, and is set to release his new album We Used To Go Raving on 29th September 2017 via Errant Media.
Released ahead of the album is new single No More (Say Yes). The video premiered on The List and is available to watch via Stephen's YouTube channel now.
The single is also available to stream on Soundcloud and Spotify now.
Aiming to evoke feelings of nostalgia, loss and longing, We Used To Go Raving was created as a musical commentary on the post-millennium human condition. With subject matter ranging from the personal to political, the distant past to the harsh reality of the present, the album is an inspired and thought-provoking collection of electro-rock tracks. From the anthemic piano melodies and New Order-esque twinkling grandeur of title track ‘We Used To Go Raving’, to the glitchy beats and soaring cinematic power of ‘Patience’ and the shimmering emotion-strewn hooks of ‘I Sing To You’, each song whirrs with a nostalgic grace, harking back to the ‘80s new wave generation.
With his solo work already having caught the attention of Tenement TV, The List and Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Stephen McLaren now hopes to capture listeners’ attention with the dark, dreamy power of We Used To Go Raving.
We Used To Go Raving is out 29th September 2017 via Errant Media. No More (Say Yes) is out now and available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.
“...music that deserves to be played
at ear-threatening decibels to as
many people as possible.” - Noisey
"... untameable Gordian knots of noise and forays into psychedelic fuzz..." - The Line Of Best Fit
"...a surf rock band, but only if your idea of surfing involves getting pummeled by a giant wave..."- Consequence of Sound
“...sounding big, drenched in feedback...”
- Huw Stephens BBC Introducing
Glasgow based four-piece The Van T’s have imposed their reverb-laden brand of alt.rock upon the musical landscape over the past twelve months or so. Their relentless sound has resonated on both sides of the Atlantic; picking up impressive support both at home in the UK and Europe as well as some of the most notable North American tastemakers. The Van T’s continue their impressive run of releases with their new single Fresh Meat, which is out now via LAB Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream via Spotify.
The single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and is available to listen to via LAB Records' Soundcloud page.
Caustic, jagged yet endearingly melodic, The Van T’s are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the Scottish music scene in quite some time. Fresh Meat further enhances The Van T’s burgeoning reputation. Waves of gutsy, riff-driven guitar soundscapes wash over you and are accented beautifully by a rhythm section creating foot-tapping, hip-shaking grooves, neatly fused together by the effected harmonised vocals bleeding out from the speakers.
Comprised of twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thompson (guitar, vocals), Joanne Forbes (bass) and Shaun Hood (drums), 2016 was a breakout year for the band. Premieres on the likes of Huw Stephens' BBC Radio Introducing show, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Clash Magazine and Dork were followed by support slots with Yuck and Rat Boy as well as appearances at T in The Park, where they headlined the BBC Introducing Stage, Electric Fields, Wide Days and Stag and Dagger. 2017 has seen the band continue to make their mark having supported The Jesus And Mary Chain in Amsterdam at the renowned venue Paradiso, as well as Clean Cut Kid at London’s Scala and performing a two day stint at the Great Escape Festival.
Fresh Meat by The Van T’s is out now via LAB Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream via Spotify.