Track Review – ‘Chasing Shadows’ by The Sherlocks

With two sets of brothers hailing from Sheffield and one mammoth sound, The Sherlocks have released their new single Chasing Shadows and it has a lyric about being ‘out your tree.’ Any song which has this as a lyric is an instant winner!

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The Sherlocks are:

Kiaran Crook – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Josh Davidson – Lead Guitar
Andy Davidson – Bass
Brandon Crook – Drums

Chasing Shadows instantly brings three things to mind:

1. This is a summer anthem which should be played at the loudest volume you can get.
2. Picture the scene: summer festival, all your pals and complete strangers jumping around to this song on a nice summer’s day*
*even if it’s raining, you’ll still have a ball.
3. This would sound banging in a massive arena of 10,000 people screaming about chasing shadows and the ‘OH’s.’

Crook’s standout drum beat will immediately have you moving and grooving for 3 minutes and 48 seconds of pure indie delight before progressing into a chorus so rememberable you will be singing it for days on end, coming from personal experience.

Check out the video below:

Their debut album Live For The Moment is released on August 18th, pre-order the album here.

Catch The Sherlocks on their UK tour:

SEPTEMBER

14th – University, Newcastle
16th – Rock City, Nottingham
19th – O2 ABC, Glasgow
20th – SWX, Bristol
21st – The 1865, Southampton
22nd – Heaven, London

Tickets are available from here.

Words by Tracey Faye McIntyre

Track Review – ‘Mona’ by Indigo Velvet

If you’re into the Scottish music scene and haven’t yet heard of Edinburgh based band Indigo Velvet well, where the hell have you been? Also you’re missing out on an absolute gem! These boys are T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D and make no mistake about that!

Indigo Velvet are: Guitarists Darren Barclay and Jason Tucker, Bass player Laurie Adam and Drummer Billy McMahon. Mona was released at midnight and already makes us want to book a summer holiday.

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From the first chord it’s uplifting, and immediately makes you feel like the sun is shining even on this dull dreich morning and the infectious beat has you bopping away and singing along to the lyrics. Known for their ‘TropPop’ sound, Indigo Velvet have a unique sound which is a desirable trait to have when it comes to finding their own sound in a very broad industry. WE absolutely LOVE it and it has ‘hit’ written all over it!

We’ve already added it to our summer playlists and cannot wait to hear it live.

Buy Mona on iTunes or alternatively you can stream the song here!

Catch Indigo Velvet on tour:

APRIL

30th – Stereofunk, Motherwell (Tickets)

MAY

4th – Mad Hatters, Inverness (Tickets)
5th – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline (Tickets)
6th – The Garage (Attic), Glasgow (Tickets)
25th – Knockengorroch Festival, Knockengorroch (Tickets)

JUNE

7th – 8th – XPO North, Inverness (Tickets)
18th – West End Festival, Glasgow (Tickets)
24th – Northern Roots, Inverness (Tickets)

JULY

21st – 23rd – Blackthorn Festival, Blackthorn (Tickets)

AUGUST

3rd – 5th – Belladrum Festival, Beauly (Tickets)
6th – Hope and Glory Festival, Liverpool (Tickets)
13th – Carnival Fifty Six, Dundee (Tickets)
16th – Head For The Hills Festival, Manchester (Tickets)

Words by Nicola Louise Ruzgar

Track Review – ‘Keep Safe’ by Talk In Code

How to make a banger of a record: Take an extremely catchy guitar riff, lyrics which are easy to remember to sing along to, a passion for the music you’re playing and what do you have? Keep Safe by Talk In Code.

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From the town of the famous Reading Festival, Talk In Code are:

Chris (Vocals and Guitar), Titch (Bass) and last but not least Sneds (Guitar, Synth and Programming.)

Anthemic, bright indie pop-rock is their aim and they tick all of the boxes when it comes to their brand new single. With a 1980’s meets The 1975 vibe, Keep Safe is the kind of song which will get your two feet moving in a packed festival crowd (even if you have two left feet!)

The build up to the guitar solo will keep fans on the edge of said feet before completely letting loose to the infectious groove of the song.

You cannot help but have a smile on your face when listening to Talk In Code, with songs catchier than the common cold and a style of music to easily fall in love with, you do not need to talk in any kind of code, a straight ‘I like these guys a lot’ is the only chat we will ever need to talk about. One big green TIC in our books.

Keep Safe is released on 15th May with 5 track EP Oxygen being released over the new few months.

Catch Talk In Code live:

MAY

26th – Lechlade Music Festival, Lechlade

JUNE

28th – The Fleece, Bristol (Supporting Jesus Jones)

JULY

14th – 16th – Walled Garden Festival, Sussex
14th – 15th – Jurassic Fields Festival, Dorset

AUGUST

25th – 27th – Osfest Music Festival, Shropshire

Words by Tracey Faye McIntyre