This Feeling

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

New Sounds #111 November 1 2016




BLACK MAMBA FEVER - FEELING THE STRAIN
Big, fast, infectious debut single out November 4 from the Sheffield quartet. Described as having 'an edge of Television, Modern Lovers, The Cramps and a bit of Pavement', they bring home the rock 'n' roll, with Louis Ashman's vocals pummeled over the top. Catch live at The Shakespeare, Sheffield on November 4. Star rating: ★★★★




ISLAND - A PLACE LIKE YOU
Mellow London-based-by-way-of-Oxford foursome unveil the title track from their second EP out early next year, and the follow-up to 'Waves'. Polished sequences of bass lines and driving drums, balanced by the hypnotic texture of Rollo Doherty's affecting vocals. Catch live tonight at Southampton's Joiners and omorrow (November 2) at Scala in London. Star rating: ★★




SO BELOW - HARD
Auckland, New Zealand goth-synthpop artist Madeline North offers her new driving electro track, of which she says it “is definitely the most aggressive song I’ve ever written with a pretty strong pop element." Produced by Justin Bieber collaborator Leroy Clampitt and Naked and Famous' Aaron Short. Star rating: ★★




BEN HOBBS - TAKE THE BLAME
The South Londoner's latest self-produced soaring, hook-laden synthpop anthem - the follow-up to 'Animals' - that was written in Berlin and pairs his strong resonant voice over percussive synths. Star rating: ★★




EVAN WIZE - SILVER LINING
Soulful, smooth jam of a second single from the Philadelphia-based indie/electro project of singer/songwriter Evan Wisneski and producer/multi-instrumentalist Josh Lerner. The follow-up to debut 'Our Love' and from first EP 'Daydreams' scheduled for release in January 2017. Star rating: ★★


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