Gallus ‘Wash Your Wounds’
Scottish powerhouses Gallus return with electrifying new single ‘Wash Your Wounds’ ahead of their immense European and Scottish tour. Packed full of guitar-driven verses, an infectious chorus and their notorious live energy, the recording features everything about Gallus that so many love, with ‘Wash Your Wounds’ contributing to another fine collection to their acclaimed discography. Plus, it features none other than Tina Sandwich on guest vocals – the perfect foil to Barry Dolan’s signature growl.
Speaking on the new single, he shares: “The song was inspired by an actual wound on my foot, which required washing every day, so I started saying ‘wash-yer-wound’ a lot… When I came up with the chorus, it fit in nicely.”
The Last Dinner Party ‘The Feminine Urge’
Arguably one of the hotly anticipated debut albums of the year, The Last Dinner Party have shared ‘Prelude to Ecstasy’. And we’re pleased to report the much-hyped band have lived up to expectation – delivering a record full of extravagance, melodrama and ambition. From the sublime orchestral opening, the album lurches from one dramatic moment to the next, delivering operatic vocal flourishes, muscular guitar solos, intelligent lyrics and effortless genre transitions. One of its many highlights is ‘The Feminine Urge’ – lifted from a meme and transformed into an emphatic statement of female rage.
Camera Obscura ‘Big Love’
This week, Camera Obscura announced details of their first new album in 10 years. ‘Look to the East, Look to the West’ is due out on 3rd May via Merge, and it’s set to feature this new single ‘Big Love’. It’s a jangly indie-pop tune with a real country twang thanks to pedal steel by Time Davidson. ‘Big Love’ is our tribute to Waylon Jennings, with a nod to Sandy Denny and prog rock band Scope,” Tracyanne Campbell says. “It’s a song about not looking back, having faith in the present and future.” Hear it below.
Calum Bowie ‘We Are The River’
Banchory singer-songwriter Calum Bowie has shared his first new song of the year in ‘We Are The River’. Marking his first release since signing to EMI, the TikTok sensation showcases his anthemic credentials with huge singalong choruses and a soaring instrumental. A big step up for the singer, it indicates exactly where he’s heading. He said: “The idea of the song is you need to keep moving – you lose people, gain people, there are rapids and slow- moving parts, but you have to keep heading onwards towards the sea.”
Dylan John Thomas ‘Feel The Fire’
Dylan John Thomas releases his self-titled debut today. And it introduces a wealth of new material, his immensely relatable and charismatic songwriting growing with a wider palette of sounds and imaginative nuances. The songs unlock something previously undiscovered in his artistic style, as demonstrated by the likes of the piano and string-swept ballad and current single ‘What I Need’, and the bouncy, jangly-pop of ‘Feel The Fire’. The album closes with a remarkable live version of ‘Wake Up Ma’ from Barrowland Ballroom.
Pixey ‘The Thrill Of It’
Premiered by Clara Amfo on Radio 1, ‘The Thrill Of It’ marks a new chapter of self-produced anthemic pop from Pixey. Offering a nod to the 90s, it’s an invitation to dance – full of heavy vocal delay and anthemic pop vibes. A chance to momentarily forget life’s burdens, it’s a scintillating return.
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