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Playlist: KEELS

KEELS

KEELS

The ever-poetic KEELS has just shared his new track, the unapologetically hook-driven ‘Prison Walls’, ahead of his sold out show at St Pancras Old Church on the 27 April.

KEELS has put together a playlist for us, perfect for a Monday morning coffee break.

The National – Hard To Find
Beautiful track I can listen to when in so many moods.

Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up
Great uplifting vocals

AC/DC – Thunderstruck
This track never fails to get me ready for action.

Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
When summer is in the air this track is a winner.

Ariana & The Rose – Supercool
Really like this relatively unknown track.

Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
This girls got attitude I like

Circa Waves – T-Shirt Weather
Seen these guys live a few times and they are great. Again another seasonal track.

Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood
Great moody track.

Lumineers – Ophelia
Love this.

Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in The Dark
Always have to have a few classics in the playlist and who better than the Boss to have on play.

Sounds like: Keane, Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, Coldplay, Young Guns, Bon Iver, The National, Birdy, Ben Howard, Jack Savoretti

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KEELS – Surrender

KEELS

KEELS

Time for some poetic music from KEELS (aka Niall Keels, formerly of Empire Divide).

A newcomer on the singer/songwriter scene, KEELS fits nicely in place amongst the likes of Frightened Rabbit and Coldplay with his radio ready, but thought provoking material.

Listen to the wintery tune, ‘Surrender’ below.

‘Surrender’ is out on 2 December.

Sounds like: Keane, Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, Coldplay, Young Guns, Bon Iver, The National, Birdy, Ben Howard

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Dive In – Change in the Weather

Dive In - Change In The Weather

Dive In – Change In The Weather

Glastonbury residents, Dive In returns with a clanging indie banger, ‘Change In The Weather’.

“The song is anchored in the idea of hope and coming out of a darker place” explains Matthew Guttridge continuing “We’ve all found ourselves in rut; be it a creative, more personal – this song celebrates the moment in which something happens / clicks and you know you’re back on course.”

Their upcoming EP follows on from an impressive debut, Eighteen, and is out on 9 November via Vagrant/Good Soldier.

Sounds like: Mew, The Temper Trap, Bad Pony, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers

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Banners – Shine A Light

Banners

Banners

Liverpool-based BANNERS (formally known as RAINES) releases the catchy ‘Shine A Light’.

It’s an indie pop anthem driven by grand instrumentals and ranging vocals.

Speaking on the track, BANNERS states:

“The song is about feeling lost at sea and desperately searching for a beacon of light. It’s about waiting for that one big wave to finally pull you under while clinging on to that one last ray of hope. It’s a song to the person in your life that offers salvation while the storm is raging around you.”

Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Dive In, Kid Astray, Keane

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Dive In – Can’t Hold Me Down

Dive In

Dive In

Dive In offers a stream of ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’, ahead of the release of their debut EP titled ‘Eighteen’.

With classic indie influences and a cracking chorus, the song skyrockets into the “catchy pop” category, worthy of any decent radio station playlist.

Listen below:

‘Eighteen’ is out on 25 May via Vagrant.

Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers, Genesis, The Police

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Dive In – Eighteen

Dive In - Eighteen

Dive In – Eighteen

Glastonbury is arguably the most well established music festival location in the world. Doing their local residents proud is Dive In (aka Matthew Guttridge, Daniel Hayes & Adam Mason). New indie belter, ‘Eighteen’, has been produced by the band and Andy Green (Keane), and mixed by Alan Moulder (Royal Blood, The Killers). “Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence” explains frontman Guttridge, continuing “it was inspired by another day of watching the village’s festival fences go up.  It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/aritsts that descend upon our village each year.”

‘Eighteen’ is the title track of their debut EP, out 25 May via Vagrant. The band have also announced a London show at The Lexington, London on 5 August. Tickets are £6.00 and can be purchased here.

Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros,  Satellite Stories, The Killers

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Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love

Brandon Flowers - Can't Deny My Love

Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love

The lovely-as-ever Brandon Flowers returns with the glossy and synth-laden ‘Can’t Deny My Love’.

The dark sacrificial video has been directed by Rob Schober:

Expect the track on Flowers’s new album, ‘The Desired Effect’.

Sounds like: Haim, The Killers, Panic At The Disco, Keane, Editors, The Bravery

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