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GIRL FRIEND – Call Me If You’re Lonely

GIRL FRIEND

GIRL FRIEND

Hurray GIRL FRIEND are back with another killer floor filler!

‘Call Me If You’re Lonely’ is taken from their box of tales of nights out, chance romantic adventures and walking the hazy line between wasted-chic glamour and spectacular chaos.

Sounds like: Kid Astray, Fickle Friends, Pistol Shrimp, Swiss Lips, Passion Pit, Bastille, Phoenix

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Girl Friend – Waste My Time

Girl Friend - Waste My Time

Girl Friend – Waste My Time

The Manchester four piece, Girl Friend, are back with a new release, ‘Waste My Time’.

The track has been produced with dance producer LVTHER (of the Monstercat label), which may explain the dominant disco tones, however despite the appearance of an upbeat track, ‘Waste My Time’ has selfish connotations, “written from the perspective of a frustrated lover, constantly kept at arms length by the person they desire the most. Despite the emotional neglect, they still find themselves ‘dreaming up schemes’ to inspire change.”

Sounds like: Kid Astray, Pistol Shrimp, Swiss Lips, Passion Pit, Bastille, Kygo

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Swiss Lips – Books

Swiss Lips

Swiss Lips

Manchester is the capital of anthemic indie music in the UK. Standing tall is Swiss Lips and their latest effort, ‘BOOKS’.

With an 80’s electro sound and polished production, Swiss Lips has been described as Depeche Mode covering a Def Leppard track.

Swiss Lips said about ‘BOOKS’; “It’s about being young and confused by the world around you, smashing things up and starting again… From the moment that song came about we felt it was a special. We played it live on tour with Bastille and the audience feedback was really amazing.”

‘BOOKS’ is due for release on the 23 February via Foreverever / BMG Chrysalis with the bands self-titled debut LP following in March 2015.

Sounds like: Depeche Mode, White Lies, Suzuki Method, Bastille, Def Leppard

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Suzuki Method – Sherbet

Suzuki Method

Suzuki Method

Let us introduce you to Salford’s indie dance five-piece, Suzuki Method, who are brothers and founders, Adam and Glen Leishman; Michael Mathews; David Boyd; and Ben Hounslow.

The band came together during the Salford riots to create their debut EP ‘Native’, which is produced by David Tolan (Delphic, Primal Scream) and Jim Spencer (The Doves, The Vaccines, New Order)

Mixing up a concoction of classic post punk vocals with some indie swagger, the clear musical influences from the well-known above producers give Suzuki Method their distinctive, yet mature electronic sound. Suzuki Method also cite influences from other such bands as Daft Punk and The Smiths, as can be heard in their anthemic ‘we dare-you-not-to-dance’ screaming guitar lines.

The video for lead single ‘Sherbet’ was directed by Bafta film maker Pete Travis (Omagh, Vantage Point, Judge Dredd) who agreed to do so after seeing the band perform at London’s Barfly. Set on the Manchester rooftops, it is a fast paced and beautifully shot affair. The preview for the video is at The Black Lion in Manchester on 12 October 2013.

Sherbet’s jangling guitars provide a pitch perfect soundtrack to vocalist Adam’s forlorn tale of youth in crisis:

We are also loving the brand new Swiss Lips remix of Sherbet:

Suzuki Method are tipped for big things, having received BBC introducing, Amazing radio and XFM airplay.

The debut EP is released on 20 October 2013 via A1(M) Records.

Sounds like: Delphic, New Order, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd

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