FF – Weekend Recovery, Tom Mouse Smith, Elephant Talk, The Pylons
Friday’s Finest! It’s Friday, these are the finest tracks this week. Selected by our pannel of lockdown onlookers comprised of Indie Central Music, It’s All Indie and Turtle Tempo. You know the drill! Go and have a look, go and have a listen and be sure to share and chip in with your opinions!
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Weekend Recovery – ‘There’s A Sense’
‘There’s A Sense’ lands firmly into your lap courtesy of Weekend Recovery. And it is incredibly catchy! From the outset the three piece make sure you’re seated. They make sure you’re strapped in and fully submerged amongst the various waves of audio. There’s A Sense’ will have you head bobing and foot tapping your way to a strained muscle. Although the strained muscle may not be the most wanted thing in your Friday plans, you can’t deny the fact that this track is a radio ready hit.
It may seem like a slight departure from the heavier cataolgue that the band are often associated with. But this should not distract you from the fact that the trio are still incredibly dynamic. Never afraid to flip and change styles to position their music precisely in your line of sight. They prove yet again that they are limited by very little. Of the track, lead singer Lori says:
“‘Theres A Sense’ was the single from the album I found most personally. Although it’s all up beat and cheerful the lyrics are more personal. Almost like you can appear to be fine but if you dig a little deeper it’s not always so.”
Indie Central Music
Tom Mouse Smith – ‘Mind Games’
The young, and already accomplished singer-songwriter Tom Mouse Smith is our Friday’s Finest pick with the release of latest single ‘Mind Games’.
At only 16 years of age, he has already shared a stage with James Bay, Shed Seven and Catfish and the Bottlemen. And if that wasn’t enough. Why not add in appearances at Kendall Calling and the old T in the Park festival. The new single ‘Mind Games’ is a steady rock anthem with big riffs, loud hooks and deep, bellowing vocals from the teenager. It’s his second single of the year so far and he has also shared his debut album, ‘Dystopian Presents,’ today!
“‘Mind Games – The first track I wrote in isolation. Loved the John Lennon tribute title but it’s pretty much about my mind working overtime. Rubbish sleep patterns in lockdown.”
It’s All Indie
Elephant Talk – ‘It’s Not Really Over’
Elephant Talk has recently dropped his brand new track “It’s Not Really Over”.
The project is the solo work of Courtney Askew-Conti. And if you’re familiar with the name, he’s been on this site a few years back with his other bands. The dreamy come psychedelic track was premiered by BBC Introducing Beds, Herts and Bucks earlier on in the year. Since then worked its way into our hearts. Speaking about the song Courtney says – ” …
“It’s Not Really Over” was inspired by watching tons of Blue Planet and the music of The Avalanches and Beach Fossils. “It’s Not Really Over” is an ode to self doubt and perseverance – written during the peak of the lockdown.”
Having had an upbringing which saw him surrounded by music and instruments, Courtney is one of those artists who does everything himself. He writes, produces and records. “It’s Not Really Over” is a fantastic track that showcases everything Askew-Conti does. Once you listen to it you too would’ve fallen in love with his dreamy vibes.
The Pylons – ‘Leaving’
‘Leaving’ is the latest single from London-based quartet The Pylons, a cinematic release worthy of featuring on the big screen.
Their latest single draws comparisons to a couple of their biggest influences, Tame Impala and Arcade Fire. A song that we’ll never tire of listening to.