OneGirlOneBoy – Wasted

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Ahead of their June 24threleased debut EP, UK band OneGirlOneBoy set free their emotively and aurally seductive single Wasted, a song which takes the listener on a stroll of infectious enterprise and melodic intrigue. It is a mesmeric joy which ensures a heightened appetite for the forthcoming seven track release all on its absorbing lonesome, though the accompanying Dirty Town alongside the lead song easily reinforces the vibrant temptation too.

A duo from Nottingham consisting of Natasha Miller and Chris Howarth, OneGirlOneBoy declare on their bio that they do not write songs about love, but of the accompanying aspects such as jealousy, suspicion or seduction. Wasted is ready proof with its enveloping shadows and dark depth venturing potent tones. There is an air of mystique to their sound as well as an emotional discord, all traits wrapped in a scintillating wash of heart bred musical imagination cast with an electronic stance and rhythmic provocation. As already evidenced on their previous singles If This Is Love and Sylvia, both also on the new Forth Recordings released EP, there is a dark intensity at play on ear and senses within the enthralling sounds the band creates and no more potently than on Wasted.

The single swings into view on a vine of sizzling melodic beckoning and harmonic calls, their lure soon sat astride by the sensational tones of Miller, her voice a weapon to immediately fall before and expel rapture over. The track offers a repetitive call to its core with keys and guitars teasing and hypnotising the listener behind the equally mesmeric and passion seducing vocals whilst the lively energy to the song belies the compelling one paced drive of the song showing the depth of the strong and imaginative songwriting through to its exciting realisation. It takes no time for the brewed contagion to wrap around the listener with instinctive devilry conjured by musicians who know how to harness primal needs through a sonically seeded melodic temptation. It is a riveting encounter which simultaneously smooches with and challenges the listener to enter their own darkened emotions but most of all it simply leads one on a scintillating excursion of dramatic beauty and inciting warmth.

Second song Dirty Town immediately takes the ear into its majesty with sultry rhythms and sonic probing heralding further tantalising vocals skirted by additional bewitching harmonies. Like its companion the song is measured in its energetic gait and melodic inducement but with the drums forming a resonating cage for the powerfully emotive vocal delivery and guitar/keys sonic alchemy the band energetically charm another impacting visual tapestry for the listener to immerse and colour their thoughts within. It is a striking bait for the passions and challenges Wasted for the most powerful invitation to band and the coming EP, both a stunning welcome and temptress for both.

Like a mix of The Mouth Of Ghosts and dare one say Fleetwood Mac, the single is a delicious and captivating call which it is hard to imagine many able to resist  and certainly one suspects the soon to fall EP will complete a lasting deal. OneGirlOneBoy is destined to soundtrack all our emotional shadows and more.


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Last Transmission – All The Time In The World

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Bringing a mutual love for the likes of Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers, and Jimmy Eat World into their own expressive style of melodic rock, UK rockers Last Transmission unleash a debut release which coaxes a strong attraction for their impressively crafted sounds. The All The Time In The World EP consists of five persuasive slices of accomplished rock ‘n’ roll, songs which recruit a sure attention to their and future presences from the band. It is admittedly not a release to set raging fires coursing the passions but it with ease sets in motion an eager appetite for the band and their impressively sculpted sounds.

Consisting of Michael Blackwell (vocals/guitar), Danny Pitson (bass), Richie Davies (guitar), and Adam Forster (drums), the 2012 formed Newcastle Upon Tyne band is being talked of as one destined to break into the strongest awareness and soon. It is arguable whether their debut will be the key to that success but it definitely has the chance of picking the lock and leaving the possibility ajar with its melodic and emotively sculpted offerings.

All You Left Behind opens up the EP and immediately steers attention its way with the shimmering intro leading to a pulsating Last Transmission Cover Artworkstroll of crisp rhythms, attractive basslines, and tight sonic dances on the ear by the guitar. It is an easily accessible song which is welcoming with melodic hugs and impacting twists rife in its alluring journey. The vocals of Blackwell are good without being dynamically ear catching whilst there  is a familiarity to the track which feels like a mix of The Cars and Bon Jovi in many ways but with the music certainly diverting focus its way it is a more than decent introduction to release and band.

Things lift to another level with the following Anything To Anyone, the song enveloping the ear and thoughts with a weave of tasty melodic weaves and hooks whilst rhythms offer more sinew to the encounter without overwhelming the excellent mellow temptation. Again there is something familiar about the song and its lures but this time it just makes for a fuller anthemic and irresistible offer that is impossible to refuse. It is an excellent temptress which leaves passions greedy for more of the same which soon comes in its individual stance through next up Mess You Make. Choppy riffs and firm drums frame the vocals of Blackwell which now have a stronger depth and stature within the song, whilst the expressive narrative of the track washes the ear in another restrained but fiery tide of melodic enterprise and lively energy. It does not match the impact of its predecessor but like the EP as a whole makes for a compelling and thoroughly agreeable companion especially with the Manic Street Preacher like whispers that permeate the elevated moments of its emotional charge.

A throatier invitation to the bass marks the slower emotive 24 and its respectful climactic sonic expulsions within a mild and skilled declaration, ensuring the track raises its head about the parapet of being just so-so, though it is a song which as superbly crafted as it openly is does not leave a lingering imprint on thoughts and emotions. That is left for the closing Separate Ways, its initial lone vocal over held back sonic aggression richly intriguing and fully rewarding when bursting into full view with riffs suggesting a riot and vocals alongside incisive melodic adventure making another Manics like beckoning. Though admittedly the track never does explode into a tumultuous senses tearing intensity it still riles up an energy and tempting taunt which leaves breath caught, imagination captivated, and emotions ignited. The best song on the release it alongside the earlier Anything To Anyone proves why the band is highly expected to make a big impression, with the rest of the tracks on All The Time In The World backing them up with invention and style.

     All The Time In The World is a very satisfying release and Last Transmission a band set to turn a wealth of heads now and definitely ahead with their melodically textured rock sounds. It does not open up a furnace of ardour but does stoke its embers in wait for future promise.


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