Keep Breathing – Call Of Youth

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Previously known as WTCHRS, before going on hiatus late 2013, Keep Breathing is a Newcastle hailing band which is about to present May 2016 with one of its more memorable moments. That comes in the shape of new single Call Of Youth; a flame of nostalgic and modern alternative rock which fascinates and seduces in equal measure.

Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Liam Milne, guitarist Jack Healy, bassist Thom Lewis, keyboardist Dale Knight, and drummer Alex Cook, Keep Breathing returned from their break to reimagine their sound and write new material with a new sense of purpose and creative fire, certainly if the new single is anything to go by. With shows across the UK alongside the likes of The Wedding Present, Palma Violets, The Vaccines, Drenge, and Public Service Broadcasting in its experiences, Keep Breathing had a potent base to reassess their next move from but there is no escaping a new sense of adventure and spirit accompanying their return.

Call Of Youth_Artwork_RingMasterReviewProduced by Ed Buller (White Lies, Suede, Pulp, Spiritualized, Slowdive, The Primitives), Call Of Youth is one of the early results of that time out and a striking and heavily enjoyable proposition it is too.  It is fair to say that the band’s alternative rock sound comes with plenty of other flavours and textures too, as quickly revealed in the new single. Its first few moments with Milne standing within an expressive weave of guitar and keys crafted melodies has a U2 feel to it, though that soon evolves as the rugged tone of the bass and the flowing stream of melodic and harmonic enterprise and suggestiveness brings a rich Echo and The Bunnymen air to the brewing infectious drama. Equally though, there is a distinctive character to sound and song which is all Keep Breathing; a stirring blend which with ease has ears and imagination enthralled and voice and hips involved.

It is hard to say that Call Of Youth is truly unique yet, apart from those spices mentioned, it stands alone in the crowd. It is easily accessible and boldly inviting yet stirringly individual its own way and that only helps to makes it something special.

Call Of Youth is released via End of the Trail Records on May 6th via iTunes and other stores.

KEEP BREATHING LIVE DATES:

Saturday 20th May ‐The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

Friday 28th May ‐ Sound City Festival, Liverpool

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Pete RingMaster 06/05/2016.

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Coquin Migale – LUV

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With the release of LUV, 2015 has seen three tantalising reasons why 2016 might just be the year of Coquin Migale. The band’s new single continues where its predecessors left off, providing a mesmeric blend of shoegaze, Brit pop, and ethereal atmospherics, and just like the previous pair, it sublimely lights ears and tempts the imagination.

Formed in 2013, Coquin Migale has been no strangers to attention and acclaim, certainly over the past twelve months or so. Early on their live presence earned strong support and a swiftly growing fan base whilst the EPs, Yellow Room and Feel, sparked even broader awareness and praise lit recognition of the band. This year, the singles Gold and Socotra took things to another level with fresh fans lured and media acclaim garnered whilst showing more of the rich hues within the band’s sound. Expectations were that maybe things would settle now, that the band has shown us all it currently had in its inventive locker but no, LUV swiftly offers another strain of mellow seducing amidst an intricate weaving of flavours in one fascinating and alluring serenade.

The song opens with a single guitar and a melody which seems to wink as it invites ears to grab its trailing elegance. It is just the first turn in a maze of intriguing endeavour and sonic imagination, its House of Love meets Maff beckoning soon broadening into a melodic painting of Brit pop revelry, melodic rock drama, and psych rock exploration. That again is only a slither of where LUV ventures and takes willing ears, the track almost tempestuous in its enterprise and masterful in its seductive persuasion.

Arguably their most inventively adventurous song yet, LUV epitomises everything about Coquin Migale that is getting folk very excited, and yet it is easy to feel that the quartet of Alex Soper (vocals/ guitar), Jack Brooks (guitar), Stevie Kane (bass), and Josh Holmes (drums) are still only just beginning to tap into their potential. Happy days!

LUV is released November 20th via End Of The Trail Records/Rough Trade Distribution.

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Coquin Migale – Socotra

 

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Following the success of their acclaim luring, attention grabbing single Gold, UK rockers Coquin Migale now release the second single from their similarly well-received Feel EP, in the mesmeric shape of Socotra. The song emulates the same irresistibly sultry and radiant allure which fuelled its predecessor whilst simultaneously exploring fresh tenacious shadows and brighter smouldering hues. It too embraces a fiery mix of alternative and indie rock with psych pop, but honed into its own individual and distinctive design, which just as the last single, simply enthrals.

Since forming in 2013, Coquin Migale has seemingly only stoked increasing attention and appetites for their ear seducing and imagination lighting sound. The Yellow Room EP which came out swiftly after the band emerged caught the radar of fans and media alike, as just as potently did their live presence. The Feel EP and Gold a few short weeks back certainly took sound and support up another level or three, and it is easy to expect Socotra to do its big bit in helping Coquin Migale become a nationally devoured proposition.

From the first pull of a pulsating throaty bass string aligned to a surf rock kissed guitar tempting, the song has ears in hand with the immediately joining and enticing vocals of Alex Soper only enhancing the opening seduction. As the beats of Dan Rawlinson bring a new spring to proceedings and in turn Soper produces a slightly thicker ‘growl’ of a texture to his delivery, the track begins to verge towards an invigorating bellow. The guitars of Matthew Wooton (since left the band) and Soper flame and resonate with sonic endeavour and melodic incitement whilst the bass of Stevie Kane throbs with provocative expression. The song continues to entwine its siren-esque coaxing with the new dynamic crescendos, each seemingly to incite the other to find more zeal and passion, which in turn helps create a blaze of a proposition overall.

As much as Gold was devoured here, Socotra edges it, though tomorrow it might be the other way round as both songs simply excite and announce Coquin Migale as one fresh and intoxicating band. If new to the Newcastle quartet, then Socotra is a must, if already hooked then you do not need any further persuasion to go explore.

Socotra is available from 24th August via End Of The Trail Records.

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RingMaster 27/07/2015

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A Billion Lions – Doomsday Babies

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You assume all bands unleash their best and most potent song on ears for their debut single, uncage their most virulently attractive proposal to whip up attention and appetites. The following question is always can they back it up next time. Well that query offered has been dynamically answered when it comes to British band A Billion Lions. Earlier this year, they exploded on the imagination with Torquay, a song which with contagious ease provided of one of the year’s most invigorating singles so far. Now they return with its successor Doomsday Babies, a just as fiery and tenacious riot of pop rock which sizzles on the senses and explodes in the passions. If their first single lit the fuse to inescapable attraction, prepare to have lustful thoughts with their second.

Formed in 2012, the Leeds/Bradford hailing A Billion Lions soon had the local scene to their feet with their ferociously energetic rock ‘n’ roll. A pair of demo recordings, On My Lover and I’m Free, began an introduction for the band to broader fields via YouTube, that potent tempting backed by an increasingly acclaimed live presence. This led to End Of The Trail Records paying attention and a subsequent link up between label and band, and in due course the release of the acclaimed Torquay and now Doomsday Babies. The former lured strong media and radio attention, as well as a flood of new fans, and it is hard to see any reason why their newest offering cannot emulate and push further that kind of success.

artworks-A Billion Lions - Doomsday Babies_RingMaster ReviewDoomsday Babies opens on a bait of drum persuasion which alone awakes ears with a licking of lips, the brief and singular but potent lure soon joined by sonic caresses and a moody bassline, all courted by an instinctively suggestive hook. It is a masterfully magnetic start which discovers new fiery energy and a melodic haze as again thoroughly impressive and enjoyable vocals come in. Vocally the band is as energetic and resourceful in igniting ears and imagination as anything but within the just as rousing sounds they seem to gain extra angst and zeal. The layers of the song, as its predecessor, reveal twists of garage rock, punk, pop, and numerous more spicy flavours, all woven and honed into something distinct and individual to A Billion Lions, though at times there is a feel of My Red Cell to the track; a positive in anyone’s book we would suggest.

A Billion Lions have not only followed up their tremendous opening song with one of matching quality and thrills but Doomsday Babies reveals just a little more to what seems to be an increasingly expansive sound and imagination. Ahead of debut album Let It Happen which is scheduled for September, Doomsday Babies makes the perfect teaser whilst A Billion Lions simply reinforce themselves one of the exciting new breaths in UK rock.

Doomsday Babies is available from July 13th via End Of The Trail Records.

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RingMaster 13/07/2015

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Spears – Little White Lights

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Barely out of their creative wombs, UK alternative rock band Spears has been sparking some keen attention for themselves in the few months of their existence, and are bound to stir things up again with the release of their new single Little White Lights. The song reveals plenty as to the fuss emerging over the band and alone makes a very potent base for the Sheffield quartet to build upon.

With their ages ranging from 16, through frontman Rowan Scott, to eighteen, Spears is young and fresh in every aspect, and as their first single shows, also very accomplished. The video for Little White Lights caught the eye and enthusiasm of BBC Introducing, which seemingly as much as anything led to its single release, and with a successful appearance at Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival it looks like 2015 is brewing up to be a major year for the band.

Little White Lights opens with thrusts of spicy guitar, further sonic hues adding their bait within a few already flavoursome seconds before it all settles into a vibrant and mischievous stroll. Rhythms bring appealing bulk to the song from this point whilst the vocals add expressive and energetic captivation, their presence sparking perfectly off the evolving adventure in the music around them. A mellower caress cups ears before things get tangy again, a new wave like spicing enriching the inventive and off beat twists and turns of the song throughout. With a more straightforward heavier rock foraging of ears also contagiously breaking out, the track is an eventful and resourceful introduction to the band and their highly enjoyable sound.

Obviously it is only one song heard but if Spears continue in this vein, they will be gaining and exciting a great many more eager appetites before this year alone is out.

Little White Lights is released on 31st Aug via End of The Trail Records.

Check out its video below…

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RingMaster 29/06/2015

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A Billion Lions – Torquay

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Just who are A Billion Lions? Well they are a UK quartet with a sound bred from a slightly deranged and seriously raucous blend of indie, noise, and punk rock. It is a proposition also equipped with a ridiculously infectious quality that has the involvement of feet and imagination a done deal within the first strains of many captivating songs. Oh there is one more thing too…they are the providers of one of the year’s most invigorating singles in the feisty shape of Torquay.

The band formed in Leeds in 2013 and soon became a potent pull on the local live scene with their rowdy performances. A couple of demo recordings called On My Lover and I’m Free brought a low key but wider introduction to the band via YouTube but it is their ferocious stage hunger which has sparked most attention and subsequently lured the band and End Of The Trail Records to each other. Now the pair unveils first single Torquay, a rampant teaser for A Billion Lions’ impending debut album Let It Happen.

TORQUAY COVER   A single guitar teases ears first, stroking instantly alert ears before being swiftly joined by sturdier riffs and crisply landing rhythms. Vocals are also soon in the mix, the engaging narrative being laid out first by guitarist Joe Parr and ignited further in the chorus through bassist Ryan Olliver. Backed in harmonies by lead guitarist Philly Cheese, the song becomes a sweltering brew of energetic and creative contagion with the chorus the explosive icing on the cake.

The increasingly hefty and agitated beats of drummer Matt Nutter alongside a throaty bassline provide a raw magnetism of the song which is coloured and stirred up more voraciously by the vocals and the guitars attitude wrapped sonic endeavour. It all combines for an addictively devilish mix which quite frankly could incite a party in an empty room.

Roll on that first A Billion Lions album is the overriding thought over Torquay and the first deed in its wake, to press that play button again.

Torquay is out now via End Of The Trail Records

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RingMaster 29/04/2015

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Coquin Migale – Gold

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Taken from their recently released and swiftly acclaimed EP Feel, new single Gold from UK alternative/indie rock band Coquin Migale is unleashed this week, a song which alone wakes up an eager appetite for the band’s transfixing sound. It is an encounter bursting with swirling melodies, flighty harmonies, and busy imagination, easily reinforcing the potent buzz and keen attention surrounding the Newcastle based quartet.

1661926_447762932047545_9093603215007750566_n  Coquin Migale was formed in 2013 by friends studying at Northumbria University. Swiftly the band released The Yellow Room EP, a free download which quickly lured in vocal fans. The foursome’s live performances equally caught the keen ears and hunger of a heavily increasing many and subsequently it did not take too long before the likes of NME, Generator, and Fresh On The Net also caught on to the band; a media interest shown again this year with the new single being featured by Tom Robinson on the first BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape of 2015. Released via End Of The Trail Records, Gold is the kind of bait anglers dream of and you can only suspect it will induce a fresh and wide expanse of new ears and mouths to get in on the band’s emergence.

Gold opens on a clean jangle of guitar with punchy rhythms quickly joining in before the whole song erupts in a warm bluster of melodic enterprise and vivacity. It is a thick and colourfully musty mix which relaxes for the entrance of the engaging vocals of Alex Soper and returns with greater energy and appealing hues as regularly intermittent and potent expulsions around his alluring tones. The guitars of Soper and Matthew Wooton are a constant flame of invention and unpredictable enterprise too, their frequent detours and sparkling inserts of fresh ideas taking the song and ears on a riveting ride whilst the darkly toned bass of Stevie Kane and the crisply landing swings of Dan Rawlinson only add more creative drama to the encounter.

With the vocal harmonies of Soper and band probably the most virulent part of it all, the song is a mouth-watering introduction to Coquin Migale for newcomers and continuation of a potent ascent those in the know have already taken to their emotions. Quite simply it is a song band which more than supports claims from people like Tom Robinson that the foursome are “currently the best unsigned band in Newcastle. Surely it won’t be long until the majors start knocking?”

Gold is available from Aril 20th via End Of The Trail Records

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RingMaster 20/04/2015

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