Here is your next dose of standout tunes I have received recently and added to my playlists.
Peyton McMahon - No Control
Singer/ songwriter Peyton McMahon is providing a fresh take on what it means to be a singer/ songwriter in 2023, with this gorgeous new single 'No Control'. He does this by implementing fresh, electronic sounds that really compliment his soulful vocals perfectly, to help convey the emotional content of the lyrics. In the second half of the song the instrumentation really picks up as the emotion in the vocals is dialled up even further, which really cuts deep. Peyton has a very Shawn Mendes-esque tone to his voice, but there is so much more to his music and songwriting that gives you the feeling he is heading towards great things!
Wave Chase - So Much To Do (So Little Time)
Bournemouth/ Brighton 5 piece Wave Chase are bringing the summertime/ beach vibes on this latest single. The track starts off with an incredibly melodic instrumental and intricate guitar playing. By the time the lead vocals kick in you are already hooked as a listener. Then by the time the infectious chorus hits you are addicted to this sound! With its uplifting instrumental and soaring melodies, you are instantly transported to a beach somewhere in your mind. You can certainly tell this band grew up on the sunny beaches of South England. You should definitely be adding this one to your summer playlists!
The Daytime High - Pandemonium
The Daytime High are a California based band that brings together a wide range of influences and sounds, and distills it into a sound that is both unique and yet fresh sounding. On their latest single 'Pandemonium' you get the mixed influence of genres from shoegaze, classic rock and alternative music, whilst also letting in some of that famous Californian sunshine! The track is a real driving song that you can imagine playing with the roof down, speeding down the highway on a sunny afternoon, whilst belting out the lyrics at the top of your lungs! A fearless track with equal parts confidence as it has swagger.
Wotts - Blue
Wotts are back again with a brand new single, "blue". On this latest single they are sure to continue to captivate their growing audience with their irresistible songwriting and dynamic, energetic sound. You can really hear their growth and adaptability here, as they venture into a more melodic and laid-back direction while retaining those catchy hooks and pop elements. "blue" stands as the second release from their forthcoming EP, aptly titled "garden," and represents a departure from their traditional retro, 80s-inspired pop sound. Inspired by their fellow Canadian counterparts, Men I Trust, Wotts infuse the track with a luminous and breezy energy, effortlessly capturing the essence of the blossoming spring season. Beyond its instantly addictive melodies, the song serves as a poignant reminder to embrace the journey we tread, infusing their sound with a strong sense of upliftment.
renaissance boy - sugarbird
renaissance boy, brings a quirky pop rock sound on his second single "sugarbird". The heartfelt down to earth lyrics introduce the track perfectly, with themes of reaching out for closer relationships and feelings. The kind of lyrics that you could see working perfectly as a soundtrack to a coming of age movie. The production here is really cool with interesting sounds, grabbing your ear at every turn. You then have a big singalong choruses that you can imagine huge crowds singing along to in the future. By the time the song is over, it will no doubt be engrained in your head and be playing over and over in your head over the coming days. Great track!
Tom Auton - Go Back
Tom Auton is making rock music sound fresher than ever on latest single 'Go Back'. The track hits you straight away with its super cool opening guitar riff that sounds almost as if Royal Blood were covering Tame Impala's 'The Less I Know The Better', combining the former's heavy rock sound with a really hooky danceable melody. The song develops throughout the verses with a brooding feel that tells you something big is coming. Then in the chorus that aforementioned guitar riff syncs up perfectly with the lead vocals to create a killer chorus. The outro sees even more guitar licks enter the mix, that sound so fresh and forward thinking with the stellar production on display here. If you thought rock music was dead, think again, because this right here is the future of rock!
The Trusted - Doomsday
'Doomsday' is the latest single by UK based band The Trusted and they are bringing a youthful punked-up indie rock sound on this one! The band were inspired by 21st century British indie music by bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen and The 1975, but they manage to combine those sounds with a punk attitude and grit that is missing from those aforementioned bands, giving them an entirely unique sound of their own. The vocal hooks here are great, and really catch your ear as a listener. Those vocal melodies are backed up perfectly by the instrumentation, with some super guitar work and a driving rhythm section, squeezing everything out of this song. A great new single, from an exciting new band to keep an eye on!
There we have the latest roundup of new tracks I have come across and wanted to share recently! Please do check out the tracks and share the love for these unsigned artists featured, and check out the playlists I have featured them on here: