TRACK REVIEW The Paisley Royals – ‘Keeping Off The Track’

Reminiscent of the Brit-Pop 90’s era, ‘Keeping Off The Track’ is everything you want a song to be; catchy guitars, strong vocals and that melody which despite your best efforts will result in you tapping your foot/nodding your head/swaying from side to side (delete as appropriate). If you think festival performance on a summer day, you may understand what I am on about.

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Sneakily listening to other tracks on the band’s Soundcloud, ‘Keeping Off The Track’ is not a one-track wonder. ‘Flirtatious Beat’ is upbeat and infectious whereas ‘No Dancing On The Tables’ showcases the vocal and harmonising skills of the band.

Although evident the likes of Blur, Oasis and Catfish and the Bottlemen are obvious influences, it is by no means a criticism. The individual style and talent of the band is strongly evident throughout and it is hardly surprising that they will shortly be releasing their debut EP.

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Miller Blue – ‘Cold Hands’

In the digital era of music, it can be refreshing to hear music that focuses predominantly on the vocal. Something ‘Cold Hands’ manages to do.

The backing track is somewhat haunting and seemingly supports the rawness of 19-year-old Benjamin Edward’s (Miller Blue) voice. Soulful with an element of electronica-pop, a stunning, and mature, combination for an artist who is only just working their way through university.

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Miller Blue – ‘Persistance’ EP

Delving a little deeper and stumbling across the EP released in September 2015, there is no end to the diversity within the songs. ‘Marigold’ and ‘Vibe’ hold a combination of Hip Hop and R’n’B with the underlying soul still present.

To have the musical ability to provide such a range of genres is brilliant to see and one that should be noted for, I believe, an extremely successful future.

 

Listen if you enjoy; James Blake, Bastille, The Walkmen