The first NMF of August 2021 is here! This week we’ve got some fantastic tracks for you to discover. From indie rock to settled summery sounds, we’re hell-bent on enjoying our indie rock this week. As always click the pics for a listen.
45ACIDBABIES – Don’t 4get To Smile
With hypnotic, thumping drums, a seductive bass riff and sweet as honey vocals, Don’t 4get To Smile romps forward on a sea of changing flows, settled synths and an inventive atmosphere. With a powerful and enigmatic rock-infused pop sound, the four-piece are really having fun here, mixing things up when necessary and bringing the listener along for a thrilling ride.
J.J Summer – Never Realised
With a warm and inviting atmosphere against echo-laden guitars and synthy, dreamy soundscapes, the track then settles down into a bassy, drum-led groove focused on the intertwining vocals of Jim Harding and Summer Sprake. Never Realised is a good representation of what the band can offer, with hazy days and summer evenings being drawn to the forefront of your imagination.
Pave the Jungle – Picture of Health
Newcastle duo Pave the Jungle hit home hard with new single Picture of Health. With a frantic beginning, the track then settles down into a pulsing, rock-infused sound that then wakes up the senses in a rollicking chorus. With vocalist Racheal opening up about mental scars and underlying health issues in the lyrics, it’s a track that has hidden depths and draws its power from pent-up emotion. An intriguing listen.
Novacain – Shine On Me
Indie rock ‘n’ rollers Novacain bring back a happy sound to the genre with new single Shine On Me. With a riff-driven taste and a playful flow, you could say they sound like a happier Manics. Instead of trying to stand out they just let their songs do the talking with catchy tracks that are super enjoyable to listen to and this is a prime example. The section with trumpets before the breakdown is just the icing on the cake.