New Releases

This month, we’re taking a look at all new alternative releases alongside some of Lincolnshire’s finest. Here are our favourites of October -November:

Flyte – I’ve Got a Girl

Late last month, London-trio Flyte premiered their new track ‘I Got A Girl’ on BBC 6 Music with Lauren Laverne and it is a beauty. A different take on a break-up song, ‘I Got A Girl’ explores the break down of a creative relationship. During the pandemic, the band have been visiting people’s doorsteps to perform the track, which you can check out on their socials:

Toby Johnson – Why?

‘Why?’ is Toby Johnson’s latest release for his new EP ‘Things I Should Have Said’. Featuring singles ‘Tiny Fires’, ‘Bulletproof’, ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’, ‘Why?’ and ‘False Temptations’, his EP offers a masterful folky take on the indie genre, perfect listening for winter indoors. Speaking on the EP, Johnson wrote: ‘It’s often difficult to say things out loud. We hold back on things we should say and we often say the things we shouldn’t. ‘Things I Should Have Said’ is a mixture of emotions and feelings I’ve held back on over the years. Friendships I’ve lost and opportunities I’ve missed.’ Check out the music video for ‘Why?’ below!

KAWALA – Pure Desire

London-based indie-acoustic band KAWALA released their first 7″ single ‘Pure Desire’ alongside B-side ‘Loosen Up’ in October, gaining plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2. The song encompasses everything we love about KAWALA, fulfilling all our up-beat and optimistic folky-pop needs.

Current Climate – Trek to the Discotheque

Lincolnshire’s own Current Climate have released new track ‘Trek to the Discotheque’, championed by BBC Music Introducing in Lincolnshire. With clear Britpop influences and a nod to Pulp’s Jarvis Crocker, the track is wonderful mix of old-school disco and modern-day indie. Check it out on Spotify!

The Magic Gang – Somebody Like You

Masters of indie-pop, The Magic Gang have brought us feel-good indie-banger ‘Somebody Like You’. The track follows-up from their recently released second album ‘Death of the Party’, and is their first self-produced song.

Anna Straker – Boys Will Be Boys

Lincolnshire-born Anna Straker released fierce and powerful feminist anthem ‘Boys Will Boys’ at the end of October, and we love it. Following the release of ‘Good Days, Bad Days’ with Gabrielle Aplin and ‘London Knows’ earlier this year, Straker has gone from strength to strength and we can’t wait to hear what’s next.

Blossoms – Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose)

You may say it’s too early for Christmas, but we disagree. Getting us into the Christmas spirit, indie legends Blossoms have released a beautifully nostalgic bundle of warmth. Get me a hot chocolate and turn this one up.

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New Releases

For this month’s new music Monday (it’s going to be a thing…) we’re taking a look at what the festival’s alumni have been up to this past month, as well as celebrating Lincolnshire’s own.

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Fickle Friends – What a Time

‘What a Time’ is the first released single for Fickle Friends upcoming EP Weird Years (Season 1) EP and we are very excited about it! Out on 15 January, the EP aims to explore the story of the past three years since their Album ‘You Are Someone Else’, and it kicks off with some unapologetic escapist synth-pop. The Brighton-based quartet headlined Beyond the Woods Festival in 2018 and we can’t wait to hear what’s next. Check out the music video below, which they filmed and edited themselves.  

Duccbod – Meet in the Middle

Lincoln-based Duccbod have released laid-back alternative track ‘Meet in the Middle’ this month, exploring a vast range influence from the likes of Tom Misch to Lil peep. He featured in this years’ Beyond the Woods Online Festival on BBC Music Introducing in Lincolnshire, and the track was produced by and featured members of The Pylons. Duccbod is currently in the process of writing and recording his debut EP ‘i breathe blue’, so watch this space!

Patawawa – Adadadaeya

Electronic trio Patawawa have brought up an absolute indie-disco anthem as their new infectious single in the lead up to their debut album. Recently played by John Kennedy on Radio X, the track is an exciting insight to what is to come. Patawawa graced the Beyond the Woods festival stage in 2018 and we’ve been obsessed ever since.

The Pylons – Grumble

Beyond the Woods legends The Pylons are back with their latest single ‘Grumble’, following the singles ‘Leaving’ and ‘Feel Good’. Written and produced in their home studio, ‘Grumble’ encapsulates all things good about indie-pop and has achieved BBC Music Introducing pick of the week on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. You can also listen back to hear their very own trumpet and keys player Joe Davies picks for BBC Music Introducing in Lincolnshire here

Martha Hill – Landslide

Martha Hill’s latest single Landside has come out this month and will feature on her upcoming EP ‘Summer Up North’, which will be released on October 23rd. The track featured as BBC Introducing track of the week on Radio 1 and follows the release of upbeat and gritty ‘Grilled Cheese’. Hill played the festival in 2018 and has gone on to record at the legendary Maida Vale Studios, appeared on Later…With Jools Holland and was tipped as one of BBC Introducing’s ‘Ones to Watch’.

Talkboy – Stupid Luck

Leeds-based indie six-piece Talkboy have released new single ‘Stupid Luck’, which is the first in the lead up to their up-coming EP. The dreamy, laid-back indie-pop single exudes everything we love about this band and we are looking forwarded to what’s coming in 2021!

Casey Lowry – Slow Pace

The latest up-beat summery bop ‘Slow Pace’ from Casey Lowry was released this month, making it his third single of 2020. The track has achieved radio play on BBC Music Introducing in both Sheffield and East Midlands. Lowry headlined the second stage at Beyond the Woods (formally JoeFest) in 2018.

Nick Wilson – Built For This

Nick Wilson’s captivating track ‘Built For This’ is the final song released alongside his 4-track EP ‘Love and Heartache’, which was released on 2 October. The EP explores the complexity of emotions which accompany romance and beautifully vocalising the lows and highs of relationships. The second track ‘Enough to Know You’ featured on Spotify’s ‘Most Beautiful Songs in the World’ playlist.

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New Releases

New music Monday is a thing, right?

There are so many talented artists in our beloved Lincolnshire and we want to shout about them! Each month, we’ll be bringing you a round up of what’s being released from the area.

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Holly Humberstone – Falling Asleep at the Wheel (EP)

Festival-alumni Holly Humberstone released her debut EP ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’ last month, and was invited to perform an incredible isolation session on Jimmy Kimmel Live over the in US. Check out this live, one-take version of both ‘Overkill’ and the title track.

Anna Straker ft Gabrielle Aplin – Good Days Bad Days

Anna Straker has teamed up with the legendary Gabrielle Aplin to drop her new single ‘Good Days Bad Days’, and retro-style music video. The beautifully honest and raw track will be featured in her upcoming EP ‘Growing Pains’.

Arctic Lake – Cold Hands (Acoustic)

Electronic-trio Arctic Lake have blessed us with an intimate acoustic version of ‘Cold Hands’ this month. The band have received support on BBC Radio 1 and played at Beyond The Woods festival back in 2018!

Callum Minks – Sundown

Callum Minks latest Low-fi bedroom indie-pop tune ‘Sundown’ was released this week. The song is currently featured as song of the week on BBC Music Introducing in Lincolnshire!

The Rills – The Angler

Lincoln legends The Rills have released their latest single ‘The Angler’. Championed by Steve Lamaq on BBC Radio 6, the track is a up-lifting, gritty banger.

Thomas Day – Cruisin’

Self-produced hip-hop artist Thomas Day brought us chilled tune ‘Cruisin” in August, gaining well-deserved attention from BBC Music Introducing in Lincolnshire. He also featured in the Beyond the Woods BBC Music Introducing festival takeover, alongside Anna Straker, The Rills and Callum Minks and more!

Lola and the Cosmic Getaway – Clownville

Out-of-space musical duo Lola and the Cosmic Getaway released beautiful synth-pop track ‘Clownville’ last month. If you don’t like clowns, don’t watch the video!

G.L Shelley – Never Want to Go

Bedroom producer (and regular BTW festival attendee) G.L Shelley has spent lockdown recording music on his mobile phone. Check out his latest Brit-Pop inspired single ‘Never Want to Go’.

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