What’s better than listening to new music by an old favourite? Listening to new music by someone you’ve never heard before! In this series, Local Heroes, we’ll pulling back the covers on areas that might not get the attention they should
Sea Girls – London
Sea Girls are a super quirky four piece becoming evermore popular in the London scene. This quartet includes drums, synth, bass, guitar and vocals to produce captivating tunes with prevalent, sometimes haunting, melodies. Their lyrics represent the keenness of youthful feelings as well as the trivial modern interests of adolescence. Their latest release ‘What you eat’ is a prime example of their crafty lyrics used to describe the honest thoughts of present-day life. With a slightly early ‘Kooks-esque’ feel, incorporating ‘hooky’ melodies with creative lyrics, it is very easy to fall in love with these guys as they effortlessly bring back that era of music we all loved. With a newly recorded EP being release very soon Sea Girls are a band to keep an eye on so give them a follow and check out their latest stuff on sound cloud so you don’t miss out.
Infectious melodies, daring three-part harmonies, hook laden arrangements and carefully crafted lyrics holding a storytelling charm. These are the key elements which make Birmingham Trio The Strangest Feeling, the enthralling entertainers they are and an act to look out for. Steve Ison – Lead vocalist/guitarist, Pete Churchill – Bass Player/keysman/Backing Vocalist and Paul Carroll –Drummer/Backing Vocalist.
From their inception two years ago as friends with shared musical interests, they were able to coin a sound unmistakeably their own. Their stylings can be caught between 60’s Pop/Beat music such as The Beatles, The Hollies, The Kinks, right through to 90’s/00’s bands such as The Divine Comedy, Dodgy and The Coral. They have gigged quite frequently around the Birmingham and Black Country area appearing at pubs and small local festivals. They are currently in the middle of recording a full album.
Exciting young indie rockers Cavaliers have started showing their face in the local music scene on the south coast. Various appearances supporting bigger bands and the release of their new single ‘Kelso vs The Moon Landing’ with the great B-side ‘Genghis Can’t’ have been pushing them to the forefront of minds of the local music fans. Known for their bizarre and interesting song titles, catchy guitar riffs and distinctive lyrics and song writing style, it’s hard to see how Cavaliers won’t be an indie rock staple in a few years’ time.
The Yorkshire music scene is famous for churning out bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Bring Me The Horizon, Def Leppard and Pulp so it’s no surprise that there’s a promising plethora of new blood. One band making waves are Sheffield locals Inherit the Stars. Formerly known as Decode, the steel city foursome have been incredibly busy establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with and have built up an army of support in a very short amount of time.
The band is electric to watch and bring a new fresh energy to the stage that has been missing from the local scene for quite some time now. If you want to see what the hype is about for yourself check the guys out at one of their upcoming shows. ’Fortune Favours The Brave‘ is out now.
The Tit Mice – Bristol
If you are in Bristol and very lucky, you may happen upon the lesser spotted Tit Mice. The Tit Mice are an improvisational group of bandoliers who produce crazy psychedelic rants on many subjects. They are the best boy band in the world. The Tit Mice are the joint talents of Dan Petley, Andrew Gillan, and Harry Westbrook. Together they have made many popular tunes such as ‘Tina Turner’, ‘Jesus Breakfast’ and the marvellous ‘Titfield Thunderbolt’. They are irreverent, funny, witty and pretty bloody awful if truth be told. Not suitable for all the family. Oh, and they do a good line of T-Shirts.