The Wrap: April 2022 ✨

we’ve got our April edition of The Wrap for you all! ✨ there’s been so so many amazing releases over the past month, it’s absolutely fantastic to see it all going on. this is one of our favourite features to write up, hearing so much great music – you can find all of our lil reviews below! 🤘

Manchester-based Americana songwriter Lucy Wentworth has returned with another beautiful tune “Whiskey“! With a real mellow atmosphere to it, utilising gorgeous waves of acoustic guitars, pianos and a soft drum pattern holding the track together, it sounds super lovely. Lyrically the track is superb, it’s a great tale conveyed so well throughout and her vocal sits perfectly above the instrumentation to really tell the story here. Well worth a listen, very midnight/AM listening feels! 🌛 (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

A beautiful release from Sheffield-based rosh here with the release of their latest single “This Is What You Asked For“! Utilising aspects of folk and jazz to create something lovely and unique to their sound, it’s a really well put-together track with a real sense of focus to it. 😊 the use of the different instruments within the track keeps it nice and fresh throughout, with beautiful melodies running through the length of the song, and rosh’s vocal sounds brilliant on it – amazing stuff. The build throughout to the final section of the track is simply beautiful. Plus, the b-side to it, “Absent” sounds so gorgeous. Well worth checking out! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

We featured one of Jack Critchlow’s tracks the other month and he’s just released this new single “I Get Drunk” with Emma Kirsch! The guitar riff is absolutely lovely, and the production around it is spot on – really maintaining that chill atmosphere conveyed with the riff. 🙌 the song is brilliant, feels like a conversation with the lyricism portraying different sides of a story – and both Jack and Emma’s vocals sound sublime throughout the song, especially in that final chorus where they’re really complimenting each other super well. Great song! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

We’ve know The Sewer Cats for a long time now, and we absolutely loved their debut EP “Zelda” which we checked out after catching them live – brilliant band to see at a gig, so much energy. They’ve returned with their debut album here “Cute Aggression“, chock-full of lovely guitar riffs, heavy and driving drums, and such powerful vocals from Cass which sound absolutely fantastic. They’ve really expanded their sound for this whilst still keeping true to their signature style, and their no-nonsense lyrics pertaining to modern-day culture and politics really show off their ferocity. What a band, we love the entire album! Well worth a listen. 🤘 (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE / BANDCAMP)

Manchester-based indie-pop artist SEARBY has just put out his brand new single “I Wonder“! ☀️ to start with, we love the beat of this track, it’s got such a groove to it, and the synths used throughout really give the track such a unique and lovely energy. The use of lead synths is perfect, you can really tell so much has been put into the production on this – and SEARBY’s vocal sounds great over the top of it all. It’s a gorgeous tale too, conveyed super well through the lyricism. The final chorus is huge, and the build throughout is beautiful. It’s well worth a listen – and definitely an add to your pre-drinks playlists! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

The new tune from North, “Recovery“, this is a gorgeously crafted track. The acoustic guitar melody at the start is so lovely, with such beautiful lead melodies over the top, and the vocals sit perfectly and sound absolutely fantastic. 👊 dropping into the chorus with the full band, really travelling so well throughout the length of the song, it’s brilliant to see – that guitar solo is bloody massive. These are definitely ones to watch here in the North – and the video looks brilliant, such a beautiful concept. (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Glasgow-based Joshua has just put out his debut single “Buttercup.“! This sounds so great. Really enjoying the use of his accent in the track, utilised so well and really contributes to the feel of the song. Plus, that guitar melody is gorgeous, the drums behind it only give it even more energy, it’s really well put together. 🤘 his vocal style here is so strong too, the deadpan delivery in the verses are so great, and the chorus is super catchy, with lyrics that feel like you’re having a conversation with him! If this is the debut single, we can’t wait to hear more. One to watch, for sure! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / YOUTUBE)

Merseyside-based alternative rock outfit POLKER have returned with a gorgeous EP “Over Words . Ever After“! We’re really enjoying this, there’s so many influences in this, from grunge to shoegaze to singer-songwriter.. beautifully put together to solidify their own sound. The groove and feel of the band sounds top, and the lead vocal is so powerful throughout, really commanding the tracks and giving them such great energy. 🔥 This is definitely a need-to-listen-to EP, a fantastic release that we’re sure are gonna set big things in motion for the band. Proper loving it! (SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / YOUTUBE)

this month has been yet ANOTHER fantastic one for music up here in the North. we’re blown away by all the diverse talent that keeps on delivering such quality releases and music, it’s so brilliant to see. this is what makes the music scene one of the most special ones and it’s always a pleasure to write these up and listen to so many incredible musicians. we hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as we have – big love to everyone who’s checked this out. ❤️

Make sure you head on down to open mics, gigs, support local music and arts and keep your scenes going! 😊 all music, videos and images remain copyright of their respective owners. 🍞

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