HOLD FAST – Lie
Ooh, Holdfast have got a little heavier (well, on record at least). This features some really beefy guitar courtesy of Adam, that really juxtaposes nicely against Robertaâ€™s vocals. As always Toby & Ben propel the band along at pace and the whole here is possibly their most accomplished track yet. If you like White Lies or The Joy Formidable, thereâ€™s plenty to enjoy here!
THE KRAK – Estate Dwelling
Not On Your Radio
It sounds at first like youâ€™re going to get a Red Hot Chili Peppers track, but as soon as the vocals kick in this is a quintessentially British tune, what the Kooks might write if theyâ€™d grown up in a working class environment. Tom Lattimerâ€™s vocals have an element of Mike Skinner about them too, he sounds like an urban poet while the band as a whole show here that they have a knack for a catchy chorus!
HAFDIS HULD – Kongulo
For anyone who heard Hafdisâ€™ last album, this will come as a bit of a shock, being a lot less cutesy than her previous work. Not that it lacks the charm of the lady herself. Itâ€™s a nicely put together song and the subject of Alain Robert, the man who climbs skyscrapers barehanded (Kongulo is Icelandic for spider) is an interesting one. A nice track to whet the appetite for Ms Huldâ€™s next album then.
WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS – Roll Up Your Sleeves
More mainstream than their last single this track sounds like a more rocking Snow Patrol getting jiggy with Maximo Park. But in a good wayâ€¦ Yet again the Jetpacks lads have thrown their stuff together and created an anthemic track. With singles like these, the album is all set to be awesome!