Music: Top 5 For September
The festival season is coming to a close and no doubt many of you are still reeling from the musical journey that is the great british summer time, so we thought we’d take a look at this months must have albums to give you a heads up and keep your spirits high. The 5 that peaked our interest are a knot of newcomers and well established artists, most of which releasing debut albums to get your claws into. This is certainly no review but from what we’ve listened to already, we’re gagging for more. Have a read, check out the music videos by clicking the album covers and see what you think.
Available now, the debut album from Luke Sital-Singh, is titled The Fire Inside; an easy listening folk sound with catchy feel good melodies and ballads. This is definitely one for the couch or those lonely car journeys as his hypnotic voice has the ability to penetrate and leave you feeling touched.
A group of seasoned music artists with a self proclaimed sound of ‘doom pop’, Lonely The Brave are a Cambridge based 5 piece rock band consisting of front man David Jakes, guitarists Mark, Ross and Andrew, with Gavin on drums. Their debut album The Days War which came out 1st September took them four years to complete, a real labour of love, which definitely shows in the refined sound and lyrics.
Singer and Bassist Mike Kerr and Drummer Ben Thatcher; together they make Royal Blood, a duo from Brighton who are taking the rock scene by storm. Listening to this debut album, it’s hard to not feel exhilarated as the sound of modern garage rock seems to have more control over your head movements than a rollercoaster. The album somehow manages to steer clear of being samey, as each track easily stands up to the last, leaving you with a sure sense of satisfaction as evidenced by the troublemaker grin stuck to your face. Definitely worth a listen. You can buy the album now as it was released on August 25th.
Catfish And The Bottlemen are a british indie/rock band formed in Llandudno, Wales, who are about to see the release of their debut album ‘ The Balcony’ on September 15th. Playing at over 30 festivals this summer including Reading, Latitude and Leeds, you may have already heard the strange titled band; the name comes from a busker who lead singer Van McCann met at a young age in Australia called Catfish The Bottleman who has been duly credited. With a party friendly, high energy sound, they’ll surely charm you into singing along; out of all the tracks we listened to the standout track has definitely got to be Fallout.
Jamie T is already an established singer-songwriter with 2 successful albums and 2 NME awards for best solo artist under his belt, being described as a ‘one man Arctic Monkey’ in terms of the style of his music. He grew up in south London, and performs with his backup band The Pacemakers. We’ve only listened to a handful of tracks from his third album, due out on September 29th and called ‘Carry on the Grudge’, but hats off to the man for ‘Zombie’, a ridiculously catchy, undeniably british song that you’ll listen to time and time again.
Hope you find one you like.
The Urban Male team.