New Noise: May Roundup
Well, we haven’t exactly been donning our Davie Crocket hats in an Alamo – style way of fighting against the deluge of submissions for the May 2021 roundup, but if we have lacked quantity, the quality has been exceptional. The two tracks that book-end this months releases are Fiona Lennon’s You Really Got a Hold On Me and Birthday Girl’s Dizzy.
At first pass La Lennon’s composition may appear to be a straightforward affair, built upon a simple and well-used chord structure, but where she really comes into her own is that magical voice she possesses. Heartfelt and yearnful, it successfully evokes those initial emotions of the hope a new relationship brings. Quite beautiful.
Although strictly speaking this segment champions local music releases, we will leave our back door slightly ajar for Birthday Girl, on the fact that Dizzy was written whilst staying in Liverpool.
Their EPK gushes….
Recalling the hallucinogenic venturings of Spacemen 3 to Tame Impala to Pink Floyd, it’s a dose of highly medicated post-rock with trippy, transient side effects and woozy temporal shifts aplenty…
Sentiments that we agree with entirely. This is a track that emboldens the sunshine hope of our post lock-down life.
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