The Round-Up (20/11/20)

Track of the Week
Shame – Water in the Well
Well, they’ve finally announced the album. Finally. And, alongside the announcement, they’ve dropped this absolute stunner of a song. ‘Water in the Well’ is expectedly ridiculous, Steen’s vocal particularly playful and over the top. It’s eccentrically spectacular, and it’s great to have Shame back.

Blue Bendy – International
A drawling poetic rhythm perpetuates every second of Blue Bendy’s new single, ‘International’. A droning, dystopian number, it’s a fascinating listen.

Celeste – A Little Love
Yes, yes, it’s the John Lewis tune. But we’ve got a lot of time for Celeste, and this song’s sure proof of why. Celeste’s vocals are timeless – classy and classic in a style that makes you want to sway about in the kitchen after a few too many Merlots. Simply gorgeous.

girl in red – two queens in a king size bed
First, let’s take a moment to appreciate the simplistic genius in the song title. Now, let’s take a moment to appreciate the simplistic genius of the song. The piano introduction is classy and mature, the lyricism is developed, and the song is another sign that girl in red is just getting better and better.

Hannah’s Little Sister – Anywhere
This song is all about the vocal. It’s absolutely stunning, mesmerising, angelic… could listen for hours on repeat – without much else to do, maybe I will.

MARINA – Man’s World
Saw Marina a couple of years ago. Put on a good show. This new number is good too, good being an understatement. It’s a luscious pop song with plenty of purpose, as the title suggests. It’s fair to say the world is a much better place when Marina is releasing music.

Romero – Troublemaker
Loud and proud, Romero’s second single, ‘Troublemaker’, is a throwback to gritty guitars and festival euphoria. Certainly ‘ones to watch’.

The Pale White – Glue
The third new single from our Geordie rockers, ‘Glue’ is catchy with just the right amount of punch. Distinctive, kinda gritty, may this be a good indicator of what to expect in the coming months.