All the new Merseyside Music Tracks for your May Playlist
May brings a brand new wave of Mersey music for your ears.
The tunes just keep coming from our local musicians, or rather, the bangers keeping coming! This May we’re being treated to a truly eclectic bunch of releases, ranging from grassroots music to the world stars, moody art to straight up summer bangers.
Here’s 10 Mersey music tracks to add to your playlist this month….
1 – Deliah – Achromatic
Here we have one of the moodier songs of the bunch, a dark tale about mental health in the creative world. It’s been almost a year since we had anything from Deliah, a duo turned 4 piece band, and it is easy to see why; they have been changing and developing their sound into something truly unique. Lead vocalist, Michelle Harris, has a voice that pulls you in to then blow you away, mirroring the innovative musical arrangement.
2 – Luna – Fire
Luna gets us ready for the summer with her latest release, Fire, showing us the more upbeat and formidable side of her sound. Luna has been developing with each and every single that she has let out into the world and this is no different. The beat is contagious and the vocal samples are engaging, sucking you into that melancholic world that Luna is so good at creating.
3 -Paris Youth Foundation – The Off Button
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – these boys just don’t stop! Kev and the gang have been touring relentlessly and releasing music consistently, however this track is the first we’ve had from them after they have finished touring. It’s a mature release that really shows how the group has grown, but on a more important level, it’s a straight up belter, even being premiered on Radio 1.
4 – I See Rivers – Give Up
The ‘scandi’ trio are back again with an infectious, charming folk track that will warm your heart before summer. The girl group has been touring since April and won’t stop until July as the 3 piece add their blissful sound to the summers of audiences all over Europe. Give Up is a stripped back tune that showcases I See Rivers’ raw talent through their vocal ability and well-crafted songwriting.
5 – The Vryll Society – Andrei Rublev
If you ever needed reminding of our cities trademark genre, and how to combine the Indie, Psychedelic and Brit-Pop that made the region so famous, then The Vryll Society are your band. They bring all of these influences into the 21st Century, creating a woozy haze of a track that is a quirky as it is catchy. The boys have a video on the way for Andrei Rublev and, as you can see from the video still, it’s looking very interesting.
6 – Kalandra – Virkelighetens Etterklang
It feels like it has been a while since we’ve heard from this lot, and boy, are we glad to have them back. The song and video are both utterly enchanting from start to finish, an art that Kalandra have down to a tee. The Norwegian trio also returns to the city that spawned them on 9th May to play at Studio 2 on Parr Street. If the recording as as captivating as this, then the live show will be on the next level.
7 – Wide Eyed Boy – Sun Again (Official Video)
Wide Eyed Boy return after supporting Feeder on two dates, touring parts of Europe and playing up and down the country. They return with an official video for their last release, Sun Again. The teasers for the video look amazing, showing off the British countryside from the perspective of a speeding car. Song name aside, this is undeniably an Indie, summer banger, and one that deserves such a spectacular visual. Listen here.
8 – Tom Anderson – Northern Lights
Tom Anderson has made quite an impact since coming on the scene in the last year or so, releasing impressive track after impressive track and creating some of the coolest live session videos on the net right now. His latest track starts off by subtly drawing you in with reverse guitars and huge reverbs that get under our skin, before the crescendo that is the arrival of the beat which is beautifully crafted to create an atmosphere that takes over all of you, especially when listening on headphones.
9 – Ben Paveley – At The Nordic Church (EP)
If your spring needs something mellower, something more melancholic, then singer songwriter Ben Paveley has got you covered. The Nordic Church has become a Mecca for artists such as Ben as the setting offers something special for this kind of, thoughtful music. The room is used to spine tingling effect as you can hear Paveley’s vocal, and guitar, bounce around its walls creating a sometimes haunting, but often relaxing atmosphere. The songs are, as ever, strong yet humble, offering a charm that we have become accustomed to from Ben Paveley.
10 – Oya Paya – Trip Advisor (Re-Release)
There was a time, just a few months ago that it felt as though we were writing about Oya Paya every other day. There was a small spate of silence from the group before they rereleased their hit, Trip Advisor, with the help of Unami Records, stepping them up to the next level. The track received an incredible response and we are happy to have the quirky, Pop 3 piece back releasing music. We look forward to hearing what else this collaboration will bring us over the year. Listen here.