Soundwave meets: Plested
Soundwave Magazine
by Lewis Kelly
1y ago
Over the last few years, Phil Plested has been taking the industry by storm, penning Grammy nominated hits and UK number ones. Whether it’s writing for artists like Lewis Capaldi, or releasing his own tracks, Phil knows how to pull at the heartstrings of his audience. We sat down with Phil for a chat about what he’s been up to, his collaborative approach, as well as his upcoming music and live performances. Firstly, how’re you doing, what have you been up to this year? I’m well! I’m very happy. I became an uncle last year, so I had a nice perspective change on life which is always healthy! Thi ..read more
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Soundwave meets: Mollie Coddled
Soundwave Magazine
by Lewis Kelly
1y ago
Image credit: Misha Warren Mollie Coddled is bringing a fresh scent to the male-dominated northern music scene and pioneering the bedroom pop revival. The Leeds-based musician set the bar high last year, racking up over 100k streams on Spotify, and playing a wide range of shows across the country.  This year will seem to follow suit for Mollie as she hits the road next month to play her first headline tour. I caught up with her to talk about her sound, inspirations and plans for the future. Firstly, how’re you doing? What have you got in mind for this year? I’m doing great thanks! I’m pl ..read more
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Soundwave meets: Demon Dance
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by Ellis Maddison
1y ago
Anyone worth one’s salt in the Leeds tattoo scene will know the name Demon Dance who, over the years, has not only established himself as one of the top tat-artists in the eyes of his fellow inner-city professionals and the tattoo community – but also among the ever-growing student scene. Imagine: It’s your first time living away from home; you’re thinking of doing something crazy like dying your hair, getting a nose-ring or – much to your mum’s disappointment back home – you get a tattoo. Well, you won’t be searching for long before you come across Demon Dance’s distinctive designs. He’s well ..read more
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Ead Wood’s ‘Environmental’ takes an optimistically cheerful tone despite its distressing nod to climate change
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by Kenneth Butcher
1y ago
Image: Alex Stark Ead Wood’s ‘Environmental’ begins with a punchy drum fill that sets the stage for roaring guitar leads reminiscent of prolific brit-pop bands like Blur and Oasis. The iconic sound gives way to a summer-y and vibrant chorus, which is punctuated by a very bright vocal delivery not too dissimilar from acts like the Rolling Stones and Cage The Elephant (particularly on their more recent projects). With their musical likeness out of the way, Ead Wood focus their crosshair on a subject matter that makes them less comparable to other bands. The driving back beat in ‘Environmental’ b ..read more
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William The Conqueror’s ‘Maverick Thinker’ is the perfect score for gathering around a campfire to reminisce about simpler, pre-pandemic times.
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by Ellen Oakley
1y ago
Image: William the Conquerer Released March 5th 2021, ‘Maverick Thinker‘ is a bluesy rock explosion that translates multiple facets of the ever-present genre into ten tracks – each with its own intent and a personality. The album was recorded at Los Angeles’ legendary Sound City Studios just before the world was sent into lockdown in March last year, not before William The Conqueror managed to perfect a blend of nostalgic blues with clean, modern rock production to produce an album that feels like an American summer road trip in musical form. Rather than simply replicate a timeless sense of th ..read more
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Will Baddeley shows the beauty in individuality, and it’s only a matter of time before people start to know his name.
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by Adam Maghout
1y ago
Image: Josh Leveridge In August 2020, singer-songwriter and rapper Will Baddeley released his first EP ‘Expression of Thoughts’. He has since been preparing his future projects, two separate albums, and a string of concerts for 2021 and beyond. In preparation for what will undoubtedly be an important second half of the year for the young producer from Surrey, Soundwave’s Adam Maghout spoke to Will about influences and aspirations. A: What are your influences in music and who do you look up to in the music industry? W: Ed Sheeran is one of my main influences. He’s got so much talent and doesn’t ..read more
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1919’s Rio Goldhammer: how covid and Brexit are still keeping musicians vulnerable.
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by Paul Oluwadare
1y ago
Image: 1919 (Facebook) Nothing better celebrates a step back to normality than the return of live music. Even though it’s both difficult and dangerous to say how long lifted restrictions will last, that shouldn’t stop us from welcoming back gigging with open arms (although perhaps not literally, quite yet). Rio Goldhammer (left of image), front man for Bradford post-punks 1919, gave Soundwave a glimpse into the effects the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to have on the music industry; specifically how hard it has been for independent musicians and small venues. The pandemic made things diff ..read more
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The Delta North’s debut EP is an intriguing classic rock, pop-punk fusion. Monotony (mostly) avoided.
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by Rua McPhelim
1y ago
Image: Facebook The love-child of Pearl Jam and a contemporary mish-mash of mid-noughties pop punk acts, Leeds four-piece The Delta North make quite the impression with their versatile self-titled EP. A four track collection that breathes flavour and potential, the 2020 release is significant in setting the quartet on the path to prominence. Introducing us to the world of The Delta North with lead track “The Colour of Fools”, the song begins with hair-raising guitar that takes the listener’s full attention. Followed by pummelling drums, a brooding bass line and glassy vocals from vocalist Pete ..read more
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Spang Sisters’ “Jenny” is a rich, grooving delight.
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by Rua McPhelim
1y ago
Photo: Ollo Weguelin The biggest challenge to face when listening to ‘Jenny‘ by Spang Sisters? Deciding whether to let yourself flow to the music, or let the music flow through you. The hit single from the UK duo’s eponymous debut album, ‘Jenny’ oozes a sense of laid-back musical liberation. Written in the lyrical vein of Lou Reed and similar classic blues crooners, the track is as fresh and free in sound as it is in impact. Dipping into the soundscape of 70s Motown and 80s swampy blues rock, the essence of these musical flavours define the Spang Sisters as an unmistakeably groovy force. As if ..read more
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The Reytons – ‘Expectations Of A Fool’
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by Isaac Semple
1y ago
Image: The Reytons South Yorkshire’s The Reytons are quickly becoming notorious within the world of indie-rock, and it is increasingly obvious as to why they are gaining such popularity when looking at some of the gems they’ve released.  The Reytons embody that working-class rebellion and their music unapologetically stems from the same rich Sheffield vein that the Arctic Monkeys first championed over a decade ago. With their debut album Kids Off The Estate set to be released in September of this year, the Yorkshiremen have hit us with an amazing new single entitled Expecta ..read more
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