First Review

Music

After recently landing a spot to work on Platform magazine I figured I would start my new blog off with my most recent submission: three songs that have been stuck in my head!

 1) Marmozets- Hit The Wave 

This 5-piece math-core band from Bingley, Yorkshire is a family force to be reckoned with. Made up of two sets of siblings, Marmozets are one of the UK’s most exciting new bands, with their debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful  Marmozets’ peaking at number 3 in the UK rock charts. Hit The Wave is definitely a contender for best song off the album. Starting slow and melodic giving front woman Becca McIntyre a chance to show off her stunning vocals, the song then fully kicks in with heavy guitars and a catchy chorus you’ll find yourself singing all day. This song is electric, especially live as witnessed at their sold out show headlining Rock City last month. The closing line of the song, ‘so take this life and make it something’ might just be a personal aim for the band and, judging by their success, I’d say they’re doing just that.

 2) Decade- British Weather

With their ironically titled debut album, Good Luck, Decade (a 5-piece alt-band from Bath) have finally been met with, well, good luck! Although this band may not be instantly recognizable to you, I’m sure you’ve come across them on their extensive touring circuit supporting impressive bands such as Tonight Alive and soon to be A Day To Remember this month. Good Luck is a pop-punk record filled with angsty lyrics, infectious choruses and head-banging riffs. Their first single, British Weather ties in all 3 qualities and proves why Decade are ready to go it alone. It’s a definite stand out track, with lead vocalist Alex Sears giving his all to an impressive chorus just begging to be sung back by a crowd of fans. Being the final song on the band’s set list, they’ve definitely saved the best for last.

 3) Lower Than Atlantis- Here We Go

Back on the scene after a much-needed break, the first single by alternative rock band Lower Than Atlantis, blasts them back into the limelight. This bass heavy anthem, complete with singer Mike Duce’s signature accent coming through in the vocals, reminds us why we all loved LTA. Starting off with pounding drums building up to the explosive chorus, Here We Go is energy filled track sure to get your fists in the air. It’s one of those songs that makes you want to burst out your room, punch a wall and overthrow a government… just me? The Watford based 4 piece are back in our sights headlining Rocksound’s Christmas Ball in London on December 4th and I urge you to catch them. With a new self-titled album reaching 16 in the Top 20 UK album charts, Lower Than Atlantis are well and truly back.

– Sarah Lusher.