New Tracks from Yorkshire Artists The Calls, Carmen McLean & Cold Culprits
Three upcoming Yorkshire artists are releasing new records. All the musicians have previously been featured in our Introducing Q&As, which often give new Yorkshire-based music talent their first light of exposure.
Leeds trio The Calls return with a new 3-track EP, ‘Fall Inside Again’, a release which has the band pushing their eclectic sonic template further.
Speaking about the EP, vocalist and songwriter Tom Fuller says: “The EP marks a point in the band’s progression. There are more soundscapes going on than in our previous ‘The Night the World Stood Still’ EP; the DNA of singable hooks, jangly guitars and rhythms are all still there, but there’s a distinct atmosphere to these tracks which is a clear movement towards the sound that we envision. There are more diverse influences coming in too, with reggae, dub and trip hop, particularly on ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ and ‘Tell Me Why’, and a shoegaze element to ‘I Should’ve Known’. It adds to the mix of our sound and, in the end, we’ve got an EP which we think doesn’t sound like anyone else.”
Another Leeds artist, Carmen McLean is releasing her second single on 6th November.
The Leeds Conservatoire graduate’s refined and melancholic ‘Bloom’ has shades of Big Thief and Lana Del Rey and explores the journey of finding closure, clarity and peace after the death of a loved one.
Stripped back with grungy guitar chords and shimmers of hopeful strings, it’s an accomplished and impactful song.
You can hear a taster of the 5-track release here: coldculprits.com.
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