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Hey Charlie returned to Flying Vinyl in February of this year, getting the pink vinyl treatment for 'Bad Things' (a heavyweight pop thumper) and 'Electric Dream', more emphasis on the pop here. Both are reasonable with the latter bringing Ash to mind at points. The group's Facebook shows they now seem to be a duo and are on tour for a week in England this month.
'On The Subject Of Breathing' doesn't seem like the sort of catchy title that will rhyme easily or be shouted out by stadium audiences. Bryde has it as the A side on her single here though and it's as angsty and heartfelt as the name would have you expect. 'To Be Brave' sounds a bit like The Cranberries. Bryde's website indicates she's playing the SWN Festival in October.
Moreish Idols (the worst name this month) will apparently "always leave you wanting more". In the case of 'JnT' it's more earplugs. This smooth, pervy crooning song is laughable. 'Electric Beach' isn't any better. Whoever's not needed anymore in the subject matter of the song is far better off. Unsurprisingly it's the flea market box for this rubbish. Head over to the band's Facebook page if you want to help fund their next video.
Spinn are another act keeping stammers in band names alive. 'Notice Me' and 'Shallow' are decent, jangly indie numbers from a quartet who seem like likeable types. Since writing this the disc has been bought by someone in Japan for £11. The group's Facebook page shows they have an album out and will be touring the UK at the end of November/start of December.
Seafret end this month with the orange vinyl single. 'Monsters' and 'Can't Look Away' are both decked out in the tropes of indie rock, to no special effect. Anthem fans will probably be well served though. The band's website shows they have two gigs in Brazil this week.
Raced through that lot, chucking the word count rule to the winds. Just so little that's possible to say about such generally average music.

Seafret - Drown (Bring Me The Horizon Cover)

Bridlington duo Seafret have put their spin on Bring Me The Horizon's 'Drown' transforming the original track.

Seafret will headline promoter and record label Communion's fourth instalment of their bi-annual 'New Faces' tour this Autumn alongside Flyte, Dan Owen and Jack Watts.

The tour will once again takes place across various cities in the UK, commencing in Manchester at the Ruby Lounge, and then will pass through Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, St Stephen’s Church in London, and culminating in one final show at the legendary Green Door Store in Brighton.

Thu 19 Nov — Ruby Lounge – Manchester

Fri 20 Nov — Studio 2 – Liverpool

Sat 21 Nov — Rainbow – Birmingham

Mon 23 Nov — The Bullingdon – Oxford

Tue 24 Nov — Louisiana – Bristol

Wed 25 Nov — St Stephen’s Church – London

Thu 26 Nov — Green Door Store – Brighton

With every advance ticket purchased from Communion’s site or Songkick you will receive a free EP, with a track from the bands involved: http://Tickets.lnk.to/NewFaces

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