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Dandy Licks: Tue 12 Nov

The freshest alternative pop sounds direct to your eager earholes


Hellogoodbye – (Everything Is) Debatable
Feeling nostalgic? Here (In Your Arms) hit makers Hellogoodbye are back after a seven-year break from the radio waves and it's shaping up to be one hell of a Cali comeback! The lads of Long Beach serve up a treasury of hook-laden synth pop in (Everything Is) Debatable which undoubtedly offers one of the most instantaneous choruses this side of winter. If that’s not enough, lead singer Forrest Kline also smothers the track with his youthful vocal charm to remind us why the band is still an almighty indie force to be reckoned with. Guys, it’s been too long!



BLSHS – Change
BLSHS – or ‘Blushes’ for those of you not in the know – are currently taking the Soundcloud world by storm with their synthetic pop potential, so we suggest you keep a firm eye out from here on in. The Texan trio gain some serious momentum in “Change” with a musical slam-dunk of static synths and bellowing blips which contrast beautifully with front women Michelle Miear’s angelic vocal tones. And for all you eager beavers out there, stay calm; the band is set to expand their twinkling empire with the release of their debut EP “Abstract Desires” and a brand new single in the not so distant future. Hear, hear!



The New Citizen Kane – White Night
London native and regulation hottie Kane Luke, otherwise referred to by his stage name The New Citizen Kane, recently unveiled this little stomper and GT Towers has officially been in undulating overdrive ever since. Channelling George Michael in his utmost prime, the track soars with a gay-friendly tempo of 90s infusion and contemporary, clean-cut beats fresh from the floors of dance’s finest. The video, featuring Kane himself, also presents a tasty platter of well-cooked torso with stubble sorbet, for which we are bowing in eternal gratitude. Check, please!



The 1975 – Girls (The Knocks remix)
We love a bit of the 1975 lads here at GT HQ, so when we heard single Girls had been given the autonomous club treatment the roof was well truly raised up and out into the homosphere! Originating from The Big Apple, electronic duo The Knocks have injected a tantalising dose of boppy dance-ready euphoria to the indie pop track for an additional Saturday night kick-start. The remix isn’t released until November 11 though, so until then we suggest you get those butt crunches into full swing before hitting that floor. Chop-chop!


General manager: Jamie Oborne - jamie@allonred.org

Foxes – Shaking Heads
Louisa Rose Allen, otherwise known as Foxes, is raring up for the release of her first studio album Glorious and in preparation has put out this little gem for us to land our musical mitts on. The voluptuously lipped beauty from Southampton continues her assault on the youth-obsessed semantic with “Shaking Heads” as she continues to uphold a considerable amount of grace than her fellow pop peers. Melodically profound and lyrically optimistic, Foxes’ elegant vocals rein as she utilises her heavenly falsetto over an anthemic chorus complete with violin backing. All we can say is the future looks bright for this particular chanteuse.



CHVRCHES – Lies
The Scottish synth pop triad from have recently dropped the music video for their fourth official single and we think it just may be our new favourite! “Lies” sees lead singer Lauren Mayberry take centre stage amidst a sequence of dramatically lit shots as she vocalises her way through the song’s tragic tale of tainted romance. Taken from their debut album “The Bones of What You Believe”, the track continues to demonstrate the band’s knack for a killer beat with a winning mix of drowsy electro synths and techno underlays which combine to form a triumphant yet equally fragile intonation. What’s not to love?



Words: Sam Baker @SamBaker

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