We got into the publisher’s bad books this week by sending out the RaW Sounds Today playlist late, but it was worth it.
Last Friday night, Third Lung debuted their new single with a special night in Reading’s Purple Turtle.
It was a concert we had to attend before writing this week’s list, so we have no regrets, and neither will you when you tune in to hear Laura for the first or 70th time.
The RaW Sounds playlist is a great way to explore a wide range of brilliant artists, discover new music and keep dancing – be sure to bookmark the Spotify page.
To listen to this week’s set, simply head over to https://bit.ly/rawsoundstoday and crank up the volume.
There is also a Facebook page and group chat that bands and music fans can access. You can search for RaW Sounds Today and it will appear.
Third Lung – Laura
What a brilliant night last week at the band’s launch party, presented by Jamma at the Purple Turtle, for their new single.
They were #2 in our Top 20 of 2021 with their single IA Fire which was one of many quality singles they released during the year.
Laura is their first release of 2022, and they certainly show they can maintain that quality as it’s another powerful melodic anthem.
It’s the first single from their upcoming album, Gameplay. We look forward to this – http://thirdlungband.com/
OSP – Breathe
We were looking for good hip hop so we were thrilled to hear this new release. It’s a debut single from Reading-based rap collective OSP, consisting of Esa Kwame, J Blackz, Silqe and Subject and it’s a great track.
With a cool groove, infectious melody and thought-provoking lyrics, this is a solid debut album. They will be live at the Readipop Festival launch party at Purple Turtle on Saturday March 19, with Brother Zulu and Hatty Taylor – https://www .facebook.com/ospmusicuk
My Darling Clementine – I lost you
This duo have become part of the country and American landscape with their wonderful songs and live shows and they are visiting the area to play Wokingham Music Club on Friday 18th March – https://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk/
Grandpa – About Him
Here’s a new band from Bracknell with a single from their debut EP, Walk Around Me. The alternative rock quartet have a grungy shoegaze style covered in melodies – https://www.facebook.com/wearegrandad
Reliant – The Pain of Everything
They made our Top 10 of our Best of 2020 list, and now they’re back with a new single.
This is another powerful and uplifting indie-rock anthem and it was recorded at Generation Studio in Maidenhead – https://www.facebook.com/WeAreReliant
Steve Anderson – Coda
Steve from The Room has just released his solo album, Journeyman’s Progress – Part One which is a wonderful instrumental album showcasing Steve’s skills as a guitarist and musician – https://journeymansprogress.co.uk/
Split the Dealer – Hard to Take
He was in our Top 10 of the year in 2020 and 2021 and here is his new single. Split the Dealer will headline Reading’s Sub 89 with their full band on Friday May 13 – https://www.facebook.com/splitthedealer
Lonely Robot – Under the Stars
Lonely Robot was created by John Mitchell who works from his Reading-based recording studio, Outhouse, as a songwriter, musician and producer. He played a special show at Everyman at Kings Cross last month – https://johnmitchellhq.com
Mordecai Smyth – Fear of Flying
Here are some wonderful psychedelic pop sounds released on Wokingham’s Mega Dodo Records. Mordecai has a new album planned for May and just released this single, Fear of Flying from it – https://www.facebook.com/stickytapeandrust
The Wave Machine – Don’t Pretend
Angus Trott, aka The Wave Machine, appeared in our Best of 2021 list with “Ocean’s Brew” and now here is his new single.
This is another uplifting positive song that puts a smile on your face – https://www.facebook.com/thewavemachine