Emma Blackery – Dirt: A fun, bright, catchy pop track from Emma with echoes of Halsey and T.Swift whilst still maintaining her own personality, and her voice sounds the best it has on any of her songs to date. Great production on the track too! 80%
Sunflower Bean – Human For: Yet another teaser track for upcoming album TwentyTwo in Blue, ‘Human For’ is an upbeat, pounding rock track full of personality. The more you listen to it the more complex you realise the layered instrumentals are. Very excited for the album now. 92%
Q Tip & Demi Lovato – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: If this is what the rest of this tribute album to Elton John is going to sound like then I am not interested at all. It’s sounding so hard to be different to the original it just comes across as forced. 20%
Louisa ft. 2 Chainz – YES: This sounds like a mid-charting Little Mix Single, especially because Louisa’s vocals are so multi-tracked here it sounds like a girl group are performing. The standard pop feature verse from 2 Chainz doesn’t really add anything to it either. 40%
Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time: A really nice, insightful track from Courtney, almost a ballad but not too over the top. nice. 80%
Sigrid – Raw: The absolute banger that is Strangers was always going to be difficult to follow up, and with Raw, Sigrid takes it in a much calmer direction. Despite Sigrid’s appealing voice, unfortunately for me it is a fairly forgettable track. 50%
I spoke to Halifax indie trio The Orielles, fresh off the back of releasing their debut album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ about their favourite live music venue, Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Check out the video for ‘Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist) below:
What is your favourite venue and why?
“Our favourite venue is the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.”
“The venue holds a lot of sentimental value for us and is essentially owned and run by the community, which is so inspiring and lovely. The staff there are also the best, as is the sound!”
Have you ever played there?
“We have played there a few times and they have always been the best shows of the tour. Great to see so many people both old and young enjoying live music.”
Who else have you seen play there?
“We’ve seen so many bands play there!! Most notably Khruangbin, around two years ago, when they played an unreal show to only about 30 people.”
“Also every single Heavenly Recordings weekender has been so, so amazing and memorable, but maybe we’re slightly biased here, haha.”
Facts about The Trades Club:
The Trades Club was built in 1924 and still has the original sprung dance floor.
It’s a members co-operative socialist members club. Owned by it’s members and run by a committee.
It has been shortlisted for NME Small Venue of the year 3 times.
Shortlisted for this year’s Music Week Small Venue Award.
They have hosted 3 Heavenly Records weekends at the club, the latest headlined by The Orielles, Gwenno & King Gizzard.
Notable artists to play the Trades in the last few years include Mark Lanegan, Patti Smith, Everything Everything, Fat White Family & The Fall. They have upcoming shows from Girl Ray, IDLES and a Certain Ratio to name a few.