Music Video Review: Jarring visuals and edgy lyricism: Legss put forward their first offering of 2021

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By Lana Williams

London’s up-and-coming alt-rock quartet, Legss, are Ned Green (Vocals), Max Oliver (Guitar), Jake Martin (Bass) and Louis Grace (Drums). The post-punk experimenters are two EP’s deep and are set to release accompanying visuals for the title track of their sophomore offering. Directed by the band and Luke Kulukundis and filmed by Rory Edmonds and Mollie Gallagher, the video is set to be an exciting accomplishment, adding to their resume of delightful musical creations.

Ambitious, ageless and authentic, ‘Doomswayers’ takes us on an alt-rock sonic journey through London, following a poignant protagonist with utter potency and incredibly ability. The lyrics and unwavering vocals exacerbate the dark side of post-punk with a certain edge that takes their music to a next level.

Speaking on the video, frontman Ned Green informs: “The video for Doomswayers is the concluding statement from our EP. A sprawling, epic, emotionally-charged, scatty, nauseating, vitriolic visual accompaniment, set in a 17th Century, modern, time-warped LondWinium-by-Sea, to a three-part throwaway Violin Concerto in D Major, found in a tip and then transcribed into the six-minute title-track EP-closer that you can all love, listen, and now watch today.” 

Doomswayers’ is teeming with jagged riffs and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that tackle themes of modern-day urban life of crowded streets and intense volatility that come along with the 21st century. The opening monologue sets the scene for razor-sharped observations and critical orations that is present throughout. The track lends a unique view into the inner workings of a bustling city, dark undertones and volatility alike.

Legss have the mesmerising ability to produce off-kilter tracks which is blindingly brilliant, they’re poets that just happen to have a penchant for searing instrumentation.

Legss are set to support the eccentric Pom Poko on their upcoming tour: HOME | pom poko.

Listen to their single here.

Solis Single Review: ‘Be Together’ Is Bold And Beautiful

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By Lana Williams

For any fans of Phoebe Green, Abbie Ozard and Lauren Hibberd, Solis is the star for you.

Irish hailing, Manchester based, stellar songwriter Solis has released her dazzling new single ‘Be Together’. Boasting expressive lyricism and enormous explorations into poignant feelings, Solis’ latest release offers a dreamy escapism. ‘Be Together’ acts as the second offering from her upcoming debut album which is set to be a sonic wonder. 

Her ethereal aura expressed through the track has unsurprisingly caught the attention of multiple media outlets, such as BBC radio Manchester. 

Talking on the track, Solis shares:

“”Be Together” tells the story of someone who longs to be in a relationship all the time. When someone finds it difficult to be on their own and becomes infatuated by another they wish to be with… The middle section with the cannon vocals is symbolic of the commotion, confusion and lust that has consumed the person’s thoughts. It’s not autobiographical, but there are elements of the unnamed narrator that I definitely relate to. Loneliness and missing human connection is something that we all can understand after the coronavirus pandemic.”

Her haunting vocals and psychedelic compositions beautifully melt together in a way that is fondly reminiscent of Lana Del Rey. Pouring with emotion and fruitful longing, this non-auto-biographical cut has received a glowing reception and sees her start to break out in the Manchester music scene.  

Her honest and unvarnished approach to difficult topics and symbolic libretto gives a unique, sincere perspective on the all-consuming commotion and confusion that comes along with difficult situations.  Related to current climates, her commentary on missing human connection offers and all-too relatable tale of the tribulations that have encroached on all our lives over the past year.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Solis creations, approaching imminently.

Solis’ new single is available here, and you can keep up with her on her social media here.