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New music review with Lip Filler and rEDOLENT

Our weekly fix of the best new music as Julia Mason brings us her review of new singles from rEDOLENT and Lip Filler

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Artist: Lip Filler

Track: Limelight

London indie Lip Filler release Limelight
Credit Orien Hough

London indie band Lip Filler released their debut self-titled EP in May this year via Chess Club Records. They also hosted a “wall-shaking” party in their flat! So I was intrigued to listen to new single Limelite. With its explosive opening delivered with an attention-grabbing expletive literally spat out, it moves into an indie-rock vibe full of passion. Led by the vocals of George Tucker, the instrumentation is all twangy guitars and fiery percussion. This is dancefloor friendly music, but with an edge. There is a swagger to Lip Filler but at the same time Tucker pleas for understanding "you’re talking like it’s over / when we just need some space".

Discussing the new single, the band share the following: "Limelite is very much an embodiment of mixed emotions; not being sure what the best thing is for yourself and projecting these uncertainties onto someone else. Being caught between two minds, acting impulsively yet irrationally. I feel like this song captures an adolescent naïveté which is self-ashamedly honest. This is the first song that we ever wrote as a band - I think that it's very fitting of that (in a funny way)."

The five piece have already had support slots with the likes of Picture Parlour and Alfie Templeman, plus a run of festival appearances including The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Y Not and VISIONS. They still have live dates this year including a headline at The Windmill Brixton in London in December.


13 October - Manchester, Beyond The Music Festival 14 October - Leeds, Live At Leeds In The City 19-20 October - Rotterdam NL, Left Of The Dial Festival 7 December - London, The Windmill Brixton (Headline)

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Artist: rEDOLENT

Track: nothing bad will ever happen to me

Edinburgh band redolent release nothing bad will ever happen to me

Edinburgh-based, experimental five-piece rEDOLENT is fronted by brothers Danny and Robin Herbert, alongside drummer Andrew Turnbull, bassist Robbie White and Alice Hancock on live samplers and backing vocals.

They have released their new single nothing bad will ever happen to me via Scottish label & artist house Post Electric (home to Hamish Hawk, Humour, Iona Zajac & Voka Gentle).

rEDOLENT combine indie and electronica to glorious effect. Bobbing and weaving beats are hypnotic yet on this single there is an additional scuzzy edge towards the end, adding to the overall instrumentation which comes to a precise end. nothing bad will ever happen to me was premiered via Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music such is the growing reputation of the Scottish band.

They have a DIY approach operating as sole creators of their artistry; writing, recording, producing and mixing their work independently. This is further evidenced by the self-directed music video. Frontman Robin’s distinctly evocative vocal and idiosyncratic lyrics, add to the uniqueness of rEDOLENT, delivered in his Edinburgh brogue brimming full of local colloquialisms.

Speaking about the single, he further explains: “It’s about the contrast between the lows of weekday factory work and the highs of real life at the weekend. It’s a tongue in cheek wink at fate. The laughable words of your inner child, during the good times, written down and said out loud. 'Nothing bad will ever happen to me again' even though you know pain is right around the corner, and you’re going back to work on Monday.”


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