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Single of The Week - Foxglove - Birthday

“Pure pop excellence, volume up, windows down, a tune to blast out all summer long”.

Foxglove – BirthdayA1M records single of the week. Pure pop excellence, a meld of upbeat rolling drums, driving melody, and luscious vocals that collide perfectly to deliver an anthemic, ear worm of a chorus. This Mancunian fourpiece are a new to us, but this tune hits the right spot. A clever mix of high energy upbeat vibes, that leaves you breathless, yet perfectly mirrored with chill out moments in a song that has all the ingredients of a huge summer hit. A perfect tonic to the malaise and melancholy we have endured this last 16 month. Simple uncomplicated music that puts a smile on your face and gets you moving. Foxglove proving that pop music can still be energetic, fun and above all be enjoyed for just what it is, escapism, entertainment, and a vehicle to transport us to better times. Play this loud, in your car, on the bus, train or gym, on the beach, anywhere, just enjoy. Expect to hear this all over the radio this summer.

About Foxglove -

A Manchester four-piece proving that pop music still has many weird and wonderful places left to go. Formed around two years ago – the band includes Ryan Croney, Liam Croney and Joe Myers and vocalist Abi White. - Foxglove have only really begun to hit their stride recently with plays on BBC Introducing and emerge as serious Manc music contenders.

And rightly so. Joining the dots between Tame Impala, HAIM and The Cure, these Manc music upstarts produce pop songs which cram an impossible amount of depth and texture into their four-minutes - from the waves of shoegazey, ambient guitar to the funk-infused basslines to the deep pathos of Abi White’s stunning vocals. Just a quick one,

The A1M records new music show - on indie rocks Radio Tune in 8pm this Thursday for Episode 122. The best in new music from USA, UK, Europe and beyond. 20 Stellar Tunes from amazing new artists. Music #Loud, #Bold, #Beautiful and always #Different - A real genre hopping musical journey, #Indie, #Rock, #Alternative, #Punk #Electronic #RAP, #POP – something for everyone- Were on air at 8pm #UK , 12 Noon #Los Angeles : 2pm #Texas : 3pm #NewYork – Tune in to Indie Rocks UK for all the best in new music – Join us xx Here is this week’s full playlist - tune in.

Artist – Track

1. Paris Youth Foundation – Twenty-Two

2. The Moods – Human Again

3. Shade – Test of Time

4. BAXTR – In Pop We trust

5. Fortitude Valley – Baby I’m Afraid

6. Bugeye – Don’t Stop (Feral Five remix) – Bandcamp pick of the week

7. Ditsea Yella – Roam (From Generation Blitz) State of Bass UK

8. Power State Failure – A Thousand Fathoms (@Colinscuts electronic tune of the week)

9. Jess Kemp – Don’t You Cry

10. The Scaramanga Six – Horse with no Face

11. The Battery Farm – When the whip goes crack.

12. The Last Element – My Mind

13. Foxglove – Birthday (A1M Records single of the week)

14. Celeste x MK – Stop this Flame (Black triangle records Urban tune of the week)

15. Sophie Dorsten – Red Skies

16. The Emperors of Ice Cream – High Rise Low Rise

17. The Metal Byrds – Life of the party

18. 3mind Blight – Metamorphosis

19. The Shed Project – A Day in the Dam

20. The Bugs – One So Sweet

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