Cool Set’s debut single, ‘Summer Retro’, has taken about a year to complete, thanks to Covid. The summery, electronic-pop track serves as a great introduction to the pair and their sound, and comes with a gorgeous music video, shot in and around Los Angeles, and taking in the sights that will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s visited the City Of Angels.
It’s hard to believe that this band, Texas, are actually best known in France. They seem to have been so much part of the tapestry of UK music since ‘I Don’t Want a Lover’ dropped in 1989 on the brilliant debut ‘Southside’. Now, 33 years later they have released an album which is quite literally genre defying. It has songs that quite simply span every kind of music.
Self made Texas native Raylon has many strings to his bow, including academics, track and field, and his work in the recording studio. While maintaining an interest in country music, Raylon’s style hones in on a blend of RnB and harmony rap, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and Usher.
It’s hard to believe, but Keenan Willard only started writing songs at the start of 2019. His debut single, ‘Like You Do’, released ahead of an EP set to come out in the summer, sees him drawing on his North Carolina roots, and infusing his sound with the inspirations served by his surroundings in El Paso, where he is based, and works as a TV reporter.
There’s something ironic in the fact that Leicester’s Diesel Park West have named their latest single, ‘Scared Of Time’. The band formed in 1980, and their debut album, ‘Shakespeare Alabama’, was released in 1989. Their ninth studio album, ‘Let It Melt’, from which comes ‘Scared Of Time’, came out on September 13 this year.