Mowbeck – Vaseline 
Mowbeck - Vaseline

Release Date: Out Now

Regular readers will know I don’t go much for genres but Nottingham lads Mowbeck have come up with the term Gritpop to describe their music and I kinda like that…but is it accurate? Latest single ‘Vaseline’ is certainly dark as the haunting keyboard notes and shadowy vocal bleed in from the corners. The quartet have developed a sound that is part alt-pop and part bleak-indie which works so well as they occupy the space that is more accessible than the National, more edgy and damaged than Bastille and more authentic then pretty much every artist occupying a place in the top 40 at the moment. This might be dressed up in a slick black suit with perfectly fitting Raybans but this song comes from a raw emotion bubbling deep inside and that comes out in the music as well as the excellent video. A real contender of a song but also a band surely set to do something pretty big in 2017.

Live Dates:

19th November – The Bodega, Nottingham
23rd November – Nambucca, London
13th December – Cookie, Leicester

21st December – Asylum 2, Birmingham w/Tigress