Ormskirk-based Charity Shop Pop finds himself prospecting for a shiny new indie-pop sound with his latest release, Gold.
On paper, Liverpool seems an odd base of operations for a Maryland-born singer-songwriter. However, Jalen N’Gonda traded the Mid-Atlantic states for the evergreen pastures of Merseyside a few years back and his latest offering is evidence to suggest he feels right at home. Talking About Mary is a timeless 13 minutes of genuine, heartbreaking soul - sprinkled with only the best bits of the 60s rock & roll that put his new home on the map.
The four-piece band, LOLA, of the indie-rock ilk - a genre that Liverpool has seemingly pioneered over the years - have graced us with their first single of 2018, and boy, they really have not disappointed with this one. A far cry from their previous singles (Who Do You Love? and Won’t You Just), they have managed to capture a perfect balance of all things needed to create a banging indie tune, titled Against The Tide.