New Music – Cass Lowe, Basic Vacation, F.U.R.S.
New arrivals on the OTR radar bearing some smashing pop tunes
“Birthmark” is a signal that Cass Lowe is ready for his close-up. A songwriter and producer who has previously worked with Toddla T, Diana Vickers, Madeon, Guy Chambers, Shola Ama and many others, Lowe’s debut solo single is a dramatic broody pop tune with soulful vocals and an expansive musical sweep.
New York-based three-piece with a mighty, infectious pop jam to their named called “I Believe”. The biggest sugar-high hook you’ll hear this year, “I Believe” sets Basic Vacation up as the new favourite band for all fans of skyscraper indie-pop.
“Just Kids” marks the London trio – brother and sister Liam and Danielle Wade with Olly Bets – down as a rather special act. While their debut single “Striptease” was worthy of a mention in the despatches, “Just Kids” is a bit of a monster which twinkles with giddy joy and soars higher than the sun.