Narcissus are a band we’ve followed for some time and have had play at a few of our shows and they just keep getting better and better. This Friday 12th February Narcissus are releasing their latest, and greatest, single ‘Cuttin’ Thru Red Tape’. We spoke to the band to get some insight into music influences … Continued

Wigan band Pink Shirts For Pale People have been experimenting with their sound since the release of their debut EP back in 2019. Today they have made their return to the ever growing indie pop scene with their brand new single ‘Call It What You Want’. After listening to the track, it feels like the … Continued

Brought up in the space where the Welsh mountains rise and the old industries fail, 3 piece indie electronica band New Wolves throw both concepts in their acoustic meets broken synthesizer instrumentation and compliment this amalgamation with high floating vocals and contrasting low, rhythmic harmonies. New Wolves have just release ‘Influencer’, their first record label … Continued

Manchester piano-indie rock four piece, Pacific, have released an electrifying new single ‘Puzzle’. Following on from recent success which attracted attention from Apple Music, BBC Radio 1 and METRO amongst others Pacific have exceeded previous heights with their latest release. New single ‘Puzzle’ is a soaring, vibrant record, which encapsulate all the elements we love … Continued

Liverpool bedroom-pop artist Amber Jay is back with her brand new single ‘Stay The Same’. The track comes from her upcoming debut EP ‘Never Too Far From A Dark Thought’ which will be released 3rd March. Amber Jay has gained support and has been championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC … Continued

A community of talented musicians from Warrington have come together to record a cover of Viola Beach’s single ‘Swings And Waterslides’ to pay tribute and mark the fifth anniversary since the bands tragic accident. The charity single will be released on Friday 12th February 2021.  Having had a sneaky listen to the charity single, it’s … Continued

One of our Pentatonic Picks – Big In 2021 acts has already exceeded our expectations with his latest single ‘She Plays’. Cobain Jones has recently been signed to Modern Sky records after a few years of perfecting his art, playing at Kendal Calling and even playing on our Sunday Sessions at The Rose and Monkey … Continued

Scottish indie sensations The Snuts have carved a name for themselves over the past couple of years and have planted themselves as a firm fan favourite with sell out tours and upcoming support slots with some of the biggest acts in the UK including Gerry Cinnamon at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. The Snuts are releasing their … Continued

Bubbling under the surface in Warrington is a wave of incredible new bands, one of which is Aligners. Adding a touch of electro to their pure indie guitar sounds the band have dropped something fresh and energising with their latest single ‘Jumped The Gun’. It is produced by Sugarhouse, a studio that in recent years … Continued

One of the many young Manchester indie bands that are making their name known are Afternoon People, a four-piece band heavily inspired by Brit Pop. Their new single ‘Sovereign’ is laden with big anthemic choruses and the gritty energy we love from young bands wanting to make their own twist on the iconic Manchester indie … Continued

Initially forming in Cardiff in May 2017 The Rotanas have spent the last three or so years honing their craft and playing shows up and down the country. They have been extremely busy during 2020 and have crashed into 2021 with a wall of sound that is ‘Spinner’. Speaking of the inspiration behind the single … Continued

New to our radar recently or DeWolff, a young and highly electrified Hammond-driven power trio from Netherlands. They’re not a band to sit around waiting and have produced three albums in the last three years – Tascam Tapes (2020), Live and Outta Sight II (2019) and Thrust (2018), and have now released their ninth studio … Continued

Venus Demilo made our Track Of The Day last week with their new single Holding You. We wanted to get to know the band a bit more and what inspired them to write such a brilliant song so we delved into their musical past and picked out some great songs that have influenced them over … Continued

Cheshire indie rock 4 piece The Luka State are back with their latest single ‘Fall In Fall Out’. The song is the title track from the bands upcoming debut album which will be released at midnight and will be available on all major streaming platforms. The band have been working hard behind the scenes and … Continued

Venus Demilo are a band that have always been touching the forefront of the music scene in Liverpool and we were looking forward to having them grace the stage at one of our shows in March 2020 that was sadly the start of a long line of cancelled shows. Venus Demilo’s latest single ‘Holding You’ … Continued

Former frontman of The View, Kyle Falconer has released brilliant new single ‘Laura’ following on from his debut solo album ‘No Thank You’ in 2019. Falconer’s solo project has a more relaxed vibe than The View but his distinct vocals are as prominent as ever. Kyle Falconer has been very active on Instagram over the … Continued

Manchester five-piece Rosellas have released a thumping new single ‘Damaged’, and have snook two extra little treats as b-sides on along with it. ‘Damaged’ breaks through the mould of the stereotypical Oasis indie and the passion behind the vocals take the song to a new level of emotion and engagement from Rosellas. The two other … Continued

The Reytons have released their third indie anthem in quick succession ‘Jealous Type’, following on swiftly from ‘Shoebox’ and ‘Red Smoke’. All three of these songs build on the energy of The Reytons lives show which they’ve become synonymous for in recent years. With relatable lyrics and hard hitting hooks ‘Jealous Type’ is the archetypal … Continued

Following years of hard-work, the release of The Lottery Winners self-titled album really set the ball rolling on an incredible rise to fame which saw them supporting Tom Jones on his tour and then collaborating with Frank Turner on their latest single ‘Start Again’. The band played live for The Pentatonic at our Nobody Talks … Continued

Manchester based four-piece MCRAE have been slowly bubbling under the surface for a few years now. Having played live for The Pentatonic before and supported the likes of The Reytons and The Hubbards we know first hand the talent this band hold and they’ve carved out their own image away from the heavily Oasis influenced … Continued

A band that continuously impress us are Manchester four-piece Delights and they kept up the trend with their new single ‘Utopia’. An indie pop masterpiece that has all the catchy hooks and relatable lyrics that we expect from Delights with an air of professionalism about them that is bringing them up to the next step … Continued

Home Counties have started 2021 with the first of 2 self-produced tracks they are releasing via Alcopop Records. ‘Modern Yuppies’ a synth-laden brainwave from the restrictions that lockdown inflicted on the bands. For fans of Talking Heads Written by: Stuart DaleyPhoto by: Naz Stone

There has been a lot of hype around young indie lad Jace Campbell over the past year with his covers he’s posted on twitter, and it’s all culminated in this brilliant debut single. ‘Lost’ is an indie anthem ready to be released on the masses and a real statement of intent from the newcomer. For … Continued

The Pandemic may have reduced everyone’s motivation tenfold, however, explosive rockers Kid Kipichi are here to reignite the blazing fire in everyone’s hearts with their latest release, ‘Self Saboteur’. The band consists of Jack Wilson and Ben Beetham, who share lead guitar and vocal duties, bassist Eddie Lewis, and drummer George Mcdonald. Based in Hastings, … Continued

It’s been a tough year for everyone in the music industry due to COVID-19, bands and artists have struggled to make content due to not being able to gig! However some great things have come out of this year, including plenty of new music and some incredible live stream gigs. Here at The Pentatonic we … Continued

One of the fastest rising unsigned bands in our world today, four-piece Crystal Tides are making waves in the music scene with their indie-rock musings. Based on the South Coast of England, they characteristically mix invigorating pop melodies with attention-grabbing guitar riffs. The band consists of vocalist Billy Gregory, guitarist Harry Knowles, bassist George Regan … Continued

The Recreation, one of Manchester’s brightest newcomers, return to the stage with a breathtaking EP written, recorded and produced entirely in the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020. We chose the closing track from the EP ‘Always’ as our Track Of The Week The Oldham four-piece take a huge leap forward into a raw, … Continued

Manchester indie/alternative 4 piece ‘Kyris’ are a band we have had the pleasure of having on a couple of gigs now. They always put 100% into their live performances and leave you wanting more. With 2 singles already out and influences such as; ‘Catfish And The Bottlemen’, ‘Arctic Monkeys’ and ‘Foo Fighters’, they are a … Continued

Hebden Bridge powerhouse ‘HUDSUN’ is back with his brand new single ‘Run’! We have followed Sam from the very start and watched him grow as an artist, this new single just shows that. For those just discovering his work, ‘HUDSUN’ is a project defined by alternative sounds fused from influences in soul, electronic and rock … Continued

The self proclaimed ‘Scouse Americana’ 6 piece, Red Rum Club are back with their brand new single ‘Eleanor’. The bands unique sound has secured them a huge summer anthem, a stand out choice for our ‘Track Of The Week’! We caught up with the band for a quick chat… Who are you?Red Rum Club  Describe … Continued

Four piece alt-pop band Venus Demilo has released a video to accompany ‘Penniless’; a song overloaded with hooks and energy. Taken from their Northern Lights EP, ‘Penniless’ goes back to the bands roots and shows their influences from emo rock combined the more modern indie-pop sound they have developed through the years We spoke to … Continued

Live music is making a return to the UK in July, but is it the right way to go about it? The Utilita Live From The Drive-In series will see artists perform across 12 UK venues for fans, with 300 cars allowed for each event. Utilita Live From The Drive-In is a collaboration between promotor … Continued

The Recreation are one of our favourite bands and a group we have worked with for a while – managing and organising thing with them. During lockdown the band have been working on some new songs, a slightly different concept to their usual music and have created a really beautiful body of work. For Tessa, … Continued

Following the trend of brilliant music coming from Ireland, The Clockworks have joined the ranks of the cult following that Irish music has developed over the last 18 months. Formed in Galway and now based in London, The Clockworks comprising of James McGregor on Vocals/Guitar. Sean Connelly on Guitar, Damian Greaney on Drums and Tom … Continued

The first Pentatonic Picks features some of our favourite songs that we’ve had on repeat recently. These are the bands and the song we think you should be listening to and adding to your playlists. Two Years Vacation – Don’t Know Anybody Else Hailing from Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, Two Year Vacation have a gentle … Continued

Manchester 5-piece band Juliper Sky have been on our radar for a while and with the release of their EP Visions Of A New Age, they have really blossomed and it’s time for people know about this band. With their textured songs layered with Psychedelic synth, subtle guitars and dreamy vocals Juliper Sky should be … Continued

HI SIENNA – Manchester’s Alt-Pop sensation – have released their highly infectious single ‘Car’. The band’s third single is a step away from their catchy pop sound to a more dynamic record with an eruption of synths, guitars and bass that will have you grooving along and has a beat that is perfect to be … Continued

One of the last shows we put on was M60 headlining Off The Square in Manchester and it cemented our love for this band; now they’re back with another incredible song ’18’. It has all the indie rock vibes we love from this band and the sing along vocals that we’re screaming out for at … Continued

One of our favourite bands, The Jade Assembly, are back with new music, which somehow is a step above their already high standards. ‘Take Me Home’ has all the energy and angst we love from The Jade Assembly with the added tightness and professionalism they’ve developed from the incredible shows they’ve played in 2019. Who … Continued

Rivet City are a band who don’t occupy any sort of sound that can be pigeon holed, they move in a niche realm with a list of genre influences that would reach the floor – from Hip-Hop to Alt-Rock. They have released possibly their most experimental song yet, ‘Spare Me’. It has a groove that … Continued

Freeda have taken a new direction with their latest single ‘Let Me Down’. The track starts off a new era for the band heading down a more Synth Pop route than their Indie Rock heritage. ‘Let Me Down’ is a beautiful blend of the iconic Freeda sound you expect with a touch of synth, keeping … Continued

The decision has finally been made by Kendal Calling to follow the same route as many other festivals and have cancelled this years event. This would have been the fifteenth year the festival would have been in the Lake District, with thousands of old and new guests attending. Kendal Calling made the announcement in a … Continued

If you haven’t heard of Manchester rockers Sauce, then your ears are in for a real treat, and a heavy pounding. Their latest offering, ‘All Of Us’, is a raucous display of power and back to basics writing which has brought the band much deserved attention. The band cite influences from Black Sabbath and Led … Continued

Portsmouth band Flowvers deliver a charismatic blend of fresh indie pop with a healthy dose of youthful energy with their debut EP Throwaway Generation; a feel-good five track work of art. From the first time hearing this band headline a London show, with Dantevilles supporting, I knew i’d stumbled across something special. The title track … Continued

‘Indecisive’ is the debut track from the South-Mancunian indie band The Sceptics. The band have only been going for a year and have already played a sold out shows at Aatma and Deaf Institute in their home city of Manchester.  Formed in the summer of 2019 in Altrincham, South Manchester, by close mates Will Riley … Continued

The line-up for the rescheduled TRSNMT Festival now taking place on the 9th – 11th July 2021 has been announced. The festival said in their original announcement that they would be working fast to get the new line up announced and trying to keep as close to this years act as possible; and they have … Continued

Corella are back with another summer hit, ‘Puppets’. This feel good song has everything we love about Corella, the sing along chorus’, dynamic guitar and the energetic summer vibe we’ve all been waiting for. This is sure to be a fan favourite live and is a more professional and polished sound. ‘Puppets’ is firmly pointing … Continued

One of our favourite festivals, Liverpool Sound City has given us all some great news following their postponement of the festival until 25th – 27th September. The festival was due to take place on 1st – 3rd May in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, however they’re making sure nobody misses out on being able to see their … Continued

As expected more and more festivals are starting to be cancelled this year, with TRNSMT being the next in line to announce their closure. The festival based at Glasgow Green has announced new dates for next year which will take place 9th – 11th July 2021. The festival was due to be headlined by Courteeners, … Continued

As we’re expecting a lot of festival to have to, Y Not Festival have cancelled their 2020 festival which was due to take place 24th – 26th July at Pikehall, Derbyshire. They have announced a date for Y Not 2021, which will take place on 29th of July – 2nd of August 2021. The was … Continued

Indie-rock pioneers, The Reytons, have always been hailed as a band who can skillfully command the stage and thrive on making the live setting their own. However, their latest track ‘Headache’ proves that they can easily capture that energy in the studio too. The Reytons are made up of vocalist Jonny Yerrell, Joe O’Brien on … Continued

Warrington four-piece Aligners have released their debut single ‘Sixties Hearse’. It’s been on repeat since it was released and we can’t get enough of it so we’ve made it out Track of the Week. We had a chat with the band to get to know them better… Who are you?We are Aligners, a four piece … Continued

Liverpool’s iconic Sound City have just released another wave of acts following on from rescheduling the festival due to coronavirus and it’s all we’ve been hoping for. Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most innovative and pioneering festivals, Sound City has been showcasing some of the best underground artists amongst those who have already reached … Continued

Following a two year hiatus, The Jackobins are back and arguably bigger and better. Their latest single ‘Pour Le Mérite’ is accompanied by an incredible video that’s worthy of the big screen. We can already feel the bass from this song rumbling around a sweaty venue and we can’t wait until we can be there … Continued

Stalwarts of Sheffield’s famously thriving indie scene of the noughties, Little Man Tate rubbed shoulders with the likes of Milburn, Reverend & The Makers and Arctic Monkeys as they put the Steel City back on the musical map. After sparking mass speculation in recent days with a series of cryptic clues on social media, the … Continued

Elephant Castle is a retro inspired indie rock project from Los Angeles based singer and multi-instrumentalist Phil Danyew. Their debut single ‘Cool To Be Unhappy’ is a wondrously dreamy track presenting a fresh take on a break-up ballad. Danyew was a touring member of the band Foster the People, he has recently quit to pursue … Continued

Manchester Rock and Roll quarter Scuttlers have set the world on alight with their latest single ‘Leaders of a Lost Generation’. Penned by lead singer and guitarist Kaiden Nolan when he was just 14 years old, this song takes a different direction for the band. “Leaders’ was written as an ode to my age group … Continued

Pacific have built a name for themselves with their blend of rock and indie which saw them win the national vote to play YNot? Festival 2019. The piano-indie band have followed this up in emphatic fashion with their latest single ‘Idols’ – firmly planting themselves at the forefront of the emerging Manchester scene. Recorded by … Continued

British singer songwriter Ellie Moon has released the second instalment from her debut EP Moonisms, ‘Promise It Won’t Be Boring’. A feel good song reminiscing the story of the morning after the night before, an experience we have all experienced all too much. Born in Liverpool, Ellie and her family moved to Madrid aged 11 … Continued

Jess Kemp has just released her incredible new single ‘We Were Falling’ and we’ve been in love with it since she sent it to us. Jess recently played our Nobody Talks Anymore event and showcased her talent in-front of a completely different audience than what she is used to and received great praise from everyone … Continued

Manchester based Broke Casino release ‘Wedding’ Friday 3rd April. Here at The Pentatonic we’re bringing you an exclusive full length version for you to listen to! Photo & animation by: Inkblots

Indie pop extraordinaires The Covasettes are back with more incredible music. ‘Spin’ is the latest single from Manchester based band accompanied by an equally good track ‘Irate’. ‘Spin’ takes a bit of a heavier sound than usual for The Covasettes but they’ve worked it perfectly and it contains all the catchy riffs and sing along … Continued

Stanleys have made massive in-roads into the music scene recently with single ‘A Better Life’ and they’ve stepped it up ever more with latest track ‘Measured In Gold”. The melodic indie-pop hit shows a cleaner and more refined side to Stanleys and set themselves up for their up-coming shows and festival appearances. We had a … Continued

Ahead of the Liverpool headline show, Muddy Elephant have released anthemic indie pop hit ‘Helter Skelter’ that instantly has you hooked and wanting more from this sensational band. Previous tracks from Muddy Elephant have been featured on BBC Music Introducing and ITV’S This Morning and this song will be following the same amount of love. … Continued

Following Uno Mas’ second release ‘Glass Houses’ we had a chat with frontman Olly Thornton to see inside the mind of a genius at work. Name?Olly Thornton Where are you from?I am from Lymm, just outside of Manchester, next to Warrington!  What do you do?I work as an electrical technician in a factory, blah blah … Continued

Liverpool based, genre blending band The Boston Shakers are back with another hit. ‘Tribal’ continues The Boston Shakers’ unique blend of rock and hip hop and a little of everything else thrown in for good measure. We’ve chose this song to be this weeks Track of the Week as we can’t turn it off! We … Continued

Four piece rock band, Flashfires, are making waves in the alternative rock scene up and down the country. The young band have an ear for infectious melodies and an emphatic live performance and have already made a name for themselves after being featured on Huw Stephen’s BBC Radio 1 show with debut single ‘Manshark’. Flashfires … Continued

We delve into the mind of Callum Hollingsworth, guitarist of Manchester based band, KOSMONAUTS. The band have been establishing their music in Manchester over recent years and just keep on getting better. Name?Callum Hollingsworth   Where are you from?Manchester What do you do?Play bass in KOSMONAUTS Describe yourself in three words? Clumsy, Friendly, Easy-going You can make … Continued

There’s been so many good songs released today (Hudsun & Uno Mas to name two) but there’s only one track we can pick for our Track of the Week and it has to be the incredible single ‘Do You Want Me?’ from The Recreation. This song got it’s world premiere on XS Manchester Breakfast Show … Continued

We delve into the mind of Huddersfield based rock band, Boxteles. The band have risen quickly in the industry with sold out headline shows and support slots to the likes of Kyle Falconer. Name?Tom Bedford  Where are you from?All Boxteles were raised in and amongst the surrounding areas of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. (Voted by The … Continued

Brooklyn, NY, based husband-and-wife duo The Bergamot have released a laidback indie pop hit turning the usual love obsession with travelling to the West Coast of American on it’s head. The Bergamot have strong influences from Cage the Elephant which can be heard throughout their music and is a clear indication as to why they … Continued

Following an incredible 2019 for Sea Girls which saw them hailed as one of BBC’s Sounds of 2019, signing a record deal with Polydor, touring the globe and playing their biggest UK tour to date, the band have released their incredible single ‘Ready For More’. This is the 3rd single to be released ahead of … Continued

Los Angeles based musician Olivia Henry has been singing since she first learnt how to walk and talk and along the way has learned to access the vulnerable yet strong presence needed to convey an authentic jazz vocal coming with her feminine power. Following on her success with 2014 debut EP ‘Sessions’ , Olivia Henry … Continued

American singer/songwriter Alex2e (actual name Alex Tuohey) has released a beautiful song, ‘Crew’.  Following major surgery Alex2e picked up his sister’s beat up guitar and started writing some of the most magnificent and mellow songs and travelling America playing them. ‘Crew’ is the song that has really got Alex2e’s name out there and played across … Continued

King Kartel are kicking off 2020 with a real bang. The Manchester based band, comprising of three Irish lads, one Mancunion and a lad from St Helens, have released ‘Be Mine’ alongside a headline show at Manchester Academy which is close to selling out already! ‘Be Mine’ takes a step away from their usual indie … Continued