TRACK REVIEW: Wild Spelks – Nine by Sixteen | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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We’re welcomed through a beaded curtain of colour into poppy, punk rock paradise: as a sweet, hyped-up guitar kisses us lightly all over the face, the track drives forward with all of the melodic angst that makes this genre so escapist.

While we might be used to hearing over-airbrushed production in big pop-tinged sounds like this, Jonathon Sabiston – the one-man band behind it all – has crafted something layered, intricate and very cleanly put-together, whilst maintaining a from-the-heart authenticity some artists can only dream of. With previous releases Turn It Around and Dreamer having already caught the attention of BBC Introducing Newcastle, Wild Spelks looks set to gain further traction with this latest smartly-produced, Red Bull-infused single.

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