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New Music: Lightning Reviews (Issue 7)

We've got so much music to bring you and we're making it difficult for ourselves by attempting to review songs in 40 words or less. So here we go with another round of Lightning Reviews, with the best music from new and upcoming artists.

Blue River - Tetsuo

There have been so many people talking about this track recently that we had to have a listen! - ed

It's loud, it's moody and it's a world away from last years Sugar White Sand.

Blue River's Tetsuo sees a new, edgy sound that is so much darker than that we have been used to - but wow, what a change!

Our rating: 8.4/10

Dalmas - Mary

Another band making their welcome return!

Mary is mellow and melodic, then alternating into a skipping chorus and a pounding bridge to keep you on your toes.

It tells the story of that special one that got away. A very, very tasty track!

Our rating: 9.0/10

The Dryas - Boy

Brighton based trio The Dryas bring an electronic dance vibe to the party with their debut single "Boy".

Reminding us of The Killers or even a bit of U2, this is a synth-filled, driven pop song which has been self produced to perfection.

Our rating: 8.8/10

Luke Clerkin - Nocturnal

Dublin singer-songwriter Luke Clerkin's latest release "Nocturnal" is a sublime almost love song.

A beautiful song with an understated vocal which emphasise the intimacy of the subject, that awkward period in a relationship when it could almost be love.

Our rating: 8.7/10

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