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Summery Indie-Pop for fans of the Maccabees, Zutons and the View…

SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Indie pop with a longing edge? Piano driven guitar pop with hooks the size of an air hanger? Frivolous melodies that slip into your unconscious without causing much of a fuss in the process? It’s hard to gauge where The New Union sit amongst the stream of new bands trying to grab your attention out there. There’s little edge on display, but sometimes you’re not looking for something to test your powers of endurance, instead a fun and easy tune to soundtrack those moments of awesomeness during the day. It’s ever so summery in places, like the View spliced with the Zutons (sans horn) with the anthemic bombast of Bruce Springsteen via the Maccabees at their most positive. The guitar solo would make Albert Hammond Jr. proud whilst that quivering falsetto makes a beeline straight to your heart… Sample their track at the bottom of this article, tell us what you think of it and keep an eye out for their forthcoming interview with us…”
newunion ‘NOW’ is the stellar new single from rising Brighton four-piece The New Union. Having shared stages with the likes of Bastille and The 1975, the band are looking to follow in their footsteps with the epic heights of ‘NOW’, released 17th March 2014. Comprised of Richard Jackson, Alex Leeder, James Baker and Leo Solti, The New Union take the sunny disposition of their home town and feed it into turned it into harmony laden, guitar driven pop. Their 2013 self-released single ‘Without You’ perfectly displayed their fresh approach to song writing, which belies the bands infancy, having only formed just over 18 months ago. The band followed this with the 'Staying Friends' EP, recorded with Grammy award winning producer Dan Grech (Tom Odell, The Vaccines, Scissor Sisters) in London’s legendary RAK Studios. TNU's songs deal in love and loss all shot through with a more hopeful optimism, which has seen the band rapidly develop a devoted fan base. As well as performing with Bastille and The 1975, The New Union have also impressed alongside Clock Opera, Slow Club and Dog Is Dead, in addition to a well-received showcase at The Great Escape 2013. [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="false" /] Live dates: 7
th March             Bermuda Triangle, Brighton          
th March          Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London