I heard this for the first time and thought "that's Maroon 5". No bad thing - I love Maroon 5. Then I realised it didn't sound quite like his voice. The more I thought about it as it played, the more I realised it only sounded like them, and wasn't them at all. The song turned out to be Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart, (who do sound like Maroon 5 by the way).
Its a really catchy pop number, from this new band on the scene. They are an English band, and this single, released back in March as an EP but only now seeming to find its feet in anticipation of its main release this month (July) as a single in the UK. It is the lead single from their debut album. Their album isn't released yet, but if this track is anything to go by, they are going to be huge. Its already huge in the USA, so big things to come for these guys in my humble opinion.
Lead singer Jake Roche, really shows his talent on this track. Here is a bit of trivia for you - he is the son of Shane Richie and Coleen Nolan! The rest of the band then are - Charley Bagnall, Lewi Morgan, and Danny Wilkin. A four piece.
Described as a boy band, but what stands them apart is that they wrote this, and they play instruments. No gimmicks here, just plain talent. The result? A catchy, brilliant pop song that's well presented, well sung and just plain good.
If you can't wait for its release then check out the video where you can watch the boys and listen to it if you haven't heard it yet. The video is great - the boys in a sort of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels-esque situation. Poker and bag of money, con artists and the boys being conned! Good fun, good song. Go and check it out.
Let me know what you think, or for more music check out My Music page by clicking here. Happy Listening :)
(video published on youtube by RixtonVEVO)