~ This Feeling ~
Manchester’s favourite new band Cleargreen have scored ‘Track of the Week’ on Radio X.
Tune in to Radio X tonight with George Godfrey, at 9pm to hear Cleargreen‘s latest single ‘People’. The tune was put forward by the nations number 1 indie night This Feeling.
Cleargreen is powered by a formidable young songwriting partnership between Ali Staley (Vocals/Guitar) and Liam Mciver (Vocals/Bass) alongside two of the northwest’s most complete musicians in Josh Haworth (Lead Guitar) and Mike Wilcock (Drums).
With this unrelenting line up Cleargreen have started to cause some rumblings across the North and pricked up ears both abroad and down south in that there London. This band is a perfect combination of big songs and big musical personalities, always striving to uncover the classics of tomorrow. Having been listed Fred Perry’s Top Manchester Bands you need to hear, as well as huge home town shows at Manchester 02 Ritz and a 500 capacity sell out at Rebellion, this band are going beyond. A list of summer festival billings keeps mounting as Cleargreen begin to feature on the biggest of stages more often than not now.
After the success of their last release, new single ‘People’ takes things up another level once again. The track talks about duality within people, the good and bad, and that people aren’t necessarily one or the other. It also shows how we desire better lives for ourselves and how we are influenced by the people around us for better or worse. Musically it shows the bands strength to create strong hooks and melody lines and big choruses, borrowing from their influences of 60s Pop and recent bands such as Sticky Fingers and DMA’s to make a shimmer piece of modern guitar pop.
The band are young and were started in 2012 by Ali and although there have been many line-up changes. The dynamic of the band completely changed properly in 2016 when Liam came into the fold and took on some of the songwriting duties, giving the band twice the ammo. 2018 saw the addition of Josh and Mike as this line up finally finds its most symbiotic version upon which a really great English band may just be able to surface to the top again as has been the tradition of northern English bands from The Beatles in the 60s through to Oasis in the 90s and Arctic Monkeys in the 00s.
‘People’ is available now across all the streaming sites.