“December Bloom” by Villanelle & The Northern Wonder

Manchester’s indie/garage rock band Villanelle & The Northern Wonder’s new track, “December Bloom,” is the perfect mix of nostalgia with modern. The song has elements sprinkled throughout that make it feel like it belongs straight in the 90s, but it also has a fresh, contemporary sound that makes the track have something for everyone. Fans of classic rock bands such as The Doors & Deep Purple, yet fans of more ultramodern alternative rock bands like The Black Keys, will love the unique sound of Villanelle & The Northern Wonder.

Villanelle & The Northern Wonder are comprised of five talented artists: Kieran Greville & Dan Shaw, who started the group as a duo, and then came Katie Goodall (Keys & Backing Vocals), Zach Tyler (Bass & Backing Vocals) and Ana Larby (Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals). The infectious group is a hot pot of inspiration and mixes elements of garage rock and glam rock, among more. The band’s distinct sound is exceptional to much music of today, which sometimes can blend in with others. 

“December Bloom” has jangling guitars, hard-hitting drums, and compelling vocals. The deep-toned vocals, yet not harsh, gives the track that modern, fresh feel that brings the track together. The instrumental is a near-flawless mix of old-school with contemporary, providing the ideal easy-listening track for just about anyone.

“December Bloom” is out now, and along with the release will be an evening of music at 33 Oldham Street, Manchester. If you’re able to make it, please do! You won’t regret it.

Photo credits: Villanelle and the Northern Wonder

Written by Melissa Cusano






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