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Single Review: Jealous Michael – Burning Gold

Melodic rock bands and autumnal Saturday’s go together like cups of tea and chocolate biscuits. Basically, you’ll be hard pressed to find something more enjoyable which doesn’t include taking your clothes off.

Hailing from a mixture of Brighton and Winchester, Jealous Michael are one of said aforementioned melodic rock bands and today is one of said aforementioned autumnal Saturday’s. See, I don’t just throw this together you know!

As bands tend to do George Stewart (Vocals, guitar) Letty O (Vocals) Bex Flecknor (Bass) and Simon ‘Taz’ Young (Drums) have an EP out and from that EP comes their brand new single Burning Gold.

Featuring vocal blends as rich as your favourite coffee, Burning Gold does exactly what it says on the tin. This tune is all about melodies. A gently hazy guitar riff leads the track forward without overpowering it while the swirling vocal harmonies which feature throughout give the song lots of texture and depth. There’s a slickness and sharpness to the band’s sound which gives the track a smooth and commercial feel. You can pretty much name your pop/rock radio station and Burning Gold wouldn’t sound out of place on any of them.

The song also comes complete with a nice shiny video featuring some serious credit card abuse and lots of wine. Two things I can assure you I know nothing about…

Burning Gold is a really good little track which is both brilliantly easy listening whilst also avoiding that tired old cliché of being style over substance. There’s more to come from these guys I reckon and their progress could be well worth keeping an eye on.

Burning Gold is officially released on 19th October.


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