'Downbeat disco' is a tricky thing to master, just ask Joel Hood, the northerner making, umm, very un-northern music. Really, there is nothing remotely lad rock about his blissful track "Teardrops".
In a vein similar to Sheffield beatmaker Carnivals, the soothing, almost hallucinating chimes are picked up and elevated by the high cutting guitar spikes that are scattered within the tracks golden fabric. Along with a handful of other recent tracks available, Hood brings an ethos and craftsmanship that you don't normally associate with north of England. Well then, it just goes to show that there is more than just Kasabian covers bands beyond the A1's grey terrain.
Hear "Teardrops" below and look for a digital single release soon via Bad Panda records.