Demo Review: The Blue Waves

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We asked to hear your music and it’s great to see demos arriving.This week’s demo review comes from The Blue Waves – a Blackpool band who have recently recorded their four-track demo with Resort Beat’s friends at Rock Hard Studios in North Shore.

It’s plain from the sound of the recording, which kicks off with I Bet You Know, who this group’s big influences are.

There’s melodic guitar riffs and driving beats which hark back to the heyday of Oasis with just a hint of the rawness of The Libertines and a vocal which gives more than just a little nod to the Arctic Monkeys.

Not that it’s rock and roll by numbers. The lyrics are clever, the sound mature for such a young group.

Second up is Tia Maria, another indie stomper which throws me right back to a grubby record store in the mid-nineties... no bad thing I can assure you.

Silhouette of a Shadow girl shows a more subtle side to The Blue Waves.

It’s a chilled out combination of chiming guitars and surprise breaks, neatly written and a decent demonstration this group are far from a one trick pony.

It’s back to that big fuzzed up guitar sound for the finale, Deep Lagoon, certainly worth a listen,

You can check them out right now at

Or get down to a live date.

Their next gig is at the Thirsty Scholar, Manchester on March 18.

n And, don’t forget to keep sending us your demos.

This is your chance to get your music heard by people across the Fylde coast.

Send us an MP3 by e-mail to

Alternatively pop a CD in the post to Resort Beat, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool, FY4 2DP

And don’t forget to keep us up to date with your gig news too!