tRACKS tHAT shaped Our Sound: Five Days North
Taking the Manchester scene by storm, Five Day's North are really turning a few heads now – especially over the last six months. Their single ‘Take Me Higher’ was XS Manchester’s Track Of The Week, plus BBC Introducing championed their single ‘Colours (In My Mind). We talked to the band on the cusp of the release of their brand new single 'Champagne Shots', we talked to them about the tracks that shaped the sound of the single:
Different Colours - Walk the Moon
We first noticed walk the moon, as many did, with Shut Up and Dance which we then went on to cover relentlessly in 2015/16. We loved their energy and feel good music. Different colours was another song that resonated with us thats ridiculously catchy and puts a smile on your face.
Don't Take My Money - Bleachers
Don't Take the Money was one of those songs that caught us as soon as we heard it with that sitar riff and huge drum intro. We love that 80s vibe and took more than a bit of inspiration for the bassline to Champagne Shots from it!
TV Dream - Larkins
We first met Larkins back in 2015 where they supported our first EP launch gig. Since then the lads have skyrocketed and TV Dream for us is a huge, anthemic track that's filled with pop and indie influences.
If you're too shy (let me know) - The 1975
The 1975 are one of the bands biggest influences. Pop with a little bit of indie flair thrown in. Anthemic tunes with undeniably catchy choruses; that's a bit of Five Days North. "If you're too shy" embodies all that, and then some!
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous
This track was actually shown to us by our producer Joe Cross (of The Courteeners). Originally, Champagne Shots was straight, but Joe felt that with a similar swing to the drums and bass, as it is in Young Blood it would lift the track, and boy did it work! The track felt instantly transformed by the change which is obviously why it works for well in Young Blood too!
Be sure to head over to the bands spotify on release day(tomorrow):