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  • Writer's pictureLaura Barrett

TM Breakthrough - Vol. 11

TM Breakthrough is here again to serve you a mix of the hottest new music from the Townsend Music platform; from guitar pop and heavy rock to R'n'B and rap, the common denominator is that these are stars on the ascent that deserve the time and support of music fans everywhere. 💫


Zuzu - Queensway Tunnel

For Fan Of: BLOXX, The Lathums

Fast-rising Liverpool guitar-pop princess Zuzu has announced the release of her debut album Queensway Tunnel, which lands this November. The album, named after the road tunnel under the River Mersey, captures the singer's take on everything, ranging from mental health to sci-fi. Excitement for the album ramped up after Zuzu joined the likes of Blossoms and The Lathums in playing one of England's first gigs after lockdown earlier this year at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Alongside the announcement, Zuzu shared a brand new track 'My Old Life'. Speaking on the single, she says: "This song is about a particular period where I had to dig really deep to find enough self-worth to move on from an emotionally exhausting situation that - at the time - felt like the end of the world." The captivating Liverpool star-to-be will be playing at Warrington's Neighbourhood Weekender, along with a handful of UK dates this September.

"My Old Life really helped me to shake off all of the toxic energy I was holding onto and truly let go." - Zuzu

Pre-order Queensway Tunnel on various formats from the official store and take advantage of the Build Your Own Bundle option to receive a 20% discount at the checkout.


Florence Black - Weight Of The World

For Fan Of: Black Stone Cherry, Those Damn Crows

Merthyr Tydfil's three-piece rock Florence Black have confirmed the release of their debut album, Weight Of The World. Recorded in Cardiff at Long Wave Recording Studio, alongside producer Romesh Dodangoda, the album is due for release this September.

Having been together for nine years, the album is a culmination of the band's time so far; "It's a mixture of songs written at our very beginning and brand new material just created, blended together, and shaped into one." With 2.1 million streams under their belt and spots at Merthyr Rising, Amplified, Hard Rock Hell and Winterstorm Festival, along with a UK and Ireland Tour, the latter part of 2021 is shaping up to be very busy indeed for the hard-rocking three-piece.

Pre-order the Weight Of The World on signed CD and vinyl from the official store now.


ENNY - Under Twenty Five

For Fan Of: Jorja Smith, Pip Millett

South-East London rapper and singer ENNY first broke onto the scene last year with her statement single 'Peng Black Girls' with Amia Brave, buoyed by a red hot remix featuring none other than Jorja Smith. ENNY has now dropped her debut EP Under Twenty Five, including guest appearances from Amia Brave and KinKai.

The EP is a coming-of-age piece, offering ageing adolescents some light at the end of the tunnel. Turning 25, she explains she was faced at a crossroads with choosing between the music career she truly wanted or the one in the professional world that she'd fallen into. As a result, Under Twenty Five was born.

"This project concept was birthed in the most confusing time of my early 20s. I was caught between the sudden ticking of the age clock and feeling unfulfilled in a 9-5." - ENNY

Pre-order the Under Twenty Five EP on vinyl from the official store, plus a range of ENNY t-shirts.


Stanleys - Look Back

For Fans Of: Arctic Monkeys, Jamie Pollock

Four-piece guitar band Stanleys hail from Wigan, Greater Manchester, consisting of frontman Tom Concannon, guitarist and songwriter Jake Dorsman, bassist Harry Ivory and vocalist and drummer Rob Hilton. Taking inspiration from the likes of Stones Roses, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys, the band have just announced the release of their debut four-track EP Look Back, out September 17th 2021.

The 'Look Back' track has seen the lads garner extensive support from BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Music Introducing, along with Amazing Radio and Chris Hawkins on his BBC Radio 6 Music show. The band continue their live ascent with shows supporting The Lottery Winners, as well as Hit The North Festival 2021 and a slot at next year's Kendall Calling 2022.

Look Back EP is available to pre-order on Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl and CD from the official store. Catch the band at Liverpool's Sound City Festival this October.


B Young - Differences

For Fan Of: WSTRN, D-Block Europe

East London singer B Young released his long-awaited debut album, Differences on July 30th, 2021. The new album consists of sixteen original tracks including singles 'Come Alive' and 'Justin Bieber'. Since emerging on the scene back in 2017, the 26-year-old has built a following with singles such as 'Jumanji', 'Gucci Demon', and 'Ride For Me'.

With the release of his debut album, B Young demonstrates his range of different styles and influences. The album introduces in a hint of Afrowave to B's pallette, combined with his signature sound, fusing R&B vocals and drill production.

Differences is out now and available to order from the official store on CD alongside an exclusive range of merchandise.


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