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  • Writer's pictureLaura Barrett

TM Breakthrough Vol. 20

What better way to look towards the new year than with some of the best up-and-coming talents around? From vintage-inspired psych rock to thought-provoking rap, alongside some Noel Gallagher-approved indie, this is Townsend Music Breakthrough.


CVC - Get Real

For Fans Of: Wunderhorse, Red Rum Club, Creeping Jean

Six-piece collective CVC hail from Wales and create epic vintage psych-rock tunes. The Welsh group has just announced their highly-anticipated debut album, Get Real. The album follows on from their acclaimed EP Real To Reel and a busy summer of live shows, performing at festivals like TRNSMT and Reading & Leeds.

The incoming album arrives January 2023 and features the latest single 'Good Morning Vietnam', which the band explains is about "a time when everyone around us seemed to be wrapped up in Tinder and one-night stands."

"The album was recorded with love in the living room of a student house in Cardiff around one microphone, as we searched for a new sound" - CVC

Pre-order Get Real from the official store on limited edition yellow vinyl and CD alongside a limited edition signed print.


Here At Last - EP1

FFO: Louis Tomlinson, 5 Seconds Of Summer

Up-and-coming UK boyband Here At Last announce the release of their debut EP entitled EP1. The five-piece began their journey as a band during lockdown and since then have become rising TikTok stars, generating an avid following of fans numbering 2.8 million and counting.

Pedro, Tommy, Zach, Ryan and James are gearing up to be the UK's next boyband sensation, with their debut EP arriving in February 2023. This, their first official physical release offers fans the opportunity to get their names in the credits to prove that they were some of the original HALO Army members!

"We are aiming, hoping and praying to chart our EP in the official album chart, on our very own independent record label" - Here At Last

Pre-order EP1 from the official store on two CDs and five collectable band-member cassettes alongside exclusive merchandise.


Avelino - God Save The Streets

FFO: AJ Tracey, Bugzy Malone

Tottenham rapper and singer Avelino, full name Achi Jean Avelino, has just announced his highly-anticipated debut album God Save The Streets. Avelino has become noted for his lyrical, melodic approach to rapping, bringing his own freedom of expression and a deep sense of craft to his artistry.

His latest single 'God Save The Streets PT. 2', featuring RA (Real Artillery) is the first to be dropped from his upcoming project. Describing the track, Avelino said: "It has a narrative, it's exciting, it's unique and it's hard-hitting."

"It's unapologetically British, from influences on production to my performance, down to the inspiration behind the title" - Avelino

Pre-order God Save The Streets from the Official Store on vinyl and CD.


Andrew Cushin - You Don't Belong

FFO: Pete Doherty, Noel Gallagher, Jamie Webster

Geordie singer-songwriter Andrew Cushin has already fulfilled a number of musical ambitions one can only dream of at the age of just 22 years old. The singer-songwriter has recorded a track with Britpop legend Noel Gallagher and supported him on tour and signed a record deal with Pete Doherty's very own label, Strap Originals. The young artist is going from strength to strength and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Andrew dropped his debut EP You Don't Belong back in April this year. The EP presents an exciting new direction for the singer, featuring his recent singles 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'You Don't Belong'. When discussing his latest single, Andrew declared: "This track is the start of a new journey for me."

"We're on a new record label, have a new band, and are ready to release catchy and energetic material" - Andrew Cushin

Andrew's debut EP You Don't Belong is available to order from the official store on black vinyl alongside exclusive merchandise.


ARXX - Ride Or Die

FFO: Pillow Queens, Peaness

Brighton-based alt-rock gal-pal duo ARXX announce their debut album Ride Or Die. The two-piece, consisting of Hanni and Clara, have been taking the DIY scene by storm with their hard-hitting infectious indie pop and catchy lyrics. Their music has already received support from the likes of Radio 1 and NME and the album follows on from their 2018 Daughters of Daughters and 2019's Wrong Girl, Honey EPs.

The duo just dropped their latest single 'The Last Time', an infectious, bittersweet track that explores all of the emotions that come with heartbreak and letting go.

"I think the best tip for being a DIY band is just to be everywhere." - Hanni, ARXX

Pre-order Ride or Die from the official store exclusively on limited edition yellow vinyl with signed print and CD.



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