Track Review: Heaven Hold Us // Five Days North

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Five Days North are a Manchester based five-piece who have made impressive progress over the last few years, steadily gaining a loyal fan base with their own brand of heart on their sleeve lyricism and fantastic indie pop styling. 

Forming in 2015, Five Days North have released an array of singles that have allowed them to perfect their style of euphoric indie pop, something which saw them crowned best unsigned band at the UK Unsigned Music Awards in 2017. Since then Five Days North have performed at some of the UK premier music festivals such as Dot2Dot and Kendal Calling, as well as hometown performances in front of rabid crowds at iconic Manchester venues Manchester Academy 3 and Gorilla. 

2020 has seen Five Days North grow in confidence with the release of tracks such as ‘City of Wonder’ and ‘Take Me Higher’, songs which featured heavy synth and overall had a more electronic feel. These aspects have continued into the band’s latest release ‘Heaven Hold Us’, a song which exist in a blissful mix of keys and guitars. 

Described by the band as being “a celebration of the unique excitement you get from first dates, the track is an ode to the special blend of nerves, elation and romance that arise when you meet and then capturing the moment that you both realise it.” 

‘Heaven Hold Us’ is a great tune which is filled with optimistic energy and is simply just enjoyable; Five Days North make music which makes you smile, something the boys should be proud of. Hopefully 2021 sees this continue and the band grow bigger than ever. 

Words by Paul Dawson

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