If you want immense melodies and uplifting choruses, Welshly Arms have got you

Irresistible choruses from start to finish on Welshly Arms' third album Wasted Words & Bad Decisions

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Cleveland blues-rockers Welshly Arms seem to have cornered the market in soaring and soulful pop-rock anthems on Wasted Words & Bad Decisions

Acres of gospel-style backing vocals and endless sampled hand claps drive its 13 tracks, along with immense melodies and uplifting choruses cunningly designed to inspire stadium-sized singalongs, and an intrusively loud pop production sheen. 

The best tracks are those where you can actually hear some guitars – Are You Lonely, Have It All, Burn Me Alive and relatively restrained closer Find My Way Home

Otherwise, it’s a collection of professionally crafted ear-worm singles, mostly clocking in at around the three-minute mark, that you’ll find yourself humming along to at 3am instead of sleeping.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.