It’s a big, brash mayfly of a tune and makes its whopping great point before putting the cat out and turning off the lights. Epic, truncated fun!
Having been quickly impressed by this band at 2019’s Funk In The Forest Festival, and being blessed with an in-depth interview, the prospect of new studio releases is always more than a little appealing. At long last it’s here, the highly anticipated Every Time, and the single offers everything we’ve come to love about the … Continued
What starts out as a fairly simple, nostalgic and deeply introspective track – mellow emo-rock from the nineties comes to mind – soon evolves into a uniquely creative piece, which stylishly balances the delicacy of indie-pop with the absolute grit and roar of metal.
Quick to grab attention, Chives uniquely fuse infectious rhythms with raw indie instrumentation, passionate vocals and long-form melodies, resulting in a sound that’s genuinely their own right now.
Slick, quick and sharp as you like, Late Night Drinking is packed full of goodness and rattles by like a melodic will-o-the-wisp. More, please.
Songwriting stands tall on this one, short lines walk you through a long-form yet rhythmic melody, by means of a surprisingly gentle leading voice – a quality that proves recognisable and unique to the Plastic Barricades sound.
Freak sets out to be declamatory and certain, with human guitars and a questing vocal performance. There’s something of Simon Le Bon’s melodic choice about the whole affair; a New Romantic sense of panache amidst the grooving to help set the 21st century alight!
Effectively bridging the gap between pop-rock and lo-fi, almost shoe-gaze-like tones, the single rains down with organic purity, engaging rhythms, and crisp, clean nostalgia.
Stunning harmonies meet with beautifully captivating poetic imagery and a powerfully structured soundscape, to bring back the emotive alt-rock songwriting and depth of a simpler time for this debut from Local Man Dies. More than this in fact, Cilice is a mighty song for so many reasons . Where the initial delicacy is so pristine … Continued
The band set things up with style, progressing with endless levels of flair & ability. Their unity is on form, the music is ready & waiting to be that addictive little anthem that gets you geared up to take on the world with the best possible energy.
It rocks along, chock-full of character and has swagger to spare. Beholden to a wealth of sounds and songs that you think you can half-remember, it somehow carves a furrow all its own. Excellent fun!
Lost Paradise presents an indie-rock & slightly Brit-pop-inspired soundscape – cascading guitar riffs, a raw drum line, a boy-next-door vocal. Then you get the lyrics, and this long-form, consistently developing melody, which puts me in mind of Freddie Mercury.