Classic indie-rock energy and the long-missed live sound drive things with a certain air of brightness for this latest single from Bludgers. Throw in a brilliantly accessible vocal lead, and we’re getting closer and closer to that festival sound and experience of yesteryear.
Simple yet compelling song-writing sees easy melodies and short, repeated phrases tell a detailed, scene-setting story – with each segment resolving sweetly for an Americana-style hook.
The whole thing stands tall on the strength of this intriguing lyrical backbone. The style is also familiar enough to allow this to connect, and the musicianship subtle yet effective as the band unite to carry us through the stages of the track.
Offering a somewhat nostalgic, Brit-pop and anthem-rock aura, as well as a likable level of softness on the whole, Dirty Laundry introduces the band Bludgers in a way that quickly lets you know what they’re about.
Great song writing, good vibes musically – a pleasure to listen through. Also worth hearing is the superb More Things You Don’t Need.