Lights Out Words Gone- Bombay Bicycle Club.
When you mention the words English Indie rock, you automatically imagine something akin to the Artic Monkeys, right? Not the case with Bombay Bicycle Club! Their latest release, ‘Lights Out Words Gone’, has a vaguely exotic sound. Think Vampire Weekend. Of course the reason for this could be the odd slow-mo salsa video, but more likely it’s due to the up-beat guitar riff and bouncy rhythm.
Not a great deal can be said about their lyrics, they seem to have thought they could get away with only writing two different verses… Listen closely though, they’re quite a bit grittier than they initially appear! This song is fairly typical of the Bombay Bicycle Club sound, but they’ve still managed to score another sleepy success.
I Need- Maverick Sabre.
If ever there was a song that is a grower, it’s this one. The string intro is very gentle, with an almost vintage sound to it, so it doesn’t immediately grab your attention. The chorus brings a bit more action though, and this is where you’ll start to love Maverick Sabre’s latest release- ‘I Need’.
The way the music builds, with different layers drum, strings and piano, (think Amy Winehouse) provides the perfect basis for Maverick Sabre’s distinct vocals. It’s all fairly relaxed, and it doesn’t sound as if it’s trying too hard. This would probably be the perfect song to listen to after a heavy night out!
Youngster- Rizzle Kicks.
Awww! What a fun song- ‘When I was a Youngster’ is sure to be another popular hit for the Rizzle Kicks. With it’s slightly hyper reggae vibe and nostalgic lyrics you can’t help but smile. Hats off to the lads too, they’re certainly bringing something new and very energetic to the music scene. With this song it’s a collection of catchy trumpet motifs and racing drum beats. The lyrics might be simple, but because they’re obviously real to the writer they’re pretty darn effective. What kid didn’t want to be a fireman?!
The video’s pretty good too, we especially enjoyed their interesting dance moves as they frolicked around a park. Check it out, you’ll definitely find your self cracking out those moves when you’re next on the dance floor.
Dance Floor- Allan Rose.
Allan Rose is a London born singer/songwriter and graduate of the Brit School where his contemporaries were the likes of Adele and Kate Nash. His first single ‘Dance Floor’ showcases a different tack to his classmates demonstrating slick muted dance beats and a cool disco vibe. With a touch of 80’s New Romantic, Rose’s vocals bring an edge to the general ‘pop’ feel of the track. Overall, it’s a noteworthy offering as a first single from an emerging artist.