Hailing from the salty coast of Margate, indie-pop quartet Polar Beach return after their debut EP All The Talk with a brand new gem, ‘City Stones’. Feeling like a definite step forward, the band’s latest effort glimmers with promise, and has already received the nod of approval from Abbie McCarthey of BBC Introducing Kent.
In an almost rude abruptness, the track opens in an instant clatter of noise, the most noticeable component being the U.F.O-like synthesiser darting its way around the explosive introductory bars- this later reappears in a marvellous synth solo, feeling like an upbeat Mars Attacks! backing track. With an unusual but catchy melody, Michael Day croons his way through this three-minute wonder adding a subtle tension to the track, giving it hidden depth and making it a little more unpredictable than your average indie-pop number.
Concise, upbeat and original- ‘City Stones’ ticks all the boxes for a solid and memorable track. Radiating a kind of preppy adolescence whilst maintaining an edge of cold grit, Polar Beach are stretching their wings and straying from the summery jangle of previous single, ‘Quicksand’ and replacing it with fiery urgency and quirky melodies. The new track will precede a follow-up single to be released in the near future so eyes should stay well and truly peeled.
‘City Stones’ is to be released tomorrow (15th August) but can be streamed exclusively HERE