The new single from the hotly tipped Waves of Fury just about ticks all the ‘cool’ boxes. There’s a drawling, almost incomprehensible vocal; a ridiculously epic brass section that you think must be cribbed from a little known Motown single from the late ‘60s; fuzzy guitars; a moody bassline… There are handclaps and everything. It’s almost as if they’ve run a focus group consisting of Iggy Pop, Phil Spector, Robbie Williams and Isaac Hayes. And it really works. It somehow manages to sound brooding and euphoric at the same time.
While there’s always a niggling suspicion that everything perhaps isn’t as raw and unfiltered as they might like you to believe – those trumpets are just too clean – there’s an undeniable pleasure in hearing a band with an unconventional overall sound aiming for something that sounds massive, and more or less succeeding. And for something basically built on one or two repeated ideas, it stands up to multiple listens. Get excited for the album.