Well I feel moderately impressed, actually. I wasn’t sure if this Aberdeen five piece would be my cup of tea, but the atmospheric synth beginning, catchy Maroon 5ness and sassy chorus of “I’m telling you, I’m telling you, I’ll give you everything you need” had me wagging my finger and shaking my hips, ultimately leading to me spilling the aforementioned cup of tea.
I imagine this tune would have the crowds singing along happily at live gigs, something which may come in handy seeing as the band wish to embark on a country wide tour. Few pints, singing along to these poppy lads, yep I’d be happy living in that moment. According to their bio they are already enjoying national airplay. I can imagine that the Ian Curtis like vocals in the second half are right at home on the radio waves of indie rock stations, and the jangly guitars also fit in perfectly on shiny pop stations.
I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t hear a Scottish burr coming through on the vocal but I guess that’s me being ridiculously namby pamby. It’s not like we hear Bono’s Finglas accent come through on Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – that’s why we listen to Crazy World.
I enjoyed the hand-claps (who doesn’t love a good clap along?) and the little snigger that can be heard at the very end of the recording. Heh heh. Like I said it’s not exactly my cup of tea but I wasn’t drinking it to be polite. Cheers Sweet White, for a little piece of funky pop.