Liverpool's Indie Pop quartet Blondes release new EP 'In Seperation'!
Currently leading the charge in Liverpool’s never-fading Indie Pop scene are Blondes. Known for their smooth sunshine melodies and feel-good, singalong chorus’ the quartet are taking after fellow scousers SPINN and The Night Café and becoming the go-to band who guarantee sophisticated songwriting and catchy hooks with every release.
They have just released their new EP just in time for summer and its the perfect soundtrack to a sunny road trip! ‘The Basement’ initially plays off a funky bass riff, flavouring the backdrop with layers of gentle jangly guitar lines that wind and weave to create a blissful soundscape. It then picks up intensity with a pounding floor-Tom drum rhythm before plunging into a rolling Indie chorus led by the infectious vocal refrain and backed by a coastal riff and energetic percussive backing. This chorus radiates such a nostalgic, feel-good energy that you’ll find yourself feeling like you’re in and indie film montage.
‘Love in the Afternoon’ has a slightly grittier guitar tone that infused the track with its more melancholic attitude, reinforced by the lyrics “All my life I spent inside just feeling blue. Wake me up and pull me out this dream”. The big chords are poignant and the swirling instrumentation is immersive as the sound perfectly reflects the track’s story of unexpected young love saving someone from their depressive state.
‘Beautiful World’ lies somewhere in between the aforementioned two tracks. It has a swooping melancholia led by the drifting vocal melodies that are somewhat haunting yet the jangly guitars return to create that free-spirited, floating feeling. It is as if this track is acknowledging the good times but just wishing they would return quicker as they are slipping further out of reach.
Perhaps our favourite track on the EP is 'Does It Rain On You?' as it charges with a punchy, popping drum beat and thick bass line. This builds a heavy-hitting, funky energy that is comparable to fellow Indie scouser Pixey. This upbeat, danceworthy rhythm allows for the vocals to float on top of and deliver super smooth lyrical musings without dropping the energy whatsoever. The high vocal melody in the chorus is blissful while the crisp guitar lines add constant instrumental excitement, weaving in and out of the track and adding a lovely Rock undertow. The instrumental finale is euphoric and will make for a perfect live set ending so keep an eye out for their live dates.