TRACK REVIEW: Blackout The Arcade – If I Take You Out | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Darlington alt. indie rockers Blackout The Arcade infuse this song with the same catchy hooks and melodies reminiscent of bands like The Killers in their Hot Fuss debut period, Kings of Leon and Stereophonics, or perhaps Liam Gallagher in the vocals.

Not to take anything away from the band, who have penned a highly emotive song of their own here. From gentle open guitar picking, there’s a sudden flurry of energy; wild drums, cymbal crashes and searing riffs back up a chorus that loads of bands would kill to have in their armoury. If I Take You Out is the kind of song you can imagine might one day get a blizzard of fans singing it back to the band at a festival or packed live show.

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