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A glorious dose of sun-soaked indie splendour, Park View’s Lights wastes no time in getting straight to the melodic glory with a brilliantly knotty chord progression, which finds gloriously chorused arpegiated guitar riffs gliding effortlessly over a solid drumbeat and a wonderfully buoyant bassline.

The vocals are fittingly anthemic, painting a vivid narrative of a night out in Newcastle without sounding too clumsily rooted in indie pastiche. The shifting tempos and heavy emphasis on melody serves the song well, matching the urgent, fast-paced narrative that unfolds over the song’s brisk three-minute runtime. The imagery of smoke rising in the rain, and the emotional undercurrent present throughout, is a sublime testament to the quintet’s songwriting chops. Marvellous stuff.

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