TRACK REVIEW: The Strands – Wavey | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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North East newcomers The Strands are back with new single, Wavey; a more mature take on the hard-hitting indie rock of past releases. The track highlights the harsh effects of modern working class life after feeling the pain and uncertainty of 2020. Something we can all relate to.

Not necessarily a sad affair; the emotive and raw vocals are juxtaposed with triumphant instrumentation, layered harmonies and an overwhelming sense of warmth. The rhythm plods along a breezy pace, with a fluttering of guitar and synth. Madly pleasant and irresistibly hummable, Wavey is an extremely passionate effort – expertly capturing that unknown future dread that is currently buried in our subconscious, echoing in the tentatively raw chorus line, “Will this end?

Released: 05.03.21


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