TRACK REVIEW: Will Wilder – Aurora | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Aurora certainly has a singular feel to it; written, recorded and mixed by Will Wilder, embracing that bedroom pop aesthetic fully. The trebly, major sevenths broken chords on the guitar lead the ear down the indie rock path, accompanying vocals that have a sincerity-cloaked-in-reverb quality to them that is reminiscent of more shoegazy bands like Slowdive.

The frenetic electric drums, skittish and double time, on first listen to me sounded a little incongruous. I was expecting a more laid back wash of sound maybe. But as the track lathers on reverb-laden distortion in the middle eight before the culminating chorus, the track makes total sense, the constituent elements blend into a well-measured and heartfelt track.

 

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