Manchester four-piece MCRAE return with Postapocalipstick, showcasing a poppier side to the band than previously.
Having already shared line-ups with the likes of Urban Theory, The Reytons, and The Hubbards, it’s clear that the band are making the right moves at the right time, tapping in to a fan-base for whom MCRAE’s blue-collar blend of indie optimism and punk perspective speak volumes.
Their latest single, ‘Postapocalipstick’ finds the band addressing the sense of aimlessness that stems from living a dead end life – a feeling familiar for anyone who’s adolescence was spent killing time in any one of Britain’s provincial towns, however you chose to do so. Far from feeling despondent or downtrodden however, ‘Postapocalipstick’ is arguably MCRAE’s poppiest and most upbeat release to date. A definite sense of optimism flows through the track’s core, while guitars clamour and percussion clatters, effortlessly bringing to mind bands such as The Cribs.
Both fresh and immediately recognisable, ‘Postapocalipstick’ is a track that feels equal parts timely and timeless. With a narrative instantly relatable across generations, as well as a musical immediacy that belies the band’s relative short space of time together, ‘Postapocalipstick’ will ultimately see MCRAE’S already burgeoning-fan base blossom further, while a recently announced support slot alongside Birmingham’s Ivory Wave is further proof that their reputation is growing.