Lover – The light around you
Out 2nd September 2016
Louder than War’s Ioan Humphreys has a sneaky listen to retro pop noise makers Lover
Lover have been together since January 2016. It was a coming together of disparate, yet like minded musicians and singers that together make THE most lovely noise.
The track starts with a great insistent beat that immediately draws you in. Then come the lovely perfectly pronounced queen’s English vocals that quickly meld with the throbbing post punky bass line. It’s quite an angular bass line that introduces the solid drum back beat that runs throughout the track.
Full on massive sounding keyboards come in for the chorus that combine brilliantly with a distorted noisy guitar.
Half way through there is a spoken word interlude that again shows off the perfect pronounced vocals of Sarah Bradbury. She says “I didn’t intend to get so carried away. I didn’t think I’d ever be this kind of cliché”. Lovely
Then the chorus comes in once again and this time it leads to a cacophonic noisy finale that brings this lovely track to a dramatic close.
Their forthcoming album features the legendary Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk, Nick Cave, Tindersticks, etc) on two tracks. Billed as retro 80’s pop, but they are so much more. Check this band out now.
All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive.