Sly Antics, the three-piece from Hebden Bridge are back with another slab of punchy alt-rock in the form of new single Sunday Fear released today. Nigel Carr reviews the track for Louder Than War.
Never afraid to slice commercial hooks through their songs, previous single Motion was a slab of radio-friendly alternative rock with a huge glam-stomping beat. If you’ve ever seen them live, you’ll know just how vicious drummer Lee Hudson can be – punishing his kit on-stage while cousin Sam fronts the band with a surprisingly soulful and gutsy vocal. The three-piece gelling together like only a modern-day Experience could.
Sunday Fear opens with an almost reggae/soul-funk vibe before the classic Sly Antic strains come crashing in; the introduction seducing you in before hitting you squarely in the face with a monumental beat/bass combination only this band can produce.
With its nod to the Chili Peppers, in a dense chunk-funk sound, the track explores the feelings we have all had, as Sunday gives way to the week ahead, weaving its way towards a crunching sing-along chorus ‘…next week keeps crawling near, this is my Sunday fear…’.
Sam Hudson Explains:
“The track is based on what me and my friends call the Sunday fear which is basically beer fear from the weekend combined with worry about the week ahead, it’s always easier to write about things you know about and this one just seemed like the right thing to sing about whilst trying to survive the winter of 2017′
Sunday Fear keeps up the standard, adding depth and feeling to the Antics’ ever-growing body of work. Not afraid to edge ever closer to a more commercial sound that may well give them the big-time break they well deserve.
Out today, you can hear the track on Spotify here:
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