Single Review – Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song

Dan Auerbachs latest released single is called ‘Waiting on a song’ and is the title track of his new album which will be released June 2nd.The Black Keys frontman called ‘Waiting On A Song’ his “love letter to Nashville,” the city he moved to seven years from his native Akron, Ohio.

 The track itself is very old school country with rockabilly vibe and construction. You can hear guys like Crosby, Stills and Nash, a bit of Neil Young and Fleet Foxes in there too. All the harmony vocals are really good, but maybe a bit predictable, it’s a good track but it’s just a bit middle of the road. If you are not actually trying to listen to the lyrics, it just sort of floated past me without making too much of an impression But all in all it’s nice to listen at.

Lea Fabbrini 

Single Review – The Neighbourhood – Prey

The Californian Indie quintet are close to releasing their second studio album with Wiped Out! on October 30th as a follow up to their debut I Love You from 2013. ‘Prey’ is one of the final singles released from the album before it’s available and it provides safe and simple Indie rock with a little bit of production edge. Loose riffs and tambourines are the order of the day before developing into a track which tumbles back and forth via the cascading percussion. The whole song has a slight distortion filtered upon it and this combined with the aforementioned aspects do little to set this song out from the Indie crowd. It is a sound that The Black Keys had down back in 2010 with a bit more of energy. This track is inoffensive Indie Rock epitomised.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995