If you’re anything like me, you’ll now find it painful listening to your favourite tracks from the Smiths with that hideous gnawing feeling as you try to morally justify listening to a former Indie icon who got lost in their contempt and ended up as a poster boy for UKIP.
Thankfully, there are up and coming bands such as the Yorkshire-based 4-piece powerhouse Glass Rope doing incredibly melodious things with the late 80s, early 90s Indie Jangle Pop. Their debut single “Bricktop” is much more than the assimilation of soundscapes from decades gone by. They’ve poured plenty of their own ingenuity into the effortlessly upbeat mix which has the right amount of rough around the edges to give the track the same nostalgic atmospheric appeal as bands such as R.E.M. Naturally, Bricktop is accessible from the first hit, making Glass Rope a band well and truly worth putting on your radar.
You can check out Glass Rope’s single Bricktop for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast