Alt Rock artist Hitlist is back with their latest ominously atmospheric single “Urgency”. I’ll give Post Punk fans until the first verse has run through to become enamoured with the biting soundscape.
There’s a satirical feel to Urgency, and in a feat of aural alchemy, Hitlist has created a track which doesn’t take itself all too seriously without allowing it to unfold as gimmicky or crass. Which may all fall down to just how catchy the cold yet punchy melodies are. In addition, Hitlist’s vocalist may just be in possession of the most distinctively magnetic vocals in Post Punk right now. While there’s the familiar dramatic drawl, there’s a uniquely sticky-sweet sensibility which weaves its way into the caustic versing.
For reasons of professionalism, I usually refrain from making declarations of love in reviews. But with Urgency, it is far too endearing to resist. Hit play, and you will soon see why.
You can check out the lyric video to Hitlist’s latest single Urgency for yourselves by heading over to Vimeo.
Review by Amelia Vandergast