As a massive Indie New Wave fan, it was hard not to get caught up within the energy that exuded from Melancholy Ray’s latest single Lampshade. The Indie Rock powerhouse have created a futuristic sound with plenty of nods to the timeless.
As I listened to the Leeds, UK based band’s fourth single unfold I was caught up wondering if Johnny Marr had joined a new band. Then, thankfully I found some time to appreciate the angular riffs that made for a choppy, jangly guitar progression and the vocals which complimented the synergistic weaving of the instrumentals.
Whilst it doesn’t seem likely that a band called Melancholy Ray would be putting out anthemic tracks soaked in up-vibe energy, their sound carries the same infectious rapture, as dare I say it, Franz Ferdinand. Love them or hate them, no one can deny their ability to create a catchy hook. And Melancholy Ray do too. But you won’t know if you don’t check out Melancholy Ray’s latest single Lampshade for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast