When’s the last time you heard Acid House in synergy with Indie Pop? No, I can’t say it happens for me a lot either which was why I was absolutely stoked to come across Promises Promises latest single What Love Is. Released on the 4th of May, the track has already gained deserved attention for Promises Promises ability to create one of the most immense mixes I’ve heard dropped this year.
The Bristol based Electronic Pop 4-piece powerhouse of musicians have a command over the fluidity of sound that you don’t hear orchestrated all too often. Their dynamic approach is quite literally a breath of fresh air. Jonny Marenghi’s soaring lead vocals over the beat hit the perfect pitch to let the sentimentality behind the lyrics really resonate. It’s bands like Promises Promises who prove that guitar music isn’t dead. They’ve brought it into a brand new arena, as much as I love a good 808 beat there’s just no substituting for the smack of a drum stick on a skin.
You can catch the official video to What Love Is on YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast