With Daniel Kessler (Interpol) style angular guitar progressions under layers of effects, hauntingly sweet vocals with reminiscences to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fuzzy basslines, and punchy percussion Small Planets’ single “Breathe” won’t fail to win over any Alt Indie or Post Punk fans.
Small Planets took inspiration from the likes of Slowdive and poured it into their recently released self-titled debut album. But you can expect much, much more than an assimilated sound. There’s a rarely found vitality, openness, and boldness to Breathe which gives you the compulsion to adopt the hookish empowering lyrics as mantras. It’s been a while since an up and coming artist appeared on our radars with a sleek modernised take on Post Punk, but it was certainly worth the wait.
You can check out Small Planets’ single Breathe along with their debut self-titled album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast