There aren’t too many Alternative Rock acts that can stand up to the pure sensuality of The Neighbors. Even iconic acts such as Arctic Monkeys and Black Keys could only dream of achieving such sultry rhythm-soaked licks. The vocals to Happiness and You exude a pioneeringly gritty rendition of Soul around the blissful lyrics that draw you even further into the track. The acoustics of the track make for an angelically light Pop-Rock sound that I have no doubt will be universally adored. The majority of The Neighbors talent falls from the deft hands and sweet vocal sensibilities from Mike Thurston who also provides the deep bassline, tight drum cacophonies and lead guitar rhythm. So, I suppose Thurston could only be described as a powerhouse of talent alongside Stefan Mraz.
Happiness and You is a sensational EP comprising of three short but sweetly immersive tracks and was first released January 15th, 2018.
You can check out The Neighbors debut track from their latest EP ‘Happiness and You’ on BandCamp
Review by Amelia Vandergast