PEERLESS PICK OF THE WEEK: IGLOO
Brighton based Igloo are an atmospheric alternative rock band based in Brighton. Their unique sounds draw on hard hitting drums, driving bass lines fused with an ambience that invents a new and original sound. The band, made up of Mark Barnes (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Pearse Hemestretch (Bass and Backing vocals) and Will Chapman (Drums), formed toward the end of 2012 and have, over the years, developed their eclectic sound toward their latest release 'Fools'.
'Fools' opens almost like the beginning of an epic film. The verses are relaxed and melancholic, the vocals in the forefront, supported by the guitar. As they move toward the chorus the vocals and guitar move to much more of a conversation, perfectly intertwined, communicating with each other. The music grows and grows leading to a huge explosion portrayed not only in the instrumentation but also in the video. The combination of these features makes for engaging, almost hypnotising, listening.
Youtube: IGLOO Band
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