Monday, 15 April 2013

Bored Spires - Summer 720

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Considering we normally manage to sniff out anything which has even the merest whiff of shoegaze about it, is surprising that we're new to Bored Spires. Having said that, the trio span just about all of the Northern Hemisphere except for Britain, so maybe we shouldn't feel too off the ball on this one. Plus this is their debut single, although you suspect they must of had some kind of online presence before now. Comprising of a Canadian (who lives in the US), a Korean and a Singaporean, they formed just over a year ago and have been working on a debut album which is currently in the final stages of pre-production.

So we can hope for a full-length later in the year, but they're choosing Record Store Day to announce themselves to the wider world with single 'Summer 720'. There's plenty of distortion on the guitars, but they keep it melodic and just a bit frayed instead of going for the blistering noise approach. This results in a quite poppy song (it has a strong melody) that's coated in fuzz and will nestle in nicely to the world of alternative rock. As a debut it's maybe slightly subdued, but listening to the song, there's every indication that these three could soon unleash something quite spectacular and are merely keeping their cards close to their chest for the time being.

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