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Red Track – The Trier

September 9, 2010 by  

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Red Track – The Trier

NAME: Red Track
SINGLE: The Trier
DATE: 30August2010

LABEL: Fandango


FIVE WORD REVIEW: Indie for the pop audience.

LOCATION: Southend, England.

LINE UP: Billy Wright (guitar, vocals), Phil Blake (bass, vocals), Mitch Silvey (guitar, keyboard, vocals) Andrew Perry (Drums)

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WHAT’S THE STORY?: Red Track seem to be making waves across Britain’s indie landscape, and Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks) has already dubbed them his “new favourite band”. But, do they live up to their plaudits?

Truthfully, the group’s latest single, `The Trier’, is an infectious piece of indie-pop. There is nothing innovative about the track’s motif of pop melodies, dance beats and electric guitars; Klaxons popularised a similar musical style years ago. Regardless, `The Trier’ is tailor made for NME loyalists.

After listening to the CD’s dreary accompanying B-sides, it’s observable that Red Track were judicious in selecting `The Trier’ as a single. `Pretty Boy’ sounds like a pitifully simplistic homage to The Ordinary Boys that is woefully regrettable. In addition, `Save Me From Your Family’ sees Red Track attempting to emulate The Libertines, with calamitously futile results.

Whether Red Track can build on `The Trier’ remains to be seen, but let’s hope that the single’s mundane B-sides aren’t harbingers of things to come for the band.

SOUNDS LIKE: Generic indie-pop with a sprinkling of keyboard sounds.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: Indie is your first love, but you can’t resist an excellent pop song.


Submitted By ASmith



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