Band Members: Ciaran Scanlon (vocals/synth/keys), Tom Barr (guitar/vocals), Nathan Barker (guitar), Ryan Clark (bass/vocals), James Jackson (drums/vocals)
Sounds Like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals
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Since ditching the name Quayside (the reason? Too many people referred to them as ‘Qwayside’), Lovats have been firmly cementing themselves on the local scene. They’ve played gigs at numerous prestigious venues, and, with the release of a demo EP last year, received recognition from a number of regional radio stations.
Building on the sound the group developed through their demos, ‘Over’ is the bands latest release. Jangling guitars, scorching refrains, and clear-cut vocals resonate over tight percussion, building to a raucous chorus that echoes long after the track dies out. You can watch the video for the track below, complete with mind-bending editing and kaleidoscopic imagery a-plenty.
Lovats are playing at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on June 7.