It’s been said that there’s something in the water in Glasgow that inspires good songwriting, and if Audiotown are anything to go by, they’ve definitely had a good ol’ glug.
At 6 minutes long, Until the End breaks almost every rule in the book, and while that may be a bridge too far for some, we reckon you’ll be hooked by the catchy chorus. Beautifully combining a heady fuzziness and a feel of angst and reckless abandon, rustic charm is the order of the day here. Nestled amongst the lovingly layered acoustic and electric guitar lines, the grizzled, and gritty vocal on this track manages to channel influences from brit-pop, through to indie and punk all in one go. All of this is butted up against a first guitar solo that we could only describe as being… err… anarchic. Because, let’s face it: playing notes that vaguely make sense with what the rest of the band is doing is way too mainstream these days, right?
Weirdly, the elements that do stick out like a bit of a sore thumb (still looking at you, lead guitarist) make the track all the more endearing, and we can easily picture the verses and choruses of Until the End playing in the background of our favourite Netflix shows. While we’re intrigued to see what a little more polish in production could do for Audiotown, this is a stellar effort, particularly for a first outing.
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