I’ve been writing this blog for several years and added an accompanying podcast last autumn.
And it was the podcast which started to bring See You Down The Front to a wider audience – particularly other podcasters, broadcasters, labels and bands themselves.
And we were delighted (it’s we now because the podcast means SYDTF is no longer a one fan band) when Idle Lies got in touch to share their latest offering.
It’s the fourth single for a band who are starting to mature nicely and who have defied the problems caused by prolonged lockdown periods to keep writing and have released Two’s A Crowd to showcase their distanced efforts.
It’s an intriguing slice of stripped back indie built around a snaking guitar line, and with a couple of unexpected departures from the norm along its four minutes playing time.
It’s all too easy to tread a well worn path, but Idle Lies have managed to give the cliches a swerve to come up with something that’s at once easily familiar but also pleasingly different at the same time. Not an easy circle to square that.
Have a listen here: