IT IS HERE!!! WHITE have finally put out the EP that I have been wanting ever since I first heard them and then add that already large need for something new from them after I saw them live.
It has four tracks on it including three that where put out as singles leading up to the November 4th release date. So there was a good chunk of it out there for people to go and listen to. Due to this the excitement could be heightened or lowered depending on how these tracks stood with you.
For me they heightened it from the odder sounding Recreational Television which would be my pick of the bunch to show you what these Glaswegians are all about, they are a bit weird and an experimental side to the sound they have carved out for themselves.With Leo’s unmistakable vocals backed by Hamish, Lewis and Chris’ singing in a manner that is sort of chant like for the choruses. Whilst the verses boom with power creating a aura when listened to that takes you over. Melody still spews from the track though with the 1980’s keys and lead guitar that comes in towards the end.
My personal favourite though is the next song up I Liked You Better When You Needed Me it is a more traditional rockier sound but has the psychy synths in there to. There is more of a pop hook in there chorus that again has a somewhat invasive force to it. I catch myself randomly singing it to myself when I am out and about, that is a good thing and proves that the material sticks with you.
That new song on the EP is Private Lives is again another example of the class of WHITE. One of their better known songs from the live sets it wasn’t a surprise that it made it onto the recording. The drumming from Kirstin gives you the ability to move and when combined with the funky guitars, bopping bass and wavy lead towards the back end highlights how they can still do what they want but still be accessible.
So as WHITE say on their about section on Facebook go stream their sounds and buy this EP it is tremendous. Go give these Glaswegian goodies the listens they deserve.