Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Rams' Pocket Radio - Reservoir
It's always lovely to hear new music coming from Peter McCauley, aka Rams' Pocket Radio, who we've been writing about on the blog more or less since we starting with the whole music blogging thing (including featuring him as one of our Tips For 2012 back in the day). His debut album, "Béton", picked up quite a few plaudits, including a nomination for the Northern Irish Music Prize, and just this month he released a new single for us, "Reservoir".
Unlike the more piano-based sound you might have come to expect from Rams', "Reservoir" sees keyboards and electronics take on a more prominent role than before, which some people have compared to the sounds of "Kid A"-era Radiohead, although it still contains the earnest songwriting and dischordant pop elements that we've come to expect from them. Plus the lovely string section that comes in halfway through helps to retain a sense of earthiness to the proceedings.
"Reservoir" offers an interesting development of the sound of Rams' Pocket Radio, and might give us a few hints as to what we can expect when album #2 eventually drops.
"Reservoir" is available to download now.