Tuesday 26 July 2011

Tribes - Sappho

In the past few years we've had the 80s revival, and a revival of the C86 sound, so it was only a matter of time that the Britpop movement would come roaring back, and it seems that the forerunners of this are Camden based 4-piece Tribes. Their last single, "We Were Children", seemed to act like their mission statement, so it falls to their latest song, "Sappho", to remind us why we will be falling over this band in the months to come.

With it's sing-along, existential chorus, "Sappho" brings to mind the b-sides of Britpop alumni Suede and the Manic Street Preachers. (and this is by no means an insult, as anyone who has ever listened to "My Insatiable One" or 'Dead Trees and Traffic Islands" can attest to)

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