Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Just Handshakes - London Bound

Leeds seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, musically at least. The latest group from the city to pop onto my radar is indie-pop upstarts Just Handshakes. Since forming at university several years ago, the band have gone on to support such groups as Mystery Jets and Pete & The Pirates, played the Indietracks Festival, and released an E.P as a cassette, something which is increasingly becoming shorthand for "quirky C86 inspired indie-pop."

Their latest single "London Bound" is a decent introduction to the band's sound, albeit one that is apparently darker than much of their previous material. Dreamy guitars, honeyed vocals & a knack for a great pop chorus places the track somewhere between Kirsty MacColl, Allo Darlin' and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart.

"London Bound" will be released as a free download on February 18th, and will feature on their debut album "Say It."

1 comment:

  1. Hey Christopher, could you let these guys know if they sign up to (which every band should be, cracker service they provide) if you're in contact with them. One of their current sync opportunities is for a London tourist advert looking for exactly this type of track. The opportunity is only open for a few days but seems perfect and always good money in Sync for ads not to mention the exposure in getting the song played to a wide audience for free.