Sunday 15 February 2015
As you've probably noticed, we've been taking things a little slower on The Metaphorical Boat in 2015 for various personal reasons. That being said, there's still plenty of great music new music being released, and although I'm not able to write about as much of the great stuff as I would like to, if there is something really special that deserves to feature on these pages, then I will do my utmost to ensure that it does.
Like this one here - "New November" by London based 4-piece Pure Youth. I'd previously written favourably about the track a few weeks ago on Fresh On The Net after it was voted amongst the best songs submitted that week, and the more I've listened to it, the more I've come to realise how wonderful a song it is. It's a sleek, electro-pop song which comes across like a more guitar-heavy version of Bastille, as well as not sounding a million miles away from current 'going to be massive' group Prides. Plus, it does something that few songs in its genre tend to do, by culminating in a roaring, epic, skyscraper of sound.
"New November" is the sort of song that sounds like its destined to smash the Top 40 sometime next year, given that it sounds like something that belongs there, if not necessarily at this moment in time. Here's hoping that the song, and of course Pure Youth, manage to get the traction needed to put this tune in its rightful place.
"New November" is taken from the E.P "On Our Way" (which, surprisingly, swings more towards traditional indie-rock), which is out now.