Friday, 28 March 2014

THE VALS - SINGLE REVIEW

The Vals - Quiet Part Of Town (Unique Records) 
The Vals - Quiet Part Of Town

Release Date: 17th April 2014

Belfast boys the Vals are the kind of band that would have been ten-a-penny in the 90s appearing in a Camden pub one week, Melody Maker the next, then getting signed by a mid-sized label before being dropped after one album and a Japanese tour. But that was then, this is now and the Vals have lasted a good few years already so there's no danger of them going away any time soon. 'Quiet Part Of Town' is Beatles infused with the Lightning Seeds' sense of melancholy and the kind of story telling indie-rock that seems to emanate from large port cities around the United Kingdom. The jittery acoustic strum and rhythm that is seemingly in a rush to get through song gives this single a sense of urgency but some Indian-meets-celctic melodies keep things from sliding towards anything punky. Not the most memorable song in the world but certainly one that keeps your attention for the full three minutes which is no mean feat these days.

More information: http://www.thevals.co.uk/music

Live Dates:

17th May - International Pop Overthrow Festival @ Cavern Club, Liverpool
22nd/23rd August - Hilden Festival, Lisburn

6th September - Golzheim Festival, Dusseldorf

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