Updated: Mar 4, 2021
New indie wunderkind overpass release powerful second single.
They’ve been hailed as ‘the hottest new band in Brum’ by BBC Introducing’s Tim Senna and their debut single garnered over 30,000 streams on Spotify. They’ve supported The Clause and sold out their own headline show in the time it would take them to play all their songs. Now they’re back with a banger and it’s already been made track of the week on that rivetting round-up of the best of the West (Midlands), the Brum Radio A-List. Otherside of Midnight boasts the drive of early Sugarthief and a hint of Alex Turner in both the vocals and the lyrics, which are eloquent and relatable in these troubled times. But enough of what we think, over to erm... overpass:
“Otherside of Midnight encapsulates the struggle of wanting to help someone help themselves, whilst ultimately lacking that power. It’s about asking someone to take the hand that’s being offered to them, knowing that you can’t make someone feel better, but you can try to show them that you’re there.
Despite the darker theme, the message is a positive one: that when you’re feeling down, you have people there who care enough to try to help. We hoped to capture the relief that can come with letting go of a false sense of control over life, and instead embracing the possibilities with a new perspective. There is an ‘other’ side to the darkness of midnight.”
(Rhythm sections are always listed last, so just for a change...)
Joe Gallagher (drums)
India Armstrong (bass)
Max Newbold (vocals/rhythm guitar)
Elliot Rawlings (lead guitar)