by Big Smoke (available now on bandcamp)
I’ve been listening to this track quite a bit lately (boom!) I mean, for a few weeks now, but you can count yourself lucky that something has bought me to the point of needing to share my love of it today. Ok, maybe you don’t need to count yourself lucky for that, but you should count yourself lucky for Big Smoke, because they write songs like ‘Lately’ and their songs, quite simply, are really, really good. Drums I can’t help but nod to, twanging guitars, a bassline forcing its way throughout and a vocal that has me convinced I’m listening to a sweet little tale of unrequited love one minute and a desperately irate tale of anguish the next. Either way, it’s a song I haven’t been able to get out of my head lately (boom, twice in one review!) and probably a song I’ll be nodding along to for a while yet.