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THE SLATES

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE SLATES

‘Come out and play’ is the newest single from young Leeds quartet ‘The Slates’.

The beginning is interesting and not what I was expecting, it was an instant hook and I wanted to hear more.

It reminds me a little bit of ‘Lucky Man’ by The Verve.

It gives you a smooth backing track complimenting the vocals, reminding me of Summer Indie anthems, one you’d listen to on a summer road trip and one you could dance to at festivals!

The band describe the song as “having a good time with the people around you and living in the moment”, a perfect description.

The vocals fit the tone and the lyrics just tell the story of a good time, as does the album artwork…

The artwork is incredibly well done, it’s colourful, stands out and fits the theme of the song, I’d pick this up if I saw it in a vinyl shop.

I can see it in the soundtrack of a typical British TV series as characters laugh on the beach, at a BBQ or even on a summer holiday, I’d even go as far to say I could hear it being blared out as part of a pre-match playlist at the football.

Had I listened blind, I would have assumed that this song was from the 90’s Britpop era, it certainly gives that feel and would have slotted into that time with ease.

The guitar riffs in the last part of the song are stunning too – it ramps up the feel-good to build to that lovely finish.

I can’t wait to hear this live, it’s left me wanting more, I’m keen to see what ‘The Slates’ come up with next…

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