So I came across this group called Band of Idlers and I was stunned by their cover of Oasis classic, ‘Supersonic’. They completely remodeled the song, but it was good!
The band is four guys: Jack Dunne (lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist),
Charlton Paine (backing vocalist and lead guitarist),
Stephen Ellis (bassist),
and Michael McKeown (drummer).
‘Platform 10’ is my favorite track of theirs, I think.
With power like a supernova, it’s winding, thrashing, and bold. The purely rock’n'roll vocals kick in and it’s completely addictive. They describe their sound as nostalgic rock’n’roll and this is true, but they’ve got a bright future with a knowledge and understanding of music attained from older artists; it has The Stone Roses and Zeppelin in its DNA, a very cool combination that sounds vintage and contemporary at the same time.
‘When The Walls Come Down’ is an interesting development of wild, rapid lashing guitars and a subtly emphatic bass to dot the i’s and all that. The melody then settles down into a smooth, meandering flow before gathering energy and momentum again. They’re clever, and yet completely unpretentious with their song structure and sharp, undeviating lyrics all throughout.
‘After the Sun’ is the most interesting I think, with somewhat of an exotic sound in the world of guitar music. And the drums play a huge role in delivering the high-intensity melody. Great song with edgy, abrasive riffs and an air-guitar inducing solo.
You can also contact them via Twitter: @BandofIdlers!
Enjoy, spread the word!
P.S. here’s the ‘Supersonic’ cover.