Lost In Stereo get us buzzing for summer with the surge of new single ‘Adrenaline’.
Pop-rock never goes away, does it? It’s one of those genres that can always be relied upon – a band with a big sound and catchy hooks can always get a crowd jumping, whatever their musical persuasion. Glaswegian four-piece Lost In Stereo – Ellis Hill (lead vocalist, bass guitar), Andrew Paterson (guitar, backing vocals) Jon Reid (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dean McClory (Drums, backing vocals) – are no exception to this rule.
Following the release of their debut EP Famous First Words, Lost In Stereo give us the irrepressible energy and inescapable catchiness of new track ‘Adrenaline’ (out now on the usual digital channels). This song swells with the intensity of Hill’s vocals, accompanied by soaring guitars and a punchy beat, before rushing headlong into an anthemic chorus. ‘Adrenaline’ reminds me of the sorely missed Kids In Glass Houses at their pop-infused best and it’s hard to resist bouncing along to it.
Speaking about the new single, frontman Hill says;
“Adrenaline is about a guy finally building up the confidence to talk to a girl after a few drinks – we wanted to write a song that had a ‘holy f*ck, here we go’ attitude that everyone could relate to, instead of making it a sad love song.
“This song is us taking our music in a new direction. We changed things up and began incorporating ideas from a variety of influences from lots of different genres to make the most natural form of music we can produce. It’s definitely a little different from our older stuff and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
It looks like plenty of people will get to listen to it this summer, as the band are set to play the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival in Donnington Park this Sunday. Then they’ll be gearing up for an appearance at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 1 August as part of the Glasgow’s Summer Nights series of gigs.
The mainstream popularity of pop-rock fluctuates, but as the tide seems to be with crossover bands like The 1975 Lost In Stereo are well placed to make waves this summer.