In my mind, there is absolutely nothing like a classic indie anthem with sky-high choruses, a crescendo of shimmering guitars and a sense of confidence and bravado. The Institutes, in their new single ‘Heal in Time’, have delivered just that. Intelligent lyrics reflecting a senses of resilience and optimism, the shard-like guitars and the dream-like yearning vocals amount to an epic three minutes of pure indie gold.
Recalling to some extent the euphoric rush of The Las, the heartbeat of The Stone Roses and the melodies of The Lightning Seeds, ‘Heal in Time’ is a pulse-racing thrill from beginning to end with its layered harmonies and epic sense of passion and emotion:
The Institutes, from Coventry, are impressing the right people too, having received airplay on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 show and being signed by New Rivals Records in USA where they will tour next year. This is a band to look out for.
The Institutes are:
Reid Currie – Vocals
Andy Hall – Guitar/Vocals
Andy Lowe – Bass
Kirk Savage – Drums