PLYMOUTH’S The Native are on an upward curve: they’ve been building a real reputation down in the South West, getting themselves a real fanbase and a name as purveyors of a certain brand of soaring indie guitar rock.
Back in August they debuted with the power melodiousness of “Chasing Highs”, written in response to a drug overdose story down in their native port; and today they follow that up with “Break Away”. Take a listen.
“You’re a victim of the times,” pronounces singer-guitarist Charlie Noordewier as guitars wash prettily, recalling outfits like Starsailor. It indicates the uneasiness and worries of an upcoming band who didn’t get the vote at the time.
“We didn’t really have the chance to speak up for how our future will pan out,” they explain.
“Especially as a young band, times are very uncertain with how touring and shows will go ahead after Brexit – and if we’ll even be able to afford to make it out of the UK once the pandemic is over”.
The five – Charlie, lead guitarist Ben Andrew, bassist Tom Booth, keys and synths man Harry Youngs and drummer Max Williams – had to pull their debut London showcase at The Fiddler in Kilburn because of y’know, it; it’s been rescheduled for February 17th next year; further dates will be announced in due course.