WL//WH Track Of The Day: ATTIC SALTT “Architect”

Track Of The Day   ATTIC SALTT

In the weekly appointment with ‘Beat The Delete’ from the indispensable Junglepophub blog, you are sure to always find something special that in one way or another you missed, as invariably happened with the debut single, “Nicotine”, from the Australian buzzing young troupe of Dreamy Indie merchants based in Brisbane, closely followed by the sophomore “Architect”.

The four-piece churn out richly textured, deeply introspective, and warmly bittersweet ballads rife with crystalline, yet heavily reverbed and echoed, guitars and lithe basslines, equally crushingly wistful and infectiously catchy, that wash over you with emotive vibrancy, in a way that reminisces the somber and expressive allure of Felt, The Smiths, DIIV, The Cure, early The Radio Dept, and Wild Nothing, strewed with MBV/Slowdive shoegaze swoons. 

“Architect” is about a sad soul that relives childhood memories, hoping to move forward through the pain.

Hypnotic nostalgic strands of shimmering electric guitar chords wind their way with swaying and resounding heart-melting chiming ripples, underpinned by loose-limbed drums and riveting sinuously bass pulsations, lilting and caressing seamlessly the emotional-ridden pensive vocals, releasing aching disappointment into a restless melancholy of abandonment.

Brisbane’s combo seems indeed to know the art of crafting excruciatingly emotional, timeless guitar-pop ditties.

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