Following on from the success of their previous two singles, ‘Catch Up‘ and ‘Easy‘, the ASKIES return to offer out their latest work; their impactful and angsty new single, ‘Forty-Three’, inspired by the house number 43 that the emerging 4-piece band spent their summers cooped up in thanks to the pandemic
Introduced by classic alt-rock sounding electric guitar chords and steady percussive elements, ‘Forty-Three sees the band (George Harris, Joshua Steptoe, Ben Spruce, Nathan Apps) step out of their more niche, indie/alternative boots and into a slightly more commercial vibe with bags of mainstream appeal. A bold but profitable move from the upcoming group who, along with their growing fanbase, wish to expand their musical reach to a global audience, and judging by the praise they’ve received from the likes of BBC Introducing and Gigwise, the Leeds-based quartet are well on their way to making those dreams come true.
Drenched in rich, live instrumentation, melodic electric guitars and gorgeously raspy leading vocals, ‘Forty-Three’ is a fantastic offering from the ASKIES, it’s a track which is just begging to be performed to live audiences for optimum appeal. But despite our collective COVID-19 blues, the ASKIES still managed to deliver a punchy, pandemic-proof, alt-rock banger about the current world climate and the all too familiar theme of agitated anticipation, solidified by the hard hitting nature of the instrumentation and raw vocal delivery.
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