Monday, 13 April 2009

Billy Vincent - Sugar & Soap

When we first posted about new folk things Billy Vincent back in February we described their sound as “Shanty style gypsy folk rock.” However the bands debut single Sugar & Soap displays very little of the these elements. Instead Sugar & Soap has at least one big toe in the anthemic stadium camp. It also owes some debt to bands such as Arcade Fire and Broken Records.

The song is flushed with dramatic Phil Spector drums and an epic evocative “Oh woah, oh woah,” vocal middle section that slowly builds and swells to give a sense of arms wide open euphoria. “Hold my wrist don’t tap my veins,” the band sing over crashing drums and elated electric guitars. It’s classic song writing that grows with every listen. You can hear the song in the video below.

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