The last month or so has seen very little music (Ok none at all) on Breaking More Waves that you’d describe as gritty. But that all changes today with a new song from Glasgow’s White and an unrepentant dirty groove of a new track called I Liked You Better When You Needed Me. If you want music that sounds like it’s been dragged from the gutter and into the darkest, seediest, nightclub for the rough and cool kids then this is it. This is a spiked cocktail of trashed romance; the louder, brasher brother to Aisha by Death In Vegas. I’ve seen some other blogs describe it as disco; well if it is it’s certainly not mining the path of Chic, The Bee Gees or Studio 54 etc, and there’s certainly no glitter or sequins to be had. However, what it does bear in similarity to disco is the sound of a band playing their hearts out (something which a lot of rock types miss – there was a lot of passion in disco). Turn this one up loud and feel those drums being hit hard, that repeated guitar riff motoring around your brain and the song leaping out of your speakers to grab your guts. Just make sure you don’t soil your pants when listening.
Oh and did I mention that it’s another musician in the bath promo shot? Come on, I couldn’t post this without mentioning that could I? Hopefully if you’re a regular you’ll understand. The band play a variety of festivals this month as well as a residency at the Lexington in London.
White - I Liked You Better When You Needed Me