Sunday, 25 September 2016
New Music: Fours - Sickly Sweet
Because the new method of new music discovery for the majority now seems to be playlists and in particular Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, as a new music blog it seems almost pointless posting something that was featured on that playlist a few days later. But just in case you aren’t a Spotify user, or don’t use the New Music Friday Playlist, or just haven’t got to listening to Spotify’s selections yet then now’s your chance to hear Sickly Sweet by Fours. Back in January when I introduced the band I gave as a reference point a comparison between Fickle Friends and a less try hard Florence and the Machine. And guess what? That sticks with this new one as well.
Sickly Sweet is rabidly upbeat, one of those songs that in the alternative-pop universe would be all over the radio and in the charts. It’s not pushing pop in some radical new direction, but it will push you towards the dancefloor. “You shouldn’t have loved me anyway,” sings lead singer Edith Violet, which slightly takes the sunshine smiles off the chirpiness of the tune, but frankly she could be singing “I’ve just killed your mother,” and I’d probably still be grinning from ear to ear. (Sorry mum)
Sickly Sweet - Fours