Talkboy might just be about to become your new favourite indie six piece from Leeds. OK, you may not actually have a current favourite indie six piece from Leeds, but trust me on this, you’re just about to get one.
Bringing the soft sound of the sixties with a more robust guitar-based edge, Mother is all about the rose-tinted spectacled world of parental expectation: "I was always perfect in her eyes, and all I ever did was tell her lies." As the girl-boy vocals convey the angsty thoughts of being a major disappointment to the person who brought you into the world, you might well expect the whole tune to become a bit maudlin, but then all of sudden there’s an uplifting hook and an end conclusion of acceptance: "My mother turned to me last night. She saw I was a normal person." Hurrah! We reach a happy ending. Lovely stuff.
Talkboy are Katie Heap (vocals), Calum Juniper (vocals), Tim Malkin (guitar), Charlotte Jones (keys), Tom Sargent (bass), and Jake Greenway (drums) and have already played at Live at Leeds and a show curated by Abbie McCarthy of BBC Introducing. There’s elements of many classic British indie bands to their sound and if they have any other tunes as good as Mother in their bag it probably won’t be the last time you see them on Breaking More Waves.
Talkboy - Mother