Friday 8 January 2021

NEW #4 - Police Car Collective


Tomorrow what used to be the Breaking More Waves Monthly playlist becomes a weekly playlist, showcasing some of the new releases that have been getting some time and love at Breaking More Waves HQ over the last 7 days or so.

Taking top spot on the list tomorrow you'll find new duo Police Car Collective from Liverpool, although delve a little deeper and you’ll discover there are American roots here. Police Car Collective have just one song on Spotify titled ALLTHETIME which was released on New Year’s Day. It’s a tune that seems totally disconnected from the rules of pop (2021 version). For a start where the rules demand that 3 minutes is plenty long enough and that anything over 5 minutes is the enemy of our attention spans, ALLTHETIME clocks in at a glorious 7 minutes and 5 seconds. Police Car Collective have clearly signed up to the school of thought that marathons are more rewarding than sprints.

It goes further than this though. 

Whereas the rules say that guitar solos are a complete no-no and that hip hop beats and R&B flavours are a must, ALLTHETIME puts two fingers up at all of that and delivers a rousing anthem that aims for the stars in a rocket powered by nostalgic sounds; chiming chords, big sweeping synths, butt clenching guitar riffs and melodies that the likes of Noel Gallagher would kill for. Finally ALLTHETIME avoids the recent trend for trying too hard to get played lots on TikTok and instead opts for something beautifully sentimental and sweet. It’s really quite comforting to hear someone sing words like “you are the reason I get up in the morning” in these harsh times.

Police Car Collective is Simon Joseph Callum Quigley and Tyler Daniel Plazio. ALLTHETIME deserves all 7 minutes of your time. Let's see what else they bring us in 2021.

Find the Breaking More Waves New Music Weekly playlist, updated every Saturday by clicking here.

Police Car Collective - ALLTHETIME

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