Time for a trip back to deepest, dankest Bradford as we play catchup with a band we first featured at the very tail end of last year – Regan. They’ve been in touch to tell us of a couple of new singles they’ve got on the go, so we gave them a listen.
“Four Fingers” has been out for a few months now (check it on Spotify or the video’s below), and is a foot-stomping rocker with a nice build. It starts with a simple rhythm then adds layer upon layer until you suddenly find yourself utterly wrapped up in it and don’t know how you got there. Great harmonies on the chorus, too.
The newer number, “Broken Promises”, has a little more of a punk edge to it with nice jangly guitars. This isn’t a rebellious anthem, though, but a yearning and heartfelt number. Again, the harmonies and layering come, the latter making the track well worth repeated listens. I found myself focussing on the guitar so much on the first listen that I missed the lyrics. There’s so much going on and the different instruments weave through each other so well that it’s easy to follow just one of them while the others hang around your peripheral vision. Or whatever the audio equivalent is.
It’s always good to catch up with bands we’ve featured in the past – and thanks to Regan for keeping us up to date!