Manchester grunge rockers SUNGLO are unleashing their second single “Elevator Belle” today and we here at The Moshville Times were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of this sublime track.
Ones to watch, SUNGLO were recently aired by BBC Introducing Manchester who described them as “happy filth” and I couldn’t agree more. Their shoegaze-drenched, grungy sound instantly took me back to the 90’s, long summers spent at many a festival, sun blazing, ice cold beers and lineups that have been untouchable since.
“Elevator Belle”, much as its title suggests, delves into the ups and downs of emotions we all encounter throughout life at some point, often without reason or rhyme, bipolar or not, something we can all relate to.
A trippy, dreamy intro combines with Kady Jone’s transcendent vocals lulling you into a false sense of security, the calm before the storm if you will, before Cameron Davies punches in some fuzz on the guitar, Ali Foster ricocheting crunching bass tones, Sam O’Reilly smashes the drums full tilt and the track takes on a completely different persona.
Kady’s tones float between celestial and delinquent as the track itself does the same, mellow to punk in the blink of an eye. The guitars build into a huge swell of distorted fuzz, the vocals becoming more angsty, mirroring the emotional disturbance depicted lyrically and then burnout out as the track fades away, jaded.
From a band very much in their infancy, “Elevator Belle” shows writing and musicianship way beyond their years. It’s no easy task to evoke emotion lyrically and musically concurrently, but SUNGLO have done this expertly!
Catch them live at Manchester’s Jimmy’s April 12th, and listen to “Elevator Belle” now!