Monday, 22 March 2010
[REVIEW] Over the Wall - Settle Down
I cannot write this review of Over the Wall's new single 'Settle Down' with an unbiased opinion. They are one of my favourite bands and I used their song 'Thurso' for my own cathartic gain when I was having issues communicating thanks and admiration to my dad (which I have still never fully expressed), so I have nothing but blind love and admiration for them. However, 'Settle Down' has a totally different feel to it than 'Thurso'.
I'm not sure whether it is the break-neck electronic beats or the yelping vocals (think Scottish Spencer Krug) which draws me deeper into this song, but it exudes a hypnotic quality which is deliciously moreish and undeniably danceable. The chemistry between Gav Prentice and Bill Hillman is more evident than ever (as anyone who has seen the band live will testify), demonstrated by their token harmonies and head spinning hooks (pick between trumpet, guitar, synth or that catchy chorus) pulsating throughout the song. 'Settle Down' truly cements Over the Wall as one of Scotland's most promising and talented bands, it doesn't take a bias opinion to see that.
Over the Wall - Settle Down
'Settle Down' is released on 7 inch vinyl and digital download on Monday 5th April on Motive Sounds Recordings. It is the first release following their debut EP ‘The Rise and Fall of Over the Wall’ (available in places which sell music, that song 'Thruso' is on it) and is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Treacherous’ due in the summer, so look out for that. They are also playing a gig for Ten Tracks at Verden Studios in Edinburgh on the 27th. Their album launch is at Captain's Rest on the 5th of April.