Indie newcomers, Native People, quite simply are an exciting prospect. After releasing their breezy début single ‘Calm Forever’ that garnered them support from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. The band are back with a fresh new cut, the infectious and gently anthemic, ‘One’.
The band are quick to dispel any thoughts that they are just another indie band, because essentially why should we care? I’ll tell you why. The trick is that they do take influence from the likes of Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Coasts but that does not sum the band up in one fail swoop. Oh no. Native People take heed from their peers, but make music that is distinctively their own.
What strikes you immediately when listening to Native People is their appreciation to let a song breathe and work it’s way slowly into your brain, they don’t rush to get to that ‘pay-off’ moment. There’s a gentleness and a simplicity to their artistry that makes listening to their songs even more rewarding. ‘One’ uses its languid, simpering guitars; buoyant, cascading rhythms and simple lyrical hooks to great effect, so that it will be haunting you all day long.
‘One’ will be self-released on 8th December, via the band’s Music Glue page.