London/Wales based four piece Luna Bay are back with more of their moody undertoned indie-rock in the shape of latest release ‘Smoke and Mirrors’. A majestically eerie track with immense radio potential in which lead singer Connor O’Mara’s vocals are soft, powerful and still as distinctive as ever.
Unlike other indie-rock tunes that rely on immense, noisy, riff heavy choruses to make an impact, ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is much more mellowed yet not lacking in energy, which really sets it aside from the rest. From this, it’s obvious that Luna Bay understand a track doesn’t have to be boisterous to be a banger.
Despite ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ being their second major release there is no lack of expertise from Luna Bay; you would expect a track of this professional calibre to be released by the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen or even Foals. So it is a fine launching platform for Luna Bay as next year’s debut EP nears closer and closer.
Luna Bay will be performing at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club on 5th February. ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ is out now. Buy on iTunes here.