A smooth groove-heavy start from Northern lads CAESAR, confirming they’re not just another generic indie band from Manchester. They deliver an exquisite twist to the indie rock framework with new single ‘Crossed Wires’.
Resembling the likes of America’s From Indian Lakes (‘Ghosts’ in particular) and Real Estate by adding quirky, static guitar segments, Sean Toohey and co. deliver an arresting four and a bit minutes of dynamic indie. Creamy vocals and back-up guitar from Will Carkeet sits tremendously well over the super grooves of bassist George Whalley and drummer Teo Castelvecchi, who lock in like two peas in a pod.
The bridge of the song (at 2:27) is a strong and heavy departure from the rest of the piece, it echoes the likes of ‘Tourist History’-era Two Door Cinema Club granted, however, the intricacy and intrigue of those rolling delicate guitar notes and dark lyrics in the first three quarters is what pulls me in. Overall a wonderful track and as a first time listener I’m glad I was sent the track and would happily listen to more.
CAESAR’s ‘Crossed Wires’ is out now via Blak Hand Records.