Confident, catchy and beautifully airy, this debut from Leeds three-piece Sea Legs sounds a little out of time as a November release. It has all the hallmarks of a summer stunner combining gorgeous harmonies with a musical lightness of touch.
Maybe it’s the subject matter, described as: “dealing with the struggles that come with day-to-day procrastination and distracting oneself with trivial things in an attempt to run away from bigger responsibilities” that makes it appropriate for the darker nights drawing in.
But, in essence, this is glorious alt-pop that sounds not unlike Teenage Fanclub when the chorus kicks in but otherwise carves out its own slightly woozy niche. It’s immediate and memorable and almost defies you to not sing along.
Recorded at Fat White Family’s ChampZone Studios where the motto is “Ready to record, ready for gold” – ‘Head in the Sand’ certainly delivers the latter. Beautiful artwork too!
Sea Legs’ debut single ‘Head in the Sand’ is out now – available on iTunes here.
Photo Credit: Fran Hinchliffe