To a good few that managed to catch the Likely Lads playing support to Pete Doherty, Shed Seven, The Rifles or the Sound Of Guns will find it no surprise that they have gone on to release their debut single. With Guitars give it their thumbs up, ‘Observations’ is an impressive introduction for most to the Northern band.
York’s newest musical sons unveil their debut single, Observations, on Monday 28th My. Following on from a series of self released demos which have seen the band, Likely Lads, achieve recognition from fans in countries across the world, it’s safe to say this is one release plenty of people are looking forward to.
Already receiving a rather rapturous response from British online and print press, with airplay on regional BBC radio (amongst other outlets) to boot, Observations is an in-your-face feel good indie soundtrack. Accompanied by B-Side Those Were The Days, the record tells you everything you need to know about the outfit in question.
Recorded in their hometown, produced by Likely Lads themselves, and mixed by Dave Bascombe, the record captures the energy and determination of four guys who want to prove the cynics wrong with a combination of guitar riffs and upbeat percussion. Their no-nonsense, in-your-face lyrics- delivered by lead singer and bassist Ross McLeod- highlight the struggles of an upcoming music outfit in the current industry climate, and serve as a powerful opening statement from a band with serious potential, asking “who are they to tell us where we belong?” and prove this quintet is one to watch for fans of northern indie and garage rock.