The recently rebranded Analogue Signals have one of those names that you know is unequivocally brilliant, but you aren’t sure why. Much like Mosquito Nipples or Dead Grandma, you just accept its brilliance and move on with your day. Anyhow, the band are here to debut their newest and fantastically volatile tune, The River.
The River generates its own dreaded atmosphere from the word go. It gives you a sense of unease, forcing apprehension and caution from the listener. I’m curled up in the fetal position, listening to the song, feeling like a gentleman who’s just been kidnapped and is awaiting his fate in the back of someone’s boot. Jesus, that was dark. I pause the track quickly, take a shot of whiskey and continue the journey Analogue Signals are taking me on.
In all seriousness, while I’ve taken quite some time explaining just how worried I’m feeling listening to The River, it really is a fantastic tune. The guitar and vocals mash together like a perfect recipe, complimenting each other like those people who don’t know when to stop being nice. Have a backbone. Call me an arsehole! Sorry, personal problems leaking into the premiere there. I think it’s worth noting that lyrically, the song only perpetuates that sense of “there’s someone behind you”. Don’t listen to The River before you go to the cinema is all I’m saying. You’ll end up attacking the person on the row behind the moment they munch down on a piece of popcorn.
All in all, The River gets a huge thumbs up from all of us here at Independent Music News. Bravo, Analogue Signals!