The Manatees are the indie wonders that have sent us their latest acoustic single, Have It All, to have a listen to, and we’re bloody grateful. They’re making a lot of noise at the moment, with the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, and Radio X all giving them airplay. It won’t be long until they forget about the likes of me on their skyrocket to fame, a fact I’m resentful for, with no real right to be. Damn it, guys, why won’t you go for a pint?! I need some friends.
Anyway, back to Have It All. It’s immediately apparent from the second you press play that this’ll be a song embedded in your head for the rest of the day. Not in a bad way though, like a dart from a pissed up patron down your local. No, it’s a welcome invasion, with Have It All being a tune you could easily see in a stellar indie line-up with the likes of The Strokes, The Fratellis or The Kooks.
Have It All is chilled out but reflective, giving you a moment to look outside and set out your aspirations moving forward. It doesn’t matter what those are, whether it’s being on the stage of Glastonbury within the next five years or just making sure you don’t buy forty-five quid’s worth of sweets and alcohol. Your definition of what it means to Have It All is independently yours, and The Manatees encourage driving ahead with it.
The acoustic version of Have It All is out tomorrow! Listen to it now on Independent Music News.