Normal Average People are not a normal average band. In fact, they’re most certainly above ordinary, and their latest single, Lemo // Memo, proves that. Following on from their highly praised debut single, Baggy Ankles, the South London alt-rockers have returned with more gold.
From the moment it begins, Lemo // Memo is huge. Reverb-laden guitars and somewhat sinister vocal harmonies play back and forth with intermittent explosions of sound. The level of dynamism on display from the outset is impressive, and the song doesn’t let up throughout its three-minute duration, providing the listener with a masterful journey through post-punk excellence. Combining influences from the sounds of spaghetti westerns with a more traditional alternative rock style, this is a band that refuses to be boxed into one genre.
Normal Average People are a two-piece featuring songwriter Sam Gillbanks and producer Emil Lloyd, though they sound like they have ten other band members at times. I’d love to catch these guys live and see how their music translates onto the stage, as I can only imagine it would be an incredible gig to attend. They are quickly cementing themselves as one of the most exciting acts around, and with their upcoming release, The Moon Saloon, set to come out on 26th August, I can’t wait to see what they do next.