I don’t alway get to see the bands i’m writing about before I write about them…yet here I can contextualise Formation after watching them play a sweaty little show in London. There were moments of early Kasabian in their live setting and this track is by far their biggest tune in box. Bonafide banger. It comes out next month.
It’s not everyday you get a history lesson whilst listening to new music, but this band from London are named after an Icelandic explorer, considered by some, to be the first person to land in the Americas. Even before Columbus. Controversial. This is such a sunshine track. It’s California. It’s the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac dipped in 2015. Beautiful.
This band are from LA. Their is so much going on with this tune. It’s really hard to know where it lies. But that makes me like it even more. Catchy hook, glassy synths, trap snares, 4 counts, dreamy/woozy vocals – I could go on. Just give ‘Hollow Life’ a listen. Big song.