Scunthorpe Nights were lucky enough to preview the new Native Braves track and video ahead of it’s release date (18th June 2015). I don’t usually like to review videos and songs because I believe music speaks for itself, it’s for hearing not so much describing, but I received the preview today and eventually got round to having a look at the new video “Cathedral.” Now I can’t share the music with you until the release date but it is undoubtedly a very strong track to release. The Native Braves just seem to get better and better every time I hear them especially now they have found their sound as the new band formation and took. The sound has dramatically changed with the addition of ex Ameira drummer James. There is now also Paul offering up some backing vocals and synths to produce a somewhat heavier and fuller sound. Alex’s voice has a very 80’s/90’s tone about it, which makes the Native Braves current but with a little bit of retro thrown in the mix.
It’s evident the band have stepped up the pace and they are delivering hard hitting, powerful and infectious tunes that make you want to hit play, over and over again. If “Cathedral” is anything to go by then these guys are well on their way to the bigger stages.
I love this track and I am so impressed with the play, structure and the impact. So I am looking forward to the release of the EP.
The video is pretty simple with some nice lighting and trippy effects but with a track like this you don’t really need an all singing, all dancing video with a story because it speaks for itself. The video is still quite dramatic in the way it is filmed. So watch out for the track release on the 18th June because it is well worth a watch. The boys have also got a launch event at Cafe INDIEpendent on July 11th to celebrate the release of the New EP ‘Dissonance’ . So if you haven’t had chance to watch them live, now is the time. Event Here. You may also have noticed them on the Fortress stage line up at this years Party In The Pines in August. Press Release: Native Braves are a towering, melancholic Alt-rock/indie quintet who hail from the North East of England. With comparisons to Post-punk, modern rock and indie outfits, Native Braves have created a truly individual sound that is reminiscent of the soulful 80’s / early 90’s indie scene with the immensity and gall of the modern rock and indie scenes, a creation they call Post-indie. Since their formation in 2013, the band have perfected their uniquely dark and broody brand of alternative music. Their debut double A-side ‘Blood Orange / Self Assemble’ has demonstrated this unique sound with critical acclaim. Since this release in 2014 the band have cemented their growing reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the alt-rock scene with numerous appearances and live sessions on BBC introducing radio shows and a host of high profile bookings across the country including The Engine Shed, Lincolns largest music venue with Island records’ Prides, Corporation, Sheffield and a support slot with Frankie & The Heartstrings. The band are building to the release of their first EP, ‘Dissonance’ which will be available in June 2015 which will showcase Native Braves’ brooding and sombre sound with a heavy edge that exudes the energy of their enigmatic, powerful live performances. NATIVE BRAVES ARE: ALEX RUSTED – VOCALS AND GUITAR BENJAMIN SHUTE – BASS GUITAR JOEL LOUIS HOUGHTON – GUITAR AND VOCALS JAMES WILLIAM HUGHES – PERCUSSION AND VOCALS PAUL DAVID EVERATT – SYNTHS, GUITARS AND VOCALS LINKS: NATIVEBRAVES.COM FACEBOOK.COM/NATIVEBRAVES SOUNDCLOUD.COM/NATIVEBRAVES TWITTER.COM/NATIVEBRAVES INSTAGRAM.COM/NATIVEBRAVES