• Felix Pate

Review: 'Ghosts' by idle noise

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Opening with a fiece guitar hook and pounding drums reminiscent of the Courteener’s finest work, “Ghosts”, the latest single from Coventry based indie rockers Idle Noise, makes a powerful statement from the start. The band, who cite influences such as The Strokes and Circa Waves, live up to these lofty comparisons with a tight, well-structured and punchy song, awash with excellent cymbal work, impassioned vocals and rumbling, incessant bass. The tune is a promising blueprint for the band to build upon, moving from its instrumentally sparse verses into a catchy, sing-along chorus. Then, just as an acoustic guitar mellows the mood for the middle eight, the listener is thrust back into the frenetic pulse that makes the song so enjoyable. If Idle Noise can use “Ghosts” as a jumping-off point when creating more music in the future, I’m certain they will quickly gather a fan base eager to lap up the energy and excitement that comes with their distinctive brand of indie. They are certainly a band I will be following in future with a keen interest in what they might conjure up next.

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