- Genre: 'Indie'
- Release Date: '16th March 2018'
I nearly didn’t bother. According to their bio, Days Indoors are influenced by bands like Stereophonics, the Killers, Foo Fighters, Lifehouse, Coldplay, Athlete, Radiohead and Doves, and the band takes its inspiration from the unexpected beauty that everyday experience can bring’. Their third single is pitched as ‘a snarling statement of intent, a solid Indie Rock anthem with a sting in its tail.’
The verses are punchy enough, and give way to a big, melodic chorus that precisely calls to mind that period in the mid-noughties where Keane and Coldplay and Doves and Franz Ferdinand were dominating the charts and the mainstream radio playlists. At the time it felt like a new wave of melodic, slightly alternative music was changing the landscape in some way after nu-metal had tailed off and a decade of lamecore rap had left everyone bored half to death. In hindsight, of course, it was just another trickling toward the ubiquity of bland sonic wallpaper, and the bands in question represented nothing more than the next generation’s dad-rock. It hardy constitutes a sting in the tail, and the opening lines sound like ‘taco head, taco head, talk about me, I know you’re pie.’
These guys may or may not fit the demographic – the dubious facial hair makes it hard to tell – but they’ve got the sound down solid. They’re better than Coldplay, but not as good as Stereophonics when they’re on form.