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Runaway Brother – Summer/Autumn | 7″ Review

Read our review of the new 7″ from Runaway Brother!

Credit: PR

Runaway Brother are set to release their debut, full length album via Tiny Engines in the Autumn. Until then, the band are releasing a 7” teaser via Soft Speak Records to tantalise their fans including two tracks, Summer/Autumn and Xeric, on the 29th April.

Are they punk or pop? Indie? Are they a garage band? Or are they emo (if that still exists)? We aren’t really sure what genre to classify the band. We just now that the quirky vocals and DIY ethic help the band to stand out from the crowd.

Title track, Summer/Autumn, is repetitively catchy and fills the listener with a sense of déjà vu. It’s an instantly recognisable sound and the American-esque, screechy, yet soft, vocals merge well with the retrospectively emotive lyrics. The combination of three guitars & seamless synth create an easy listening experience. Runaway Brother have produced a recognisably energetic and above all, catchy, sound with this track.

Xeric, reveals a similar sound to Summer/Autumn. Nonetheless, the song is softer and as the track gains pace, the talk/vocals seem to narrate a long lost summer. The two songs flow as one, vocalising a longing for the past. Three minutes twenty-two of emotively, catchy lyrics are enhanced by the slow intro which builds and endorses the overall instrumentation throughout the rest of Xeric.

“Something has sparked a flame; I’m not quiet like I used to be. The channels have changed, I never really liked television anyway”.

As a whole, the tracks are catchy, experimental and playful. This teaser leaves the listener ever expectant about future musical ventures. The forever evolving and quirky sound that the band is producing will consequently mark them as different and, above all, original within the ever critical music industry. Could their forthcoming album mark the band’s success and gain them the recognition they deserve? The raw potential is certainly there.

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