Announced at the beginning of this month, 'Faraday Cage' is just a fantastic song. The guitar riffs are almost robotic in their synth-like relentlessness, while the drum beats are danceable and lead singer Simon Glancy's vocals hypnotise. It's a bittersweet blend of sincere emotion and indie club banger. From first listen it was a sure SOTW for us at Raw Meat towers.
Perhaps unusually, Escapists also posted a cover of Talking Heads' 'This Must Be The Place' to mark the announcement of their own single. Although they aren't two bands I would classify as similar, the cover suits them really well; it highlights the two groups' dance influences and gives Escapists a chance to get all new wave. Again, it's Glancy's vocals that carry the song away from predictable cover-fodder, while the Talking Heads' building blocks also give their bassist a well-deserved chance to shine.
Listen to Escapists' Talking Heads cover - 'This Must be The Place':
You can even hear 'Faraday Cage' in exciting real life:
12.11.14 – The Garage w/ High Hazels (who we enjoy) & Bwani Junction