On the 18th of October Sinclair release their new track ‘Breathe’ coming straight off the back of the track ‘Prada Glow’, which we declared as a near perfect effort and shows great signs of what to come, so this track has a lot to live up to from the Bristol based band.
Sinclair are developing a fine foundation of Indie-Rock-Pop, now they are releasing new material quick on the heels of Prada Glow there will be calls coming out asking for an EP for this collection of songs and we’ll be amongst the people wanting to see this happen.
‘Breathe’ has a slick confident vocal performance at the start showcasing Liv Weston’s stamping her development as a strong lead singer as the lyrics take centre stage within the song, there are multiple layers which allows the instruments to blend nicely together.
‘Breathe’ would find a home played at a Rock-Indie gig or on the dancefloor in a club with a strong chorus, that exudes an ever increasing tempo for people to lose themselves too.
Sinclair have definitely gone down a road where they can establish a sound that fans and future listeners can get behind, after this track ‘Breathe’ we at Off the Hook Music will continue to follow this band closely as they have a very bright future.
Written by Kess Anthony
Photo Source: @dominika_scheibinger
Sinclair first grabbed our attention back in February when we were at The Fleece, Bristol ready to watch headliners Area 11, but before they even started we were absorbed when Sinclair hit the stage with their track ‘Palms’, a pleasant and well-crafted song. So a few months later when we received a message from Sinclair that they had a new track, ‘Prada Glow’, they wanted to share with us we pounced at the opportunity to listen. The days of their “indie on a come down” style have come to pass, and we have been introduced to a style of Indie-Rock-Pop which is so crisp, fresh, current, and intriguing. It’s simply fantastic.
The four piece playing out of their base in Bristol are; Liv Weston, Jordan Round, Rafael Martins, and Jonathon Poulton. They have been busy hidden away in the recording studio developing new material and in the process formed a sense new identity which is apparent in their new sound and artwork for the record ‘Prada Glow’. All of those hours working hard has been more than been worth it as Sinclair will catch a lot of new eyes and ears with this new record.
‘Prada Glow’ starts with a menacing guitar intro which sets you up for the tension to follow, and this is only built on as Liv sings the lyrics “How much are you paying your preacher” sending sinister waves across through the track. They have managed to effortlessly mould multiple tempo changes into the record which makes the whole song absorbing as you don’t know what’s around the corner. When you don’t think it could get any better the verse throws in a flair of techno rock making everything you listen to have an edgy stance that engulfs you fully.
When you listen to the whole track you realise that Sinclair has found a trademark vibe to hold firm to and mature into something special. With catchy lyrics like “won’t find god in the gutter” you sense that this track could get even better when played live with a crowd chanting the lyrics back to the band.
For me this is a near perfect track and shows great signs of things to come, Sinclair seems to have evolved into a confident band with something every special in their grasp and I can only hope that they continue down this road and fully embraces this new sound.
4.5 Hooks out of 5
Written by Kess Anthony
Photo by @dominika_scheibinger