Stagecoach – Jonah Lomu (Alcopop! Records)

20110612 092149Indie pop rockers Stagecoach smash us in the face with new AA side single release Jonah Lomu/Tony Hawk. Hailing themselves as ‘grunge pop’ is credibly the best generalisation for them; with their anthem like chorus’ and twangy pop stained guitar riffs. The best way to describe their music to a new pair of ears would be Blur but with a new set of balls.

First track Jonah Lomu is a clear example of this being a solitary song, with its constant individuality from beginning to end that sucks you in instantly from the first thirty seconds. After the first few plays the lyrics are pretty much instantly being chanted out by its listener, as leading man Luke Barham’s vocals are so strong, gritty and unique. It is your typical Friday night party track with a style that you cannot help but adore.

Next track ‘Tony Hawk’ is obviously about the one and only legend skate boarder himself. Lyrics are comical and you find yourself chuckling along to them whilst nodding your head to the cushioned drum beats.

Both tracks have their own separate approach to the indie style of music but Jonah Lomu is by far the better track of the two. It touches on a type of rock music that its audience will idolize and it also has the strength to be loved by other genres as they are such an exceptional sounding band. Therefore I conclude that everyone should be bleeding Stagecoach in the near future.

[Rating: 3.5]

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