Bethan Shuff || February 4th
Get Ahead is the second offering from Stoke 3-piece Faraday, after releasing Better In The Know back in December. It’s just under six minutes worth of creamy Brit-pop-esque goodness, with clear influences from The Stone Roses in some guitar parts and Gallagher-style vocals.
The track starts straight with the hook, dark and eerie, no instruments are needed. Get Ahead sinks into crashing cymbals and a funky lick before Ryan Dooley starts the verse. Faraday seem to have created a track which feels like all of your favourite iconic bands had a love child and created Get Away.
Every time a new section of the track comes in, you feel yourself bubbling and feeling the need to victory dance with a ‘Get in lads!’ They’ve hit the nail on the head. Contrasting chilled verses with clever lyrics and guitar licks filling in the blanks; with loud, powerful choruses that you won’t stop singing in days to come.
The solo in the bridge is a killer one. 40 seconds of intricacy, gliding down the fret board, never missing a note and holding on bends that send a chill down your spine, before slowing down for a more relaxed, spaced out instrumental.
Get Ahead has given me so much excitement for more Faraday releases, if this release is anything to go by, the band is going to have a massive sound that will dominate and take Stoke and surrounding areas by storm.