The first strum flows out of the speakers, tremolo wavering the note as it’s followed by another, and another, and another as the notes ebb and flow in and out. Power of the Sea is here.
Light cymbals wash over the track as Jim delicately floats over them; Elliot’s deep, strong voice creeps in, ‘the blood runs deep, it’s deeper than the talk is cheap; cheaper than the lies you keep’. Cool and confident vocals with cleverly constructed lyrics have a grasp on you that leave you needing more of the charming and enticing vocals.
The wavering guitar sneaks back into the forefront with some elusive harmonies flickering behind it, the subtle thud of the kickdrum hiding behind the cymbals still twinkling. The instrumental is meticulous and clean, Elliot need not sing as the music completely does the talking for him. If you didn’t know Indigo, you’d never believe me if I told you they were a two piece as the amount of thought gone into it and the amount of noise on the other side of it is immense. Every note hit in the breakdowns makes you internally shout ‘YES’; the creativity an exploration still holds a strong and compelling groove that makes you nod your head or rock from side to side.
The bridge is as powerful as the rest, imagine the peak of a storm with the waves crashing over the cliff face; Jim throwing is some Matt Helders’-esque backing vocals echoing Elliot. Finally, all is calm, Elliot sings softly as the music quietens, slowly slipping back into the darkness until another time.
Indigo released Power of the Sea on June 17th at their single launch gig at The Exchange alongside Jay Johnson, Kitsune and FLIIIS, and it went down a treat with the crowd. Get yourself outside on a warm summer evening and stick this on, I promise you will fall in love.