Track of the week... Morning Parade - Under The Stars

I have already written about this little band from Essex... and for good reasons too. I had them in the top 5 tips for 2011, and judging by this song they are top.

The track starts off with a lovely guitar rhythm, then Steve's vocals kick in and your ears are treated to brilliant singing. The synths played in the background just give this such a atmospheric sound, and it is an excellent addition to what is a brilliant intro. Bass kicks in for a bit then it all faded away to more majestic synths.
"I'm gonna set my sight, I'm gonna set you soul alight"
I can only assume this is Steve (and indeed the band) giving us a glimmer of what is to come.

A kick back in with a swooping guitar, heavy bass and those oh so infectious synths. The drums kick in and with all of the factors I have already mentioned this is just a epic song to listen to. I am so pleased this sounds just as good as it does live. You can easily get so excited (on the first listen) to when Steve's vocals kick in and you think "ITS HERE!" The verse after the break is just unrivaling. I mean the production is top notch too, and this can easily make or break a song, it only helps it here.

The track drops again around the 2:30 mark, and goes into a guitar that sounds like it is being assaulted because it is being played so well. Back again into the bridge and chorus this song has so much momentum behind it and you can't help to think... don't end. But the ending is the reverse of the intro, and it just completes the track in such a breathtaking way.

The single is out 29th November 2010 on 7" Vinyl. Expect a download too with a possible b-side and remixes (they are on EMI after all).

Morning Parade - Under The Stars (Live at Cambridge Junction) - Video Via
Morning Parade - Youth - Via