The attack of the Tidepool earworm continues with their latest release Somebody. I’ve had a severe bout of involuntary musical imagery since I snaffled a sneaky pre-release listen. Haha, well perhaps that serves me right, but I’ve completely enjoyed the tune suddenly reverbing in my head. I think Somebody is the spikiest of the bright summer sounds that Manchester based Tidepool have been releasing this summer.
The main strap of Somebody kind of reminds me of Blur’s Girls & Boys, but only with a chorus containing a dizzying swirl of lyrics about wanting someone and having no one. Tidepool don’t particularly sound like Blur, but they have definitely captured that energy and they definitely have that knack for high quality inventive indie. Boys, Girls, somebody, no-one, it’s all good.
I’ve admired lead singer Conrad Berriff’s vocals from his work with his and Alex’s previous band Full Colour, and Somebody finds him in fine fettle. There’s a lot of light and nimble vocal work in this song, which makes me wish I still sung. Don’t wait up for my you tube cover version though.
Meanwhile, behind Conrad the guys (Alex Holdsworth (guitar), Jack Wright (guitar) and Will Smith (drums) give that polished full boppy melody sound, memorable riffs but also with a tight beat that puts the e into edge.
Somebody is Tidepool’s fourth single release. The songs so far issued are going to be released as a CD at the end of September (along with a couple of others Tornado and I Really Need You). Pop on over to their shop for a look. While Tidepool have completed a couple of gigs, there’s an upcoming chance to see the band in October, at Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. Check out their socials for more info.
* images have been taken from the bands social media