We Write Letters
“The Halfway House”
Well, that bout of shitty rainy London weather done gone ruined your picnicking and/or football-in-the-park plans didn’t it? DIDN’T IT? We’re personally not fussed one bit – in fact, we
may will go as far as to say that given the week we’ve just had (yep, we’re being that guy again), sporadic outbreaks of rain chilly winds are just fine by us, as it has pretty much resulted in us sitting on our asses for most of the waking day, eating a vast array of different foodstuffs to cover all respective food groups (chicken, bread and crisps, of course, but we also found some lemonade near the washing machine) and watching X-Men. We did venture out once to gather the aforementioned foods, and again we did a little raindance of joy when upon our return we discovered we could actually park on the street we live on (which happens to be next to a rather delightful park in Ealing, so you can imagine what it’s like in the warmer months and how fucked off we get with you park-tourists who took our juuuuuuuuuuub parking spot). A perfect rainy day soundtracking comes from an act that inadvertently carries on our recent theme of totally bumming Scottish bands (metaphorically, of course), namely Edinburgh ensemble We Write Letters. This lot deem themselves “dark pop”; so do our boys in Strangers, who really sound very different in comparison. Both have their own point in their own unique way – an interesting and moot contrast of subjectivity, we think you’ll find (or probably not, as we’re clearly trying to get too clever with our use of the English language). The boxes of most-righteousness regardless in our minds are being ticked all over the shop – an indie-rock band with incisive lyrical content, displaying undertones of Scanners, Silversun Pickups and, if we are indeed going ahead to make the clear Scottish connection (you know we can’t help it), Frightened Rabbit alongside 100 Broken Windows style Idlewild. If we’re letting our imagination run wild, we could have sworn we heard a little bit of Bowie’s bit in Under Pressure in a few vocal melodies here. The Halfway House funnily enough is getting a release proper this coming Monday 19th March, ahead of these dudes releasing debut EP, Older Motion Pictures, on 19th May which may or may not contain this track itself. Couple these kinds of sounds with out-spoken support from Radio 1, Amazing Radio, CMU Daily and Artrocker, and you’ll understand why we’re seriously impressed with this music eminating from a band that are barely a year old in existence.
We Write Letters – The Halfway House