September 2014 was a big month for newcomers Whitecliff; supporting none other than The Libertines at their Ally Pally show shortly before dropping their debut single in early October. Now, nearly a year later, Liverpool’s indie pop/rock quintet has returned with a banging and ridiculously catchy new single, ‘Young Lovers’ to be taken off their debut EP of the same name. The track is carried by a constant drumbeat, which combined with a Coasts-like tropical guitar riff and soaring lead vocals creates a massive sound you won’t be able to resist bopping along to.
Cologne-born frontman Oliver Nagy’s vocals are surprisingly strong with his impressive ability to hit the very high notes, as proven in the bridge and chorus where he sings “let me be the one to touch you / trust me / I won’t break you / so love me again”
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Released alongside ‘Young Lovers’ is ‘The Talk’ – a track which strikes a bit of a resemblance to Nothing But Thieves in form of the edgy guitar work and similar-sounding vocals. Releasing the two tracks together is a smart decision as it shows that Whitecliff’s talent goes beyond “your average indie pop band”, in terms of experimenting with different genres.
The Young Lovers EP is released October 9th and features ‘The Talk’ as well as the yet unheard ‘Say What You Want’ so keep your eyes peeled for more amazing music from Whitecliff.
Words by Caroline Oestergaard