For Sunshine Social, 2014 has been a year of considerable momentum; with that strength certainly not diminishing as the band have finalised their debut album and anticipated this with the release of their new single, ‘The Brace’.
The multi-instrumentalists fuse indie-folk with a smattering of pop that amalgamates in to a sound for those with an eclectic ear.
‘The Brace’ explodes in to artfully written lyrics and continues in this tradition throughout as the listener is taken through waves of the harmonic emotion.
It journeys from light and winding to powerful and stormy, as you are manipulated to literally do what that track is telling you to – brace yourself for what is coming next.
In comparison to their first EP, released two years ago, the seven-piece have secured the cohesive unit that they slightly lacked in their earlier material.
Everything is pulled together in a sleek manner and although it is certainly not static, it demonstrates a sturdy ease of steady put-togetherness.
The single is undoubtedly a tour-de-force of an upcoming band that are edging their way closer to perfecting a seamless orchestra of Scottish folk that has a distinctively ambitious feel.
Words: Katharine Gemmell