The Last Royals - Come Take My Hand
I think it’s time to dust off the old Converse All Stars and whip out my fifteen year old self from the museum shelf. ‘Come Take My Hand’ is a new demo from Brooklyn duo The Last Royals, and is a relatively package-deal riff/melody=hit type track. It’s got a catchy hook, a driving and punchy chorus, Something Corporate-type emo-tional lyrics, but enough vocal distortion and bass to push it over the pop hedge into indie territory. It’s not groundbreaking or imaginative, but it gets in your head. So to cut through the crap and beat the bush this is essentially a really well-written Indie song. The kind that would get on like lightning with The Dykeenies, The Paddingtons, The Killers, The Fratellis and shitloads of other bands beginning with 'The'. Not that this is a bad thing, I mean my fifteen year old self is going nuts over there in her Chuck Taylors, ill-fitting skinny jeans and Razorlight t-shirt. There’s a reason Blink182 were so damn good.
Welcome to my house. Please, take off your shoes and follow the cat with the french moustache upstairs. He'll take you to the Abacus. A place of Music and Curiousities. Please, stay a while. Everyone's welcome (except for you Thrashcore. You stay at the door)